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Archive for March, 2011
Tweet I’m working a law suit that involves (I kid you not) millionaires and billionaires. It’s a boring case, except for the dollar signs, and it’s keeping me away from blogging. In this lawsuit’s honor, I give you “If I were a rich man.”
Tweet Does the administration’s decision to arm the Libyan rebels remind you of anything? It does me. It reminds me of the Reagan administration’s decision to arm the rebels in Afghanistan. Back then, the rebels were not our enemy, and they were fighting a sworn enemy against whom we’d been engaged in myriad proxy wars [...]
Tweet In a sec, I’ll link to the cool blog posts I get to read today as part of my gig on the Watcher’s Council. However, I also wanted to give you a heads up about a debate the Watcher’s Council hosted on the merits of the President’s decision to repeal DADT during war time. [...]
Tweet I started wearing contacts when I was twelve. In those days, hard contacts were so thick they were like little pebbles in ones eyes, but I didn’t care. I was finally out from behind my coke bottle-bottom glasses. Over the years, I switched to soft lenses, which didn’t correct my astigmatism, and finally ended [...]
Tweet The post title is from Sadie’s email, bringing this charming little video to my attention. Wouldn’t you like to know what those boys are saying?
Tweet San Francisco’s Tenderloin district is not a nice place, and never has been: hence, the name “Tenderloin,” which is short hand for the fact that it is City’s soft underbelly. PETA, though, just hates the thought that a neighborhood could be named after a cut of meat, so it’s taking a stand.
Tweet There is a pregnancy epidemic right now at the high school where I used to run a girls’ group. All the time I am shocked and saddened to see another young girl with a growing belly or another with babe in arms. There is no stigma at all. Whatever happened to shame or pressuring [...]
Tweet I prefer Vic Damone’s version from the otherwise mediocre movie version of Kismet, since it’s smoother than this version from the original Broadway production. Even sung this way, though, you can tell what an unusually romantic song it is — Borodin via Broadway:
Tweet Under George Bush, our troops were told that they were going to Iraq and Afghanistan to protect American interests. One can, of course, quibble with whether those wars have served American interests (which is not a quibble I want to have at this post). But the point I want to make is that our [...]
Tweet Years ago, in another life, I dated a man who had worked for Rolling Stone and personally knew Jann Wenner. (My ex-boyfriend claimed that a well-known Rolling Stone photographer was the one who introduced him to and got him hooked on cocaine. I have no idea if he was telling the truth or not, [...]
Tweet Ed Morrissey has put together a very useful post summarizing various liberal media attempts to understand the Obama doctrine. Morrissey concludes at the end that, try as hard as one likes, “There really is no doctrine.” Morrissey is correct that there is no doctrine if one is looking for a verbally articulated doctrine. Obama [...]
Tweet Whether or not one liked him, Ronald Reagan got “the vision thing.” He had an extremely strong sense of America and her place in the world, and was never afraid to share that narrative. America was the shining city on the hill, the bastion of true republican democracy, and the world leader in exporting [...]
Tweet An illegal alien is, by definition, a criminal: the person snuck into the United States in the dead of night (so to speak), and has no right to be here. That’s not how our president sees it: A student, who appeared via Skype, asked: “My question for the president is, why [is the government] saying that deportations have [...]
Tweet The screaming SEIU members may no longer be on the front page, but the union agenda continues in Wisconsin. We can’t let short memory syndrome derail conservatives yet again. Remember: Wisconsin Republicans need your help.
Tweet Out in the wide world, every day is hate and boycott Israel. Among the sane people, Wednesday, March 30 is buy Israeli Day, when we make an effort to purchase Israeli products. If nothing else, get some Passover matzoh or some Ahava skin care products. Trader Joe’s is also always a good stop for [...]
Tweet As I said yesterday, part of my blog silence has been that I was very actively engaged in wrapping up my book for e-publishing. It’s been an amazing amount of work. Starting last August, I went back and reviewed all 6,500+ of my old posts. A lot of them are little nothings (“Hey, look [...]
Tweet Pardon my vanishing act, but I did my final big push today to get my book published. With luck, I’ll be linking to it this coming week, and sending out groveling blegs all over the place.
Tweet World crisis is unnerving, but it certainly stimulates good political writing and analysis. Witness the winners of this past week’s Watcher’ Council vote: Council Winners *First place with 2 2/3 votes! The Razor –-Unforeseen Consequences of American Foreign Policy Second place with 2 votes – New Zeal-Obama-Linked Socialists Encourage Spread of Militant Protests Third [...]
Tweet She was the third worst professor I had at law school. The first worst was a guy who was hopped up on Quaaludes. The second worst was a guy who spent 9/10 of the year on a single case, and then crammed the rest of the book into that last 1/10. And then there [...]
Tweet The whole thing is good (of course), but I enjoyed this bit especially: “That’s why building this international coalition has been so important,” [Obama] said the other day. “It is our military that is being volunteered by others to carry out missions that are important not only to us, but are important internationally.” That’s [...]
Tweet I didn’t blog today because I did something fun: I went into the City to hear Michael Ramirez give a talk at a luncheon that the Pacific Research Institute hosted. The lunch took place at the Ritz-Carlton, which is indeed a very ritzy hotel, so that was quite the inducement (not to mention having [...]
Tweet I’ve written a couple of times now about the Left’s absolute refusal to hear facts that don’t jibe with their world view. This video nails it. It also feels as if someone has been eavesdropping on my home life: Hat tip: Power Line
Tweet I blogged the other day that liberals do not want to know facts that might challenge their conclusions. (That same idea has long been the motto for my blog.) Ann Coulter makes the same point, only, being Ann, she’s more cutting and amusing.