Archive for October, 2008

The Curiously Incurious Media

The Curiously Incurious Media

| October 25, 2008 | 4 Replies

Is there bias toward Barack Obama in the media? Well, of course there is. You’d have to be blind and deaf not to notice and even then there’s a fair chance that you’d sense the near-constant thrill running up many a journalistic leg. Michael Malone has noticed too. His notice is exceptional because he is […]

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Pittsburgh Woman's Story of Attack is a Hoax (The Left's Other Politically-Motivated Crimes The Past Month Are Not)

Pittsburgh Woman's Story of Attack is a Hoax (The Left's Other Politically-Motivated Crimes The Past Month Are Not)

| October 24, 2008 | 12 Replies

The young woman who reported that she had been mugged, beaten, and had the letter “B” scratched on her face admitted to the police that she made up the story. Which means that of the ten stories of political violence committed against John McCain supporters in the past month, nine are not hoaxes. I expect […]

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Taking on the Skeptics' Objections to the Pittsburgh Attack

Taking on the Skeptics' Objections to the Pittsburgh Attack

| October 23, 2008 | 34 Replies

Don Surber, Michelle Malkin, and The Anchoress are among those urging caution on the story of the young woman attacked in Pennsylvania over her McCain bumper sticker. I’m going to provide the counterbalance here. They’re skeptical. I’m not. Quite frankly, I’m tired of giving the left the benefit of the doubt when it comes to […]

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Young Woman Attacked by a McCain Obama Supporter with a Knife (UPDATE: "Get in their face"? Yeah, This Qualifies)

Young Woman Attacked by a McCain Obama Supporter with a Knife (UPDATE: "Get in their face"? Yeah, This Qualifies)

| October 23, 2008 | 28 Replies

Barack Obama and Joe Biden have been running across this country from end to end telling anyone who’ll listen how John McCain and Sarah palin have been inciting their crowds to violence. Reuters, the latest mouthpiece to speak for the Democratic ticket, warns that “Ugly election incidents show lingering U.S. racism” and cites three incidents. […]

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Come to Think of It, I'm Feeling a Bit "Non-Filerish", too.

Come to Think of It, I'm Feeling a Bit "Non-Filerish", too.

| October 23, 2008 | 1 Reply

I have the feeling that if Barack Obama’s elected President, we’re going to see this reach epidemic proportion. Gov. Paterson’s chief of staff now says he owed nearly $300,000 in back taxes, $100,000 more than was previously known – and his lawyer blamed the problem on “non-filer syndrome.” Charles O’Byrne’s attorney, Richard Kestenbaum, mentioned the […]

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Lunch Time!

Lunch Time!

| October 23, 2008 | Reply

Mmmm…those are some good deli sammiches right there. Put me down for that Alinsky special, would you? And a nice, tall glass of Kool Aid.

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William Who? Doodad What? Never Mind All That, Sarah Palin's Got a New Outfit!

William Who? Doodad What? Never Mind All That, Sarah Palin's Got a New Outfit!

| October 23, 2008 | 2 Replies

So the scandal du jour, fit for not just one but two articles in today’s New York Times (including one on the front page), is that the Republican National Committee shelled out $150,000 for clothing and other beautification amenities for Sarah Palin. Apparently, this is supposed to outrage me. Color me less than entranced. I […]

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The Miracle Continues to Unfold in Iraq

The Miracle Continues to Unfold in Iraq

| October 23, 2008 | 1 Reply

Last month, our soldiers handed over Anbar Province, once the “scene of the bloodiest battles of the insurgency”, to the Iraqis. Today, they turn over Babil province, once known as the “triangle of death”. It is the “triangle of death” no more, just as Anbar is no longer a hotbed of Islamist murder, because of […]

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Lewis on "Moral Busybodies"

Lewis on "Moral Busybodies"

| October 22, 2008 | Reply

I like C.S. Lewis’ work quite a bit. I happened across a quote from his work “The Humanitarian Theory of Punishment”, thanks to one of Jonah Goldberg’s readers, and I figured it was worth sharing with you. It is particularly appropriate these days. Of all tyrannies a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its […]

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There's a Difference Between Commerce and Coercion

There's a Difference Between Commerce and Coercion

| October 22, 2008 | 14 Replies

I don’t think that Marc Ambinder is entirely serious about this post. He suggests that the McCain/Palin ticket can’t really criticize Barack Obama for being a socialist because: Palin taxed oil company profits and cut $1200 checks for every Alaskans. That’s spreading the wealth. Redistributing some money. The McCain campaign talks about Palin’s executive experience. […]

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