Archive for November, 2009

The Dour Nuns of Newsweek Try to Solve the Palin Problem

The Dour Nuns of Newsweek Try to Solve the Palin Problem

| November 15, 2009 | 6 Replies

Ed Driscoll catches Newsweek engaging in some Rule 5 action to move a few more copies off the newsstands. He notes that the magazine’s circulation is swirling the bowl and hasn’t gotten any better since it’s become The Barack Obama Butt-Smooching Weekly. Keep in mind, as you read Newsweek’s headline that Maria wasn’t actually a […]

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Hail, Finally, To the Redskins

Hail, Finally, To the Redskins

| November 15, 2009 | Reply

To paraphrase Michelle Obama, for the first time this season, I am proud of my football team. The Broncos came into Washington needing a win very badly and got a face full of old-school Redskins football. The team was hardly perfect, especially the secondary in the first half, but the team made the adjustments it […]

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It’s the New Math (Hope and Change Version)

It’s the New Math (Hope and Change Version)

| November 15, 2009 | 7 Replies

Total numbers of AP reporters assigned to comb Sarah Palin’s book for mistakes = 11. Total number of Soros-bots assigned to comb Rush Limbaugh’s shows for “mistakes” = 3. Total number of completely, entirely, scrupulously fair reporters assigned to comb Barack Obama’s two books for mistakes, to investigate confessions of serious drug use, or to […]

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Give It Up for Chocolate Thunder

Give It Up for Chocolate Thunder

| November 14, 2009 | Reply

Thirty years ago this week, Darryl Dawkins changed professional basketball forever by destroying a backboard. Now, when I say “destroy”, I don’t mean he shot it or blew it up in some sort of off-court stunt. I mean, he threw down a dunk so thunderous that the force of his wrists on the rim pulled […]

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Tea Partying, Florida-Style

Tea Partying, Florida-Style

| November 14, 2009 | Reply

The Tea Party movement is alive, well, and still confounding the powers that be. It is something of an ironic accident that the Tea Party Express tour’s final stop was here in Orlando. Florida has become the Alamogordo Test Range for the Tea Party movement’s mushrooming power, and this state’s Republican establishment may soon feel […]

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Is the President Committing Political Suicide with KSM?

Is the President Committing Political Suicide with KSM?

| November 13, 2009 | 6 Replies

This is such a staggeringly bad idea that it makes Icarus’ decision to head sunward look like a stroke of purest genius. WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The accused mastermind of the September 11 attacks and four co-conspirators will be sent to New York for trial in a court near the site of the World Trade Center, […]

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Mote? Meet Giant Beam of Delusion

Mote? Meet Giant Beam of Delusion

| November 13, 2009 | Reply

One of the things I despise when reading movie or music reviews is the unwanted and ill-informed insertion of a political opinion into a piece that ought not to be even a little bit political. That sort of intrusion is a lot like finding a cockroach baked into a delicious brownie that you’ve already half-eaten, […]

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Bar the Doors and Hide Your Daughters — Blogging Will Occur Tonight!

Bar the Doors and Hide Your Daughters — Blogging Will Occur Tonight!

| November 13, 2009 | 6 Replies

It’s a grey, windy, rainy day today — the sort of day that practically demands that you hole up under a small mountain of blankets with some sort of delicious comfort food and watch cheesy movies well into the evening hours. That would be, in fact, the perfect way to spend the day and I’d […]

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Oh, So He Wants Job Creation Ideas, Does He?

Oh, So He Wants Job Creation Ideas, Does He?

| November 12, 2009 | Reply

I have the feeling the President really isn’t being completely forthright with this statement: “We are open to any demonstrably good idea to supplement the steps we’ve already taken to put America back to work,” Obama said. There are a couple reasons I say that. First, he hasn’t really put anyone back to work. The […]

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If You Can’t Beat Them, Stick Them in Their Own Literary Ghetto

If You Can’t Beat Them, Stick Them in Their Own Literary Ghetto

| November 11, 2009 | Reply

What is it about progressives that the very notion of competition should turn their bowels to water? It’s as if the phrase “the marketplace of ideas” is the intellectual equivalent of a rotten fish stuffed with limburger and wrapped in the pelt of a road-killed skunk. In a Nov. 9 entry on The Huffington Post […]

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