Archive for January, 2010

Who Wouldn’t Love the Jedi Council on the Ice?

Who Wouldn’t Love the Jedi Council on the Ice?

| January 18, 2010 | 10 Replies

If you’ve been a sports fan for any time at all, you know that nicknames are important. They help fans identify with players more closely, especially if the fans created the nickname and the player embraces it (Are you listening, Mike Knuble? “Obi-Wan” is yours, man. Just claim it!). The best nicknames, though, are the […]

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I Guess Being a Poli-Sci Professor Doesn’t Require Much Interest in Local Politics

I Guess Being a Poli-Sci Professor Doesn’t Require Much Interest in Local Politics

| January 18, 2010 | Reply

It’s been a while since I read anything from Daniel Drezner and, from the looks of this post, it may be a long while before I do so again. See, he has a problem he felt was worth sharing witht he rest us us. Drezner, as a resident of Massachusetts, has been exposed to the cruel barrage of […]

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Non-Existent Terrorists Launch Attack in Afghanistan. Mystified Coakley Names Herself Heir to The King

Non-Existent Terrorists Launch Attack in Afghanistan. Mystified Coakley Names Herself Heir to The King

| January 18, 2010 | 1 Reply

There are no more terrorists in Afghanistan. They are all gone, disappeared, flown the coop, fled the environs, and on the lam. What’s Her Face Coakley said so and if you can’t trust the newest tuchas anointed by the Democratic Party to sit in the Holy Senate Seat of Kennedy, then who the heck can […]

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Whoa Up There A Bit, Science. You Lost Me at “Voodoo”.

Whoa Up There A Bit, Science. You Lost Me at “Voodoo”.

| January 18, 2010 | 1 Reply

Okay, scientists, we get it. You’re incredibly smart and able to tinker with the DNA of even the smallest animals. And…well…it’s not that we don’t trust you, but whoa up a bit, okay? Before you turn your “Swarms of Engineered Voodoo Wasps” loose on the various crop pests of the world, can you make extra […]

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At This Rate, We Should Be Glad the IPCC Didn’t Cite A Spiderman Comic

At This Rate, We Should Be Glad the IPCC Didn’t Cite A Spiderman Comic

| January 18, 2010 | Reply

Pity the poor glaciers of the Himalayas. For ten years, we’ve been told by the adherents of the Global Warming Cult, they have been slowly dying. Indeed, not just dying but being killed by our profligate and greedy CO2 emissions. The IPCC warned us that if we didn’t mend out ways now (and by “mending […]

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Maligned Massachusetts Cops Finally Get Some Payback

Maligned Massachusetts Cops Finally Get Some Payback

| January 17, 2010 | Reply

You may recall how the President reflexively trashed the officers of the Cambridge Police Department this past summer when one of its officers ran afoul of a Presidential BFF. Well today, the President is learning a valuable lesson: be careful who you trash-talk because you may need them to save your bacon in the future. […]

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Hollywood, If You Must Make Another Vampire Movie, Try This Book.

Hollywood, If You Must Make Another Vampire Movie, Try This Book.

| January 17, 2010 | Reply

Like Glenn Reynolds, I think we’re pretty much vampired-out at this point, but I would probably pony up for a ticket if they made The Dracula Tape into a movie. I think we’d be more likely to see The Holmes-Dracula File on the big screen before that one, though given the box-office success of the […]

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Sorry Mushy Moderates, Scott Brown Really Is a Mainstream Conservative

Sorry Mushy Moderates, Scott Brown Really Is a Mainstream Conservative

| January 16, 2010 | 3 Replies

As the special election in Massachusetts grows nigh, the Mushy Moderates of the commentariat have sallied forth to claim that Scott Brown, today’s conservative darling, is really no conservative at all. Clutching this Boris Shor, PhD piece to their breasts, David Frum and Rick Moran are claiming a certain large measure of triumph in their […]

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This Couldn’t Have Happened to a More Deserving Bunch of Evil Tyrants

This Couldn’t Have Happened to a More Deserving Bunch of Evil Tyrants

| January 15, 2010 | Reply

Slowly, the cracks in Tehran’s tyrannical government widen. A veteran Iranian diplomat based in Norway has resigned his post, denounced his government and urged colleagues around the world to do the same after the regime’s brutal suppression of huge opposition demonstrations last month. Mohammed-Reza Heydari, Iran’s consul in Oslo, is the first Iranian diplomat to […]

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Why is Coakley Playing Chicken With the Catholic Church?

Why is Coakley Playing Chicken With the Catholic Church?

| January 15, 2010 | 3 Replies

Martha Coakley, known to the Republican Party as “The Gift Who Keeps on Giving”, has decided that she really doesn’t need all those Catholics working in emergency rooms. Here’s how she handled the matter on a local radio program yesterday. Ken Pittman: Right, if you are a Catholic, and believe what the Pope teaches that […]

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