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Tue, 02 Dec 2014 13:02:00 +0000Dave Weigel has an objective piece on the new conservative media. Thank God for recanting liberals who leave the pacifiers like Salon & Slate!
Thu, 20 Nov 2014 21:13:00 +0000Fr. Neenan was a friend of mine since the early '60s when I met him in Minnesota. Then I reconnected with Bill at the University of Michigan where we were both in graduate school. I last saw him while accompanying my daughter Niki at Boston College where he had been Vice President of that distinguished educational institution. Bill was a brilliant economist who also served as a sort of campus "Mr Chips," recommending 100 books [which he had read!] to the students with school-wide messages encouraging wider reading. Bill was a true Ignatian with a wonderful personality and wit, who hopefully resides now in Heaven, which he earned many times over.
Sun, 16 Nov 2014 13:16:00 +0000Ross Douthat won't be keeping his Op-Ed slot in the tabloid NYT for long, as he commits the heresy of constitutional common sense on its ridiculous lapdog statist nonsense site. Ross convincingly argues that Obama will be ignoring the will of the electorate [because only one-third showed up at the polls!], making Nixon's "Silent Majority" argument---a fact that the elitists probably haven't even figured out. Sadly, Mitch McConnell has already stolen a page from Obama's preemptive capitulation script by saying what the new Senate WON'T do. [At least Mitch is not drawing a "red line" that he will ignore like Obama did on gassing Syrians---which has convinced the world that Obama is the fraud that cannot be feared.]
Fri, 05 Sep 2014 04:11:00 +0000Peter Beinart has a good summary of the several types of US foreign policy as described by Meade.
Sun, 31 Aug 2014 06:10:00 +0000Anne Applebaum wrote Gulag for a Pulitzer Prize and is married to the Polish Foreign Minister.
Sun, 24 Aug 2014 04:37:00 +0000The NYT surprises us occasionally and here is one the rare occasions the lapdog nips the ankles of its Lord & Master Messiah Hussein.
Fri, 22 Aug 2014 02:06:00 +0000Forbes has a good article on NFL fan bases.
Tue, 12 Aug 2014 18:38:00 +0000Islam, the so-called Religion of Peace, lost 22 of its most aspiring devotees recently in an ISIS training base north of Baghdad.
Tue, 12 Aug 2014 14:34:00 +0000Valentine's Day 1981 I was in LA at The Comedy Store on Melrose and was sitting by myself having a drink at a small round bar table with a Variety rolled up in my back pocket. I got up to go to the men's room and was asked by a voice behind me, "Is this yours?" and handed me the Variety, which had fallen out of my pocket. It was Robin Williams all by himself, with a friendly smile on his face. [I know it was Valentines Day because as I went in, Tommy Smothers came out of the bathroom wearing an outsized button saying "Mom loved you more than me." Remember The Smothers Brothers?]
Sat, 09 Aug 2014 20:59:00 +0000POLITICO has an excellent piece on why Obama has golfed 180 times during his failed presidency versus 24 for GWB.
Sat, 09 Aug 2014 04:08:00 +0000(image) That's Obama's urban legend. The Status of Forces Agreement was being haggled over by Al-Maliki, but Obama saw the [temporary] to-and-fro of this agreement as an excuse to make a quick exit. The US could have had the 11K residual soldiers there & a SoFA. And 11,000 might have been enough to stiffen the backbones of the cowardly Iraqi generals and also encourage peace between the Sunnis & Shi'ites. Now we'll never know, and the exit of a US presence gave Al-Maliki more leverage to play his divisive political games.
Sun, 03 Aug 2014 19:08:00 +0000Cats predominate in the densely-populated New England & Atlantic North as well as the Upper Middle West.
Fri, 01 Aug 2014 10:52:00 +0000The New York Times has an interesting piece by David Fitzpatrick that the mainstream media herd has declined to comment on. This time around, the Arab Levant of Jordan Saudi UAE & Egypt are onto Hamas terrorist gambit, and unlike simpletons like Kerry & the EU herd, just ain't buying it. As an FSO Arabist who has lived in three Arab countries [Lebanon, Saudi, & Egypt] and travelled to all but a couple Arab League members, this does not surprise me. After a year of Morsi and his autocratic ways and lack of any personal politics, no compromises led to the Egyptian Army reasserting its paramountcy. As I had written all along was going to happen. It would happen to Al-Maliki were his 60% majority not fireproof. Or at least he thinks, and never compromises. Over 1300 years, the Arabs have either ruled by tyranny or seen anarchy. Tsisi in Egypt is a tyrant replacing an anarchical situation Morsi caused. And Hamas is a member of the Ikhwan just as the Muslim Brotherhood is. With Morsi gone as a mediator, it's no wonder sensible Arabs are staying away and even silently urging Israel on by their thundering silence.
Thu, 31 Jul 2014 14:30:00 +0000A UN Political Hack named Pillay ragged heavily on Israel for its being a meany while those poor Hamas dudes get a rap on the knuckles for venial sins.
Thu, 31 Jul 2014 04:47:00 +0000A University of Wisconsin Professor somehow got busted as a member of a secret network of left-wing conspirators artfully hidden and consisting of more than 1000 members, including senior journalists and faculty on its membership rolls.
Tue, 29 Jul 2014 14:15:00 +0000Fred Hiatt enumerates a short version of the list of Obama's many miscalculations in foreign policy, leaving out major blunders such as [still] not arming the Ukraine government in Kiev with DEFENSIVE armaments to combat the well-equipped Separatist Insurgency being run out of Donetsk with much Russian help.
Sat, 26 Jul 2014 20:30:00 +0000Obama's Border Gambit with tens of thousands of teenage & younger Central American "refugees" seems to reflect two professors who devised a strategy to force America into huge government statist socialism by increasing entitlements and generally swamping the economy with rules, regs, and unnecessary supervision.
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 20:19:00 +0000The Post is avoiding the PC cowardice of the tabloid NYT & the PBS/NPR & old alphabet networks.
Mon, 21 Jul 2014 23:56:00 +0000The New Republic has an interesting summary of the "tangled web" of deception that is turning into a trap for Putin, who now finds himself a victim of "a combination of PTSD & The Stockholm Syndrome."
Sun, 20 Jul 2014 00:57:00 +0000The Economist has a short article telling us what the intelligent & perceptive among us already knew.
Fri, 18 Jul 2014 04:06:00 +0000This Czech editorial sums up the legion of Democrat voters without a clue.
"The danger to America is not Barack Obama but a citizenry capable of entrusting an inexperienced man like him with the Presidency. It will be far easier to limit and undo the follies of an Obama Presidency than to restore the necessary common sense and good judgment to a depraved electorate willing to have such a man for their President. The problem is much deeper and far more serious than Mr. Obama, who is a mere symptom of what ails America. Blaming the prince of the fools should not blind anyone to the vast confederacy of fools that made him their prince. The Republic can survive a Barack Obama. It is less likely to survive a multitude of fools such as those who made him their President."
Thu, 17 Jul 2014 16:41:00 +0000Climate Depot delivers some sunspot facts that are spot-on.
Tue, 15 Jul 2014 12:02:00 +0000Germany rightly is named die Mannshaft, "The Team," because more than almost any other nation at the Cup, they WERE a team.
Mon, 14 Jul 2014 02:50:00 +0000Gov'r Christie is ahead in early NH polls for 2016 and is shrugging off the ridiculous McCarthyism of the Left-wing NYT & media over a supposed bridge repair "scandal."
Sat, 12 Jul 2014 03:23:00 +0000Matt Continetti makes a lot of cogent points about the USA, or what he calls The New Old Europe, a category this ahistorical administration is defining all by itself.