Flush this post twice! It’s a long way to NBC . . .

at a post-election wrap-up session, when a fellow panelist “mentioned that bloggers had had a big impact on the reporting on Election Day, Williams waved that point away by quipping that the self-styled journalists are ‘on an equal footing with someone in a bathroom with a modem.’” — Brian Williams (Via InstaPundit.) someone in a […]

Look MOORE like a Republican?

What an odd coincidence! I was just discussing fashion with Sean Kinsell, (in comments to an earlier post), then nearly fainted when I saw this: Not only does Moore have a new look, he’s got new lines to go with his new garb: Moore appeared on stage wearing a suit and tie, no beard or […]

More Beheadings? Say it’s not so!

After reading this account of Ivory Coast atrocities linked by Glenn Reynolds, I began to wonder whether there might be other atrocities which haven’t managed to find their way into the MSM. What I want to know is: did French troops behead demonstrators in the Ivory Coast? The news seems to be disappearing as fast […]

Greetings, Annan! … I shall speak with you Anon.

Though Kofi Annan is still safe in the public eye and still the image of all that is pure and holy in the old press, times they may be a changin’. Political cartoons these days tend to be hacky, easy, and a bit behind, so Jerry Holbert’s cartoon from today’s Boston Herald is encouraging (via […]

Philadelphia threedom!

This morning I broke with my usual routine after an email from Sean Kinsell invited me to join him and fellow blogger Tom Brennan in Philadelphia. What a treat! Tom is one of the great ones, whose writing skills I have long admired — but from afar. I’m rather shy, and this is only the […]

Satan is coming! In a theater and closet near you!

I see that the Alexander the Great film is stirring more nonsensical controversies like this: …. conservative Christians have loudly denounced Alexander as “pro-gay” propaganda from Tinseltown, insisting that Alexander was a firmly hetero hero. To add to the film’s problems, the public has stayed away from what was to be the big movie of […]

Birth Of A Notion

Here’s hoping all Classical Values readers had an edifying, tasty Thanksgiving. We all have much to be thankful for, and in line with our holiday traditions, I’m hoping that you leave here feeling stuffed. And have I got the turkey to do it for you. I promised you more Rifkin ages ago, then failed to […]

Blogging can be murder . . .

I’m sure the MSM will have lots of fun with this: “Just to let everyone know, my mother was murdered.” This simple yet startling sentence marks the last entry Rachelle Waterman made in her Internet journal before she was arrested on charges she participated in killing her mother. And it marks the beginning of an […]

When ugliness assaults beauty . . .

Never give in. Never give in. Never, never, never, never–in nothing, great or small, large or petty–never give in, except to convictions of honour and good sense. Never yield to force. Never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy. — Winston Churchill It isn’t often that I get as angry as I was […]

The compassionate and merciful . . .

When I created the “What ancient form of execution would you LEAST prefer?” test, my American naivet? was showing. Considering a news item I saw today, some of them really shouldn’t be called “ancient.” In Iran, they’re scourging to death children as young as 14: 14-year-old boy ?flogged to death? by para-military police in western […]

Mythology crosses another line!

Dennis hit the nail on the head with that last post about the damnable toll-takers’ strike. Today’s Inquirer featured a gruesome addition: As Black Friday shoppers crammed into the King of Prussia mall, a pro-union Santa stood vigil with striking Pennsylvania Turnpike toll collectors nearby on day three of their first-ever strike. At 380 pounds, […]

BeLabored Day

I was driving home on the Pennsylvania turnpike early Thursday morning for Thanksgiving with the family, and it happened that the tollbooth workers were on strike. When I’d originally gotten on there was simply a sign that read ‘No Tickets’ and I assumed that meant also ‘No Tolls’ so I may be getting a traffic […]

International blog incident (such things do happen in Doylestown, PA . . . )

I’m WiFi blogging right now with Sean Kinsell, who is visiting from Japan. Not a bad picture, considering it’s the first I’ve taken of another blogger at work: I’ll let Sean see this before I publish the post. I don’t know whether I should say “WELCOME HOME, SEAN” or what, because it’s just a short […]

Reality-based election fraud?

One problem with holding Thanksgiving so close to the elections is that people who disagree with each other are forced to gather together and do things like eat turkey, or at the very least call distant relatives on the phone — in a process that inevitably seems to invite the creeping in of political discussions. […]

Please remember that it isn’t Thanksgiving everywhere . . .

The downpour delayed my departure, and while I don’t have time for one of my usual lengthy posts, I am very concerned about the revolutionary situation in the Ukraine, and I wanted to share a memo from a friend of Ukrainian descent. He writes (in part): An acquaintance of mine who is the former U.S. […]

One last item . . .

HAPPY THANKSGIVING EVERYONE ! ! I’ll be out of town, and I don’t know whether or when I might manage to post. (I’m not very good at predicting my life.) In keeping with the spirit, here’s something I haven’t Photoshopped. (Wouldn’t want to get ahead of myself, eh?) Anyway, I don’t know where it belongs, […]

For the 114th time, go educate yourself!

Be sure to check out the 114th Carnival of the Vanities, hosted by the very fine blog, Interested-Participant. Excellent posts all, and I so love Sean Gleeson’s Autorantic Virtual Moonbat that I decided to install it here. Speaking of moonbats, read John Ray’s post about a mean law professor with zero sense of humor. (And, […]

Very sorry to be rather sorry!

(Yes, this is the sorriest post I have ever written. Shame on me.) Possibly it’s because holidays are coming, but I seem to be running out of either steam or gas right now, and I hope it’s temporary. (Haven’t done today’s running yet, and looking out the window at cold wetness does not inspire…) Considering […]

Crossing my fingers for Ukrainian freedom . . .

This (report on the Ukrainian election sent from Congressman Bob Schaffer) is exciting stuff: The parliament is meeting now but without the president’s supporters or the Communists. After several speeches, they called Yushchenko to the podium to swear him in as the new president (escorted to the podium with guards). The Rada Speaker Litvin walked […]

Painful backlash

The latest Classical Values poll got me thinking about “original intent” (as well as “original meaning“) as opposed to the “living, breathing Constitution” doctrine in Constitutional Law. While the Eighth Amendment prohibits “cruel and unusual punishment,” history shows that the whipping post was a standard punishment at the time of the founding, and George Washington […]