Can’t anything remain satire anymore?

The phenomenon of a new generation of children who have been raised by “helicopter parents” never fails to amaze me. I was recently told — to my astonishment (and I’m getting harder and harder to astonish) that parents are now actually accompanying their kids to job interviews. At first I thought this was sick satire […]

Surrendering our freedom to those who threaten violence?

In New York, a new censorship standard has been announced. The following ads are not to be allowed: The advertisement, or any information contained in it, is directly adverse to the commercial or administrative interests of the MTA or is harmful to the morale of MTA employees or contains material the display of which the […]

The War Party

*Sometimes one of my friends writes a post that he or she can’t put anywhere, not keeping a blog.  When I think the post is too good NOT to be seen, I put it up here or on my blog, depending on which one is more appropriate. This one is just such a post by […]

Blue Polls And Red Herrings

Gallup’s Editor-In-Chief tells us to stop asking impertinent questions, the polls are just fine. Now if a given poll in Ohio in this election shows Obama with a 10-percentage-point lead, one should just ask, “How likely is it that Obama would be ahead by 10 points if he won by five points in 2008?” — […]

Does defending blasphemy make me a blasphemer?

Glenn Reynolds linked a post from Allahpundit which highlights what I think is a little confusion about the First Amendment. Fox News did a poll: Two weeks after the killing of a U.S. ambassador in Libya — an attack the Obama administration blamed in part on an online video mocking the prophet Muhammad — a majority of […]

Free phone offer!

No, this post is not evidence that Classical Values has finally been completely taken over by hackers. It’s just that a friend emailed me the following link about this free phone offer courtesy of Barack Obama, and I thought I should share it with my readers: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=tpAOwJvTOio All I say say is Wow. And like, […]

“Obedience to the chain of command”

In a Wall Street Journal Op Ed about ROTC, I found a marvelous statement which I think says a lot about many of those who call themselves “educators”: In February 2011, a group of 72 Columbia and Barnard faculty members wrote: “The militarization of the campus represented by ROTC’s uniformed presence is at odds with […]

Good news?

I have just learned that the 2012 election promises to be a repeat of the 2000 election, because of a serious Murphy’s Law type mess that astrologers call Mercury retrograde: …consider the Bush-Gore 2000 American presidential election in Florida. Now there’s a classic colossal screw-up, and we can point our finger directly at Mercury retrograde. […]

The hairiness of his slinkiness is only matched by the slinkiness of his hairiness!

I am just tickled pink that Mahmoud “‘Israel-will-be-eliminated“ Ahmadinejad is all set to help educate the Occupy Wall Streeters: Ahmadinejad is also set to meet American university students, artists, intellectuals and elites, including Occupy Wall Street anti-capitalist protestors, despite the ongoing efforts made by the pro-Zionist lobbies to prevent direct link between American people and […]

First, they came for the peanut butter and jelly sandwiches…

Here’s an unwholesome mouthful of a headline if ever there was one. “ Obama’s ‘Food Cops’ Take Over School Cafeterias” In the name of protecting us from ourselves, the federal government is getting more and more involved in what we eat. Some people derisively call them the “food cops” but the threat to our historic freedom […]

Perhaps I should apologize?

Ever since I was a kid, I have been told to shut up. I’m used to it. What I have enjoyed about blogging is that while people can tell me to shut up, no one can actually shut me up. Well, on occasion, maybe they can. A strange thing happened on the way to the […]

Energy Is Life

Libertarian Radley Balko likes a carbon tax. A carbon tax is a “Good Idea” (those are sarcasm quotes for the uninitiated) until the government decides you are polluting the earth by breathing. Energy is life. Tax it to death.

The Wompom

I was introduced to Flanders and Swann when I became an engineer at WFMT in 1962 while going to school. They were a Midnight Special favorite.

“Inside help”? (Whatever that means these days…)

In a Reuters article speculating over whether the terrorists who attacked the U.S. consulate had “inside help” (a phrase striking me as a possible redundancy), I read about a man thought to be heavily involved. One group that has been linked to the attack is Ansar al Sharia, or Supporters of Sharia. U.S. officials acknowledged […]

End of an era

While I already knew that G. Gordon Liddy was retiring (I listened to his last show), it was nice to see that Drudge linked a story about it. Watergate burglar G. Gordon Liddy, who left prison for a successful career as a conservative radio commentator, is retiring after 20 years and revealing two of the […]

Of Tropes And Polls

Last week we saw the bizarre spectacle of the MSM focusing not on the riots around our embassies and the murder of a U.S. ambassador, but on Romney’s criticism of the Obama admin’s response to the riots — even as the admin itself made the same criticism of its own response. This is how they […]

A premeditated 9/11 attack, and who cares?

Austin Bay said something with which I could not possibly agree more: The Benghazi attack wasn’t an act of sudden rage, an escalating protest kindled by a sacrilegious video. It was a calculated act of war conducted on a date, 9/11, with political significance and symbolic power. Via Glenn Reynolds, who also links this from […]

Why arguments are a waste of time

A lot of people I know complain about how difficult it is to change the minds of people who disagree with them, and they can get bogged down in logical arguments, the meaning of truth, moral debates, and what-not. What I have noticed particularly among Republicans and conservatives is that they tend to forget that […]

Democracy?

Pat Buchanan thinks that with all the craziness in the world that democracy is a bad idea. Well I never liked democracy much either. I always preferred Liberty. Not much in vogue these days. Everybody wants power and control. There will be a war to decide the issue. Islam thinks it has superior numbers, and […]

Inhale, baby! INHALE!

Considering our government’s craven record of appeasement and shocking disregard of the First Amendment, it should surprise no one that demands are now being made that the United States criminalize blasphemy or else lose our consulates. Whether that is a threat or a promise, who knows? But here’s the best part: One of the participants of […]