Crazy unnatural thoughts . . .

When rational arguments fail, you can always denounce the opposition as sick. (Bloggers suffer from an “addiction” to the Internet, of course.) Might as well invoke “Natural” Law. Staring into a computer screen for hours on end is almost as unnatural as using your peepee for unauthorized entertainment. Me, I think getting up when it’s […]

Global Warming is cold!

I’ve been in New Jersey all day, and now I return and see that science has officially confirmed that Bush’s Global Warming has ushered in an ICE AGE: The ocean current that gives western Europe its relatively balmy climate is stuttering, raising fears that it might fail entirely and plunge the continent into a mini […]

Eggs, Babs! Eggs!

Via Wired News… Recently, the Family Research Council, a powerful conservative Christian organization, was invited by Leon Kass, the former chairman of the President’s Council on Bioethics, to submit suggestions for new IVF rules. What a thoughtful thing to do. Anything to further the national dialogue, eh? The Christian group demanded that “the practice of […]

Multi Culture War?

I haven’t been keeping up with San Francisco Bay area news as I should, but my attention was drawn to an interesting multicultural war story in Oakland, in which local Black Muslims vandalized a store owned by immigrants from the Mideast for selling alcohol to American blacks: About a dozen men wearing dark suits and […]

When fingers fly, traffic spikes

Ian Schwartz has been linked on Drudge (“FINGERS FLY ON CNN…” — with a picture, no less), and his server seems unable to handle what is obviously a huge spike in traffic. I can’t open it, so this post will serve as congratulations to Ian (and a reminder to me to try the link later). […]

Enjoying the heat

When the Philadelphia Inquirer is good, it is very, very good. And because I find myself criticizing the paper so often, I think I have a responsibility to speak up when I have something good to say about it. So it is with “Packing heat – and political punch” — the title of Beth Gillin’s […]

Being against violence is way cooler than violence!
(Except where violence is way cooler!)

As the last post reminded me, a number of people on the left (presumably including the Green Party) believe that there is no difference between Israelis defending themselves and the deliberate targeting of innocent civilians by Palestinian terrorists. And to some of these people, “peace activism” means opposing Israeli self defense while supporting Palestinian terrorism. […]

I just hope tolerance doesn’t beget intolerance . . .

Joining the likes of such groups as, the Green Party is calling for a boycott of Israel: 1. The Green Party of the United States (GPUS) publicly calls for divestment from and boycott of the State of Israel until such time as the full individual and collective rights of the Palestinian people are realized. […]

Same dog, different result?

This news report about the sicko accused of burying a puppy alive is horrifying: ST. CLOUD, Fla. — An anonymous tip led animal control officers to a shocking case of animal cruelty. A puppy was found buried alive in a yard near New York Avenue and 192 in St. Cloud. Osceola County Animal Control said […]

Why I Am Not A Burkean Conservative

Get comfortable. This is going to be a long one. All of the variations in typeface were added after the fact by yours truly. Likewise, all of the links. C.S. Lewis on Moral Education by Gilbert Meilaender When we think about C.S. Lewis? understanding of morality, we have to distinguish three elements: (1) what moral […]

What Mayor Street’s critics “don’t read”

In another story that wants to be an editorial, the Philadelphia Inquirer’s Marcia Gelbart is having trouble understanding why Mayor Street got booed at a U2 concert last summer, and contrasts Street’s “velcro” with Ronald Reagan’s “teflon”: During a U2 concert here last month, lead singer Bono gave a shout-out to Mayor Street, thanking him […]

This Title Will Be Released On May 16, 2006

If you’re as big a fan of Vernor Vinge as I am, this should interest you. His newest novel is only five and a half months away. Rainbows End (Zones of Thought) Thanks! Here’s their bland summary… Four time Hugo Award winner Vernor Vinge has taken readers to the depths of space and into […]

Ramsey Clark speaks truth!

According to Drudge, Saddam Hussein says he’s still president: A defiant Saddam has refused to recognize the court and has declared himself president of Iraq. The BBC reports that Saddam is being represented by Ramsey Clark, has taken to carrying a Koran (despite his previous aversion to religion), and harangued the judge about occupiers: He […]

But what do you call it when you’re sick of attrition?

at?tri?tion n. 1. A rubbing away or wearing down by friction. 2. A gradual diminution in number or strength because of constant stress. Bill Roggio says U.S. soldiers and Marines are frustrated with the media: These guys are extremely frustrated with the media and make no bones about their distaste for those who are undermining […]

High fashion model remains undiscovered!

While she may have missed out on Black Friday’s shopping extravaganza, Coco wants to her fans to know that it wasn’t because of any lack of interest in glamor, but because her master didn’t take her anywhere. Sleek and svelte, Coco is very glamorous — and rapidly coming into her prime! And that was taken […]

Why disillusion heroes?

In a (Sunday-after-Thanksgiving) front page headline, the Philadelphia Inquirer is claiming that Army Spec. John Kulick (who was killed last August) was “A war supporter disillusioned in Iraq.” Expecting to find some evidence that Kulick had in fact been disillusioned, I read through this huge piece, only to discover that while he had expressed various […]

Viva fashionismo!

Yes, that’s right! I am so tired of some murderers being glorified as “people’s heroes” while other murderers are vilified as “evil butchers,” (based upon no logical standard ascertainable to me) that I finally decided to apply some old fashioned moral equivalency in protest. I humbly offer a fashionist/fashionista statement combining two murderers, one a […]

Following my inner shepherd (while ramming around)

I’ve been spending a lot of time driving and socializing, which accounts for the light posting. Long out-of-state drive today, return tonight. (I’m glad to see Dennis has been taking up a little slack.) BTW, this beastie was staring at me during yesterday’s sunset: (I hasten to add that the above is not meant as […]

Heaven knows Mr. Allison . . .

The “Sober” virus writers must be desperate to attract my attention. For the last few weeks I’ve been deleting countless distracting versions of the latest zip attachment, just as I’ll delete this one, but it’s too cute not to share. Dear Sir/Madam, we have logged your IP-address on more than 30 illegal Websites. Important: Please […]

The Great Enlightened North

The progressive promised land to which deserters still flee and to which sore losers threaten to move is once again far ahead of the curve. What do you do when convicted criminals engage in unsafe behavior contrary to the rules of incarceration? Enable them to do it more safely, and on the cheap too! Canadian […]