Thursday, November 24, 2005


Happy Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving at the daughter's house approaches the best possible times.

Tuesday, November 22, 2005


Literate slaves

Dennis Prager sums up the position of the left on "evil" and other problems:

How else can one explain the Left's enchantment with Fidel Castro, the totalitarian ruler of Cuba? Clearly his evil is of little consequence. What matters to people on the Left is that there is free health care and almost universal literacy in Cuba. Whereas non-leftists believe that it is far better to be illiterate but free, leftists believe that it is better to be a literate slave.

Sunday, November 13, 2005


Modern Politics

Borrowed from Denny at GOC:

The Republicans should back off and let men marry men; women marry women, and totally legalize abortion. In three generations there will be no Democrats.

Thursday, November 10, 2005


Treachery in government

Powerline sums up several major issues in one short sentence:

What about the United States? The pro-terrorist rights wing of our Senate is picking up steam, and our Supreme Court can never be counted on to resist European trends.

Sunday, November 06, 2005


Arab Street?

Mark Steyn explains the etiology of French cowardice in the modern era:

The notion that Texas neocon arrogance was responsible for frosting up trans-Atlantic relations was always preposterous, even for someone as complacent and blinkered as John Kerry. If you had millions of seething unassimilated Muslim youths in lawless suburbs ringing every major city, would you be so eager to send your troops into an Arab country fighting alongside the Americans?

Saturday, November 05, 2005


Rule by elite?

The Captain puts the elitist, anti-democracy attitude of the NYT on trial:

The New York Times editorial board should consider putting its own essays behind the $50 sanity firewall, playing to its elitist core audience rather than the broader sphere of readers that engage in the political process. Today's editorial on referenda exposes Pinch's crew as the worst kind of elitists -- those who believe that American voters cannot be trusted with a democracy at all, but should instead rely on their betters to instruct them on how to behave:

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