Wednesday, January 24, 2007
Politics and warfare
WASHINGTON - Sen. Barack Obama is introducing a bill to put a cap on the number of forces in Iraq, and here’s a question for you.
Do you suppose the Illinois senator is doing it because he stayed up late at night puzzling over military strategy and the history of warfare and determined that it is a nifty idea to conduct combat legislatively, or do you suppose something else is at play?
Sunday, January 21, 2007
............Barack Obama announced last week that he was forming an exploratory committee to explore whether he can really be as fabulous as the media say he is. And happily the answer is: Yes! He's young, gifted and black, and white, and Hawaiian, and Kansan, and charismatic, and Congregationalist, and Muslim. He rejects the way "politics has become so bitter and partisan,'' he represents "a different kind of politics." He smokes, which is different. He was raised in an Indonesian madrassah by radical imams, which is more than John Edwards can say. And he looks totally cool when he smokes! I haven't smoked since I was 14 but I'm thinking of taking it up again just because the sophisticated refreshing nicotine taste helps take the partisan bitterness out of the atmosphere. Barack Obama is Lauren Bacall to America's Humphrey Bogart. Lauren Barack coolly blows smoke, leans against the wall and purrs: ...................................
Friday, January 19, 2007
. .........If, in fact, we can develop technology to choose the planet's mean temperature, where should we set it? .................
Well, maybe if I were also a liberal, it wouldn’t have annoyed me quite so much. Still, I’d like to think that even if I were an ACLU card-carrying fruitcake who thought the sun rose on Ted Kennedy in the east and set on Barbara Streisand in the west, it might give me pause to realize that a middle-aged woman who makes her living ridiculing her still-living parents, who has herself been divorced twice, has a daughter by a homosexual husband, been a drug addict, an alcohol abuser, and been institutionalized as a certifiable loon, shares my politics!
Tuesday, January 09, 2007
The socialist democrats
What is especially disturbing about the political Left is that they seem to have no sense of the tragedy of the human condition. Instead, they tend to see the problems of the world as due to other people not being as wise or as noble as themselves.
Sunday, January 07, 2007
Gayness and Muslim ritual slaughter
.......And, if that happens, at what point will a woman's right to choose intersect with a farmer's right to ewes? Under Beijing's one-child policy, Chinese women exercised their "right to choose" the sex of their baby so radically that they now have the most gender-lopsided demographic cohort in history: millions of surplus boys for whom all the girl babies were aborted. Professor Schuklenk is right: "Homophobic societies" may well choose to de-gay their offspring. After all, much abortion practice is already explicitly eugenicist: If a woman can decide she doesn't want to carry a baby with Down syndrome or a cleft palate or because she only wanted one of the triplets, why should she be obliged to accept his orientation? Once you've redefined pregnancy in the radically individualist terms that abortion absolutists have, why should the modish pieties of political correctness prove any more effective a restraint than conventional social and religious morality? In 2005, responding to a highly hypothetical possibility of parental screening for a "gay gene," a Maine state representative introduced a bill for the protection of unborn gays. But it's hard to see why, in liberal abortion theology, unborn gays should be any worthier of protection than unborn straights. .............
Friday, January 05, 2007
The Mideast: John Kerry thinks Iran and Hezbollah are doing more for Lebanon than Washington is doing to rebuild New Orleans. At least Washington isn't firing Katyushas into Alabama..............
.........In the U.S., a man's home is his castle. Under Hezbollah, a man's home is often an arms storage bunker.
Wednesday, January 03, 2007
No treachery among democrats
...........In addition to being wrong about Ford's pardon of Nixon, liberals were wrong about a few other things from that era. Democrats haven't admitted error in rejecting Ford's pleas on behalf of South Vietnam because there are still dangerous foreigners trying to kill Americans. Nixon is safely interred in the ground, but the enemies of America continue to need the Democrats' help.
Tuesday, January 02, 2007
By contrast, Tim Hames, of the London Times, supported toppling the butcher but not killing him. "Mainstream middle-class sentiment in Europe," he wrote, "now regards the death penalty as being as ethically tainted as the crimes that produced the sentence."
"Mainstream middle-class sentiment" translates into English as: "People I meet at dinner parties."