Archive for September, 2005

It’s the Spending, Stupid

Friday, September 30th, 2005

It’s the Spending, Stupid is the title of Mona Charen’s latest essay taking the Republican leadership to task over a Federal government spending spree that is, well, NOT conservative. She writes Perhaps you’ve heard the one about the 700 firefighters from a variety of states who volunteered to do rescue work following Hurricane Katrina? They […]

Bobby Cox — Baseball’s Best Manager Ever

Wednesday, September 28th, 2005

Congratulations to the Atlanta Braves who last evening won their 14th straight division title, a record that is unprecedented in any professional sport. During this amazing streak, the one constant has been the managerial leadership of Bobby Cox, who is perhaps the most underrated person in Major League Baseball. ESPN’s Jayson Stark has this tribute […]

In Wake of Katrina, Moral Hazards Abound

Wednesday, September 28th, 2005

There are so many reasons why this country should adopt a flat tax or a consumption tax (fairness, transparency, and competitiveness, just to name a few), but to me, one of the most compelling reasons is so that I would never have to be witness to sophisticated businessmen groveling at the feet of politicians in […]

Hypocrisy at Lake Hobegon

Wednesday, September 28th, 2005

Garrison Keillor is a shameless hypocrite with no sense of humor. Actually, that is an excellent definition of a leftist, and if we ever build a National Zoo of Endangered Leftists, Keillor and Cindy Sheehan will share a cage. The proof can be found here, in Lake O-be-Gone by Sean Higgins which documents Keillor’s cease-and-desist […]

John Roberts’ Touch-Feely Deficit

Tuesday, September 27th, 2005

George Will points out the plain stupidity of California Senator Diane Feinstein’s remarks on why Judge John Roberts is not qualified to be the next Supreme Court Justice: his lack of “reach-out-ability” that is so important in the alternate universe known as California. In the essay, Cue the Violin, Will exposes the incredible arrogance and […]

New Orleans Ghosts Spook California Guard

Friday, September 23rd, 2005

You just can’t make this stuff up. Members of the California National Guard claim close encounters with New Orleans ghosts. From the article: By all accounts, the Sophie B. Wright Middle School in New Orleans sits empty and evacuated except for military personnel who have taken over the campus as a staging site for missions […]

Monday Morning Quarterbacks Who Don’t Remember the Sunday Game

Friday, September 23rd, 2005

Victor Davis Hanson’s latest essay, Strategy, Strategy Everywhere…but not a drop of memory, discusses the various “strategies” being presented by those who are convinced the current approach to Iraq and the Middle East is not working. He summarizes these strategies as “Trisection”, “Divide and Conquer”, and “Departure” (as if cutting and running is a strategy)! […]

The New York “Hard” Times

Thursday, September 22nd, 2005

Recently, I wrote about Paul Krugman’s and the New York Times’ inability to correct undisputed errors. Donald Luskin has a follow-up with Checkmate? — a fifth move in the chess match over accuracy in old media. Move Five: This column, today. We once again challenge Krugman and Collins to make the correction official. The facts […]

Paul Krugman, R.I.P.

Tuesday, September 20th, 2005

From comes this news that the NY Times is throwing in the towel on free web access to their columnists. My theory is that they are tired of correcting and retracting the writings of said columnists. Paulie, We Hardly Knew Ye. Which, on the whole, is just as well. As of today, the New […]

Camera blinder — paparazzi killer

Monday, September 19th, 2005

This is pretty cool. It reminds me of the hypothetical device that, when activated, would disconnect all cell phones within a certain radius, 50 feet for example. Thanks to slashdot for this one. Click here to read the original article. Incongruity writes “ is reporting that a team from Georgia Tech has developed and demoed […]

The Bush Doctrine

Monday, September 19th, 2005

The Bush Doctrine is Mark Steyn’s response to a National Review request to comment on the Bush policy in the Middle East on the fourth anniversary of 9/11. This is a few days old, but is still well worth a read. Some highlights: By contrast, since the end of the Second World War, the US […]

Chernobyl Caused Katrina

Saturday, September 17th, 2005

HR has this to say for the unforseen consequences of inflated casualty estimates. Do-gooders take note: Supporting Documentation: Exorcising the Demons of Chernobyl HR: It’s ironic that grossly inflated casualty estimates for Chernobyl helped stop nuclear power in its tracks so that the world had to rely on more fossil fuels which caused global warming […]

Stalinism at CAIR: photo doctored for Islamic correctness

Friday, September 16th, 2005

Wow. Here’s a story that is pathetic, preposterous, predictable and hilarious all at the same time. CAIR — “Crazy-Ass Islamic Radicals” — has been caught red-handed doctoring a photograph that appeared on their website. What did they do? They digitally added hijab’s (the Muslim head scarf) to three women present at a CAIR photo-op who […]

“Union Trouble” — the Borg Blues

Friday, September 16th, 2005

I’ve always been suspicious of unions. Even as a kid, I could tell that there was something troubling, something communistic about unions with their slogans and strikes. After reading George Will’s latest essay Union trouble, which describes recent union activities (at Northwest Airlines and Ivory Tower U), I dislike them even more. Check out the […]

Inside the Dark and Depraved Mind of a Liberal

Thursday, September 15th, 2005

This letter and rebuttal, courtesy of the Neal Boortz show, is yet more evidence of how emotionally unhinged leftists have become. First, the letter: Monied America lacks moral goodness Congratulations, monied America: You wanted your gated communities to keep out the poor, to protect yourselves from crime, to separate yourselves from undesirables. You took the […]

Redefining Judicial Activism

Thursday, September 15th, 2005

Have you noticed how the left is suddenly accusing conservative judges of “judicial activism”? Perhaps you heard this somewhere, shook your head and chuckled, and continued on with your day. Fortunately Ann Coulter has looked into this latest example from “The Leftists One World Dictionary” — that sacred tome where meaning, like morality, is relative […]

Bush Murders Nursing Home Patients

Tuesday, September 13th, 2005

You’ve heard about the horrific incident at the New Orleans nursing home where patients were abandoned and more than 30 were found dead, right? Well, so has HR who writes, This has to be Bush’s fault too. That slimy bastard urged people to evacuate, so what else could the people working at this place do. […]

Democrats and MSM Lose Heads, Blame Bush

Tuesday, September 13th, 2005

Mark Steyn’s latest, Bush kept his head and the danger’s passed, is a hilarious expose on how a calm Bush has kept his head while the emotionally-unstable left has lost theirs (they lost their minds long ago, but that’s a different story) over the Hurricane Katrina disaster. First, Steyn writes on the headless MSM: I’ll […]

Poverty In America

Monday, September 12th, 2005

During the first week of September, I remember that both the Washington Post and the New York Times carried many articles on the recently-released poverty statistics by the Census Bureau. It seems that on August 30, the Census Bureau’s statistics showed that the poverty level had increased to 12.7% in 2004, higher than in 1974. […]

HR Out Front on Katrina’s Casualties

Friday, September 9th, 2005

I’m late on HR’s latest note which arrived this past Wednesday, Sept. 7. I’ll be more timely from now on, I promise. It’s strange I haven’t seen any realistic estimates of the number of deaths from Katrina. Before the storm it seems like I heard a number of 50,000 deaths in New Orleans if the […]