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With the capture of Fallujah by al-Qaeda-linked Islamists and the clear deterioration of Afghanistan, it is time we both admit these wars have been lost, and draw some conclusions about them. 1. Get out of the UN. It was set up to keep the peace; peace was broken less than two years after it was … … Continue reading ?
Have a happy New Years – and let’s hope that 2014 works out better than the miserable, unlamented 2013!
Yes, I know it has been going on for some time, but I don’t think most people are fully aware of just how bad it is – Spengler writes about Turkey’s problems: …Turkey is a mediocre economy at best with a poorly educated workforce, no high-tech capacity, and shrinking markets in depressed Europe and the […]
Everyone enjoy their Christmas? You atheists just enjoy your Wednesday? The trouble with doing an “Obama’s Biggest Lie” piece is that there are too many to choose from. Reason bucks the general trend and asserts that Obama’s biggest whopper is his insistence that he “welcomes” a debate about the NSA spying on the American people. […]
In those days a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that the whole world should be enrolled. This was the first enrollment, when Quirinius was governor of Syria. So all went to be enrolled, each to his own town. And Joseph too went up from Galilee from the town of Nazareth to Judea, to the […]
Taking note of the Duck Dynasty fracas, Mark Steyn wrote what we expected – a witty and devastating critique of a culture being bound hand and foot by liberal fascist control freaks. To illustrate his point, Mr. Steyn noted a couple of old jokes from ancient times (ie, the 1970?s): …Here are two jokes one […]
…well, you ain’t alone and you’ve got allies you never suspected: On Thursday, a town hall meeting hosted by Al Sharpton and the National Action Network to address gun violence exploded into a revolt against “Chicago Machine” politics, Mayor Rahm Emanuel, and the aldermen in City Hall, with panel and audience members calling to vote […]
I’m posting this from a former ship mate of mine – we served together on board the USS Conolly way back when. Joe became a lifer dog, of course, while I got out after four years – but that just puts him in an even better position to understand these things. Sorry if this offends […]
From Reason: Several years ago I was talking to an epidemiologist who is skeptical of the idea that smokers pose a mortal threat to people in their vicinity. Although he supported workplace smoking bans, he was frustrated by the willingness of so many anti-tobacco activists and public health officials to overlook or minimize the weakness […]
Disgusting Nothing more to be said.
Today is the 69th anniversary of the start of the Battle of the Bulge. Hitler’s last – and monumentally stupid – last gamble for victory in the Second World War…but showing that even an idiot, cornered, can still cause grief. We lost 19,500 dead in five weeks of battle. We lost 4,486 over the 9 […]
Just a quick note – as you all know (or should know), in Australia, it is heading in to bright, warm, sunny Summertime. Time to put a couple shrimp on the barbie, crack open a Fosters and head down to the beach…except for one, small problem. It’s snowing.
A story in the New Republic about western reporters self-censoring themselves in China: The visa question has insidious ways of sowing the seeds of self-censorship,” Dorinda Elliott, the global affairs editor at Condé Nast Traveler, wrote on ChinaFile last month. “I am ashamed to admit that I personally have worried about the risk of reporting […]
Exploitation? Really??? These people say they “deserve” $15 per hour. They are ENTITLED to it. Contrary to what the populist Chairman Obamao bloviates, it’s not about what people “deserve.” It’s about what value people bring to the market– what set of skills they bring to the table and how marketable and valuable that skill set […]
Recently we had a story claiming that a gay server was denied a tip because the family was a pack of homophobic bigots as well as a story about an alleged poor woman who essentially had to live like an idiot because of the bad, mean, nasty way America treats poor people. There were two […]
Interesting: Critics of those who claim that man-made global warming is a serious threat to the planet and settled science frequently point to the fickleness of scientists on the issue, noting that in the 60s and 70s scientists were warning of just the opposite. It now appears the critic’s claims may have merit as a […]
Anyone who is familiar with Obama’s record the past 5 years knows he’s a partisan liberal. Obama claims not to be ideological, but then again, he said we could keep our insurance plans if liked them. A piece today from the Washington Post’s Chris Cillizza looks at the question on how liberal Obama is, looking […]
As for the filibuster, itself, I am just not that concerned. After all, the real mutilation of the Senate came when we started to elect Senators by poplar vote instead of through the State legislators. The Senate is supposed to be the representative of the States, as sovereign institutions – by making the election of […]
I’ve seen reports on this sort of activity for some time, but I guess it is getting rather widespread as even the MSM is starting to report on it. For those still unaware, the “Knockout Game” appears to be something which mostly involves groups of young African-Americans who set out to “knock out” a victim […]
John Crudele at the New York Post reports an astounding accusation: In the home stretch of the 2012 presidential campaign, from August to September, the unemployment rate fell sharply — raising eyebrows from Wall Street to Washington. The decline — from 8.1 percent in August to 7.8 percent in September — might not have been […]