Archive for November, 2003

P.J. O’Rourke on Baghdad and D.C. Ugly

Monday, November 24, 2003 9:10 Comments Off

It has neighborhoods that look flat-out dangerous. Not just dangerous to an American right now, but dangerous all the time. Interspersed with this is this ridiculous monumental architecture, like the two arms coming out of the ground, holding swords crossed at the top. It’s a little bit like Washington, D.C., to be frank. But the [...]

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Soldiers in Iraq Killing Themselves

Monday, November 24, 2003 9:04 Comments Off

And the surviving spouses seem not to get any straight answers. At least 17 American soldiers have taken their lives, but then again, many non-combat, unexplained deaths loom in the balance as well, so likely it is more. But Lt. Gen. Ricardo Sanchez, the top American military commander in Iraq, was concerned enough, according to [...]

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David Brooks Drinks Jim Beam?

Monday, November 24, 2003 8:47 Comments Off

Some interesting quotes from the New York Observer piece on neocon David Brooks. First, can Andrew Sullivan ever open his mouth – just once – without shoving his gayness into our faces? “Obviously he’s a post-Raines hire, and a very, very smart one,” said Andrew Sullivan, the conservative blogger and occasional Times contributor. “He’s every [...]

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The Big House

Saturday, November 22, 2003 8:41 Comments Off

The only other exciting news today is that The Big House is gonna rock. The greatest rivalry in college football history plays out today at noon: Michigan vs. Ohio State.

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The Good Stasism

Saturday, November 22, 2003 8:36 Comments Off

In Steve Greenhut’s LRC column today, he says Virginia Postrel’s book – The Future and Its Enemies – is essentially summed up as: “Dynamists believe in dynamic change. Stasists try to use government to preserve the status quo.” Postrel’s book is a good thesis, for there are those Puritans and anti-capitalist conservatives that despise progress, [...]

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Beltwayism

Friday, November 21, 2003 13:29 Comments Off

Stay in the right circle of friends, and you too can matter.

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Our “Hero”

Friday, November 21, 2003 9:08 Comments Off

Ahem. Jessica Lynch again. Via way of Breaking All the Rules. In addition, what a tacky-looking website. It looks akin to some mid-90s web design, designed by one of those free webpage-building programs. Of course, it is fed with red, white, and blue, and all the other various symbols of the State.

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Draft/Go on Take the Money and Run

Friday, November 21, 2003 8:39 Comments Off

Gallup did a poll to in regards to support for a draft: 80% are against a draft, and 17% are for it. Who are the idiots in the 17%, I’d like to know. The Village Voice proposes that Rumsfeld is against a draft, however, its “evidence” is more anecdotal than convincing. As usual, this lefty [...]

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The Paper Asset Window

Friday, November 21, 2003 8:13 Comments Off

Bill Bonner on Prudent Bear: Well, now…the future is here. The system that replaced the Bretton Woods, gold-backed system might properly be called The Dollar Standard system. Where once there were gold bars, now there are paper dollars and paper Treasury bonds. And while once there were people lined up to trade their dollars for [...]

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No Affirmative Action for White Boys

Thursday, November 20, 2003 9:37 Comments Off

Amazingly, hip-hop artist Eminem is being accused of being a racist. As if that ain’t ridiculous enough, here’s a quote from Source magazine executive Raymond Scott: “Since Eminem made his music, every other black artist has taken a decline. Hip hop is being stolen from us. …We want it back.” Apparently, skin color, in and [...]

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