Archive for April, 2004

Divorce Sale!!

Wednesday, April 28, 2004 15:43 Comments Off

Oh goodness gracious. A little humor here.

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“Take One for the Country”

Wednesday, April 28, 2004 11:29 Comments Off

TS sent this along, with a message stating, “Literally whoring yourself out for the State.” Looking at the interview, I gather that it’s a serious mission. Read the 2nd paragraph from the bottom for an eye-opener. (The website has errors, so try to get to the links more than once if it fails the first [...]

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Terrorists on the Loose; Thank Goodness for Homeland Security

Wednesday, April 28, 2004 10:37 Comments Off

Art students at Prosser High School were told to keep a notebook of drawings depicting the war in Iraq. One 15-year-old turned in a sketch showing President Bush, dressed as a devil, launching a missile. Another of his drawings was of a Middle Eastern-looking guy holding a rifle in one hand, while in the other [...]

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Shame?

Wednesday, April 28, 2004 7:44 Comments Off

“We’re trying to shame people.” People who don’t pay their taxes, that is. Why that’s not shame at all. It’s more like an honor roll.

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Brownie Points Anyone?

Wednesday, April 28, 2004 7:24 Comments Off

This kind of thing makes me sick.

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The British WWII Plot

Tuesday, April 27, 2004 16:52 Comments Off

In regards to my post on Sen. Vandenberg the other day, TG reminds me that Vandenberg’s switch from isolationist foreign policy to interventionist was covered in Thomas Mahl’s great book, Desperate Deception: British Covert Operations in the United States, 1939-44, one that I highly recommend. Here’s an older article on Mahl’s book. He’s a fascinating [...]

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The Easy A Syndrome

Tuesday, April 27, 2004 6:58 Comments Off

At Princeton, they’ve had a Greenspanian sort of inflation, only with grades. It seems they are going to crack down on the number of easy As that are being awarded to students. Note that almost half the student body is getting As, and at Harvard, over 90% of graduating seniors, last year, walked away with [...]

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A Good Thesis Poorly Done

Tuesday, April 27, 2004 6:23 Comments Off

Or so says J. Peder Zane. Like the bound rants of Michael Moore and Ann Coulter, Callahan’s book shows how the world of publishing is being co-opted by the gasbag approach of talk radio: Say it and it is so. Does America truly have a “sink or swim mentality” with a pronounced “lack of sympathy [...]

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Birth of a Nation

Monday, April 26, 2004 15:57 Comments Off

The New Republic gives us a “classic review” of 1915′s Birth of a Nation. Since it’s a “pay-only” article, I shall include the whole text below. Only at TNR Online | Post date 04.24.04 [The Birth of a Nation was a cinematic phenomenon. The world's first feature film, its technical accomplishments were considered revolutionary, and [...]

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The Noise in Hamtramck

Monday, April 26, 2004 15:47 Comments Off

This is what non-Muslims in Hamtramck, Michigan will be hearing daily, from 6am to 10pm, piped over loudspeakers blaring out into their neighborhoods: “God is great” (four times); “I testify there is no other God but God” (twice); “I testify Muhammad is the messenger of God” (twice); “Come and pray” (twice); “Come and flourish” (twice); [...]

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