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Entries from May 31st, 2009

The Dead End of Appeasement

May 31st, 2009 by Chuck · 4 Comments · Foreign Affairs

What Can the US Do to Ease Tensions With North Korea? That was the headline I saw on Fox News today, while they were discussing the subject with some guest.  Of course, the question translates directly into this, more honest one: What can the US do to appease North Korea now, since all previous appeasements have […]

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Prometheus Pinioned

May 29th, 2009 by Chuck · 7 Comments · Politics

According to this article, progress is being made in the development of fusion as a source of usable energy.  Dignitaries and top scientists gathered near San Francisco Friday for the formal opening of a massive new facility that they hope will accomplish what was once thought impossible — nuclear fusion, the Holy Grail of energy […]

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May 28th, 2009 by Myrhaf · 19 Comments · Politics

Everything Obama has done so far, both domestically and abroad, has been 180 degrees wrong, and his first Supreme Court pick doesn’t break his ignominious record. Sonia Sotomayor is a disastrously bad judge. She will work on the Supreme Court to further Obama’s agenda of destroying individual rights and reshaping America by the standard of […]

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Sinister Altruism

May 26th, 2009 by Amy Nasir · 5 Comments · Foreign Affairs

Brother-love need not get in the way of the “public interest” in China.  An angry passer-by pushed a would-be jumper off a bridge after he held up traffic for five hours.  The pusher’s reason – the jumper was “selfish” and his action “violate[d] a lot of public interests.”  Notice the initial false gesture of helping […]

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Don’t Stop the Motoring

May 26th, 2009 by Bill Brown · 3 Comments · Business

As a proud owner of a MINI Cooper, I was aghast to see MINI calling for a “Let’s Not Motor Day”. We had an Earth Hour where we’re supposed to turn off the lights and we’ve had a Buy Nothing Day. But those were put on by anti-consumer types; this “Let’s Not Motor Day” is […]

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Obama’s Lies

May 22nd, 2009 by Myrhaf · 5 Comments · Politics

Rich Lowry writes about Obama’s recent speech on “torture”: Put Barack Obama in front of a teleprompter and one thing is certain — he’ll make himself appear the most reasonable person in the room. Rhetorically, he is in the middle of any debate, perpetually surrounded by finger-pointing extremists who can’t get over their reflexive combativeness […]

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How the West Was Lost

May 21st, 2009 by Chuck · 3 Comments · Foreign Affairs

If you were looking for the reason why we, with the most powerful military in the history of the planet, are struggling to defeat a ragtag collection of dirt poor guerilla fighters, this article from Time lays it out quite plainly, if unintentionally.  Time looked at the victory of Sri Lanka over the Tamil Tigers, and […]

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21st Century Schizoid Man

May 20th, 2009 by Myrhaf · 9 Comments · Culture

Billy Beck writes, We are now in the fait accompli of American socialist revolution. Most peoples’ ignorance of history doesn’t allow them to really grasp how rapidly this is happening now, but this wheel is turning like never before. I have no illusions that I can change any of it, but I am beginning to […]

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The Happiness of Slaves

May 16th, 2009 by Chuck · 18 Comments · Politics

Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty or give me death!  Patrick Henry An article on MarketWatch, called The Happiest Taxes on Earth, quotes a […]

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The Not To Be Developed India

May 14th, 2009 by Mike N · 4 Comments · Environmentalism

I have posted here before about how environmentalists are anti-human life. Another example of same is found in the May edition of Ward’s AutoWorld in an editorial by editor Drew Winter titled “Criticism of Tata Nano Wrong Headed.” For the uninformed (like me) Mr. Winter writes: “The Tata Nano, a tiny car with average fuel […]

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Random Thoughts

May 13th, 2009 by Myrhaf · 7 Comments · Politics

Miss California, Carrie Prejean, and Senator Arlen Spector both learned the same lesson in the last few weeks: you can disagree with the right, but the left demands ideological conformity. If you disagree with the left, you are judged not only as wrong, but as a bad person. John McCain, who often disagrees with the […]

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The Europeans Punish Success, Again

May 13th, 2009 by Galileo Blogs · 9 Comments · Business, Foreign Affairs

The European antitrust regulator has just announced it will fine Intel Corporation $1.44 billion (1.06 billion euros) because it “harmed millions of European consumers by deliberately acting to keep competitors out of the market for computer chips for many years.” It did this, essentially, by discounting the price it sold chips to stores that agreed […]

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May 10th, 2009 by Mike N · 3 Comments · Environmentalism

Evidently, some eco nuts ran into reality. Billy Beck at Two-Four reports that: “An expedition team which set sail from Plymouth on a 5,000-mile carbon emission-free trip to Greenland have been rescued by an oil tanker.” They just don’t get it. Update; corrected typo

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LGF: A Brief Analysis

May 7th, 2009 by Chuck · 8 Comments · Culture

Charles Johnson does a lot of good things at Little Green Footballs.  His anti-jihadist stance since 9/11 has been consistently good.  His criticism of creationism/Intelligent Design has been excellent.  And his criticism of making alliances with racist/fascist parties in the war against the jihadists has also been good. But there are also serious flaws in […]

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The Idiocy Americans Swallow

May 7th, 2009 by Myrhaf · 39 Comments · Culture

I heard a few radio spots (also known as commercials) in my day job that make me despair for America. The first was an ad for Home Depot, in which two women are shopping in a produce aisle. They are shocked by the price of spinach. But one of the women has a plan! She […]

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Morning Reading

May 5th, 2009 by Myrhaf · 3 Comments · Politics

Here are a few choice pieces to read to get up to speed on Obama’s Chrysler mess. Neal Boortz explains secured and unsecured loans. (It sounds boring, but it’s not.) Usually secured lenders get precedence in a bankruptcy, but Obama is setting another ominous precedent by turning that upside down. And in the process he […]

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More ‘Wrong Headed’ Advice for Republicans

May 4th, 2009 by Mike N · 11 Comments · Politics

The Monday Detroit News editorial page has an op-ed by Michael Barone, senior political analyst for the Washington Examiner, titled “Arlen Specter’s switch will haunt GOP.” Mr Barone claims that the cry of ‘good riddance’ in many conservative circles is ‘wrong headed’ because he (Specter) voted for nomination of Supreme court Justices Thomas, Roberts and […]

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PJTV Video

May 3rd, 2009 by Chuck · 7 Comments · Culture

This is just a note to direct your attention to PJTV, where Bill Whittle has a really excellent video piece about the use of atomic weapons on Japan during WWII, after comedian Jon Stewart opined that our use of them constituted a war crime.  (Hat Tip, LGF.)

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Jack Kemp, RIP

May 3rd, 2009 by Myrhaf · 1 Comment · Politics

Jack Kemp died of cancer at the age of 73. He was a huge figure in American politics in the late ’70s and early ’80s, when the Republican Party was the one with all the new ideas and the Democrats offered nothing but the same old tax and spend.

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