Friday, May 31, 2002

VICTORY!

Wings move on to the Finals after crushing Avs 7-0.

Ann Coulter

Blunt, as usual...

Thursday, May 30, 2002

Funny Canadian

Here.

Wednesday, May 29, 2002

WINGS WIN!

Force Game Seven in Detroit, win 2-0.
Wings Winning

2-0, late in the 2nd period...

Tuesday, May 28, 2002

Man Alive!

The New Republic gets something right!
HACKWORTH

HERE.
Mr. Nordlinger

Here :

The mayoral election just concluded in Newark, N.J., was one of the ugliest in memory. It involved the old, entrenched mayor, Sharpe James, and a saner, more moderate upstart, Cory Booker. Both men were black, of course — but some of the most vicious racial politics in this country are intra-black politics. The likes of Sharpe James always play “blacker than thou” — and this is a matter of mouth and posturing, not shade.

James derided Cory Booker as “neo-black” (which is cute, I grant you). The James campaign slogan was “The Real Deal” — everyone in Newark knew what it meant, trust me. James said that Booker was a mere tool of the Right, and of whites. (Both men, naturally, are Democrats — but Booker is open to such notions as school choice and non-theft in government.) The New York Sun reproduced a cartoon that the James campaign had purveyed: It showed a factory, at which “neo-black politicos” were being made. In succession were Clarence Thomas, Condoleezza Rice, Colin Powell, and the challenger, Cory Booker. Two white men were in the foreground, chomping cigars and grinning. They were labeled “right-wing foundations.” One was saying to the other, “They’re so popular, we can’t produce them fast enough.” The other was saying, “I hear they always sell out.”

James won, of course — but only with 53 percent of the vote, which should give some cause for hope. The entire (white) Democratic establishment in New Jersey was behind him.

On the subject of racial politics — intra-black politics — I remember very well a mayoral race in Detroit. It pitted Dennis Archer, who became mayor, against a woman named Sharon McPhail. Now, McPhail was a very, very light-skinned woman — freckles and all. She probably could have passed. And her entire campaign was geared to the idea that Archer — who was infinitely darker than she — wasn’t “black” enough. She talked constantly of Archer’s (alleged) white support (not that such support, even if it had existed, would’ve mattered a lick in Detroit). I thought this was a stunning example of racial politics: that Sharon McPhail should try to out-black Dennis Archer — and get away with it, really.

And I always suspected, too, that one reason Archer’s predecessor, Coleman Young, was so aggressive, crude, and racist was that, as a light-skinned man (also with freckles), he was always trying to prove his credentials. No one could “out-black” him. Young may have been the most vilely racist man I ever witnessed — although he has some stiff competition.
Dia-Blog

Godless Capitalist and I have a discussion.

Monday, May 27, 2002

Sigh

Wings lose in OT.

Sunday, May 26, 2002

Disgusting

Article here.

Daniel Schweimler writes, "Addressing a crowd of about 300,000 people in the central city of Sancti Spiritus, [Castro] said not a drop of American blood had been spilt because of terrorist acts commissioned by Cuba." Yeah, but what about the blood of non-Americans?

More : "But the Cuban authorities accused [President Bush] of playing to the Cuban exile community in Florida to ensure that his brother, Jeb, is re-elected as governor later this year." Unlikely. But even if that were the case, at least we allow elections!

Saturday, May 25, 2002

WINGS LOSE

3-2.
NATO

Here.

Friday, May 24, 2002

Great Column

Here.

By the way, the anagram is "Ann Coulter"...

QUOTE OF THE DAY

From John Derbyshire, on Dick Cheney :

"He makes me feel that if I have thought of something, he's probably thought of it first."
For Memorial Day

A bit early, but worth it.
Democrat Idiot

Someone is about to lose her job...

Thursday, May 23, 2002

Strange Times...

In which a US President faces scorn in Western Europe and joyfully embraces Russia's leader...
WONDERFUL

Column by Larry Elder.
Another Prediction

GERMAN POLITICS

In September, the Social Democrats (Chancellor Gerhard Schroder's party) will lose seats. The Christian Democrats will gain seats. But the big winner will be Guido Westerwelle and his Free Democrats. Schroder will dump the Greens and take the Free Democrats into his coalition. This means Schroder remains Chancellor, but with a center-right coalition as opposed to the center-left coalition he currently heads.

And the EU will be dead in the water. Heh.
Nuclear War?

Possibly.
PREDICTION

Gray Davis is toast. Simon will be the next governor of California (which could help put the state in play for President Bush in 2004).

The massive budget deficit and his tax-hike/spending-cut proposals will sink his re-election candidacy.

Remember - you heard it here first.
WAR STORY

From Hackworth.

Wednesday, May 22, 2002

WINGS WIN!

Eat a dick, Patrick Roy! (Pardon my French...)
Humor

But probably on-target...
Man...

This guy pulls no punches...
Crazed Muslim attacks innocents in the Big Easy

Opens fire at airport, is tackled by civilian bystanders!
NEWS ALERT!

Chandra Levy's remains found in DC park!

Developing...
PREDICTION

Senators John McCain and Joe Lieberman have been appearing together quite a bit recently. Is this an early sign of a potential Independent Presidential ticket in 2004?

If so, remember - you heard it here first.

Tuesday, May 21, 2002

David Brock

Delusional.
SPRING TERM GRADES ARE IN!

The results :

A
A
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Heh.

Monday, May 20, 2002

Wings Lose

4-3, in OT.
The UN

Hideous.
From my Research Paper

Am I psychic? I wrote this last month :

"As Israel fights, the rest of the world should be keenly interested in

what the eventual outcome will be. For if suicide terror succeeds in

defeating Israel and pushing the Jews into the Mediterranean Sea, then

surely crazed extremists will use this proven tactic against other

nations."


Suicide bombers likely in US

Here.
Commentary on Pearl's video

Here.
The Derb

With shocking speculation. But...it doesn't exactly sound far off the mark, does it?

A Euro-Leftist attacks the recently assassinated Dutch politician Pim Fortuyn

Here.
I have just watched the Daniel Pearl video in full...

The link is at : www.ogrish.com

In a word, sickening.

Sunday, May 19, 2002

Chomsky needs a bullet

Brent Bozell doesn't like him much either.
CARTER

A weak man.
Totalitarians

On our campuses.

Good read from Thomas Sowell.
Noonan

Is exactly right.

I still don't like it, but if it helps to win the war and bring to GOP back to power in the Senate, then it was the cynical, but smart, thing to do.
GOOD NEWS!

Idiotic conspiracy theory mongering doesn't work!
"Pootie-Poot"?

Thank God the Cold War is over...

A War's On

Here.

Sadly, Democrats are more interested in second-guessing and wild conspiracy theories.

If they keep the Senate in 2003, which they likely will, this War on Terror will be strangled in its crib. And the terrorists will celebrate.

Saturday, May 18, 2002

The Gift of the Magi

In full, here.

Anyone who can read this story and not be touched is a sub-human who deserves to be sent to the ovens. (Not really, but it is a good read.)

Today's Random Fact

Boris Yeltsin's favorite sport is volleyball. Really.

Nugent vs. Ozzy!

Sad.
WINGS WIN!

A wild one against the hated Avs, 5-3.

Friday, May 17, 2002

The Senate and Judges

Great article here.
Slate

With rare criticism of a liberal Democrat.
Bill O'Reilly

Needs a lesson in economics.

He writes, "A few days ago, a New Jersey couple in their early 20s sat down in front of an oncoming Amtrak train and were killed instantly. Authorities say the pair was addicted to heroin and spent thousands of dollars a month on the drug. Shortly before the suicide, the couple had been evicted from their apartment for non-payment of rent. Relatives say both individuals were in despair."

He continues, "So what about the people who sold the heroin to these Americans? What is their responsibility? Some will argue the pushers have no responsibility, that the users make the choice. But that is nonsense. If nobody sold drugs, there would be no drug problem."

Supply and Demand, Bill! Didn't they ever teach this basic principle at Harvard?

If there is a strong enough demand for something, there will always be a supply. The only way to eradicate the supply is to destroy the demand. And, sadly, there is still a strong demand for illegal drugs despite every effort of the government.

Bill goes on, "You may have also heard about little Rilya Wilson, the 4-year-old foster child in Florida who has been missing for 16 months. Rilya's mother is a crack addict. She had not contacted her child in nearly two years. When Rilya turned up missing, that despicable mother reportedly made noise about suing the state of Florida. It turned my stomach."

And then, "So what about the people who sold crack to Rilya's mother? Are they not partially responsible for the abandonment of the little girl?"

Nope. Call me old-fashioned, Bill, but I tend to believe that the welfare of this child is the responsibility of the mother of this child, not someone who engaged in a business transaction with the mother. If Joe Blow is a drunk and runs over a little girl in the street, who is responsible, Joe or the guy at the 7-11 who sold Joe that six-pack of Bud?

Look, drugs are bad. But as a society, we have to decide which is worse : People who provide a product to others who willingly spend their own money for the personal use of that product, or the State tossing all these folks in prison with hard-core murderers and rapists?



Neal Boortz

A great line here :

[Bill] Clinton: "He hasn't told me yet whether he's [Al Gore] going to run. If he does, of course, at the outset he would be the front-runner. But I think he recognizes that under these circumstances, like every other Democrat, he'll have to make his case; but obviously he's got a lot of friends around America and a lot of people that know we won the popular vote last time and a lot of people think we won the vote in Florida last time. I'm one of them."

Yeah, Slick Willie. And there are a lot of people who think that you're a rapist. I'm one of them.

Thursday, May 16, 2002

SATIRE

Tends to be funny.
SMALLPOX

Will the government allow people to willingly get immunized? Or will they keep open the door to armageddon?
Interesting...

Here.

Should private chats over the internet be kept private, say, by the same laws that disallow the tape-recording of phone conversations? Or is this kind of back-stabbing by a "friend" perfectly acceptable?
Former VP Candidate Jack Kemp Begs Bush

To veto a farm/welfare bill. Go Jack.
Are you sick of him yet?

More on Carter.

Wednesday, May 15, 2002

InstaPundit

With a column on FoxNews.com.
Hilarity

On Carter.
"Violence never solved anything!"

Not true. [SMACK!]
NAPSTER

Crushed.

Tuesday, May 14, 2002

DL on Talk Radio

Here.
To be hated

Is to be right.
Hackworth

On the Crusader.
PB on Fidel

Here.
George One, Cokie Zero

From Neal Boortz :

I didn't see this particular exchange on the Sam & Cokie show … but several people have provided me with various versions of the exchange between her and George Stephanopoulos. The topic at hand was arming commercial airline pilots.

Cokie Roberts is reported to have said something to the effect of "What if the pilot goes nuts and starts shooting people?" George's response? If the pilot goes nuts, he can just crash the airplane.

PISTONS HUMILIATED

Lose four in a row, are out of the playoffs.

I hope the Celtics get crushed by New Jersey.
Commentary on President Bush

Sad but true.
Former President Carter Sides With Castro Over The Bush Administration

Treason? I report, you decide...
Tenured Morons

At, where else, UC-Berkeley!
A news arms race?

Just the opposite.
Cato's Jerry Taylor

Weighs in on the Saudi-led oil cartel.

Monday, May 13, 2002

VDH

Here.
George Will

On the 2002 Congressional elections.
PB

On Fortuyn.
John Leo

On anti-democratic Leftists.
President Grant

A good man, or a Great Man?
The New World Order

Isn't too orderly.
JIMMY

I hope Castro keeps him.
Here kitty kitty...

No tuna for you!

Sunday, May 12, 2002

PISTONS

Go down 3-1 in their series.

Saturday, May 11, 2002

RED WINGS

Win Game Five 4-0, win series 4-1. Play either Colorado or San Jose in the Western Conference Finals.

Friday, May 10, 2002

PISTONS

Raped the by refs! Lose the most bizarre game in NBA Playoff history due to biased officiating.

Memo to al-Queda : Next time you fly a plane into a building, make sure it's the Fleet Center in Boston during a closed Celtics practice.
More on the INS

And bureaucrats indifferent to human life but sycophantic towards criminal immigrants.
Peter Bauer, RIP

Who? Read here.

Thursday, May 09, 2002

Kausfiles sells out!

Literally.
RED WINGS

Just won, barely. Lead series 3-1.
Provacative Article

By John Derbyshire.
JANET RENO

Was in a minor car accident today. Too bad...it wasn't major!
Neal Boortz

Here.

Wednesday, May 08, 2002

CNN : Biased, and Stooopid

Here.
Pistons

Lose Game Two, series tied 1-1.
Making fun of the UN

Here's the link.

Near the bottom of the page, it says Kofi Annan "condemns 'despicable' suicide attack in Israeli town of Rishon Letzion". Lovely. (Too bad the General Assembly voted 74-4 yesterday to condemn Israel, without even a passing mention of Palestinian suicide terror.)

Then, just below that item is another piece that says "Annan calls for action to end 'despicable' practice of conscripting children". Wow, more "despicable" stuff? Is the UN being run by Sylvester the Cat or what?

Sadly, I found no exclamations of "suffering succotash!"...

Tuesday, May 07, 2002

Live From Amsterdam! (Not Porn)

This is the Blog of former MTV veejay Adam Curry, who now lives in Amsterdam and was a Fortuyn supporter.
Red Wings

Humiliated 6-1, still lead series 2-1.
Great Letter

From National Review Online's "The Corner" :

An American living in Europe writes to NRO : "The one thing that really strikes me about the murder of Pim Fortuyn is the pictures they have been showing on all the news channels. The one where he is having food thrown at him at a press conference. Whatever happened to those folks? Were they arrested? Was anything done to them? How can the Dutch Left be so shocked by the violent death of a politician when they ignored (or cheered) the first steps of leaving debate and argument behind? ... You cannot imagine what it is like here. Le Pen inspires marches, not debate (Chirac wouldn't allow that to happen). Berlusconi's labour advisor is himself gunned down. Has the left become so bankrupt that they cannot even enter the arena of ideas? After all, Le Pen isn't that hard to argue with, is he? The sad thing is, what is the life of politics in Europe is the life of academia in the United States. How long before our politics degrades to this level?"
From Andrew Sullivan

On the Eurocratic big-wig, Chris Patten :

He brings up the issue of private American financial support for the IRA. He's right that such support is vile. But the American government never sent millions of dollars direct to the IRA to foment terrorism against Britain. Yet the EU funnels vast sums to Yassir Arafat's terrorist organizations, with no checks, no standards, no accountability. That money is used to kill Jews. And Chris Patten helps dispense it. And that's largely all you need to know.
Dutch Democracy

A popular conservative is running for office? What is the Left to do? Well, kill him, of course.
NEWS FLASH!

Mail-bomber suspect captured in Nevada!
NEWS FLASH!

Suicide bombing near Tel Aviv! At least 15 dead.

Developing...

Monday, May 06, 2002

A Worker's Paradise?

Not really. Not surprising.
Good Blog

Here.

Sunday, May 05, 2002

PISTONS

Win Game One against Boston.
A Horror

This is just terrible. Expect Congress to get involved with new regulations and a lot of grandstanding.
If there's a Hell...

This fella just bought himself some lake-of-fire-front property.
Andrew Sullivan

Here.

Saturday, May 04, 2002

HUMOR

From "Shots Across the Bow" :

It's nice to see that our ex-president plans to conduct himself with the same level of dignity he maintained while in office.
I can see it now:


Alright folks, here's what we have fo you next week!


Trolling for trailer trash; a field guide

A sexaholics guide to DC

Doublespeak as an artform

Denial, evasion, and obfuscation: Your keys to victory

Special guests and their topics:

Investing 101, with Hillary Clinton

How to get a head with your boss, with Monica Lewinsky

Fundraising rules and how to avoid them, with Al Gore

All this and posthumous travel tips from Ron Brown and the former members of the White House Travel Office, on the next Bill Clinton Show!
WINGS WIN

Up 2-0 in the series! They've won 6 in a row!
BUCHANAN

Sounding more and more like an anti-American. I guess he's still ticked that he couldn't be the spoiler for GW Bush that his fellow Reform Party member Ross Perot was for Bush's father.
The Bush Landslide of '04?

If this holds steady, I don't see how anything else is possible.
Frogs

None are worth rooting for.
V. D. Hanson

Writes again.
Jimmy Carter

Commentary on the worst President, ever.
The Billy Clinton Show

Let him have it.

Friday, May 03, 2002

Communist Scum

What are they up to today? Click here.

Thursday, May 02, 2002

PISTONS WIN!

Close game, but we'll take it.
Sports

Wings shutout the Blues, Pistons losing in the 3rd Quarter.
More Demo-Crap

Will a murderer or rapist cancel out your vote?
Wings and Pistons Play Tonight

Game One of Round Two for the Red Wings against St. Louis. A final Game Five of Round One for the Pistons against Toronto.

Mercifully, the Tigers had the day off.
British Royalty

Foot-In-Mouth Disease?
George Will

More on Jews.
Jonah Goldberg

Destroys Europe, proving the pen is mightier than the whine.
A HOLOCAUST?

Not really.

Wednesday, May 01, 2002

Idiot

Iran's leader strongly denies supporting terrorism, then praises suicide bombers!