Top 6 Talk Radio Moments of This Week: Talk Radio Tackles Sharia, ‘Moderate’ Islam and the Ground Zero Mosque


I write a weekly recap for another website, putting together audio and webcam highlights from the week in conservative talk radio. I always have way more material than I can possibly use. And believe me, my friends and family get pretty sick of me trying to get all those leftovers out of my brain by [...]

The Political War Up North: 9 Tales of Left Vs Right in Soviet Canuckistan


I present, for your amusement, the latest developments up here in The Country Where My Computer’s Plugged In. You’ll have to forgive me; I consider my true fellow citizens to be those reading this particular site, and others who yearn for liberty and common sense, wherever they may be. The entity called “Canada” embraced bureaucracy, [...]

Soros trying to keep new conservative Canadian TV channel off the air


Billionaire leftist George Soros opposes U.S. “bullying” and “imperialism” when it comes to war and foreign policy, but his principles apparently stop at the 49th parallel. At CNews/Canoe.ca, Brian Lilley reports: A group called Avaaz.org [connected with MoveOn.org] operating out of New York City is warning their supporters that SUN TV News Channel, which has [...]

R-E-S-P-E-C-T: Glenn Beck and Martin Luther King, Jr.


Contrarian African American cultural critic Jam Donaldson tends a blog with the marvelously scolding moniker, “‘Conversate’ is Not a Word.” I’m eager to add, “And ‘disrespect’ is not a verb.” Sometime around ten years ago, “He disrespected me” became the new “He looked at me funny.” We’ve all read those depressing news stories about another [...]

The Political War Up North: 9 Tales of Left Vs Right in Soviet Canuckistan


I present, for your amusement, the latest developments up here in The Country Where My Computer’s Plugged In. You’ll have to forgive me; I consider my true fellow citizens to be those reading this particular site, and others who yearn for liberty and common sense, wherever they may be. The entity called “Canada” embraced bureaucracy, [...]

Venezuelan murder rate triples under Sean Penn’s hero


IconicPhotos is a site that deserves more attention. The blogmaster’s politics are hard to pin down, and frankly, shouldn’t matter. He provides the back stories about, well, iconic photos, like Galella’s strolling Jackie O and Bill Eppridge’s images of a dying Robert F. Kennedy, and in doing so offers up bite-sized history lessons. Not all [...]

Academic writing for Muslim magazine: Hitchen’s cancer ‘is a boon to humanity’


When Mark Steyn and Canada’s oldest magazine, Maclean’s, were called before a government Human Rights Tribunal to face charges of printing “Islamophobia,” the man behind those charges was Mohamed Elmasry. Up until then, Elmasry, a university professor and head of the Canadian Islamic Congress, was most notorious for bluntly declaring on national television that, since [...]

Coming soon: Hollywood biopic of ‘Silent Spring’ serial killer Rachel Carson


Yesterday, while researching my post about Johnny Carson’s posthumous support of Planned Parenthood, The Hollywood Reporter helpfully called to my attention a new story about another Carson. Rachel Carson, that is: Peter Bratt has signed on to direct “Silent Spring of Rachel Carson,” a biopic about the crusading environmentalist, for producers Robert Chartoff and Lynn [...]

Johnny, we hardly knew ye (supported Planned Parenthood)


The other girls loved bubblegum pop stars. Me? I always preferred comedians. Those girls had Tiger Beat, but alas, comedy groupies have no such publication. So the best I could do was talk my way into staying up to see my favorites when they guested on The Tonight Show. Like Martha Stewart (not to mention [...]

Bragging about how stupid you are is not attractive


If you spotted Rick McGinnis at the grocery store, you’d think: “Hipster artsy foodie leftist.” You’d be right on three counts. McGinnis looks the part, with his vintage wardrobe, cool specs and fashion forward facial hair. He’s photographed the likes of Alan Rickman and Hilary Swank for magazine spreads, was featured in a Canadian documentary [...]