The Truth Dodger Wannabe Senator


Kudos to The New York Times for exposing the truth-challenged Attorney General Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut, a Democrat running to become Connecticut’s next U.S. Senator.  Mr. Blumenthal has been saying that he had served in Vietnam when, in fact, he never did.  Instead, he received five military deferments and ended up enlisting in the Marine [...]

Write your own ‘So easy, even a caveman can do it!’ joke


No doubt by now, you’ve heard that the guy who did the voiceovers for those clever Geico commercials left a foul-mouthed message on the conservative FreedomWorks group’s answering machine. This being the 21st century, FreedomWorks promptly released his message to the public. Since “the public” included “his boss,” said actor was duly fired.
The actor and [...]

To Kill a Terrorist


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If Israel assassinated the leader of the Hamas military wing, did it have the right to?

The Times Finds A Lone Crazed Assassin


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What the Grey Lady won’t tell you about professor Amy Bishop.

The Times Finds A Lone Crazed Assassin


The New York Times’ front page profile today of professor Amy Bishop, who allegedly executed three University of Alabama Biology Department colleagues after being denied tenure, appears to be an exhaustively reported piece based on “numerous interviews with colleagues and others who knew her.” It portrays Bishop as violent and [...]

Censorship at UC Irvine


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The rights of the speaker vs. the “rights” of disruptors.

The Insane Manifesto Of Austin Texas Crash Pilot Joseph Andrew Stack


Andrew Joseph Stack, 53, the man suspected of intentionally crashing an airplane into a Texas office building today appears to have posted a [...]

Jeffrey Goldberg: Leon Wieseltier, Andrew Sullivan and Anti-Semitism – The Atlantic


Here are a couple of observations about Leon and Andrew, based on a more careful reading of Leon’s piece, and a look back at some of Andrew's greatest hits. 1 I don’t mean this as a cop-out, but Chait says much of what I would say, but better. 2 Like Chait, I don’t believe that […]

The Green Police, They…Aren’t All That Funny.


Of all the commercials I saw during Sunday’s Super Bowl, the creepiest by far was Audi’s “Green Police” ad which was supposed to laugh at the poor, beknighted fools being hauled away to goodness knows where by a new environmental police force while the cool Audi drivers got to speed away from the Stasi…I’m sorry, Green Police’s, [...]

LAST CALL for Sunday, Feb. 7


A DAILY WRAP-UP OF SOME OF MY FAVORITE STORIES OF THE DAY
Pre-Game Presidential Propaganda
I didn’t watch Super Bowl XLIV today. The New England Patriots (my team) weren’t playing, so I avoided Katie Couric’s pre-game back-and-forth with President Barack Obama. No doubt it provided a good look at the best that state-run media has to offer. NRB writer [...]