Category Archives: silencing opposition

REPOST: BETTER CLINTON THAN OBAMA? SURELY YOU JEST.


This revisit of one of my 2011 posts was occasioned by Hillary going “full Lenin” by claiming that corporations and businesses do not create jobs.  This ejaculation was a timely reminder just what kind of a national disaster this woman … Continue reading

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VONNEGUT ON TOTALITARIANISM


On rereading some old Vonnegut writings, in this case Mother Night, I came across a fascinating definition of the totalitarian mind.  He writes thus: I have never seen a more sublime demonstration of the totalitarian mind, a mind which might … Continue reading

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TRIBUTE TO LOIS


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DEADLY THIN SKIN SYNDROME SPREADING, CDC SILENT


It used to be that you could express both approbation and disapprobation at town hall meetings.  In a democracy, I should add. But no more, at least in Riverhead, New York.  According to CBS, the town board of directors voted … Continue reading

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CENSORING THE INTERNET: SYRIA SHOWS THE WAY


This week, the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) is holding a meeting in Dubai to discuss “what to do about the Internet.” (h/t The Weekly Standard)  There are many proposals in the ITU’s agenda, which runs to over 200 pages, and … Continue reading

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THAT BROADWELL BROAD: BEN STEIN TELLS IT FAR BETTER THAN ME


This is definitely worth reading.  AND, it’s a great review of the latest 007 flick, too!

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THE BROADWELL BROAD SEZ: (UPDATED)


Tablet Magazine has an interesting update on this “affaire de coq.”  Its title is Losing Petraeus, Losing Iran, and its telling subtitle is The general was one of few who understood that Iran was at war with the U.S., and … Continue reading

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THE BROADWELL BROAD SEZ:


Paula Broadwell, in an October address to the Aspen Institute, used a particularly prophetic turn of phrase:  “I was embedded with General Petraeus in Afghanistan…”  And: “He was a very close mentor.” Here is the whole thing (h/t Weasel Zippers): … Continue reading

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NARCISSISM WRIT LARGE


It’s hard to improve on this as a dead ringer for the Obama regime and its spectacular failures.

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PUTIN GETS A PEACE PRIZE


Vladimir Putin is this year’s winner of the Confucius Peace Prize… (h/t Týden) The People’s Republic of China (PRC) had, in 2010, established the Confucius as a counterweight to the Nobel Peace Prize. The reasoning was that awards of the … Continue reading

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