Category Archives: Current Affairs & History

Barak Obama: He’s Just Not That Into Us

Us being Americans. President Obama’s first reaction to the Ft Hood shooting was to caution Americans “against jumping to conclusions.” Does this guy ever have a reaction where he defends America with something other than tepidness? Please don’t include Afghanistan … Continue reading

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Introduction To Malcolm Gladwell’s Law

Malcolm Gladwell’s Law – Journalists need to have a better grasp of financial figures in order to truly understand some of their subjects. In an obvious desperate attempt to push my Google Analytics Direct Traffic into the triple digit stratosphere … Continue reading

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Goodwill To Die For

Former US attorney general, Michael Mukasey, makes an argument in the WSJ of why civilian courts are not the place to try terrorists: It was anticipated that if those detainees were to be tried at all, it would be before … Continue reading

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What Sildenafil has joined, let no natural disease put asunder

It would be hard to describe how much I enjoyed this story. This from a statement by the Brazilian National Social Security Institute (INSS): “The social security system was planned so that the wife receives her husband’s pension for only … Continue reading

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Podhoretz On Jews And Their Liberalism

The Norman Podhoretz opinion article in the Sept 13th WSJ – re why Jews tend to be liberal – would still be worth reading if it did not include the following paragraph: All the other ethno-religious groups that, like the … Continue reading

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Barack Obama – A Man For One Season

If Robert Bolt’s thoughts on Saint Thomas More led him to write the play, A Man For All Seasons, I wonder if Barack Obama will one day inspire a play named, A Man For One Season. In what I believe … Continue reading

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Edward Kennedy and Emotional Appeals

You can see it coming, right? Later this year, Democrat proponents of the single-payer option in Health Care reform will play the legacy card. The legacy card will sound something like this: It would be a cruel twist of fate … Continue reading

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The Mismatch of the Century: Spin vs Video

Are you going to believe a bunch of grainy old videos taken on camera phones by the type of people who attend speeches and seminars about Health Care policy — which the White House does not denied their authenticity — … Continue reading

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Art Imitates Economic Philosophical Goals?

In a way, a good political satire is kind of like a campaign promise, you don’t necessarily have to believe it [not one dime!], for it to be effective. But a good political satire should exploit the target’s weakness. The … Continue reading

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When Today’s Headlines Were Yesterday’s Jokes

There was an old joke about how a socialist [or centrally planned] economy worked: What would have happened had the first socialist country been established in the Sahara desert instead of the Soviet Union? It would have run out of … Continue reading

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