Monthly Archives: September 2009

Something I Never Thought I’d Say….

Susan Estrich actually has some common sense: Roman the Rapist He had sex with a 13-year-old girl. He got her to go to Jack Nicholson’s house by promising that she would be in a photo shoot. When she got there, … Continue reading

Posted in Crime, Left Wing | 6 Comments

Absolutely Twisted – Part Two

Yech. Woody Allen, David Lynch and Martin Scorsese today added their names to a petition demanding the immediate release of Roman Polanski from detention in Zurich. The director was arrested on Saturday over a three-decade-old underage sex case when he … Continue reading

Posted in Appalling | 3 Comments

Cannibal Mikey

Mikey threatens to eat Democrats: Controversial liberal filmmaker Michael Moore on Tuesday issued a warning to Democrats who have been cool to President Barack Obama’s call for meaningful health care reform: Get on board or prepare to lose your seat. … Continue reading

Posted in Left Wing, Media | 6 Comments

Got Snuggies?

If you happen to live in the Northeastern United States, you might want to order several sets of long underwear. It’s looking to be cold up in those parts: “Weak El Ninos are notorious for cold and snowy weather on … Continue reading

Posted in Environment | 2 Comments

Shaken, Not Stirred

Not a Bond martini, consumer confidence. Contrary to the cheery pronouncements of Federal officials, the Obama administration and the ever more ridiculously sycophantic major media, consumers are feeling less secure in the notion that the economy is recovering. The New … Continue reading

Posted in Economy | 2 Comments

Yet More AGW Fraud

Big news: Cherry Picking of Historic Proportions The sheer effrontery and gall appears to be breathtaking. The Briffa temperature graphs have been widely cited as evidence by the IPCC, yet it appears they were based on a very carefully selected … Continue reading

Posted in Junk Science | 3 Comments

Absolutely Twisted

Kate Harding, writing at Salon: Roman Polanski raped a child. Let’s just start right there, because that’s the detail that tends to get neglected when we start discussing whether it was fair for the bail-jumping director to be arrested at … Continue reading

Posted in Appalling, Crime | 3 Comments

Quid Pro Quo?

I suspect AllahPundit has this precisely right. After assuring America that health care “reform” was his number one priority, much, much more important than appealing in person to the International Olympic Committee, Barack Obama is flitting off to Denmark to appeal in … Continue reading

Posted in Obamantics, World news | 2 Comments

Doing Letterman Is Not Progress

Howard Fineman has seen enough: There is only so much political mileage that can still be had by his reminding the world that he is not George W. Bush. It was the winning theme of the 2008 campaign, but that race … Continue reading

Posted in Obamantics | 4 Comments

You Are My Density

A (very) long piece by James P. Hogan at Lew Rockwell is worth reading. Some of it is purely speculative, but it covers a lot of interesting ground. (Generally speaking, it is longer than I suspect most web readers will … Continue reading

Posted in Energy | 9 Comments

Dead Ends

Imagine a whole generation of young people who have virtually no chance of doing better – or even as well – as their parents. Well, it is not a thought experiment. It is a very real possibility, right here in … Continue reading

Posted in Appalling, Economy | 4 Comments

That’s My Soul Up There

Dead salmon (not, apparently, frozen in a waterfall) responds to pictures of people. Not. A dead salmon has become a scientific celebrity after its brain supposedly lit up when shown pictures of humans during a brain scan. Some bloggers last week reported … Continue reading

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Website Upgrade

I have just finished updating to the latest version of WordPress. As far as I can tell, everything appears to be working at this time. Please do let me know if you encounter a glitch, however. Tweet

Posted in Geek Stuff | 2 Comments

Walking Away

The LA Times reports on a troubling trend. People with good credit who simply walk away from their mortgages: * The number of strategic defaults is far beyond most industry estimates — 588,000 nationwide during 2008, more than double the … Continue reading

Posted in Economy | 1 Comment

A Sundae You Wouldn’t Want

One of my commenters, Andrew X, either has uncanny timing or some knack of precognition. Andrew quoted Mark Steyn in a recent comment. And lo and behold, Mark Steyn quotes his own quote – or, more accurately paraphrases it – in … Continue reading

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