Archive for January, 2006
Democrats and Republicans alike are adept at making decisions without letting the facts get in the way, a new study shows.
And they get quite a rush from ignoring information that’s contrary to their point of view.
Register Independent. It’s the only way to go.
An early candidate for “Weasel of the Year” is Joel Stein, for his in-your-face L.A. Times column where he expresses his non-support of the troops in Iraq.
This unusual stance has earned him the anger of virtually every right-leaning columnist, commentator and blogger in America. His logic basically runs like this: He doesn’t support the war, so he can’t support the people firing the guns.
Stein is an intellectual lightweight. His political view seems to be the same shallow tripe that newly-hatched college grads tote around when they’re convinced they have the world figured out at age 21. He has zero notion of what is required to run an effective, or even useful, military. He thinks Kosovo was a swell idea.
When it comes to the notion of his support for the troops, at least he’s honest.
But I’m not for the war. And being against the war and saying you support the troops is one of the wussiest positions the pacifists have ever taken ? and they’re wussy by definition.
The right shouldn’t be angry at this guy. The left should. He’s blowing their cover.
Harry Reid. Nancy Pelosi. John Kerry. Take away their nigh-pathological inability to tell the truth, and they are this guy.
I love the major media’s take on the Hamas victory in the Palestinian election. They like to attach words like “shocking” and “upset” to situations that they completely mis-analyze in advance.
Strip away the spin and the inevitable rationalizations and you’re left with the truth.
The Palestinians had the opportunity to vote for murder, and they did so.
Not particularly shocking.
Jokes to tell your pro-choice girlfriend.
A woman and her fetus were walking into a clinic. “I’m scared,” said the fetus.
The woman replies: “How do you think I feel? I have to walk out of here alone!”
Which blog tool is better and why: WordPress or MovableType?
Headed out with a lady friend last night to catch dinner and a movie. She’d mentioned that she liked horror movies, so I thought we might go see “Wolf Creek“.
I hadn’t seen any previews or really read any reviews, but I think I had heard previously that it was pretty scary, which was my sole criterion for selecting the movie. My other choice would’ve been to go see “Hostel“, but I heard that it was pretty much just a gore flick and wasn’t really that frightening.
Before I get too far into this review, let me just tell everyone to stay away. The movie is God-awful. Evidently Greg McLean, the director, thought remaking “The Texas Chain-Saw Massacre” with Australians instead of Americans and all the cinematic excellence of “The Blair Witch Project” would be enough to provide a good scare. Note to Greg: it’s not.
The UPN and WB networks are folding, and combining their efforts into one uber-network that nobody will watch. The new network will be called The CW. I don’t have much hope for their eventual success, but I did love this quote.
Leslie Moonves, chief executive of CBS Corp., said the new network will air 30 hours of programming seven days a week aimed in part at young audiences.
“30 hours of programming seven days a week”
Said Moonves, “By shattering the space-time continuum, we’re hoping for a rating that is competitive with reruns of ‘Love Monkey’.”