Monthly Archives: January 2011

Damned If You Do, Damned If You Don’t

In one of the early episodes of “The Simpsons”, Bart switches tests with Martin and gets himself placed in a gifted class. He expects it to be easy, but it’s not what he imagined. In a class discussion, the students … Continue reading

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The Death Of White Protestant Societies

On VDare Ilana Mercer talks about the demise of the white Protestant society of the Afrikaners in South Africa- http://www.vdare.com/mercer/110126_south_africa.htm Mercer is a Jew, at least culturally; I rejected the 60’s Catholicism I was officially raised with, but I think I … Continue reading

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I Am Not Making This Up

It turns out that Conor Friedersdorf is “fascinated by the renaissance of the American cocktail”- http://andrewsullivan.theatlantic.com/the_daily_dish/2011/01/fighting-for-food-trucks.html And he loves food trucks. For those of you far from Yuppieland, food trucks are becoming a popular way to serve gourmet food, at … Continue reading

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One Party, Two Party, Red Party, Blue Party?

VDare quotes Ross Douthat on the possibility of a third party- http://blog.vdare.com/archives/2009/02/27/ross-douthat-on-the-possibility-of-a-third-party/ While it is commonly believed there are two major parties, and a few very minor ones, in reality the US has one party- the Democratic Party. What is called the Republican … Continue reading

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The Incredible Disappearing Act Of The Great American Weasel

The reliably dreadful Andrew Sullivan quotes Stephen Mearsheimer on the establishment stifling alternate viewpoints- http://andrewsullivan.theatlantic.com/the_daily_dish/2011/01/why-were-still-making-bad-decisions.html The left is great at portraying themselves as bravely speaking truth to power, fighting the establishment, blah blah blah. But the idea that the war in … Continue reading

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The Chinese Menace? No, The Chinese Fan Boy Menace

My dad has mentioned once or twice a book called “600 Million Customers”, written by some guy back in the 30’s about being a travelling salesman in China, obviously before the Communist takeover and when China had less people. The … Continue reading

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We Are Doomed

Is not just the title of a John Derbyshire book. We really are doomed. I get tired of trying to understand and catalog all the madness and perfidy out there; I’m trying to cut down on the politics, because it … Continue reading

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