Showing posts from April 15, 2007

Daily Roundup

First up, Alec Baldwin. What a class act. If that's how you treat your 12 year old child I can't imagine how you treat the adults. Nice.

more from TMZ:

UPDATE: A friend of Alec Baldwin's just contacted TMZ to say that the actor called Ireland last week and apologized for his outburst. The friend added that Ireland is the most important thing in the world to Alec and that he is frustrated because over the last six years, Kim has "tried everything" to alienate Ireland from him.

UPDATE: Alec Baldwin's spokesperson released the following statement to the TV show "EXTRA": "In the best interest of the child, Alec will do what the mother is pathologically incapable of doing ... keeping his mouth shut and obeying the court order. The mother and her lawyer leaked this sealed material in violation of a court order. Although Alec acknowledges that he should have used different language in parenting his child, everyone who knows him privately knows what he…

What Liberal Media MCMXLVII

Mr. Owl was asked, "How many licks to get the center of a tootsie pop"?

His answer was always three. Two licks and then dispensed with the charade and bit to the center.

The media follows the latter mode when declaring a Republican's party affiliation when they're embroiled in scandal. Sometimes they'll downplay a Democrat's party affiliation by attaching the label "conservative" before Democrat. That way, they're conservatives first, Democrats second. (c.f. Trafficant, Jim). Anything to avoid damaging The Party.

Mark Steyn on Virginia Tech

I love Mark Steyn. I've read his books and followed his articles for a while now. This article, however, is really awful. He denigrates the men in VT who did not fight back against a crazed lunatic armed with two handguns. I can't speak for Mr. Steyn, but I think most people when confronted with bullets coming your way would attempt to flee not charge. He compares the VT students with Flight 93 passengers. That's a completely unfair comparison. The people on that flight were complacent until they knew they were on a one way trip. That's not an indictment. The hijackers that day broke the mold. They did not take hostages as bargaining chips. They wanted a huge manually guided cruise missile.

He also obliquely compares the students to the men in Canada who, as noted, left the room without a fight while a gunman killed fourteen women and then left unmolested.

I can only imagine the panic that ensues when you're in a classroom and some maniac is shooting…

Daily Roundup

Dennis Prager thinks:

One must be allowed time for anger and grief. To speak of healing and closure" before one goes through those other emotions is to speak not of healing but of suppression.

He has a point. When it comes to death and dying, you don't get to skip to the end where you're a-OK. You have to be angry and sad and everything else to get to "fine".

The Brits are beginning to realize they cannot surveil their way into safety. The creeping statism there makes the US look like Dodge City by comparison.

Remember this man. He gave everything that others may live.

Librescu — a 76 year-old Holocaust survivor — blocked his classroom doorway from a gunman while his students leapt to freedom.

The world's oldest business goes under. (Elsewhere, the world oldest profession is doing just fine.)

There is no reality. The universe is a hologram. YMMV.

Greg Gutfield has the quote of the day. This one sums up the Dean Wing of the Democrat part as succinctly as I&…

The Future of Campaign Ads

This is it:

Ads like these are going to be impossible to control in the next cycle. 529's aren't even going to matter as much next time around. YouTube will be a huge factor in the elections. (Yeah, bold prediction. Really breaking new ground there aren't you?)

Thoughts on the Massacre

..or rather, a lack thereof.

What can I possibly say? To condemn it seems obvious and tone-deaf. A call for prayers seems woefully inadequate. Of the politics of gun ownership and carrying, I'll not speak.

Anything about "healing the pain" or expressions of sympathy fall flat.

I don't mean to sit this one out. Far from it. There is so much anger and pain around the issue it's hard to ignore.

The cynic in me thinks this would have fine if only he'd offed himself first.

Is it evil or insanity that drives a man so. I've had my heart broken. We all have. But has anyone ever, even for a moment, thought of taking a weapon and slaughtering everyone in you path? People you didn't even know. Some will chalk it up to insanity. Anyone who would do that has to be insane. That's a comforting thought. To think that someone could be sane and yet so evil is almost too terrible to contemplate. The implications are staggering. The trouble is that…

Quote of the Day

Daily Roundup

Hypocrisy has a Human Price on the Streets of Baghdad. Puts a human face on the price of early withdrawal.

I often say that the prime reason I cannot vote Democrat is their divorce from reality in matters of foreign policy. I understand their want to throw money and increased government at any domestic problem. Most of that doesn't imperil democracy so much as harm the economy. We can easily remedy such errors. Missteps of foreign policy are much much harder to correct. Diplomacy is not an end, it is a means to an end. Conferences are all well and good but they usually result in nothing. Negotiations only work if they are backed by something. Something like the Fifth Fleet or economic sanctions.
It's good cop/bad cop routine. One that only works if your opponent thinks the bad cop is in charge. Showing that the Kucinich wing of the party has truly taken control of the party they're attempting to add a cabinet level post called Department of Peace and…

Daily Roundup

Top: 21 Killed by gunman at VT. Say a prayer for the families.

Hube is getting paid by the word

Delaware slips 3 spots in most livable states.

Even the Chinese are going for real estate gimmicks.

I gave this exact same speech to when I was coaching little league and for some reason it was a big deal.


Another one here

Is Fred Thompson the real deal? Stephen Hayes thinks so.

If only John Corzine read this before he got in the car.

Howard Kurtz is asking where the people who called for Imus' head were when the Duke players were exonerated.

Hillary under fire from the Left.

Is B16 the Dalai Lama of Catholicism? Take it away Rocco...

Abortion crisis in the UK. The crises? More and more doctors are refusing to perform them on moral grounds.