That moron Bush is reading my book?

Hee-hee...I don't know why but so many stories are striking my funny bone today. This one cracked me up.According to the White House, one of three books Bush chose to read on his five-week vacation is "Salt: A World History" by Mark Kurlansky, who chronicled the rise and fall of what once was considered the world's most strategic commodity.The other two books he reportedly brought to Crawford are "Alexander II: The Last Great Tsar" by Edvard Radzinsky and "The Great Influenza: The Epic … [Read more...]

Polipundit on the good economy

Polipundit blog has several good, thoughtful pieces on the economy and why America seems confused about whether it is doing well, or not.Lorie Byrd is writing: I remember going through this same thing in 1992 when the Bush recovery was described as the worst economy in 50 years until the day after the election, when it became known as the Clinton recovery. It frustrated the heck out of me then, and although it does less so now because this is not an election year, it still annoys me.Yes, I … [Read more...]

Rosett on those connections that “don’t exist”

A few days ago, Stephen Hayes and Thomas Joscelyn wrote about them, - the connections between Saddam and bin LadenNow the tireless Claudia Rosett takes a turn on the issue.Mr. Bush, in calling attention to the Iraq-al Qaeda connection in the first place, did the right thing. For the U.S. president to confirm that clearly and directly at this stage, with some of the abundant supporting evidence now available, might seem highly controversial. But reviving that controversy would help settle it … [Read more...]

Michael Ledeen on Iraq and Temple Mount

Over at The Corner Michael Ledeen links to this post from Paleojudaica on the 'Cultural Intifadah' and the price of Political Correctness:Sez Ledeen: [This story ]tells us a lot about the depths of contemporary antisemitism, and the terrible march of political correctness throughout the Western world. Clearly the ravages of the Temple Mount are of enormous cultural significance, and people who were outraged at the Taliban's destruction of the glorious Buddhas cannot claim intellectual … [Read more...]

This is pretty chilling

This story about the 23 year old who has confessed to plotting to harm the president is plenty chilling - the more you read it, the chilling-er it becomes. Necessary reading. God bless and protect our president and other leaders. … [Read more...]

Yet more on Bush’s lineage and ancestry

Betsy Newmark, over at Betsy's Page has even more to add to what we are learning about President Bush's forebears. Between Catherine Armstrong's good work, and Betsy's it's all getting very interesting. Betsy makes the excellent point that if the left wants to imply that one's weaknesses are linked to lineage, then one's strengths must be, as well. Says Betsy:And the we find out that Bush is also somehow related to Anne Hutchinson, the woman who is now featured in all history books as the first … [Read more...]

Oh, Look! Bush is Irish, too! But of course, BAD Irish.

Egad, but it's tiring sometimes, to watch the press play, "how many ways can we hate and villify Bush?" Now, it seems, President Bush is an Irishman, after all, but he's descended from the very worst Irishmen ever to live. Of COURSE.So says this incredibly stupid article, one of the stupidest I have ever read.It is perhaps not the best omen for US foreign affairs. Local historians in Wexford have discovered that George Bush is a descendant of Strongbow, the power-hungry warlord who led the … [Read more...]

This time, Bush Should Have Looked at His Watch

I'm growing weary of these debates, and I wish the candidates had agreed to only two, rather than three events. I cannot bear to hear Kerry say "I have a plan" in that creepy patrician drone one more time, and I'm even getting tired of Bush saying, "Wrong war, wrong place, wrong time."These two need fresh material. Tonight, I could only watch them for a few minutes before it would begin to feel like my entire life-force was stagnating and drooping. For respite I found myself clicking over to the … [Read more...]