It’s not new, but it is true: This German gets it

Had an email sent to me concerning an essay by one Mathias Döpfner, CEO Axel Springer, and written as an editorial for Die Welt. In the essay Döpfner gives Europe a smackdown for its complacency and timidity in confronting Islamic fanaticism.The sendee had no url, so I googled it and found a link to the whole editorial at Free Republic. But since there was, even there, no url, I checked with Snopes.com and found that yes, the editorial is genuine, but not especially new. It was printed in Die W … [Read more...]

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Euro leaders “warming to Bush”

Well, that's good news, I guess. I mean, heaven knows, you're nobody if Chirac and Schroeder don't like you.Or, maybe success has a thousand fathers, and Europe has suddenly figured out that supporting democracy is better than NOT supporting democracy, especially when in not supporting democracy you seem to be tacitly supporting tyranny.In my wanderings thru the blogosphere today, I read one rant, I can't remember where, where the writer was decrying the fact that Bush had hurt "World … [Read more...]

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Stop hyperventilating! Save yer breath fer yer porridge!

I'll admit, I have my moments where - having allowed myself to spend too many hours reading blogs and the mainstream press - I get rather feverish, and subject myself to the sort of gasping and hand-wringing that I've been reading in various "comments" sections over the past few days. "Oh my GAWD! The NEWSWEEK Poll! We're all gonna DIE!!!!"And so I'm kind of proud of myself that I didn't succumb to the temptation to despair this time around. I was only mildly disappointed that the president … [Read more...]

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I wouldn’t want to play chess with him, either.

I've taken a quick look at various blogs and the consensus seems to be that while President Bush did not do badly in the debates, he didn't take John Kerry to task for one of any 10 or 70 things - that he did not take advantage of the opportunities to attack.President Bush is not an attacker. He never has been. He campaigns the way he campaigns. One of the reasons he routinely confounds his opponents is because they do not think as he thinks, he does not operate as they do. They can project … [Read more...]

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