By requests: Noonan and Me

Reposted by request. First a link to a prescient piece by Peggy Noonan, written in 2005:Our elites, our educated and successful professionals, are the ones who are supposed to dig us out and lead us. I refer specifically to the elites of journalism and politics, the elites of the Hill and at Foggy Bottom and the agencies, the elites of our state capitals, the rich and accomplished and successful of Washington, and elsewhere. I have a nagging sense, and think I have accurately observed, that … [Read more...]

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Astroturfing Palin & Race-baiting, etc UPDATED

:::UPDATE:::SCROLL DOWN FOR ORIGINAL POST::: Looks like the press is mildly interested Amazing! :::END UPDATE:::As Tom Hanks said in A League of Their Own, "it's gettin' interestin' out there..."Rusty Shackleford at The Jawa Report has traced a lying smear campaign, using a supposedly "grassroots video gone viral - and meant to destroy Gov. Sarah Palin - and he's found that all roads lead appear to lead - note, they appear to lead - to the Axelrod side of the Obama campaign. It's an … [Read more...]

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Why our financial system nearly collapsed – UPDATED

Yes, I know is voice is grating, yes I know he can be too rude by half on his program, but take the time to listen to this audio of last Friday's Mark Levin show. (H/T Ace) You want the breakdown of what happened and why it happened? Levin gives it to you in plain language. Listen to it, even if you really don't want to. I didn't want to, but it's important that we understand what happened, here, historically, that we don't simply succumb to spin. Look past Levin's politics and his cranky … [Read more...]

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Warnock: put down the sick, senile, elderly

"If you're demented, you're wasting people's lives -- your family's lives -- and you're wasting the resources of the National Health Service."So says Baroness Warnock, who has been advocating euthanasia in Britain for a long time is at it again.I'm too under the weather to write, but I address this troubled woman, when my brother was dying, in this piece:Our brother has lately gone quiet. He moans and coughs. When he does speak it is a word or two, soft and hoarse and largely … [Read more...]

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Palin s/b "gangraped by black men."

I'm down with a fever and likely this will be my only post for the day; if I feel better later I will record and post Compline, but right now kind of out of it. And cranky.Just three thoughts.1) It seems like President Bush - who tried in 2003 to prevent the economic meltdown we're in today - has pulled everyone's asses out of the fire. He will get no credit for it. President Bush appears to be the last grown-up left in Washington, but he will get no props. Credit and props will go to … [Read more...]

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Dems run away; McCain shows leadership

I'm sorry...my jaw is ON THE FLOOR at this headline: Democratic Congress May Adjourn, Leave Crisis to Fed, TreasuryThe Democratic-controlled Congress, acknowledging that it isn't equipped to lead the way to a solution for the financial crisis and can't agree on a path to follow, is likely to just get out of the way.Lawmakers say they are unlikely to take action before, or to delay, their planned adjournments -- Sept. 26 for the House of Representatives, a week later for the Senate. While … [Read more...]

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Invading Palin's privacy – UPDATED

Remember in 2000, when Rick Lazio was running against Hillary Clinton for the NY Senate, and he walked across the stage to hand her a piece of paper and was instantly condemned as "threatening" and excoriated for "invading her space?"A lot of people regard that as the moment Lazio lost the race. People didn't like perceiving a woman as being "threatened." They did not like her "space" being invaded.Now the Obamaphiles - the angry, crazed, hate-filled part of the left who cannot understand … [Read more...]

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Obama has a "troop-gate" – UPDATED

UPDATE II: Here is a long and anti-climactic denouement to this whole story. Bottom line: both the press and Obama need to be taken with a grain of salt. We should know that, by now. :::Yes, yes, yes, Sen. Barack Obama really did - while on his "Behold, It's Me World Tour" - interfere with American foreign policy and troop withdrawal negotiations in Iraq:The Obama campaign spent more than five hours on Monday attempting to figure out the best refutation of the explosive New York Post … [Read more...]

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Wall Street Woes, Media Meltdown & More – UPDATED

:::Scroll Down for some very cranky updates:::Reducing everything down to base politics: it's what we do! James Pethokoukis, at US News and World Report wonders who Wall Street's woes helps and hurts. I say hurts McCain. Obama is "blaming the government" which is vague and easy for him to do, and also vague and easy for everyone to believe. It's not the smart answer, but it's the savvy one, especially if you've been in DC for only 4 years and have managed to acquire $126,000 from Fan & … [Read more...]

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Psycho-Manipulation on Climate, Psychedelic!

Graphic via BeldarMy latest piece for Pajamas Media, entitled, Psychologists Want to Purge Your Brain of Un-Green Thoughts, is up and running; it looks at how the anti-establishment renegades of 1968 now want you, forty years on, to fall in line and conform to the "environmental crisis" mentality they've been so aggressively pushing:Forty years after enlightened baby boomers and academics decried conformity and told the world to ignore “the establishment,” to not kowtow to “the man,” to “rap … [Read more...]

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