Friday, September 28, 2007
Friday, September 21, 2007
From Protein Wisdom, on the rank and file of the Left:
I rather doubt many of them have followed to their logical conclusions the premises upon which they base their entire political world view — preferring instead to live in the heady subjunctive of their fantastical present, where "activism" appears a kind of righteous protest against the ostentatious inequity of outcome, a howl directed at the cruel face of capitalist excess, whose invisible hand these egalitarian warriors believe should be broken and reset by benevolent social surgeons until it is capable of doing no more than gently cupping those poor souls who might otherwise fall.
Wednesday, September 12, 2007
This cartoon, from Cox & Forkum reminds me of this tale of someone who was on the 59th floor of Tower 2 when the first plane hit, and barely escaped with her life.
But humanity doesn't seem to take "Never again" very seriously. It's always "Ever again. And again. And again."
Monday, September 10, 2007
From James Lileks, on the Administration's post-9/11 tactics:
As I keep saying every time a court strikes down a provision of the Administration’s post 9/11 practices, or a newspaper reveals another element of our secret strategies: we are a hair’s breadth away from a fascist state.
Thursday, September 06, 2007
From Michael S. Malone at ABC News, in a story about how a bank that reversed its program of giving college students interest-free overdraft protection was swarmed by a Facebook campaign to renew the program:
only post-adolescents would characterize the end of a charity as a "rip-off."