Sunday, December 30, 2007

I am above the law!

Oh, sorry.

I am above the law!

Steve Boriss asks why Rupert Murdoch would allow Bill Kristol to write for the New York Times. Let's turn that around, and ask why Andy Rosenthal of the New Yor Times would invite it. Maybe it's because Bill Kristol is a man Mr. Rosenthal respects intellectually and personally, and whose election season column will provide opposing views that Times readers will appreciate.

Sometimes a carrot is just a cigar, Dr. Freud.

Or, you know, something like that.

Saturday, December 29, 2007

I've read this, and re-read it, and I'm beginning to think it's not parody.

Ah, it is parody. Looking at this flood map, you can see that even if the sea rises 14 meters, his predictions (hopes?) are pretty much all wrong.

Thursday, December 27, 2007

Oh no!

I have to say that I despair for the Muslim world.

One thought I've had repeatedly, even before 9/11, was that the Muslim world needed a reformation, renaissance, and enlightenment similar to the one the western world went through during the period from about 1500 AD to 1800 AD. Say, from Wittenberg to Philadelphia. More recently this thought has sort of turned in on itself. Let me explain.

When I was growing up in Galway during the 1970s and 1980s, there was a fairly large contingent of Pakistani students studying at the local Regional Technical College, as well as at UCG. Guess what: These guys weren't in Ireland for more than a year before they had Australian girlfriends and were drinking Guinness with the rest of us.

In other words, these were pretty average guys. Where have they gone?

The turning point, in my opinion, is the Arab Oil Embargo of 1973. After that the Arab world - and especially Saudi Arabia - found itself awash in cash. The House of Saud, utterly corrupt, bought off its local proto-Islamofascists by setting up madrassas all over the world to preach wahhabism.

So, it may well be that Muslims may well have had their reformation, and the lunatics won.

If that's the case, well, I look forward to a lively century.

Tuesday, December 04, 2007

I expect this poor man will die suddenly, of an unexpected heart attack, after being run over by a .38 calibre bus. Or somesuch.

If you're a rugby fan, and a celt, this never gets old.

I remember when the All Blacks came to Galway in the late 1970s. It was some of the most exciting rugby I've ever seen. Brilliant attitude.

UPDATE: It's great to be Irish. Especially when the blood's up.

Monday, December 03, 2007

Another screwup from the gang that just can't shoot straight.

Republicans may not deserve power, but Democrats are starting to look worse. They're a complete embarrassment.

Copernicus lived in vain.

CAIR brings a bit of sanity to the teddy bear incident.

I am amazed by this. I can only assume all the negative public attention is finally getting to them.

Sunday, December 02, 2007

This is a classic. My Lord, how to respond?

- Well, I guess that since CNN filled the Democrat debate with Democrat activists, it's only fair they filled the Republican debate with, yes, Democrat activists.

- Further, since *all* Republicans are bible-thumping, gun-toting, Confederate flag-waving nutjobs, well, it was only fair that they got time along side the Democrat activists, during the Republican debate.

- Can't we just simply accept that CNN is best-equipped to winnow out the chaff and arrive at the few questions all Americans want asked?

I should have been a journalist. Hell, I should have gone to Columbia.

Muslims acting up in France.

The time's probably coming when the French police will simply cordon off the banlieu and go in armed, killing every living thing they see. The way the Brits used to deal with rabies.

Hmm. "Islam = Rabies". A new bumper sticker?

Saturday, December 01, 2007

Amazon.com! Is there anything it doesn't sell?

(Check out the customer reviews. I almost bust a gut laughing at them.)

Look for this product in a Chinese toy *any* *day* *now*!

Chinese toys: New! Improved! With asbestos!

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