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September 26, 2007

Song of the Day

“Never Let Me Down” by Kanye West.

I’ve had this old song on repeat for a few days. It’s great, though I could live without the preachy political Kanye verse.

“It’s got a line about his mom getting arrested at age 6 for a sit-in and he sings that with that in his blood he was born to be different”- Me

“Kanye? He doesn’t seem different.”- Dawn Summers

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What’s a little fascism between you and a friend?

Dining with the devil.

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September 25, 2007

Open Thread

I’m busy until later on this afternoon. Talk amongst yourselves.

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September 24, 2007

Oh. Snap.

“I just don’t want to end up like Katie Couric. I want people to take me seriously.”

-Miss USA Rachel Smith on choosing journalism as a career.

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I too miss the old George W. Bush.

UPDATE: I prefer Fred.

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Evil in NY

Ahmadinejad spoke at Columbia. Next up, Bush visits Tehran University.

Oh, and in case you haven’t heard, there are no homosexuals in Iran. I love the raucous laughter from the audience. It’s better than when a Harvard audience sat silently while Khatami defended killing those same non-existent gays.

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Get your money in with the best of it, vote Republican

Obama plays poker (via Fallen Sparrow):

“I always used to kid him that the only fiscally conservative bone in his body I ever saw was at the poker table with his own money,” said state Sen. Bill Brady, a Republican from the central Illinois city of Bloomington. “I said if he would be half as conservative with taxpayer dollars, the state would be a lot better off.”

Awesome. With his own money he’s conservative, with your money not so much.

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Fear the McCain

I’ve told everyone that would listen that I fear Republicans end up with a McCain candidacy (some reasons are lined out here, here and here). I just got an email that Peggy Noonan is doing an event for McCain in NY on September 17th. I trust Peggy Noonan, and I know a lot of other conservatives do too. If she supports McCain, I can see many people following her. This is a sign, people, believe it.

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Oh yeah, wait for it.

From’s statement about their NY Times discount:

Now that the Times has revealed this mistake for the first time, and while we believe that the $142,083 figure is above the market rate paid by most organizations, out of an abundance of caution we have decided to pay that rate for this ad. We will therefore wire the $77,083 difference to the Times tomorrow (Monday, September 24, 2007).

We call on Mayor Giuliani, who received exactly the same ad deal for
the same price, to pay the corrected fee also.

If I know my Giuliani, and I think I do, he’ll scoff at the very suggestion, as he should.

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UPDATE: I should also note, because it’s an incredibly rare occurrence, that it was a good day for NY sports. The Yankees, Mets, Jets and Giants all won.

ANOTHER UPDATE: “That’s only two NY teams, the other two play in New Jersey.”-Peter

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September 23, 2007

Song of the Day

“I am trying to break your heart” by Wilco.

I’m in an alt-country mood after od’ing on hip-hop for the last few days.

Sidenote: he spends 6 1/2 minutes explaining how he’s trying to break her heart, and regretting letting her go, and then the last 30 seconds pleading that he’s the man who loves her? I’d rather Eminem tell me he can’t be my Superman.

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This week in NYC

This Wednesday, I’ll be attending the Big Apple Friends of the National Rifle Association dinner and so should you.

Who will be there?

(Note: I will be about an hour late).

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Random Public Service Announcement

Everyone I know, myself included, keeps coffee in the fridge or freezer:

Air and light are the enemy of coffee freshness. Store it in a dry, dark, cool (but not cold – the fridge and freezer are BIG no-nos) place, either in a cupboard or an opaque container.

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September 22, 2007

Eliot Spitzer doesn’t care about national security

N.Y. Drops Citizenship Proof For Driver’s Licenses

“We’re changing our policy with respect to getting more people out of shadows and into the system so people don’t hide they’re here,” [Embattled Governor Eliot] Spitzer said.

Sure, why should someone committing a crime have to hide? Let’s get them out in the open! Out of the shadows! Into cars. And also onto planes, of course, since a driver’s license is all you need. I used to do some work for a group called the Coalition for A Secure Driver’s License. I don’t know that they’re still active but this is from a press release from last October:

“Eighteen of the nineteen 9/11 terrorists boarded those airplanes using driver’s licenses they never should have been issued,” said CSDL President Amanda Bowman. “After the attacks, it was learned that the terrorists possessed 63 licenses from states all across the country. And it was clear why they got them: The driver’s license is America’s internal passport, our de facto national identification card that allows holders access to airplane travel, truck rental, sensitive government and commercial buildings, wire transfers and a host of other terrorism tools and targets. The driver’s license is a terrorist weapon of choice, and Congress must act on that reality,” Ms. Bowman continued.

So, thanks, Gov. Spitzer, for making us that much less safe. But hey, now you’ve got the illegal immigrant vote–all they need to register is a driver’s license–all locked up.


Oh Rudy. You have got to be kidding me.

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September 21, 2007

Busy Day

Back soon.

For those of you fasting for Yom Kippur, may you have an easy fast. Repent!

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September 20, 2007

Al Sharpton, still a clown

If everything is “another Selma”, I’m going to start using “it’s another Jena” to describe race wars manufactured by sleazoids like Al Sharpton.

Just to sum up for those not following the circus: six black teenagers severely beat up a white classmate. “Five of the black teens were initially charged with attempted murder, but that charge was reduced to battery for all but one, who has yet to be arraigned; the sixth teen was charged as a juvenile.”

But of course, Al Sharpton didn’t become the man with access to suits by letting the legal system take its course. Oh no. He has to find the “white man bad” angle. And here it is: “The six were charged a few months after the local prosecutor declined to charge three white high school students who hung nooses in a tree on their high school grounds.”

In case you’re unclear, there were no people in the nooses. The kids maintain they hung them as a joke and the prosecutor has said that their actions, while vile if meant as some sort of threat, were not illegal under Louisiana law. You know what is illegal, though? Beating someone to a bloody pulp.

The Nation of Islam, never a group to be left out of any activity involving self-victimization and rage, is threatening the power of the Lord if Jena doesn’t shape up:

“God has the power to wipe Jena, Louisiana, off the map,” said Minister Deric Muhammad, leader of the Nation of Islam in Houston, as he spoke in front of the courthouse to a crowd whose view of him was partially obstructed by 40 strategically placed portable toilets set up by town officials.

He told the early crowd that he was delivering a message from Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan, “If they don’t give justice, watch what God Almighty will do.”

I hope there is justice. I hope the kids who beat up their classmates get a full punishment. And I hope people that separate us, that cause the racial problems between us, rot. That means you, Al Sharpton.

UPDATE: Jason Whitlock says it best (hat-tip James):

There was no “schoolyard fight” as a result of nooses being hung on a whites-only tree.

Justin Barker, the white victim, was cold-cocked from behind, knocked unconscious and stomped by six black athletes. Barker, luckily, sustained no life-threatening injuries and was released from the hospital three hours after the attack.

A black U.S. attorney, Don Washington, investigated the “Jena Six” case and concluded that the attack on Barker had absolutely nothing to do with the noose-hanging incident three months before. The nooses and two off-campus incidents were tied to Barker’s assault by people wanting to gain sympathy for the “Jena Six” in reaction to Walters’ extreme charges of attempted murder.

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