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September 12, 2010

Outside America

Why are so many terrorists engineers, asks the NY Times?

I don’t know. I do know that whenever I ask a Russian person what they did back in Russia the answer 9 times out of 10 will be engineer. I know engineers in 5 countries right this minute, and none in the United States. I just think “engineer” is an all-encompassing professional title in a lot of places. Can anyone confirm my theory?

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Yeah. Little bit.

“Since I am the president and Democrats have control of the House and the Senate, it’s understandable that people are saying, you know, what have you done?” Obama said. “We’ve still got a long ways to go.”

And somehow he still manages to blame Republicans.

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September 11, 2010

We remember you

I no longer feel like I have a lot to add to the narrative of this day. I’ve said it all already:

My 9/11 story.

Anti-truther protest of 2007.

Looking back on 9/11.

On remembering 9/11.

We remember you, the dead of that day. We will never forget.

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September 10, 2010

Oh those Swedes

Ikea sets 100 cats loose in one of their stores, for no reason at all. Video here.

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September 8, 2010

Happy 5771!

May you have the sweetest of years.

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September 7, 2010

Time Magazine: Jews are money-hungry and don’t want peace

No, seriously, that’s what they published.

“We should do something!”- my husband
“Like what?”-me
“Boycott Time magazine!”-him
“That would require reading Time magazine in the first place”-me

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September 6, 2010

Oh no, not a website! Anything but a website!

Globalist Soros Launches Frontal Assault Against Tea Party

“Soros and the foundation left have launched a website designed to go after the growing Tea Party movement.”

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September 2, 2010

The problem with Sarah Palin isn’t her problem

Ben Smith has a great post on the dreadful Vanity Fair piece on Sarah Palin (so bad that even left-wing feminists are speaking out against it). The article is just garbage, thin, weak, and factually incorrect all over the place. Ben attributes some of this to Palin speaking only with sympathetic news outlets. But newsflash: she’s not an elected official. She’s not the RNC head. She hasn’t announced candidacy for any position. Why should she speak to anyone she doesn’t want to? If I were her I would do the same thing. She has a rational distrust of the “lamestream” media, why should she let herself be badgered and pummeled when she achieves no goal from it. I wouldn’t. And her lack of access in no way excuses so-called journalists from getting an accurate story. That Vanity Fair “reported” that she used Trig as a prop at an event that Trig didn’t even attend is a travesty for journalism.

And sidenote: I used to love Vanity Fair. It was my go-to magazine. Until it progressively got dumber and dumber and I couldn’t pick it up anymore. I don’t mind a liberal slant, I understand that there is almost no mainstream magazine or newspaper without it (unless it is specifically conservative), but Vanity Fair bordered on the ridiculous and it crossed over into absurd with this article.

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I love New York

But this Onion article really captures a feeling I’ve had once or a million times in my life.

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September 1, 2010

Not news

Heather Robinson has the story of an Iranian woman about to be stoned to death on trumped up charges.

Amnesty International issued a statement:

“Amnesty International condemned the ’so-called’ confession and said the independence of Iran’s judiciary was ‘tattered’ by the broadcast. ‘This makes a complete mockery of the judiciary system in Iran,’ said Drewery Dyke of Amnesty’s Iran team.

I’m pretty sure the independence of Iran’s judiciary was “tattered” before.

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