Alarming News

December 21, 2011

A senator, his gay lover, and a garish mansion owned by the gay lover’s mother

A state senator in New York pleads guilty to corruption. Yawn, right? Read the story and decide.

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December 17, 2011

Listen

Conservative band Madison Rising denied performing permit at…Zuccotti Park. Yes, the park that was “occupied” for over two months with no permits at all. Read Todd Seavey’s article about the situation and the predictable tolerant reaction they’re getting here.

And check their music out here.

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So real

My latest piece for the NY Post warns that people who value authenticity in candidates above all else might not like the realness they get.

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December 14, 2011

This

“Again and again he combined incendiary rhetoric with irresolute action, bringing Republicans all the political costs of a hardline position without actually taking one”

- National Review Editors.

Not Newt, please.

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Thank you

My friend Vlad posted a link on Facebook to this list of “30 Things to Stop Doing to Yourself.” It’s a pretty good list, the writer recommends a book I absolutely loved “Stumbling on Happiness” (read it, it’s life-changing) but I particularly enjoyed #30:

Stop being ungrateful. – No matter how good or bad you have it, wake up each day thankful for your life. Someone somewhere else is desperately fighting for theirs. Instead of thinking about what you’re missing, try thinking about what you have that everyone else is missing.

I am grateful in general but he’s right that it needs to be an everyday thing. When I’m thankful for my blessings I’m happier, more energetic, more focused. It’s easy to get mired in minor problems and not see the great things in life. A few weeks away from new years my resolution is to try to remember that more often.

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Happy 9th birthday, Chanukah!

My latest for WNYC’s A Free Country: The fact that Jews vote Democrat continues to boggle the mind.

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December 7, 2011

Everyone has one

My latest article in the NY Post is a about a problem common to conservatives in blue states: the holiday party pest who has been waiting all year to give his opinion on Sarah Palin to his sole conservative acquaintance.

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