Conservatism Repackaged

March 5, 2015

Netanyahu ppic

Check out my latest project: Conservatism Repackaged, a Facebook page where I’ll create humorous memes and similar content for convenient sharing.

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(My own contribution to the genre is below, the last item under “The Bad”.)

You’ll have heard about the Charlie Hebdo shooting in January, when Muslim gunmen killed the editor in chief and apparently more than a third of the cartoonists at the magazine, among others.  You may not have heard that there have already been other attacks since then, such as the St. Valentine’s Day shooting at a free-speech event in Denmark (CBS, Mark Steyn, more Steyn), or the beheading of 21 Egyptian Christians in Libya.

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March for LifeHundreds of thousands went to D. C. for the annual March for Life last week.  As even the liberal Washington Post observed, this pro-life movement is full of youth and energy.

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‘To a Jeweler’

January 25, 2015

Mad Magazine: To a Jeweler

Found in an old Mad Magazine (1971, No. 147):

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Great line.  From George Will’s column this week:

Daniel Patrick Moynihan, a lifelong New Deal liberal and accomplished social scientist, warned that “the issue of welfare is not what it costs those who provide it, but what it costs those who receive it.”

(The apt headline and subtitle NRO gives it on the main page are “The Perils of Dependency: It’s changing our national character.”)

See also Mark Steyn and even FDR on the welfare state.

Conceptual Cooking

November 14, 2014

“Yogurt is just like really runny cheese.”

The whole tone of this NPR piece is in this vein, but this line takes the cake:

. . . Democrats who suffered under McConnell’s tactics over the past six years might be a little suspicious of Mitch McConnell . . . .

The Democrats have been the majority in the Senate for the last six years.  Mitch McConnell was the minority leader.

Bizarre.

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