You know that Islamic State terrorists beheaded American journalists James Foley and Steven Sotloff several weeks ago, but did you know that Muslims were beheading Americans in America?

From local ABC affiliate WABC in New York, February 11th, 2013:


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The victims are reportedly from Jersey City, but their remains were found buried in a town southwest of Philadelphia.

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Greener than Gore T-shirtI understand* that there was a big rally in New York City last Sunday.  The creepily named People’s Climate March drew more than 300,000 people (according to organizers’ estimates) to spread “a message of alarm” and call for action (presumably government action to restrict carbon emissions).

Noted scientist and statesman Leonardo DiCaprio told the United Nations, “You can make history … or be vilified by it” (ellipsis in original), which perhaps admits a little too much.

I just want to make two points.

1 — As I’ve suggested before, I’ll take reducing carbon emissions seriously when the warm-mongers show by their actions that they take it seriously.

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Walker for Governor, Again

September 25, 2014

I recently heard a Washington insider suggest that Scott Walker’s re-election campaign is the one conservatives should really be supporting this year, for those so inclined.  The person suggested that races like Cory Gardner for Senate in Colorado, while previously considered close, are going to be fine—and Real Clear Politics does have the Senate map moving in our direction—while Governor Walker is facing an unexpectedly difficult race.

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Feminism = Liberalism?

September 23, 2014

Damon Linker at The Week asks, “Is ‘feminism’ just another word for ‘liberalism’?”  What do you think?

He (mostly) sounds like a liberal, for whatever it’s worth—e.g., he states without qualification, “Women continue to be paid less than men for the same work,” which we know either isn’t true or isn’t known—but even he is struck by the implicit tension between different “waves” of feminist doctrine.

Is this politically savvy anti-abortion woman an anti-feminist? Or a feminist role model?

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September 21, 2014

“I don’t know what that’s from but I don’t like quotes.”

KaboomWe were told that cowboy Bush had made the world hate America, but that a President Obama would make the world like us and trust us again.

Now even the liberal Washington Post is all but admitting what Mark Steyn and other conservatives have been saying for some time:  The Obama administration has made a habit of failing our allies and helping our enemies, and the world is taking notice.  Under the headline “Obama seeks Arab allies against Islamic State but must overcome mistrust of U.S.”:

But already there is a disinclination to believe his promises, said Mustafa Alani of the Gulf Research Center in Dubai.

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NPR Freudian Slip?

September 11, 2014

Heard on the local NPR station this morning, the first day of their fund drive:

“. . . and your guilt—uh, your gift—will help cover the cost of that . . . .”

No kidding.

They also forgot to mention that we’re already paying a lot that they didn’t ask for politely (direct government spending + CPB = 16.0% of NPR’s funding).

Apples and OrangesThe Progressive Paradigm says that women are paid only 77% of what men are paid for the same work.

It’s remarkable that this narrative is so widely repeated and so durable, because it is easily shown to be wrong.

  1. To control or not to control
  2. The whipping boy that keeps on giving
  3. Controlling for me but not for thee

Here’s what Mr. Ploof says:

According to the National Committee on Pay Equity, in 2012, womens’ pay was 77 percent of a man’s pay despite the data showing more women are graduating from college than men and are earning higher grades.

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No, this is not a parody or a prediction; it’s already here.  Via Political Realities, the Daily Signal reports,

In 2012, Melissa Erwin and Jennie McCarthy contacted the Giffords to rent the family’s barn for their same-sex wedding ceremony and reception. Cynthia Gifford responded that she and her husband would have to decline their request as they felt they could not in good conscience host a same-sex wedding ceremony at their home. The Giffords live on the second and third floor of the barn and, when they host weddings on the first floor, they open part of the second floor as a bridal suite.

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Tracer BulletYou might think a story that sounds as if it were about which animals killed some dinosaurs would not be very interesting.

You’d be wrong.  (“Dead wrong,” Devereux giggled.)

Frank Fleming’s first short story at Liberty Island, “Who Murdered the Dinosaurs?”, is thoroughly entertaining and frequently laugh-out-loud funny—a “First Rate Farce”, in the words of one reader.  Perhaps one should have expected nothing less from the long-time PJ Media humorist whose previous work includes the funny “FAQ on Christianity”.

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