Archive 2004 November «
City attempts white out during Clinton festivities From the AP: LITTLE ROCK – Seeking to distance itself from a checkered racial past, Little Rock erased “Confederate Blvd.” from interstate highway signs just weeks before dignitaries arrived for the opening of Bill Clinton’s presidential library. The Confederate Boulevard signs had been the first landmarks many saw […]
that Tom Ridge is handing in his resignation. Some conservatives want Rudy Giuliani to replace Ridge. Before you get on the bandwagon, here’s my column from 2002 highlighting Giuliani’s open-borders court battle to keep New York City safe for illegal aliens and, yes, terrorists. Update: News conference is set for 2:45pm. Update II: Ridge says […]
Steve Hayward over at The Corner celebrates.
in Iran. Reporters Without Borders is keeping on top of the story: “The government is now attacking blogs, the last bastion of freedom on a network that is experiencing ever tighter control,” said the worldwide press freedom organisation. “At the same time, an Iranian delegate is sitting on a UN-created working group on Internet governance. […]
Check out this obituary carried in my old newspaper, the Seattle Times. It starts out routinely enough: Stephen James BYRNE Steve, who lived in Edmonds, savored life… We learn that Byrne loved “sailing, biking, cross country skiing, diving, hiking…an incredible mountain vista, how the leaves turned gold in the fall, a great bottle of wine […]
Raid at mosque reveals use as car-bomb factory Excerpt: BAGHDAD – A mosque raided by security forces in southern Baghdad contained a workshop to rig suicide car bombs, with seven vehicles ready for terror attacks, an Iraqi Defense Ministry official said Sunday. Car bombings and remote-controlled roadside blasts have become routine in the Iraqi capital […]
I don’t usually link to Fark (great stuff, but often too risque for my admittedly prudish tastes), but they have a funny Photoshop contest envisioning how Dan Rather will spend his retirement. Here’s one from Fark poster Chuckless: And another from Fark poster bargirl24: More contest winners here.
The Swift Boat Vets will be rightly honored by the Conservative Political Action Conference next month with the “Courage Under Fire” award. From the Washington Times: “These veterans dared to tell a side of the story that the American people otherwise would not have heard,” said CPAC’s David Keene of the group’s effort to show […]
Next week, Rep. John Dingell will receive a “Distinguished Citizen Award” from the Detroit area Boy Scouts. Yet, just nine days ago, Dingell–along with fellow Dems Barney Frank of Massachusetts and Lynn Woolsey of California–voted against a resolution commending the Boy Scouts and condemning legal efforts to limit government ties to the group because of […]
Chuck Colson remembers “a true prophet for our postmodern age.” WorldNetDaily is selling beautiful boxed sets of “The Chronicles of Narnia.”
Lyz Glick, wife of Flight 93 Hero Jeremy Glick, has published a book of letters to her husband and 3-year-old daughter. Unlike the hyperpartisan “Jersey Girls,” a group of shameless Bush-bashing 9/11 widows, Glick avoids politics and refuses to discuss policy and legal matters: Glick has resumed teaching anthropology classes online from her home for […]
I’ve heard about the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program, but this is the first article I’ve seen that casts light on how it works.
Interesting article about universities’ role in the suppression of clinical trial data. The article quotes Drummond Rennie, an editor at JAMA, saying, “It takes two to tango, and academics are a part of this dance.” Articles like this one will increase support for an independent drug safety agency, as some have proposed. Related posts here […]
Steve Sailer puts another nail in the coffin of the myth that Bush won 44% of the Hispanic vote. Ruy Teixera agrees with Sailer. So does Zogby.
Courtesy of the New York Times…
As I noted below, some readers cannot view graphics on my site. Apparently, the culprit is Norton antivirus software (and possibly several other antivirus programs). Reader David Moschetti recommends the following fix for those of you running Norton Internet Security: 1. Click on the Privacy Control option. 2. Select Configure. 3. Select Advanced. 4. Select […]
David Huber takes apart media claims of a hate crime epidemic. Lots more good stuff at Oh, That Liberal Media.
My disgust for taxpayer-subsidized sports stadium deals is well-known. The Cato Institute has done, and continues to do, excellent work on the issue. Tomorrow, Cato’s hosting a policy forum on the D.C. baseball boondoggle, which will be before the City Council on Tuesday. More info here and a good paper debunking the economic development b.s. […]
In response to reader requests, from now until December 3rd, I am offering signed, personally inscribed books for sale to those of you with PayPal accounts. Send my e-mail account (email@example.com) $25 per book plus $10 per order for postage and handling. Put “BOOK SALE” in the subject line. Gift wrapping is available for an […]
Dan Flynn files a firsthand report of lingering post-election depression in the bluest state. A snippet: At the Harvard Book Shop, a petition titled–no joke–”Freadom v. the Patriot Act” asks customers to protest Bush administration policies. Grafitti on Mass. Ave. leading to Central Square was more blunt: “Kill Bush…”
Chicago Sun-Times columnist Michael Sneed reports on the fate of Illinois’ federally tax-subsidized flavored condom program.
Reader Michael S. Sanders asks if he is “the only one who cannot download any of your graphics on your site.” No, Michael, you are not the only one. It’s a pretty common problem, unfortunately. Is there anyone out there who can help? If so, my e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Browsing through the “New Non-Fiction” section at my local Borders today, I came across the following cover: Yes, believe your eyes! It’s the latest publication from the trustworthy narrators of history at CBS News–who are cravenly attempting to cash in on President Reagan’s death in time for the holiday book-buying season. I just about spit […]
Maureen Dowd writes this week about the right-thinking members of her family. Check out this e-mail she says her brother, Kevin, who lives here in my neighborhood (Montgomery County, Md.), sent out after the election: People often ask me why President Bush inspires such passionate support. My brother Kevin, a salesman who lives in Montgomery […]
Reader Richard Morton points me to a Centers for Disease Control web page that provides updates on the incidence of the flu. So far this season, the flu has been mild. As of November 20, 2004, CDC says there has not been a single pediatric death in the entire U.S. arising from flu or influenza-like […]