Rod Dreher linked to a bit in a profile of Fox News chief, Roger Ailes:
Ailes admits that he sometimes flies off the handle. This can happen pretty much anywhere. Not long ago, on a ball field near his place in Garrison, NY, his nephew accidentally hit a baseball through the window of a 2012 [...]
Behold the Rope-A-Dope:
The rope-a-dope is performed by a boxer assuming a protected stance (in Ali’s classic pose, lying against the ropes; by leaning against the ropes, much of the punch’s energy is absorbed by the ropes’ elasticity rather than the boxer’s body) while allowing his opponent to hit him, providing only enough counter-attack to [...]
Or… I hope Richard Nixon is Rotting in Hell
The Arab Spring. A series of demonstrations, protests and wars that has rocked the autocratic governments of the Middle East since December 2010. It has forced from control, the rulers of Tunisia, Egypt and Yemen.
In Egypt, the revolution, though violent at times, never digressed into [...]
I’m a natural-born US citizen because my mother came to this country (well, Brooklyn actually), stayed with friends, gave birth to me and then a month or so later went back to Nigeria. My oldest sister was born in Nigeria and my middle sister in Bangladesh. My mom wanted access to better facilities for her [...]
Or… In the USA, we make fun of every fucking religion & creed!
I had a shirt in high school with a list of all the Religions of the World according to the axiom, “Shit Happens.” Here’s a copy of what it said.
Taoism: Shit Happens. Hinduism: This Shit Happened Before. (alt: If Shit Happens, [...]
I’ve been trying to get my mind around a 2006 article in the Armed Forces Journal that I recently came across. The post, entitled Blood Borders: How a better Middle East would look by Ralph Peters, purports to redraw the Middle East along what the author calls organic borders. As someone who’s often stared at [...]
Back in the 2000′s, during the ignominious reign of President George W. Bush, I remember liberals going berserk trying to figure out how to get the populace to see their side of the argument. If only the masses would just read this article, study that chart, and use rational thought, they would rise up in [...]
Loose items from a tight-leaf notebook:
How convenient for the War on Drugs industry that the Secret Service prostitution foul-up occurred just as President Obama was visiting Colombia to talk about alternatives to the current drug war. Yes, it’s important to find out if possible information leaks could have put the President in danger but [...]
[I'm copying down my thoughts from my recent European vacation and posting them. They'll appear back-dated].
I think my cousin is scared of visiting America. Actually, I’m sure of it because he told me he wouldn’t want to visit there.
Because we look like a Security State to the Brits. The Patriot Act, the NDAA [...]