Tim Blair coined the phrase "The Al Gore Effect." Whenever anyone gives a speech about the global warming scam, the weather turns cold, or it snows. Is Al Gore the most arrogant doofus in the USA? Or is "Jon Carry"? No-one has the courage to tell them what they are: pompous buffoons. Life has done its best to teach them humility - as it does to all of us - but it doesn't seem to take with them. They must be hopeless. I am afraid that many are beyond help, learning, self-observation, self-doubt, and self-criticism.
Mary Katherine Ham is a true Ham. She is good, too. This one is about the Duke fiasco.
And for another example of true injustice, Instapundit is on the Cory Maye story. Heartbreaking. I'd like to see the blogworld use its feeble powers to do something about this.
Lots of new laws kick in on Monday. Do you know all of your laws?
A "charisma offensive" for Hillary? Coffee snort onto my monitor. She has the charisma of a rabid wombat, unless you are a lesbian moonbat self-hating commie - or a lazy, disgruntled loser looking for more handouts. Yes, alas, we have some of those in the USA, and it's a damn shame they never learned what it's all about. Endless opportunity - and free choice. How bad is that? I don't want her village. I want my own village - good old Pittsfield, MA. That's good enough for now: I can live with my own dumb choices, like being a "journalist." For the present, that is.
You won't believe this Dartmouth prof. Powerline
Take your pick. AP spins poll in both directions.
Self-hating Americans. Gateway. Since when is self-hatred a virtue? It's just the flip side of self-love, and it is an illness - except when self-hatred is justified by behavior. In that case, it is healthy.
Bareback Mountain: Leave them kids alone. Well, sheep.
The anti-war protesters. Flares has it exactly right:
Like they give a rat's behind. I can see them now, they have their party plans all made and they wait avidly and excitedly for the magic 3,000 to come about so that they can sing and preach and burn flags. Just like the good old days when the demonstrators burned down the ROTC building.
Well you know something? I remember those days and a lot of those demonstrators did not care about dead Americans. Not a bit. They were full of the sanctimonious outrage and wanted to bring about the Revolution! I remember. The dead were just handy, an excuse to do what they wanted to do anyway...raise hell.
What about grim milestones? The press loves them, feeds of them like maggots on a wound..but was the life of the first soldier any less precious than another? Is that life precious at all to the people who are planning this event? These soldiers are volunteers. They are not politicians, they are not policy makers and while the constant negativity can obviously erode the will of the public for conflict and keep hope alive in the ranks of the enemy...what then?
Flopping Aces has excellent Ford ceremony photos. Here's one: