Monthly Archives: September 2011

The way we were

Remember this, Entitled to Their Opinions, Yes. But Their Facts?: Under “Muslim law as it is universally understood,” Luttwak wrote, Obama was born a Muslim, and his “conversion” to Christianity was an act of apostasy, a capital offense and “the … Continue reading

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Respect that affirmative action denies

A strange comment below: You can disagree with Positive Discrimination policies and disagree with the College Republicans’ stunt. I actually think they are behaving more egregiously that the progressive yahoos; their actions just further bolster the narrative that graduates of … Continue reading

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Are students really that dumb or are they just pretending?

I fail to grasp the deep personal insult allegedly sent by the Berkeley bake sale, unlike some commenters on this site.  If you are offended by the idea of someone being offered a benefit based on his race, you should … Continue reading

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When “positive” discrimination isn’t so funny

At least to some people. A ‘Diversity Bake Sale’ Backfires on Campus: Student leaders worried that the bake sale would make students uncomfortable and aggravate tensions on campus. “A number of students have come to me very concerned,” said the … Continue reading

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Would a robot do any worse?

I think America might need a little less heart, guys who you’d want to drink a beer with, and racial messiahs.

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Perry & Israel (2)

Here’s Slate’s Will Saletan on Rick Perry’s curious comment that “as a Christian” he had a “clear directive to support Israel”. Whoa. That’s something George W. Bush never did. Bush never said he had a Christian duty to stand with … Continue reading

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Perry & Israel

These comments by Rick Perry are attracting a certain amount of attention: QUESTION: To what extent do you view America protecting Israeli as a theological priority? PERRY: Well obviously Israel is our oldest and most stable democratic ally in the … Continue reading

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Against a Bookshop

To say that there are huge differences between the three great middle-eastern monotheisms is, of course, an understatement, but it’s interesting to see how their extremists, at least, can sometimes resemble each other. The Guardian reports: A bookshop in a … Continue reading

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Next Up: YHWH vs. Godzilla

Hinduism is of course pantheistic. One of the most revered gods is  Ganesh, the elephant-headed “Remover of Obstacles.” (And the god involved in the  Milk Miracle of a few years ago.) The other part of this story is the swastika … Continue reading

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Magical Thinking Watch: The Education-Industrial Complex Will Make Us Learned

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan provides an almost parodistic version of the  “technology will solve our education problems” meme today that is at once hilarious, depressing, and terrifying—the latter, because it heralds the arrival of another hugely expensive and … Continue reading

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