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Thoughts on the Passing of Andrew Breitbart

Hearing about the death of Andrew Breitbart was a punch in the gut, and only now have I caught my breath and gathered my thoughts enough to write about it.

As one of the leading lights of the New Media, he had a confrontational, no-holds-barred approach to journalism that I could only admire.  He used [...]

“Death to Israel!”

Associate Professor of History Julio Pino got “political”:

The speaker at whom Pino shouted was Ishmael Khaldi, formerly the deputy consul general at the Israeli consulate in San Francisco. Khaldi, as a Bedouin and Muslim, lectures on his experiences as an advocate for Israel.

According to multiple press accounts, Pino posed a question to Khaldi [...]

Stick, Meet Anus

Apparently, Moammar Qaddafi was given the Abner Louima “Haitian Love Treatment” before being shot to death with his own gun.

Watch the video here.  It’s not too graphic.


After speaking with Josh about it, I have returned to re-take managerial control over The Waterglass.

There will be gigantic quantities of civility served up, along with frivolity and jocularity.

Thank you.

“Paczki are better than donuts” Claims Polish Baker

The War on Donuts had its Fort Sumter moment when a prominent baker of paczki (pronounced “paunch-kee”), a form of donut, claimed that “Paczki are better than donuts.”

While Fat Tuesday was an excuse for many New Yorkers to indulge their sweet tooth, in Brooklyn‘s predominantly Polish Greenpoint neighborhood it was the last chance to [...]

Civility: It’s What’s for Breakfast

President Obama serves up a huge heaping helping of Civility Pancakes, dripping with Civility Syrup and moistened with a nice pat of Civility Butter:

“It’s tempting not to negoitate with hostage takers unless the hostage gets harmed,” President Obama said at his Tuesday press conference.

“In this case, the hostage was the American people,” Obama [...]

Caught on Tape: Electoral Fraud in Afghanistan

Of course:

On the audiotape, two men are heard speaking in Dari, with the distinct accent of the western city of Herat, as they negotiate terms for rigging more than a dozen races in Afghan’s parliamentary elections.One of the men, according to the country’s Independent Election Commission, is Abdul Rashid Irshad, a low-level functionary in [...]

Two People Who Dislike Obama and His Policies Do Not Want Obama to Run in 2012

If you read the Washington Post headline:

Opinion | One and done: To be a great president, Obama should not seek reelection in 2012

and then read what they say:

We do not come to this conclusion lightly. But it is clear, we believe, that the president has largely lost the consent of the governed.


Vote 2010: The Aftermath

The Republican party has regained the House, taking at least 60 seats.

Liberal butthurt is at historic levels not seen since Bush’s reelection.

One would think that the president would consider what these significant gains mean, but he hasn’t.  He’s chosen to see it as a referendum on the economy instead of his appalling mismanagement [...]

Vote 2010

My soon-to-be-published writing project has taken a good bit of my time, as have my job and basically everything else I do with my personal life, which is why I only write here somewhat sporadically, and only about issues I find important enough to write about.  This election season is one of them.

Get out [...]

Critics of Stimulus Asked for Stimulus Money

What is the appropriate addage?  Is it do as I say, not as I do?

Rep. Pete Sessions, the firebrand conservative from Texas, has relentlessly assailed the Democratic stimulus efforts as a package of wasteful “trillion-dollar spending sprees” that was “more about stimulating the government and rewarding political allies than growing the economy and creating [...]

Believe or Be Killed

This must be seen to be believed.

Imagine it: all the people involved with the production must have felt, on some level or other, that this was a good idea.

I cannot help but think that this is really the secret heart of left-wing environmentalism: all those AGW deniers and apathetic people who just won’t [...]

Race and LeBron James

An interesting video about racial differences in the perception of NBA star LeBron James.

El Diario to Mexico’s Drug Lords: Tell us what to publish

A plea to end Mexico’s killing fields drug wars:

MEXICO CITY — It was by turns defiant and deferential, part plea and part plaint, a message as much to the drug gangs with a firm grip on Ciudad Juárez, the bloodiest city in Mexico’s drug battles, as to the authorities and their perceived helplessness.

“We [...]

Muslims in Spain Want to Pray with Christians at Cordoba Cathedral

In light of the debate on the proposed Cordoba mosque near Ground Zero comes this story from Spain.  Since losing their Cordoba mosque to Christians, Spanish muslims would like to pray alongside Christians at their Cordoba Cathedral:

Muslims in Spain are campaigning to be allowed to worship alongside Christians in Cordoba Cathedral — formerly the [...]