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Portrait of a Cretin Pop

Portrait of a Cretin

Pop quiz, hotshot. Take a look at the photo below and tell me which “Celebratrix of Diversity” will most likely be legally discriminated against in a future job or law school appointment because of her race:

(Hint: sunglasses)

Those Droll English Professors Check

Those Droll English Professors

Check out this article from the UK’s Daily Telegraph:

An Oxford University professor has provoked outrage by rejecting an application from an Israeli PhD student purely because of his nationality.

Andrew Wilkie, the Nuffield professor of pathology and a fellow of Pembroke College, is under investigation after telling Amit Duvshani, [...]

Israel’s Message to the BBC:

Israel’s Message to the BBC: Seeya!

From the UK’s The Times:

ISRAEL broke all contact with the BBC yesterday in protest at its repeated ?demonisation? of the country and today?s planned showing on BBC World of a critical documentary on Israel?s nuclear, biological and chemical arsenal.

The move will involve a refusal to put [...]

Obsession The Bleat is back!

Obsession

The Bleat is back! Thank God. And it’s chock-full of bleaty goodness like:

Some people are obsessed with thinking that we are obsessed. They think we spent our nights drenching our ids with the marinade of anti-communist paranoia, because we never confronted these things in the light of day. Never mind the headlines, the [...]

Beef! Check out Roast Beef’s

Beef!

Check out Roast Beef’s fate. Things look grim.

Another Place to Boycott Read

Another Place to Boycott

Read this excerpt, then try to guess the author, then follow the link and read the whole thing:

Abercrombie & Fitch, a chain that some say markets a “classic American look,” faces a lawsuit, filed by a group of “civil rights organizations,” aided by a law firm that specializes in “anti-discrimination [...]

Good Luck, James Check out

Good Luck, James

Check out today’s Bleat. The Instapundit says to put some dough into the tipjar, but I wouldn’t; instead, go buy one of his books if you haven’t done so already, preferably The Gallery of Regrettable Food. It’s a scream, trust me.

Raiders of the Not-Lost-After-All Ark

Raiders of the Not-Lost-After-All Ark

I know it’s all blown over, which is why I’m bringing it up now: the “rape of the Iraqi museum” fiasco. Remember that? It had been initially reported that over 170,000 objects had been stolen, but we learned later that maybe 33 or so were actually taken. David Aaronovitch of [...]

Affirmative Inaction Okay, my understanding

Affirmative Inaction

Okay, my understanding of the recent Michigan affirmative action decision handed down by the Supreme Court is that it’s okay to discriminate based on race and skin color in law school admissions, but it isn’t okay to discriminate based on race and skin color in undergraduate admissions. With this in mind, I have [...]

We’re with You, James Send

We’re with You, James

Send some good thoughts down Minnesota-way to James Lileks:

Other adages for today: when life hands you lemons, head down the hall, hide in the closet of your enemy, wait until they get a papercut, then leap out shouting BANZAI and crush the lemon in your hand right over the papercut. [...]

What a Dick This is

What a Dick

This is what presidential hopeful Dick Gephardt had to say about The Supreme Court and what he’d do when he became President:

“Any effort to deny our nation’s compelling interest in ensuring diversity is short-sighted and wrong…When I’m president, we’ll do executive orders to overcome any wrong thing the Supreme Court does [...]

Those Whild and Whacky French

Those Whild and Whacky French

Here’s an article from Time.com:

As Secretary Of State Colin Powell traveled to the Middle East last weekend to try to get President Bush’s road map back on track, U.S. frustrations with the stalled peace efforts have begun to focus on a familiar target: France. State Department and White House [...]

Don’t Give Them any Ideas!

Don’t Give Them any Ideas!

Check out this article by Kevin McCullough:

See what Hillary or Al or Terry or the rest of the liberal leadership need to do is not go around securing $10 million donations that won’t keep a network running for more than about a week. What they need to do is [...]

I Didn’t Know B.D. Wong

I Didn’t Know B.D. Wong Was Gay

Jonah Goldberg talks about mainstreaming homosexuality:

After repeated protests from gay groups in the late 1980s and early 1990s, Hollywood stopped casting gays and lesbians as villains (think of “No Way Out” and “Basic Instinct”). By the end of the ’90s, gays could be found all over movies [...]

Chimpy’s a Big Fat Liar

Chimpy’s a Big Fat Liar

…and it’s all about the oiiiiiiiiilllllllllll…

Sorry; had to get that off my chest. Anyhow, I was doing some thinking about the “Bush lied to us about WMD” issue, and I still can’t wrap my head completely around it. It doesn’t pass the laugh test, that it’s all a big [...]