Swiss ban mosque minarets in surprise vote – Yahoo! News

November 29, 2009

Swiss ban mosque minarets in surprise vote – Yahoo! News

Let’s see… you emigrate to other countries in large numbers, demand everyone change to accommodate your ways, and blow up anything you disagree with – WHY THE HELL WOULDN’T EVERYONE VOTE YOU OFF THE ISLAND?!!


OneSentence.org

November 23, 2009

One of my favorite sites – the objective is to tell a story with only one sentence…

I desperately fought to hold your hands away from me but I never imagined you could unbutton my pants with your teeth. -Olivia

You watched Cartoon Network over my shoulder as I gave you my virginity. -lonely lover

We were only sixteen when he asked me to marry him and now, after two kids, a mortgage, and sixteen more blissful years together, I wish I had said yes because it was the only time he ever asked. -Miss Tara

No one would have guessed that the knife they used to cut the wedding cake would be exhibit C in the trial just 10 months later. -LsMom

I knew I would marry her when, instead of scolding me and complaining that video games were more important than her, she sat down and beat my high score. -K

When I told him that it was okay, it happened to a lot of guys, he turned his head towards me and said flabbergasted, “Who are all these guys you’re talking about?” -Chels

As you were breaking up with me, all I could think about were those mornings when you compared the Pop-Tarts and gave me the one with more frosting. -Alexandra

One night on ecstasy, I stopped a fight between two drag queens in the ladies restroom and then I made them give each other a hug. -petalthrow

I know 18 digits of pi and can recite the quadratic equation, but I still need to make an L with my hand to find out where left is. -Jabberwocky

She’s ruined half of my music library for me. – Jesse

His efforts were so valiant, I didn’t have the heart to tell him it was front clasp. -Jess


Palinophobes Hate First, Ask Questions Later by Jonah Goldberg on National Review Online

November 23, 2009

Palinophobes Hate First, Ask Questions Later by Jonah Goldberg on National Review Online

Slate magazine is just one of the countless media outlets convulsing with St. Vitus’ Dance over that demonic succubus Sarah Palin. In its reader forum, The Fray, one supposed Palinophobe took dead aim at the former Alaska governor’s writing chops, excerpting the following sentence from her book:

“The apartment was small, with slanting floors and irregular heat and a buzzer downstairs that didn’t work, so that visitors had to call ahead from a pay phone at the corner gas station, where a black Doberman the size of a wolf paced through the night in vigilant patrol, its jaws clamped around an empty beer bottle.”

Other readers pounced like wolf-sized Dobermans on an intruder. One guffawed, “That sentence by Sarah Palin could be entered into the annual Bulwer-Lytton bad writing contest. It could have a chance at winning a (sic) honorable mention, at any rate.”

But soon, the original contributor confessed: “I probably should have mentioned that the sentence quoted above was not written by Sarah Palin. It’s taken from the first paragraph of ‘Dreams From My Father,’ written by Barack Obama.”


Charles Krauthammer – Charles Krauthammer on the realignment myth of 2008 – washingtonpost.com

November 22, 2009

Charles Krauthammer – Charles Krauthammer on the realignment myth of 2008 – washingtonpost.com.


Afghanistan: Go Big and Go Home – Megan McArdle

November 15, 2009

Afghanistan: Go Big and Go Home – Megan McArdle

One of the things I love about Megan McArdle is her effort to speak truthfully. When Bush was wrong she called it – when Obama was right, the same.

Here’s an article about Afghanistan where she actually agrees with the strategy Obama appears to be choosing.

I’m not a fan of Obama but appreciate writers who can be both highly critical AND appreciative of the president.


Iran Detains 3 American Hikers – Yahoo! News

November 9, 2009

Iran accuses 3 detained Americans of espionage – Yahoo! News

Something doesn’t add up… tell me how many Americans decide to spend a vacation “hiking” on the border of Iraq and Iran.

Even more weird – they’re all graduates of UC Berkley, one of the most liberal “wacko” places in America.

Yeah, something doesn’t add up here.