Monthly Archives: May 2007

Archive of posts published in the specified Month

A Substitute for Facts

Thomas Sowell in National Review takes on price controls… Get Some ControlYou could gouge your eyes out listening to some congressmen. By Thomas Sowell Prices are like messengers carrying the news of supply and demand. Like other messengers carrying bad…

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A Compromising Position on Terrorism

If these kinds of stories keep up I will become a real news junkie. HKOTerror leader arrested having car sex near Arafat’s graveIsraeli forces raid jeep of longtime wanted militant caught in compromising positionPosted: May 28, 20071:58 p.m. EasternBy Aaron…

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Sophomoric Celluloid Rewriting

from Slate online Unfairenheit 9/11 The Lies of Michael Moore. By Christopher Hitchens Posted Monday, June 21, 2004, at 3:26 PM ET Perhaps vaguely aware that his movie so completely lacks gravitas, Moore concludes with a sonorous reading of some…

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A Fantastic Fatwa for Fondling Females Finds Followers BeFuddeled and Furious BeFore Finding UnFortuitous Fatwa Fallacious

from MEMRIInquiry and Analysis Series – No. 355May 25, 2007 Al-Azhar Lecturer Suspended after Issuing Controversial Fatwa Recommending Breastfeeding of Men by Women in the Workplace By: L. Lavi* The head of the Hadith Department in Al-AzharUniversity, Dr. Izzat Atiyya,…

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The Wide World of Terrorism Containment

I would not normally refer to the same source twice in succession, but I could not pass up on Victor Davis Hanson’s rant: Another Month in the WarThis is a baffling sort of “containment” we’re seeing.By Victor Davis Hanson from…

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Not Dead Yet

May 24, 2007 12:00 AMNo Decline HereRumors of our demise have been greatly exaggerated.By Victor Davis Hanson from National Review Onlinewww.nationalreview.com A better way to assess our chances at maintaining our preeminence is simply to ask the same questions that…

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The Cost of Paul’s Approval

Price Gouging Realities I sell steel and I have millions of dollars worth in our warehouse. The cardinal rule of selling a commodity product like steel is that you always sell based on your replacement cost. This is true of…

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Ex Presidents Who Live in Glass Houses

One of my favorites columnists, Jeff Jacoby with the Boston Globe makes the case of “the worst president” very clear. from Look in the Mirror, Jimmy CarterBy Jeff Jacoby, Globe Columnist May 23, 2007 Christopher Hitchens this week recalled arguing…

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Trusted With the Reigns of Power

The Left’s Iraq MuddleYes, it is central to the fight against Islamic radicalism.BY BOB KERREYTuesday, May 22, 2007 12:01 a.m. EDT from www.Opinionjournal.com American liberals need to face these truths: The demand for self-government was and remains strong in Iraq…

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If You’re Going to Boycott Israel, Do It Right

The National Union of Journalists in the UK wants to boycott Israel, the only country in the world targeted for their action. As their reporters are help captive and physically threatened by Palestinians, not Israelis, it surely taints any claim…

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The Cost of Challenging Prevailing Wisdom

The followings excerpts are fromGlobal Warming: The Cold, Hard Factsby Timothy Ball “I once received a three page letter that my lawyer defined as libellous, from an academic colleague, saying I had no right to say what I was saying,…

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Forty Years after Six Days

As we approach the 40th anniversary of the Six Day War it is worthwhile to recall the threat of impending disaster when Israel occupied none of the West Bank, Gaza, and the Golan Heights. Today Sderot in Israel is daily…

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And What Will You do This Summer?

from CNN.com he has personally raised more than $20,000 to help free slaves around the world. His campaign, Loose Change to Loosen Chains, encourages students to donate spare change to groups working to end worldwide oppression. More than 30 schools…

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Here is What I like about America…

Christopher Hitchens has joined the bookshelf space of other prominent atheist writers Sam Harris, “Letter to a Christian America”, and Richard Dawkins, “The God Delusion” with his new controversial book, ” God Is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything. I…

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Gas Prices Part Deux

George Will sheds some light on gasoline prices while leaders just posture for political points. May 17, 2007 Gas Pump PosturingBy George Will WASHINGTON — Democrats, seething at the injustice of gasoline prices, have sprung to the aid of embattled…

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The Rallying Cry of The Tyrant

I am no scientist. My skepticism about the current ‘climate change’ crisis, ‘global warming’ or whatever you want to call it comes from the intollerance of its advocates to any challenges to the claim. Intellectual intollerance is rarely used to…

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In Search of Intelligent Political Debate

You will not find it on Bill Maher’s show, Real Time. Honestly, to hear Bill Maher and Ariana Huffington repeat over and over how incompetent and STUPID George Bush is without any serious discussion about Iraqi policy gets tiresome very…

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The Price of Weakness

From the Wall Street Journal www.opinionjournal.com Was Osama Right? Islamists always believed the U.S. was weak. Recent political trends won’t change their view.BY BERNARD LEWISWednesday, May 16, 2007 12:01 a.m. During the Cold War, two things came to be known…

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Who Determines Who Wins?

Jewish World Review May 15, 2007 / 27 Iyar, 5767Israel Didn’t Lose in Lebanon; America Hasn’t Lost in IraqBy Dennis Prager I was reminded of this by a recent Thomas Friedman column. Echoing the Beirut editor, the New York Times…

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The Unnecessary War

from Winston Churchill’s “The Gathering Storm”- the first of his five volumns on the history of WWII. ” One day President Roosevelt told me that he was asking publicly for suggestions about what the war should be called. I said…

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