I was reading Jay Nordlinger today. You should read him too. These two quotes show why:

Longtime Impromptus readers may remember something I had to say from Davos, one year. Lord Carey — the former archbishop of Canterbury — stood up. Sitting next to a Saudi potentate (Prince Turki, I believe), he said, “Sure, you can have your mosques on every corner of Europe. But wouldn’t it be nice to have a church in Saudi Arabia one day?” (I have paraphrased.)

I thought of him — thought of Carey — when reading this item about Russia: “The Saudis have recently asked permission to build a mosque in Moscow, a city where there are only four mosques and 2 million Muslims. The Russians, however, are saying they want, in return, an Orthodox church in Saudi Arabia.”


And another one also on religion:

Finally, a reader said, “Jay, thought you might like to see this T-shirt. We made a dozen to sell at our church — sold out in one Sunday (usually a dozen shirts will last us a couple months).” The man included a picture of the shirt. And it says, “Go ahead and say it . . . Merry Christmas!”

Interesting what qualifies as subversive and daring in America these days.

If you like this style you might also want to consider his book,
Here There and everywhere.
Amazon for some reason is out and may not restock but you can get it here.

Typing as I see it so it is naturally abbreviated:

Mika asks for information:

Axelrod: “Nobody is more eager than us to release that”

Joe: Help us out with some inconsistencies

Axelrod questions the question get the question straight.

Joe lets get your story straight first.
We didn’t even support Blagojevich for governor in the primaries

Joe interrupts: Rahm said they laid out Blago’s campaign.

Axelrod: …There is not a person in Chicago that would say Obama and Blago are close…

Mika: Is there a disconnect between Emanuel and the Obama team?

Axelrod: He has been magnificent and will be a great assist to the team

Mika: asks about the Jarrett on the list for that senate

Axelrod; objects says there is no evidence released that she was considered for that senate seat , don’t make that assumption. Wait for the release of the tapes.

This was watching a game of dodgeball.

Watching Morning Joe this morning and the sight is astounding.

You see a single person (Joe Scarborough) pointing out that it is not a hard thing for the Obama camp to actually know what their chief of staff knows and asking why he isn’t answering questions, while a “cast of thousands” comes up with reasons why the administration can not. Sounds like John 1:23a to me:

He said, I am the voice of one crying in the desert

And that cast of thousands is not even the Obama staff, they are the reporters. When he questions why the reporters are making excuses the answer seems to be you may have a point. He is having a great time with the headline of the front page of the New York Times today:

Obama $10 Billion Promise Stirs great hope

Joe seems incredulous at this. Again I see shades of John the Baptist Matthew 3:9-10

And do not presume to say to yourselves, ‘We have Abraham as our father.’ For I tell you, God can raise up children to Abraham from these stones. Even now the ax lies at the root of the trees. Therefore every tree that does not bear good fruit will be cut down and thrown into the fire.

Sounds like a great description of the main stream press lets play with that quote and call it Joe 3:9-10.

Don’t say I went to journalism school so that is what will bring the readers. I say the internet and blogs can take anyone in their pajamas and turn it into an investigative reporter!

The real question is how long the public will put up with this nonsense.

Update: As expected the Hotair has the clip. You know I sometimes wonder how I got along before Hotair was launched.

Update: Here is a clip from Morning Joe yesterday on the subject.

This is job one Wednesday morning for you all:

Microsoft Corp. is taking the unusual step of issuing an emergency fix for a security hole in its Internet Explorer software that has exposed millions of users to having their computers taken over by hackers.

The “zero-day” vulnerability, which came to light last week, allows criminals to take over victims’ machines simply by steering them to infected Web sites; users don’t have to download anything for their computers to get infected, which makes the flaw in Internet Explorer’s programming code so dangerous. Internet Explorer is the world’s most widely used Web browser.

Well you shouldn’t worry, its not like Internet explorer has 89% of the browser market. Oh wait:

Microsoft said it plans to ship a security update, rated “critical,” for the browser on Wednesday. People with the Windows Update feature activated on their computers will get the patch automatically.

Well if you have your updates set to 3 a.m. and you leave the pc off then the auto update will not to squat for you. Personally I’d run a manual update and make sure that it is taken care of.

The download is not available yet, I’ll link to it as soon as possible but the recommended actions are listed here.

Of course you an always use firefox instead.

The patch is now available.

Well those photos were interesting but apparently that isn’t the half of it:

Sneed hears rumbles President-elect Barack Obama’s chief of staff, Rahm Emanuel, is reportedly on 21 different taped conversations by the feds — dealing with his boss’ vacant Senate seat!

Via the Campaign spot.

This would explain the milk carton bit. To paraphrase Arthur Dent; This must be a new usage of “No contact” that I haven’t heard of before.

The big scandal of millions of dollars in what was basically a giant ponzi scheme has hit hard:

According to a criminal complaint filed on Thursday and cited by the Journal, Madoff “deceived investors by operating a securities business in which he traded and lost investor money, and then paid certain investors purported returns on investment with the principal received from other, different investors, which resulted in losses of approximately billions of dollars.”

Clayton Cramer explains how this effects his own investments:

I’ve always been a bit nervous about having “investment advisors” helping me manage my wealth–and it is because of scandals like this. I don’t do as well as I might with someone competent managing it–but I don’t have sleepless nights wondering if my advisor(sic) is stealing my wealth, and giving it to the Democratic National Committee.

However at least one person is using this to his advantage:

Long Island Booze Baron Martin Silver is riding to the rescue to buy the New York Mets, whom he’s sure are broke, so that they “don’t fall into the wrong hands.” Like, with someone who doesn’t taunt people with poultry?

Despite Fred Wilpon’s claims to the contrary, Silver, owner of Syosset-based Star Industries, is sure that the Mets are nearly bankrupt from Wilpon being one of the victims in Bernie Madoff’s $50 billion Ponzi scheme. Silver is putting together a team of partners with the intention of offering $600 million to $700 million for the team. Forbes magazine has put the value of the Mets at $824 million, says the New York Daily News.

David Pinto understands how buy low works.

This whole scandal seems to be basically a Nigerian e-mail scam for the very rich.

You know the only thing that really surprises me after all these years is that every now and again I’m surprised by Microsoft security holes:

Users of all current versions of Microsoft Corp.’s Internet Explorer browser might be vulnerable to having their computers hijacked because of a serious security hole in the software that had yet to be fixed Monday.

The flaw lets criminals commandeer victims’ machines merely by tricking them into visiting Web sites tainted with malicious programming code. As many as 10,000 sites have been compromised since last week to exploit the browser flaw, according to antivirus software maker Trend Micro Inc.

I thought the yahoo page on my sister-in-law’s infected PC had a Chinese flavor to it. Guess I was right. This is what firefox is for.

And if you don’t have a secondary browser on your system. Get one, I don’t care which.

Well I guess that settles that.

President-elect Barack Obama said Monday a review by his own lawyer shows he had no direct contact with Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich about the appointment of a Senate replacement, and transition aides did nothing inappropriate.

What no special prosecutor no senate hearings, no house grilling of witnesses?

The president-elect pledged the results of the investigation by his incoming White House counsel, Gregory Craig, would be released “in due course.”

He said the probe was complete and thorough, but did not say which of his aides Craig interviewed, whether any of them was under oath at the time, or any other details.

Oh that explains it after all its been what, maybe two whole weeks. How much more thorough do you want?

Update: Gateway pundit plays where’s Rahmo?

If you are following my advice and reading the 10 doctors you might find a continuity problem with page 5 and Time Crash.

You have to remember that there are different spots in the time line here. The events of Time Crash have already happened to the 5th doctor so he recognizes his future self, while Time crash is at least one year in the 10th doctors timeline.

What you’ve never heard of Time Crash? That is because it was a special broadcast for the annual Children in Need event in England. It was only broadcast once.

To my knowledge it is not available on DVD and I’ve never seen it broadcast on the US. If you watch it I suggest sending the charity a five spot since that it what it was for.