Hey Oxford Union Is this What The Few Died for?

I'm looking at this story and I can't quite get my head around it. Was scheduled to speak 2day at 'last bastion of free speech' @OxfordUnion but after committee voted to have me the president vetoed & banned— Katie Pavlich (@KatiePavlich) February 9, 2015 The Oxford Union, incidentally says this on its website on their … Continue reading Hey Oxford Union Is this What The Few Died for?

Calling out Joan Lewis of EWTN over the Wall

Margaret Blaine: This is persecution. Why can't you leave me alone? What did I ever do to you? The 9th Doctor: You tried to kill me and destroy this entire planet. Margaret Blaine: Apart from that. Doctor Who, Boomtown 2005 It's not often I critique EWTN but when I heard the radio replay of Vatican … Continue reading Calling out Joan Lewis of EWTN over the Wall

Barack Obama’s first loyalty is to Barack Obama

Watkins: A bloke was telling me, if you're in the army and there's a war you have to go and fight. Colonel: That's true. Watkins: Well I mean, blimey, I mean if it was a big war somebody could be hurt. Monty Python's Flying Circus; Owl Stretching Time 1969 Through the last nearly 6 years … Continue reading Barack Obama’s first loyalty is to Barack Obama

Rush Wins Children’s Book Award, Media Dishonestly Spins

it doesn't make sense. If we could only find out what He is really up to! Hypothesis after hypothesis has been tried, and still we can't find out. Yet we must never lose hope; more and more complicated theories, fuller and fuller collections of data, richer rewards for researchers who make progress, more and more … Continue reading Rush Wins Children’s Book Award, Media Dishonestly Spins

Why the Culture Wars Matter: Insty on a Matter of Trust

Trust me I'm the Doctor Doctor Who The Eleventh Hour 2010 Trust me, like it says on the money Oh God 1975 A while back Instapundit had a piece in USA today about the loss of trust in government: One of the underpinnings of successful representative government is that voters feel they can trust their … Continue reading Why the Culture Wars Matter: Insty on a Matter of Trust

Thoughts on Gawker use of the image of Trayvon Martin’s Dead Body

First of all I was VERY surprised to see this online. Second of all I think it was kind of weasely to blame MSNBC for it, if you are going to do it own it particularly since it is far more likely to be seen on Gawker than MSNBC. Thirdly: Seriously? You have had people … Continue reading Thoughts on Gawker use of the image of Trayvon Martin’s Dead Body

What really bothers me about the Hunt Sisters Video

Stacy McCain on both his site and on Viral read has shared videos and photos of Kate Hunt and her younger sister. I've watched the video and seen the photo and I must admit the first thought though my mind had nothing to do with the Hunt sisters, their proclivities or "interesting" interpretations of copyright … Continue reading What really bothers me about the Hunt Sisters Video

Is this What “the Few” Fought the Battle of Britain For?

Never was so much owed by so many to so few Winston Churchill Aug 20th 1940 "I regard it as a privilege to fight for all those things that make life worth living - freedom, honour and fair play" Pilot Officer William "Bill" Millington The news generally doesn't anger me as easy as it used … Continue reading Is this What “the Few” Fought the Battle of Britain For?

Glenn Reynolds The Judean People’s Front!

BRIAN: Brothers! Brothers! We should be struggling together! FRANCIS: We are! Ohh. BRIAN: We mustn't fight each other! Surely we should be united against the common enemy! EVERYONE: The Judean People's Front?! Life of Brian 1979 Sire, you risk having no Spain at all! Ed Cid 1961 This is just foolish: I was just disinvited … Continue reading Glenn Reynolds The Judean People’s Front!

Can we stop calling the Washington Post a “newspaper” now?

...and officially declare it a propaganda organ? Citing unnamed Bain investor, Harry Reid claims Romney didn't pay taxes for 10 years:wapo.st/MZYUgF— The Washington Post (@washingtonpost) July 31, 2012 Mind you the Washington post isn't citing an unnamed source that has talked to them, they are reporting that someone else (Harry Reid) claims that an unnamed … Continue reading Can we stop calling the Washington Post a “newspaper” now?

The risk of Free Speech revisited:

Two days ago I wrote about the risks of Free Speech and it's costs. I mentioned Robert Stacy McCain's multi-part series on the subject, asking how a person convicted of Bombings can draw hundreds of thousands of dollars of support from wealthy liberal organizations to go after conservatives, (strangely for Stacy he doesn't ask why … Continue reading The risk of Free Speech revisited:

Hey remember when the left was big into speaking truth to power…

...instead of suppressing speech? At least one leftist does. Update: Et Tu Wikipedia? Update 2: Stacy McCain and American Power figure it out. Racist Naomi Schaefer dreamed all her life of being a lady on a pre-civil ware southern plantation so she married a black man; Jason Riley so she could order him around for … Continue reading Hey remember when the left was big into speaking truth to power…

If you want to call out someone Steven Taylor call out yourself

Hazel: Is cowslip coming? Maybe he knows. Fiver: He wouldn’t come. He told me to stop talking about it Watership Down 1978 Richard Adams I should be in bed now but I just read the most self-righteous prattle I've seen in a long time: And yes: I am calling people out, many of whom may … Continue reading If you want to call out someone Steven Taylor call out yourself

A “gentleman” at CPAC owes a lady an apology

I'm referring to a particular gentlemen who made a loud unscheduled entrance to the bloggers lounge on the last day of CPAC. As I'm losing my tolerance for bluster I ignored him but later discovered that a rather nice volunteer who tried to enforce security rules during this time was berated by him/his people for … Continue reading A “gentleman” at CPAC owes a lady an apology