The Culture wars Short & Sweet

If you want to understand what the difference between the ends justifies the means culture of today & what we once had, this bit from Jay Nordlinger's latest nails it: At the U.S. Open, Matthew Fitzpatrick, the U.S. amateur champion, called a penalty on himself. This occasioned some praise in the press, as it should, … Continue reading The Culture wars Short & Sweet

Nordlinger & Debo Adegbile explain it all

People often get confused by my position on the GOP establishment. On the one hand I'm constantly hitting the establishment GOP in general and members of the establishment such as Sen Cornyn & Brown and regularly supporting and encouraging Tea Party candidates in primaries who oppose them. On the other hand when such candidates run … Continue reading Nordlinger & Debo Adegbile explain it all

Why you should read Jay Nordlinger reason 387,384….

...because he says things lie this: The Obama-Biden line this year might be rendered as follows: “We inherited a mess. We thought we could fix it in one term. But we need more time. Give us another term, please.” (I’m not sure they say “please.”) Contrast this with the Reagan example. He too inherited a … Continue reading Why you should read Jay Nordlinger reason 387,384….

“He Was Not Incompetent”

Jay Nordlinger's Impromptus is out today (read the whole thing) and the opening on Justice Roberts Old Yellowstain was devastating. Let me add two cents — not so much mine as those of a wise judge I know. “Incompetent,” he said. Roberts’s ruling was incompetent. “Silly, absurd, not worthy of respect. Ruth Bader Ginsburg was … Continue reading “He Was Not Incompetent”

“I saw that my heroes were nothing but bloody terrorists”

Pam Geller has written about the Media embargo of 9/11 images often. If you wonder why that embargo is so important to the totalitarian left Jay Nordlinger discovers it at the Oslo Freedom Forum: Manal al-Sharif, you have also met. She’s the young Saudi woman who broke the taboo against driving. She is a heroine … Continue reading “I saw that my heroes were nothing but bloody terrorists”

Another Nordlinger Gem on Libya

This morning we talked about the left's blind spot for dictator's In Jay Nordlinger Impromptus yesterday he points out that the dictators and their families know who they are and who they love: Mutassim (Qaddafi Gaddafi whatever) had a Dutch girlfriend, a nudie model. Here is a snippet from a Telegraph article: “The hedonist son … Continue reading Another Nordlinger Gem on Libya

“It is more important to win the war than report on it”

Yesterday the AP reported on the existence of a group that has kept NY City safe since 9/11 Working with the CIA, the New York Police Department maintained a list of "ancestries of interest" and dispatched undercover officers to monitor Muslim businesses and social groups, according to new documents that offer a rare glimpse inside … Continue reading “It is more important to win the war than report on it”

Jay Nordlinger is kinder to Ms. Tucker than I will be

Today in the middle of a titanic struggle with a piece that just didn't seem to be going places I took the time to enjoy Jay Nordlinger's wonderful Impromptus and I noticed this bit. I meant to write something more than a month ago: Rejoice over Cynthia Tucker, and say a little prayer of gratitude … Continue reading Jay Nordlinger is kinder to Ms. Tucker than I will be

Sobering Quote from Jay Nordlinger

On the hidden costs of evil Just imagine how many more Nobel prizes would have gone to Jews if the Nazis and their allies hadn’t murdered two-thirds of them I wonder how many potential Nobel prize winners in the US have ended up in medical waste containers in the name of "choice" over the last … Continue reading Sobering Quote from Jay Nordlinger

Jay Nordlinger on Abortion

As a rule one should always read Jay Nordlinger but this paragraph of his latest hit me: So I see this headline: “Fetal surgery better for kids with spine defect.” It is over this article. And I’m thinking, What the hay? Surgery on . . . what? A “meaningless blob of protoplasm”? (That was a … Continue reading Jay Nordlinger on Abortion

Will this be the media’s Lady Di/Mother Teresa moment?

On Sept 5th 1997 on the PBS' news hour the talk was of the death of Lady Diana, near the end of the segment Mike Barnicle at the very end of the chest thumping made one of my favorite statements in the history of the show: Well, I think the past week has been, you … Continue reading Will this be the media’s Lady Di/Mother Teresa moment?

Opposing Sharia is now bigotry…

About 15 years ago when the first talk of civil unions came up when people were talking about a constitutional amendment to enshrine actual marriage explicitly in the constitution the media and the pols pooh poohed the entire idea saying that nobody is talking about Gay Marriage and the idea it was going to come … Continue reading Opposing Sharia is now bigotry…

You all know I simply enjoy Jay Nordlinger…

...and I recommend his impromptus column in the same way as Hemingway recommended C. S. Forester..."to every literate I know". Today I have a bone to pick with him. He says something very true about the obamacare bill going through congress: I am not a liberal Democrat, and you may not be, either. But if … Continue reading You all know I simply enjoy Jay Nordlinger…