Friday, February 13, 2004

Them Liberals... they is soooo smart ...

And educated too!

Every wonder why (hey... I sound just like Andy Rooney...) Universities are dominated by the Left? Edward Feser has a stab at it... and puts a dagger through its black, rotten, heart.

[Left-wing academics are] hardly the disinterested Educator-of the-People it presents itself as being. It is, instead, little more than yet another grubby special interest group, struggling alongside the other herd animals of the welfare state for access to the governmental teat. Being more articulate than those others, however, it can more effectively mask its true motives, and do so in a way uniquely pleasing to its master: it presents itself as a new priesthood, whose socialistic religion offers the state a justification for its existence in return for permanent employment in the state's propaganda factories -- "public" schools and universities -- and the opportunity to create the plans the state's officials will implement, fresh off the intellectuals' drawing board. The Leftism of intellectuals is readily understandable, then, given that it is precisely the ideology one would expect of the class of the state's professional sycophants.

Kerry, Kerry quite contrary

Bimbo eruption. Jane Fonda. Military decorations tossed ... did I say tossed... I meant lost... whatever. Lavish lifestyle by heiress - times 2 (mmmmm... ketchup). Populist puffer fish. More flip-flops than a Jimmy Buffet concert.

This is their best?

Come on... take a whiff.

Smells like... reelection.

Thursday, February 12, 2004

What's the Greatest Anti-Semitism Threat...?

Arab countries...? Islamo-Fascists...? European Radical Islamists...? Yasser Arafat...? Neo Nazis...?

Of course not. If you believe The Today Show (I'm watching the interview right now...) it's Mel Gibson. Well, yeah... I knew that. An "expert" is explaining how Gibson's movie "The Passion" shifts responsibility for Christ's crucifixion from Pilot and the Romans to the Jews.

Meanwhile, little Jewish boys in Paris are told to wear baseball caps instead of yarmulkes.

Can you say "bizarro-world double standard"? I knew you could.
Lileks on Kerry's... uh... Youthful Indescretions

The Bleat is particularly fine today. It covers James' journey from idealistic, liberal young man to self-realized adult. I read the piece and saw my reflection.

Oh... and it uses John Kerry's post-Viet Nam behavior as a catalyst.

Fine, whatever. This much is true: when you're 50, holding on to the details of your 20-something convictions is like being 40 and trusting the insights you had when you were ten.
I don't care what John Kerry said when he was 25.

I care about what John Kerry says today. . . about what he said when he was 25

I hope SOMEONE in national media asks the question...