In The News – Friday, August 22nd Edition
Islamic State threat “beyond
anything we’ve seen”: Pentagon.
I haven’t really commented on the situation
in Iraq and Syria and ISIS. This isn’t a religious movement, it is a political
movement and one that depends on terrorism to accomplish its goals much like
communism or fascism. To treat these heathens as anything other than the
pathological killers they are would be a terrible mistake. Geert Wilders,
chairman of the Party for Freedom the Netherlands, recently gave a talk at the
Four Seasons in New York. He isn’t particularly politically correct, but then
political correctness is one of the reasons we’re in the pickle we are. Here are his
comments. If you have any friends in Great Britain or France you might ask them
what the situation there is like. I have.
Here’s a great George Will column, From
cupcakes to the police, fed up with government. Amen. As
George says, “Americans understand that their increasingly ludicrous government
lacks adult supervision.”
installment in the ridiculous annals of our current education system. As Glen Reynolds
of Instapundit says, “To
be thorough, they should have searched the neighbor’s yard for a dead
Triceratops, too. Everyone involved in this tragedy should be flogged naked
through the streets, then put in the stocks wearing a dunce cap.”
This is hilarious if you go to Amazon
and read the reviews.
can always count on Spike Lee for a reasoned, cogent comment whenever there is a
racially charged incident.
Atlantic has an article, How The US Failed James Foley. More than one
person suggested our response to his beheading should have been dropping a MOAB on an ISIS held
a growth business, tattoo removal. Teens are
apparently finding that arms, necks and feed covered with ink isn’t conducive
to a successful job interview. Go figure. Maybe there’s an opportunity to do a
roll-up of tattoo removal clinics and then take it public. Maybe also repair ears
damaged by gauges and various punctures caused by some of the so aesthetically
beautiful body piercings.
you’ve lost Maureen Dowd… I’ll just link this post from Powerline without comment. I
must admit, though, that I’ve always liked Alice Roosevelt Longworth’s riposte,
“If you can’t say something nice about
someone, come sit here by me.”
hits Washington, D.C. Participating in the “Ice Bucket Challenge” Nancy Pelosi
momentarily forgot how water affects her.