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In The News – Friday, August 22nd Edition
Posted Aug 22 2014 7:00AM



  • 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.”

  • Here’s another 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.

  • You can always count on Spike Lee for a reasoned, cogent comment whenever there is a racially charged incident.

  • The 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 town.

  • Here’s 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.

  • When 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.”

  • Tragedy hits Washington, D.C. Participating in the “Ice Bucket Challenge” Nancy Pelosi momentarily forgot how water affects her.