Friday, September 03, 2004


Clayton Cramer has a very understated comment on the laugh of the day: A group of American "professional historians" criticizing Michelle Malkin's latest book for lack of "objectivity and fairness". They would not know objectivity and fairness if they fell over it! They are trying to shut the lovely Filipina up because she is defending America's reputation for honour and decency! Australian Leftist historians would dearly love to silence Windschuttle for much the same reason. He defends the honour and decency of the British colonizers of Australia.

That amusing Leftist "projection" again: A DEMOCRAT is talking about "fake moderation"? "As the image-conscious Republicans gaveled open their national convention Monday morning -- kicking off a four-day festival of faux moderation -- the conservative activists who helped shape the party platform were nowhere to be seen at Madison Square Garden...."

V.D. Hanson: "The Swift-boat vets were probably willing to grimace and bite their teeth throughout the present campaign, but not when Kerry paraded his service, saluted the Democratic delegates ("reporting for duty"), and posed as a time-honored proud warrior of the American military. And so now we have the present mess that will go on for weeks and can only hurt Kerry. He is earning a reputation for once welcoming third-party hit ads, then (now) whining about them; for parading his service, then whining about scrutiny of it; for spouting braggadocio, then whining about hurtful speech. As the Greeks remind us, pride can lead to hubris and then to Nemesis - on its tragic and ultimate rendezvous with ruin."

President Schwarzenegger, 2008? "Arnold Schwarzenegger is a Republican of the big tent variety.... He does things his own way, this governor. And that way has been mostly bipartisan: Schwarzenegger has made friends and foes in both parties in California. His approval ratings among voters of all affiliations have lately hit the heights of those of his hero, Ronald Reagan." The transcript of Arnie's great convention speech is here

The era of the blogs is here all right. The Australian Federal election is for October 9th and two major Australian Leftist newspapers (The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age) have started a blog to facilitate their comments on it! At least it puts their biases out in the open. No comments facility.

I rather like irony (sarcasm even!) so I got a good laugh out of the last line of the last paragraph of Taranto yesterday.

For more postings, see GREENIE WATCH, POLITICAL CORRECTNESS WATCH and GUN WATCH. Mirror sites here, here and here


The vast hatred of President Bush coming from the Left seems to focus almost entirely on his Iraq policy and a claim that it is "stupid" or dishonest. Yet the world's most successful and influential Leftist intellectual -- the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom -- is a vigorous supporter of that policy. It shows that everything said to justify the Leftist hatred of Bush is mere camouflage. What they really hate is someone non-Leftist wielding great power. The hatred is purely emotional and envious -- with only the slightest pretense to reasoning tacked on. As usual, principles have nothing to do with it.

The conflict between conservatives and Leftists is not usually a conflict between realists and idealists. Mostly it is a conflict between realists and people who will say anything to win applause

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