Taranto skewered Andrew Sullivan with surgical precision yesterday -- noting that Sullivan condemned Zell Miller as a "Dixiecrat" for his recent speech at the Republican convention but noting that Sullivan seemed to be quite happy with Miller when he delivered a speech in support of Clinton at the 1992 Democrat convention. Sullivan's apparent desire to "marry" his homosexual partner seems to have sent him way to the Left in general -- complete with all the hypocrisy that entails. But Sullivan has always been an unhappy soul. Note this stupid comment by him from two years ago: "What rubes and provincials the British often are". The British could be pardoned for saying the same about Americans but both comments would be equally vacant. Let me put it this way: "What arrogant pretenders to sophistication homosexuals often are".
Jeff Jacoby looks at the GOP convention delegates in NYC and finds real diversity and tolerance -- unlike anything among the Democrats.
The main points of GWB's acceptance speech at the Republican convention are given here.
Proof at TCS that the Leftist media write their stereotyped and biased stories even before the events concerned happen. They KNOW the truth. Don't bother them with facts.
David's Medienkritik has some very good sarcasm about the tragic Russian siege and Leftist reaction to it.
No Pasaran is having great fun with the hypocritical French reaction to the kidnapping of French journalists by Muslims.
A protest marcher from the 60s doesn't think much of the modern lot: "But the biggest difference between then and now, of course, is that we marched against our government when it supported dictators, not when it removed them".
Australia's Leftist labor unions have just suffered a tremendous defeat in the High Court of Australia. They have been barred from taking strike action in support of political, social and environmental causes. And the leader of Australia's major Leftist party appears to SUPPORT the ruling!
Open borders, closed debate: "Perhaps more than any other issue, immigration drives a wedge between the [Republican] party's establishment and its grass roots. Bush's business friends need the cheap labor. Bush's political advisors tell him he needs Mateo. Conservative activists and voters throughout the country see mass border-crossing and lax enforcement of immigration laws as threats to safety, security, neighborhoods, culture, and job availability."
EU to imitate Australia? "The rate at which asylum seekers are entering Europe for economic reasons has created 'a time-bomb', the incoming European Commissioner for justice and home affairs has said.... He repeated his calls for transit countries around Europe's borders to set up holding camps for prospective immigrants. "The camps would take in immigrants... to offer them humanitarian aid and information about job possibilities in Europe," he said. "But they would also investigate, identify and send back those who don't meet the criteria or who would not be able to integrate."
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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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