Congratulations To Paul Krugman
For, as a Longtime Contributor to This Page, Winning
The 2008 Nobel Prize for Economics
We Look Forward with Relish to Publishing Years More of His Delightful Garbagespiel
Meet the Press
Ted Turner, a historical illiterate in action:
We have an FBI, and we’re not prejudiced against somebody who’s
worked at the FBI. It’s an honorable place to work. And the KGB, I
think, was an honorable place to work. It gave people in the former
Soviet Union, a communist country, an opportunity to do something
important and worthwhile.
(November 30, 2008)
One of the Republic’s great universities is again the victim of an apparent prankster online. Cut the comedy, fellows:
This week, the QuAm will celebrate the end of its annual Queer Awareness Month. The month-long series of events is devoted to raising awareness of sexual diversity on campus and has become a symbol of the University’s openness towards differences in sexual preference. Still, QuAm’s organizers would better cater to students of all comfort levels by advertising the month’s educational programming as much as it does the more explicit revelry of Queer Awareness Month.
Over the past several years, QuAM has grown more visible and
active on campus and its Queer Awareness Month has grown in
popularity. Indeed, many of the lectures and workshops that they
hosted this month were great successes. Academics and scientists
addressed students about the details of gay history, more worldly
students chose to attend sex-toy workshops, and the rainbow-colored
arch of balloons over Low Library was a palpable indicator of the
University’s commitment to tolerance. That said, the organization
largely focused on promoting events that emphasized sex over
awareness. The Genderfuck party—where attendees donned only
underwear—bore more of a resemblance to a raucous First Friday
Dance than a laid-back affair where people could casually discuss
(October 29, 2008)
New York Observer
Jason Horowitz, an obvious patriot, retails some asseverations confided by Dr. Erica Jong, the celebrated Master Baiter, to an Italian daily during the last weeks of the late presidential campaign. Miss Jong did not agree to a urine test:
The record shows that voting machines in America are rigged….My
friends Ken Follett and Susan Cheever are extremely worried. Naomi
Wolf calls me every day. Yesterday, Jane Fonda sent me an email to
tell me that she cried all night and can’t cure her ailing back for
all the stress that has reduced her to a bundle of nerves…. My back
is also suffering from spasms, so much so that I had to see an
acupuncturist and get prescriptions for Valium….After having stolen
the last two elections, the Republican Mafia…. If Obama loses it
will spark the second American Civil War. Blood will run in the
streets, believe me. And it’s not a coincidence that President Bush
recalled soldiers from Iraq for Dick Cheney to lead against
American citizens in the streets…. Bush has transformed America
into a police state, from torture to the imprisonment of reporters,
to the Patriot Act.
(October 30, 2008)
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?