Archives for: May 2010

The Turkish flotilla: Why wouldn't they test Israel?

In an early morning raid on a flotilla of boats attempting to enter the Gaza Strip, Israeli commandos killed about 10 people. It is unclear whether those people were activists, terrorists hiding among the activists, or something else, though it seems cle… more »

British lessons for the US

Yesterday, Christopher S loaned me James Delingpole's (relatively) new book, "Welcome to Obamaland; I have seen your future and it doesn't work".  Delingpole is an extremely entertaining libertarian/conservative British blogger whom I had a chance to spe… more »

Prediction: Pentagon will not support repeal of Don't Ask, Don't Tell

On Friday, the House of Representatives passed on a largely party-line vote a bill which would authorize the military to end its "Don't ask, don't tell" policy regarding the service of openly gay men or women in the military. It's an interesting pol… more »

Obama: Love me, hate BP

Barack Obama's press conference yesterday (transcript here), his first in about 10 months (imagine the media letting George W. Bush get away with that), was little more than another excercise in Obama narcissism. His message regarding the Gulf oil spil… more »

A quick Sestak thought

I'm sure I'm neither the first nor the last to say this, but just what is US Senate candidate from Pennsylvania, Joe Sestak, going to do about his prior accusation that he was offered a job by the White House if he would get out of the race (at the time,… more »

Peter Ferrara: What Barack Obama is Thinking

I'm taking a day off from blogging in order to prepare for and deliver a talk to a friend's Constitutional Law class at a local college. So please allow me to suggest for today's reading an article by Peter Ferrara which explains how Barack Obama seems c… more »

Taking giant steps towards becoming Greece

H/T Christopher Sanders In an unusually interesting article considering the source, USA Today reported yesterday that "Private pay shrinks to historic lows as gov't payouts rise". Quoting from the article:• Private wages. A record-low 41.9% of… more »

Vaccine hoax justice, too little too late

I reported on these pages several months ago about the Lancet magazine finally retracting a fraudulent article relating vaccinations to autism, an article which has been responsible for many thousands of gullible idiot adults not vaccinating their childr… more »

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach: Obama's Jewish Charm Offensive

In one of the most aggressively anti-Obama articles I've ever seen on the Huffington Post, Rabbi Shmuley Boteach (whom I had the chance to meet some years ago when he was promoting his then-new book, Kosher Sex) suggests that Jews should not be fooled by… more »

Monday market comment

I'll keep this short because I didn't trade today... The market got hit hard in the last hour on continued fear about European problems, and who can blame investors for selling now and asking questions later. The Euro fell about 2 full cents against… more »
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