Archive for June, 2006

From the M³ News Service It was learned this Monday that France’s Seine river was swelling to dangerous levels, threatening a breach in the levees that could cause flooding in Paris, possibly wreaking billions in damage and costing dozens of lives . “I call upon all my fellow Frenchmen to search their souls for any […]

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About every 100 million years or so, there is a lining up of the planets and stars that is sufficient to cause a rift in the space-irony continuum, releasing the very building blocks of the stuff throughout the cosmos and causing a moment of perfect irony. The last time this happened was about 65 million […]

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I’m not sure exactly where to pinpoint the moment this happened, but it’s pretty clear to me by now that North Korea has ceased to be anything but a misbehaving child. If the world is a family of nations, then, for one thing, the disfunctions of such a family would make the folks that appear […]

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In light of the fact that now Canada is hinting it will help the US attack Iraq, with or without UN approval, Michael Totten asks the following cogent question:   So, how many countries have to join the US before we stop being unilateralists? Does Saddam have to join the anti-Saddam coalition before regime-change is […]

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Via Orrin Judd comes this story about a brother and sister who filed a lawsuit alleging that the newly proposed federal consription law is unconstitutional since it only requires service from males. Usefully, the article reflects the changing role of women in the military, as their role has expanded considerably since the Supreme Court last […]

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Minute Verdant Pigskins links to the incidence of a (Pakistani?) Muslim gas station attendant, Syed Ali, who called the police when he witnessed a (Bosnian) Muslim man who had just bought some gas from Ali, walk across the street and start dousing a synogogue with it.   “I saw him spilling gas on the sign […]

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James Lileks has a problem with the guy too, and seeing as how he is “the Lileks!”, he expresses his qualms with Scorsese’s mouth-before-mind Iraq statements much more eloquently and forcefully than my pigswill yesterday. In particular, he closes with the following gem:   You know what I’d like to hear, just once? “As a […]

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You know, it’s nice that celebrities are so willing to give us their opinions on all things political, things for which their expertise is so deep and thorough so as to rival that of most, say, junior highschool students (at least the special ed ones). Only God only knows how we would be able to […]

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David Horowitz should be mightily red-faced right about now concerning this piece published today on FrontPageMag . The thing about it is, as Snopes points out, no such speech ever occurred . Someone removed the beginning and closing paragraphs that made it clear it was a magazine column, attached Hawley’s name to it, and it […]

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One of the best ways to obfuscate, to confuse and cloud an argument, is to come up with some falsehood that is on its face blatantly untrue, and hurl it with ferocity at your opponent, such as accusing him of doing exactly what you do, of being exactly what you are. Are you advocating a […]

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