As gas prices continue to skyrocket, Fourth of July week campaigning is all about fuel.
a href=”http://pjmedia.com/blog/ask-dr-helen-can-a-man-be-raped-by-a-woman/”My PJM column is up:/a “Can a Man be Raped by a Woman? Of course he can, and believe it or not, it happens more often than we think.”br /br /a href=”http://pjmedia.com/blog/ask-dr-helen-can-a-man-be-raped-by-a-woman/”Go read the column /aand tell me what you think.
Could the North Korean diplomatic model really help in the effort to defuse Iran's nuclear program?
South Africa's leaders remain shamefully silent and impotent regarding their northern neighbor's recent ruthless power grab.
The movie-star charisma is there — but what about the rest?
Of course he can, and believe it or not, it happens more often than we think.
Holy #$%@! Do you mean we can't say *$@#! when talking about Obama's record or %$! if we want to discuss attacks on McCain?
Warning to wealthy third-worlders who want to live in the US: leave your domestic slaves behind.
The NYC mayor substitutes high-priced PR and nanny-statism for good government.
Barack Obama's off-again, on-again cigarette smoking may tell us something significant about how he would govern. Then again, maybe not.
Few Gazans can find reasons to celebrate a year of Hamas rule.
I noticed today that Dick Morris Eileen McGann’s new book a href=”http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0061547751?ie=UTF8tag=wwwviolentkicomlinkCode=as2camp=1789creative=9325creativeASIN=0061547751″emFleeced: How Barack Obama, Media Mockery of Terrorist Threats, Liberals Who Want to Kill Talk Radio, the Do-Nothing Congress, Companies … Are Scamming Us … and What to Do About It/em/aimg src=”http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=wwwviolentkicoml=as2o=1a=0061547751″ width=”1″ height=”1″ border=”0″ alt=”" style=”border:none !important; margin:0px !important;” / is up to #1 on Amazon. Glenn got the book in the mail last week and I have been reading it over the last few days when I get a chance (so many books, so little time). It is a quick and worthwile read if you want to get Morris’s perspective on how the government, Presidential candidates and various companies are out to screw you out of your money, rights, and safety. Most of the book is common knowledge for those of you keeping up with politics but you can certainly learn a thing or two from Morris even if you are politically savy.br /br /Morris focuses a good part of the book on Obama and the problems should he be elected come November. Morris states that Obama would take the country on a sharp dangerous left turn starting with increased taxes with the top rate near 40%, lifting the tax on Social Security taxes, doubling the capital gains tax and taxes on dividends, and rolling back the increases in the threshold for the inheritance tax passed under Bush. He states Obama would open the door wide to illegal immigration making it easier for them to become citizens and voters, socialize medicine through a federal insurance program that would include illegal immigrants, weaken the Patriot Act, and lower penalties for some of our most dangerous drug criminals and give many a free pass to leave prison. In addition, Morris states that he would pull out of Iraq unilaterally and leave it to its (likely bloody) fate while blaming President Bush should it become a base for terrorists.br /br /Morris points out that during the primary season, Obama has been clear about what he would do as president:br /br /blockquoteThe trouble is that most voters haven’t been listening to what he’s been saying. Enthralled by his charisma, enraptured by the ideas of electing a first black president, thrilled to have an alternative to the deadly oscillation of Clintons and Bushes in the White House, the voters have allowed the specifics of Obama’s agenda to get lost along the way. They have missed the dangerously radical substance that lies behind his attractive rhetoric./blockquotebr /br /I have noticed this when talking with people around my area who are Obama supporters. They often support gun rights, are against illegal immigration, don’t want higher taxes, and are concerned about terrorism. Yet, they seem to have no idea that on these issues, Obama stands in stark contrast to what they themselves say they want. I hope as the election nears that those on the line or who favor Obama because they want something different will stop and think about the agenda they are actually supporting.
Katherine Berry at PJ Media a href=”http://pjmedia.com/blog/social-networking-all-me-all-the-time/”discusses social networking:/a “Having just spent another morning of my life reading the most boring details of other people’s mornings, I’ve realized how very little things like Twitter, FaceBook, or FriendFeed actually contribute to one’s life: it’s more like sitting in a room full of over-caffeinated narcissistic Tourette’s patients with ADHD who are all trying to be the most entertaining. And, really, what’s so social about a monologue?”
We all want to believe that our lives are fascinating. But they're not — so quit posting about them.
People of all political persuasions occasionally lie. What boggles my mind is how badly liberals do it.
Temporary marriage for the Islamization of the West is an idea so crazy it might just work. Who could resist "mut`ah for nothing and chicks for free"?
PJM CEO Roger L. Simon now has a new place to hang his fedora. We are proud to announce that Roger is now a PajamasXpress blogger: click here to read his latest posts.
Tough love and hard work is the prescription at San Jose's Downtown College Prep — and it's getting results.
With President Obama in office, the days of governments extracting a top marginal rate of 60% will return. Could bell bottoms be far behind?
The $300 million battery prize and the flex-fuel requirement could save the nation.
I am traveling today and while hanging out in the hotel picked up a span style=”font-style:italic;”USA Today/span to see what was going on in the world (like I can’t find out more easily on the internet). Anyway, I like span style=”font-style:italic;”USA Today/span for their little sidebars and snapshots of interesting stats on American life. br /br /On the frontpage sidebar, I learned that more and more women are attending law school then ever before. In 2007-2008, there were 53% men in US laws compared to 47% women. By contrast, there were 72% men in law and 28% women in 1977-1978, 59% men, 41% women in 1987-1988 and 55% men, 45% women in 1997-1998. br /br /The next a href=”http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2008-06-26-Blacksurvey_N.htm?loc=interstitialskip”study I read was entitled,/a “Sweeping study finds blacks in U.S. diverse, optimistic.” Interestingly, I found out that although liberals and others keep insisting that we call blacks “African Americans” (wouldn’t this be like calling me an Israeli American because I am Jewish? Nevermind that I was born in California and have not yet visited Israel but that is beside the point), many blacks do not prefer this title. Blacks are evenly divided about what they prefer to be called–42% favor “black” and 44% favor “African American.” br /br /Finally, in the “Nation” section of the paper, I a href=”http://www.usatoday.com/travel/news/2008-06-26-july4thtravel_N.htm”found an article/a that stated fewer Americans are expected to drive or fly for the 4th of July:br /br /blockquoteFewer Americans than last year will be driving and flying during next week’s Fourth of July holiday, travel experts say.br /br /The number of people driving 50 or more miles from home will drop 1.2% to about 34.2 million, reflecting the continued impact of high gasoline prices, auto club AAA says.br /br /The drop follows a similar decline over the Memorial Day holiday and is the first time this decade that AAA has forecast smaller numbers of people taking driving vacations on consecutive holidays./blockquotebr /br /The article goes on to talk about how the travel industry is responding to high gas prices by offering discounts, promotions, and other incentives to get people traveling this holiday. Really? I haven’t noticed any. The bill for the hotel we are staying in seems higher than ever, including a charge (although very small) for the span style=”font-style:italic;”USA Today /spanthat I did not order but received anyway because in order not to be charged, one has to remember to call the front desk and tell them to take the charge off and not deliver the paper. Fat chance of that.br /br /But anyway, the paper gave me some fodder for a blog post to keep a few readers amused or at least hopefully, not too terribly bored and entertained me for a few minutes so it’s not too bad.
Europe can't agree on a constitution, but it's united in a desire to get rid of illegal immigrants and rejected asylum seekers.
Pixar's kid flick is perhaps the most cynical and darkest big-budget Disney movie ever.
Democrats have an opportunity to acquire a vise-like grip on control of the House.