Attention, media! Primates are off limits for four years, lest they be interpreted as racist attacks on the president.
The Depression inspired a wave of patriotic films. History might just repeat itself.
I recently a href=”http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00154JDAI?ie=UTF8tag=wwwviolentkicomlinkCode=as2camp=1789creative=9325creativeASIN=B00154JDAI”ordered a Kindle 2/aimg src=”http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=wwwviolentkicoml=as2o=1a=B00154JDAI” width=”1″ height=”1″ border=”0″ alt=”" style=”border:none !important; margin:0px !important;” / for Glenn and have been reading up on the device. I found an a href=”http://finance.yahoo.com/techticker/article/194010/Kindle-2.0:-Finally-an-iPod-for-Books”interesting video and article /aon Yahoo finance about the Kindle that focuses on the wider implications of the Kindle on sales and reading in America. br /br /The interviewer on the video wonders if there will be a cultural shift in how reading is experienced with Kindle readers–but the expert who is on states that the goal of the Kindle is to replicate rather than change the reading experience. It sounds like it is simply a faster and more efficient way to read rather than going out and purchasing books. Kindle 2 has the potential to have an impact on book sales, according to the expert. I also heard on the video that there are only about 500,000 Kindles in existence which can have an impact on book sales as the Kindle purchasers are voracious readers who might trade downloads for actual books. Kindle accounts for only 10% of books in existence but 5% of the public buys 95% of the books. And of those 5%, many are Kindle owners. br /br /I wish the Kindle 2 would show up from Amazon–I am dying to try it out. Did I mention I ordered it for Glenn?
John Hawkins a href=”http://rightwingnews.com/mt331/2009/02/rwns_bernard_goldberg_intervie.php”at RWN interviews /aBernard Goldberg about his new book, a href=”http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1596980907?ie=UTF8tag=wwwviolentkicomlinkCode=as2camp=1789creative=9325creativeASIN=1596980907″emA Slobbering Love Affair: The True (And Pathetic) Story of the Torrid Romance Between Barack Obama and the Mainstream Media./em/aimg src=”http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=wwwviolentkicoml=as2o=1a=1596980907″ width=”1″ height=”1″ border=”0″ alt=”" style=”border:none !important; margin:0px !important;” /
Google's decision to join the European Commission's investigation of Microsoft may well backfire.
The president's speech to Congress eliminated any doubt about the agenda he is promoting.
Ed Driscoll shows how our economy screeched to a grinding halt in a new "Silicon Graffiti" episode, as PJM welcomes his blog to the PajamasXpress family.
As a network of radical Muslim compounds is exposed in the U.S., CBS News attempts to lull us back to sleep.
The United Arab Emirates poses a different threat to Israel than Iran — but can do nearly as much damage.
Robert Gibbs’ attack on CNBC’s Rick Santelli is just the latest example of boorish behavior from Obama and his team.
Legislation introduced in Illinois would require gun owners to buy $1 million in insurance — but no company offers that coverage.
Expecting teens to accept that abstinence is the only acceptable choice denies reality.
The president's speech was "sober" — but Vodkapundit's Stephen Green was loaded.
Dennis Kneale at CNBC a href=”http://www.cnbc.com/id/29369506″comments on Obama’s speech tonight:/abr /br /br /blockquoteRemember the excited, butterflies-in-the-tummy feeling we had the first time we got to watch the newly elected President Obama address the nation?br /br /One month later a queasy sense of dread emerges whenever he takes the lectern. As our new president prepares to address both houses of Congress at 9 p.m. eastern, the markets and investors brace for his next damaging soundbite.br /br /”Every time the guy speaks, the Dow starts falling,” complains one venture capitalist, Ross Manel of ReStart Group in Addison, Texas.br /br /Bam was the Message Man during his incredible campaign for the presidency, besotting millions with his reassuring call for hope and change. Since taking office he has plied an entirely different—and wrongheaded—message, one of fear and fingerwagging, of crisis-mongering and retribution.br /br /This has been damaging to Citigroup, Bank of America, J.P. Morgan Chase, Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley and their ilk. We need these firms to help us find our way out of this financial abyss, yet the President decries a compensation system he doesn’t understand. He carps at Merrill Lynch’s now-ousted chief, John Thain, for spending the equivalent of ten minutes of revenue to redecorate his office.br /br /Dude-in-Chief: It just isn’t any of your business./blockquotebr /br /I’m not sure that this Kneale guy was listening carefully enough when “the Message Man” was running his campaign. I heard the fear and fingerwagging then too. It wasn’t like Obama was tryng to hide his message of retribution and crisis mongering then. It’s just that no one wanted to hear it; they were too busy trying to get the first African American President in office to “make history.” Nothing else mattered.
The interview from my latest round of book promotion that I won't soon forget.
President Obama should be leading the fight against racism. He's not.
Some experts think so. According a href=”http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1153583/Social-websites-harm-childrens-brains-Chilling-warning-parents-neuroscientist.html”to the emDaily Mail/em:/abr /br /blockquoteSocial networking websites are causing alarming changes in the brains of young users, an eminent scientist has warned.br /br /Sites such as Facebook, Twitter and Bebo are said to shorten attention spans, encourage instant gratification and make young people more self-centred. br /br /The claims from neuroscientist Susan Greenfield will make disturbing reading for the millions whose social lives depend on logging on to their favourite websites each day…br /br /’My fear is that these technologies are infantilising the brain into the state of small children who are attracted by buzzing noises and bright lights, who have a small attention span and who live for the moment…’br /br /Sue Palmer, author of a href=”http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0752880918?ie=UTF8tag=wwwviolentkicomlinkCode=as2camp=1789creative=9325creativeASIN=0752880918″emToxic Childhood: How the Modern World is Damaging Our Children and What We Can Do About It,/em/aimg src=”http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=wwwviolentkicoml=as2o=1a=0752880918″ width=”1″ height=”1″ border=”0″ alt=”" style=”border:none !important; margin:0px !important;” / said: ‘We are seeing children’s brain development damaged because they don’t engage in the activity they have engaged in for millennia. br /br /’I'm not against technology and computers. But before they start social networking, they need to learn to make real relationships with people.’ /blockquotebr /br /What do you think, is MySpace and Facebook harming kid’s brains?
"While there might be moderate Muslims, there is no such thing as moderate Islam." The fighting words Britain couldn't handle.
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New terrorism trends prompt a dramatic shift in British government policy.
Everyone predicts imminent catastrophe if his plan for the mortgage crisis isn’t followed. Here's the sorry truth.
Companies like Wal-Mart and Toyota are loosening the rules for employee health-care enrollment and offering insurance options that workers find attractive.
The attorney general said Americans were "cowards" for not talking about race. Perhaps he wouldn't like the kind of conversation that would ensue.
The liberal PBS host ranted against Bush-era invasions of privacy but gives himself a pass for his own gay witch hunts under LBJ.
Shrinkedwrapped a href=”http://shrinkwrapped.blogs.com/blog/2009/02/therapy-paradigms-and-therapeutic-change.html”discusses some issues /a he has with a emNewsweek/em article about Obama entitled, a href=”http://www.newsweek.com/id/185800/output/print”"America’s New Shrink:”/abr /blockquoteTalk (thought) and action are decoupled. We need to trust him as he tells us how to behave without offering us any chance to look within the details of the package we are supposed to embrace. Many people who are in trouble are eager to surrender their autonomy and be bailed out. For them, Obama may well be an adequate therapist. However, for the most productive members of society, people who did not succeed in life by surrendering their autonomy to others, such “therapy” is more than a little insulting./blockquotebr /br /If Obama is America’s “new shrink,” you would think he would know that.br /br /Update: Neo-Neocon a href=”http://neoneocon.com/2009/02/23/jonathan-alter-on-obama-americans-shrink-fdr/”has more on the emNewsweek/em article./a