The "peace" flotilla was a purposeful provocation that worked to make Israel the bad guy.
The Obama surprise: incompetent and arrogant and not overfond of the executive's job.
"The real crises are still ahead, and they are not going to be confined to bloody propaganda stunts staged by fake 'peace activists' cruising the Mediterranean."
Rush Limbaugh: An Army of One gets close to the man who simultaneously rallies the conservative base and drives Democratic presidents to distraction.
The decline in private-sector wages is just the tip of the iceberg.
a href=”http://biggovernment.com/jdunetz/2010/05/31/being-a-political-conservative-is-it-good-for-the-jews/#more-126458″Jeff Dunetz at Big Government:/a “How can a Jew not be politically conservative?”
Right Wing News a href=”http://rightwingnews.com/2010/05/comparison-liberal-and-conservative-reaction-to-israel-hitting-the-flotilla/”compares the Liberal reaction to the Conservative reaction/a to the Israel/Flotilla story.
Neo-Neocon: a href=”http://neoneocon.com/2010/05/29/voting-again-for-carter-ii/”Voting again for Carter II./a
The unavoidable PR fallout from the deaths of at least 14 activists has already roiled the capitals of Europe and may cause unrest among the Israeli Arab population. (Updated continuously as news arrives.) (Also: Watch Richard Landes direct from Jerusalem on PJTV.)
The "aid flotilla" bound for Gaza met the immovable object and the resulting clash, under circumstances yet only sketchily described, may have resulted in 16 protester deaths and 6 IDF personnel injured.
Even in the face of the Greek situation, some economists continue to argue that deficits don't matter.
La Nina, a solar minimum, and a massive volcanic eruption make a threesome of cold weather events not seen for two hundred years.
The wily old Vietnamese general knows something about beating superior forces.
A crash of the euro currency would have both negative and positive implications for the United States, mostly in the realms of economics and geopolitics.
The document, which managed to gain acceptance at the Maine GOP convention, is causing headaches for the candidates.
Vox Daya href=”http://voxday.blogspot.com/2010/05/suckers-game.html” has an interesting post /aon whether or not college is a “sucker’s game:” br /br /blockquoteGoing 100k into debt in order to obtain a job that pays $22 as a photographer’s assistant is not an intelligent action. The correct answer to the question about attending college is “it depends”. What college, what degree, and what job prospects? ….br /br /Basically, if you have to borrow money or if you are at all prone to not finishing what you start, you shouldn’t even think about going to college. And if you do go, get a degree in something meaningful, not outdated liberal arts degrees in English, Art History, or Business. You’ll learn more about business running a fast food franchise for a summer than you will in six years of college. Throw in a little reading of a href=”http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0061345016?ie=UTF8tag=wwwviolentkicomlinkCode=as2camp=1789creative=9325creativeASIN=0061345016″ Peter Drucker,/aimg src=”http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=wwwviolentkicoml=as2o=1a=0061345016″ width=”1″ height=”1″ border=”0″ alt=”" style=”border:none !important; margin:0px !important;” /a href=”http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1599869772?ie=UTF8tag=wwwviolentkicomlinkCode=as2camp=1789creative=9325creativeASIN=1599869772″Sun Tzu,/aimg src=”http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=wwwviolentkicoml=as2o=1a=1599869772″ width=”1″ height=”1″ border=”0″ alt=”" style=”border:none !important; margin:0px !important;” / a href=”http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0316017922?ie=UTF8tag=wwwviolentkicomlinkCode=as2camp=1789creative=9325creativeASIN=0316017922″Malcolm Gladwell,/aimg src=”http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=wwwviolentkicoml=as2o=1a=0316017922″ width=”1″ height=”1″ border=”0″ alt=”" style=”border:none !important; margin:0px !important;” / a href=”http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0740777351?ie=UTF8tag=wwwviolentkicomlinkCode=as2camp=1789creative=9325creativeASIN=0740777351″Dilbert,/aimg src=”http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=wwwviolentkicoml=as2o=1a=0740777351″ width=”1″ height=”1″ border=”0″ alt=”" style=”border:none !important; margin:0px !important;” / and whoever the business author du jour happens to be and you’ll know more management-speak too.br //blockquote
a href=”http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/05/100528081434.htm”A study in span style=”font-style:italic;”Science Daily/span/a found that today’s college students have less empathy than they used to (via a href=”http://nalert.blogspot.com/2010/05/empathy-college-students-dont-have-as.html”Newsalert/a): br /br /blockquoteToday’s college students are not as empathetic as college students of the 1980s and ’90s, a University of Michigan study shows.br /br /The study, presented in Boston at the annual meeting of the Association for Psychological Science, analyzes data on empathy among almost 14,000 college students over the last 30 years.br /br /”We found the biggest drop in empathy after the year 2000,” said Sara Konrath, a researcher at the U-M Institute for Social Research. “College kids today are about 40 percent lower in empathy than their counterparts of 20 or 30 years ago, as measured by standard tests of this personality trait.”/blockquotebr /br /Some experts in the article felt the drop in empathy was because of exposure to media causing desensitization to other’s pain or because of a hyper-competitive atmosphere where everyone has to worry about themselves in order to compete.br /br /Perhaps this is part of the equation but, in my opinion, the huge emphasis in the schools and culture on “high self-esteem” (from the 1970′s on) regardless of accomplishments probably plays a part in the increase in narcissism, and increased lack of empathy. In addition, the cheap emphasis on being a do-gooder through government means as a tool for feeling good about oneself, rather than helping others due to the intrinsic reward and what it means to the other person has probably not helped. br /br /It’s kind of ironic that as the liberal government emphasizes their “wonderful” socialist programs to the masses (heath care, global warming, peace studies, etc.), the masses are becoming less able to feel for their fellow human beings. As more people see the government as being responsible for taking care of others, their tendency to help others will lessen, not increase.
The nannies who want to ban Silly Bandz bracelets from America's schools are bending themselves into so much Mobius loop-like pretzel logic that they bring Dan Aykroyd's classic Irwin Mainway toy manufacturer character full circle.
While I am not inclined to blame the president for the scandalous federal laxity in the now polluted Gulf, the media long ago taught me that I most certainly should.
There is a long history of useful idiots who will sign on for this sort of terror tourism.
Forget all the self-serving narcissistic left-wing baloney. It was good old fashioned American Freedom that forged Dennis Hopper! Nowhere else could Dennis have been Dennis — and he knew it. And wanted it for everybody.
From Rush Limbaugh biographer Zef Chafets and Ricochet.com majordomo Peter Robinson, to James Lileks and the gang at PJTV's Trifecta, this week's edition of the VodkaPundit-hosted PJM Political is all about the new, new media.
The days of Silicon Valley startups aren't over. The story of a couple of grad students and their iPad app.
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At times, The Special Relationship feels like it’s pining for a 2012 "Hillary for President" campaign, but it does remind viewers how much friendlier America's relations with England were in the pre-Obama era.