Hubris: The Tragedy Of War In the Twentieth Century

    Hubris: The Tragedy Of War In the Twentieth Century

    Alistair Horne is one of those rare writers on military affairs who actually has some experience. He enlisted in the Royal Air Force in 1943 at age 17. His vision kept him from qualifying as a pilot so he managed to land a commission in the Coldstream Guards and fought with them in Europe. After the war he did a stint in the Middle East, | Read More »

    Hubris, #Obamacare, and November.

    I hope someday if, God forbid, tragedy strikes again at a military base, whoever is president doesn’t still head to a fundraiser. – That sentence was said by – at least, according to Salena Zito – an anonymous mother of two filling up her tank at a gas station; and it should absolutely terrify the Democratic party. Salena’s theme in the linked story above is | Read More »

    Jan 1 welcomes 40,000 new laws! Maybe it’s time for a different kind of New Year’s resolution…

    One of the great places to observe the successes of New Year’s resolutions is at the gym. January invariably sees the place packed with new people in their new workout clothes looking at the sea of machines trying to figure out what machine does what and you use them. By March the scene is much different in that a majority of those newbies have fallen | Read More »

    Barack Obama and Lebron James – Two Stars Undone By Their Egos

    “One day you’re in, and the next day you’re out.” Sure, it has become Heidi Klum’s signature line on Project Runway, but it applies far beyond the world of fashion. In fact, a meteoric rise followed by a stunning fall from grace has become a clichéd storyline for some of our biggest national stars. Lebron James and President Obama are two of the most prominent | Read More »

    ‘What Sort of Man?’

    Today there is a great post up on The Conservatives by our own Brian Faughnan displaying the absolute lack of compassion and downright cruelty of Barack Obama and his Administration. The process will get more difficult for those who lost loved ones: Mohammed will attack and denigrate the victims. He will express pride in what he has done. Jihadists around the world will pay him | Read More »

    Life With Frum-py

    The Collectivist News Network (CNN) has a new, fresh, smiley faced ‘conservative’ they’ve added to their stellar roster of David Gergen, Hillary’s hairdresser, and Ed Rollins who wrote in January that Barack Obama was just the sort of leader that we need. David Frum, as many of you know, is an intellectual. He loves being an intellectual and will make that point to any one | Read More »

    Rastafarians Goofed

    The Rastafarians didn’t quite get it right. They imagined Haile Selassie to be The Lion of Judah, I and I, God incarnate. It turns out they failed to anticipate the coming of the god of this age, another “Son of Africa”—Muammar Gaddifi’s term—the divine Barack Hussein Obama. If anybody deserves the title of “I and I”, it’s Barry O, the Narcissist-In-Chief. And the Queen of | Read More »

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    Derivatives and human hubris.

    Learning of the kinds of exotic instruments used by Wall Street in the years before the crash can be a mind-boggling experience. First, of course, because of the complexity of these things; but also because of the staggering sums of “paper wealth” they produced. AIG and other firms sold credit default swaps in such massive numbers that there was at one point insurance on over | Read More »

    Obama’s Inaugural Address is Already Written

    It’s important to be prepared, right? I mean, inauguration is just 87 days away. Why wait for the voters to render a verdict? Mr. Obama’s advisers are sifting résumés, compiling policy options and discussing where to hold his first news conference as president-elect. Democrats say Mr. Obama hopes to name key members of his White House, economic and security teams soon after the election. His | Read More »

    A Righteous Wind

    “If you’ll stand with me, then I know that we can win Virginia and we can win this election and we can finally bring the change we need to Washington,” Obama told the estimated crowd of 35,000. “I feel like we got a righteous wind at our backs here.“ I think there some wind, but I don’t think it’s righteous and it’s not very sweet | Read More »

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    “Above my Pay Grade”?

    “Asked on Sunday whether the “above my pay grade” answer was too flip, Obama said: “Probably. …What I intended to say is that, as a Christian, I have a lot of humility about understanding when does the soul enter into … It’s a pretty tough question.” “… a pretty tough question.” Sooo… when faced with a tough question Barack votes either, “flippant” or… “present”. … | Read More »

    Inside Obama’s Greek Temple

    Via Jonah Goldberg, we get this exclusive look inside the planning session for Sen. Barack Obama’s Greek temple set from which he will accept the Democratic Party nomination. “Can I raise a practical question at this point? Are we doing Stonehenge tonight?”

    I am the One I have been Waiting For

    Nobody is more dangerous than he who imagines himself pure in heart; for his purity, by definition, is unassailable. James Baldwin President-elect Barack Obama’s busy schedule yesterday of epic-length non-hybrid motorcades (11:00 a.m.: En route TBA. 12:05 p.m.: En route TBA. 1:45 p.m.: En route TBA. 2:55 p.m.: En route TBA. 5:20 p.m.: En route TBA.) was interrupted by what we may, as Jules once | Read More »