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Archive for February, 2003

February 24th, 2003 by Timothy

Exactly Which Middle-Easterners Do The Leftists Represent?

From This Story I’d guess the dictators and the mullahs.

February 22nd, 2003 by olly

Ennui Sets In

September 11, 2001, has had all kinds of unintended consequences. One of the least tragic, but most irritating, has been an explosion of absolutely terrible writing.

Neal Pollack, America’s Greatest Writer, is mad as hell, and he’s not gonna take it any more:

Nobody gives a shit what anti-war or pro-war writers think. Really. So shut up. That goes double for poets. Shut the hell up, poets. Everybody just shut up.

He makes many nuanced points, and I think the essential purity of his message shines through in excerpts such as the following:

Shut up, anti-war people. Shut up, pro-war people. Shut down your computers and shut your goddamn pieholes. No one gives a shit what you write, so stop writing about the war. Shut up, all of you.

February 22nd, 2003 by Bret

Horowitz Hits Town

Yesterday Pete and Tim and I interviewed David Horowitz before his big speech. The speech more than filled the 150-person room capacity, and a good number of people seemed to be receptive to his message. There were, of course, impolite dissenters including “Angry Black Man” and Don the Amphitheater Hippie, who was verbally bitch slapped by Horowitz during an early attempt to interrupt the discussion. Best hippie quote from the night:

“Who wants freedom if schools don’t have any money?”

Damn provocative, the leftists are. Of course, a large portion of the discussion was the difference between classical liberals and leftists. Olly publicly counted himself as a leftist. For shame!.

Flipping to page 2, on answering why you’re reading SI’s swimsuit edition: She says, “What do you see in those women?” You say, “It’s an aesthetics thing. Like Kant talks about. It’s the fundamental human affinity for curved lines and ideal forms. I look at these pictures as art historical texts, really, exemplars and echoes of what the great masters were after.”

February 22nd, 2003 by wwb

Josh Marshall, proprietor of Talking Points Memo and my fellow Dupont Circler, interviewed former White House official, Brookings scholar and The Threatening Storm author Kenneth Pollack at the end of January. It ran in two parts but is now available as once piece in TPM’s Document Collection.

February 21st, 2003 by Sho

Horowitz Tonight!

For those of you with low resolution monitors who can’t see the ad to the right:

David Horowitz will be speaking at 7 p.m. in 110 Fenton Hall. Admission is free.

Apologies to all of you out there who view this site in 800×600 resolution. If it was squished down to be completely viewable at that resolution it would look too cramped to the majority of viewers out there (who have their monitors set at 1024×768).

February 21st, 2003 by Timothy

Who Says We Don’t Have Any Middle Eastern Allies?

Iranian Students seem to like American Foreign Policy just fine.

Also, Insight Magizine is reporting that anti-american nations may be plotting to gouge oil prices. No big surprise there, been happening for years in the form of OPEC. Also Glenn Reynolds makes the argument that Chavez is a dictator, and the anti-Chavez protests in Venezuela aren’t getting nearly the media attention they deserve.

February 21st, 2003 by Kerry


If someone would kindly post the location of David Horowitz’s lecture this evening, people might actually attend.

Hrmmm. Perhaps this is an exercise meant to determine whether the smelly hippie guy in the back row at lectures really does just wander in randomly. If he shows up even if there’s no advertising for an event and the location is never publicized, the hypothesis is proven.

If, however, the location is publicized, I will show up, with my lovely spouse in tow. It’s up to you.

February 21st, 2003 by wwb


That’s the name of the romance novel supposedly written by Saddam Hussein. While googling for a decent English translation — no luck yet — I discovered that in addition to the crimes of invasion, torture and genocide, we can also add copyright infringement.

February 21st, 2003 by Timothy

1975: France Linked to Dictatorial Regime Located in Asia Minor

This Picture is Proof.

The Brits are getting behind fellatio, nice to see that.

Fred Barnes will whip the ass of any anti-war lefties in a competition of the mind.. But, I belive the President already hit the nail on the head. In a word: irrelavant.

February 20th, 2003 by pete

No Blood For Water!

I suspect that it is oil, but I think it’s also closely connected with the control of water in the middle-east.

Go to this site. Watch the video. This is classic. Somebody should do this in Eugene.

February 19th, 2003 by pete

How Safe Can It Be If It’s Called a “Yellow Jacket”

More proof that ephedra may be hazardous to your health.

February 19th, 2003 by jeremy

A Little Bathroom Reading

Proving George Carlin’s theory that any activity engaged in by more than four people has a magazine devoted to it. Modern Drunkard Magazine: Kind of like Modern Maturity, with fewer adult diaper ads, projectile vomiting and a two drink minimum.

February 19th, 2003 by Timothy

Something Else I Ran Across

The Library of Economics and Liberty is like any libertarian economist’s wet-dream.

February 18th, 2003 by Timothy

It’s Time To Play Good Idea, Bad Idea

Iran Invading Iraq? Well, this one has ups and downs. On the one hand, Iran might do some of our work for us. On the other, Iran is just another terrible Islamofacist dictatorship.

This Farnsworth Piece? Is definitely a bad idea spewed from the psyche of an incredibly oblivious little girl. If, hypothetically, Isreal were to back out of the West Bank and Gaza Strip, the violence would not end. Arafat and his ilk of hate-mongers have proven time and again (See Oslo Accords, 1993) that they are unwilling to cooperate with any efforts at peace. They demand not only Isreali withdrawl, but the destruction of Isreal as a nation. I’d also like to note that detonating school-buses full of children and killing people who are eating lunch at cafes is not exactly allowed under the Geneva Convention. And, as to why eastern Europe is with us (as opposed to those Franco-German fools) read this, this, this, this (which is from Sullivan and in German), this , this and this.

Recalling Grey Davis? Definitely a Good Idea.

February 18th, 2003 by Bret

NRO has a commentary on the clear link between UBL and Saddam. Meanwhile, Peanut Farmer Extraordinaire and Nobel Winner-turned-Traitor Jimmy Carter is supporting the Mirror’s campaign against war. I have long said – and Olly can atest to this fact – that Jimmy Carter was no good and could likely be considered a terrorist in his own right. Now, he is publicly siding with terrorists and tyrants. God bless you, Jimmy. Er, Mr. Ex-Relevant.

Also from NRO’s John O’Sullivan on another explanation of why they protest: The U.S. has now entered the school in response to a bomb threat. It intends to enforce at least a modicum of discipline. And the rumblings from the playground are an infantile nostalgia for the Wild West world that is passing away.