Thursday, November 29, 2012

Conrad Black on the Press

Conrad Black begins thus:
Rupert Murdoch and I have had our differences over many years, and especially during my recent legal travails, but I must join with him entirely in his recent tweeted complaint that most American media outlets that are controlled by Jews seem to be reflexively, or at least habitually, anti-Israel. For mentioning this notorious fact, Murdoch was lambasted by the usual suspects, led by the New York Times, upon whose franchise as the premier quality newspaper of the world’s greatest market Murdoch’s Wall Street Journal is steadily encroaching. My sometime colleagues at the Daily Beast, whose grievances against Murdoch are profound and not unreasonable, even suggested that there was room here for a regulatory intervention. I understand the temptation to attack Murdoch, but this was seriously uncalled for.
It is an excellent piece on the Arab-Israeli conflict, and the curiously consistent reaction of American jews in the press. Read the whole thing here.

Monday, November 26, 2012

Mark Steyn Holidays

Mark Steyn warms up the holiday season with a lively guest host appearance on the Rush Limbaugh show today!

If you missed that you still could enjoy Mark Steyn through his new release of a Christmas album. Mark is becoming the Bing Crosby of our days, and though the delivery might not be quite as smooth, his heart is in the right place. Check out all of Mark's holiday offerings here.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Liberty and Democracy

For a people to be free, they must be free of the tyranny of their neighbors. This was well understood by our founders, as pointed out in a recent piece by What the ...?! blog fav Walter Williams:
The founders of our nation held a deep abhorrence for democracy and majority rule. The word democracy appears in neither of our founding documents: our Declaration of Independence and Constitution. In Federalist Paper No. 10, James Madison wrote, "Measures are too often decided, not according to the rules of justice and the rights of the minor party, but by the superior force of an interested and overbearing majority."
Excellent piece, with a sobering close. Read the whole thing here.

Monday, November 19, 2012

Cats and Dogs

Rain coming down in Oregon is common place October through June, utterly unremarkable.

But since as of late it has been coming down in buckets, causing through and through webfoots to be looking about for umbrellas (gasp), I thought I would comment on it today, if only to bring a smile to the face of my good friend Darrell.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012