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Daily Archives: February 28th, 2011

Newt and His Mannequin

  ALL OF THE artificiality and hollowness of mainstream conservatism in America is summed up in this recent photo, discussed at VFR, of the repulsive Newt Gingrich and his third wife.

March Calf

   A March Calf Right from the start he is dressed in his best – his blacks and his whites Little Fauntleroy – quiffed and glossy, A Sunday suit, a wedding natty get-up, Standing in dunged straw Under cobwebby beams, near the mud wall, Half of him legs, Shining-eyed, requiring nothing more But that mother’s […]

A “Juncture of the Religious Dimension”

  THE BLOGGER Tiberge at Galliawatch reports that some Catholic schools in Marseilles are now 80 percent Muslim. Citing French press accounts, she writes: For the archbishop, training through inter-religious dialogue will permit these questions to be answered: “How to announce the Gospel? How to accept Muslim holidays? What can we accept or not accept?” According to archbishop Georges Pontier, […]

Women in the Military, cont.

  AS HAS been noted here before, the entry of women in significant numbers into previously-all male portions of the military does not render the military less guilty in the eyes of liberals. It actually makes it more guilty. The issue of sex abuse against female soldiers, who are expected to defend themselves against aggressive foreign enemies but are […]

When Children Played

  NOTICE this picture of a London alley in 1899. The children are playing outside and are dressed as children. The girl in the foreground is wearing a pinafore. The most startling thing is that they are playing outside with only one adult in the background. Remember when children used to play unsupervised games, with adults […]

Just Another Career

  SEN. Harry Reid has called for an end to legalized prostitution in Nevada. He has argued it should end not because prostitution is wrong but because it is bad for Nevada’s image. Brooke Taylor, a leading spokeswoman for the business, strongly objects, according to The New York Times: “Here we are being safe and professional and earning […]

The Skyscraper and Multiculturalism

  AT HER blog Camera Lucida, Kidist Paulos Asrat has an interesting post on the skyscraperization of Toronto. She argues that banal modern architecture is an inevitable result of the loss of Toronto’s ethnic and racial identity.

Dispense with the Word, Not Everything It Represents

  JOE LONG: I think that you will do well to ditch the word “Game,” rather than everything the concept implies.  “Games” are contests; by definition; they are less than deadly serious; they are temporary diversions. The word also carries with it the air of the professional athlete, specifically the National Basketball Association player of […]