Month: September 2006

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VDH on Jimmy Carter: Carter’s Waterloo, of course was the Iranian hostage crisis. It was not just that his gutting of the military helped to explain the rescue disaster. Far more importantly, we can chart the rise of radical political Islam with the storming of the American embassy in Teheran and the impotent response of […]

Pro-Torture, Anti-Law Democrats

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On September 28, 2006
The vote national disgrace tally doesn’t seem to be up on Thomas yet. According to Lederman: Democrats voting in favor included Carper, Johnson, Landrieu, Lautenberg [!!], Lieberman[Seriously, Go Fuck Yourself Joe–Why Don’t You Go Back To Moralizing About Stray Nipples On the TeeVee From the Private Sector], Menendez, Nelson (Fla.), Nelson (Neb.), Pryor, Rockefeller, Salazar […]

Africa as Stage

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On September 28, 2006
I’m enthusiastically awaiting the arrival The Last King of Scotland in Lexington, but I must admit that Dana Stevens review of the film reminds me a little bit of Chinua Achebe’s appraisal of Hearts of Darkness: Africa as metaphysical battlefield devoid of all recognizable humanity, into which the wandering European enters at his peril. Can […]

Poetic Justice

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On September 27, 2006

Chuckle: RICHMOND — U.S. Sen. George Allen once again is being told to lay off the Confederate flag. But this time, it’s not from the people who abhor the Dixie symbol. It’s from the people

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