Friday, June 17, 2005


Weekend Reading:

The End of Western Civilization Edition:

Yes, apparently, Tom Cruise has proposed to Katie Holmes on top of the Effiel Tower. A storyline so hackneyed that it could have sprung forth from the pages of this blog. Alas, so sad and transparent is all this that it kind of leaves an Tab. Either way, it is another sign of the end times. So enjoy your weekend.

Another Conservatism
Conservatism isn't over. But it has rarely been as confused. Today's conservatives support limited government. But they believe the federal government can intervene in a state's court's decisions in a single family¹s struggle over life and death. They believe in restraining government spending. But they have increased such spending by a mind-boggling 33 percent in a mere four years. They believe in self-reliance. But they have just passed the most expensive new entitlement since the heyday of Great Society liberalism: the Medicare prescription drug benefit.

Dems cheer House poll
Recent Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) polling shows that seven Republican members would be easily defeated if their reelection took place today, the committee’s chairman told House Democrats yesterday at a closed-door meeting. [But they still can't win without a plan...Elephant]

Axis of Evil: Western Hemisphere Edition: Venezuela's Chavez works 40-hour week just talking
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, an outspoken nationalist who prides himself on communicating with ordinary people, spends about 40 hours a week making live television broadcasts, an aide said on Tuesday.;_ylt=AiZM1MPefQ5qfVkGTWvkbE4SH9EA;_ylu=X3oDMTBiMW04NW9mBHNlYwMlJVRPUCUl

Flashback: 1491
(I've posted a link to this story before, I reread it this week and still find it fascinating).
Before it became the New World, the Western Hemisphere was vastly more populous and sophisticated than has been thought—an altogether more salubrious place to live at the time than, say, Europe. New evidence of both the extent of the population and its agricultural advancement leads to a remarkable conjecture: the Amazon rain forest may be largely a human artifact

Comments: Post a Comment

<< Home

This page is powered by Blogger. Isn't yours?