- Yesterday, I sniffed disdainfully at folks taking cheap
shots at Newsweek. Today, I can't resist quoting Ann
Coulter's cheap shot at Newsweek:
Somehow Newsweek missed the story a few weeks ago about Saudi Arabia arresting 40 Christians for "trying to spread their poisonous religious beliefs." But give the American media a story about American interrogators defacing the Quran, and journalists are so appalled there's no time for fact-checking -- before they dash off to see the latest exhibition of "Piss Christ."
[Wish I subscribed to Newsweek, then I could cancel.]
- Via Instapundit,
writes an article
ostensibly criticizing Indra Nooyi's Columbia U. commencement address, but
really does something more important. No excerpts. Just go read it.
[Wish I drank Pepsi, then I could switch to Coke.]
- Via NRO and Reason: The AP has a story that should cause every right-thinking American to demand that Dubya veto the Highway Bill and
write their Congresscritters to demand that they uphold that veto:
Senator Ted Stevens put in $1.5 Million for an Anchorage bus stop.
Saith the Senator's spokesdroid, Courtney Boone:
"It is supposed to be a lot more than a bus stop," she said. "It needs to have a way to smoothly transition all these people."
$1.5 Million buys a lot of smooth, I would think.
[Wish I lived in Alaska, so I could vote against Ted Stevens. Both NH senators voted against the Highway Bill.]
offers an anecdote showing why (some) college professors rub (some) people the
wrong way, using a radio appearance of one Professor
John Esposito of Georgetown U.:
Steven called up and made his points which were contrary to the professor's views; the professor responded in part by saying that, "If Steven spent some time doing a little bit of reading…" he would come around to the professor's way of thinking.
As Robert Duvall once observed, I love the smell of condescension in the morning.
[Wish my kids went to Georgetown so I could yank them outta there… Well, no, I probably wouldn't do that.]