URLs du Jour


  • Andrew Roth reacts to the news that some Vermonters want Vermont to secede from the US:
    New Hampshire should put up huge signs along the border that read, "We welcome all Vermont refugees. Come enjoy our low-tax, business-friendly state! We're not your nanny, but we will offer free coffee at the nearest visitors' center!"
    Listen here, Andrew: the signs are OK, but no free coffee! In fact, incoming Vermonters will have to bring over five pounds of Green Mountain Coffee as tribute, per person.

    LGF and Newsbusters have more on the movement. I especially like this point from one of the essays at their website:

    2. Violence begets more violence, not the other way around.
    Wait a minute … not the other way around, which means … darn, my brain just froze up.

  • But when the Vermonters get here, they'll no doubt be happy to note New Hampshire students are learning culturally acceptable methods of draconian punishment and subjugation of women:
    For one night, on May 9, the quaint colonial town of Amherst, New Hampshire, was transformed into a Saudi Arabian Bedouin tent community, with the help of 80 seventh-graders at the Amherst Middle School. … During the check-in, guests selected a traditional Arabic name for their name badge and completed an actual Saudi customs form, which warned in bold letters "Death for Drug Trafficking" at the top. … Only the seventh-grade boys were allowed to host the food stations and the Arabic dancing, as the traditions of Saudi Arabia at this time prevent women from participating in these public roles.

  • I've linked to the essay containing this series of questions a couple times before:
    I will make the point yet again because I believe it is the crux of the issue: what kind of moral universe do you have to inhabit to be able to believe that your own people -- airline personnel, demolition experts, police and security forces, faked witnesses and all the rest -- are capable of such a thing? How much hate for your own society do you have to carry in order to live in such a desolate and ridiculous mental hell? What psychoses must a mind be riddled with in order to negate what was perfectly obvious and instead believe a theory of such monumental fantasy? How much pure constant hatred does that take? What, in short, is the miserable black hole of self-loathing that drives a person like Rosie O'Donnell and millions like her?
    Well, today, we have another answer.

  • Over at the Huffington Post, Senate candidate Al Franken posts a big long whine about how he has to ask people to give him campaign funds. His solution—I bet you've guessed already—is to have the government force people to give him campaign funds. He uses a euphemism for this ("public financing of elections"), but only readers misguided enough to believe what they read at the Huffington Post will fail to see through that.

Last Modified 2012-10-19 1:13 PM EDT