Wednesday, 29 January 2014

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Clipfile - January 29, 2014

‘‘People don’t go into the news business to make profits or report, neutrally, on the news.  They go into the news business specifically to change minds, and specifically they want to change the minds of conservatives and independents towards the progressive viewpoint.

That’s the fun part of the job, the satisfying part.  The part that makes up for the fact that most people in the news media don’t make a great deal of money...’’

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Monday, 27 January 2014

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Clipfile - January 27, 2014

‘‘...The real irony... is that the very rich have been disproportionately supporters of Obama and other left-wing causes... and if every billionaire in the country was hanged tomorrow, the toll would lean heavily toward Obama donors.  So I guess Lenin got it wrong:  The capitalists don’t sell the rope they’re hanged with.  They donate it.

Seems like a bad deal to me, but what do I know?
’’

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Saturday, 25 January 2014

The Press

Slim and none

It Is To Laugh  Dept
Politico:
Paul Ryan wants media to investigate IRS as aggressively as Bridgegate

By JAKE SHERMAN • 1/23/14 5:06 PM EST

SAN ANTONIO -- Rep. Paul Ryan said he wants the media to investigate the Internal Revenue Service as aggressively as they have New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie...
Yeah, and I want to win Powerball tonight.  Chances of either?

(Via:  Instapundit)

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Thursday, 23 January 2014

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Clipfile - January 23, 2014

‘‘...Most liberal ‘innocents’ work very hard to maintain their innocence, because they love their innocent certitudes:  There is a pony in there somewhere, kumbaya, at bottom every person is good, and all the rest of the moronic drivel that makes up their canon.

And they will cling to these childish beliefs right up to their deathbeds, assuring themselves that true communism has never been tried, that capitalism is the greatest threat to humanity and liberty ever created, and that they and theirs have a monopoly on ‘the good,’ while everybody else is ‘evil.’

That they are able to maintain these beliefs in rainbows and lollipops, even while standing on a mountain of bones created by them,
[is] because, while they are indeed self-made naifs, they are also deeply stupid.  And stupidity, in the end, always extracts its own deadly price.’’

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Wednesday, 22 January 2014

In Passing

Next: ‘‘He hasn’t got a leg to stand on!’’

And now, idiots! Dept
Yesterday:
Wendy Davis: My paraplegic opponent, Greg Abbott... ‘‘hasn’t walked a day in my shoes.’’
Today:
Wendy Davis Supporters: Our paraplegic opponent, Greg Abbott, is ‘‘running scared.’’
Tomorrow?

Maybe I should start a contest.

(This item posted only because folks on the left are supposed to be so exquisitely sensitive to hatefulness and discrimination and mocking the disabled and stuff...)

Links via Insty, here and here.

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Saturday, 18 January 2014

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Clipfile - January 18, 2014

‘‘...People who complain that the country is ungovernable don’t really want to govern.  They want to rule.

The U.S. is eminently governable--and very unruly.’’

- ‘‘LCS,’’ commenting at Instapundit

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Wednesday, 15 January 2014

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Clipfile - January 15, 2014

‘‘For decades now, students have been taught to search for an echo of their own ‘voices’ in the books they read and to reject those works that they believe ‘exclude’ them, a remarkably narrow approach to the arts.  I don’t want to hear my own ‘voice’ in what I read; it bores me.” - Heather Mac Donald

(via David Thompson)

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Tuesday, 14 January 2014

Meta

Munch with the Lunch Bunch

Mark those calendars, kids!  Dept


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Clipfile - January 14, 2014

‘‘The very language of lit[erary] theory is hostile and laden with suspicion of conspiracy.  Plus, so many... critics... are terrible writers and worse logicians.  A beautiful line of poetry makes the heart sing and the mind explode with insight.  The goal of an English department should be to facilitate that transcendent moment.  How sad it is to be a parent sending my children to college and wishing they could hope to experience the ice-breaking joy I felt.  It won’t happen.  Even in high school they are being trained not to love literature but to critique it...’’
-Madaline, commenting at Minding the Campus

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Monday, 13 January 2014

In Passing

So which is it?

How can you tell a government spokesman is lying?  Dept
TechDirt:
NSA Goes From Saying Bulk Metadata Collection ‘‘Saves Lives’’ To ‘‘Prevented 54 Attacks’’ To ‘‘Well, It’s A Nice Insurance Policy’’

Related (via Bill Quick):

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