Category Archives for My brief conversations with inanimate objects

May 26, 2009

The Death of Literary Studies [Dan Collins]

TweetYesterday, Darleen wrote about the dust-up over graduate student putz Sean Parrish’s typically stupid assertions regarding what the academy is all about, and as others point out, if he’s right, then all literature departments ought to be made portions of … Continue reading

26. May 2009 by Dan Collins

May 2, 2009

Jack Kemp dies


02. May 2009 by Jeff G.

April 8, 2009

W00T! Mission Accomplished! [Dan Collins]

TweetFrom the AP: President Barack Obama went for the defining television shot in Iraq and got it — pictures of hundreds of U.S. troops cheering wildly as he told them it was time for the Iraqis to take charge of … Continue reading

08. April 2009 by Dan Collins

December 5, 2008

WTF? [Dan Collins]

TweetTotally harsh. What else don’t I know about the Salvation Army? OSHKOSH, Wis. — The leader of a Wisconsin Salvation Army will lose his job if he goes ahead with plans to marry outside the organization. Capt. Johnny Harsh of … Continue reading

05. December 2008 by Dan Collins

November 13, 2008

No worries on Compulsory Civil Service, folks: “Obama’s Call for Community Service Is Not Marxism”

TweetMichelle Catalano, writing for Pajamas Media, explains: Is community service synonymous with slavery? Whether that service is mandated or suggested, could it in any way be construed as enslaving citizens? This week, an acquaintance noted the “irony” that college students … Continue reading

13. November 2008 by Jeff G.

October 30, 2008

Sure, but how many turned down the sound and watched it with Pink Floyd’s The Wall as the soundtrack…?

TweetFrom Nielson: Overall, for the six networks that aired the program simultaneously, the spot had a household rating of 21.7% (meaning that 21.7 percent of all households watching television were tuned to the spot.) In comparison, the final debate between … Continue reading

30. October 2008 by Jeff G.

October 29, 2008

Have you hugged a classical liberal today? I mean, really hugged him? Like, with your wallet? [UPDATED and STICKY]

Tweet**SEE BELOW FOR FRESH PW POSTS, MADE FROM ONLY THE FINEST MALT BARLEY** **** With day 3 of my fundraising drive coming to a close, I’m at a bit over 50% of my goal. Maybe Tuesdays are just slow days. … Continue reading

29. October 2008 by Jeff G.

October 7, 2008

Above his pay grade?

TweetObama spokesman Robert Gibb claims on FOXNews that he doesn’t know the details of Senator Obama’s connection to William Ayers, whose radical terrorist organization, you’ll recall, was blowing shit up when Obama was eight (including, if memory serves, a Pig … Continue reading

07. October 2008 by Jeff G.

September 29, 2008

Obama and the “Bush Binge”

TweetDan has the scoop.

29. September 2008 by Jeff G.

September 29, 2008

Breaking: Bail out / fail out [UPDATED and UPDATED AGAIN]

TweetFrom Hot Air: The final tally was 207-226, with Democrats supporting it 141-94, while Republicans opposed it 66-132. How did the markets react? Initially, with panic. Dow dropped from around a -290 to more like a -660, but then recovered … Continue reading

29. September 2008 by Jeff G.

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