Monthly Archives: March 2011

To Cop A Line From James Taranto…

…They told me if I voted for Republicans, we’d rush into wars and shred the Constitution. And they were right! Clinton plainly admitted the administration would ignore any and all attempts by Congress to shackle President Obama’s power as commander … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday to the Spawn of Mondo!

Fourteen years ago today, I came home after a token appearance at the magazine to take Mrs. M to the hospital. She had me stop and get a full-service car wash that we couldn’t really afford, because she didn’t want … Continue reading

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For Your Consideration…

Even before the deaths of my parents, I was fascinated by the struggle of faith and doubt in Tennyson’s In Memoriam A.H.H., a collection of elegiac lyrics in which the poet chronicles his reactions to the sudden death of his … Continue reading

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Psychomachia in Mondoville and Fort Apache

My dissertation was on early English morality plays, so one of the words I learned along the way was psychomachia. The word is sometimes translated as “The war of the soul”, an account of the battle between good and evil … Continue reading

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The Real Reason the Major Enlisted in the USAF as a JAG

Thule AFB offers no legal services. H/T: Ace’s ONT.

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Astonish Me.

(This post may be found at The American Culture.)  

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The Czar Fisks the Prez…

A lovely paragraph-by-paragraph response to last night’s Presidential Performance Art may be found in the lair of the Gormogons.

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On Fair Shares

A facebook friend of mine who happens to be an academic and a liberal (almost redundant, but not quite) linked to an article bewailing the fact that GE has managed to avoid income tax liabilities for several years. I’m particularly … Continue reading

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Because Victoria’s Secret Doesn’t Sell Children’s Sizes…

Abercrombie & Fitch now offers padded bras and bikini-tops — for seven-year-olds. But really, only those Chrazy Christians would have a problem with that, right? What are ya? Repressed? Who knew musical crapmongers LFO were prophets? “Girls who wear Abercrombie … Continue reading

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One for the Reading List…

One of the interesting (by which I mean infuriating) aspects of contemporary discourse is a notion I’ve mentioned on a few occasions, the Marcusean concept of “repressive tolerance” — the idea that ideas from “wrong” (which for Marcuse meant non-progressive) … Continue reading

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