Category Archives: American Scene

He put on some great shows

Mickey Rooney passed away at the age of 93. Everyone knows Rooney, who died at the great age of 93, precisely because he lived so long, the tireless last surviving star of Hollywood’s 1930s Golden Age, a performer always ready … Continue reading

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The perfect Purim movie

Argo is about a CIA agent working with the Canadians to set up disguises and create fake backgrounds for six people to sneak them out from under the modern-day tyrants of Iran. It’s also a great movie. So thanks, Canada, … Continue reading

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The hypocrisy that is Obamacare

How many times did the president insist that the ACA was the law of the land? That opponents should stop complaining and suck it up, because the law passed and the Supreme Court validated it? Well, on top of the … Continue reading

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Wednesday briefs

If it ain’t anti-Israel, it ain’t Vick’s words: Time Magazine managed to talk to an Israeli source confirming that Israel destroyed some nasty missiles headed for Hizballah’s stores in Lebanon. The story is completely objective and fact-based, without a single … Continue reading

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Elections matter: America the weak

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, who we warned you about, wants to shrink the military to pre-WWII size. What does this mean? The proposal, described by several Pentagon officials on the condition of anonymity in advance of its release on Monday, … Continue reading

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Shorter John Dickerson: No fair digging up dirt on Dems

Yesterday, Glenn Reynolds linked to John Dickerson’s article on CBS News saying that Republicans should not be looking into the Clinton presidential years while discussing Hillary Clinton. We’re all very busy, so here’s a time-saver: Let’s all agree to not … Continue reading

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A public service message about color

All things pink are forbidden from this blog today.

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Friday makeup briefs

Not another word about the Koch Brothers: Liberals are outspending conservatives in the race to put money into super-PACs. By how much? Nearly three times. Oh my God, people, GET OVER IT: Americans still blame Bush for the lousy economy. … Continue reading

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Wednesday briefs

CVS goes nonsmoking: CVS is going to stop selling cigarettes in October, which will lose them about $2 billion in revenue. The cynic in me says they’re doing it for publicity, but the tiny part of me that is not … Continue reading

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Sunday un-Super briefs

What a boring game. I tuned in a bit. My cousins the Seahawk fans are happy, but what a yawner. Just like John Kerry’s peace plan. Except now he’s threatening Israel, then saying he’s not, then threatening Israel for saying … Continue reading

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Faith in humanity

I’m so glad I don’t live in Atlanta. All I can say about the snowstorm there is: Holy crap. I’m not going to lay any blame, but I am going to point out that when disasters hit, the best comes … Continue reading

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Monday briefs

Farewell, Arik: The AP surprises with an almost balanced story on Ariel Sharon’s funeral. Because REPUBLICAN! The media has found a scandal about misuse of government influence it can sink its teeth into. The IRS targeting conservative groups in a … Continue reading

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Tiger Moron

“Tiger Mom” Amy Chua is successfully trolling for book sales again. Her new thesis is that some “cultures” are just better than others. Because anecdotes. These groups — “cultural,” mind you, never “ethnic” or “racial” or “religious” — all possess, … Continue reading

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Friday news briefs

An icon speaks: Abe Foxman has an in-depth interview in the Tablet magazine. Read it all. Here’s just a taste about why so many media outlets focus on Jews: Number two is, I would say, “Jews are news.” So, we … Continue reading

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The Obamacare clusterfark

Reading about the reactions to Obamacare falling under its own weight leads me to this thought: Icarus has flown too close to the sun, and the wax holding together his wings is melting.

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