How Eurocrats Think

One suspects that Der Spiegel was trying to insult us with this cover. They must be particularly concerned about “der Schwartzes” Rice and Powell. (For the German-language challenged, here’s a rough translation: It’s from the magazine Der Spiegel (The Mirror). The headline is “The Warriors of Bush” or “Bush’s Warriors.” The subhead is “America’s Campaign Against Evil” or, to keep the articles straight, “America’s Campaign Against the Evil Ones.”)

But it misfired. One would infer from all their whining that they think that it’s a bad thing, but I think it’s kind of cool, and I’ll bet a lot of Americans, if they saw it, would say “Damn straight!” I particularly like amazon Condi Rice.

It is a literally graphic example of the difference between American and German (elite) thought processes.

Moral Equivalence Award

Thanks to Best of the Web for this catch.

…when the American press talks about suicide bombers, Muslims become upset for the same reason you would be upset if your son died trying to save a drowning child,” Baugh said. “Your son sacrificed his life for another. If someone walked up to you and said, “I”m sorry about your son committing suicide,” you’d probably want to punch them.”

If I were a Muslim, I’d be insulted by this statement–it implies that I’m an irrational idiot. Let’s see, by this logic, “risking life” = “volitional suicide,” and “saving drowning person” = “murdering innocent people.”

And they wonder why we don’t take them seriously.

Hate Speech Alert

No, not the kind of “hate speech” that they ignorantly rage about on campus.

I’m talking about the misuse of the word “hate” to promote political agendas and shut down reasoned discussion. Like this poster over at the Arab American Institute’s web site.

Even ignoring the appropriation of the Twin Towers icon for their cause, just who are they talking about here? Who of any consequence has been expressing hatred of Arab Americans?

One thing for sure, we know that it isn’t the people over in Gaza who chant “Death to America, Death to Israel,” is it?

I Don’t Think He’s Going To Vote For Him

Hugh Hewitt has a less than high opinion of Governor Gray “Grayout” Davis.

Gray Davis is simply the worst governor in California history. But for the leaders of the segregationist south, he would be at the top of the list of the worst governors in American history. He lacks even a single redeeming quality. Davis is without vision, boldness, courage or intellect. His advisers are non-entities collecting checks and serving time. The Democrats in the Capitol despise Davis even more than the Republicans do ? in a way that only estranged spouses can. The media laugh and laugh at Gov. Clouseau, but dutifully file copy on his latest pronouncements.

Don’t hold back–tell ’em what you really think, Hugh.

I Don’t Think He’s Going To Vote For Him

Hugh Hewitt has a less than high opinion of Governor Gray “Grayout” Davis.

Gray Davis is simply the worst governor in California history. But for the leaders of the segregationist south, he would be at the top of the list of the worst governors in American history. He lacks even a single redeeming quality. Davis is without vision, boldness, courage or intellect. His advisers are non-entities collecting checks and serving time. The Democrats in the Capitol despise Davis even more than the Republicans do ? in a way that only estranged spouses can. The media laugh and laugh at Gov. Clouseau, but dutifully file copy on his latest pronouncements.

Don’t hold back–tell ’em what you really think, Hugh.

I Don’t Think He’s Going To Vote For Him

Hugh Hewitt has a less than high opinion of Governor Gray “Grayout” Davis.

Gray Davis is simply the worst governor in California history. But for the leaders of the segregationist south, he would be at the top of the list of the worst governors in American history. He lacks even a single redeeming quality. Davis is without vision, boldness, courage or intellect. His advisers are non-entities collecting checks and serving time. The Democrats in the Capitol despise Davis even more than the Republicans do ? in a way that only estranged spouses can. The media laugh and laugh at Gov. Clouseau, but dutifully file copy on his latest pronouncements.

Don’t hold back–tell ’em what you really think, Hugh.

I Say It’s Not A Sport, And To Heck With It

Mark Steyn, loyal Great White Northian, lambasted the Olympics yesterday. Stick a fork in them–they’re done.

This apparently is why pairs skating is big business: The audience projects its own romantic fancies on to the couples, no matter how fantastical it might be, especially in the case of some of those ice-dancing chaps. It’s hard to imbue any other Olympic sport with affairs of the heart. Few of us watch the two-man luge and coo, “Oh, it’s so romantic! Look at how the top guy arches his back to avoid crushing the bottom guy’s nuts! It’s obvious they’re in love!”

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I thought in the men’s competition Tim Goebel’s “American In Paris” routine was tops, but the judges hammered him in the “presentation” marks. By “presentation,” it seems they resented the way he didn’t flounce around twirling his arms and waggling his hips. The experts argue that the public doesn’t understand the “technical” considerations, but in this instance the technical considerations boil down to mandatory screaming campness: You don’t stand a chance unless you queen about like some bitch waiter at Miami Beach enraged at being told to hold the curly endive.

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