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The Case Against Santa Claus

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If you do “Santa Claus” at your house, please stop immediately. “Santa Claus” is one of the first Great Lies parents feel compelled to tell their children. On the whole no one minds because it involves giving, and giving comes from the heart, et cetera. But generically speaking, you shouldn’t lie to your children for…

Occupy This

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Many of the videos coming from Occupy [your town here] do viewers the comedic favor of showing feckless tag-alongs who have no real idea why they’re doing what they’re doing. Generally you’re seeing a ragtag collection of young, unserious hangers-on who are wandering aimlessly, using and wearing products made by the same corporations they’re supposed…

Jesse Jackson is Not Smart

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Every time Jesse Jackson speaks, it sounds like he’s auditioning for a bad off Broadway play called An Escape from Reason. Jackson is a stammering mess; fundamentally unintelligent and rapidly losing the ability to draw upon the powers of smart improvisation that served him so well in the old days. He is more of a magic tonic salesman…

Steyn’s After America

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Sometimes the author rises to meet the times, and the times cooperate. Just after the fifth anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, Mark Steyn forever cemented his reputation among the literary Right by releasing America Alone, a short, painfully well written and reasoned book about terrorism and demography. America Alone had the effect on the Right of an excruciatingly loud, rude alarm clock: It was…

GLAAD, the Gay Mafia

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All problems in the gay community have apparently been solved, which allows the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) the time to turn its attention to the entertainment industry, taking the fair and open minded position that any person or company that does not see things its way is the enemy, and must be…

Mitt Romney and the Mormon Question(s)

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Gallup announced Monday that 22 percent of Americans would not vote a Mormon into the presidency, even if he were nominated by their own party. This is a figure that has not just remained steady since 1967, but on the whole has risen five points. Broken down by affiliation, 18 percent of Republicans, 19 percent…

The Left v. Sarah Palin

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She was the first female governor of her state; she was the second ever female vice presidential nominee; she’s a working mother; she does the best she can to raise five children, including one with Down Syndrome, and graciously suffered through a daughter giving birth to a bastard child; she spoke out lustily against the…

Anthony Weiner and Conspiracy Theory

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Conspiracy theory fails for many reasons, but first because it always assumes a man’s motives are much more complicated than they actually are. A conspiracy theorist responds to something like 9/11 by disregarding completely the decades long history of third world savagery that lead to attacks around the world, choosing instead to concoct a combination…