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National Review syndicated feeds! [23 Feb 2005|12:58pm]

[ mood | reactionary ]

New syndicated feeds from the reactionary National Review Online:

nro_feed: National Review Online articles
nro: "The Corner", National Review Online's group blog
nro_tks: "TKS" (formerly "The Kerry Spot"), Jim Geraghty's blog
nro_beltway: "The Beltway Buzz", Eric Pfeiffer's DC blog
nro_frum: David Frum's blog (former Bush speechwriter)

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unbelievable [03 Nov 2004|11:36am]

So unbelievable, it's not even true! ;) My mistake. It was meant (on the Corner) to be a joke.

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Gratuitous Icon Post [18 Sep 2004|07:18pm]

[ mood | energetic ]


Bloggy love.

Feel free to take, but please credit frey_at_last. :D

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Lowry update [11 Aug 2004|04:38pm]

[ mood | amused ]

Rich is in Afghanistan!

OMAN [Rich Lowry]
I’ve been traveling with Secretary Rumsfeld and other journalists the last couple of days. We stopped over last night in Oman. Here are a few useless facts about Oman: 1) It is hot, very, very hot. When we got off the plane I quite literally thought that somehow my pants had caught on fire. During the day it’s 110 and so humid it takes your breath away. As an embassy official said dryly, “It’s not a dry heat.” 2) There are few left turns in this country. When you want to make a left, you usually have to go into a round-about, I’m told. 3) It sometimes rains here, in the South, in monsoon season. So folks from the rest of the Gulf come here on vacation to escape the oppressive heat in their own countries.
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A Return to Childhood [07 Aug 2004|03:14pm]

[ mood | impressed ]

Victor Davis Hanson tells it like it is:

I would never have imagined that journalists, academics, actors, artists, and the intelligentsia in general would have so opposed the end of dictatorship and promotion of democracy abroad. And who would have thought that Vietnam would become the source for Democratic nostalgia, rather than the usual recrimination? Did anyone think the appointment of Colin Powell and Condoleezza Rice, promises of $15 billion in grants to combat AIDS in Africa, and lectures to the politically powerful Arab world to cease the genocide of black Sudanese would earn George Bush slurs evoking the Taliban, the old Confederacy, and fascism? Have we become children who live in a world of bedtime stories, afraid to face the cruel truth around us? Read more...Collapse )

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What If WFB Had a Blog? [21 Jul 2004|12:34am]

[ mood | amused ]

One of my favorite posts on The Corner in quite a while, WFB fan that I am. :p KLo posted an email from a reader:

What If WFB Had a Blog?

Went on a Fox News show called "Hannity and Colmes" to promote the new book.
Mrs. Buckley suggested afterwards that my oratorical metabolism, uncompensated by gesticular flourishes, seemed phlegmatic compared to masters Hannity and Colmes. She recommended an aperitif in the Green Room before Hardball.
Posted by WFB 6:35pm July 20, 2004

Spent the morning at the NR office followed by lunch at an Indian food restaurant called "Curry in a Hurry" at Lowry's suggestion. Some have questioned handing over the NR reins to someone so young but they forget I began National Review at a younger age. Lowry's choice in restaurants does give me pause though...
Posted by WFB 11:15am July 12, 2004

The thought of Catholic politicians who openly controvert Church teaching receiving at the communion rail is reminiscent of the bride who, expert in matters carnal and caught in flagrante delicto with the postman, still chooses the whitest white in wedding apparel. The small hypocrisy of the shade of gown pales before the taking of Communion, so the bishops must untangle a twisted skein given the on-going, unrepentent nature of the sin. The bedlamitic uncle in this attic appears to be the fact that John Kerry could not successfuly export his odious views on human life issues but for the enabling votes of millions of Catholics, begging the larger issue of an apparently new thing - the wholesale disregard the majority of Western Catholics have shown towards the Magisterium in their discarding of Humane Vitae and support for pro-choice political candidates.
Posted by WFB 2:12pm July 11, 2004

Received a call from Don King, the fight promoter, regarding a possible allumette-vers le haut between myself and Gore Vidal. I replied in the negative.
Posted by WFB 3:01pm July 9, 2004
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Youth politics? [19 Jul 2004|12:43pm]

[ mood | curious ]

Someone on conservatism posted about youth politics and conservatism, linking to Jonah Goldberg's new article (uu, are they G-Files yet?). Jonah also posted, on The Corner, an email from a reader, who says:

On my campus, which I think is typical of many midwest campuses, the majority of the student population is conservative. The problem is that so many students fear joining the Republican party because of the negative media portrayal. In the words of Peter Griffin (Family Guy) "Hey look Lois, it's the two symbols of the Republican Party: An elephant and a fat white guy afraid of change!"
Now, I dunno. I think that if the students haven't noticed the several prominent, young conservatives in the media already, whether they're from FOX News or National Review or popular blogs on the internet, they're not really looking. And besides, I think one of the largest appeals of conservatism is that, as G.K. Chesterton said, "The act of defending any of the cardinal virtues has today all the exhilaration of a vice." College students and young people should be able to tell what conservatives stand for: it's not that hard. If they're just looking for a way to be hip, that's their problem, not ours.

I think we're mostly young people on here...what do you think? :) What do you think would bring your friends in, besides sound reason and coffee cups with a dog-mascot printed on the side? ;)
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Huh. [29 Jun 2004|09:56pm]

[ mood | creative ]

Am I the only one _disturbed_ by one of Jonah's posts yesterday?


Have you noticed how John Kerry's official logo, tagline, whatever is simply "John Kerry President"? It's not John Kerry for President. But "John Kerry President." Isn't this putting the cart before the horse a tad? If saying it made it so, why not declare himself "John Kerry Victor of the 2004 Presidential Race"? Or, "John Kerry Real Sex Machine"?

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William F Buckley, Jr leaving [29 Jun 2004|01:29pm]

William F Buckley, Jr. to finally retire from the National Review. Read more...Collapse )
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for anyone who missed this one.... [15 Jun 2004|02:20pm]

[ mood | amused / impressed ]

WATCHDOG [John Derbyshire]

Shouldn't that be "ombudsperson"? In any case, I am honored to accept the position, and have composed a celebratory ode to meet the occasion.

Lines on Assuming Guardianship of National Review's Moral Fiber

by John Derbyshire

Condemned to blog while others play,
Ye wretched hacks!--Now mind your style!
Be careful what you write and say
For I'll be watching all the while!

There'll be some rules: No making up stuff --
This is not the New York Times!
One "Simpsons" quote per day's enough,
And Trek allusions count as crimes.

Of President and Flag we'll write
With due respect, as people oughta.
Not POTUS nor his kin we'll slight
(And definitely not his daughter.)

The only leeway I'll allow
Is for the French--on them, please vent.
They've got it coming, anyhow--
Puncture their self-aggrandizement!

Now write with care. My watchful eye
Is on you, and I shall not flinch
To punish, when a fault I spy.
You have been warned -- I AM THE GRINCH!

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RIP Reagan [05 Jun 2004|02:50pm]

[ mood | sad ]

Ronald Reagan died this afternoon.

Thank you Mr. President! You ended the Cold War and left a revolution-- we'll always be grateful.

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a post! [02 Jun 2004|11:59am]

I just spent a few minutes playing this game. like a good will-be member of the GOP. *laughs hysterically* That was, of course, posted on the corner.

What do you all think about this idea of Currency Conservatism? I had never thought about it before, and highly doubt that the small changes they are making thus far will make any real difference... although I was sad to lose our status of pretty much the only country w/o more than two colors on our paper money....

Also: does anyone know enough to talk about whether getting rid of the penny, or deflation is better? Personally I'm sort of attached to pennies, not being a very practical person.
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[15 Apr 2004|09:43am]

[ mood | happy ]

Hi everyone! I am brand spankin' new to the nro corner and am so excited I found you! I love NRO- especially Jay Nordlinger and his Impromptus. Here is a bit from his latest:

"While I'm on the subject of the pop culture: Every now and then, I check into Saturday Night Live, via The Hotline (the political compilation put out by National Journal — it includes snippets from comedy shows). Weirdly enough, SNL has a reputation for being edgy, risky, nervy. But it is numbingly politically correct. I mean, all the humor — as far as I can tell — is Bush-is-stupid, Ashcroft-is-a-prude, Richard-Clarke-is-a-truth-teller, etc., etc. This is Big Bad Saturday Night Live?

I mean, come on! It's late night. You can do something a little different. Go wild! Instead — again, as far as I can discern — it's straight orthodoxy. What a shame, and what a waste."

Any other Nordlinger fans out there?

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Once again... [10 Apr 2004|11:54pm]

[ mood | amused ]

the Derb treats us all to his NASTY humor.

MISCHIEF [John Derbyshire]
Daniel Oliver Derbyshire, age 8, and his little friend Michael from next door, were permitted to play on the big computer in Dad's office while Dad went off to fiddle with his tree house.

When Dad came back, he found that his Ann Coulter doll had been STRIPPED TO THE BUFF.

Oh, God. I'm not going to be able to handle my kids' adolescence, I know I'm not.
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Derb icons :) [10 Apr 2004|01:19pm]

[ mood | content ]

The idea was propsed here, and so I created some Derbyshire icons. :D Enjoy.

And of course:

If you have any ideas/requests I will make those too. :)


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okay, Keller, so I do like Jonah.... [03 Apr 2004|12:09pm]

[ mood | recumbent ]

GAS PRICES [Jonah Goldberg]

I know Steve already raised this point earlier this week, but I still don't understand why liberals are so angry about high gas prices. Okay, I guess I do understand, I'm just astounded. For example, Bill Clinton and Al Gore raided the Strategic Petroleum Reserve the last tine gas prices went through the roof. Now Gore is a longstanding champion of alternative fuels. The best way to get the market to pursue alternative fuels is for the current fuel in use to get more expensive. Indeed, Gore at the time was the nation's biggest champion of "lockboxes" -- well what is the SPR if not a lockbox? Since commodities are fungible, Gore could have just as easily come out in favor of raiding the Medicare trust fund to offset high gas prices.

Similarly, how many times have we heard Euro-envious liberals talk about how enlightened Europe's outrageously expensive gas prices are? But when the free market results in American gas prices rising to a third of what they are across the pond the same liberals are stunned by the regressive cruelty being done to the working man. I guess it's a classic example of how the State is sanctified in the eyes of liberals, and therefor harm inflicted by it is holy.

and the Derb (because I can't post without mentioning him) posted this hilarious use of math: Things Bob Actually Does Know About Women.
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An Editoral on Professor Rice Testifying [31 Mar 2004|06:50pm]
From the National Review, by Mark Goldblatt.

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Update on Our War [26 Mar 2004|05:32pm]

[ mood | chipper ]

Well, I sent the Declaration of War Post in a link to Frank J., and he responded here.

Now I got some livejournal Goldberg fans against me. Stupid flying monkeys, but this has made me realize that, to compete against Jonah, I'll need my own fan club. It's a great idea. Everyone can go there and talk about how great I am, distribute a newsletter about my genius writing, and groupies can chat about how sexy I am. And, every so often, I can stop by and post something and everyone will be like, "Wow! The Frank J. has talked to us! We are blessed!"

Piffle. However, he now has two fan blogs. What a Copying Karl. We were first, just remember that!!

Eric of The G-Philes commented on Frank's Fan-Blog post to proclaim support, of course.

- Kristen

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Goldberg-isms [25 Mar 2004|01:09am]

[ mood | amused ]

Oh, and if you haven't been playing with it already, The Random Goldberg-ism Generator Project rocks.

Kristen is a corrupt, bitchy, pesky, Leftist misfit.


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