Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Thought for the Day

"An intelligence source downplayed the capture of the Taliban’s No 2, stating: “It sounds like a big deal until you remember that our No. 2 is Biden.”"

Saturday, February 13, 2010

On the Opening Ceremony

Did it occur to anyone else that the tragic death of Nodar Kumaritashvili received more recognition from Olympic Officials than they've given the Munich massacre in the last forty years?

Monday, February 08, 2010

Neo-Con Game

Rupert Murdoch’s stable of kept, um, cosmopolitans (yeah, that’s it) stumble into the Roissysphere (H.T.:  Ferdinand).  Don’t miss the party!

Brief Thoughts on the Tim Tebow Ad

  • That was it!?! That was what the weeks of "controversy", threats and intimidation were all about!?! Honest to goodness, how was I supposed to even know this ad was about abortion? Absent the publicity, the only thing separating this from any number of feel-good expressions of sentimentality was the Focus sponsorship at the end, and even then the inferences to abortion would require quite a leap. At $3M/30s, I'm surprised Focus even bothered to run it.

  • I went to YouTube and typed "Tim Tebow Prolife Superbowl Ad", and guess what? Not one of the first page of results was the actual ad. Ditto at Google Video (but I repeat myself). Ditto at Bing. What I did find was lots and lots and lots of parodies, "responses", and negative commentary on the ad. In fact, it was only after 30 minutes of searching that Icerocket pointed me to a blog (H.T. American Resurgence) that linked the YouTube version.

    As tempting as it would be to blame YouTube (and Google and Bing) for the obfuscation, a more likely culprit is mass-mobilization by the pro-abortion cabal to bury the ad under a ton of false leads in the hope that most searchers would just give up. I don't know how they pulled it off so effectively, but we may have just witnessed the most successful chaff-and-flare campaign in history.

    Wow. I mean, sure, the Left is evil. But I respect the skillz.

Link Love for Justin

. . . who has a post up on the nature of myth:

Identity and values are embedded within communities. A community which does not have heroes who embody its identity and values is not really a community, it is just a collection of people. A practical corollary of that fact is: the first step in destroying a community is to destroy its heroes.

If a people lacks mythological coherence, they cease to exist as a people.

Read the whole thing.

Thursday, February 04, 2010