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December 03, 2007

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Les Nessman

One of these days we're going to see Hillary jump out in front of the cameras, holding a pistol to her own head shouting, " Don't shoot, or the witch gets it!"

kim

Wait a minute, politicians aren't supposed to spread money around where it is most useful? I'm beginning to understand.
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anduril

Priceless Steyn comment at The Corner. Now wouldn't this be a great hypothetical to pose to the various candidates?

What if we've already had the reformation of Islam and jihadism is it? It wasn't just Seventies Bryn Mawr Muslims who were "moderates". So were, comparatively, Muslims all over the world. The Sudan's always been a nutty joint but you'd have had a harder time convincing anyone to jail an English schoolmarm over a teddy bear 50 years ago: The Prophet's authoritative cuddly-toy suras date back all of 20 minutes. In 1950, a young Pakistani emigrating to Scotland or Canada would have received an education different only in degree, not (as now) wholly foreign in kind and ever more resistant even to the possibility of assimilation. One can detect similar trends in Indonesia, Singapore, the Central Asian stans, the Balkans - and among the de-assimilationist third generation Muslims in western Europe.

The Islamic "reformation" is, in a sense, the opposite of Christianity's. The Saudis have used their vast oil enrichment to promote themselves as a kind of Holy See for Muslims, and the Wahhabization of previously low-key syncretic localized Islams in almost every corner of the planet is testament to their success. I look at the gazillions of dollars tossed into the great sucking maw of US "intelligence" agencies and I wonder why somewhere in the budget we couldn't put something aside to promote a bit of covert ideological rollback in Chechnya or Bosnia or Pakistan. But we're not that savvy, and God knows what unintended consequences would blow up in our faces.

And at one level the Islamist "reformation" makes perfect sense. After all, they look at Christianity's reformation and see that everywhere but the United States it led to the ebbing of faith and its banishment to the fringes of life. The jihadist reformation is, as they see it, a rational response to the Christian one.

PaulL

"Well, now the fun part starts" will haunt Mrs. Clinton the rest of the campaign.

clarice

anduril, Spengler has an interesting and different take on that--check out Lucianne's postings today.

does anyone think Hillary can win a campaign turning on character?

I do I do I do !!!!(hush up ,TM).Go for it Hill!
Then swing back to hurt Mommy and then victim and then strong independent woman (with Bill running interference) then rinse and repeat.

kim

Except, anduril, the enlightement ushered in an information age, which the Wahabbi reformation of Islam seeks to suppress. It can only do so through the malign influence of unearned petroshekels. There is a thermodynamics to information, and knowledge, the barrier can only hold up by input of massive energy, in this case, oil money. My father used to say that when the oilfields of Araby were exhausted, the Sheiks would own the London Stock Exchange. Briefly, the Osage populated the stage, too.
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PeterUK

America,land of opportunity,where even hippies can grow up to be Commander in Chief and have the Bomb.

kim

The most telling act of Ms was exactly 100K on the nose, and of Mr was claiming to have not inhaled.
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Other Tom

Nowadays these people really make me weary--just plain weary. Am I just too old now? I really do detest these folks.

kim

It'll get worse, then you'll get pissed, then you won't feel old.
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MayBee

Vote For The Wicked Witch

If you set it to music, you could compete with that other http://books.google.com/books?id=kockiFW1Q0UC&dq=wicked+maguire&pg=PP1&ots=DYkT5KSRIk&sig=REgTWjfMePkC57IRgN2nYVZNXnU&prev=http://www.google.com/search%3Fq%3DWicked%2BMaguire%26ie%3Dutf-8%26oe%3Dutf-8%26aq%3Dt%26rls%3Dorg.mozilla:en-US:official%26client%3Dfirefox-a&sa=X&oi=print&ct=title&cad=one-book-with-thumbnail>Maguire guy.

Ann

Other Tom,

Something else to detest:

HARRY REID

PeterUK

You're never too old too vote.

edward cropper

Any time I see a shift in Clinton tactics on the campaign trail I always give them the benefit of the doubt as to whether it is a right decision. Why? Because when you look at their track record and see the numerous times they have been seconded guessed by the press, only to come out on top it certainly give you pause.
When you are in league with the devil you certainly have an advantage in dealing with those with lesser connections.

hit and run

I swear on a case of Shiner Bock that I wrote this this morning BEFORE reading about Hillary's use of Obama's kindergarten essay...

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From Real Clear Politics’ The Daily 2008, we read:

"Losing Ground In Iowa, Clinton Assails Obama" (Anne Kornblut, Washington Post) Forget delicacy, Hillary and her campaign are quite open about their strategy to attack Obama on his "reputation for honesty."

If there is one candidate who can make this attack completely immune from any counter-attacks, it certainly would be Hillary Rodham Clinton. I only say this because my six year old kindergartener told me this morning that today is "opposite day".

From the Washington Post article:

Sunday, however, marked the first time that Clinton raised the character question so bluntly on the campaign trail. In a question-and-answer session with reporters after her first stop, she said that "you can't get a straight answer" from Obama on health care.

This on the heels of the driver's licenses for illegals dustup makes for great theater. I should have known that my six year old had a better finger on the pulse of this campaign than I did.

But all joking aside, it must be said that here is a woman who should be President of the United States.

Because it is opposite day, after all.

MayBee

Any time I see a shift in Clinton tactics on the campaign trail I always give them the benefit of the doubt as to whether it is a right decision.

Edward Cropper- you would have a point here, except every new tactic means they've ditched the old one.
The cackle left us after 1 week
The "The boys are beating up on me" lasted around a week
The driver's license flip flop lasted about a week.
Bill gave the anti-Iraq war from the beginning a spin around the block last week.
And now...we're onto the elementary school essays.

One of these is gonna work for sure!

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