Caught on the fly

It’s shaping up to be a busy and exciting day (more on that last one later), so I’m going to put myself in Instapundit mode, and offer to you the things I found interesting this morning:

Kyle-Anne Shiver does a disturbing expose of the strong ties between Soros and Clinton, and how effectively the two are working together to take over American politics — and no, I’m not being paranoid about Soros. Shiver includes in her article a post to precisely that effect, with Soros stating that as his goal.

Dennis Prager ostensibly writes about Colorado State University, but he’s really writing about higher education in general: “But not today. It cannot be stated often enough that our universities generally are run by fools who are breeding a generation of fools. There are, of course, many exceptions, but these exceptions have little impact on the deconstruction of civilization and the breeding of anti-intellectuals taking place at our universities.”

Incredibly brave Egyptians, bloggers and prisoners alike, are showing the abuses the administration commits against its citizens. I have to admit to being a bit conflicted, because the administration, horrific though it is, is one of the few things that keeps the Muslim Brotherhood in check there, preventing another Taliban. The fact that I think the Egyptian Administration is the lesser of two evils, though, doesn’t mean that I’m blind to how evil it is, nor does it disable me from recognizing and admiring bravery in the face of that evil.

There’s a pair of articles today about gays. The first is about gays using gauzy emotional advertising to attempt to shift California’s debate on gay marriage. The second is about aging gays and lesbians whose peers, who come of age during the depression and WWII haven’t embraced the gay lifestyle in the way the young generation has. It’s a pathetic story, truly, but it still doesn’t make me want to rush out and vote for gay marriage. As I’ve said time and time again, I’m leery of deciding in a millisecond to turnover the complete history of mankind, which has always seen marriage as a procreative relationship between a man and a women (or, in some cultures, a man and many women). It may be the right thing to do, but I refuse to be rushed.

One of the things I always enjoy is a good rebuttal to Seymour Hersh’s articles, which I found hysterical, unreasonably hostile to America and light on logical facts even when I was still a good Democrat. Here’s one of those rebuttals.

And for something on the lighter side, check out a few recordings of “Somewhere over the Rainbow,” and vote on your favorite. I did — and I also demonstrated that multi-tasking has its limits, as I tried to write an intelligible comment while speaking on the phone.

UPDATE:  Since I commented on the Egyptian bloggers, it behooves me to comment on the Iranian students who put themselves at extreme personal risk by protesting Ahmadinejad.  This is really speaking truth to power, with all the attendant risks.  Bravo!


One Response

  1. Thanks for the link, and for your comments.


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