Buried Lede of the Week
Did Clinton hint we went to war for Israel?
Current pro-legalization dogma assures us that there is no reason to worry about of Quebec style separatism or Kosovo-style irredentism in the Southwest. Horwitz shows why there are plenty of reasons to worry. The stronger the prior Spanish claim the worse the danger--and the more reason to get control of the border, and of the cultural composition of the next generation of immigrants, before it's too late. Fuentes easy invocation of "poetic justice" isn't shaming so much as chilling. We want immigrants who come for freedom and prosperity, not "poetic justice," no?
Then there's Horwitz's last line:
It's an homage to our history, not a betrayal of it, to welcome the latest arrivals, just as the Indians did those tardy and uninvited Pilgrims who arrived in Plymouth not so long ago.
The Indians were laudably welcoming. How'd that work out for them?12:29 A.M. link
Sunday, July 9, 2006
"Don't Cross the 'Cult of Kos'": Progressive Democrat Richard of Tikun Olam posted a diary on DailyKos suggesting that "there is a conflict of interest in accepting money from a campaign which you endorse in your blog"--and he was welcomed by the free-spirited Kos community for starting a lively, insightful debate about the issue! ... Wait. Sorry. That's actually not what happened. He was maliciously "tagged"! Labeled a "concern troll"" "[E]ssentially 'disappeared'"! And a comment of his was deleted. Richard says:
My treatment made me feel more like I was participating in a cult in which I'd insulted the chief leader and was receiving the deep six treatment in response.
He's been led "to understand some of the criticism of Kos and his site flung at him by his critics." .... All this, he says, despite "what I thought was the nuance I tried to add to my post." ... [Thanks to D.R.]2:16 A.M.
When was the last time you read a good, juicy item on the New York Post'sPage Six? Bet it's been a while! Ron Burkle's sting may have done more damage than it seemed like at the time. Either a) the Post has now gotten cautious; or b) people have stopped doing embarrassing things or c) they never did do the embarrassing things that the Post reported and the Post has now stopped reporting these things that didn't happen, which may be the same as (a)--or d) Jared Paul Stern was a more essential employee than we were led to believe, which may be the same as (c) ... 1:10 A.M.
Saturday, July 8, 2006
Kabuki Watch: According to DailyPundit, Sen. Santorum has introduced a weak, let's-show-them-we-did-something enforcement-only immigration bill. DP fears a one-two punch:
Photograph of Ann Coulter on Slate's home page by Brad Barket/Getty.