December 4, 2020

The Brothers Tsarnaev and the Danger Whose Name we Dare not Speak

We now have had a number of terrorist attacks on the homeland — though the administration often refers to them in ridiculous euphemisms like “workplace violence” — and the behavior of the administration, including our lavishly funded FBI and Homeland Security Administration, and our richly rewarded media stars remains so predictable I’ve decided to spare […]

The GOP Outreach that Dare Not Speak Its Name

Mitt Romney’s disappointing 2012 defeat has unleashed an orgy of GOP self-reflection aimed at winning in 2016. Alas, nearly everything entails “outreach” and “inclusion” to assorted minority groups plus ending the alleged Republican “war on women.” Disbelievers should enter “GOP pandering” into Google–1.6 million hits as of March 24th. But of all this pandering, the […]

Climate Deniers Are Giving Us Skeptics a Bad Name

Gallia omnia est divisa in partes tres.  This phrase from Julius Gaius Caesar about the division of Gaul nicely illustrates the universe of climate scientists — also divided into three parts.  On the one side are the “warmistas,” with fixed views about apocalyptic man-made global warming; at the other extreme are the “deniers.”  Somewhere in […]

‘Momentum’s Name Is Rick Santorum’

Print Email Text Size The Spectacle Blog By W. James Antle, III on 12.31.11 @ 8:10PM The last Des Moines Register poll before Tuesday’s Iowa caucuses was just released. Conducted from Tuesday to Friday, Mitt Romney leads with 24 percent, followed by Ron Paul at 22 percent, and Rick Santorum at 15 percent. Newt Gingrich is […]

Joe Paterno and the Act that Dare Not Speak Its Name

The Penn State scandal has several dimensions beyond the disgusting alleged outrages by former defensive coach Jerry Sandusky.  The most newsworthy item to the average person so far has been the termination of football coach Joe Paterno at age 85, who broke the NCAA Division 1 record for most wins in his last game for […]

Obama’s Socialism in God’s Name

Jeremiah Wright’s longtime congregant Barack Obama wants to tell you what God desires for America.   At a recent speech in Washington, the president proclaimed that “God wants to see us help ourselves by putting people back to work.”  Obama’s rather tired revelation however is worth considering for several reasons. First, Obama’s White House spokesman Jay […]

Tea Party Message to Morgan Freeman: ‘My Name Is Ali Akbar’

Print Email Text Size The Spectacle Blog By Robert Stacy McCain on 9.28.11 @ 11:59AM Photo: Ali Akbar and Doug Hoffman Whenever I introduce Ali Akbar to friends, I usually feel compelled to add the explanation that he’s a Southern Baptist from Texas, which leaves him to relate the backstory: His African-American mother was a […]

A Rape By Any Other Name

AmSpecBlog By Quin Hillyer on 9.6.11 @ 9:58PM After reading this story about a TSA agent suing, for defamation, a passenger/blogger who wrote that a pat-down was like a “rape,” I hereby announce that the TSA agent’s lawsuit is definitely a rape of justice. Yes, I said rape. So should every other blogger and writer […]