Monthly Archives: January 2012

Fact and Opinion in the News.


All the news and opinions that fit. Letters from Art Brisbane, the New York Times’ public editor, on the subject of “liberal” bias in opinion pieces, are excerpted here. A problem is that the line between fact and opinion, to … Continue reading

Posted in Abuse of Power, Costa Concordia, Dep't of Information, Facts, Ideology, Iran, Media, Opinion, Politics, Reporting | Tagged , | 1 Comment

Might President Obama morph into an el Presidente Chávez?


President Obama ain’t no el Presidente Chávez.  Yet. But what if he gets another four years in office and a compliant Congress? When el Presidente Chávez took office in 1999, he began only slowly to implement his “reforms.” To a … Continue reading

Posted in Abuse of Power, Administrative Agencies, Ahmadinejad, Chavez, Could be worse, Democrats, Elections, Health Control, ObamaCare, Politics, Republicans | Tagged , , | 12 Comments

Republican candidate debates


I just posted a short article at PJ Tatler suggesting that the debate format chosen by Globovision for candidates opposing el Presidente Chávez in this October’s election might be a good thing: This week Globovision started a new series of … Continue reading

Posted in Chavez, Dep't of Information, Elections, Globovision, Media, Obama, Republican Debates, Republicans, Venezuela | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

How sincere was the grief shown at the death of Kim Jong-il?


Some of it probably came not from the heart. The Daily NK is a generally reliable Seoul based publication about what’s happening in North Korea.  Today, in an article headlined Harsh Punishments for Poor Mourning, it observed, The North Korean … Continue reading

Posted in Criticism sessions, Death of Kim Jong-il, Funeral of Kim Jong-il, Korea, mourning, Real grief | Tagged , , , | 4 Comments

Vote For or Against Governor Romney because he is a Mormon?


Don’t we have better things to worry about? An opinion piece in the Washington Post authored by Ken Starr, formerly a special prosecutor and now the president of Baylor University, asked “Can I vote for a Mormon?” Were Mr. Starr … Continue reading

Posted in Christians, Conservatives, Constitution, Elections, Freedom, Governor Romney, Mormonism, Obama, Politics, Religion, Republicans | Tagged , | 5 Comments

Kim Jong-un is really cool!


Here is a new video showing North Korea’s newly ascended leader, Kim Jong-un Kim Jong-kool, riding a horse, driving a tank, preparing to fly an airplane and doing other stuff most any guy of his age would enjoy. He even … Continue reading

Posted in Kim Dynasty, Kim Jong-un | Tagged | 2 Comments

Our foreign policy is OK for a second rate nation.


Herds of horses have leaders.  They establish dominance by fighting all comers and by protecting the lesser horses within the herd.  Eventually, fighting ceases to be necessary.  A hard stare, the baring of teeth or even a kicking gesture become … Continue reading

Posted in Ahmadinejad, Chavez, Cuba, Democracy, Freedom, Los Nevados, Obama, United States, Venezuela | Tagged , , | 8 Comments