Monday, March 10, 2003

I love afternoon tea. Here's a very informative page.

Thursday, February 06, 2003

Happy 92nd birthday, President Reagan!

Friday, January 24, 2003

Thursday, January 23, 2003

Fossil hunters in China have discovered what may be one of the weirdest prehistoric species ever seen — a four-winged dinosaur that apparently glided from tree to tree.

Wednesday, January 22, 2003

Did you see this on Drudge?
New ROLLING STONE Managing Editor Ed Needham is set to hit complete controversy with a 4-page report: "Bug Chasers: The Men Who Secretly Long To Be HIV+."
Filed by Greg Freeman, the shock story claims some men with HIV are deliberately having unprotected sex with those who want to be infected!
"The men who want the virus are called 'bug chasers,' and the men who freely give them the virus are called 'gift givers.' While the rest of the world fights the AIDS epidemic and most people fear HIV infection, this subculture celebrates the virus and eroticizes it," reports Freeman in the February 6, 2003 edition of ROLLING STONE. At least twenty-five percent of all newly infected gay men fall into [bug-chasing] category, according to one claim in the "special report". "In this world, the men with HIV are the most desired, and the bug chasers will do anything to get the virus." Gay groups "aggressively encouraged" Freeman to drop the article. One sad passage captures a young man in New York City who wants to be infected: "His eyes light up as he says that the actual moment of transmission, the instant he gets HIV, will be 'the most erotic thing I can imagine.'" An infector is quoted as saying: "I'm murdering him in a sense, killing him slowly, and that's sort of, as sick as it sounds, exciting to me." Most AIDS activists prefer to deny the problem exists to any significant extent, says Dr. Bob Cabaj, director of behavioral-health services for San Francisco County and past president of Gay and Lesbian Medical Association. "They don't want to address that this is really going on." In a gonzo-journalism ROLLING STONE moment, Cabaj claims at least 25% of all newly infected gay men fall into [bug-chasing] category. END
The actor Jack Nicholson, who discovered as an adult that the woman he was raised to believe was his sister was actually his mother, who had conceived him when she was a teenager. She was advised to get an abortion, but chose life. Her son became a pro-lifer. He once said, "I'm very contra my constituency in terms of abortion because I'm positively against it. I don't have the right to any other view. My only emotion is gratitude, literally, for my life."
(Thanks, Rod, at NRO's Corner.)

Thursday, December 12, 2002

Despite what culture relativists would have you believe, Muslim honor killings are wrong and sinful.

Tuesday, December 10, 2002

Hysterectomy: The Operation Women May Not Need.
"Imagine you're sick and you have two health-care options. The first involves a non-surgical treatment, requires a day or less in the hospital, has virtually no lasting side effects and offers a full recovery in 24 to 48 hours. The second involves major surgery removing several organs, a lengthy hospital stay, weeks of recuperation and the possibility that you may suffer lifelong emotional and physical consequences. Considering that either option would take care of your problem equally well, the choice seems obvious. Not if you're a woman."
This is a scandal: Mennonite MidWife Behind Bars.

Tuesday, December 03, 2002

Don't commit adultery. It's hazardous to your health.

Monday, September 30, 2002

Wednesday, September 25, 2002

The tide is much higher now than during my honeymoon...

Thursday, September 19, 2002

Learn the signs, and become a human lie detector.
Newly discovered hieroglyphics disclose an unknown war between two Mayan city-states. "What was once thought to be a series of separate local conflicts in the seventh and eighth centuries turns out to have been the equivalent of a "world war" for the Maya, with battle lines formed by vassal states controlled by two superpowers." Amazing.

Wednesday, September 18, 2002

Zagat's came out with a new survey today: "Movie Guide: 1,000 Top Films of All Time."

Tuesday, September 17, 2002

Today is Constitution Day...why don't you read it?
This just boggles my mind: D.C. Jail Mistakenly Releases Four [More] Inmates. This brings the current number of inmates mistakenly released by D.C. to at least nine this year. What did they do after the first five? The city poured $350,000 into an overhaul "that included new computers, training for its two dozen employees and the drafting of a 950-page manual on how to handle records." The city has also appointed a records management team to try to solve this problem, and no one has been fired.

Monday, September 16, 2002

The IWF (Independent Women's Forum) is the only group helping out the widows who were expecting on 9/11.

Speaking of the IWF, they truly care about women (unlike some other groups who claim they do).
On August 13 I linked an article about the new policies of the Big Brother/Big Sister program. Here's a follow up: Ohio Child Rape Case Shows Need For 'Big Brothers' Policy Change.

Friday, September 06, 2002

BRAVE NEW WORLD: Police ask stores to take fingerprints.
'Pam Dawson, property manager for the Lincoln Square shopping center, said seven stores have participated in the program since March, and she expects all 88 stores in the center to comply. "Our goal is to show we are a safe shopping center," she said. "If you are a fraudulent check user, we don't want you to come to Lincoln Square."
Dawson doesn't expect complaints from customers. "I anticipate if you are not guilty of anything, it's not going to matter to you if someone takes your thumbprint," she said.'

Thursday, September 05, 2002

Today's New York Times Home & Garden section features an article on one of my favorite Venetian sites: Ca' Rezzonico. Ca' Rezzonico is a mansion turned museum of 18th century art and life. Furthermore, this lavishly appointed musuem is organized to resemble an 18th century mansion (go figure). I recommend this musem highly as well as the article.
(Matthew Alexander recommended I make this one of my stops in Venice on my honeymoon.)
Well, this is news... One-party campuses: Vast majority of college professors registered Democrats

This articles offers real numbers and is a good read.

Wednesday, September 04, 2002

Sex in the City: A show about miserable women who wish they were married in a happy traditional home. Although it has been hyped up to be a show about women's liberation in the new millenium, if one reads between the lines one realizes that these women are desperate for what a traditional marriage offers. Read Rachel DiCarlo's piece in The Weekly Standard.