Saturday, April 17, 2010

Stuart Schneiderman: God save us from therapy!

Friday, April 16, 2010

PJTV: One man's journey to protest ObamaCare

Glenn and I caught up with Roger Kress, a 55-old-year old patriot who is walking 700 miles from Guntersville, Alabama to Washington D.C. to protest ObamaCare. He stopped in Knoxville and spoke with me about why he is not sitting on the sidelines while this administration turns to socialism, ignores the wishes of the people, and rejects the Constitution. He has a facebook page here on his 2010 Freedom Walk.

You can watch the interview here.

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PJM Column: On Being a Narcissist

I have a new column up at PJM on the psychology behind modern liberalism. You can read it here.


Thursday, April 15, 2010

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Phyllis Chesler at PJM: Jews Confront the Abyss: ‘The Absence of Outrage is Outrageous.’


Monday, April 12, 2010

"You are a caring, loving and formerly bubbly personality "

Reader David sends in this article on another stiletto attack by a woman that resulted in a man being blinded:

Jailing her Judge Jeremy Griggs said: 'You are a caring, loving and formerly bubbly personality but what happened that night has had catastrophic consequences for your victim who has to live with it for the rest of his life.

At least there was some justice in this case. Note that the judge has to make a statement about how good and caring this woman was before sentencing. Is this a requirement for judges to relieve their chivalrous guilt for daring to jail a female?


Theodore Dalrymple, author of many books including In Praise of Prejudice: The Necessity of Preconceived Ideas, has a good piece up over at PJM entitled "Very Few Innocents in Housing Market Collapse" that is definitely worth a read.

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Sunday, April 11, 2010

"'s a mistake to judge men's interactions by assuming we need to be like women."

Stuart Schneiderman sent me his interesting post entitled, "Men and women: Imperfect together" that discusses a WSJ article on the topic of guy friendships by Jeff Zaslow. Zaslow is the author of The Girls from Ames: A Story of Women and a Forty-Year Friendship. a book about female friendships and in the WSJ article, he describes how male friendships are different:

...though I envy women's easy intimacy, I also know it wouldn't work for me and my friends.

I've played poker with the same guys every Thursday night for 18 years. We rarely talk about our lives. We talk about cards, betting, bluffing....

In his research, Dr. Greif found that men generally resist high-maintenance relationships, whether with spouses, girlfriends or male pals. When picking friends, "men don't want someone who is too needy," he says. A third of the men in his study said they learned positive things from female friendships, but 25% had a negative impression of women as friends, citing issues such as "cattiness" and "too much drama." And women are more likely than men to hold grudges toward friends, according to Dr. Greif's 2009 book, "Buddy System"...

But again, it's a mistake to judge men's interactions by assuming we need to be like women. Research shows that men often open up about emotional issues to wives, mothers, sisters and platonic female friends. That's partly because they assume male friends will be of little help. It may also be due to fears of seeming effeminate or gay. But it's also an indication that men compartmentalize their needs; they'd rather turn to male friends to momentarily escape from their problems.

I think both ways of having friends can be positive (or negative), having someone to listen to when you are having difficulties can be important, but having a friend who would help one escape problems sounds great too.

What kinds of friendships do you value?

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