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David Swindle

David Swindle is the Managing Editor of NewsReal Blog and the Associate Editor of FrontPage Magazine. Follow him on Twitter here


Don’t Fall for the “Joker” Ahmadinejad’s Truther Act. He’s a Clown with a Knife.

2010 September 24

The reincarnation of Adolf Hitler, Iran’s genocidal, anti-Semitic president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, knows just how to manipulate our braindead media and intellectual establishments who are all to eager to be distracted by his smoke and mirrors as he plots his Final Solution. read more…

HBO’s Boardwalk Empire: The Most Entertaining Anti-Prohibition Argument Ever

2010 September 20

Last night — over several glasses of wine — The Wife and I drank up HBO’s hot new drama “Boardwalk Empire.”

Yes, it looks like we have a new Sunday night ritual — one I can finally participate in. (I always bowed out when April and her friends would watch the ridiculously-overrated, soap-opera-with-sex “True Blood.”) read more…

Frum Forum Mash Note to Meggie Mac has the Most Embarrassing First Sentence of a Blog Post I’ve Ever Read

2010 September 20

Well, I’ll give Frum Forum blogger Tim Mak some credit. It is an effective lead — he grabs your attention. Though, it probably does not have the effect he intended:

As every unmarried male reviewer of Dirty Sexy Politics must do, I have to consider the effect that writing a bad review will have on my chances of ever taking Meghan McCain out to dinner. But even considering the consequences, this is an honest review.

Just sit for a moment and ponder that sentiment. read more…

Has Christine O’Donnell “Grown Up”?

2010 September 18

Bookworm, one of the most talented bloggers online, has a great post about her ex-leftist background, Christine O’Donnell and Christianity:

I know this will come as a surprise to all of you, but I was not born wise or well informed.  I blush to think of some of the behaviors in which I indulged, and the ideas that I held, when I was younger. read more…

10 Arguments to Shut Down the 9/11 Truther Crackpots

2010 September 18

Recently, an acquaintance of mine decided it was an appropriate time for him to start pushing his braindead “inside job” theories of what actually happened on September 11, 2001. I shut him down right away — and encourage NRB’s readers to be equipped to do the same

It seems like a good time to revisit my “Crackpot Chronicles: Van Jones, Glenn Beck, Ron Paul, Rorschach, the Truthers, And Me” series.

I’ve highlighted the 10 arguments.

First published here on October 4, 2009.

Coming up in multiple discussions of late has been the subject of “Conspiracy Theory.” Former Green Jobs Czar Van Jones was primarily pushed out of his post because he signed a statement sympathetic to those who preach that the government was somehow involved in orchestrating 9/11.

More recently in the debate over Glenn Beck, the talk show star’s opponents (both on the left and the wimpy right) have tried to suggest that the problem with the media sensation is that he’s a “conspiracy theorist” or that he cavorts with those who harbor such sympathies.

And who could forget the waves of “Birthers” who show up to bug us with their inanities every time one of our bloggers dismissively mentions their pet conspiracy?

But what are we actually talking about here? What is conspiracy thinking? And what about conspiracy thinking makes it a dangerous logical fallacy that American Patriots should reject? To answer this question, I present an email dialogue I stumbled into with a 9/11 Truther who started emailing me after NewsReal Blog‘s Chris Yogerst delivered a full-throated rebuttal to this particular variety of conspiracist nonsense. read more…

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History Repeating Itself: DOJ Charges Nuclear Scientists With Trying to Give Secrets to Venezuela

2010 September 17

“Hey what’s up with you Neo-Cons?! Didn’t you get the memo that the Cold War was over?”

No, we didn’t.

The Department of Justice:

WASHINGTON – The Justice Department today announced that a scientist and his wife, who both previously worked as contractors at the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) in New Mexico, have been indicted on charges of communicating classified nuclear weapons data to a person they believed to be a Venezuelan government official and conspiring to participate in the development of an atomic weapon for Venezuela, among other violations. read more…

FAIL: 5 Islamists Caught in Plot to Assassinate the Pope

2010 September 17

It’s all about making one single statement over and over again to the free world: Islam is stronger and we will defeat you. read more…

5 Ways the Internet Is Warping Your Brain and Transforming Your Life — And What You Can Do About It

2010 September 17

Program or Be Programmed: Ten Commands for a Digital Age by Douglas Rushkoff

Some authors are right there just when you need them. read more…

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Talking Points Memo & the “Lonely Left” is Terrified O’Donnell Will Criminalize Masturbation

2010 September 15

The Josh Marshall Left is afraid that an O'Donnell victory would require all men to wear one of these.

So it seems like the main thing that concerns the Left regarding Republican Senate candidate Christine O’Donnell is the fact that she takes seriously what the New Testament says about lustful thoughts. read more…

Great Smackdown of Michael Moore By Ben Shapiro at Townhall

2010 September 15

Ben Shapiro’s Townhall column today is a real laugh-fest with plenty of sharp barbs:

On the ninth anniversary of the greatest mass murder on American soil in the history of our country, Michael Moore issued a clarion call to the United States. “If the [ground zero] ‘mosque’ isn’t built,” he wrote, “this is no longer America.” In fact, said Moore, he was opposed to building the ground zero mosque two blocks from ground zero. “I want it built on ground zero,” he wrote.

Personally, I’d like to see the ground zero mosque built on Michael Moore. But we can’t always get what we want. read more…

Jaw Dropping: $823,200 of Your Tax Dollars Were Spent as a “Stimulus” to Teach Africans To Wash Their Penises after Sex

2010 September 14

I really don’t know what’s coming next. Honestly it could be anything at this point. Real life just keeps going beyond satire.

CNS News reports  the jaw dropping story of the day:

The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), a division of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), spent $823,200 of economic stimulus funds in 2009 on a study by a UCLA research team to teach uncircumcised African men how to wash their genitals after having sex. read more…

To The Daily Beast: No, it’s Not Art. It’s Just Very Pretentious Porn

2010 September 13

Just stop and think for a moment and the stupidity of the question will stare you in the face. “Is it art or is it porn?” The Daily Beast asks about a 5-year-old film showing at the Los Angeles Downtown Film Festival.

It’s a bit like asking “Is it a ham sandwich or a tricycle?” read more…

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