Where’s All The Hurricanes?

Al Gore said this would be the worst year for hurricanes since hurricaning began, in 1952. Matt Margolis, who does great research, has the answer. The 2007 hurricane season may be less severe than forecast due to cooler-than-expected water temperatures in the tropical Atlantic, private forecaster WSI Corp said on Tuesday. Just not enough global…

Blast From the Past: Ward Churchill

Funny thing . . . last night, I was cruising around one of my favorite blogs, The Pirate Ballerina, to see how the battle of Ward Churchill was going. It turns out, reading Michelle Malkin, that CU’s decision to fire or retain the plagiarist, almost-American Indian renegade professor is due tonight. I’ll add links to…

First Gaffe of the Campaign?

If Hugh Hewitt is right, the distinction goes to Barack Obama for promising to meet the leaders of “Iran, Syria, Cuba, Venezuela and North Korea without precondition.” Huh. Didn’t Jimmy Carter promise something like that in 1976? Except then it was China, the Soviet Union, East Germany, and the Grand Dutchy of Fenwick. This gaff…

American Support For War Grows

The New York Times, believe it or not, has this story in its campaign blog: Poll: American Support for War Inches Up The story cites an NYT/CBS Poll that showed America support for war in Iraq rose to 41% in July from 35% in May. You will not see this story on the CBS Evening…

Is Al Qaeda Impotent?

Captain Ed raises an interesting point in response to al Qaeda’s declaration of war on North Africa Despite their general inability to prevail in Iraq, successfully detonate explosives in Britain, and do anything else in the US, AQ warned Muslims to stay away from their own government buildings on the south side of the Mediterranean…

Welcome Back!

You might have received an ugly error if you tried to view Hennessy’s View in the past week.  I switched hosting providers (I’m on GoDaddy), and I transfered the domain over to the new hoster.  Unfortunately, Yahoo!, the losing registrar, locked the DNS, leaving the site without a host file for a week. But now…

Thompson to Announce in September

****THIS IS HENNESSY’S VIEW’S 1000TH POST SINCE AUGUST, 2000**** As an act of courtesy to the politics-weary American public, Fred Thompson is likely to announce his candidacy for the GOP nomination for President in September, according to columnist-reporter Robert Novak. Thompson’s late entry may reverse a trend in recent years in which the next presidential…

Democrats Favor Terrorists Over Constituents

I hyperbolize now and then, but not this time. Democrats in the House and Senate voted to encourage criminal prosecution of Americans who report suspicious activity (Gateway Pundit). Do you know how difficult it is to formulate a more dramatic representation of that fact than the fact itself (Discerning Texan)? I hate Democrats. Yeah, I…

Hillary Hysterium

Senator Clinton asked the Pentagon to describe its plans to withdraw from Iraq. The Pentagon—specifically, undersecretary of defense, Eric Edelman—replied in the most appropriate manner imaginable: Premature and public discussion of the withdrawal of U.S. forces from Iraq reinforces enemy propaganda that the United States will abandon its allies in Iraq, much as we are…

Peggy Noonan: Turning Coats Softly With Her Song

Peggy Noonan is a great ally and a doubtful foe. She turned, mildly, on Reagan. She has turned on Bush. So what. Her human insights are wonderful, her writing , usually, excellent. She is setting up her pick for 2008 awkwardly. Bush supporters and detractors, alike, have made much of Ms. Noonan’s Friday Opinion Journal…