POLLIWOG (Tadpole): the early stage of an animal that will eventually become a frog, hoping to be kissed by a princess, turning into a prince! POLIBLOG (Political Blog): the early stage of a center-right political blog that may eventually become a full blown blog of the center-right. Join in if you find any merit in the comments. If you are on the left and disagree, feel free to straighten me out! Who knows, with effort from all of us this blog may turn into a prince!

Location: San Diego, California, United States

Monday, November 21, 2005


I attended their concert at the San Diego Civic Auditorium yesterday. The Ten Tenors are a group of young Australian gentlemen who attended a school for aspiring Opera singers a decade ago and decided to get together and form a group to share "Opera without the boring bits!" as well as their version of other popular music - Beattles to jazz.

Well dressed and very professional looking - black suits and ties with matching white handkerchiefs - they all had beautiful voices and excited the audience - particularly the ladies of all ages - to stading ovations at several points. I was astounded that their renditions of classic songs and opera could excite a full auditorium, but they did. And I am a happier person today for it!

They are accompanied by a pianist, bassist and a drummer - all quite good - and a very well done light show, used effectively to highlight the various tenors.

It really isn't all RAP and four-letter lyrics that people enjoy today, although some days it still feels as if it is!

Friday, November 18, 2005


A good illustration from Power Line of the subtlety of the MSM bias. It happens everyday in all of our major MSM news sources (excluding the Washington Times!).

I first learned of this technique three decades ago in a hit piece on a semiconductor industry CEO. The article said he had the maintenance employees of his company wash his car each week. Visions of highly paid and skilled facility workers with a bucket and sponge doing away with the road grime!

What he had them do was take his car to a local car wash one afternoon each week - a minor imposition and cost to the company which pays for itself in the CEO's availability.

What a difference a few words can make! Help yourself and be sensitive to this bias!!

Thursday, November 17, 2005


An article in the Christian Science Monitor, from an expatriot American in Oslo, confirms the insightful analysis of Mark Steyn in the previous post.

Is it too late? I don't think anyone knows for sure, but it looks to me like we are at the tipping point at least, and Europe must start taking some action to multiculturalize their populations.

Wednesday, November 16, 2005


Mark Steyn explains the core of Europe's problem. Is there any solution for them?