Archive for November, 2004

Mmm…Jambalaya.

Mmm…Jambalaya.

| November 20, 2004 | Reply

If you don’t head over to Dizzy Girl every Friday night to check out her Friday Jambalaya, you’re really missing something special. In fact, I’ll personally guarantee that there’s at least one thing there that you’ll find worth reading. And recipes. Good recpies. Gennie really is a quality blogger and a damned fine woman, even […]

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Annan Finally Condemned?

Annan Finally Condemned?

| November 19, 2004 | Reply

It looks as if Kofi Annan is facing a “no confidence” vote in the UN. Let’s see if we can guess why there’s no confidence in the Secretary General, shall we? Is it for presiding over rampant sexual abuse by UN staffers in The Congo? Is it for the trafficking in teenage girls used for […]

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Things that Make You Go "Ow! My Cerebrum!"

Things that Make You Go "Ow! My Cerebrum!"

| November 19, 2004 | 2 Replies

Michael Graham hips us to a quote from former President Clinton in tonight’s ABC interview. “We had 9/11 style threats for the millennium and teh extent of our preparations and the work we did, and number of terrorists we brought to justice…the twenty Al Qaeda cells we broke up…if you look at all that and […]

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One! Two! Three! Some Number!

One! Two! Three! Some Number!

| November 19, 2004 | 2 Replies

There’s a commercial out there that’s bugging the hell out of me. You’ve seen it – the iPod commercial with Bono and U2 and the silhouette chick that does all the dancing. That one. It’s bugging the hell out of me, and what bugs me has nothing to do with U2 trying to do guitar […]

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The Shape of Days: Act of desperation: Survivor Week 10

The Shape of Days: Act of desperation: Survivor Week 10

| November 19, 2004 | 2 Replies

Folks, I’ve never watched so much as a minute of an episode of “Survivor”, but every week I make sure to read Jeff Harrell’s Survivor summary. I could care less about the show itself, but Jeff’s writing is…well… Here, let me give you a sample. When we come back, the four reward winners plus Piggy […]

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No More Handel.

No More Handel.

| November 19, 2004 | 6 Replies

Here’s a pretty good editorial in the New York Post (not a bad daily read if you want a little righty balance in your editorials) about the “Grinchification” of our public schools this holiday season. A school district in New Jersey has removed Handel’s Messiah and other such religious-based songs from its Christmas programs and […]

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A Neat Little Toy

A Neat Little Toy

| November 18, 2004 | 1 Reply

This is just a neat little tool I found surfing around a little the other day. Input your salary, where you live, and where you’d like to live and it’ll tell you how much you’d need to make there to keep up with your salary where you are. Cost of Living Calculator

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NYT: Studies Show Sun Rises in East, Other Obvious Things.

NYT: Studies Show Sun Rises in East, Other Obvious Things.

| November 18, 2004 | Reply

What? There aremore left-leaning professors than right-leaning ones on college campuses? By 3-1, up to 30-1, you say? Huh. I’m shocked. Simply shocked. Tell me how this is news again? Conservatives like me have been saying this for years. We’ve been telling just about anyone who will listen that colleges are no friendly nor welcoming […]

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What's Up in North Korea?

What's Up in North Korea?

| November 18, 2004 | Reply

Something odd’s going on in North Korea. First, Roger Simon reports (via a reader in Japan) that anti-regime flyers are visible, posted in public. Then Glenn Reynolds notes two more odd occurrences: that official radio and television reports have dropped the “Dear Leader” from references to Kim Jong-Il and that his portraits have been removed […]

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Virtue and Government

Virtue and Government

| November 18, 2004 | 6 Replies

Maxed Out Mama has a very insightful post today about the fundamental “red state, blue state” values differences we’re seeing today. She quotes Rocco Butiglione, Italy’s Minister of European Affairs in today’s Wall Street Journal. He’s worth quoting here, too. One of America’s founding fathers, Alexander Hamilton, was convinced that politics needed values it could […]

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