Archive for August, 2005

A Little Help Here? Very Little Indeed.

A Little Help Here? Very Little Indeed.

| August 31, 2005 | 3 Replies

I’ve been paying close attention to what nations have publicly offered help to America in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. Color me underwhelmed. Today, we have reports that Israel, Canada, Saudi Arabia, Russia, and Venezuela (Hugo Chavez? Are you kidding me?) have offered assistance. The people of Switzerland, according to the US Embassy there, have […]

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What a Horrible Speech!

What a Horrible Speech!

| August 31, 2005 | 2 Replies

The President finished speaking not that long ago about the ongoing descent into barbarity that is occurring right now in New Orleans and I’m still dumbfounded. He couldn’t have given a more defeatist, more disheartening, more lukewarm and detached speech to America had he tried. Really, I mean it. Look at the very first action […]

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Hurricane Katrina: Blog for Relief Day

Hurricane Katrina: Blog for Relief Day

| August 31, 2005 | 1 Reply

Folks, the people in southeast Louisiana, southern Mississippi, and southern Alabama are still catching pluperfect hell in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. I can’t imagine how they’re going to get any sort of serious relief unless we get it down there to them. That’s why I’m participating in the Blog for Relief Day being coordinated […]

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A Personal Post.

A Personal Post.

| August 29, 2005 | 4 Replies

I have a big test tomorrow, and I’m pretty up in the air about it. For those who are keeping track, I passed the Theory I test I took on Friday. I need to pass this Theory II test tomorrow. I’m much less certain that I will but I’m going to give it my best […]

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Short Hits on the News

Short Hits on the News

| August 29, 2005 | 1 Reply

I really don’t have the energy nor the brainpower to write much on the big news stories of the past couple days, so here are my short impressions. Cindy Sheehan: She’s hiding behind her dead soldier son to advance a lunatic political agenda she held long before her son died. That makes her a very […]

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Just Pray

Just Pray

| August 28, 2005 | Reply

Pray for New Orleans. I really don’t care what your religion is, or even if you have one. Just spend a few moments asking your deity of choice to show Louisiana and Alabama some mercy because that is the only thing right now that is going to spare them unprecedented death and destruction. Just pray. […]

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Today's Headlines, Tonight!

Today's Headlines, Tonight!

| August 28, 2005 | Reply

I wanted to drop a few headlines from today’s paper with minimal comments because…well…it just has to be a slow news day. Or month. Headline, the First: “Sharpton Adds Voice to Antiwar Protest”. Well, of course he does. There’s a crowd there ready to smooch his race-baiting, slanderous, murder-inciting posterior, isn’t there? Headline, the Second: […]

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Able Danger, China, and a Hearing?

Able Danger, China, and a Hearing?

| August 28, 2005 | 1 Reply

Why was Able Danger shut down? Was it because it peeked in on Condoleeza Rice because of her connections to Stanford, or was it because the Chinese kept showing up? The story is just about too complicated for me to track easily. But the good news is that we might jus get that Congressional hearing, […]

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"Us vs. Them" and How to End It.

"Us vs. Them" and How to End It.

| August 28, 2005 | 2 Replies

Grace, one of the finest people I know in the blogopshere, has posed a question to all of us, prompted by an ongoing discussion here. Nobody’s completely angelic in the political blogosphere. I have spared no mercy in blog smackdowns of Michele Malkin and Ann Coulter. Certainly, my pals on the other side of the […]

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Br Proud of this War

Br Proud of this War

| August 28, 2005 | Reply

Christopher Hitchens says pretty much what I believe about this war, the people who oppose it, and the mystifying ineffectuality of the President to plainly say what must be said. Here’s an excerpt: I have a ready answer to those who accuse me of being an agent and tool of the Bush-Cheney administration (which is […]

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