Archive for August, 2005

When Special Interest Groups Attack!

When Special Interest Groups Attack!

| August 9, 2005 | 1 Reply

I’m sorry, folks, but this strikes me as high-larious. NEW HAVEN — A two-hour animal rights demonstration on the Green Monday sparked outrage instead of sympathy from the public. “This is the most racist thing I’ve ever seen on the Green. How dare you,” roared Philip Goldson, 43, of New Haven at the protest organizers […]

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Calling out the Left, Cassandra-Style.

Calling out the Left, Cassandra-Style.

| August 9, 2005 | 1 Reply

Villainous Cassandra hasa must-read post today on the racism and sexism of the left. After a lot of consideration, I think maybe I should have just called this post, “Stupidity on the Left”. The point was never that there are idiots on the left. There are idiots on both the Left and Right sides of […]

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Happy Happy Birthday!

Happy Happy Birthday!

| August 9, 2005 | 3 Replies

Today’s is Robbie’s birthday. He’s twentysomething years old today. Go on over and wish him the best today. Not only is he my brother, he’s a good guy and deserves to be showered with birthday goodies.

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The American Space Hooptie Lands, NASA Breathes a Sigh of Relief.

The American Space Hooptie Lands, NASA Breathes a Sigh of Relief.

| August 9, 2005 | Reply

What in the hell has happened to our manned space program? It hasn’t been all that long that we regarded shuttle takeoffs and landings as nearly a matter of routine. We enjoyed the spectacle of the launchings, the sheer brute thrust of power that sent human beings into space on a pillar of flame. Landings […]

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Godwin's Law, Mark II

Godwin's Law, Mark II

| August 8, 2005 | 1 Reply

It looks like the Bush is Hitler slogan is running a bit thin, so Ron Brownstein at the New York Times is taking a page out of Jack Shafer’s book and running with the Republicans as North Korea idea (try this place for those pesky registration woes). Wonderful, huh? I swear there ought to be […]

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Marion Barry is at it Again

Marion Barry is at it Again

| August 8, 2005 | Reply

If you took the Federal Government out of DC politics over the past forty years, what would you have left? Marion Barry – the largest reason that Washington, DC isn’t a state today. Robbie at the Devil’s Advocate highlights how Marion Barry, instead of helping his constituents in a very poor Ward, may well be […]

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What a Difference Two Years Make

What a Difference Two Years Make

| August 8, 2005 | Reply

“Saddam Hussein Dissolves Legal Team” I can’t help but think that two years ago, that word “dissolves” would have been a bit more direct than it is today.

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The Tora Bora "Aha!" Moment.

The Tora Bora "Aha!" Moment.

| August 7, 2005 | 4 Replies

I’m very sure that this story is going to be the hit of the lefty blogs in the morning. During the 2004 presidential campaign, George W. Bush and John Kerry battled about whether Osama bin Laden had escaped from Tora Bora in the final days of the war in Afghanistan. Bush, Kerry charged, “didn’t choose […]

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RIP Peter Jennings

RIP Peter Jennings

| August 7, 2005 | Reply

Peter Jennings, longtime ABC broadcaster and familiar voice to millions, has finally succumbed to lung cancer at the age of 67. Jennings, a native of Canada, sat in the anchor chair at ABC for as long as I can remember and worked as hard as any newsman in the business. I have not, for many […]

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Buying Thinkers; Losing Elections

Buying Thinkers; Losing Elections

| August 7, 2005 | Reply

I swear, the modern Democratic Party could screw up anything, and I mean anything. Long covetous of the conservative Republican (and Libertarian, if you toss the Cato Institute into that mix) think-tanks, the Dems have decided – again – they gots to get them some of those! Thinkers, that’s what the party needs! And they’re […]

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