Archive for August, 2006

In My World, This Man Would Be the Vice President in 2008

In My World, This Man Would Be the Vice President in 2008

| August 31, 2006 | 5 Replies

I find it impossible to disagree with Newt Gingrich. COLUMBIA, S.C. – Ex-U.S. House Speaker Newt Gingrich said Wednesday that the thought of California Rep. Nancy Pelosi becoming the next leader of the House and being third in line to the presidency is frightening. “The prospect of her bringing San Francisco values and a whole […]

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If He Doesn't Say What You Want, Edit Him!

If He Doesn't Say What You Want, Edit Him!

| August 30, 2006 | 1 Reply

Earlier, it was CNN carrying the water for administration critics. Now it’s the Associated Press doing a select bit of cut, scramble, and paste of a speech given by Donald Rumsfeld to make him look ever the villain. You know, if must be nice to have the MSM on your side. If I ever meet […]

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The Wastrel Stevens

The Wastrel Stevens

| August 30, 2006 | Reply

Some of you might remember that I wrote a few days ago about a bill that’s been held up in the Senate. The bil, which would open the budget process to a level of public scrutiny nearly unprecedented in the modern day, has been held up because one Senator placed an anonymous “hold” on it. […]

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It's Not a War. It's a Trendy Buzzword!

It's Not a War. It's a Trendy Buzzword!

| August 30, 2006 | 13 Replies

Some days it’s just not a good idea to read the news. Today seems to be one of those days when the outright bias of a news network leaps out, wraps its tentacles around your neck, and adheres itself to your face. CNN is the face-hugger du jour and it’s latest bit of spin is […]

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Surprise! The Plamegate Leaker was a Bush Opponent.

Surprise! The Plamegate Leaker was a Bush Opponent.

| August 30, 2006 | 6 Replies

Plamegate, that political football that leftists invented, kicked around with their bosom buddies in the MSM, and finally launched at the President, is dead, dead, and dead. From its very start, the ballyhooed case of who leaked the name of CIA analyst Valerie Plame to columnist Robert Novak has been drenched in partisan politics and […]

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FEC Won't Ease Limits on Interest Groups

FEC Won't Ease Limits on Interest Groups

| August 30, 2006 | Reply

The First Amendment to the Constitution of the United States is perhaps the most clearly-written legal document I’ve ever seen. Here’s what it says: Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the […]

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Better Late than Never, I Suppose

Better Late than Never, I Suppose

| August 29, 2006 | Reply

I don’t suppose that it’s too terribly late to get around to this. Afterward she [House Minority Leaver Nancy Pelosi] said in an interview that Democrats, who are unveiling a Katrina-response plan Wednesday in New Orleans, want to emphasize their “different approach.” Yep…there’s no Hurricane Katrina, but there’s going to be a response plan. Next […]

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Remember the Soldiers?

Remember the Soldiers?

| August 28, 2006 | Reply

There’s a brand-new shiny cease-fire in place in Lebanon and the MSM has gone on to breathlessly report other stories. Sure, Hezbollah has ben violating the cease-fire since the day it was signed. Sure, lebanon has said that it will not enforce a key provision of the cease-fire. Sure, France has said that it won’t […]

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How About Those Gas Prices?

How About Those Gas Prices?

| August 28, 2006 | 3 Replies

One month ago, the lowest gas price in my immediate area was posted at $3.04/gallon. Yesterday, I saw not one but two stations at $2.77. The day before, the lowest price was $2.81. Yet there is a hurricane bearing down on the Gulf (maybe). Yet British Petrolium had their big gas pipline disaster that closed […]

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Serpentes on a Shippe! Raedeth Thou Fyrthr!

Serpentes on a Shippe! Raedeth Thou Fyrthr!

| August 28, 2006 | Reply

I may have gone completely around the Geek Bend here, folks, but this stirring account both amazed and delighted me. It may do the same for you if, 1) you enjoy Chaucer and can read that particular brand of English (note from my post title that I am not so good at that), and 2) […]

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