Archive for August, 2006

Giuliani and the Social-Cons

Giuliani and the Social-Cons

| August 22, 2006 | Reply

One of the things I think we forget as elections come up on us is that few candidates, if any, line up 100 percent with our own personal values. It has become the cant of the left to assume that if you support our President on one or two items, that you must line up […]

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The Law is Still the Law, Guys.

The Law is Still the Law, Guys.

| August 21, 2006 | 2 Replies

Yeah, yeah. I understand why some folks might think that letting people speed for charity, but that doesn’t make it a good idea. See, it’s all well and good until someone rolls their million-dollar Ferrari and gets seriously hurt. MILFORD, Utah – On a hot Wednesday morning earlier this month, Richard Losee floored his bright […]

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Just…Wow

Just…Wow

| August 21, 2006 | 5 Replies

There are times when James Lileks is brilliant like the light of a thousand yellow suns. Today is one of those days. In an essay where he winds his way through a Scottish anti-Disney play about the Red Scare and a series of too-cool-for-school movie reviews, and the adolescent behavior of today’s adultshe winds it […]

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After All, It's Not Like He Was in Charge of Anything.

After All, It's Not Like He Was in Charge of Anything.

| August 21, 2006 | 2 Replies

Lying is okay if you mean well. The New Orleans police chief during Hurricane Katrina, Eddie Compass, says he unnecessarily “heightened people’s fears” by repeating unconfirmed reports of out-of-control crime in the city during the aftermath of the storm, adding to the confusion caused by the disaster and potentially hampering rescue efforts. “There were reports […]

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Britain to FBI: Shut Up!

Britain to FBI: Shut Up!

| August 21, 2006 | 1 Reply

Well, at least someone out there in Government Official Land realizes the important of shutting the hell up about sensitive information. Anti-terror police in Britain have made an angry request to their US counterparts asking them to stop leaking details of this month’s suspected bomb plot over fears that it could jeopardise the chances of […]

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Didn't We Just Do This?

Didn't We Just Do This?

| August 21, 2006 | 3 Replies

Same old UN, different, batspit-crazy tyrant. TEHRAN, Iran – Iran turned away U.N. inspectors from an underground site meant to shelter its uranium enrichment program from attack, diplomats said Monday, while the country’s supreme leader said Tehran will not give up its contentious nuclear technology. Ayatollah Ali Khamenei’s comments came on the eve of a […]

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So, Is Tomorrow It?

So, Is Tomorrow It?

| August 21, 2006 | 2 Replies

Are we in trouble tomorrow? This year, August 22 marks the holy day on the Islamic calendar that is the day of reckoning for Shiites. Some Shiite sects believe that August 22 could correspond to the end of the world. And just today, after much hype, Iran has announced that it will continue to develop […]

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Snakes on a Lame

Snakes on a Lame

| August 21, 2006 | 2 Replies

Snakes on a Plane is a fantastic idea for a B-grade action movie, moreso because it features Sameul L. Jackson (the inheritor of Richard Roundtree’s bad-mofo mojo). This, on the other hand, is so incredibly square that it hurts. Stand it’s über-lameness next to Lawrence Welk and he’ll look like Bootsy Collins. Somewhere in the […]

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Surprise! Democrats are Running Against Something Again

Surprise! Democrats are Running Against Something Again

| August 17, 2006 | 2 Replies

Another day, another someone or something for Democratc to run against. DES MOINES, Aug. 16 — Senator Joseph R. Biden Jr. of Delaware, a likely Democratic presidential candidate in 2008, delivered a 15-minute, blistering attack to warm applause from Democrats and union organizers here on Wednesday. But Mr. Biden’s main target was not Republicans in […]

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Waist Deep in the Macaca

Waist Deep in the Macaca

| August 16, 2006 | 26 Replies

Is it really an insult if folks are still writing multi-paragraph articles about a word, trying to find out what it actually means, half a week after it was uttered? Is it that important to figure out if George Allen insulted an opposition campaign worker who has been following him around for the past couple […]

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