Archive for August, 2006

Nine Planet Agony

Nine Planet Agony

| August 16, 2006 | 3 Replies

Well, just color me all sorts of relieved. Hoping to end the agonizing over whether Pluto is really a planet, an international committee of astronomers has come up with a new definition that would save the tiny body’s place in the sun’s family. Under the long-awaited proposal, Pluto would remain in the pantheon of planets […]

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Mistrust Does Not Equal Hate

Mistrust Does Not Equal Hate

| August 15, 2006 | 4 Replies

Ron Chusid, writing at the Liberal Values blog has ought to say about Charles Johnson, the man who has done yeoman’s work in exposing the fraudulent photos used by Reuters and other news outlets in their recent reporting in Lebanon. He vamps off of a HuffPuff post by Eric Boehlert whose basic point seems to […]

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A Little Test.

A Little Test.

| August 15, 2006 | 2 Replies

Which is worse? a) Launching rockets at civilians and celebrating when you kill some women and children. b) Organizing a statewide prayer group to pray for safety for a political candidate and his staff and that God’s will be done wherever they go? c) Neither. They’re equally as bad. Well, Time Magazine columnist and political […]

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It's Funny Because It's True. And Funny.

It's Funny Because It's True. And Funny.

| August 15, 2006 | Reply

Something that’s funny also usually has a little dash of something that’s true inside it. Here are a couple great examples: A Plan comes together and A Kid says a Darndest Thing.

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National Security without a Plan.

National Security without a Plan.

| August 15, 2006 | 1 Reply

It’s all politics to the Democrats. Even your life. WASHINGTON, Aug. 14 — After being outmaneuvered in the politics of national security in the last two elections, Democrats say they are determined not to cede the issue this year and are working to cast President Bush as having diminished the nation’s safety. Yeah. This is […]

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The Coming Ultimatum

The Coming Ultimatum

| August 14, 2006 | 1 Reply

Ace is saying something I think it’s very likely you will hear more of in the future. You won’t be hearing it from blogs on the right, though. You’ll be hearing it from average Americans who have spent five years giving Muslims every conceivable break in the world and getting absolutely nothing in return. It’s […]

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Lebanese  UN Ambassador Threatens Israel

Lebanese UN Ambassador Threatens Israel

| August 14, 2006 | 2 Replies

Excuse me, what? WASHINGTON (AFP) – Lebanon’s UN ambassador bitterly slammed Israel’s month-long bombardment of his country ahead of a hard-won truce, and vowed that the treaty would be Israel’s last with any Middle East country. “Lebanon will be, I think, the last state to sign a peace treaty with Israel,” UN ambassador Nouhad Mahmoud […]

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We Got Them All, But What of the Unasked Questions?

We Got Them All, But What of the Unasked Questions?

| August 14, 2006 | Reply

Remember those eleven Egyptian 20-ish male students who went missing two weeks ago? Well, they’re all in custody now after the ICE and local and state police arrested the last two. So let’s look at where the eleven were when they taken into custody: One was in Minneapolis, MN Two were in Manville, NJ Two […]

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Who is in Charge?

Who is in Charge?

| August 14, 2006 | 2 Replies

The Lebanese government does not control Lebanon. TODAY was supposed to be the day when the muchmaligned army of Lebanon took control of its borders and policed the UN ceasefire. Instead, its military commanders were left humiliated and its troops stranded as Hezbollah told them not to try to disarm its fighters. The first infantry […]

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Why?

Why?

| August 13, 2006 | 1 Reply

Here’s a thought, from Mark Steyn: If you had told an Englishman on Sept. 10, 2001, that within five years all hand luggage would be banned on flights from Britain, he’d have thought you were a kook. If you’d told an Englishwoman that all liquids would be banned except milk for newborn babies that could […]

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