Archive for January, 2007

At Least He's Not Actually Spitting on Our Soldiers

At Least He's Not Actually Spitting on Our Soldiers

| January 31, 2007 | 1 Reply

William Arkin, national security reporter and house blogger for the Washington Post, wants us all to know that he’s really sick and tired of our soldiers expressing their opinions and thinks its high time we stopped “indulging” them. No, really. I’m not kidding here. The quote excerpt is from Hot Air. I’m not giving this […]

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Hey, Anyone Know Where We Put That Tape?

Hey, Anyone Know Where We Put That Tape?

| January 31, 2007 | 1 Reply

In 1969, we sent men to the moon, walked on its surface, and captured pretty crisp and clear video footage of the whole thing. That video is much clearer that what we saw on television because the televised imaged had to be transmitted from the Moon to Australia and California, reformatted and transmitted to Houston […]

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Al Gore: Wrong Then, Wrong Now?

Al Gore: Wrong Then, Wrong Now?

| January 31, 2007 | 4 Replies

Earlier today I posted on two seemingly disparate subjects: the success of our new missile defense system and the obnoxious preening of our Senators on the subject of global warming. This evening, I was driving to choral rehearsal and happened to hear Mark Levin reading a quote from Al Gore from back in the 1980s […]

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Watcher's Council Winners!

Watcher's Council Winners!

| January 30, 2007 | Reply

It’s time for some more Watcher’s Council posting action! So here are the best of the best from the week of January 5th. Council link Religion and Politics: Intolerance Is GrowingRight Wing Nut House The Mysterious Mr. RitterAmerican Future You Keep Using That Word…Andrew Olmsted Hidden Truth About Arafat RevealedRhymes With Right Nuremburg 2006?Eternity Road […]

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Solving the Problem, One Inflated Syllable at a Time

Solving the Problem, One Inflated Syllable at a Time

| January 30, 2007 | 1 Reply

You have to hand it to Senator Barbara Boxer for not at all being shy about her vanity and the vanity of her fellow Senators. Boxer chairs the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works which held its first hearing today on the issue of climate change. Normally, such a hearing would include some basic […]

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It's Like That Saying About Lying Down with Dogs…

It's Like That Saying About Lying Down with Dogs…

| January 30, 2007 | Reply

Pity Rod Dreher who, having found himself foursquare against our being in Iraq, doesn’t much like the company. Let’s say you and your comrades were putting together big demonstration in Washington against the war, with the idea of getting US troops out of Iraq. If you really wanted to change minds and hearts, and build […]

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Bow Before Your Electronic Master!

Bow Before Your Electronic Master!

| January 30, 2007 | Reply

Isn’t this reassuring? Windows Vista is “dramatically more secure than any other operating system released”, Microsoft founder Bill Gates has told BBC News. Mr Gates said the security features in the new operating system were reason enough to upgrade from Windows XP. Microsoft launched Vista in London, with more than 100m computers predicted to be […]

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The Missile Program Proceeds Apace

The Missile Program Proceeds Apace

| January 30, 2007 | Reply

This is certainly good news. WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Within a year, the U.S. missile defense system should be able to guard against enemy attacks, while testing new technologies, the deputy director of the U.S. Missile Defense Agency said on Monday. He also said that there wouldn’t be a firm date given for when the system […]

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Senator Chuck Hagel, Media Hero

Senator Chuck Hagel, Media Hero

| January 30, 2007 | 1 Reply

MIckey Kaus asks a question. Why, exactly, is Sen. Chuck Hagel showing “courage” in conspicuously denouncing the Iraq War now that virtually the entire American establishment has reached that same conclusion–now that Hagel is virtually assured of getting hero treatment from Brian Williams and Tim Russert and long favorable profiles in the newsweeklies? . He […]

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What Did Sandy Berger Actually Steal?

What Did Sandy Berger Actually Steal?

| January 30, 2007 | Reply

I meant to link this op-ed yesterday, bt left it sitting in my draft pile. But, since the case it talks about is still largely unresolved, it’s a relevant read today. Here’s the end bit: Philip Zelikow and Daniel Marcus, respectively the executive director and general counsel of the 9/11 Commission, told Mr. Davis’s investigators […]

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