Archive for January, 2007

SOTU Surprise??

SOTU Surprise??

| January 23, 2007 | Reply

Could there be one heck of a surprise coming in tonight’s SotU speech? Pyongyang has agreed to suspend all its activities in the nuclear sphere, including its reactor in the Yongbyon research centre and allow the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) experts to conduct monitoring of its atomic facilities as the first step towards dismantling […]

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"Heightened Precautions" My Foot!

"Heightened Precautions" My Foot!

| January 23, 2007 | Reply

Remember the group al-Qaeda in Iraq, the one we’re told has no attachment at all with al-Qaeda? It seems they were trying pretty hard to get a bunch of terrorists into the US on student visas to kill a whole bunch of us. Now, that doesn’t seem like the best tactic given the public opinion […]

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A Tale of Two Candidates

A Tale of Two Candidates

| January 22, 2007 | 3 Replies

I’d like to compare a couple Presidential candidates. Well, one who is definitely a candidate and one who may be a candidate but hasn’t jumped into the race quite yet. I’m talking about John Edwards and Newt Gingrich. What I want to compare are the “plans” each candidate have or improving the country should they […]

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Charles Murray Hits the Thought-Provoking Trifecta

Charles Murray Hits the Thought-Provoking Trifecta

| January 20, 2007 | 2 Replies

Charles Murray is one of the smartest men in the world. He’s right up there with Stephen Hawking and William F. Buckley when it comes to the sort of smarts that radiate for tens of feet around them. So when Murray wrote three articles for Opinion Journal, I figured I’d better pay attention and bring […]

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Senator Rockefeller, Not So Useful Idiot

Senator Rockefeller, Not So Useful Idiot

| January 20, 2007 | 2 Replies

This man is an embarassment as a US Senator. WASHINGTON, Jan. 19 — The new chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee on Friday sharply criticized the Bush administration’s increasingly combative stance toward Iran, saying that White House efforts to portray it as a growing threat are uncomfortably reminiscent of rhetoric about Iraq before the American […]

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The South American Reichstag.

The South American Reichstag.

| January 20, 2007 | 1 Reply

It seems that fuhrerprinzip is alive and well. Venezuela’s National Assembly has given initial approval to a bill granting the president the power to bypass congress and rule by decree for 18 months. President Hugo Chavez says he wants “revolutionary laws” to enact sweeping political, economic and social changes. He has said he wants to […]

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Whoa There, Light Beam.

Whoa There, Light Beam.

| January 19, 2007 | Reply

Hmmm…this looks exciting. Scientists said yesterday that they had achieved a long-sought goal of slowing waves of light to a relatively leisurely pace and using those harnessed pulses to store an image. Physicists said the new approach to taming light could hasten the arrival of a futuristic era in which computers and other devices will […]

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China Stakes Another Claim on Space

China Stakes Another Claim on Space

| January 19, 2007 | 1 Reply

Yuh oh. WASHINGTON (CNN) — China last week successfully used a missile to destroy an orbiting satellite, U.S. government officials told CNN on Thursday, in a test that could undermine relations with the West and pose a threat to satellites important to the U.S. military. According to a spokesman for the National Security Council, the […]

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Castro "Very Grave"? I Sincerely Hope So.

Castro "Very Grave"? I Sincerely Hope So.

| January 16, 2007 | Reply

Oh, Lord, let the day come soon. Ailing Cuban leader Fidel Castro is in “very grave” condition after three failed operations and complications from an intestinal infection, a Spanish newspaper said Tuesday. The newspaper El Pais cited two unnamed sources from the Gregorio Maranon hospital in the Spanish capital of Madrid. The facility employs surgeon […]

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More Obamarama!

More Obamarama!

| January 16, 2007 | 2 Replies

Can anyone tell me – seriously – what the attraction is to Barack Obama? Yeah, okay, he gives a good speech, but when was that unusual? Newt Gingrich gives incredibly substantive and entertaining speeches all the time but I don’t see the MSM flocking to him (okay, because he’s a Republican and he’s Newt). Obama […]

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