Archive for April, 2007

The House of Peace

The House of Peace

| April 27, 2007 | 1 Reply

“The house of peace can only be built by those who want to live under its roof.” I heard that line spoken this evening by a mayor of a relatively small town in Germany. He, along with a delegation from his city, was in my town on a visit of friendship. Our towns are sister […]

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Magic Shield Redux

Magic Shield Redux

| April 27, 2007 | 2 Replies

Marc Danziger has a very good article that echoes a point I made last week. Washington Post carried a story citing students who had been in the classrooms that were attacked. “I quickly dove under a desk,” Clay Violand, a Virginia Tech junior, told the Post. “That was the desk I chose to die under.” […]

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Harry Reid's Big Brass Ones.

Harry Reid's Big Brass Ones.

| April 25, 2007 | 1 Reply

It takes a lot of gumption to say that you won’t listen to the miliary’s top commander in Iraq, because you know how the war is going better than he is. It takes more gumption to ignore that general, then make stuff up to support your surrender-monkey position.

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Nothing to Worry About. This Guy Said So!

Nothing to Worry About. This Guy Said So!

| April 25, 2007 | 1 Reply

Okay, so that is settled! There is no reason that any private citizen in a democracy should own a handgun. At some point, that simple truth will register. Pack up the Second Amendment, folks. Adam Whoevertheheckheis has declared us completely safe from violence of any kind! There now. Don’t you feel better? Of course, there’s […]

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Mo' Nukes!

Mo' Nukes!

| April 24, 2007 | 1 Reply

Well here’s an interesting possibility Later this year, scientists at Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee hope to take a big step toward solving America’s nuclear-waste woes. Pending clearance from the Department of Energy, they will demonstrate a new toxic-waste recycling process. The aim of the demo—part of a controversial $405-million government project called the […]

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RIP: David Halberstam

RIP: David Halberstam

| April 23, 2007 | 1 Reply

Oh, man. According to the San Mateo County coroner, famed Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist David Halberstam was killed in a car crash Monday morning near the Dumbarton Bridge. Halberstam, 73, died and three others were injured after a three-vehicle crash in Menlo Park, the California Highway Patrol reported. Halberstam was one of the best chroniclers of […]

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Too Much Balance

Too Much Balance

| April 23, 2007 | Reply

The headline: Climate reporting ‘too balanced’ say scientists The complaint here is that by including opposing views in the news reports, the stories give the idea that there’s more disarray than there actually is. I’m sure the scientist in question is only talking about the Australian media because, as we’ve seen, the notion of including […]

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They're Still On Wolfie Hard

They're Still On Wolfie Hard

| April 23, 2007 | Reply

The disaffected folks at the World bank are still leaning on Paul Wolfowitz. LONDON (Reuters) – A group of top former World Bank executives has urged Paul Wolfowitz to resign, as the bank’s watchdog warned his actions were undermining the ability of the institution to carry out development work. The 42 senior executives wrote a […]

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Go Get 'Em, Jeff!!

Go Get 'Em, Jeff!!

| April 22, 2007 | 2 Replies

I love Jeff Foxworthy’s comedy. I think he’s one of the true comedic geniuses working today, and perhaps one of the best who have ever worked. After hearing this, I respect him a whole lot more. The man lays it on the line, on national television. He’s not hiding behind anything or anyone. And I […]

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VA Tech Student Government Says: Media, Go Away!

VA Tech Student Government Says: Media, Go Away!

| April 22, 2007 | Reply

Well, good for the Virginia Tech SGA. A spokeswoman for the student government says the campus appreciates the reporting on the story, but that students are ready to move forward. Liz Hart says “The best way to know how to do that is get the campus back to normal.” She says students need to be […]

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