Archive for April, 2007

Hypocrites in Heels.

Hypocrites in Heels.

| April 22, 2007 | Reply

This is not the kind of attitude that should get a happy smiley “ain’t they cute” story in the New York Times These days Ms. Barnett, a former assistant district attorney in Manhattan whom Women’s Wear Daily once profiled under the headline “Sloan Ranger,” is today a consumer reporter for KNTV, the NBC television affiliate […]

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Hooray for the Internet!

Hooray for the Internet!

| April 22, 2007 | 1 Reply

Before the internet, blowhard bully Larry O’Donnell would have gotten away with his knuckleheadedness. Nowadays, it just ain’t happening. It’s too bad that no one else on he show with him knew enough to correct him. One wonders why they get on camera and talk about stuff they know nothing at all about.

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One Billon Bulbs

One Billon Bulbs

| April 22, 2007 | 2 Replies

I’ve written before about what a good idea I think it is to wean ourselves off of non-renewable energy sources. Petroleum – oil – is a special problem not only because it’s non-renewable but also because it has geopolitical value far beyond its actual worth. We’re not going to become oil independent anytime soon because […]

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So this is Bias?

So this is Bias?

| April 21, 2007 | Reply

Cause: “I believe that is one of the principal reasons why political leaders around the world have not yet taken action,” Gore said. “There are many reasons, but one of the principal reasons in my view is more than half of the mainstream media have rejected the scientific consensus implicitly — and I say ‘rejected,’ […]

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"An Inconvenient Truth or Convenient Fiction?"

"An Inconvenient Truth or Convenient Fiction?"

| April 20, 2007 | Reply

Steve Hayward, of the Pacific Researsch Institute, has a rather intersting two-part film on global climate change. It takes on much of what Al Gore says in his movie, and adds a few things that Gore did not say. Hayward is far from an ogre or an “Oil Company Shill” and is not only unfailingly […]

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Something Neat for the History Geeks

Something Neat for the History Geeks

| April 20, 2007 | Reply

Christopher Hitchens has an intensely interesting article in the most recent issue of City Journal on Thomas Jefferson and his war against the Barbary Pirates. It’s a great introduction to the era, which turns out to be more important to the development of this country than most of us reckon.

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Harry Reid Surrenders.

Harry Reid Surrenders.

| April 20, 2007 | Reply

Harry Reid says that, contrary to what our soldiers in Iraq are telling us, the war there is lost. Specifically, he said this: “I believe myself that the secretary of state, secretary of defense and — you have to make your own decisions as to what the president knows — (know) this war is lost […]

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A Little Quick Music Review

A Little Quick Music Review

| April 19, 2007 | Reply

Thanks to the uncut crack rock for music-lovers that is iTunes, I’ve rediscovered a couple older albums that I know I once owned, but for the life of me, I can’t find. I want to recommend them to you because they are really very good, even though they were released right smack in the middle […]

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AP Invades Girl's Privacy for…ummm…News!.

AP Invades Girl's Privacy for…ummm…News!.

| April 19, 2007 | Reply

How, exactly, is this news? WASHINGTON – The sister of the gunman responsible for the deadliest shooting rampage in U.S. history works as a contractor for a State Department office that oversees billions of dollars in American aid for Iraq. Sun-Kyung Cho is employed by the Iraq Reconstruction Management Office, according to U.S. officials and […]

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Cashing in on A Killer's Gift

Cashing in on A Killer's Gift

| April 18, 2007 | Reply

Says Stephen Spruiell: NBC News will reportedly air portions of a video it received from homicidal lunatic Cho Seung-Hui on its 6:30 p.m. broadcast, 15 minutes from now. I assume I share with many Americans a morbid curiosity about what’s contained on that video. But NBC News is about to give Cho an audience of […]

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