Archive for January, 2008

Did Bill Clinton Really Say That? No. What He Said Was Worse.

Did Bill Clinton Really Say That? No. What He Said Was Worse.

| January 31, 2008 | Reply

Normally-reliable Jake Tapper has a story today that I’m sure will be a hit of the blogosphere. Here’s his lede: In a long, and interesting speech, he characterized what the U.S. and other industrialized nations need to do to combat global warming this way: “We just have to slow down our economy and cut back […]

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PoliGazette: My New Blog Away from Blog

PoliGazette: My New Blog Away from Blog

| January 31, 2008 | 2 Replies

Michael van der Galien has been one of my favorite bloggers for quite some time and his multi-authored PoliGazette is a great place to read a variety of opinions. His authors cover the spectrum of political thought and span the globe (Michael himself blogs from the Netherlands). Now I’m joining the crew, thanks to a […]

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Karzai on America: "Its power is not diminished".

Karzai on America: "Its power is not diminished".

| January 31, 2008 | Reply

Jay Nordlinger, reporting from the World Economic Summit in Davos, had the opportunity to participate in an interview with Afghan president Hamid Karzai. Karzai is, to my mind, a brilliant and personable man doing very well in an exceedingly difficult job and I admire him for that. Since it attracts the elites of Europe and […]

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We Get A Warm Conscience While Haitians Eat Dirt

We Get A Warm Conscience While Haitians Eat Dirt

| January 31, 2008 | 4 Replies

Good God, how is this happening in our own back yard? It was lunchtime in one of Haiti’s worst slums, and Charlene Dumas was eating mud. With food prices rising, Haiti’s poorest can’t afford even a daily plate of rice, and some take desperate measures to fill their bellies. Charlene, 16 with a 1-month-old son, […]

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McCain Derangement Syndrome? Get Real.

McCain Derangement Syndrome? Get Real.

| January 30, 2008 | 5 Replies

I was going to write a defense to Roger L. Simon’s post wherein he accuses folks like me of having “McCain Derangement Syndrome”. I think that comparing folks who think John McCain would make a horrible president to folks who were so distraught by the 2000 and 2004 elections that they sought professional psychiatric help […]

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McCain and Free Speech – Two Things That Don't Live in the Same Room

McCain and Free Speech – Two Things That Don't Live in the Same Room

| January 30, 2008 | Reply

When Jeff Goldstein lights into someone, you know it’s goign to be right on point. His hiding of John McCain and his less than firm grasp on the Constitution is a must-read. When “progressive” Democrats attempt to affect such circumventions, of course — most often through the courts — we on the “conservative” side generally […]

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Islamist? Meet Missile. Missile? Islamist.

Islamist? Meet Missile. Missile? Islamist.

| January 30, 2008 | Reply

It looks like yet another Islamist has gone to the Great High School Girls’ Shower in the Sky. We don’t think the target was Osama or Ayman, but it was someone up the food chain. Then again, the way wev’e been killing Islamists, “up the food chain” may well mean some guy who’s managed to […]

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Silky Pony Reins in His Campaign, The AP Weeps Bitter Tears

Silky Pony Reins in His Campaign, The AP Weeps Bitter Tears

| January 30, 2008 | Reply

Man, that Nedrea Pickler has some kind of John Edwards crush, doesn’t she? I suppose some women never outgrow their Pretty Pony. DENVER (AP) – Democrat John Edwards is exiting the presidential race Wednesday, ending a scrappy underdog bid in which he steered his rivals toward progressive ideals while grappling with family hardship that roused […]

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The Feeling is Mutual with McCain

The Feeling is Mutual with McCain

| January 30, 2008 | Reply

Who would have thought that talk radio hosts are not exactly brimming with love for Maverick McCain? Conservative talk radio is ganging up on presidential candidate John McCain, attacking him for joining Democrats to push liberal legislation and opposing bedrock Republican positions from tax cuts to immigration. Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney appears to be […]

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McCain Beats Romney, Calls Himself "…the conservative leader who can unite the party…", and Manages Not To Get Struck By Lightning for his Perfidity

McCain Beats Romney, Calls Himself "…the conservative leader who can unite the party…", and Manages Not To Get Struck By Lightning for his Perfidity

| January 29, 2008 | 8 Replies

Crap, again. Looks like John McCain has edged out Mitt Romney in the Florida primary. There are likely to be a ton of absentee ballots still outstanding, so do take those results with a grain of salt, but unless they swing largely for Mitt, he’s not going to win. Interestingly enough, what put McCain over […]

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