Archive for January, 2008

So How Are Things in Spain Since the Surrender?

So How Are Things in Spain Since the Surrender?

| January 21, 2008 | Reply

Certain politicians and pundits would have us believe that if we just left Iraq (or, if you’re Ron Paul or Pat Buchanan, the entire Middle East) all our troubles would be over. Al-Qaeda would leave us alone and nevermore would an Islamist seek to reduce us to our component atoms or to their taxed and […]

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Romney and McCain Score Wins. McCain's the Guy to Beat.

Romney and McCain Score Wins. McCain's the Guy to Beat.

| January 19, 2008 | Reply

In today’s primary news, Mitt Romney handily won Nevada (and still leads the delegate count). No one save Ron Paul really competed there, so let that temper your judgement. The big “momentum” story, though, is John McCain’s win in South Carolina. He looks to have eked out a win over Mike Huckabee, who is pulling […]

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But I Dont Want To Be Stimulated! I Just Want To Keep My Money.

But I Dont Want To Be Stimulated! I Just Want To Keep My Money.

| January 19, 2008 | 1 Reply

Like it or not, you’re about to get a big ol’ heaping “stimulus package”. The only question is what it’s goign to look like. The figure being bandied around most is in the neighborhood is $150 billion, which is an awful lot of stimulus. Congressional leaders continued to negotiate the details of the deal — […]

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Cloverfield: The Review (Or, "Sorry, Babe. I Can't Hear You. There's a Giant Slavering Megabeast Tearing Up Manhattan.")

Cloverfield: The Review (Or, "Sorry, Babe. I Can't Hear You. There's a Giant Slavering Megabeast Tearing Up Manhattan.")

| January 19, 2008 | 6 Replies

I got in from watching Cloverfield, the J.J. Abrams movie, not long ago and I’m torn about it. On one hand, I enjoyed the movie quite a bit. Matt Reeves, the director, took an old chestnut of a movie genre and told a new story with it. Cloverfield is not really a giant monster movie. […]

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Yes, But It Is Still Schadenfreude If It's Applied To A German?

Yes, But It Is Still Schadenfreude If It's Applied To A German?

| January 18, 2008 | Reply

I knew it! I just knew it! Growing up a Redskins fan from a child, I’ve known that there was something fundamentally wrong about the Dallas Cowboys, something that called to the darkest recesses of the human soul capable of beguiling the weak. Here, finally, is proof. And not just proof, but very, very funny […]

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75 Is A Lot Larger Than 8

75 Is A Lot Larger Than 8

| January 18, 2008 | 4 Replies

I’ll admit when I saw the headline to this story, my thought was, “Hmmm…75 percent of Baghdad is secure? Not too shabby”. Not too shabby indeed. A year ago, according to the article the amount of Baghdad that was secure was 8 percent. Before General Petraeus’ surge strategy: 8 percent. After General Petraeus’ surge strategy: […]

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Homeland Heartbreak!

Homeland Heartbreak!

| January 18, 2008 | 1 Reply

The next time you see a reporter on the street, remember this: they could be a sinister and brutal criminal. Just avoid them, preferably with an alarmed gasp and a forking of the fingers to ward off their evil. Oh sure, not every reporter is a crazed scofflaw, but how can you be sure? I […]

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When Uninformed Congresscritters Attack!

When Uninformed Congresscritters Attack!

| January 17, 2008 | Reply

If you’re a member of Congress and you’re going to try for an “AHA!” moment on someone testifying in front of you, it helps immensely to know who that person is. Especially if that person happens to be the Chairman of the Federal Reserve. (via Instapundit)

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God Said, "Go".

God Said, "Go".

| January 17, 2008 | Reply

Well, darn it, this isn’t good news at all. Robert Stacy McCain, the big brain behind the Washington Times’ Fishwrap, is leaving the paper to write a book and take on whatever other pursuits strike his fancy. McCain is, at least for a couple more weeks, perhaps my favorite MSM blogger and The Fishwrap is […]

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Fred's Newest Ad (Plus A Bonus Jab At the Madrassa-Funding Saudis)

Fred's Newest Ad (Plus A Bonus Jab At the Madrassa-Funding Saudis)

| January 16, 2008 | Reply

Fred’s going for broke in South Carolina with a huge ad buy. Here’s the ad. It’s a good one. He also took some time to take a whack at the President for snuggling up to the Islamist rulers of Saudi Arabia. Here’s a bit of what he had to say. It’s not in the United […]

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