Archive for February, 2008

Bias, Plain and Obvious

Bias, Plain and Obvious

| February 29, 2008 | 6 Replies

So, it’s come to this. MRC intern Lyndsi Thomas helped tabulate all ABC, CBS and NBC evening news stories about Iraq since the beginning of 2007, just as the surge strategy was being implemented. After heavy coverage of the shift to a new Iraq policy in January and February 2007, the TV coverage began to […]

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Science Reveals The Obvious

Science Reveals The Obvious

| February 29, 2008 | Reply

Geez, we needed a scientist for this? The age-old belief goes that alcohol helps people drown their sorrows, but in truth the bottle only makes bad memories linger, a Japanese study said Friday. Researchers at the University of Tokyo concluded that ethanol — an intoxicating agent in alcohol — does not cause memory to decrease, […]

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Obama's NAFTA Denials Unravel.

Obama's NAFTA Denials Unravel.

| February 29, 2008 | Reply

Methinks the Obamessiah might be in for a bit of trouble. On Wednesday, CTV reported that Obama’s campaign had dropped a word in the ear of the Canadian Ambasador that all of the Senator’s bluster on NAFTA was exactly that. His campaign and the Canadian Embassy denied the story was true. Today, CTV has doubled […]

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The Rocker and the President

The Rocker and the President

| February 29, 2008 | Reply

Bob Geldof, the philanthropic rocker, wrote an interesting article for Time magazine. He accompanied President Bush on his tour of Africa and was able to spend a good amount of time with him. Geldof pulls few punches (as you might expect, they differ graetly on several issues, notable Iraq) and is a bit more disrespectful […]

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Maintenance Note

Maintenance Note

| February 29, 2008 | Reply

I received a note last night from my wonderful hosting folks at Silver Logic that The Shack is going to be down for about an hour this morning, starting at 0930 Eastern. They’re replacing a RAID card on their server. What does that mean? Heck if I know, in any detail. I only know that […]

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What's Next, Islamist Killbots?

What's Next, Islamist Killbots?

| February 29, 2008 | Reply

Now I’ll watch Short Circuit in a completely different light. Increasingly autonomous, gun-toting robots developed for warfare could easily fall into the hands of terrorists and may one day unleash a robot arms race, a top expert on artificial intelligence told AFP. “They pose a threat to humanity,” said University of Sheffield professor Noel Sharkey […]

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Cleaning Up The Poison Swamps

Cleaning Up The Poison Swamps

| February 28, 2008 | Reply

Hey, conservatives, pay attention. If you want to clean up government, clean it up in a serious and measurable way even with a hostile leglsiature, Governor Bobby Jindal is showing you just how to do it. Follow the man’s lead and make a start. Today.

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The Racist Beam in the Left's Eye

The Racist Beam in the Left's Eye

| February 28, 2008 | 1 Reply

Attaturk, writing at Jane Hampsher’s blog, says that the right is being ever so racist towards the Obamessiah. He apparently reads the word “uppity” into nigh every criticism one could make of the left’s Anointed One. Of course, to do this, he has to invent a new definition for an old word, nudge you slyly, […]

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Free Trade Stinks! (Psst…Canada? Not Really. We're Just Saying That for the Votes)

Free Trade Stinks! (Psst…Canada? Not Really. We're Just Saying That for the Votes)

| February 28, 2008 | 3 Replies

Well, never mind all that tough anti-NAFTA talk from the Obamessiah after all. Within the last month, a top staff member for Obama’s campaign telephoned Michael Wilson, Canada’s ambassador to the United States, and warned him that Obama would speak out against NAFTA, according to Canadian sources. The staff member reassured Wilson that the criticisms […]

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Don't We Have Better Questions to Ask of McCain?

Don't We Have Better Questions to Ask of McCain?

| February 28, 2008 | Reply

There is apparently some question today about whether John McCain is eligible to be President, since he wasn’t born in the United States proper. I’m not quite sure why this is really question. He was born in the Panama Canal Zone at a US military installation and did not have to be naturalized, as some […]

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