Archive for May, 2008

Iran Conquers Lebanon. America Yawns.

Iran Conquers Lebanon. America Yawns.

| May 21, 2008 | 1 Reply

Does anyone remember the Cedar Revolution, where Lebanon kicked Syria out? Yeah, that was pretty cool. Sucks to be them today. BEIRUT, Lebanon — Lebanon’s feuding factions reached a breakthrough deal Wednesday that ends the country’s long political stalemate, but also gives the militant Hezbollah group and allies the key power they sought — a […]

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Explosions on the Moon

Explosions on the Moon

| May 21, 2008 | Reply

I’nm not saying we should necessarily be worried but… “100 Explosions Recorded on the Moon”. Yeah. Exactly. As it turns out, the flashes are actually meteor strikes on the moon’s surface. The flash is caused by the rock at the impact site heating up due to the released energy of the impact. Or so they […]

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Welcome Back, Officer Shifty McIncompetent!

Welcome Back, Officer Shifty McIncompetent!

| May 21, 2008 | 3 Replies

Oh, just great. If you live in Washington, DC, just know that the next police officer you meet could have their job only because the police department screwed up the paperwork. D.C. Police Chief Cathy L. Lanier has rehired 17 officers who were fired for misconduct, saying she was forced to bring most of them […]

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More Committees! More Staffers! More Embarrassing Republican Losses!

More Committees! More Staffers! More Embarrassing Republican Losses!

| May 21, 2008 | 2 Replies

If you’ve read my post my post on the plight of conservatism this morning, this news story ought to look pretty familiar. You can file it under all three problems I wrote about, all at the same time. After a week of tension and recriminations following a special election loss in Mississippi, House Minority Leader […]

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Reviving Conservatism, Part I: What Happened?

Reviving Conservatism, Part I: What Happened?

| May 21, 2008 | 1 Reply

(Part II will follow in a couple of days. This post is a long one, as is the one to come. They’ve taken a lot of thought and and lot of work to write. This post alone has taken well over two hours to write.) I’ve been thinking a lot about the coming election and […]

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Ted Kennedy Diagnosed with a Malignant Brain Tumor

Ted Kennedy Diagnosed with a Malignant Brain Tumor

| May 20, 2008 | 8 Replies

The news is breaking as we speak that the seizure that sent Senator Ted Kennedy to the hospital recently was caused by a malignant brain tumor. Such tumors are frequently untreatable and fatal. Even if they are not, the treatment is very, very hard on the patient. Some of my favorite bloggers on the right […]

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No, Joe Klein, John McCain Isn't A Liar and You Owe Him a Public Apology.

No, Joe Klein, John McCain Isn't A Liar and You Owe Him a Public Apology.

| May 20, 2008 | 10 Replies

I don’t often link to the Huffington Post but today I’m going to make two exceptions. Today, there’s an awful lot of strutting and high-fiving over a supposed foreign-policy gaffe that John McCain made. Here’s the “gaffe” in a nutshell: It seems the only way the neoconservatives are able to attack Barack Obama’s foreign policy […]

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What They Share is Blood on Their Hands

What They Share is Blood on Their Hands

| May 20, 2008 | Reply

Mark Finklestein over at NewsBusters seems baffled that Mika Brzezinski would summon Pat Buchanan to the airwaves, Pokemon-style, to defend her father from a scurrilous mention in the Jerusalem Post. Mika’s father is the former Carter-admin national security advisor Zbigniew Brzezinski about whom I have opined in the past. There really isn’t much difference between […]

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Can You Crack the Code?

Can You Crack the Code?

| May 20, 2008 | 2 Replies

About a year ago, the Fermilab’s Public Affairs office got a strange letter. The letter sat in the office for about a year until, finally, the Fermilab put the word out for help to decipher and perhaps even solve the full mystery behind the letter. As they do, the geeks came through with flying colors. […]

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Someone's Slacking!

Someone's Slacking!

| May 20, 2008 | 2 Replies

Why have I heard nothing of this movie until I saw the trailer for it tonight? Come on, folks. A new Mummy movie with the whole gang back (well, swapping out Rachel Wiesz for Maria Bello in the role of Rick’s wife Evie) plus Jet Li and Michelle Yeoh? How could that be anything other […]

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