Archive for June, 2009

A New Dextrospheric Blog Poll with Some Thoughts

A New Dextrospheric Blog Poll with Some Thoughts

| June 30, 2009 | 1 Reply

John Hawkins has another blogger poll up at Right Wing News for which I was one of the respondents. Normally, John keeps his questions tightly focused around a particular topic or upcoming event (an election, a Congressional vote, etc) but this bunch of questions was kind of all over the place. I wonder where he’s […]

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GOP Loses Senate Seat to Misogynist Clown. Nicely Done, Guys.

GOP Loses Senate Seat to Misogynist Clown. Nicely Done, Guys.

| June 30, 2009 | Reply

Thanks, Republican Party. Thanks a whole heaping pile. For the next six years we’ll have to put up with this angry, nasty, misogynist, anti-Christian wretch of a human being, thanks to a fabulously wretched campaign by Norm Coleman. Seriously, if the GOP can’t beat Al Franken, who on Earth can they beat? UPDATE: Ed Driscoll […]

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Is Our New Foreign Policy Really “Do The Opposite of Bush”?

Is Our New Foreign Policy Really “Do The Opposite of Bush”?

| June 30, 2009 | 1 Reply

If the Obama administration has a coherent foreign policy, the theme seems to be “Do the Opposite of George Bush”. Since the Bush foreign policy was heavy on denouncing tyrants and strongmen and long on promoting democracy on multiple fronts and in multiple ways, undoing that will necessarily mean cozying up to folks like Mad […]

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Tales of Media Bias, Part Whatever

Tales of Media Bias, Part Whatever

| June 30, 2009 | Reply

Back in November, Ed Driscoll wrote, “When the MSM moans about the gallons of red ink it’s spilled since 2001, it needs to ask itself if it’s prepared to actually report the news, in a fashion that interests readers, or if it exists as a non-profit ideological support system.” I’m going to go with “non-profit […]

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Ah…Who Needs Tough Questions Anyhow?

Ah…Who Needs Tough Questions Anyhow?

| June 30, 2009 | Reply

And after George Snuffleupagus and David Axelrod spent a few minutes on national television marvelling over the betrayal of Warren Buffet, et. al., they made out for several minutes. I guess Snuffy could have actually done an objective interview and pinned Axelrod down on a couple points, but that’s not really ABC’s bag lately.

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That’s How You Support Your Favorite Blogger

That’s How You Support Your Favorite Blogger

| June 29, 2009 | 4 Replies

I should be a bit jealous about this, but I’m not. Stacy works his tail off and he’s worth every penny he gets in donations. Then again, so am I. So if you’re not inclined to donate to him (and you should hit him first, so he can put on that shindig this weekend), slipping […]

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Again, the President Has Chosen Poorly

Again, the President Has Chosen Poorly

| June 29, 2009 | 4 Replies

Our non-meddling President, after two weeks of assiduously not meddling in the “vigorous debate” in Iran (wherein one side is allowed to use guns and clubs as debating tools), has decided to meddle in the internal affairs of Honduras. And, true to form, he picked the wrong side. Reaction to the apparent coup was swift. […]

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At Least You’ll Get A Nice Quill Pen and Inkpot

At Least You’ll Get A Nice Quill Pen and Inkpot

| June 29, 2009 | 8 Replies

Is it too much to ask that the President’s Energy Czar, whatever the hell that is, actually read the entire bill she is lobbying so hard to get through Congress? Well, if you ask her, and Steve Doocy did, it’s horribly unfair to even ask the question. Doocy asked her five times and she managed […]

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SCOTUS Rejects Sotomayor’s “Because I Said So” Decision

SCOTUS Rejects Sotomayor’s “Because I Said So” Decision

| June 29, 2009 | 2 Replies

SCOTUS decided one of the big cases of the year today, Ricci v DiStefano, and there weren’t any major surprises. You can find a couple pretty good analyzes from Ed Morrissey and a roundup at Instapundit. The meat of the SCOTUS decision is that the city of New Haven was wrong to deny the promotions […]

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The Inspectors General Scandal and Real Journalism, Blogger-Style

The Inspectors General Scandal and Real Journalism, Blogger-Style

| June 28, 2009 | 2 Replies

If you are at all interested in the Inspectors General scandal, but think that there’s no way you can get caught up on all whole story, then you need to read two essential posts by Stacy McCain. He has written a couple detailed accounts of the events thus far and tossed in a little commentary, […]

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