Archive for November, 2009

The Right Needs to Step Back from the Navy SEALs Trial

The Right Needs to Step Back from the Navy SEALs Trial

| November 30, 2009 | 35 Replies

I’ve been chewing on this story of the three Navy SEALs over the weekend and, for the life of me, I don’t understand the furor (and, believe me, there’s furor). I’ve yet to have anyone explain why I should be outraged beyond “those guys shouldn’t be tried for giving a dirtbag killer a fat lip”. […]

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The Motley CRU’s Twenty-Year Fraud

The Motley CRU’s Twenty-Year Fraud

| November 29, 2009 | 1 Reply

The climate change fraud story may be reaching a denouement, with a story that drives an ash stake right through the heart of the notion that the climate change apostles were doing anything remotely resembling real science. First, though, let me recommend this Mark Steyn column and this post from Stacy McCain as needed correctives […]

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Chalk Another One Up to Exporting America!

Chalk Another One Up to Exporting America!

| November 29, 2009 | 1 Reply

American culture scores another convert! What was more, though, ESPNAmerica also spends a whole lot of time to American Football. I had seen Football games in the past, and liked them, but never had the opportunity to watch it regularly. Now I did. It only took me three weeks or so to become positively addicted. […]

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Distorting Honduran History at the New York Times

Distorting Honduran History at the New York Times

| November 28, 2009 | 1 Reply

I’m having a hard time deciding whether this article in the New York Times is dishonest or just biased toward the Obama Administration’s point of view. The author purports to be critical of the administrations vacillations toward the situation in Honduras, but clearly she’s in the tank on the administration’s approved explanation about what happened […]

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Discovery Channel Wins My Heart with a Commercial, Again.

Discovery Channel Wins My Heart with a Commercial, Again.

| November 28, 2009 | 1 Reply

I still love the whole world. Boom dee yah dah! By the by, Discovery Channel is running a contest. Make your own video, why not? (By the way, when the key changes and the shuttle lifts off? Goosebumps. Yeah, I’m a music and science geek. What of it?)

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“That look is from the ‘Guy you alert the flight attendant about’ collection.”

“That look is from the ‘Guy you alert the flight attendant about’ collection.”

| November 28, 2009 | 3 Replies

At the risk of enraging Take That! Radio’s Twilight Corps, I am posting this clip of highlights from the RiffTrax treatment of Twilight. RiffTrax, for those of you who’ve not heard of it, is what became of the three core members of the Mystery Science Theater 3000 crew (Mike Nelson, Bill Corbitt, and Kevin Murphy). […]

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Who Likes Our Health Care System? Almost Everyone!

Who Likes Our Health Care System? Almost Everyone!

| November 27, 2009 | Reply

Guess what’s making a huge comeback despite Democratic attempts to run it into the ground? No, not George Bush. I’m talking about the US healthcare system. I guess I shouldn’t say “despite” when “because” seems a lot more appropriate. The 20-point comeback seems to coincide rather well with the progressive full-court press to denigrate our […]

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That’s a Big Tsunami

That’s a Big Tsunami

| November 27, 2009 | 4 Replies

You think we have tsunami problems? Imagine a wave of superheated plasma and magnetic energy over 7 1/2 times taller than Earth* rushing toward you at 560,000 miles per hour. That’s what the twin STEREO satellites spotted when it got the first very good image of something called a a magnetohydrodynamical wave (also called a […]

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Why Fight the Crowds Tomorrow?

Why Fight the Crowds Tomorrow?

| November 27, 2009 | Reply

If you’re one of those folks who want to take advantage of some of the great Black Friday deals and you have no desire to fight the crowds, don’t forget that Amazon is running deals pretty much around the clock right now. I don’t doubt that you can find all sorts of good bargains to […]

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What is Gratitude?

What is Gratitude?

| November 26, 2009 | 1 Reply

Here’s one last Thanksgiving link, from a friend whose blog you should all be reading. Ron Coleman reposted a piece he wrote a year or two ago on the subject of gratitude. Here’s an excerpt. In fact I have never understood people expressing free-floating generic “gratitude” directed at … nothing. I do not consider it […]

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