Archive for June, 2010

The Delivery Presents – Books and Blogs with Melissa and Malcolm

The Delivery Presents – Books and Blogs with Melissa and Malcolm

| June 30, 2010 | 1 Reply

Episode 45 is in the can and you’ll want to hear this one if you have ever a sliver of a geek bone in your body. A couple of months ago, Melissa Clouthier was on the show and broached the idea of doing a regular Book Club show. She suggested Terry Pratchett’s Guards! Guards! and […]

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More Jobs Created, Saved,or Driven to West Africa

More Jobs Created, Saved,or Driven to West Africa

| June 29, 2010 | 2 Replies

The Obama administration’s trademark dithering is costing us dearly yet again. WASHINGTON (Dow Jones)–Executives from oil and gas companies on Monday concluded an hour-long meeting with U.S. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar without securing promises from the government to lift a deepwater-drilling moratorium imposed after a disastrous BP PLC (BP) oil spill. The meeting included executives […]

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Live Podcasting Tonight — Geek Book Love with Melissa, Plus Andrew Malcolm!

Live Podcasting Tonight — Geek Book Love with Melissa, Plus Andrew Malcolm!

| June 29, 2010 | 1 Reply

Don’t forget that “The Delivery–Live!” begins right about 9:20 PM Eastern on UStream tonight with a few minutes of pre-show prep before the kick-off at about 9:30 PM. Our guests tonight are Dr. Melissa Clouthier with the first ever The Delivery Book Club and Andrew Malcolm of the LA Times Top of the Ticket blog. […]

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Why is it so Difficult for Journalists to Simply Tell the Story?

Why is it so Difficult for Journalists to Simply Tell the Story?

| June 29, 2010 | 1 Reply

Apropos to this post of mine, I found this article at The American Spectator interesting: The Al Gore police report is disturbing. To be specific, it’s 67 pages of the quite graphically disturbing, as posted here by Red State. You are reading the news of this police report — originally filed in October of 2006 […]

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Just Remember, Vladimir Putin is Not Our Friend

Just Remember, Vladimir Putin is Not Our Friend

| June 28, 2010 | Reply

Thanks to this link from Professor Reynolds we are reminded that even though the Cold War is over, Vladimir Putin does not deserve out trust. It seems that some things never change. A few moments ago, this breaking story came in from the website of the New York Times. It seems, as this early report […]

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RIP Robert Byrd

RIP Robert Byrd

| June 28, 2010 | 2 Replies

Robert Byrd, the veteran Senator from West Virginia, died early this morning at the age of 92. Byrd will go down in history for many things and I’ll let his hagiographers in the MSM tell you about all of them over the next few days. For a countervailing view you can check Cassy Fiano’s round […]

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SCOTUS: You Actually Do Have Second Amendment Rights

SCOTUS: You Actually Do Have Second Amendment Rights

| June 28, 2010 | 2 Replies

This is a big deal. The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday extended gun rights to every state and city in the nation in a ruling involving Chicago’s 28-year-old handgun ban. By a 5-4 vote and splitting along conservative and liberal lines, the nation’s highest court extended its landmark 2008 ruling that individual Americans have a […]

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Do Conservatives Hate Journalism? No, But We Do Hate Journalists, and Rightly So.

Do Conservatives Hate Journalism? No, But We Do Hate Journalists, and Rightly So.

| June 27, 2010 | 7 Replies

You can probably count the times I’ve disagreed with Stacy McCain on the fingers of one hand and still have a couple fingers left to fork the Evil Eye at me. He and I are sympatico in most everything important (excepting, perhaps, on the matter of college football) but not on this post. Stacy posits […]

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The President Wants to Call the Right’s Bluff on Spending? Well, Here’s My Opening Ante.

The President Wants to Call the Right’s Bluff on Spending? Well, Here’s My Opening Ante.

| June 27, 2010 | 2 Replies

Today, the President stepped to the mic at the G20 summit, hitched up his pants, and called out everyone who has been demanding that he do something about the ridiculous debt he’s racked up in the past year and a half or so. Somehow people say, why are you doing that, I’m not sure that’s […]

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Rahm Says We’re Righted, Jim Says We’re Back, but the Pictures Don’t Lie.

Rahm Says We’re Righted, Jim Says We’re Back, but the Pictures Don’t Lie.

| June 27, 2010 | 2 Replies

White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel apparently thinks things are going just swimmingly these days, from a certain point of view (via Cuffy Meigs’ Twitter feed). “If you take a wide-lens view of the domestic and international accomplishments, he has brought America back…We have righted the ship on the crises we inherited, and laid […]

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