Archive for June, 2010

More Aslan, More Better!

More Aslan, More Better!

| June 17, 2010 | 4 Replies

Gird your loins, Narnia fans. The trailer for the next movie in C.S. Lewis’ wonderful world is out and it looks pretty good. Off-screen are the two eldest Pevensie kids and in is a new cousin (this will be no shock to you Lewis aficionados). You won’t get any large-scale battle scenes, but there looks to […]

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“The Puppy Flinger”…Starring Christian Bale?

“The Puppy Flinger”…Starring Christian Bale?

| June 17, 2010 | Reply

Were I the professional journalist who wrote this story, I would be pretty happy today. Not only did the story make the rounds of the blogosphere (start your tour with Moe Lane, I Own the World, and memeorandum) but it also could provide a bright and prosperous future for an ambitious writer. How so? Well, dig the headline […]

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How the Oil Turns: From Selling it Snake-Style to Drowning in It.

How the Oil Turns: From Selling it Snake-Style to Drowning in It.

| June 16, 2010 | Reply

All you really need to know about last night’s super-important Presidential Oval Office speech you can get from these two paragraphs: On April 20th, an explosion ripped through BP’s Deepwater Horizon drilling rig, about forty miles off the coast of Louisiana. Eleven workers lost their lives. Seventeen others were injured. And soon, nearly a mile […]

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The Conspiracy in SC is that the Dems Didn’t Run A Campaign Either.

The Conspiracy in SC is that the Dems Didn’t Run A Campaign Either.

| June 15, 2010 | Reply

By now, I’m sure you’ve heard about the strange case of candidate Alvin Greene, the unemployed military veteran, future arrestee, and political novice who came from the backwoods of South Carolina to beat the stuffing out of Vic Rawl. Greene did no campaigning, sent out no literature, bought no lawn signs, made no phone calls, but […]

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Stay Calm Everyone! The President is On The Television Tonight!

Stay Calm Everyone! The President is On The Television Tonight!

| June 15, 2010 | 1 Reply

Tonight, President Barack Obama will address the nation on the matter of the oil spill that’s threatening to utterly destroy his Presidency…oops! Did I say that? I meant to say that the oil spill is threatening to destroy the Gulf Coast for at least the next decade. I don’t know how I could have mistaken […]

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Obama: Give Me Money or the Cops and Teachers Get It!

Obama: Give Me Money or the Cops and Teachers Get It!

| June 14, 2010 | 1 Reply

Oh how I wish the Stimulating Finger of government would imitate the Moving Finger of Omar Khayyám’s Rubáiyát and move on. Alas, we are not nearly that fortunate. President Obama urged reluctant lawmakers Saturday to quickly approve nearly $50 billion in emergency aid to state and local governments, saying the money is needed to avoid […]

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Bipartisanship Means Never Having to Say, “Hey! Let’s Try Your Idea!”

Bipartisanship Means Never Having to Say, “Hey! Let’s Try Your Idea!”

| June 14, 2010 | Reply

James Clyburn may not be the brightest bulb in the Congressional drawer, but he’s certainly one of the most entertaining. Ed Morrissey caught him on CNN this weekend trying to convince us that bipartisanship really meant “do what I want and forget what you want”. House Majority Whip James Clyburn (D-S.C.) charged Sunday that Republicans […]

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Obama: You’re All A Bunch of Hypocrites! Now Let Me Get Back to My Board Game.

Obama: You’re All A Bunch of Hypocrites! Now Let Me Get Back to My Board Game.

| June 14, 2010 | 39 Replies

Friday, President Obama sat down with Politico and had a little chat. By now, the President has had so many chats with various reporters, television stations, members of Congress, and large invisible rabbits that a new one really isn’t news. You can almost write the script. First, he’ll tell us about concerned he is. Next, […]

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Our Man Mitch?

Our Man Mitch?

| June 13, 2010 | 2 Replies

I realize that we’re at least a year away from seriously thinking about 2012 Presidential candidates, but that hasn’t stopped the hard-core politicos from conjecturing wildly. Most of the action is on the Republican side of the coming race (which I think is a huge mistake, by the way) and I can think of an […]

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Happy Bloggy Birthday, Andrew!

Happy Bloggy Birthday, Andrew!

| June 11, 2010 | Reply

This past Friday, my friend Andrew Malcolm celebrated his blog’s third anniversary. Top of the Ticket is a rara avis in the blogging world. It manages to read and behave like a blog even though it is backed by a major media entity and staffed with veteran journalists. It links, gives love to other bloggers, […]

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