Archive for July, 2010

CBC to Obama: Excuse Us, But We Believe You Were Busy Buying Our Votes

CBC to Obama: Excuse Us, But We Believe You Were Busy Buying Our Votes

| July 31, 2010 | 3 Replies

The segment of black America* who follow Democrats come hell or high water is learning a hard lesson today. The administration promised to send $1.5 billion to Arkansas to help Blanche Lincoln out of a re-election mess. You know, the same old tactic of using your money to buy votes. However, President Obama has also […]

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This is an Ex-Party…err…Parrot!

This is an Ex-Party…err…Parrot!

| July 30, 2010 | 3 Replies

I’ve seen more than a few clips of Lady Margaret Thatcher’s public speeches. This one, by far, is my favorite. She drove a well-placed dagger into the heart of the opposition party with perfect timing and just the right note of sarcasm. I suspect she would have made a mean comedienne. After you’re finished laughing, […]

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Cassini Should Watch Out for Fremen

Cassini Should Watch Out for Fremen

| July 29, 2010 | 2 Replies

The spice must flow! Gusty winds that blow in reverse of prevailing weather on Saturn’s largest moon Titan appear to shape some of the moon’s odd equatorial sand dunes, a new study finds. Huge dunes of tiny particles of carbon cover more than 20 percent of Titan’s surface. A particular band of these dunes — within […]

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What Made Him Think “Mongrel” Was a Good Word to Use?

What Made Him Think “Mongrel” Was a Good Word to Use?

| July 29, 2010 | 7 Replies

Oh, Mr. President, the things you say when you’re not reading canned speeches off a screen in front of you. Our Commenter-in-Chief spent this morning on “The View” having a little chit-chat with the Four Yentas of the Apocalypse. Things appeared to be going along rather swimmingly until he delved into the issue of race. […]

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Now *This* Would Make a Great Superhero Game

Now *This* Would Make a Great Superhero Game

| July 28, 2010 | Reply

I need to play this game. At a tabletop, with pencils, paper, and my friends. This is what I’ve wanted from a superhero game for a long, long time. I just don’t want it on my computer. Which reminds me. The DC Universe RPG is out on pre-order. Get the book when it’s printed, plus […]

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The Delivery Presents – Mark Hemingway’s Debut, Pamela Gorman Strikes Back, and You!

The Delivery Presents – Mark Hemingway’s Debut, Pamela Gorman Strikes Back, and You!

| July 28, 2010 | 1 Reply

Behold, Episode 49 in all its podcasting glory! I have said before that I look forward to Tuesday night because I have so much fun recording The Delivery. I have had a run of very good guests the last few weeks and this show kept the streak alive. I spoke with Mark Hemingway, one of […]

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Let Us Talk Seriously of Burkhas and Lightbulbs

Let Us Talk Seriously of Burkhas and Lightbulbs

| July 27, 2010 | Reply

Q: How many women forced to wear the burkha does it take to change a lightbulb? A: That’s not funny. It is a serious issue about which we should have a serious dialogue. Seriously. With seriousness. Covered in serious sauce.

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I Won’t Win A Pony, So How About Some Juicy Links?

I Won’t Win A Pony, So How About Some Juicy Links?

| July 26, 2010 | Reply

I’ve been collecting stories and blog posts over the last couple of days, with the goal of working them into wondrous and intensely interesting blog posts that would drive thousands upon thousands of hits to The Shack and garner mentions on all the finer right-wing radio talk shows. Then I realized that for all that, […]

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In This Case, I Say We Look to Britain

In This Case, I Say We Look to Britain

| July 25, 2010 | 1 Reply

This past weekend, the left’s best and brightest met in Las Vegas to discuss, among other things, how they can rush America pell-mell toward an NHS-style, single-payer, government-run health care system. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, surrounded by a friendly audience on his home turf, proclaimed the public option a fait accompli. Meanwhile, as Philip […]

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Right-Wing Blog Coordination? Yeah, Like I Have Time for That.

Right-Wing Blog Coordination? Yeah, Like I Have Time for That.

| July 24, 2010 | 14 Replies

Apparently, the only thing the left has learned from the sad tale of the JournoList is…umm…well, absolutely nothing. After The Daily Caller broke story after story this week illustrating, with honest-to-goodness evidence and everything, that a small, intimate group of 400 progressive journalists and pundits treated journalism like a cat treats a litter box, you […]

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