Archive for December, 2010

Clearing the Browser Tabs – ‘Twas the Thursday Before Snowpocalypse Edition

Clearing the Browser Tabs – ‘Twas the Thursday Before Snowpocalypse Edition

| December 23, 2010 | Reply

The Washington, DC area is all atwitter about the possibility of a sizeable snowstorm due to arrive late on Christmas Day. I have heard forecasts calling for accumulation up to 12 inches, which has more than a few people on the edge of sheer panic. I suppose I can understand their reaction. After last year’s […]

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We’re Going to Need More Vito and Less Tom in the New Congress

We’re Going to Need More Vito and Less Tom in the New Congress

| December 22, 2010 | 1 Reply

Let’s face it, conservatives, Barack Obama and Harry Reid cleaned our clocks. We¬† scored the biggest electoral win for any party since at least the end of World War II, a win so big that even the President was forced to remark on it. Our message — Washington is too damned big and too damned […]

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Clearing the Browser Tabs – Delivery Wednesday Edition

Clearing the Browser Tabs – Delivery Wednesday Edition

| December 22, 2010 | 2 Replies

You’re going to like the podcast today. Molly and Teri were fantastic and there were a lot of laughs among all the serious talk. The show will be out some time around mid-day and later in the evening for those of you who get it by iTunes. And now, links! A belated Happy Birthday to […]

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Obama Won’t End “Indefinite Detention” and No One’s Surprised but Progressives.

Obama Won’t End “Indefinite Detention” and No One’s Surprised but Progressives.

| December 22, 2010 | 2 Replies

Remember when Candidate Obama swore he’d close Guantanamo Bay and make sure we treated those terrorists incarcerated there in a way that would “restore the standards of due process and the core constitutional values that have made this country great even in the midst of war, even in dealing with terrorism”? Yeah, well, so much […]

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This Commercial Brings All the Christmas Joy

This Commercial Brings All the Christmas Joy

| December 21, 2010 | Reply

This may be my favorite Christmas commercial. I smile every time it comes on. It serves as a remind that it doesn’t necessarily matter how expensive or elaborate you gift is, so long as you deliver it right on target.

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Keep the Prayers Coming for Andrew

Keep the Prayers Coming for Andrew

| December 21, 2010 | 4 Replies

There has been no major news in the last couple days about Andrew, who remains in stable (but critical) condition and in a medically-induced coma. Doctors have taken him off one medication and have reduced others and he’s tolerating the new regimen well, which is a small bit of good news. His family has no […]

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If There Is No Nuclear Crisis, Go Out and Create One!

If There Is No Nuclear Crisis, Go Out and Create One!

| December 21, 2010 | 2 Replies

I’m just going to go ahead and question the timing here. The latest campaign of the U.S. government focuses on what to do in case of a nuclear attack. The only problem is that, like many government programs, it does not offer much useful advice. According to government officials, the best thing one can do […]

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A Couple Thoughts About the Census

A Couple Thoughts About the Census

| December 21, 2010 | 1 Reply

The Census Bureau released the results of the 2010 ennumeration and, from a political point of view, the GOP have to be pretty happy about the direction in which the population is moving. Seven states that voted Republican in the past three Presidential election picked up House seats and five that did not lost seats. […]

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The Moon Plays Peek-A-Boo

The Moon Plays Peek-A-Boo

| December 21, 2010 | Reply

My plan last night was to wake up not long before 3 AM and catch a good chunk of the lunar eclipse, past totality (which is not terribly exciting viewing) into the unveiling of the moon from the Earth’s shadow (which is incredibly cool). Alas, I also saw Tron: Legacy earlier in the evening and […]

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Clearing the Browser Tabs – Show Prep Tuesday Edition

Clearing the Browser Tabs – Show Prep Tuesday Edition

| December 21, 2010 | Reply

I have more than the usual number of links today. There were plenty of interesting stories, but I didn’t have much time to write. I spent most of the day making sure I wouldn’t have much work to do the rest of the week. I know, I probably should have saved a little for later, […]

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