Archive for August, 2011

Clearing the Browser Tabs – Go Away Christine Wednesday Edition

Clearing the Browser Tabs – Go Away Christine Wednesday Edition

| August 31, 2011 | 3 Replies

I don’t know how to make this point delicately, so I’ll just make it plainly. Christine O’Donnell does not deserve any bit of the attention she has gotten since she piloted her Senate campaign into the side of Mount Failmore last November. She has nothing interesting to say about politics or grassroots organization and certainly […]

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The Stimulus that Dare Not Speak Its Name

The Stimulus that Dare Not Speak Its Name

| August 30, 2011 | 5 Replies

This morning Jeffrey Anderson noted that the latest Rasmussen poll had a couple interesting things to say about Obamacare. First, the voting public wants it gone — not just partially gone or mostly gone, but erased from the very fabric of space and time like a cupcake after a two-week Michael Moore fast. Second, independent […]

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Clearing the Browser Tabs – Slooooowly They Retracted Tuesday Edition

Clearing the Browser Tabs – Slooooowly They Retracted Tuesday Edition

| August 30, 2011 | Reply

One of my favorite comedy bits is an old Vaudeville routine done most famously by the Three Stooges. It revolves around the phrase “Niagara Falls” and I can’t hear that city’s name today without immediately following it with “Sloooooooowly I turned…step by step, inch by inch”. I was reminded of that routine as I read […]

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Venn You've Got It, Ezra Klein, You've Got It.

Venn You've Got It, Ezra Klein, You've Got It.

| August 29, 2011 | 4 Replies

It’s time again for another trip into the mind of Ezra Klein. Please take your motion-sickness pills and if, for some reason, your entire being is catapulted into a universe of unicorns and rainbows, please do not be alarmed. A rescue team will find you in relatively short order. Klein has decided to take on […]

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Clearing the Browser Tabs – Don't Play the Partisan Hacks' Game Monday Edition

Clearing the Browser Tabs – Don't Play the Partisan Hacks' Game Monday Edition

| August 29, 2011 | 2 Replies

A couple of days I wrote about Bill Keller’s risible New York Times column wherein he proved that he knows as much about religion as a mouse does about quantum entanglement. I opted for a more measured approach, which, in retrospect, I don’t think is the right way to approach such intentional ignorance. I had […]

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Mule-Headed Republicans and the Whomping Club of Motivation

Mule-Headed Republicans and the Whomping Club of Motivation

| August 28, 2011 | 5 Replies

Slowly, Republicans in Congress are getting the message that America isn’t in any mood to play silly political games. Unemployment is unacceptably high and not likely to come down to a reasonable level any time soon. We’re running a debt so large that it changes the orbit of celestial bodies. The Democrats refuse to come […]

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Clearing the Browser Tabs – Wind, Rain, That Sort of Thing Sunday Edition

Clearing the Browser Tabs – Wind, Rain, That Sort of Thing Sunday Edition

| August 28, 2011 | 6 Replies

I”m writing this at about 2:15 AM. I spent most of the day here riding out Hurricane Irene, which dumped somewhere between 4 and 10 inches of rain on the Southern Maryland area (depending on how close you live to the Chesapeake Bay) and blew a gale for well over 10 hours. I’ve seen reports […]

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The Bias and Bigotry of Bill Keller

The Bias and Bigotry of Bill Keller

| August 27, 2011 | 2 Replies

On Thursday, outgoing executive editor of the New York Times Bill Keller wrote one of the most proudly ignorant columns I have ever had the misfortune to read on the subject of religion and politics. In it, he strongly intimated that Presidential candidates — Republican Presidential candidates, actually, since he obviously didn’t feel that “God […]

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Clearing the Browser Tabs – Global What Now Saturday Edition

Clearing the Browser Tabs – Global What Now Saturday Edition

| August 27, 2011 | Reply

The Cult of Global Warming suffered another fatal blow this week when CERN published the results of an experiment that prove the sun has a far greater effect on climate change than any of the AGW models have ever taken into account. This is a big deal because those models are what Global Warming proponents […]

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Why Is Our Government Persecuting a Guitar Maker?

Why Is Our Government Persecuting a Guitar Maker?

| August 26, 2011 | 1 Reply

I honestly have no idea what authority the Department of Justice has to raid two different Gibson Guitar factories twice in the past two years, shut it down for at least a day, seize files and real property, and hold that property for more than a year without one word of explanation to the rightful […]

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