Category: A Voice From the Outer World

Waste, Fraud, Abuse, Baseball, Obama, and Buffett.

Waste, Fraud, Abuse, Baseball, Obama, and Buffett.

| September 19, 2011 | Reply

There are a couple posts over at Ending Spending of which I’m particularly proud. I’d like it if you clicked over there and left a nice comment or two, if you’ve the mind to do so. It’s easy to make light of “waste, fraud, and abuse” but when you look at how much money our […]

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So, A Terrorist, A Drug Dealer, and an Under-Reported Story Walk into a Bar…

So, A Terrorist, A Drug Dealer, and an Under-Reported Story Walk into a Bar…

| September 19, 2011 | Reply

Q: Did you hear the one about the rocket launcher, grenade launcher, and several packages of explosives found by the US/Mexico border (via memeorandum)? A: No. I only get my news from CNN, MS-NBC, ABC, NBC, PBS,┬áThe Washington Post, and The New York Times. Q: How about the one about how we border a country […]

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You Can Call It "Tea Party", but That Doesn't Make It Tea Party

You Can Call It "Tea Party", but That Doesn't Make It Tea Party

| September 12, 2011 | 2 Replies

I didn’t watch the Presidential debate last night. I even shut down my Twitter feed so I wouldn’t have to spend an hour ranting about it. Oh, I wouldn’t have had a problem with the candidates. I think they’ll all acquit themselves just fine and, if I need to, I’ll read the debate transcript tomorrow […]

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9/11, The New Tet

9/11, The New Tet

| September 11, 2011 | 6 Replies

Ten years ago, soldiers acting on the fatwa, the declaration of war, by the leader of a group bent on the conquest and subjugation of the Western world attacked pre-selected targets in New York City and Virginia. They chose these targets — the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and the White House — because they […]

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Hype, Hype, Hype! He's the Hypesman…err…Huntsman!

Hype, Hype, Hype! He's the Hypesman…err…Huntsman!

| September 5, 2011 | 1 Reply

friend, the Lonely Conservative, is puzzled by a question posed by left-wing blogger Steve Benen. Why, they wonder, is Jon Huntsman getting so much press right now? Benen noted that he was scheduled to appear on six national shows in the past two weeks even though he barely appears as a blip on any Presidential […]

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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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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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The Delivery Presents – Earth Was Shaking, Media Was Faking, and I Was Making It…

The Delivery Presents – Earth Was Shaking, Media Was Faking, and I Was Making It…

| August 24, 2011 | Reply

I am quite proud of the fact that I didn’t make a single cheesy earthquake pun during Episode 108. Oh, I could have, believe me. But I didn’t. On the other hand, I did recount what it feels like to have a building constructed during the first Eisenhower administration buck up and down under your […]

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Ezra Klein: Professional Left? Me? Perish the Thought!

Ezra Klein: Professional Left? Me? Perish the Thought!

| August 18, 2011 | 2 Replies

I know I pick on Ezra Klein, who blogs professionally for the Washington Post, quite often, but it’s only because he deserves it. As I’ve shown, he has a tendency to take a basic left-wing talking point, wrap it up in a softer shell, paint it with a couple plausible-looking statistics (if he’s feeling energetic), […]

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Ed Schultz's "Big Black Cloud" is a Big Fat Lie

Ed Schultz's "Big Black Cloud" is a Big Fat Lie

| August 16, 2011 | 2 Replies

If you’re one of the unfortunate half dozen or so people who watch Ed Schultz’ television show on MS-NBC, you’ll know that he is about as in the bag for the Democratic Party as one can be without actually being in a large burlap sack with the DNC logo printed on it. Normally, he’s the […]

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