July 2008

But Wait, Europe Loves Him!!!

July 31, 2008
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Good heavens … and after that magnificent whirl through Europe … after conquering the Middle East with his 3-point shot?. And they’re in a dead heat according to Gallup. One LA pundit is asking where the mojo went?

PRINCETON, NJ — The race for the presidency has moved back into a...

WaPo Ignores Facts: Enviromentalists, Regulators Killing The Gulf Of Mexico

July 31, 2008
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I did this post for TFR – I think you’ll appreciate it here.

Google Suggests Washington Post Is Anti-Semitic?

July 31, 2008
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h/t to commenter Joeb for bringing this up. I do recall seeing it the first time and scratching my head, but I was busy running two blogs and moved on.

In a Washington Post item on the House’s apology for slavery, the Washington Post had this to say (though they waited two...

Addendum To My Anti-Apology Post

July 30, 2008
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I’ve received some push back on my comparing indentured servitude to the institutionalized slavery of blacks in the South. Quite right, slavery was an "institution" in the old South.

Yes, and largely in part to end that "institution," roughly 360,000 Union troops fought, bled and died to end that vile institution. Another...

Next Up: Watch For The Obama Humility Tour

July 30, 2008
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Oh, ouch! This is going to leave a mark. No doubt we’ll now be seeing the humility tour fresh on the heels of the Obamessiah hubris tour we just witnessed. This man transcends time. He wakes up every morning on November 5th. Why wait for a pesky election. Perhaps his...

I Demand An Apology!

July 30, 2008
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This is not a stray tale, it’s well-known in many "Riehl" family genealogies. I give you one Ludwig Riehl.

He was born about 1744/6, possibly in Hamburg, Germany. In 1752, he was reportedly kidnapped in Hamburg, brought to America, and sold as an indentured servant to a farmer in Berks Co., PA....

Bad Headlights?

July 29, 2008
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Depends on what the meaning of "bad" is, I suppose.

Glenn Greenwald Contemplates Suicide

July 29, 2008
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The sheer brilliance of Glenn Greenwald simply astounds me. Were this man at the helm of the DNC, there’s no doubt they would one day take over the world. Okay, maybe they would have to settle for the Third World, but still.

Yes, kick out all of those moderate to conservative Democrats...

Scratch One AQ Chem Expert

July 29, 2008
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Aww, what a shame.

An al Qaeda leader who was notorious for the chemical weapons experiments where they killed some dogs has been sent along to his 72 goats.

Is McCain Going To Abandon Cap And Trade?

July 29, 2008
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Larry Kudlow signaled that McCain was "off" a cap and trade plan back on July 9 and the campaign denied it. Now McCain adviser Steve Forbes has reinforced Kudlow’s take:

I think cap and trade is going to go the way of some other things, as you may remember, when he came...

But Who Will Save Us From Her?

July 29, 2008
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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi didn’t really say this, did she?

“I’m trying to save the planet; I’m trying to save the planet,” she says impatiently when questioned. “I will not have this debate trivialized by their excuse for their failed policy.”

Good grief, she did!

God help us if these people control everything...

The Left Is Never Happy

July 29, 2008
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Not everything I post at The Fast Report works over here – but this one does. Not only is the Left never happy, they see the down side in everything. Meanwhile, government will grab on to another reason to raise taxes.

Great … just great!

So, let’s reason this out. We’ve endured costly,...

Pawlenty For VP?

July 29, 2008
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So, the current rumor is Pawlenty as McCain’s VP pick? Sounds like it could be. But from what I know of politics, Veeps don’t win states, the top candidates do. It may help garner more press in a state, or two. But when people walk into the booth, I’m unconvinced the...

NYTimes: Get In That SUV And Drive, America!

July 28, 2008
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Well, I meant to do a formal introduction post for my new Auto blog. But it’s been a crazy day and it’ll have to wait until tomorrow. But this item shouldn’t Heh!

Well, I never thought The New York Times would be telling readers to forget about gas prices, hop in...

TNOYF Brings Teh Gay Rage To Iran

July 27, 2008
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I’m outraged!

Obama Doesn’t Get A Pass On Wounded Troops

July 26, 2008
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I have no idea why some aligned with the Right are wanting to blur the focus on Obama’s decision to not visit with wounded troops during his recent travels:

Update: Here’s the way the ad should have played it:

“If I had been told by the Pentagon that I couldn’t visit those...

Edwards Needs To Get Honorable Real Quick

July 25, 2008
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I haven’t had anything new to say about the John Edwards / Rielle Hunter affair. Memeorandum item on it here. Initially I did some work on it here and here. My reason for laying off now has to do with his wife’s illness.

Edwards needs to do the right thing here;...

McCain Energy Conference Call: The Narratives Form

July 25, 2008
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Today’s McCain campaign blogger conference call focused on Energy and provided an opportunity to perceive some meta-narratives the McCain camp may be attempting to form and exploit against Jr. Illinois Senator, Barack Obama; as well as insight into what could be a pivotal political debate in the Fall: what to do...

FYI: It’s “I’m Embarrassed To Be An American” Day

July 25, 2008
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Junior Ill. Senator Barack Obama is on his way to France today. By the end of this media junk-it, he will have visited several foreign countries throughout Europe and the Middle East.

I would just like to say … oh, heck – Barack already said it better than I ever could:

It’s...

“O”berlin?

July 24, 2008
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"O"Berlin: Is it a college, a city in Ohio, or … is it in Germany, now?

Here’s a tip for the media and Obama-moonbats who will undoubtedly convince themselves this was the kind of stuff Moses is said to have climbed a mountain to hear … the American people won’t really...

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