November 2008

Terrorism 2.0: Can We Fight It With Obama In Charge?

November 30, 2008
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Maybe Mumbia isn't Terrorism 2.0, perhaps it's 3.0 or some such derivation. We've gone from taking hostages at an Olympics, to Entebbe and hi-jackings, to large-scale bombings, 9/11 and now this. The torture is said to have been unspeakable.

David Altman at Ynet says we need to learn some lessons...

Mark Silva And Our “Gun Happy Culture”

November 29, 2008
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Predictable, but still pretty sad via The Swamp. What's missing from Silva's rationale for Black Friday mayhem? Government's fault – check. Media's – check. Gun happy culture's – check.

Funny, if I didn't know better, I'd think individuals actually undertook the actions. Perhaps there's just too few of those people left? 

Of course, coming from a...

You Shopped At Wal-Mart Today And Weren’t Even There

November 28, 2008
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After discussing some data points and everything from Wal-Mart to Wall Street with folks from the conservative investor class over Thanksgiving, there's a case to be made that if you pay taxes and pay your bills on time, you shopped at Wal-Mart today, whether you realize it, or not.

Mindless, irresponsible consumerism...

Geez, Glenn

November 27, 2008
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In reading the opening graphs to an Instapundit link on the origin of Thanksgiving, I couldn't help but think, how is it those people didn't know the war was obviously lost? For heaven's sake, they should have re-deployed, perhaps making what is now California the sum total of "the United State,"...

Have A Happy Left Right Thanksgiving

November 26, 2008
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In keeping with the demonic image the Left has of the Right, I encourage all my conservative friends to find an Indian for Thanksgiving. Get him drunk, steal his money and his woman, if she’s faux-Pocahontas cute – pack him off with a set of anal love beads and put him on a plane bound for San Fran ...

Government Is Not A Product, It’s A Service

November 26, 2008
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Instapundit links to Next Right with several interesting posts up. While this "Production Cycle" post by Rob makes great points and is interesting food for thought, it might do better to think of this stuff as a Marketing Mix. In successful businesses, production doesn't even begin before Marketing has had its...

Are We Experiencing An Obama Bubble?

November 26, 2008
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I have a funny feeling about Obama and it isn't a tingle running up my leg.

Combine a certain arrogance as evidenced by pretending there actually is an "Office of the President-elect" with the media's incessant swooning over all things Obama and a public aready in a bad mood – there may come a time...

Is Obama Doomed To Fail?

November 25, 2008
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This one quote below – tucked away at the bottom of page 2 in this Politico item dealing with Democrats at odds - highlights my chief concern over an Obama Presidency. For all his inflated press, Obama has never really painted himself as a leader, so much as he has a mediator. That sounds...

Too Ugly To Watch

November 24, 2008
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Michelle Malkin has a round-up on the Citicorp bailout. She's been consistent in saying the bailouts won't work. I agree and disagree with Michelle. Let me explain.

Simply put – America, the world in fact, is in trouble because of bad credit and bad risk-taking. Jumping up above the dirty details and blame,...

The Profound Impact Of Bush/Cheney

November 22, 2008
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One of Bush/Cheney's most profound and often ignored impacts is their ability to bring out the utter stupidity of today's media. For that alone Bush deserves to be considered a great President.

You can conclude one of two things from this New York Times editorial calling for Bush to resign and configure a way for Obama to...

Define “Alternate Reality”

November 22, 2008
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My apologies for the impolite term. But this below from David Sirota at Open Left is a full bore brain fart if there ever was one. Maybe Kirchick is correct in writing Obama doesn't fear the Netroots. Or maybe he just isn't seeing any of them making any sense these days.

As for me,...

Observations: Hank Paulson On A Plane

November 21, 2008
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At least we won't be reading any stories about Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson tooling around in a private jet.

I wish there was some terrific blogger-ish scoop I could share after spending five hours on a plane flying coast-to-coast with the man holding on to so much taxpayer cash to give away....

eHomony To Launch

November 20, 2008
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Somebody needs to invent a condom to protect business models from these types of suits. eHarmony agreed to open a gay dating site to settle a suit. What, doesn't Second Life have steam baths, or public restrooms?

Will they call it eHomony? Just a suggestion!

So, this is “progress?” eHarmony, a Christian-targeted dating website,...

Things Must Be Bad In California

November 19, 2008
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Arnold must have a bigger mess on his hands in California than I imagined. Why else would they have sold Los Angeles to the Asians?

Actually the trip has been cool – a bit hectic. Had an opportunity to actually drive in the infamous LA rush hour today. Would have gone...

Jules Has A Dark Lord?

November 18, 2008
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He works for a newspaper. I thought that means he is one?

No Peace, No Justice – Why Not Try That?

November 18, 2008
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Betsy links to a Thomas Sowell item:

While demanding tolerance from others, gay activists apparently feel no need to show any themselves.

 How did we get to this kind of situation?

With all the various groups who act as if they have a right to win, we got to the present situation over the...

Light Blogging

November 17, 2008
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I'll be posting some but I have to get ready for a short trip – heading out to the LA Auto Show for a couple of days.

In the meantime, check out Memeorandum for the latest on the blogs.

These are interesting times, to say the least. But the real action starts after...

Democrats Face Two Potential Political Disasters Early On

November 16, 2008
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Before the new year has even started, Democrats on the Hill already face two major problems that are going to be far from easy to resolve. And as the deteriorating economic situation isn't predicted to be much improved by 2010, early votes Democrats will almost have to make could put them on the...

Barney Frank: “No Downside” To Spending Your Money

November 16, 2008
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With two Senate Republicans, Shelby and Kyl, coming out against the Detroit bailout because in their view, "an auto bailout would only postpone the industry's demise," Barney Frank has some inspiring thoughts on spending billions more in taxpayer dollars. 

"The House is ready to do it," said Democratic Rep. Barney Frank of Massachusetts,...

Oh, For God’s Sake

November 16, 2008
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The first comment on the article – in bold below is a real kicker:

Debate on Pledge of Allegiance in Vt. town

WOODBURY — No one's sure when daily recitations of the Pledge of Allegiance fell by the wayside at Woodbury Elementary School.

But efforts to restore them have erupted into a bitter...

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