June 2009

Do You Like This Ad?

June 30, 2009
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The Our Country Deserves Better PAC has put together a new anti-Obama ad. I imagine they're looking to raise money to air it. The thing that struck me was that, because you know where something labeled an anti-Obama ad is eventually going, it sort of makes you cringe early on. You'll...

As If McCain And Crew Didn’t Do Enough Damage Already

June 30, 2009
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Do political operatives think we have no memory at all? The Vanity Fair piece everyone is linking, but I won't, is as much about rehabilitating John McCain and his political operatives, as it is trying to sacrifice Palin in the cause. John McCain himself blew any chance he had of becoming President...

The New LSD

June 30, 2009
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How anyone could be stupid enough to actually post this, especially at a site that calls itself The American Conservative, is beyond comprehension. Add that to the type of character who becomes "obsessed" with that which he claims to loathe and a truly unpleasant picture of this apparent moron, Nathan P. Origer,...

Tapscott On “Traitors”

June 30, 2009
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Mark Tapscott seems upset that some are referring to the eight-Republicans who supported Cap and Trade legislation as traitors. I don't know that I've invoked the word and even went so far as to spell out a potential rationale for the votes, though I might not like it, or them for...

Re-visiting The Tea Party Movement

June 30, 2009
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Hopefully we'll be seeing even more Tea Party posts this week as we near July 4th. After seeing this relevant item from Instapundit today, I went to Google Blog Search and found over a million references, with new posts rolling in by the hour. There are over 250 references picked up just...

Pre-fab Isn’t An Insult

June 29, 2009
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Donald Douglas brings my attention to some folks criticizing more traditional conservatives as pre-fab conservatives. While Donald takes the notion on in depth, the language really is fundamentally flawed. New ideas represented by sloppy language rarely catch on in the minds of serious people.

Pre-fabrication is not cheap, superficial, or un-thoughtful. If anything, it's the opposite, generally delivering more...

Home Buyers As Victims: Spare Me, Please

June 29, 2009
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Via The New York Times and Clusterstock picks up on the victimization meme. What seems to be lost is that no one "pulled their teeth" to get the homeowners to sign deals they probably never should have signed in the first place … if they had the brains God gave your average Termite....

Careful What You Wish For

June 29, 2009
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Via Michelle, Stacy McCain says not one more cent for the NRCC because of eight turncoat Republicans. That's fine. But you'll only make the problem worse. I think people misunderstood my previous post on this issue.

That isn't where the bulk of party money is going. And whatever does get there is...

Video From Iran

June 29, 2009
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This is the type of regime with which Obama wants to negotiate. Yes, I realize he's backed away from that somewhat for now. But the emphasis should be on "for now".

There were no real surprises in what this regime is like. And let's not forget their efforts in Iraq that targeted the...

Honduras: This Is Not A Coup?

June 29, 2009
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It would seem the ouster of Honduras' President is not a coup according to their High Court. Via Fausta, who has more.

Please read the 1:50PM update. The Honduran Supreme Court of Justice has confirmed that Honduran president Manuel Zelaya was detained this morning by the military in compliance with an...

Sotomayor: Wrong For Today’s Court?

June 29, 2009
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Sotomayor was wrong, according to toda's Court. Unfortunately, the four libs came down on her side. SO this won't be the disqualifier some might like to have. Be sure to wish Kennedy a long and happy life in your prayers today.

In a 5-4 ruling authored by Justice Anthony Kennedy, the U.S....

Light Blogging

June 28, 2009
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Had a bit of a relocation this weekend, that's why the light blogging. Moving sure is a pain in the butt – and all I did was relo my office and bedroom in the same damn house! lol

Just got re-connected and now it's off to deal with the rest of the stuff....

That’s Not Ugly, That’s Character

June 28, 2009
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This is not ugly, it's character. Now these are some ugly dogs. Except for the one little guy on the couch, Lil Biggles. He's kinda cute.

PETALUMA, Calif. (AP) — A prominent under-bite, scrunched face and floppy ears are the hallmarks of a winner. The winner of the World's Ugliest Dog contest,...

What About Those Republicans?

June 28, 2009
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Plenty of people are thinking about what to do with the eight Republicans who voted for Cap and Trade legislation, especially given it's expected to fail in the Senate.

Unfortunately, the failure is not theirs. Take NJ for instance. In important ways, they're voting for the good of their state. Conservatives and even...

Cap And Trade Building Codes

June 27, 2009
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This isn't even all of it, folks – from a Reuters article. I suspect new houses in the future are going to be rather different than one built today. My guess is, they'll cost more and people might not like some of the additons and things one has to...

Should Sanford Resign?

June 27, 2009
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Byron York rounds up some of the deeply troubling questions surrounding SC Governor Mark Sanford.

I'm usually not one to think a politician should resign simply because of an affair – which isn't to excuse it. But there are other far more troubling issues regarding Sanford's behavior in recent days.

I've heard some...

US To End Afghan Poppy Eradication

June 27, 2009
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Well, at least Obama's interested in saving jobs, somewhere. These must be part of that number he said he would save. He sure isn't doing much to save them here.

"The Western policies against the opium crop, the poppy crop, have been a failure. They did not result in any...

Full Coverage On Climate Bill

June 26, 2009
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The Vote.

The eight Republicans registering 'yes' votes are likely to draw heat from their party's leadership. Those members are Reps. Mary Bono Mack (CA), Mike Castle (DE), Steven Kirk (IL), John McHugh (NY), Leonard Lance (NJ), Frank LoBiondo (NJ), Dave Reichert (WA), and Chris Smith (NJ).

Part of the deception:

Michael Jackson: Apparent Heart-Attack

June 26, 2009
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Unfortunately, that's probably a nice way of putting it, given the drugs allegedly in his system. No point in pretending otherwise.

LOS ANGELES – Michael Jackson, who was with a cardiologist when he collapsed at his rented home in Los Angeles, appeared to have suffered a heart attack, a person with...

Obama Will Hold Terror Detainees Indefinitely!

June 26, 2009
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Change! Not! So much for all the BS campaign rhetoric.

The Obama administration, fearing a battle with Congress that could stall plans to close Guantanamo, has drafted an executive order that would reassert presidential authority to incarcerate terrorism suspects indefinitely, according to three senior government officials with knowledge of White House deliberations.

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