July 2009

Marine Corps Launches Blogs

July 31, 2009
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From email. Just received a press release on a new Marine OCS recruiting campaign and an interesting application of blogs by the Marine Corps. You can access the blogs here, or at link at he very end of the release. I'll post the whole thing, since I haven't found it on...

Rep. Taylor (D): Anti-Taxers Are “Scum”

July 31, 2009
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Is there something in the water in DC today, or is it the heat? Taylor has a point in claiming he isn't one of the Blue Dogs who is selling out. But, now ATR, instead of backing down, is ratcheting it up based upon other previous votes they argue represent tax...

Has The Washington Post Lost Its Mind?

July 31, 2009
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I'm a conservative who votes Republican and no fan of Hillary Clinton, but this clip via the Post is unbelievable. She's still the Secretary of State. And this is the kind of thing...

Is The RNC Going Off The Cliff?

July 31, 2009
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After reading this report of tempers flaring at a recent RNC meeting, I decided to do some quick research. The spat involves Steele's hand-picked guy to run the important Rules Committee, Florida Republican Chair Jim Greer.

That doesn't sit well with some conservatives, who see Greer as a centrist. Former South Carolina...

Vanity Thy Name Is Obama?

July 31, 2009
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A vanity born of a learned arrogance, perhaps? Is that true of Obama and, if so, will it be his downfall? What's more timely perhaps is simply that such speculation has begun. But as I cautioned the other day, the term is still far too young to start making such...

AP: Sarah Palin’s New “Quiet Life”

July 31, 2009
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If she's isn't in the news because she's making noise, heck, let's make her news because she's being too quiet for her many adoring fans. lol I don't k...

In Defense Of Newspapers?

July 31, 2009
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AIM picks up a CJR item and, not surprisingly, elements mostly aligned with the existing old media business rise in defense of it with analysis. But none of their analysis holds, nor speaks to the core issues, which I found myself pondering just last night. It isn't just how content is...

IG Scandal: Curiouser And Curiouser

July 31, 2009
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Hmm. h/t Instapundit for this by Byron York, who is doing some terrific work for The Examiner. Best hire they've made since I've been looking in. Read it all for the nuance.

The gist is this. As Sacramento Mayor, Kevin Johnson's problems were getting in the way of the city receiving stimulus...

Updated: GDP -1% Annual April Thru June

July 31, 2009
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Updated: Longest post-war losing streak. This does not bode well for anyone holding elective office right now.

The U.S. economy contracted an annualized real 1.0 percent in the second quarter of 2009, a substantial improvement from the previous quarter's decline of 6.4 percent but marking the longest postwar losing streak, the Commerce...

Transparency, Thy Name Ain’t Obama

July 31, 2009
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Is anyone else starting to sense a pattern here? Or, is it more like a way of life and government operations in an Obama administration?

Who needs Rove and Cheney around to schedule closed and even secret meetings with no media allowed when you have Obama, Axelrod, Rahm and Co.? Too bad...

Obama Gives Self An “F” On Meeting

July 31, 2009
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If it's unfair to judge Obama by our standards, surely we are able to judge him by his own, I would think? 

When I saw the New York Times headline on the heels of his White House meet and drink, I couldn't help but think back to his own rhetoric from the...

Is Obama A Sociopath?

July 31, 2009
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Well, that headline, and it is a serious one, believe it or not, is nevertheless guaranteed to fuel my liberal commenters disdain for, ire and rage at, and dismissal of me. How could I possibly resist such a delightful opportunity to invite them all to dance? They being so pretty when...

Fey Gets Emmy Nom For Sarah Palin Skits

July 30, 2009
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Color me surprised, Tina Fey secured a Best Actress nomination for her skits portraying Sarah Palin on SNL. They say there were so many nominations, they were thrilled with being able to recognize such diversity this year. That doesn't necessarily mean an acknowledgement of anything with a more traditional, or center-Right point of view....

Two New Mothers Succumb To Swine Flu In San Fran

July 30, 2009
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Well, this isn't good news. Pregnant Mothers are at risk and they're recommending vaccination. Unfortunately, I'll assume the lawsuits from some vaccinated mothers for every conceivable birth defect will likely follow next year.

Swine flu virus has claimed the lives of two Bay Area women who recently gave birth, adding to the growing...

Some Neat Pics And Posts

July 30, 2009
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Just click the link and scroll, you might appreciate it. i did.

Save What Press?

July 30, 2009
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I continue to be disappointed in the media as a general rule, though there are some few bright spots out there. But the transition in Journalism we are seeing is likely to go on for some time.

The last thing we need is for government to step in and prop up a...

Radio Interview

July 30, 2009
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Sorry, folks. Wasn't ignoring the blog. But had a blog talk radiointerview for an hour, recording to come. Thought it was a good discussion on blogging, as opposed to the news.

Now, back in the swim to find out what's what.

Uh Oh: Commander In Sleep?

July 30, 2009
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Not to argue the merits of every dollar in spending here, but when the White House makes a veto threat, it's supposed to mean something, … to have at least some impact.

But this military spending bill just squeaked by despite just such a threat, … 400-30. That's like saying, sure,...

Beer Pong With Barry

July 30, 2009
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Man, liberals are wacky. Forget pong. I heard the Secret Service has been put on notice to be sure to not let the Cop confiscate Barry's favorite bong. He claims he can't govern without it, but I think he might want to give a try. It isn't like things could get...

He’s Going Down, Down Down

July 30, 2009
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Name that tune. If you're Obama it's sounding like a funeral dirge right about now. But it's far from over. The guy gets to sit there for four years and a lot can happen. He might even buy a clue as to what it means and...

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