January 2010

Will Iran Explode On February 11th Anniversary?

January 31, 2010
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Obama is deploying a missile shield in the Gulf. Meanwhile, Iran is saying it will deliver a "telling blow" to the global powers on Feb 11.

Tension between the US and Iran heightened dramatically today with the disclosure that Barack Obama is deploying a missile shield to protect American allies in the...

Interesting Ties In Obama’s Closet

January 31, 2010
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NewsAlert claims there are mob ties in Obama's closet. There is a 2007 article claiming Alex Giannoulias has mob ties. But that isn't stopping him from running for Senate today while not answering questions on his banking deals.

Along with the usual Illinois corruption, what I found interesting was Obama's...

Rut Roh: Maryland’s Polar Bears Added To Endangered List

January 31, 2010
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More fall-out from climate change, perhaps. It was just too cold for Maryland's Polar Bear club, so doctors advised them they'd better stop. Looks like to save these particular polar bears we may need more heated pools!

The second of two scheduled dips in the water at the 14th annual Polar Bear...

Alaska Digging Out From Under Post-Palin Ethics Mess

January 31, 2010
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It wasn't a mess of Sarah Palin's making. The mess was made by liberal Democrat activists who abused the state's poor ethics guidelines and procedures for purely political purposes. It sounds as though even some Democrats saw enough to know what really went on.

"You want to make political points against Sarah Palin?...

Walesa, Socialism And The Challenges Ahead

January 31, 2010
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Lech Walesa states, "The world has no leadership," in this taped interview up at Big Government.

Items that stand out: 1) Lech Walesa tells his American Audience that the United States no longer leads the world politically or morally 2) At least one of your Founding Bloggers asks President...

Climate Science, Or Climate Charade?

January 31, 2010
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Hint: it's not Climate science, it's a charade.

In its [the IPCC's] most recent report, it stated that observed reductions in mountain ice in the Andes, Alps and Africa was being caused by global warming, citing two papers as the source of the information.

However, it can be revealed that one of the...

Told Ya, So, Cat Bloggers: The “Furry Angel Of Death”

January 31, 2010
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Cats: they see dead people.

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The scientist in Dr. David Dosa was skeptical when first told that Oscar, an aloof cat kept by a nursing home, regularly predicted patients' deaths by snuggling alongside them in their final hours.

Dosa's doubts eroded after he and his colleagues tallied about 50...

Will The Tea Party Movement Fragment?

January 31, 2010
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Along with several other issues, in an Examiner item, Glenn Reynolds points to some recent comments from Joe Scarborough on the Tea Party movement. The actual dynamics of both the original Boston Tea Party and this new movement are terribly misinterpreted by the element of today's American society that fancies...

Tea Party Movement Takes Over GOP In Florida, and Nevada?

January 31, 2010
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Is the pot boiling, or what? h/t Instapundit.

"It's the place where you can have the most impact,'' said Mike Wilson, the founder of the Cincinnati Tea Party. "It's one thing to talk to the party leaders about change. It's another thing to actually be the party leadership and make the change...

Time Mag Likes Vermont Secessionist Movement

January 31, 2010
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Time may not come right out and say so, as do apparently 13% of Vermont's citizens, but one gets the sense the magazine doesn't see Vermont's Leftist-libertarian secessionist movement quite the same way they might view one from the Right, say in Texas.

A former Duke University economics professor, Naylor...

Pakistan: Hakimullah Mehsud, Taliban Leader Reported Killed

January 31, 2010
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Report via José M. Guardia:

Hakimullah Mehsud died of injuries sustained in an air strike in North Waziristan earlier this month, Pakistan's state television claimed.

The state broadcaster also said the leader had been buried in the Pakistani Taliban-controlled area of Orakzai.

More Tea Party Madness

January 30, 2010
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Begebus, on it goes.

Gateway Pundit has a video with Eric Odom.

The organizer's of the Nashville event have an item up – might be good to at least figure out how to format one, first, folks.

I may have been the first to take issue with the thing out here when I did...

Trouble

January 30, 2010
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Of course the LA River dog item I posted earlier reminded me of ASPCA commericals, which in turn reminded me of an insurance company commercial with a dog and a song. I had already looked up the song some time ago.

And so it goes when the snow falls and your mind wanders while...

Vitter To NFL: So Sue Me!

January 30, 2010
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Update: Here's a link to a ptetition on the NFL issue.

This looks to be a rather dumb move by the NFL.

Sen. David Vitter (R-La.) urged the NFL to drop its copyright claim of a rallying cry for the New Orleans Saints, goading Commissioner Roger Goodell to sue him otherwise.

After Vitter's...

Thank God They Didn’t Mention Siddhartha

January 30, 2010
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Because then I might have to get all medieval on their azzes. But then, I was a poet long before I was a writer of prose. So, WTF do I know?

For various reasons, I consciously chose to take up a form of anti-intellectualism, which is not the same as concluding...

Oregon Legislature: The Pride Before The Fall

January 30, 2010
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This one might be worth bookmarking just to look back at in two years to see how well this works out for them. Unless taxes were somehow out of balance from an expected norm going in, the celebration might not last long. State revenues are already down $100 million...

Some Journalists Still Reluctant To Understand Blogs

January 30, 2010
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AOL News' Steve Pendlebury used a recent Obama schoolroom appearance to take a shot at several Right-leaning blogs, including my own. What his freeze-frame look at some blogs in the early development of information gathering around a story reveals is how little he actually understands the concept behind good blogging. While often...

Minnesota Power’s Turbines Aren’t Turbine-ing

January 30, 2010
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Hey, it's not like they need the power in the cold, or anything! h/t to hd in email.

Wind turbines placed in cities across Minnesota to generate power aren't working because of the cold temperatures.

The Minnesota Municipal Power Association bought 11 turbines for $300,000 each from a company in Palm Springs, Calif.

Special...

What Was The LA Times Thinking?

January 30, 2010
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Jim B emails with a link to an LA Times story and photo on Vernon, the dog recently rescued from the LA River. Vernon's fine, his owner showed up – likely not so for the poor dog next door.

Jim suggests someone near LA might want to save the other dog. Perhaps,...

Strategery: Landrieu Takes Swipe At Obama

January 30, 2010
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So the headline tells us. Sure, she has a gripe with Obama. But delivering a message like that through the press wouldn't help to resolve it. That'll take place behind the scenes and maybe already has. Get used to moderate Democrats playing the I'm no rubberstamp for Obama card from now through...

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