Archive for August, 2008

Steyn On Palin

Steyn at the National Review

… real people don’t define “experience” as appearing on unwatched Sunday-morning talk shows every week for 35 years and having been around long enough to have got both the War on Terror and the Cold War wrong.  Sarah Palin and Barack Obama are more or less the same age, but Governor Palin has run a state and a town and a commercial fishing operation, whereas (to reprise a famous line on the Rev Jackson) Senator Obama ain’t run nothin’ but his mouth. She’s done the stuff he’s merely a poseur about. Post-partisan? She took on her own party’s corrupt political culture directly while Obama was sucking up to Wright and Ayers and being just another get-along Chicago machine pol (see his campaign’s thuggish attempt to throttle Stanley Kurtz and Milt Rosenberg on WGN the other night).

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Peggy Noonan Razzes MSNBC On Obama Speech

A great review of the Obama speech.

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Edwards Refund Update

It seems that some money has already been refunded by the Edwards campaign, but not necessarily to the little guys…

The Edwards ‘08 Campaign for President has quietly refunded almost $4 million to individual contributors, a number of them, bundlers and big backers. This should be news to Warren Buffet who recently mused that Edwards’ supporters should get together and file a class action suit. It seems another “class” has already had their contributions refunded–and it’s not the “grassroots” little guys.

We had no idea the campaign was handing out refunds until we happened to come across the information while perusing the site OpenSecrets.org and the data supplied to the Federal Election Commission by the Edwards’ campaign. – Death By 1000 Papercuts

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The New Hollywood Blacklist

“Passioning” is what happens when the leftist Hollywood establishment, using whatever power available, demean, dismiss, diminish, and defame those they consider an ideological apostate. In 2004 it was Mel Gibson and The Passion of the Christ; today it’s director David Zucker and An American Carol.

With a thirty-year track record filled with all the expected highs and lows that come with a long, steady career, David Zucker’s on record making fun of just about everyone. This time, with An American Carol, he’s set his satiric sights on Michael Moore and all things sacred to the left — and the passioning’s already begun. – Pajamas Media

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What a treat this would be…

Buffett Suggests Edwards Supporters File Class Action Suit
In an interview on CNBC’s “Squawk Box,” billionaire Warren Buffett suggested that donors to the John Edwards for President Campaign might consider filing a class action lawsuit.  “I think if I had given him money I’d probably be asking him for it back now” quipped the investor icon in a half serious, half joking manner.  “I think if I were Edwards I might give up a haircut or two and return some of the money….if they (donors of the smaller amounts) had known the facts they wouldn’t have sent him the money.” – American Thinker

Video here

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Nothing To See Here Folks

Hmmm… a dead foreigner, a bag of poison, but not terrorism. Couldn’t be.

About a pound of highly toxic sodium cyanide was found inside a hotel room where a 29-year-old Canadian man’s body was discovered, authorities in Denver said.

Police said foul play was not suspected and FBI spokeswoman Kathy Wright said Wednesday there was no apparent connection to terrorism.MSNBC

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Just Passing Through

How many times have we had to read a news story from the U.S that contained the words in bold below? Is it any wonder that the Americans can’t trust us to maintain even a minimal amount of competence on immigration and border security? Got yer passport yet?

It has the makings of international intrigue. Less than two weeks before the Democratic National Convention a man has been found dead in a Denver hotel room with a container of what authorities initially suspect to be the deadly poison cyanide.

Adding to the intrigue is that the dead man, Saleman Abdirahman Dirie, 29, appears to be from outside the U.S. No passport was found on Dirie, who is believed to have entered the country from Canada. – CBS4 Denver


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Solid State Fridge

This will throw all those refrigeration guys out of work.

Refrigerators and other cooling devices may one day lose their compressors and coils of piping and become solid state, according to Penn State researchers who are investigating electrically induced heat effects of some ferroelectric polymers. – Physorg.com

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Westboro Protesters Wimp Out

Looks like the Westboro losers didn’t have the balls to show up at the funeral of Tim McLean. Hundreds of Winnipegers and a contigent of cops were there to send the right message.  Nice going Winnipeg.

I think we’re a fairly strong community, so when someone starts bashing someone that died, that we will unite together. We have to show that Canada will not tolerate this. I don’t believe it’s any of my personal business to be (inside the funeral), because I didn’t know him. But I believe showing support outside, there’s nothing wrong with that . . . this is just an honest, silent way of showing the way we feel. – Stacey Titterton

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Change We Can Believe In

Obama needs advisers that are more up to speed on international issues. This is getting embarrassing. I guess they all forgot that Georgia is an American ally with 2000 troops in Iraq (although some are now on their way home) and a Nato membership in the works.

Obama Friday:

I strongly condemn the outbreak of violence in Georgia, and urge an immediate end to armed conflict. Now is the time for Georgia and Russia to show restraint, and to avoid an escalation to full scale war. Georgia’s territorial integrity must be respected. All sides should enter into direct talks on behalf of stability in Georgia, and the United States, the United Nations Security Council, and the international community should fully support a peaceful resolution to this crisis.

Obama Saturday:

I condemn Russia’s aggressive actions and reiterate my call for an immediate ceasefire… Russia must stop its bombing campaign, cease flights of Russian aircraft in Georgian airspace, and withdraw its ground forces from Georgia.


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