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The New Year

December 31, 2008

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Well, 2008 has ended on a decidedly sour note on both the domestic and international fronts. Here’s hoping 2009 will be better. We’ll all be watching. Happy New Year. Be safe and take it easy. See you next year. ūüôā Advertisements

Christopher Hitchens to Bill Maher: You’re dumb

December 31, 2008

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Awesome video of Christopher Hitchens getting snarky with Bill Maher and his audience¬†on Politically Incorrect Real Time with Bill Maher. Heads up from IMAO. I think he makes a great point, and it’s kinda nice to see blowhard Maher taken down a notch.

Perspective on Minnesota recount shenanigans

December 31, 2008

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The Wall Street Journal reminds us of past recounts and why they have tendency to stink.¬†With all the “discovered ballots” and statistically improbable vote tally adjustments, I have zero faith that the actual will of the people is going to be exercised. The article has it right – when victorious politicians owe more thanks to […]

Senate shock as Blago makes his surprise move

December 30, 2008

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(Photo credit: Chicago Sun-Times) In a surprising move today¬†that stunned many in the political world, indicted Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich appointed Roland Burris to President-Elect Barack Obama’s open Senate seat. Burris is a former Illinois Attorney General who has, no shocker here, donated money to Blagojevich in the past. Senate Democrats have reaffirmed their vow […]

2008: The year man-made global warming died

December 30, 2008

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A tremendous editorial in the pages of the Telegraph debunks a lot of the global warming hysteria of the past decade. I have long thought man-made global warming to be a purely political contrivance to force economic and social change down the throats of those “threatened.” One need only consider that surface temperatures on all […]

Rumors of U.S. demise are greatly exaggerated

December 29, 2008

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So China notes the “waning strength” of America and a Russian professor predicts the break-up of the U.S. by 2010 (Heads up from Patterico). I think that timetable might be a tad on the alarmist side. America has tough times ahead, but the bell has not yet tolled for our great nation. True, we must […]

Conflict in Gaza

December 29, 2008

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All eyes are on the Middle East as Israel strikes Hamas targets in the Gaza Strip in retaliation for missile attacks launched from Gaza shortly after Hamas declared an end to a truce on Dec. 19th. Let’s hope a ground campaign isn’t warranted. Blogger Israellycool has been liveblogging the conflict (Heads up from MM). Debbie […]