Schaffer vs Udall: it's getting hot out there

This was sent to me by reader Lynda under the header This Debate is OverI expect the debate will never be over while the evil genius moron Bush lives, and I don't know if I totally buy Red State's take on it (I see no liberals laughing) but it's worth seeing, anyway. … [Read more...]

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Heroic Benavidez, big-hearted McCains

"All Americans can be proud that Roy Benavidez was one of us."I'd never heard the astonishing story of this Vietnam-era Medal of Honor winner, Roy Benavidez, until today. You hear the story - of his almost unbelievable heroism in war, and his spirit of volunteerism in civilian life - and ponder his attitude of service, and you wonder...why doesn't Hollywood tell this story?It sounds like it could be very inspirational. Nothing wrong with being inspired by substance.We've just seen an … [Read more...]

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Bill Clinton's other best legacy

Photo Credit: Michael TottenA while back I wrote a piece praising Bill Clinton for having the gumption to reform welfare and called it, "his best legacy."I wasn't exactly wrong. But I was ignorant of something excellent which goes unnoticed and should be added to Clinton's legacy. I know better now, thanks to Michael Totten, who spent a few weeks in Kosovo and filed this report: An Abominable Blood-Logged PlainStrange country, Kosovo.It’s European, but it isn’t Christian. It’s major … [Read more...]

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Puffery vs Substance and the US Press

So, in anticipation of Obama's All I Have Behind Me Is A Great Speech and a Loving Press/No Substance Tour of Europe, which will supply his campaign with outstanding photo-ops against historic backdrops (to dispel the sad fact that he's done nothing of real import to earn the accolades), and which will add an illusion of substance to his lighter-than-a-cheesepuff resume, the Washington Post has composed a loving featurette that focuses on Obama's spirituality.The article mentions a "long … [Read more...]

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I thought the GOP was the dumb party

I know that Democrats and members of the left are supposed to be our intellectual betters, and that those of us center or center-right are all "knuckledragging neanderthals" (Ted Kennedy, circa 2002) but the Dems seem to be making some very dumb unforced errors, heading into the Fourth of July Weekend and their National Convention:1) Only Fox News reported positive news from Iraq. Because God forbid we should hear it (and think well of our troops) as we head into Fourth of July! The … [Read more...]

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Free Speech, Liberals, Eugenics, Move America!

I need a cat. Or maybe another puppy to keep the collie company!Blogging will be light and probably not so political.Although...as long as I'm posting this...Is free speech really such a tough concept? Three pieces yesterday on a Huffpo writer admonishing The Daily Show's Jon Stewart for daring to make jokes about Obama that have any sort of substance to them. Stewart is apparently only to gently mock Obama, and only when doing so also mocks John McCain.There is something ominous … [Read more...]

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D-day by today's media standards

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200,000 Condoms & some comments

Write a letter, save a life! The easiest task you'll have all day!Priorities in order, the UN sends 200,000 condoms to Myanmar, which the government has accepted. Perhaps those poor people can inflate them, tie them together and float out of there on them. (Margaret Cabaniss gives helpful links to Caritas International and Catholic Relief Services.)Demilitarizing America: it's the Smart-Obama thing to do. He's sounding dumber and dumber to me, and I'm sorry but doesn't he seem almost as … [Read more...]

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McCain "trusted his life to adolescents"

This is a pretty thought-provoking piece by PJ O' Rourke on John McCain. O' Rourke spends time on a carrier, getting to know the naval aviators and what they do:Some say John McCain's character was formed in a North Vietnamese prison. I say those people should take a gander at what John chose to do--voluntarily. Being a carrier pilot requires aptitude, intelligence, skill, knowledge, discernment, and courage of a kind rarely found anywhere but in a poem of Homer's or a half gallon of … [Read more...]

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"Abandoning Iraq" is now "good policy?"

Ed Morrissey has an excellent post up over at Hot Air, in which he warns that the Iraqis are watching us closely, and with good reason. He quotes Vet for Freedom Michael Hunnicutt:I was on the ground in Iraq for 16 months, and in that time I talked to hundreds of Iraqis. Some didn't like us; some wanted us to leave, but most did not. What they wanted was for America to live up to its word. They wanted us to rid the country of terrorists and militias so that they could live in peace.They … [Read more...]

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