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Truth be told, I'm feeling exhausted and bronchitis-y again, but I have been meaning to link to these folks and goldarnit, I'm-a-gonna hook ya'll up with them afore I head on off to bed.You can always tell I'm not feeling well when I start to talk like Gabby Hayes on Nyquil.Here is what you need to know: Darn Floor blog is a really essential read. The boy can write and he can spot the "don't miss" story from 40 paces, I'll tell you what. Like spit to a spitoon! Today he is writing and linking to … [Read more...]

Jerusalem Post: Saddam Link to Al-Jazeera

Thanks to Polipundit commenter Eddiebear. This seems like a pretty interesting little storyA videotape found in a pile of documents in Baghdad following the collapse of Saddam Hussein's regime shows a former manager of the Al-Jazeera satellite channel thanking one of Saddam's sons for his support and telling him that "Al-Jazeera is your channel," the Asharq al-Awsat newspaper reported Sunday. Read the whole thing. … [Read more...]

Christine Todd Whitman: Affable Idiot

I know Stalin or someone talked about useful idiots, but that's overused. Some idiots are of dubious use, but they sure are affable about it!Take Christine Todd Whitman, (please). The former Governor of NJ (who, let's see if I remember this correctly, oh yes, increased spending and taxes in New Jersey and was SUCH an idiot - so politically tone-deaf - she allowed herself to be photographed pretending to frisk a black man in handcuffs...) and former EPA honchess is, according to Drudge, about to … [Read more...]

Diplomad is still pretty damned MAD

And I can't say I blames him! Latest report:A colleague came back from a meeting held by the local UN representative yesterday and reported that the UN rep had said that while it was a good thing that the Australians and Americans were running the air ops into tsunami-wrecked Aceh, for cultural and political reasons, those Australians and Americans really "should go blue." In other words, they should switch into UN uniforms and give up their national ones.As Daffy Duck would say, "suuuuure, they … [Read more...]

The Captain’s Idea is taking off

Just got in and noticed that Captain Ed's great idea has already surpassed his expectations, and it's not even January 12, yet! Great going (and hey, God bless, ya, Mir for the double dip!)If yer not sure what I'm talking about check out this link and the Captain's above. Basic idea: Give up one day's pay to the Tsunami victims, via World Vision. Or, if a day's pay is a bit dear, just - you know - whatever you'd like to give. I'm very proud of my son, Buster, who got a small Christmas bonus at … [Read more...]

US and Aussies are doing the work: UN gets credit

The Folks at Powerline have got the skinny on what's going down in those tsunami-stricken regions. They link to Diplomad who has this to say:Well, we're heading into Day 7 of the Asian quake/tsunami crisis. And the UN relief effort? Nowhere to be seen except at some meetings and on CNN and BBC as talking heads. In this corner of the Far Abroad, it's Yanks and Aussies doing the hard, sweaty work of saving lives.Check out this interview (on the UN's official website) with SecGen Annan and Under … [Read more...]

The NY Times Cannot be Trusted with Numbers

Or, apparently, with simple things like DATES. Check this out, it's really deplorable:Tigerhawk takes a minute to actually look at the analysis of the post-election stock market surge and notes that through selectivity, the Times manages to underplay the staggering rise in the DJIA...that its growth is actually 47% higher than the Times claims. 47%!Oh...and, did you know that Harry Truman was elected president in 1944 and Teddy Roosevelt was elected in 1900? Really! Whaddya mean, I'm wrong, it's … [Read more...]

And supposedly nothing can be done…

Now that this sham of an election has been "certified," everyone is supposed to just sit back and take it.Let's recap:The Republican Candidate won in the first vote.The Republican Candidate won the recounted vote, albeit by a margin of 42 votes. By all rights, it should have ended there.Then the Democrats "found" more votes. Not a lot, just "enuf."That the number of votes exceeds the number of voters is apparently unimportant.I'm not even going to link to MSM pieces on this story, because it's … [Read more...]

Captains Quarters has a Vision

For World Relief. The good Captain is still angry (as we all should be) at our being called stingy, and thinks it's time to show the world something entirely new, but let him tell it:Our government has pledged $35 million to date, as well as ordering thousands of our military personnel and two US Navy task forces to the Indian Ocean region to provide assistance.However, many people question the ability of capitalist-based economies to show any generosity. Americans, and other Western people, … [Read more...]

Sharpshooter Bloggers wounding the press troops

This wonderful bit of satire by Rand Simberg gives a much-needed laugh at the state of modern journalism...although I wonder if he didn't let them off too easy. I especially enjoyed this:For some, though, perhaps death would be kinder. One man, by the name of Robert, had to have so many false assumptions, invalid premises, and logical fallacies removed that there was little left. They couldn't excise the last vestiges of self loathing--to do so would have left him with nothing at all. Now, he … [Read more...]

Buster’s Top Ten for 2004, and Predictions

Buster and I were talking about how The Passion of the Christ has made precious few Top Ten Films lists, and (since I fall asleep on most movies - except The Incredibles) he should be the one to discuss year-end film lists. So, if you're interested in what one rather non-conformist 15 year old liked in 2004, and what he believes the new year will bring, here is:BUSTER'S TOP TEN MOVIES 1) Passion of the Christ2) The Incredibles3) Team America: World Police4) Harry Potter and the Prisoner of … [Read more...]

Balls! More balls!

First President Bush wasn't doing enough, wasn't sympathetic enough, simply wasn't "enough" of enough. Now, President Bush is too much. His creation of a coalition to aid Southeast Asia is now "undermining the UN," which (get this) "is the only body that has the moral authority..." to co-ordinate this massive humanitarian effort.Thus says the jagged little pill, herself, Clare Short another pain-in-the-posterior who really needs the placement of one swift boot in same.Excuse me, isn't the UN the … [Read more...]

Straight Shot of Politics talks Religion

...and has some keen insights and interesting thoughts on why Christmas, the "merry" time, and the Season of Light, didn't seem to bring much cheer to many, and the light went rather muted. I think it's a really well-written and big-hearted post that I will probably not actually get to write on until this evening, when I get home. But I think Joe is on to something, and I felt it too, as did many Christians I know...that even the days leading up to this Christmas felt "off" in some way. Joy was … [Read more...]

Operation Pentagon Patriots…and more…

A few quick links, here. Captain Ed, responding to an email from a military man tired of seeing protestors at the Pentagon has arranged for an answering demo on Monday, with some help from the Protest Warriors and The Pink Flamingo Bar and Grille. Sounds groovy, and count on Ed to come up with it.The best, most up-to-date and really impressive blog I've yet read regarding the Ukraine situation is Ultima Thule and with the Tsunami taking up so much news space, you might want to click to the Thule … [Read more...]