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Monthly Archives: August 2008

Haven’t We Heard This Before?

The Crypt: Hoyer worries McCain might leak his veep choice to hit Dem convention – Politico.com House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer reacted angrily this afternoon to rumors that John McCain would leak his running mate selection during tonight’s last session of the Democratic National Convention. “It’s mean-spirited and it’s beneath John McCain. It is [...]

Yeah, I Can See How That Would Upset Them

Obama campaign confronts WGN radio: The Swamp DENVER — Sen. Barack Obama’s campaign organized its supporters Wednesday night to confront Tribune-owned WGN-AM in Chicago for having a critic of the Illinois Democrat on its air The Messiah cannot be questioned!

After Katrina, Even A Heavy Dew Leads To Panic

Officials may evacuate New Orleans as Gustav nears NEW ORLEANS (AP) – Cities all along the Gulf Coast are hoping that what’ll again be Hurricane Gustav won’t bear a resemblance to Hurricane Katrina.But with the third anniversary of Katrina looming, they’re also not taking any chances. Then maybe they should consider moving the entire city [...]

Some People Are Just Not Equipped To Make It Through The Day

Up, in the sky: Black helicopters startle Portlanders Jennie Logsdon-Martin was at the Hilton Portland and Executive Tower on Monday evening when black helicopters swooped by her 12th-floor room, slamming a window shut with the force of the wind.She looked out and saw a helicopter so close “you could see the guys’ teeth,” the Tillamook [...]

Well, They Are His Biggest Fans.

Barack Obama’s nomination was a key moment in TV coverage It was a meticulously organized peace offering done at a crucial time. Clinton stepped to a microphone on the convention’s floor at 6:47 p.m. EDT, when ABC, CBS and NBC were in the midst of their evening newscasts. All three newscasts carried the event live [...]

Obama Picks Wealthy (part time) Oregon Investor For Convention Speech

Obama gives Portland energy investor a convention speech spot A Portland venture capitalist who specializes in green energy investments has been given a coveted primetime speaking slot at next week’s Democratic National Convention.Nancy Floyd, 53, says she’s not all that politically active but got a call a few days ago from Sen. Barack Obama’s campaign [...]

Steyn Is Right. By Midcentury It Really Will Be “America Alone”.

Americans play Monopoly, Russians chess The United Nations publishes population projections for Russia up to 2050, and I have extended these to 2100. If the UN demographers are correct, Russia’s adult population will fall from about 90 million today to only 20 million by the end of the century. Russia is the only country where [...]

Olympic Uniforms Recall America’s Racist Past?

Some people see a racists lurking everywhere. Olympic Couture The biggest sports-related news stateside has been the redesign of the U.S. uniforms by Ralph Lauren, who took the reins from Canadian company Roots. Lauren has built an empire by becoming the unofficial outfitter of the American Dream, marketing an idealized image of America’s former ruling [...]

“Nuance” Is MIA In Georgia

Report from Tbilisi by Michael J. Totten, City Journal 20 August 2008 The Russian soldiers called him and asked where he was going, if he was going to the American side.” “The Russians said this to him?” I said. “My husband said he was going to see his family,” she said. “And the Russians said [...]

I May Have Fixed Comments

I know my comments have not been working for some time. You had to be logged in to comment but there was no way to register. I think I might have fixed that.