Daily Archives: May 14, 2006


Untitled document Captain Ed has a post up about choices – specifically about choosing the "lesser of two evils". The phrase "lesser of two evils" gets a lot of use in politics, but it gets taken too literally in order … Continue reading

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His Name

Untitled document Is Daniel Wultz. He is was an American Citizen. He is was 16 years old. He lives lived in Florida. He wants wanted to be a Rabbi. He went out to eat dinner at a restaurant in Israel. … Continue reading

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Mother’s Day

Untitled document Today, of course, was Mother's Day. I have been remiss not to have mentioned it before. Happy Mother's Day to any moms who read this blog. All the best from the Crabitat. About Mother's Day around here. My … Continue reading

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101st Blog Of The Day

Untitled document Keeping up with my project to visit one member of the 101st Fighting Keyboardists each day, today I visited Musing Minds. There is a very interesting question being asked there: Will the media be open to lawsuits if … Continue reading

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Yet Another Poll. Yet Another Result

Untitled document USA Today has it's poll on the NSA program it published the leaks about. The trumpeting headline is that 51% of Americans disapprove of the program. Buried in the poll data is an interesting tidbit or two. 7. … Continue reading

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On Useful Idiots

Untitled document There is an unsigned piece in the Times of London today that is absolutely devastating. It describes the latest wave of celebrity endorsements of Hugo Chavez and puts it in the perspective it deserves. When the Cuban novelist … Continue reading

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On Dots And Templates

Untitled document Mark Steyn, one of the truly great opinion writers, has (yet another) out of the park home run. To Connect The Dots, You Have To See The Dots. The whole thing is a must read. One point he … Continue reading

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Did You Ever Wonder

Untitled document If there really is a God? A plane carrying U.S. Sen. Edward M. Kennedy from western Massachusetts to his home on the coast was struck by lightning Saturday and had to be diverted to New Haven, Conn., his … Continue reading

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Sandbox Project

Untitled document One relatively new blogger out there who links to me fairly often is Craig over at the Sandbox. He's got an interesting little blog going with (I think) quite a lot of potential. He's active duty Air Force, … Continue reading

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Alternate Fuels

Untitled document The New York Times reports that the US Air Force is planning operational tests of an alternate to oil-based fuels. A B-52 will have two of it's engines powered by a fuel derived from natural gas. The long range plan … Continue reading

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Seen The Elephant

Untitled document There's an article in the Washington Post today about soldiers returning from Iraq and what they have felt and experienced. It tells of the disconnect of most Americans from the war in Iraq and of how the returnees feel … Continue reading

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Why Bring This Up Now?

Untitled document There are stories coming out of the Netherlands that some political opponents of Ayaan Hirsi Ali want her stripped of her Dutch citizenship, kicked out of Parliament or deported. Not necessarily in that order. Why? Because, apparently, she … Continue reading

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Untitled document Someone once said that armchair generals discuss strategy, professionals discuss logistics. The New York Times today has an article that talks about this issue – and why troop level reductions in an election year are problematic. Discussions of when, … Continue reading

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Not A Guess Anymore

Untitled document Given the op-ed that's running today in the LA Times by Representative Pete Hoekstra, I believe my speculation from the other day is confirmed. We suffered a setback Thursday when USA Today ran a front-page story alleging that … Continue reading

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