Daily Archives: July 20, 2006

Myth Versus Reality

Untitled document David Ignatius of the Washington Post makes a few good points and more than a few that are questionable. The challenge for the Bush administration as the Lebanon war explodes into its second week is just that — … Continue reading

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Please Mister Postman

Untitled document Oh yes, wait a minute Mister Postman (Wait) Wait Mister Postman Please Mister Postman, look and see (Oh yeah) If there's a letter in your bag for me (Please, Please Mister Postman) Why's it takin' such a long … Continue reading

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Anthills

Untitled document Ha'aretz reports that IDF forces are advancing into Lebanon looking specifically for tunnels, often hidden under "civilian" homes. The Hezbollah terrorists are hiding in the tunnels, emerging occasionally to launch rockets at civilian targets in Israel. The problem … Continue reading

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Don’t Blame Bush

Untitled document Jacob Weisberg, writing in Slate, explains why the situation in Lebanon cannot be blamed on Bush, despite all the attempts to do so. He's right, those pointing the fingers neglect all the past failures. They neglect that this … Continue reading

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101st Blog Of The Day

Untitled document Today my ongoing mission to visit one member of the Fighting 101st each day led me over to Technicalities. Theresa has an excellent post up detailing some of the difficulties in evacuating a large number of people from … Continue reading

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Is It Live?

Untitled document Or is it Memorex? As the old commercial used to say was it an older recording or a new one recorded after the Israeli strike on the Beirut bunker last night? Hassan Nasrallah appeared in an interview on Al-Jazeera … Continue reading

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37 Years Ago Today

Untitled document Man stepped onto the surface of the moon. It has been too long since man last stood there. To mark the anniversary of the first landing, Buzz Aldrin and Rick Tumlinson have written an article for Space.com that … Continue reading

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Loss Of Patience

Untitled document Victor Davis Hanson has a piece up over at Real Clear Politics that points out that Western patience is wearing thin for the Islamists. Nothing we have tried for the last 50-odd years has worked especially well. Negotiations … Continue reading

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Woodpecker Weward

Untitled document Apropos this story, the Corps of Engineers has decided to solicit proof of any ivory billed woodpeckers from the Arkansas public. This shouldn't take long. Tweet

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Big Dig – Bigger Pain

Untitled document Governor Mitt Romney of Massachusetts has ordered the immediate shutdown of the Eastbound lanes of the Ted Williams tunnel after defective bolts were spotted during inspections. Romney said state engineers had found two bolts in the Ted Williams … Continue reading

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Side Effects

Untitled document The Anchoress has a post up about some side effects that have occurred in patients who have received embryonic stem cell implants that proponents have failed to mention. It is not pretty. It seems the media forgets to … Continue reading

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Iranians Witnessed North Korean Missile Tests

Untitled document The State Department confirmed that North Korea's recent flurry of missile launches was observed by "one or more" Iranians. Asked at a U.S. Senate hearing about reports that Iranians witnessed the July 4 tests, Assistant Secretary of State … Continue reading

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Descent Into Madness

Untitled document In what can only be described as a complete descent into madness, a Federal judge has stopped construction of a $320 million irrigation project because of concerns about an imaginary bird. The Ivory Billed Woodpecker has not been … Continue reading

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Iran To UN: Yeah, Sure

Untitled document Iran continues to stall and announced it will not respond to the package of incentives agreed to by Western powers until August 22nd. They also warned that any sanctions would cause Iran to "revise it's policy". In a … Continue reading

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