Monthly Archives: July 2007

UN Votes To Send Force To Darfur

The United Nations Security Council has approved a joint UN-African Union force to enter Darfur to stop the violence there. The 15-member body voted unanimously to approve Resolution 1769 mandating a 26,000-strong "hybrid" force, to be known as UNAMID, to … Continue reading

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Lock Picking Primate Takes A Powder

Tupelo, Mississippi is on the lookout for a sneaky simian safe-cracker from the Animal Uprising™ who managed to free himself from jail by picking the lock of his cell. Yes, Oliver "Capuchin" Monkey is on the lam in Mississippi. Authorities … Continue reading

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Cracks, Part Two

National Review Online asked a number of conservative thinkers to comment on the meaning of the op-ed by Michael O’Hanlon and Kenneth Pollack yesterday in the New York Times. There are some interesting thoughts on it. Frank Gaffney: This assessment … Continue reading

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Giant Spiders Invade England

A British couple managed to capture one of the lead elements of a giant spider invasion. They spotter the monster climbing the garden wall and trapped it in a box. A stunned couple were horrified when they found a massive … Continue reading

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If It Walks Like A Duch

Just a few days ago John Kerry stoutly denied that there had been a bloodbath in Southeast Asia when the Democrat-controlled Congress cut off funding for South Vietnam. Today the UN-sponsored Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia destroyed Kerry's … Continue reading

Posted in Civilization, History, Personal Thoughts, War | 1 Comment

Cracks

A couple of very interesting articles this morning that are already getting a lot of attention from the blogosphere. First, House Majority Whip James Clyburn (D-S.C.) has warned that if the progress report due from General Petraeus in September is … Continue reading

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Who Needs Results When You Have Belief

Debra Saunders asks a simple question: do global warming supporters really believe in results? If you really believe that the planet is at the tipping point on global warming and the consequences will be fatal for people around the world, … Continue reading

Posted in Environment, Junk Science | 1 Comment

Roberts Suffered Seizure

US Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts suffered what is being described as a "a benign idiopathic seizure." It is not known whether Roberts will require anti-seizure medication or exactly what this condition means at this time. But some are … Continue reading

Posted in Legal, Medicine | 1 Comment

Do You Like My New Street?

Three Dog Night?!! Yeah… Oh! I love them! They're my favorite band!.. ow gawd.. oh, do you like my new car? I'm ah.. my Dad just gave it to me for graduation.. Ah yeaah?!! I'ts a … it's a Fillmore, … Continue reading

Posted in Music, World news | 3 Comments

Glasgow

Beautiful city of Glasgow, with your streets so neat and clean, Your stately mansions, and beautiful Green! Likewise your beautiful bridges across the river Clyde, And on your bonnie banks I would like to reside. Chorus Then away to the … Continue reading

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The Crisis In British Health Care

Continuing with all the "fabulous" news coming out about the British National Health Service, the Telegraph has a story detailing a crisis in a lack of hospital beds. Patients are being left in agony waiting to get treatment after sustaining serious … Continue reading

Posted in Bad Ideas, Medicine | 2 Comments

Socialized Medicine Springs Into Action!

The much-touted (by Michael Moore at least) British National Health Service has sprung into action to aid a 108-year old woman. Yes, they are going to take really good care of Olive Beal, one of the oldest women in Britain. They'll … Continue reading

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Arooooooooooo!

The Hound of the Baskervilles has been caught on film! Well, ok, the inspiration for the A. Conan Doyle story anyway. The Daily Mail is about jumping up and down over the pictures of a "Demon of Dartmoor" that were … Continue reading

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Stop The Presses

In what can only be regarded as a stunning op-ed in, of all places, the New York Times, Michael O'Hanlon and Kenneth Pollack of the Brookings Institution make the case that the US is winning in Iraq. Both of these … Continue reading

Posted in War | 11 Comments

The Churchill Effect

David French, writing in the New York Post, takes a look at the fallout from the Ward Churchill firing. His conclusion is that this one incident has done more to expose the leftward skew in academia than years of conservative criticism. The … Continue reading

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