Daily Archives: August 6, 2007

Update: Even More Confused

Untitled document Updating this post, one has to ask a few questions. The two men stopped in South Carolina who had "pipe bombs" in their car have a bit of explaining to do. For instance: what exactly were they doing … Continue reading

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Untitled document Oliver "Capuchin" Monkey has been busted after a week on the lam. The escapee had eluded authorities (most likely by wearing an Elvis disguise) despite a huge banana reward. Tupelo resident Mike Fair should be able to claim … Continue reading

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Associated Press: US Forces Are Gaining In Iraq

Untitled document Robert Burns, who has covered wars for the Associated Press since 1991 and is on his 18th trip to Iraq says, rather forcefully, that US forces are gaining ground in Iraq. He does not gloss over the political … Continue reading

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Even More Confused

Untitled document I stayed off this particular story when it broke yesterday because it seemed a bit confused about what was happening. Two men, of Middle Eastern origin, were arrested in South Carolina with what appeared to be explosives. The … Continue reading

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Proudly Ashamed

Untitled document Paul McNellis, who teaches philosophy at Boston College, pens an analysis of the actions of "Scott Thomas" Beauchamp. It is not flattering to either Beauchamp or to The New Republic who chose to publish the falsehoods that Beauchamp … Continue reading

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Power Outage

Untitled document The Crabitat was without any power for several hours today, the result of a series of very nasty thunderstorms that swept through the area (the forecast was calling for a 50% chance of "some" storms. Not a word … Continue reading

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Ouch. That Will Leave A Mark.

Untitled document One of the organizers of the Yearly Kos Konvention acknowledges an embarrassing thing: the demographics. The confab was disproportionately white and male. And the Washington Post has run with that. CHICAGO, Aug. 5 — It's Sunday, day 4 … Continue reading

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The Jobs The Native-Born Refuse To Do

Untitled document It seems that France is, like America, experiencing a flood of immigrants to "take the dirty jobs that no native-born citizen wants to do". And frankly, who can blame the natives? Who in their right mind wants to … Continue reading

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Break Out The Sweaters

Untitled document Weather experts in Britain are warning that summer may very well be over for the country. Yesterday's high temperature of 30.0° C (86.5° F) may well be the highest recorded temperature for the entire year. It looks like our brief … Continue reading

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Wake Up And Smell The Aliens!

Untitled document Britain has decided to release all of its "UFO sighting" reports to the public right away rather than waiting 30 years. This should keep a few folks busy for a while. The ministry's website shows that in 2006 … Continue reading

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Untitled document The Associated Press has put together an article on some bloggers – on the left, naturally – wanting to form a labor union. The descent into self-parody is highly amusing. Organizers hope a bloggers' labor group will not … Continue reading

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More Man-Eating Pandas

Untitled document We here at Blue Crab Boulevard have been trying to help get the truth out about Pandas for some time now. People have this false impression that pandas are vegetarians, we have plenty of evidence that they are actually … Continue reading

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August 6, 1945

Untitled document On August 6, 1945 an American B-29 bomber nicknamed the Enola Gay dropped the first atomic bomb on Hiroshima. The Enola Gay was named after the pilot's mother only the day before the flight. Paul W. Tibbets was … Continue reading

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Heading For A Fall

Untitled document John Fund takes a look at the latest shenanigans in Congress and is very, very unimpressed. Between what certainly appeared to be a stolen House vote and midnight rewrites of legislation, the current Democrat-majority leadership in Congress is … Continue reading

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