Daily Archives: August 27, 2007

Oh, Good Lord

Untitled document I'll want to hear the other side of this, but, man, does this sound creepy: Sen. Larry Craig (R-ID) "was arrested in June at a Minnesota airport by a plainclothes police officer investigating lewd conduct complaints in a … Continue reading

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It’s Like Something Out Of Euripides

Untitled document The picture above is the smoke from Greece's forest fires seen from space.  As the stories continue to filter out of Greece about horror scenes of charred corpses and devestated villages it is sad to think that more … Continue reading

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Good Discussion

Untitled document There is a good discussion about this column (hidden behind the NYT pay wall – and therefore unlikely to be widely read) going on over at Michael Van Der Galien's blog. He then makes the basic mistake quite some … Continue reading

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Dark Of The Moon

Untitled document Hey, one good thing about this trip I'm on is that I could get a chance to see the lunar eclipse. If I can stay up that long. (Or get up that early.) Tuesday morning, Aug. 28 brings … Continue reading

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Bears In The Freezer

Untitled document This item caught our eye here at your headquarters for authoritative information on the Animal Uprising™. The implications are terrifying. A bear in Nevada has unlocked one of the secrets that have kept humans on top in the … Continue reading

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What Is It With The British Commonwealth?

Untitled document We really aren't sure what is going on with the authorities in Britain and in the other nations in the Commonwealth. But it certainly doesn't look good. Police and wildlife officials in Calgary, Canada, were led on a … Continue reading

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Sending Signals

Untitled document In a real turnaround in French policy,  Nicolas Sarkozy has issued a surprisingly blunt warning to both Iran and the West: either ratchet up the sanctions on Tehran or face having to bomb Iran. A nuclear-armed Iran is … Continue reading

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On Madness

Untitled document Rich Horton just posted about a completely mad plan by Federal wildlife officials to spend $27 million on recovering habitat for and preventing the extinction of the ivory-billed woodpecker. Which are, despite all the recent junk science claims, … Continue reading

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Rich Horton Doing A Great Job

Untitled document Rich has been good enough to help out here and has been doing some really great posts. Hopefully, he'll be able to stay on guesting for a few more days. I have some time to blog today, but … Continue reading

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Casting Needed Light

Untitled document Peter Brown, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute, has another of his highly readable analyses of issues that come up in polling results. This one is taking a look at a very hot topic: immigration reform. … Continue reading

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Would Anyone Accept An Actually Modest Proposal?

Untitled document The government is mobilizing to save a species that might not actually, ya know, exist:  Federal wildlife officials say spending more than $27 million to research the suspected habitat of the ivory-billed woodpecker is worth the cost, despite … Continue reading

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Alberto Kicking To Cease Being National Pastime

Untitled document There is more "bowing to the inevitable" from a Bush administration lightning rod.  Embattled Attorney General Resigns Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales, whose tenure has been marred by controversy and accusations of perjury before Congress, has resigned. A … Continue reading

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