Monthly Archives: December 2007

The Official Happy New Year Post

Happy New Year to all the kind folks who stop by and visit here at Blue Crab Boulevard. May the new year bring you and yours health, happiness and prosperity. Thanks for stopping by and reading what I write and thanks … Continue reading

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Donner Party, Your Table Is Ready

Not that I think cannibalism is going to break out anytime soon, but about 2,000 people are currently stranded in the Colorado mountains due to the closing of Interstate 70. The people are being sheltered and cared for by the … Continue reading

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The Silence Of The Plants

Iowa voters have noticed that Hillary Clinton has stopped taking questions from the audience at her appearances. The campaign must have run out of handy plant life. Non-vegetable-like Iowans are not particularly amused by this: Iowa Falls, Ia. ? Iowans … Continue reading

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Oh, That Liberal Media

The New York Post reports on a collection of quotes from the media compiled by the Media Research Center. The quotes tend to reveal a severe institutional left-wing/Democratic party bias in the media. It isn't very flattering for the mainstream … Continue reading

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Chiller!

The British Met Office is predicting a brutal cold spell in Britain for the New Year. Many areas will be at sub-zero temperatures and much of the country will be blanketed in snow. Wrap up warm, the January shivers are … Continue reading

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Edwards The Bully

Stuart Rothenberg basically does a number on John Edwards today over at Real Clear Politics. It is the most harsh a look at Edwards that I have seen recently. Rothenberg asks if the Democrats really want a bullying divider as their candidate. While … Continue reading

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Roll Of The Dice

The Politico has a very unflattering analysis of Hillary Clinton's campaign to date written by Elizabeth Drew. Pulled all together, the "herky-jerky" campaign's wobbles from one ditch to the next look, if anything, worse than each incident taken alone. Drew … Continue reading

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Dissecting The Iowa Caucuses

John Fund looks at the problems with the Iowa caucus format and finds a number of very basic problems with them. Designed by state parties not as a democratic process, but as one meant to give disproportionate influence to party … Continue reading

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Studying Marxist Journalism

The Washington Post reports on a new required course that all journalism students must take at Tsinghua University in China. The class is called "Marxist journalism" – and it, unfortunately, sounds kind of familiar. The center has in its first year of operation … Continue reading

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Even Bono Is Sick Of Bono

Daniel Drezner, writing in the Los Angeles Times, takes a look at celebrity activists, the good, the bad and the ugly of the phenomenon, as it were. He asks whether celebrities should be the ones setting the global agenda. Celebrity … Continue reading

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Dopplegangers-R-Us

Tales from the multiverse. AFP publishes a story about the theoretical possibilities of so-called parallel universes: "The idea of multiple universes is more than a fantastic invention — it appears naturally within several scientific theories, and deserves to be taken … Continue reading

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Messing About In Cars

`Nice? It's the only thing,' said the Water Rat solemnly, as he leant forward for his stroke. `Believe me, my young friend, there is nothing — absolute nothing — half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats. … Continue reading

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The Cheerful Sound Of Popping ….. Blood Vessels

In an absolutely hysterical turn of events, the left, which was dancing in the streets when Bill Kristol left Time Magazine, is now suffering from popping blood vessels over Kristol's move to The New York Times. The New York Times’ … Continue reading

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The Antarctic Christmas Brawl

Amundsen-Scott South Pole station was the scene of the unofficial title fight for World's Southernmost Pugilist over Christmas, apparently. As a result, one person was medivaced to New Zealand with a broken jaw and the other contender was shipped back … Continue reading

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The Mad Magaizine School Of Journalism

Fausta hits the nail on the head when she invokes the old Mad Magazine spoof movie ads that used extremely edited versions of really bad reviews to produce a glowing ad. Hence a something like, "So stunningly bad that you'll want … Continue reading

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