Monthly Archives: December 2007

The Official Happy New Year Post

Untitled document 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 … Continue reading

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Donner Party, Your Table Is Ready

Untitled document 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 … Continue reading

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The Silence Of The Plants

Untitled document 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. … Continue reading

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Oh, That Liberal Media

Untitled document 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 … Continue reading

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Chiller!

Untitled document 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 … Continue reading

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Edwards The Bully

Untitled document 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 … Continue reading

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Roll Of The Dice

Untitled document 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 … Continue reading

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Dissecting The Iowa Caucuses

Untitled document 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 … Continue reading

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Studying Marxist Journalism

Untitled document 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 … Continue reading

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Even Bono Is Sick Of Bono

Untitled document 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 … Continue reading

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Dopplegangers-R-Us

Untitled document 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 … Continue reading

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Messing About In Cars

Untitled document `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 … Continue reading

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The Cheerful Sound Of Popping ….. Blood Vessels

Untitled document 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 … Continue reading

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The Antarctic Christmas Brawl

Untitled document 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 … Continue reading

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The Mad Magaizine School Of Journalism

Untitled document 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 … Continue reading

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