Monthly Archives: December 2008

New Year Resolution

This year I’ve decided to make a resolution. I plan on procrastinating more. I’ll start tomorrow. Tweet

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Hunting Beaver!

Those wacky folks at The Scottish Beaver Trial (not a made up name) have lost a beaver. The solitary male beaver is rampaging around the countryside chewing up trees and trying to find a mate. This is a bit on … Continue reading

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Change You Can’t Believe In

Dynastic succession in the United States Senate, courtesy of the Democratic Party. Meanwhile, Democrats in New York are fighting over Caroline Kennedy’s campaign to be appointed to the Senate seat being vacated by Secretary of State nominee Hillary Clinton. Former … Continue reading

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Blagojevich To Senate: Dare Ya!

The Senate Democrats warned Rod Blagojevich that they would not seat anyone he appointed. But Blagojevich made an appointment anyway, apparently. He also is daring the Senate Democrats to try and block his appointee – who is black. Brushing aside … Continue reading

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The Hollywood Che Cult

Ernesto “Che” Guevara continues to be a hot property in Hollywood, despite the fact that good, old Ernesto would have put most of his Hollywood fans up against a wall to be shot. Wall Street Journal columnist Mary Anastasia O’Grady … Continue reading

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Life In Hell

Or Sderot, more or less the same these days. The unrelenting negative press the Israeli government is getting for finally having had enough is unsurprising, given the horribly slanted international press coverage these days. But maybe a look at the … Continue reading

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The Camelot Valley Girl

Taylor Marsh writing about the New York Times interview with Caroline, you know, Kennedy. Um… okay. Whatever. Now I don’t care who gets the Senate seat in New York, but the celebrity angle embodied in Caroline Kennedy wanting the job … Continue reading

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Burning Down The Goat

Gavle, Sweden got their goat, as they have for over four decades. Then, on Saturday, someone got the goat, so to speak. Yes, once again, Gavle’s giant straw goat was flambéed. A giant straw goat erected each Christmas in eastern … Continue reading

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Some Animals Are More Equal Than Others

Victor Davis Hanson writes of life at the new Animal Farm. By July, we will come to feel that 2009 will be one of the most upbeat years in our history, as what used to be the news media? begins … Continue reading

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Coal For Christmas

The old warning that naughty children would only get a lump of coal in their Christmas stockings never had much effect on me. We really did not make a big deal about the whole stocking thing in my house when … Continue reading

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Something To Think About

Try to stay humble. Second, consumers in many parts of the world are in relatively good shape. That statement might strike many as absurd, given the mantra of “consumers have been living beyond their means.” But it’s not just the … Continue reading

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Away In a Test Tube

Not to ruin anyone’s Christmas, but this story bothers me on several levels. It seems that some ardent amateur scientists have decided that breeding new creations in their homes is a really great idea. SAN FRANCISCO — The Apple computer … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas

A very Merry Christmas to all of my readers. May your holidays be safe and happy. Tweet

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Silent Night

“God bless all of you, all of you on the good earth.” On December 24, 1968, American astronaut Frank Borman ended a live transmission from lunar orbit with those words. The crew, Borman, Jim Lovell and William Anders had each … Continue reading

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NORAD is again tracking a large, red-suited man riding a flying sleigh pulled by gravity-defying reindeer. For fifty years now, NORAD has tracked this apparition as he circumnavigates the world. The US and Canadian military personnel has been keeping tabs … Continue reading

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