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Archive for March, 2008

New world record for biggest horse

31st March 2008

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The part that resembles Ted Kennedy is growing, too — much like Ted, come to think of it.

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Heart Association: Hands-only CPR works

31st March 2008

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Good news. That mouth-to-mouth thing just creeped me out.

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Archaeologists begin historic Stonehenge dig

31st March 2008

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I’m surprised they haven’t taken the thing apart long since. We’ve got the technology to put it back together the exact same way that it was.

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Doctor Claims That Sending Too Many Text Messages Is A Sign Of Mental Problems

31st March 2008

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Can’t say that I disagree. But that’s me.

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NYT Columnist: USA’s Diversity Dampens Welfare Spending, Darn It

31st March 2008

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How can we ensure the triumph of socialism if people insist on improving their lives. I mean really….

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VC View: Tech Sold Directly to Workers

31st March 2008

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This is an amazingly great idea.  This sort of ‘bottom-up marketing’ was used, for example, by the inventor of the Post-It note.

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It’s taking longer than expected to rig the Zimbabwean elections…

31st March 2008

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The only thing more disappointing than a Marxist dictator is an incompetent Marxist dictator.

Perhaps he should ask Fidel for some pointers.

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Meet the Middle-Class Millionaires

31st March 2008

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These are the people that Warren Buffet and the other rich Democrats are attempting to destroy.

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Indooor skydivers reach new heights

31st March 2008

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Just as video games have produced an entire generation of tank gunners and anti-aircraft missileers, we are now raising kids to be airborne rangers.

Just wait until the leftoids get ahold of this one.

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A waitress’s revenge

31st March 2008

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People used to say “Pas devant les domestiques”, but nobody who’s anybody speaks French any more.

Thomas Keller is, of course, famous for his attention to detail.

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Saudi woman killed for chatting on Facebook

31st March 2008

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But of course Christians do the same. (Oh, I guess they don’t….)

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Missing Ohio Soldier’s Remains Identified in Iraq

31st March 2008

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When we capture them, they wind up in Guantanamo with three halal meals a day, daily prayer, and government provided health care that’s better than anything they’ve ever had before.

When they capture us, we get paraded in propaganda videos and our bones are later found in an unmarked grave, when we haven’t been beheaded on TV.

That tells you everything you need to know about this war.

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Criticism and Islam

31st March 2008

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Reminder for the dim-witted: Islam is an oppressive totalitarian ideology with which no co-existence is possible.

Nobody in the world worries about Christians coming to cut his head off. The same cannot be said of Muslims. Take whatever action you think is appropriate.

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Modernity and the Gender Gap: It’s Counter-Intutive

31st March 2008

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An interesting discussion, although whether the perceived gap is counter-intuitive or not depends on the perspective of the viewer, I suspect. There have been entire books written on why women are more church-going than men (like this one and this one).

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Hell Has Officially Frozen Over

31st March 2008

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If Hillary can deal with — and is willing to deal with — somebody like Scaife, then the Europeans would be a piece of cake. She’s certainly got a bigger pair than Obama has ever demonstrated.

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Oil firms are caught in a squeeze play

31st March 2008

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Washington Today

31st March 2008

Inside P0litics.

Inside the Beltway.

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Gene Sweeps Yield Discoveries

31st March 2008

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TSA Pinheads Helping Terrorists Once Again

30th March 2008

The Hog reviews our arrangements for air travel security.

The TSA is run by dribbling, diaper-wearing, ignorant, inbred morons.

And that about says all that needs to be said.

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Iraqi Govt. Forces Squish Sadr: The LA Times Tells Us Why That’s Bad

30th March 2008

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It’s about time somebody stepped on this particular cockroach. The only surprise is that it took so long.

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Geothermal probe sinks German city

30th March 2008

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Sounds like the plot to a bad movie, doesn’t it?

A similar experiment triggered a series of earthquakes near Basel in Switzerland last year.

The Law of Unintended Consequences just seems to keep biting these politically-correct morons.

 A spokesman for Staufen council said: “The community was so proud of the environmentally-friendly geothermal energy project that it would be a painful irony if that was the cause for this incredible occurrence.”

No shit.

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Cancer patient has PSP stolen en route to chemotherapy treatment

30th March 2008

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“Judge, he needed killin’.” Sometimes the old ways are best.

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Aussie Foreign Minister: Fitna’s connection of Islam with acts of violence “offensive”

30th March 2008

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I guess Australia has its share of idiot politicians as well. Pity.

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Fox News: “Media ‘Talking Down’ the Economy to Get a Dem Elected?”

30th March 2008

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Wouldn’t surprise me a bit. I listen to my wife complain about how the tight job market means they can’t get any qualified applicants for job openings at her company, and then I see newspaper headlines that the economy sucks and we’re only a heartbeat away from another Great Depression.

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Rod Stewart ‘to quit Britain for better life in Los Angeles’

30th March 2008

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Whoa. Life in Britain must really suck.

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Gory Prospects

30th March 2008

Mark Levin points out that, if Democrat leaders pick AlGore as their nominee, the oxymoronic nature of their party’s name will become even more obvious.

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Mr. Wynn’s Ignoble Exit

30th March 2008

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The Post seems so surprised that a Democrat would do this.

I’m not.

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Muslim Bus Driver Kicks Passengers Off Bus… So He Can Pray

30th March 2008

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See this in the news? No? Imagine my surprise.

Guess what would have happened if a Christian had done this. Or a Jew. Of course, a Christian or a Jew wouldn’t have . That’s the point.

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Political Ads as You’ve Never Seen Them

30th March 2008

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Perhaps a new rest stop on the Information Superhighway.

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Amateur Sleuths Name Anonymous Dead

30th March 2008

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The truth is out there. The point of this story is that Hayeck was right: No one of us knows as much as all of us, and so a central authority will never be able to beat a market for accuracy of information.

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Senior Democrats mull Al Gore’s nomination

29th March 2008

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The Derbyshire Option is alive and well. (After all, why break in a new loser when you’ve got a proven loser close to hand?)

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The Religion of Peace is Protecting us All

29th March 2008

The Hog gets down with Islam. Or is that on Islam? I can never remember.

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Coke Boats Winning Their War

29th March 2008

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Well, when there’s money to be made, technology follows.

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Educational Levels Declining In America

29th March 2008

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Not really a surprise.

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Will Hillary Be Pushed Out?

29th March 2008

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Not with any pressure Senator Depends can bring to bear.

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No One Left to Lie To

29th March 2008

Mark Steyn reviews the Clinton campaign.

The Clintons got away with this sort of thing for so long that you can’t blame them for wondering how they missed the memo advising that henceforth the old rules no longer apply.

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Mississippi Judge Indicted: Yet Another ‘Name That Party’ Story

29th March 2008

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Any number can play. All it takes is a newspaper and a corrupt elected official. How hard can that be?

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Amish Paradise

29th March 2008

Cringely takes on an unusual topic for a tech columnist.

As my friend Henry from down the road in Mansfield, Ohio, points out, the Amish have been on this same “new” educational path forever. Their ability to produce nearly 100 percent productive citizens (and very nice furniture) for about fifty bucks per student per year is especially galling to those government schools that spend $16K and turn out a lot of slackers.

Or maybe not.

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Reporter Quits Al Jazeera English for Anti-American Bias

29th March 2008

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Actually, this is something of a surprise — not the bias, but that somebody quit over it.

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How did the Diveroli family qualify for “minority ownership” preferences?

29th March 2008

Steve Sailer is not afraid to ask the hard questions.

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Another ‘Free’ Business Model Experiment

29th March 2008

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How do you make money from giving stuff away? Read it and find out.

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Who’s Your Economist?

29th March 2008

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A review of Who’s Your City? How the Creative Economy Is Making Where to Live the Most Important Decision of Your Life, by Richard Florida.

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The Sunday Stalin

29th March 2008

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More illustrations of the fact that fascists and communists differ only in the color of their flags — and sometimes not even then.

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U.S. House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn (D-SC) Believes the “Constitution Mandates” His Corrupt Behavior…

29th March 2008

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There you go — the Consitution made me do it. No wonder the Democrat party is the party of corruption.

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The Clean Energy Scam

29th March 2008

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You know an idea is no longer news when it makes the “news magazines”.

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Starbucks to ignore tip-sharing court ruling

29th March 2008

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Avoiding the razor’s edge

29th March 2008

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The politics of hair.

Apparently “hair on the face” = “not in the race”. Another “boys’ club” that Hillary can’t join.

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Obama Aligns Foreign Policy With GOP

29th March 2008

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An obvious attempt to short-circuit one of McCain’s perceived strong points. I’d be happier if I thought he really believed it, rather than it being a fairly blatant political ploy.

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FBI Focusing on ‘About Four’ Suspects in 2001 Anthrax Attacks

29th March 2008

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About time.

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Scientist Demands Apology From ABC for Global Warming Hit Piece

28th March 2008

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Good luck with that, fella.

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