Monthly Archives: November 2006 «

 

Al Gore makes another contribution to global warming

Posted by: ST on November 30, 2006 at 6:59 pm » 9 Comments

Ian at Hot Air has video of Gorius Maximus on last night’s Jay Leno show where Gore made a crack about Antonin Scalia’s comments on the global warming case currently before the USSC, and mixed it in with another crack about the 2000 elections. After all this time, the guy still can’t get over the […]

 

FEC to politicians: Feel free to report yourself

Posted by: ST on November 30, 2006 at 6:43 pm » 2 Comments

What the hell? Via AP: WASHINGTON – The Federal Election Commission on Thursday took steps to encourage politicians and contributors to report their own possible violations of campaign finance laws by offering them significantly reduced fines. Commission officials said the number of self-reported violations has increased recently, prompting the need for a specific policy that […]

 

Questionable Iraq reporting source watch

Posted by: ST on November 30, 2006 at 4:19 pm » 1 Comment

I can barely keep up with all the news on the constantly developing story about the MSM’s use of highly questionable and possibly unreliable sources for some of its reporting about what’s going on in Iraq. Curt at Flopping Aces has been the “go to” guy on this story, so make sure to check out […]

 

Thursday open thread

Posted by: ST on November 30, 2006 at 3:49 pm » 5 Comments

Got your Christmas decorating inside the house and in the yard all done? I have The Rockefeller Center Christmas tree stands lit during the 74th annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony in New York November 29, 2006. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton (UNITED STATES) Absolutely lovely at Rockefeller Center, isn’t it?

 

More proof that the “liberals are more charitable than conservatives” Accepted Truth is a myth

Posted by: ST on November 30, 2006 at 3:29 pm » 13 Comments

John Stossel and Kristina Kendall add their own evidence to the pile already out there that debunks the old Accepted Truth about liberals supposedly being more generous than conservatives. This is not to say that liberals in general don’t favor generosity – they’re just ok with being generous with other people’s money while, apparently, holding […]

 

Those crazy conservatives!

Posted by: ST on November 30, 2006 at 12:43 pm » 7 Comments

My friend Brian at Iowa Voice has blogged today about a “study” that supposedly suggests that there is a “direct link” between those who support Bush and mental illness: A collective “I told you so” will ripple through the world of Bush-bashers once news of Christopher Lohse’s study gets out. Lohse, a social work master’s […]

 

Iraq Survey Group to recommend “gradual pullback” of troops out of Iraq

Posted by: ST on November 30, 2006 at 9:45 am » 2 Comments

Allah’s got the lowdown on the NYT report – obviously leaked – which discusses recommendations the ISG plans to announce officially in a week. Dean Barnett doesn’t like what’s he’s read so far: From what we know so far, the Baker Commission is going to recommend that we cut troop levels in Iraq, attempt to […]

 

Promises made, promises broken – a retrospective on Pelosi’s 9-11 Commission promises

Posted by: ST on November 30, 2006 at 8:56 am » 11 Comments

Well, they promised the most “honest, ethical, and open Congress in history“, which proved to be complete BS post-election after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi not only let it be known that she was throwing her full support behind the ethically challenged Rep. John Murtha for House Majority Leader, but that she wanted impeached former federal […]

 

Show us the plan, man

Posted by: ST on November 29, 2006 at 7:36 pm » 3 Comments

There’s been a lot of discussion lately about what should be done about the situation in Iraq, with prominent Democrats calling for a “phased redeployment” (that’s fancy talk for cut and run), the Iraq Study Group preparing to submit its recommendations to the President, and the President forming an Iraq policy review group separate from […]

 

Wednesday open thread

Posted by: ST on November 29, 2006 at 4:52 pm » 11 Comments

Sheesh – just realized that I haven’t started one of these in a few days. Enjoy, ya’ll. BTW, isn’t this beautiful?: Caption: Snowy scene : Fresh snow covers evergreen trees seen through a window in Beaver Creek, Colorado. (AFP/Don Emmert) I just love this time of year.