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“Leftie girls are easy.”

Obama’s good for something, it turns out:

Like-minded city singles are looking to tonight’s Barack Obama rally as more than just a politically charged soiree: It’ll be a raging pickup scene.

The rally from 5-8 p.m. in Washington Square Park, promises to draw a young, intelligent crowd. And what better time to hook up than [...]

Here comes the pain! Gas tax to fight climate change.

A number of us were predicting it and here it comes.  In an interview in the Washington Post on Wednesday, Representative John Dingell admitted that there is going to have to be a dramatic rise in the gas tax in order to combat global warming.  

 WASHINGTON — Dealing with global warming will be painful, says [...]

Personal Updates

Sorry for lack of posting.  Here’s the news:

I recently was harassed into resigning from a job I held and enjoyed for nine years.  Hence, I have been busy looking for work. 

Josh goes into surgery for his injury on Friday.  Please send him your best regards and wishes. 

New York Times admits to mistake on Gen. Petreus/MoveOn ad

In a rare turnaround, New York Times editor public editor, Clark Hoyt wrote about how they should not have gave MoveOn a discount on an attack ad against Gen. Petreus, but the actual content of the ad violated the written standards of the newspaper.  Covered on the Reuters.com website, it says that it has asked MoveOn to [...]

Dole’s Hearts Delight: THROW IT OUT

Here we *might* go again:

A package of Dole salad mix that tested positive for E. coli has triggered a recall in at least nine states, prompting new produce fears almost exactly a year after a nationwide spinach scare.

The tainted bag of Dole’s Hearts Delight salad mix was sold at a store in Canada, [...]

The Flying Nun Crashes

I read somewhere that Sally Field went on some anti-war rant during the Emmys last night and they cut her off when she said “goddamn” because “goddamn” is one of those words you’re not allowed to say on prime-time TV basic cable or something.

From the video, it looked like she was about to pull [...]

N.Y. Times gives MoveOn.org a “family discount”

Last week, Moveon.org put an insulting full page advertisement in the New York Times changing General Petraeus to “General Betray Us”.  What came out today in an article in the New York Post is that the New York Times gave Moveon.org a 66% discount for the controversial ad.

 WASHINGTON – The New York Times dramatically slashed [...]

High school students remember the victims of 9/11

While most of my blog entries are filled with complaints, I would like to give a hearty kudos to a group of high school students at Halifax High School in Halifax, Pennsylvania.  For the past three years, these students lead by now senior Kara Luzik honor the victims of 9/11 by creating a memorial of [...]

Madeleine L’Engle, the Prolific Author, Dead at 88

Sad news in the author world:

Author Madeleine L’Engle, whose novel “A Wrinkle in Time” has been enjoyed by generations of schoolchildren and adults since the 1960s, has died, her publicist said Friday. She was 88. L’Engle died Thursday at a nursing home in Litchfield of natural causes, according to Jennifer Doerr, publicity manager for [...]

Muslim Tolerance

LGF points us to a video put out by a member of the Muslim Student Association at the University of Texas at San Antonio.

After going after a Muslim woman who doesn’t want to wear the hijab, the interviewer focuses his attentions on a Jewish student.  Among other things, the interviewer suggests that the Jews’ [...]

Luciano Pavarotti, The Portly Singer, Dead at 71

Sad news in the tenor world:

Famed opera tenor Luciano Pavarotti… died Thursday in Italy after suffering from pancreatic cancer, manager Terri Robson said in a statement. He was 71.  According to Robson, “The great tenor, Luciano Pavarotti, died today at 5:00 a.m. at his home in Modena, the city of his birth… The Maestro [...]

Dead Certain: Bush Does Tears

Not quite an autobiography, but Bush allows yet another journalist unprecedented access to the inner workings of the Bush White House:

Bush granted journalist Robert Draper several extended interviews in late 2006 and early 2007, as well as unusual access to his aides, for the book “Dead Certain: The Presidency of George W. Bush,” which [...]

Terrorist Plot Against Americans in Germany Foiled

News out of Germany:

Three men have been arrested in Germany on suspicion of planning a “massive” terrorist attack on US facilities in the country, officials have said. Federal prosecutor Monika Harms said the three had trained at camps in Pakistan and procured some 700kg (1,500lbs) of chemicals for explosives. She said the accused had [...]

Jerry Lewis: “Jessie, The Illiterate Fag”

Strange but true:

Comedian Jerry Lewis on Tuesday apologized for using the word “fag” as he broadcast his annual Labor Day Telethon for Muscular Dystrophy…

What happened?

 In the 18th hour of the telethon Monday, Lewis, with his bow-tie undone and his shirt collar open, stumbled around the set at the South Coast Hotel, Casino [...]

Cutting trees down to save the planet

Dr. Patrick Moore, co-founder of Greenpeace, wrote an op-ed piece in the Vancouver Sun that had an interesting point of view on Leonardo DiCaprio’s climate-change movie called the 11th Hour.  While I still don’t believe that CO2 levels make that much of a difference, Moore’s explanation of why the movie was wrong caught me by surprise.

When we’re bombarded anew [...]