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The Goldstone Report

Called “the terrorists’ Magna Carta,” the Goldstone report is a commission created by the UN’s Human Rights Council, an organization that has been blatantly anti-Israel since its establishment.  Its stated intent was to investigate alleged human rights abuses during the was in Gaza.

In January of this year, Col. Richard Kemp, former commander of the [...]

The Iconic Biscotti of Digital Biscotti

I love to cook, and especially to bake.  Several years ago, I made Becky a batch of apricot-pistachio biscotti, and the experience was somewhat…surprising.  Not pleasantly so.

The problem was that the recipe didn’t adequately prepare you for the difficulty of working with the dough/batter.  Mixed properly, biscotti dough acts very much like a thick [...]

Departures and Opportunities

After having administrated The Waterglass since August of 2003, I have decided to step down, move on, and spend my energies elsewhere. 

I hold absolutely no rancor toward anyone here, especially my brother and fellow blogger Josh.  I simply feel that The Waterglass has progressed past my own personal desires, and it is worth [...]

Welcome to Digital Biscotti

Hi!

Digital Biscotti is my personal website.  After having run the group blog The Waterglass since its inception in August of 2003, I have decided to step down and run my own site.

Food, politics, current events, adoption issues, books, movies: all are grist for my mill.  Other things will also be discussed, many of [...]

Dress Code Violation or Racial Discrimination?

Because racial discrimination is rarely so overt these days — for example, there are few nightclubs that would post a “No Blacks Allowed” sign, especially in places like Chicago — detecting a legitimate case of racial discrimination can be difficult.  The following case of a Chicago nightclub, citing dress-code violations in denying six African Americans entry, [...]

Flashpoint Afghanistan: Obama Dithering, Cheney Diddling

Cheney, a Bush critic and now a rabid Obama critic, accused Obama of dithering on Afghanistan:

“The White House must stop dithering while America’s armed forces are in danger,’’ Cheney told the conservative Center for Security Policy. “It’s time for President Obama to do what it takes to win a war he has repeatedly and [...]

Obama White House: Vindictive, Cowardly, and Very Partisan

First, we have the White House’s communications director declaring war on Fox News:

“Let’s not pretend they’re a news network,” White House communications director Anita Dunn said on CNN’s “Reliable Sources,” firing the latest salvo in the long-simmering feud.

“Fox News often operates almost as either the research arm or the communications arm of the [...]

The Left Gets Another Scalp

Rush Limbaugh was bounced out of the investment group looking to purchase the St. Louis Rams on the basis of lies told by the American left:

Numerous sportswriters, CNN, MSNBC, among others, falsely attributed to me statements I had never made. Their sources, as best I can tell, were Wikipedia and each other. But the [...]

The Anti-Obama Mob and the Socialist Canard

Claims that Obama is overtly or secretly a socialist — a socialist canard — started in the long presidential campaign 2007-2008 and gained serious traction among the anti-Obama mob when McCain called him a socialist.  Later, in talking with Joe the Plumber in Summer 2008, the anti-Obama mob blatantly misconstrued and took out of context [...]

DONUTS: Krispy Kreme and American Capitalism

Dollars to donuts is the subject of this story.  I realize that The Waterglass 3.0 is less donut-focused (unless Obama is eating a donut, in which case I guess someone will post about how his donut eating habits says something about how the man governs), but this story is too darn donutly interesting to ignore:

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Barack Hussein Obama Named President of the Three Stooges Fan Club

In an unprecedented move, The Stoogeum, the world’s greatest repository of Three Stooges memorabilia, has named U.S. President Barack Hussein Obama the Official President of the Three Stooges Fan Club:

The Three Stooges Fan Club Committee said it honored Obama for his “extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples.  Nyuck, nyuck, nyuck!”

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The Unbelievable Success of Cash for Clunkers

One of President Obamessiah’s greatest achievements in his Nobel Peace Prize-worthy presidency is, apparently, the Cash for Clunkers program.  Designed to curb greenhouse gases (the ones that contribute to global climate change more than the gigantic nuclear explosion in space called the sun), it took taxpayer money to buy people better cars for trading in [...]

President Obama’s Accomplishments in Office Since January 2009

Even more suprising than Obama’s Nobel Peace Prize is the rabid partisan right’s blindness to the accomplishments of Obama’s still-young presidency.  Apparently, they need reminders.  Let’s begin here:

Domestic Policy

Much of this starts with the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.  Part of this act is 5 billion for Head Start and other child care [...]

U.S. President Barack Hussein Obama Awarded America’s Space Prize

America’s Space Prize is , according to Wikipedia, a 50 million dollar space competition in orbital spaceflight established and funded in 2004 by hotel entrepreneur Robert Bigelow. The prize would have been awarded to the first US-based privately-funded team to design and build a reusable manned capsule capable of flying 5 astronauts to a Bigelow [...]

Obama Wins Pillsbury Bake-Off!

In a surprise twist announced early this morning, President Barack Hussein Obama has won the 2009 Pillsbury Bake-Off:

The Pillsbury company, several of whom spoke to the press, said awarding Obama the 44th Annual Pillsbury Bake-Off could be seen as an early vote of confidence intended to build global support for the policies of [...]