November 30, 2008

I suppose this is a good thing

The intent of the Mumbai attacks was to kill 5000.

One of the reports said that there was quite a bit of ammunition left over, and the police were surprised at how technologically savvy the terrorists were with their satellite phones and bombing techniques.  I guess the Indian police haven't heard of that thar Intarweb.

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November 26, 2008

New "Berlin Wall" being erected by Russian forces in Georgia

President-elect Barack Obama released a statement asking both sides to stop building the Wall.  He is expected to revise his statement after he sees Sen. John McCain's release.

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November 25, 2008

Outsourcing hits...Major League Baseball?

All I can say about this is that it'll be awesome if either of these guys ends up playing for Cleveland someday.

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I Haven't Much to Add to This

Good news.

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November 20, 2008

The Power of Palinmania

I'm strangely not worried (yet) about Gov. Janet Napolitano of Arizona as the next Secretary of Homeland Security.  Why?  She and Gov. Palin seem to get along well.  I think she probably would have made a better Attorney General, but unfortunately for her she never served in the Clinton Administration.

(Oh, and because it makes it less likely that the term-limited Governor will run against Sen. McCain in 2010.)

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November 19, 2008

Pete Sessions elected NRCC Chairman

Failure of failures Rep. Tom Cole dropped his bid for re-election.  Also:

- Rep. Eric Cantor moves up to Minority Whip

- Rep. Mike Pence will be Republican Conference Chairman. 

- Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers is now vice-chair of the conference...whatever that means.  (I have a friend who worked for her, so I feel compelled to give her a plug.)

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Secretary of Health and Human Services Tom Daschle

Just in from CNN.  And it seems he'll also be one of the 1000s of new czars in the Obama Administration as well:

Three sources close to the transition and in a position to know tell CNN that former Sen. Tom Daschle is President-elect Barack Obama's choice to be Secretary of Health and Human Services and the former Senate Majority Leader has indicated he wants the job.

Most significantly, Daschle negotiated that he will also serve as the White House health "czar" — or point person — so that he will report directly to the incoming President. The significance is this guarantees that by wearing two hats Daschle, and not White House staffers, will be writing the health care plan that Obama submits to Congress next year.

I guess it's just as well.  With a Democratic President and overwhelming Democratic majorities in the House and Senate, there's no need for him to stay at his current job

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November 18, 2008

Man, I Love The NBA!

Especially for this reason.

(Hint: Alex will love it).

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So, which will it be, Joe?

Sen. Joe Lieberman on Election Day:

BECK: But do you agree that Senator Hatch said to me that if we don't at least have the firewall of the filibuster in the Senate that in many ways America will not survive?

LIEBERMAN: Well, I hope it's not like that, but I fear.

But today, Sen.Lieberman kept his Homeland Security chairmanship, and will likely continue to caucus with a 60-vote Democratic majority in the Senate (if Sens. Stevens, Coleman, and Chambliss all lose). 

So, will he help them get to 60?  My guess is yes. 

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November 16, 2008

Still here

I haven't been forced to evacuate yet, and I'm hoping that I won't have to, but my best friend's mom and dad had to evacuate last night and haven't been able to get back to see if their home is still standing. 

Everything reeks of smoke (which, as a longtime smoker, really says something) and there's the constant sound of water-dropping planes and helicopters flying overhead.  In short, this is just a bit more stress than I usually enjoy during the course of a weekend.

I know that the Soviet of California doesn't get much love in these parts, but there are a lot of good people who have lost their homes in the last few days.  If you feel like donating to the Red Cross for disaster relief, you can do so here.

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November 15, 2008

California dreaming burning

No, I haven't been burned to a crisp, but having a gigantic black cloud of doom just over the horizon is more than a little unsettling.

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November 11, 2008

Veterans Day

Don't really have anything eloquent to offer, just continue to keep those who serve and have served in your prayers.  Eddiebear's brother is currently serving, so do keep him in your prayers, and we thank him for his service.  I know good portion of my readership has served in the military, and some are still active, know that you are appreciated.  If you're a lurker, drop a comment, let us know if you've served or to say thanks to our veterans today. 

I'd also recommend you drop by This Ain't Hell and The Sniper today, they're sure to have good posts for this Veterans Day.

Cuffy's post is excellent, do check it out.

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November 10, 2008

Want More News On The Minnesota Recount?

Screw Powerline! Here is a site I found that does the work those pompous clowns no longer want to do.

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November 09, 2008

More Minnesota Senate Recount News

I have been very critical of the Powerline guys for theie near-Allah level of disdain for Palin, but their updates on the efforts by Al Franken to steal the Senate Race in Minnesota are excellent.

My only issue is that two of the three guys who write for that site live in Minnesota, and are lawyers; however, they don't seem to be working for the Coleman people with legal help. I guess the RNSC must not pay well enough. In that case, I just hope the Coleman lawyers are as aggressive as Franken's lawyers.

Finally, if this goes to the Minnesota Courts, who are the judges, and who appointed them?

Just a thought.

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November 06, 2008

Newt as RNC Chair?

Not sure what I think of it, if he does, the greenie nonsense stays at the fucking door.

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"Historic" Election Put In Perfect Perspective

By Iowahawk, of course:

So for now, let's put politics aside and celebrate this historic milestone. In his famous speech at the Lincoln Memorial 45 years ago, Dr. King said "I have a dream that one day my children will live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character." Let us now take pride that Tuesday we Americans proved that neither thing matters anymore.

I think that paragraph may perfectly explain my feelings on modern American values.  How depressing.

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November 04, 2008

Obama is already 9 votes ahead

15 of the 21 votes in Dixville Notch, NH went to Barack Obama.  Reached for comment, EeyorePundit said that all was lost and we shouldn't even bother to show up to the polls later today. 

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November 03, 2008

35% of Obama's Voters Taking Day Off

Of course they are:

Just one-out-of-five voters (20%) plans to take the day off from work or school tomorrow as Barack Obama has urged his supporters to do, but 35% of those who plan to vote for the Democrat will be among them. Obama wants them to devote that time to getting out the vote.

And they are able to for the same reason the left dominates the protest championships every year.

People don't really notice when you take the day off from panhandling or community organizing or you skip a day of classes in pursuit of your Advanced Social Engineering degree.

 

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Finally

Lileks has created a dedicated Screed Blog*.

Here's hoping he maintains it vigorously. 

* - I must note that my ideal political intellects are probably Bill Whittle, James Lileks and Ace.  I'd gladly have those three ideologically in charge of the Republican Party. 

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