Monthly Archives: August 2008

More Out of Touch

On the way home from that “favorite watering hole” some fool on the radio decided that it was perfectly acceptable to follow Scritti Politti’s “A Perfect Way” with Rick Springfiled’s “Jessie’s Girl“. Now, it was an eighties show and no … Continue reading

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Out of Touch

I was out at our favorite watering hole this evening with some of the usual suspects. The band was a young duo I have not seen before tonight. They actually were entertaining. Not great, but a perfectly passable pub band. … Continue reading

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Interesting Observation This Time Around

A Louisiana blog noted that a very popular item being sold in preparation for tropical storm Gustav is the AR-15. Link

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Democrats Email Opt-Out Violates CAN-SPAM

According to this post at Unicom Systems Development, the Democratic Party is violating the rules defined in the CAN-SPAM law for unsubscribing. Click through to read the details, but basically, they have a complicated process for unsubscribing that doesn’t actually … Continue reading

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An Inconvenient Tax

An Inconvenient Tax is a forthcoming documentary produced by independent filmmakers Vincent Vittorio and Nate McGill and their Lawrencville based production company Life Is My Movie Entertainment. Their site describes the project thus: Ask any of the millions of tax … Continue reading

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Neat Trick

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Chinese Shadows

John Derbyshire has posted an interesting piece about the public deceptions surrounding the Beijing Olympics over at NRO.

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Obama’s Half-brother Lives on $1/month in Kenya

The UK’s Daily Mail reports on a Italian Vanity Fair article. Obama has visited with him twice, and mentioned him in one of his books. Of course, he wants to take your money by force and give it to the … Continue reading

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“Atlanta’s airport not gun-free”

So says this piece in the AJC yesterday. Certainly this is true. The article points out that hundreds of weapons are legally carried in and out of airports each year by people travelling to and from hunting and shooting events. … Continue reading

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Life Imitates Gary Larson

We all remember Gary Larson’s famous “Midvale School for the Gifted,” where the supposedly gifted student can’t operate the door marked “pull.” That’s what came directly to mind when I saw this story: “Gifted Student Hospitalized After Drinking Liquid Nitrogen.” … Continue reading

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Obama “Delegate” Leads Censorship Charge

Shakespear Feyissa (see his Obama Delegates page) came to the US from Ethiopia in 1991, attended Seattle Pacific University, and in 1998, as a senior, was kicked out. He had been arrested for sexually assaulting another student, the fifth to … Continue reading

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Quote of the Day

I read this line today and it struck me as terribly funny. I suppose most people reading it will imagine the boisterous voice of someone trying to show off to a crowd, but in my experience these words are uttered … Continue reading

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Georgia Teen Gets Olympic Shooting Gold

Vincent Hancock, a nineteen year-old from Georgia, won the gold medal for skeet Saturday in Beijing. He started shooting at age eight, won his first World Championship at age sixteen, and is now on the US Army team. Congratulations, Vincent! … Continue reading

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Teachers Allowed to Carry Weapons

A school district in Texas has approved a measure allowing teachers to carry weapons. Certain criteria must be met, but they seem reasonable, e.g conceal carry permit. Story

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The Truth About ANWR Drilling

Over at The Heritage Foundation… hint: Those who oppose it may be less than sincere in their claims…

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