Monthly Archives: July 2007

Archive of posts published in the specified Month

Hemlock Could Be Terminal

My dad just spent a week at the Medical Center in Macon, GA. He is doing fine. The Medical Center’s Main Entrance is located on Hemlock Street. The pharmacy in the building bears the last name of the owner; David…

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History and Politics

I find history interesting because in an uncertain complicated world the results of our actions are often unclear in the present. Present biases are replaced with results that are slightly but not totally clearer, and less subject to the spin…

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From Blunders to Wisdom

from The New Republic, Victor David HasonIn a wider sense, the war is as most wars: an evolution from blunders to wisdom, the side that makes the fewest and learns from them the most eventually winning. Al Qaeda and the…

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The Right Questions

Unspun – Finding Facts in a World of Disinformation by Brooks Jackson and Kathleen Hall Jamieson does a good job of demonstrating how information is spun to achieve objectives beyond the facts. But a few of the subjects repeated require…

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Sunni Marlboro Men Save Iraq

While the great missing story in our media is the success of the reinforcements (we call it a surge), the real success is probabaly coming form the excess of Al Queda. Extremists like Al Queda always go too far. Iraq…

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Barak Hussein Obama

When asked about how he would handle two Al Queda attack on American soil at the same time, Barak Hussein Obama responded with tiresome Bush bashing about Katrina. I realize Bush bashing has become “like pornography for liberals” but the…

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Whether You think You can Win or You Think You Can’t……

July 17, 2007The New York Times SurrendersA monument to defeatism on the editorial pageby Victor Davis HansonCity Journal OnlineThe final two paragraphs from another worthy Hanson view….We promised General Petraeus a hearing in September; it would be the height of…

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Goodness and Greatness

“A person’s pursuit of goodness leads to greatness, but the pursuit of greatness leads to ruin. Pursue goodness and you will achieve great things.”John E. Kramer, vice president for communications, Institute for Justicefrom a Starbucks Coffee Cup

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An Accumulation of Failure

Jimmy Carter praised Khomeini as a “20th Century Saint” and offered to exchange arms to him to release the hostages. Ronald Regan emboldened Hezbollah by withdrawing from Lebanon after 241 marines were killed. He then sold the Iranian theocracy missiles…

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Finding the Truth in a World of Lies

Naomi Wolf, in her book The Beauty Myth, claimed that 150,000 die annually from anorexia, almost 5 times the number who died from Aids. The correct number is closer to 1,000. In 2001 Bush was accused of trying to put…

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The Agnostic Nutcrackers

My daughter plays bass, guitar, piano, and french horn. She has formed a band that will play a few local gigs before school starts. We could not resist the temptation to annoy her with some potential band names. Loose Truth,…

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Word Up

One of my favorite sites is the Urban Dictionary, http://www.urbandictionary.com You can invent words and add them to the dictionary.Too many of the entries are juvenile and vulgar but there are a few gems. A few of my favorites: Sanipedone…

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It Didn’t Happen

From The OpinionJournal.com 7/23/07 Kerry, quoted in the Chicago Tribune: “We heard that argument over and over again about the bloodbath that would engulf the entire Southeast Asia, and it didn’t happen,” Kerry said, dismissing the charge out of hand…

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The Democrats’ Achilles Heel

“I was a lifelong Democrat only because the choices were limited,” she wrote. “The Democrats are the party of slavery and were the party that started every war in the 20th century, except the other Bush debacle. The Federal Reserve,…

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Guilty Until Proven Innocent

from theInternational Society for Individual Liberty “Police stopped 49-year-old Ethel Hylton at Houston’s Hobby Airport and told her she was under arrest because a drug dog had scratched at her luggage. Agents searched her bags and strip-searched her, but they…

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Before Ayn Rand

Robert Heinlein was one of the great science fiction authors probably best known for Starship Troopers and Stranger in a Strange Land, but my favoraite was “Time Enough for Love”, a story of Lazarus Long. Long is born in 1910,…

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How About Chocolate Covered Aspirin?

health notes from the August 2007 Men’s Journal 300 mg of Aspirin may reduce risk of colon cancer by up to 74% over a decade Japanese research indicates that isoflavones in soy may stave of certain kinds of prostate cancer…

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Jew Not a Jew

If you are occasionally inclined to play Jew/ Not a Jew here are five that are sure to stump your unprepared opponents- 1. Mel Torme 2. Paula Abdul 3. Pink 4. Nina Hartley (48 year old veteran porn star- or…

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European Deja Vu

From Fox News Increase in Anti-Semitic Violence Troubles Jews in BritainFriday, July 20, 2007By Donald Snyder “We’re Pakistani,” one of the young people yelled. “You’re Jewish. We will kill you.” The rabbi said several of the youths threw punches at…

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Poland’s Shame is No Joke

from The Simon Wiesenthal Center Once again, antisemitic priest, Father Tadeuscz Rydzyk (pictured) is leveraging Jew-hatred to promote his extremist agenda in Poland. Speaking to university students, the media mogul who heads Radio Maryja has created a major political crisis…

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