Monthly Archives: September 2008

House vote rejects financial bailout bill

I couldn’t listen to Pelosi’s speech before the vote, but there were sufficient representatives in the House chamber who couldn’t get off the floor, as easily as I could employ the remote, before hearing enough. There apparently weren’t enough barf … Continue reading

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Paul Newman

Paul Newman got to be both handsome and talented and to occupy a seat at the head table of the great male movie stars, which means that he dined with the likes of Cary Grant and Marlon Brando, and that … Continue reading

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Shea Stadium, opening day 1964

I explained here last year how I became a Mets fan and how that gave way, over much time, to becoming a Yankees fan. The Mets franchise came into existence in 1962. The team played in the Polo Grounds for … Continue reading

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The debate

A split decision for McCain, 2-1. His performance, however, was aimed directly at Reagan Democrats, and in that regard his win was significant. McCain was energetic, direct, unashamed to stress his experience. Obama did fairly well at resembling a serious … Continue reading

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McCain will debate

He’s going to Oxford, Mississippi for the 9:00 p.m. appointment with Obama.

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Listening to Harry Reid, right now

I can’t bear to get up and actually go look at him. The TV is on in another room, but I can hear the awful little wimp. What to make of a party that makes such a man its leader … Continue reading

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Will McCain show up at the debate tonight?

I think he will. But it’s possible that the McCain campaign wants Obama to go ahead on his own. They might think that it will do more for them if he does. It’s not clear to me what is going … Continue reading

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There would be quite the queue at the scaffold…

…if some of the clowns we’ve seen parading before us the past few days got what they deserved. But that’s the beauty of rights and due process, not to mention man before God: we are mostly spared what we deserve. … Continue reading

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Barney and Fannie

McQ has a video clip up of a report done on Brit Hume’s hour on Fox. It’s about how the Bush adminstration, repeatedly, and John McCain, and even Alan Greenspan called for a crack-down on the out-of-control practices of Fannie … Continue reading

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Now, some good news

One of the Marines called a cold-blooded murderer by Congressman John Murtha is suing Murtha for slander.

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New Paltz: Another warning on the Crossroads project

Remember this, opponents of Crossroads: Boss Hokanson intends to slam this project through. She’s trying to position it as a “higher good” as she pretends that her understanding of that “good” transcends the riff-raff and usual suspects who stand in … Continue reading

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Bush’s speech

Well, it came down, I guess, to this. Bush looks out at the American people and he says, “You’re Butch Cassidy and I’m the Sundance Kid and we’re caught on this cliff together, and we are jumping, right now!” Other … Continue reading

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“The Man Who Never Was”

Tony Blankley authoritatively restates the glaringly obvious about mainstream media coverage of Obama: The mainstream media have gone over the line and are now straight-out propagandists for the Obama campaign. While they have been liberal and blinkered in their worldview … Continue reading

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The spectre of the Great Depression

This is a great post at NR’s The Corner by Jonah Goldberg (author of the fine bestseller Liberal Fascism). Among the matters that Goldberg addresses is the “Hoover did nothing” and the “FDR saved us” narratives. Hoover did a number … Continue reading

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Mac Owens, today…

…on how the generals were steering the U.S. to defeat in Iraq.

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Noticed at today’s hearings…

…featuring Secretary of the Treasury Paulson and Federal Reserve Chairman Bernanke before the Senate Banking Committee. A senator asked Paulson if the proposed bailout would affect the credit rating of the U.S. government. Paulson ran around the question without answering … Continue reading

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