Archive for December, 2005

Number 1 Technology of 2005

Saturday, December 31st, 2005

And the winner is… Google Earth Really, it was no contest. This application seamlessly integrates 30+ years of software, data, research and dreams into a world navigation toy a child can use. That google acquired and released it for free on the Internet only makes us LOVE google more. Only the Apple Nano approaches google […]

More on Greg Blue

Saturday, December 31st, 2005

Following-up on the profile on Greg Blue (see “Beating the Odds”)… Readers who enjoyed the ESPN article may enjoy this Macon Telegraph article on Blue that ran Christmas Day.

Beating the Odds

Friday, December 30th, 2005

As an alumnus of the University of Georgia and a huge Bulldog fan, I have very much enjoyed watching senior free safety and consensus All-American Greg Blue deliver bone-crushing hits all season long. What I didn’t appreciate was the path Blue had to take to become a college graduate, All-American and projected first-round draft pick […]

In the Land of the Brother Leader

Friday, December 30th, 2005

UPDATE: Michael Totten’s website is here. (thanks to for this link). Here’s our take: Straight off the airplane, he was confronted with the image of Colonel Muammar el-Qaddafi. Above an airport portrait, a sign “Partners Not Wage Earners” reminds the locals (and tourists) that this is a Communist country. You are above money, so […]

Happy Socialism and a Needy New Year

Thursday, December 29th, 2005

(Slowly recovering from workplace-ravaged sickness…who says there aren’t advantages to unemployment!) (UPDATE: Thanks, cyclops, for pointing out that I forgot the link to the Coulter article. Here it is. Enjoy.) I’ve always wondered where the heck “Kwanzaa” came from, so it was with great interest that I read Ann Coulter’s history of this “holiday”. Coulter […]

The “National Nut” of Iran

Wednesday, December 21st, 2005

Thanks to barking-moonbat for this one: Mike Thompson – The Detroit Free Press

NSA, FISA & the Constitution

Tuesday, December 20th, 2005

Since the NY Times decided to run with the story about President Bush authorizing the NSA to intercept communications of US citizens, headlines of “Domestic Spying” have captured the nation’s attention, while US Senators piss in their pants in an effort to find a soapbox so they can scream that the President isn’t King George […]

Bush lied, people dyed. Their fingers.

Sunday, December 18th, 2005

Today we present an essay not to be missed, Iraq vote leaves Dems looking like the losers by Mark Steyn. Seriously, this is so good that I’d like to post the entire article, so go read it! No one can match the wit of Steyn, and this piece pounds home the theme that success in […]

Real-world ecosystem hostile to Democrats

Friday, December 16th, 2005

Tony Snow has this article on how the Democrats, like all central-planning types (think: communists, European beaurocrats), still think that a central, top-down plan is the secret to harmony and happiness in the world. Somehow they’ve had their heads in the sand for the last 50 years and missed the numerous object lessons on the […]

It Takes A Village (of Judges and Bureaucrats)

Friday, December 16th, 2005

Today’s Washington Times reports on the growing trend of judges taking into account the smoking behavior of parents when deciding child custody cases. Here’s the link and an excerpt: Anti-smoking activists who are driving cigarettes from public places across the country are now targeting private homes — especially those with children. Their efforts so far […]

A picture’s worth a thousand words

Friday, December 16th, 2005

Thanks, lucianne, for the link: Celebrating the vote in Iraq

Indeed. It is a Great Day

Thursday, December 15th, 2005

Congratulations to the citizens of Iraq. You came in great numbers from all parts of the country, and the Sunni participation was as high as the number of terrorist attacks was low. powerlineblog has a piece, A day to be proud, about soldier and patrior Rick Rescorla. A great read on a great day. blackfive […]

A Great Day

Thursday, December 15th, 2005

What a great day in Iraq today. Here are a couple of quotes I read in the NY Times: “This election is the one we’ve been waiting for – it’s going to determine our destiny,” said Ali al-Nuaimy, 49, a physical fitness trainer, who voted in Baghdad. “I’m so happy,” said Mahmood Mohammad Hussein, 25, […]

non-offensive Happy Holidays

Wednesday, December 14th, 2005

Thanks, HR, for this one. I don’t know the author (or I would credit them), but this is pretty funny — take leftist, political correctness; mix with a Christmas card; shake. Please accept with no obligation, implied or implicit, my best wishes for an environmentally conscious, socially responsible, non-addictive, gender-neutral celebration of the winter solstice […]

Please Don’t Sue Me, Gerhard!

Tuesday, December 13th, 2005

I’ll admit I’ve despised former German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder since his blatantly anti-American campaign in 2002. The guy’s a slimeball and a demagogue who has consistently put his own interests before those of his country. And discretion is not a trait he concerns himself with. Just look what he’s been up to since his recent […]

Southchild in solidarity with Iraqis

Monday, December 12th, 2005

As the citizens of Iraq vote for a constitutional parliament, I’m proud to put forth my purple finger in support of freedom and independence for the long-oppressed Iraqis. Join the “Purple Finger for Freedom” movement to show the world that Americans support a free and independent Iraq. Although securing a democratic stronghold in the Middle […]

US Aid to the Palestinian Authority subsidizes terrorism

Monday, December 12th, 2005

(Thanks to powerlineblog for this one.) Please read this article, Abbas Approves Monthly Grant To Families of Suicide Bombers , on how the head of the Palestinian Authority, Mahmoud Abbas, has signed a new law that gives PA money to the families of suicide bombers. This is disgusting. Here are a few of the details: […]

The RNC’s new video…finally!

Saturday, December 10th, 2005

Have you seen the Republican’s new video showing the Democrats being, well, themselves? I got a good chuckle from it, and so did the guys over at powerlineblog who discuss the ad and critique a panicky DNC e-mail response. Here’s a snippet: It’s been nearly three years since we went into Iraq, and things are […]

Two takes on Saddam

Saturday, December 10th, 2005

These two articles look at mass-murderer and dictator Saddam Hussein from different angles. Charles Krauthammer, in Saddam Belongs in a Glass Booth, rips the Bush administration on its bungling of the Hussein trial. “This has become a platform for Saddam to show himself as a caged lion when really he was a mouse in a […]

Hanson — “Democratic Implosion”

Friday, December 9th, 2005

Don’t miss Victor Davis Hanson’s latest essay, Democratic Implosion on how terribly wrong the outspoken leadership of the Defeaticratic Party has become. Consider this contradiction-in-point: Contrast the Democratic reactions to respective advice offered by Congressman Murtha and Senator Joe Lieberman. The former is a respected but not nationally known Democratic figure; the latter ran for […]