The MinuteMan: Let’s Split the Difference and Call It A Day

Showing the stamina that has made him justly famous, our good friend Tom Maguire jumps into the Krugman muck again and concludes: 2 out of 3 ain’t bad, as Meatloaf once sang, but 2 out of 4 is more accurate. I’m convinced (though, in matters like this, my motto remains: of all possible worlds, I [...]

Biden: Victory Will Be Achieved By My High IQ

In the kind of delightfully snarky piece I can seldom resist, Mickey Kaus has all kinds of goodies on Joe Biden, Senator from somewhere-or-other and Sunday Morning talkshow mainstay. I wasn’t even aware of this, but it’s one more reason to hope Joe Biden gets the nomination (he might be almost as easy to make [...]

More Thoughts On Katrina’s Fallout…

…in a highly recommended post by AcademicElephant. I share the skepticism on Katrina as a weight on Bush; I think disasters tend to make people come together, and I think most people will not look too kindly on attempts to gain political points from either side…

Sheehan Again Compares the Right To Nazis, Says Bush Caused Katrina

You know, I’m really sorry about what happened to Casey Sheehan, and I honor his memory, but his mother is beneath contempt. Here’s the latest statement from Cindy Sheehan (hat tip to Hugh Hewitt): Well, George and I are leaving Crawford today. George is finished playing golf and telling his fables in San Diego , [...]

Thousands Likely Dead, Says New Orleans Mayor

Let’s hope this guy is an alarmist; he’s the same person who said it would be three or four months before people could return to New Orleans…maybe, hopefully, he’s wrong.

MoDo’s Strange Definition of Leadership

We’re used to strange happenings from MoDoLand, we veterans of the New York Times OpEd pages. Black is white, up is down, east is west, as long as the chance exists to bash the President. Apparently, you can add Hillary to the long list of subjects of Dowd’s disdain, along with Rummy, W., Bikey George, [...]

The Fallout from Katrina

With the mayor saying it will be three or four months before residents can return to New Orleans, it’s clear that this disaster will be opening some figurative wounds to go with the literal wounds: 1. Global warming: Many on the left are already, even as the bodies are being removed, using this event as [...]

Able Danger Connected With China Spy Program?

The Able Danger story gets more bizarre by the day…the latest indications are that it may have been shut down because: . ..[I]t could have lead to the exposure of a separate secret data mining project focusing on U.S Citizens allegedly transferring super-sensitive U.S technology illegally to the Chinese government. This secret data mining project [...]

Supply-Side Guru Passes Away

Jude Wanniski was a bit unhinged; my most recent exposures to him were through the editorial pages of Al Jazeera. His anti-Israel views and opposition to our Middle East policy were of a piece with his ridiculous flirtation with Louis Farrakhan. Nevertheless, conservatives, especially those of us who came of age in the Reagan era, [...]

Hundreds Dead in Tragedy: And It’s Not the Hurricane

Even as estimates rise to at least 250 fatalities from Katrina (a figure, unfortunately, that will doubtless rise), word comes of a huge tragedy in Iraq, where 647 religious pilgrims died in a stampede caused by rumors of a suicide bomber. As for Katrina, I have registered to join the Thursday Blog for Relief effort; [...]

Rudy G.: I’ll Decide Next Year

Translation: I’m running (hat tip to Jayson at PoliPundit)…

And Now For Something Completely Different…

Okay, enough hurricane stuff for now…we need somebody to lighten up the mood, and Tim Blair is our man. First, from the quotes of August, this beauty from Howard Dean: I think if we had a three-word message right now it’d be, ‘We can do better.’ Quite right, Howard…but Tim has also has another treat [...]

New Orleans Mayor Says Entire City Will Soon Be Under Water

Yet another alarming headline from New Orleans…certainly, one wants to avoid hype in these situations, and we’ll get back to the politics and fun soon enough…jp at Americans for Freedom emailed a link to show his growing concern, and if you want more, here’s over 1,000 blogs covering the story from the Truth Laid Bear’s [...]

More Details On Hurrican Relief Day

N. Z. Bear, the invaluable host of The Truth Laid Bear Ecosystem, will be setting up a special page between now and Thursday, 9/1, designated “Hurrican Relief Blog Day”. If you have a blog, you’ll be able to register, and hopefully there will be some code to share the list on your own site as [...]

Troubling Reports From New Orleans

Flood waters have reached 20 feet deep in places, and this is absolutely chilling: New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin said hundreds, if not thousands, of people may still be stuck on roofs and in attics, and so rescue boats were bypassing the dead. “We’re not even dealing with dead bodies,” Nagin said. “They’re just pushing [...]

So, How’s That Howard Dean Thing Working Out For You Guys?

In 2003, only 42% of respondents to a survey by the Pew Research Center found the Democratic Party to be ‘friendly to religion’. Partly as a consequence (i.e., the much-derided “values” voters), George W. Bush won re-election. The Democrats, knowing a disaster when they see one, appointed the famously religious Howard Dean as their chairman, [...]

McCain To Hagel: Iraq Is Not Vietnam

Care of the good folks at Power Line, here’s Senator McCain: Vietnam never had a legitimate government in Saigon that the people believed in and trusted. There was superpower engagement in a huge way. [In Iraq] we [have] a problem with the Syrians — but nothing like what the Chinese and Russians were doing for [...]

Able Danger Update – Killed By The Inspector General?

AJStrata finds a buried gem, and the MinuteMan parses it further. If this pans out, it could explain a lot…

A Growing Disaster

Things are not looking good in New Orleans. There are stories of out-of-control looting, miserable conditions in the SuperDome, where three deaths are rumored, including one suicide, and martial law has been declared. Let’s hope the death toll doesn’t spiral, as there are also reports of floating bodies. Needless to say, our thoughts and prayers [...]

The Public’s Not Buying What Sheehan is Selling

Contra Frank Rich, Cindy Sheehan has NOT changed the equation of the Iraq War in terms of the American public; in fact, an ABC News poll shows that she has, marginally, made more people support the war than oppose it. Pity poor Frank; the facts are always getting in his way…