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Links to some interesting places:
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Junk Science Blog and debunking discussion forum.
Pirate Ballerina
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Volokh Conspiracy
Glenn Reynolds' Instapundit
Prof Bainbridge Blog
Clayton Cramer
David Friedman's homepage
Vodka Pundit
Tiki Lounge
Jim Dunnigan's site
Cold Fury
Karl's blog

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Friday, July 30, 2004

Unlike Clayton Cramer, I'm not disturbed at reports that the Dept of Homeland Security obtained Census Bureau reports that identified neighborhoods with high proportions of Muslims in them. The reality is that we are at war with a virulent strain of Islam. A detailed mapping of concentrations of people within which that strain can be found would be of a myriad of uses in planning allocation of resources in many different areas.

This description of John Kerry's actions in filming himself during his brief tour in Vietnam is very creepy. Which sort of matches the John Kerry I am envisioning these days.

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John Kerry's insipid speech was only a tiny shadow of the bizarre, irrational fantasy world of today's Democratic Party. In the echoes of their whining about the US not being liked around the world, we have Victor Davis Hanson to remind us of reality. And a fine job he does of implicitly rebutting the nonsense.

Here's a taste:

Meanwhile, the U.N. scolds Israel about its fence to keep out suicide murderers to the applause of the European and Arab worlds. Yet both sit mostly powerless while Arabs in turn systematically mass murder black Africans in the Sudan. Can we at least drop the falsity: In the new global CNN media circus, an Arab must kill 1,000 innocents deliberately to warrant the condemnation that the world allots to a Jew who kills one Arab inadvertently.

So much for John Kerry's vapid droolings on foreign policy.

Well, I found the DNC as nauseating as I expected.  In the Democrats bizarre world, the richest Presidential/Vice-Presidential nominees in history are "fighting for the middle class".  John Kerry's truly offensive attempt to convert 12 weeks in Swift boats into PT109 were more than I could literally stand.

Meanwhile, the Democrats never once made a substantive reference to the fact that we are at war.  Why not?  As this piece about Sandy Berger by Trent Telenko shows us, its because they are not only bereft of constructive comments but Democrats are demonstrating that they are either grossly incompetent or willing to compromise our national security for petty partisan gains.  

Friday, July 16, 2004

I've been attempting in several different forums to articulate just why John Kerry is the wrong choice for President with respect to our current War on Terror.   I found a more articulate and and excellant discussion here that does a better job than I have so far. As Gregory's piece describes, we can tie our criticisms of John Kerry to both his deliberately confused statements during the campaign as well as his past actions. His conversations with our enemies during wartime is a good clue to his personal instincts. And they stink.

Two guys go running.

Thursday, July 15, 2004

Getting tired of the political bile? Thankfully, this is the real America that respects our soldiers work. Made my morning.

Wednesday, July 14, 2004

Donald Luskin spends a lot of his time on Paul Krugman. Thankfully, he recently turned his attention to John and Theresa Kerry's wealth.

Monday, July 12, 2004

If you are interested in good analysis of the significance of the recent Senate intelligence committee report, forget the mainstream media or the wireservices. They are too busy spinning the report or outright misrepresenting it. Fortunately, we have Dan Darling's summary.

Wednesday, July 07, 2004 has a posting on sunspots. Sunspots are an indicator of increased radiation from our Sun. Evidently the frequency of sunspots has been increasing over the last half-century which only weakens the case for human-caused global warming.

Saturday, July 03, 2004

Now my favorite state quarter design is still the one for Georgia that looks like someone's rather plump ass. But this proposed design for Louisiana is probably the most appropriate.

Thursday, July 01, 2004

Eugene Volokh pointed to this draft Dave Kopel piece on the deceits of Moore's F911 film.

Interesting comments by DefSec Rumsfeld in this radio interview, he mentions the discovery of more sarin and mustard gas shells in Iraq by Polish troops.