The charity to help victims of Hurricane Charley first raised it’s level of matching contributions from $100,000 to $200,000. Then it met the level. If anyone donated to the cause after hearing about it on MO, well done! In any event, I will leave the button on the sidebar until the next charity is highlighted […]
Month: August 2004
Posting will be lighter than normal over the next couple of days while I do some business travelling. If you’re not finding good stuff here, check out the sites on my sidebar. Most of them never shut up.
Bush fails to get deserved credit for tax cut benefits Handy charts show that the tax cuts helped everyone, but that the richest 20% saw the least help and actually pay a larger percentage of taxes than they did before the Bush cuts. Go check it out. I don’t see this getting too much attention. […]
RUMOR: MCCAIN TO REPLACE CHENEY? On Soxblog: A more pressing question is whether true Conservatives can live with John McCain’s presence on the ticket and with it his de facto coronation as the 2008 front-runner? On behalf of all true conservatives, I’m here to answer with an emphatic yes. Look, I’m no McCainiac – far […]
Busy weekend for me, but that doesn’t mean the world let up on craziness. Madonna’s friends to join her in Israel On MSNBC.com’s The Scoop: The Reinvented singer — who has become a leading proponent of Kabbalah — will be making a pilgrimage to Tel Aviv in September to celebrate the Jewish holidays, and a […]
Score One For Sistani Captain Ed analyzes the peace deal with Darth Sadr. Just go read it. And the comments section, which includes a lot of good conversation on the topic.
The Marines’ mission made simple Donal Sensing points out a post at Marine Corps Moms that includes a letter from Colonel C.A. Tucker, commanding officer of RCT-7 in Iraq. Inluded in the letter is the colonel’s response to a question about the basic mission of the Marines in Iraq. Here is Colonel Tucker’s response, reformatted […]
Creating an Iraqi Army That Can Fight (Aug 27, 2004 entry) On Strategy Page: The new units have been in training for nearly a year. The units mix Shias, Sunnis and Kurds together. They are all volunteers and the American recruiters make sure they understand what they are getting into. That includes working well with […]
Report: Bush admits Iraq ‘miscalculations’ On MSNBC.com from Reuters: President Bush acknowledged for the first time on Thursday that he had miscalculated post-war conditions in Iraq, the New York Times reported. The paper quoted Bush as saying during a 30-minute interview that he made “a miscalculation of what the conditions would be” in post-war Iraq. […]
You can blame NASA for the peculiar weather I mean, it HAS to be satire. Doesn’t it? There’s no way ANYONE wrote that and meant it. Especially the “beekeepers” part. Still, the guy’s in Michigan so it might help explain the plight of swimwear salespeople in this state. But still. I mean, come on. (hat […]