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Archive for May, 2006

May 24th 2006

Doormat

A doormat for our times.
Hat tip: Sine Metu.

May 20th 2006

dingy racist harry reid part II ::: immigration

harry reid has got to start thinking before he speaks. the man is a walking hypocrisy machine. read part I of this ongoing series of posts pointing out harry reid’s unbelievable (and, notably, racist) hypocrisy.
dingy harry reid has called a bill that would make english the US’s official language “racist.” […]

May 18th 2006

Crony Capitalism

Why is Latin America leaning left? Gary Becker notes:
One of the more interesting and disturbing developments during the past several years is the leftward movement of several governments in South America, including Venezuela, Bolivia, Argentina, and others.

One legitimate reason for the opposition to capitalism in Latin America is that it frequently has been “crony […]

May 18th 2006

“The Pundit is Flat”

This is classic. Tom Friedman, exposed.

May 17th 2006

Real Madrid vs. Real Salt Lake

It’s official! Real Madrid is going to play on August 12, 2006 in Utah.
The only question is where.
RSL owner Dave Checketts has said the likely site will be LaVell Edwards Stadium in Provo. While some fans balk at the idea of playing an international soccer match there, Checketts points to the 20,000 extra seats […]

May 17th 2006

Hugo Chavez, A Brief Roundup

I’ve been reading a bit about our old friend Hugo Chavez. Thought I would provide a couple links to what others are saying.
Fred Fry thinks that the potential sale of F-16s from Venezuela to Iran is a non-starter.
The Devil’s Excrement provides a photo montage suggesting the same conclusion as Fry. The blog has […]

May 17th 2006

Just Two Guys: Guy Kewney/Guy Goma

The BBC though it was interviewing Guy Kewney, of newswireless.net, for a segment on the Apple trial. But no, it was actually Guy Goma, who was at the BBC that day to apply for a job in their IT department.
The video is priceless.

  
  
The mix-up occurred when a producer went to collect the expert from […]

May 16th 2006

Google Notebook

Google has launched their newest product, Google Notebook.
From the FAQ:
1. Why would I want to use Google Notebook?

With Google Notebook, you can browse, clip, and organize information from across the web in a single online location that’s accessible from any computer. Planning a trip? Researching a product? Just add clippings to your notebook. You don’t […]

May 14th 2006

kaavya viswanathan apologist = idiot

keeping with our “idiot” theme….
my radio was tuned to 104.3 (“K-BIG 104”) in LA a week ago, where, commenting on katie couric’s tough interview* on the harvard sophomore, a writing expert said she was disappointed with our tendency in america to “gang up” on people when they’re down.
i had to laugh. plagiarism […]

May 14th 2006

NSA Gets Phone Records

I heartily support the NSA monitoring every international call made between a known terrorist (or even a suspected terrorist) abroad and a U.S. resident. That policy just seems to make complete sense, despite what self proclaimed “civil libertarians” say.
But now we learn that the NSA is being given millions of phone records for domestic […]