Archive of Articles for July, 2009

Friday Talking Points [84] -- The Rockets' Red Glare, The Bombs Bursting In Air

[ Posted Friday, July 3rd, 2009 – 17:12 UTC ]

So as you celebrate the Fourth tomorrow, don't mock Dad for getting in touch with his primal self by actually taming fire and using it to cook the burgers and hotdogs. Because the pride and power he feels in cooking raw meat for his fellow men and women is what separates us from the animals sizzling on the grill. And, later on, when you ooo and aah at the fireworks (unless your local town has cut them due to budget problems), you will be experiencing not only pride of country and a history of fireworks on the Fourth that started on the very first celebration in 1777, but humanity's first step on its ascent towards mastering our domain instead of being mastered by it.

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Tea Bag Day (Part Two) Could Be A Dud

[ Posted Thursday, July 2nd, 2009 – 13:46 UTC ]

This Saturday is, of course, Independence Day. It was also scheduled to be "Round Two" of the tea bag protests. But their planned protest seems to be fizzling like a wet firecracker. At least in the media's view, so far. Perhaps scheduling protests on one of the worst news days in the year is responsible for this inattention?

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Obama Poll Watch [June 2009] -- Obama v. Clinton (Second Term)

[ Posted Wednesday, July 1st, 2009 – 15:41 UTC ]

Obama's June poll numbers were down a bit. But not by much. If you had nothing but the inside-the-Beltway pundits to listen to (as opposed to actual data, that is), you might be pretty worried about Obama's standing in the polls right now. Dire warnings that "Obama's dropping in the polls" or "Obama's poll numbers are tanking" or even "Obama has lost the public" and other such tommyrot has been a common theme for a few weeks now.

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