Oh Boyda.


Dean Barnett introduces the Nancy Boyda Award, recognizing those who refuse to listen to good news about Iraq.

 
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July 31st, 2007 by admindude

Quote Of The Day, 7/31 Edition, Part Deux

Good to know the Democrats support the troops with such fervor: 

“According to (Democratic House Majority Whip) Clyburn, a strongly positive report by Petraeus would be ‘a real big problem for us.’ Clyburn’s candor may be commendable, but it’s unfortunate that the Dems regard strongly positive news from Iraq as a problem.”

Paul Mirengoff, Powerline Blog

 
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July 31st, 2007 by exurbankevin

Not so fast

Sure, there’s lots to cheer about right now with regards to Iraq and the world. From the Iraqi soccer team pulling out a miracle upset to the New York Times waking up to reality, things are really starting to turn the corner there.

But military guru Thomas P.M. Barnett reminds us of this sobering reality:

“But I’ve always found calling it ‘our war’ and worrying about our ‘victory’ seemed odd and out of place.
It’s Iraq’s ‘peace’ that’s being fought over, and who’ll get to control that. (Emphasis mine)

Read the whole thing.

 
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July 31st, 2007 by exurbankevin

Whose side are they on?


From a Washington Post video interview yesterday with the Democrats’ Number Three man in the House…

Reporter: “What if Gen. Petraeus comes back in September and says, ‘This [surge] is working very, very well at this point. We would be foolish to back away at this point.'”

Rep. James Clyburn (D-SC), Democratic Majority Whip: “That would be a real big problem for us, no question about that.”
Do the Democrats really want to position themselves so that a victory for America is a tragedy for their party?

(H/T: Don Surber)

 
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July 31st, 2007 by admindude

Quote of the Day, 7/31



“Liberals used to be the ones who argued that sending U.S. troops abroad was a small price to pay to stop genocide; now they argue that genocide is a small price to pay to bring U.S. troops home.”
   — Jonah Goldberg, National Review
Ouch.

 
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July 31st, 2007 by admindude

80’s Redux

With the recent flurry of music posts referencing Joy Division, couldn’t help but add one of my new favs – The Rakes.

They share a similar art-punk aesthetic with fellow Londoner’s Bloc Party (who’s sophomore album “A Weekend in the City” is one of my favorites this year).  Here’s the video for a track from The Rakes most recent album, “Ten New Messages” titled “We Danced Together”.

Both The Cinematics and The Rakes can be found on eMusic, the best place to get DRM free music on the Internet.
 
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July 31st, 2007 by admindude

Supporting the troops.


The troops are feeling the love in Seattle

42 tires slashed at Army recruiting office in Silverdale; student arrested
Associated Press

SILVERDALE — A college student was arrested Sunday in the slashing of 42 tires on 13 government vehicles in an Army recruiting office parking lot, saying he was angry about the war in Iraq, authorities said…

He told deputies he decided to slash the tires of Army recruiting vehicles because he “hated the military and the government and the war we were in.”
Now can I question their patriotism?

 
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July 30th, 2007 by admindude

Nightmare fuel! Get your nightmare fuel, here!


This selection of creepy old ads is making the rounds (h/t: Jonah). For my money, the creepiest BY FAR are these two:





The only product these two beauties could sell is tuition to a far-off boarding school. Yikes.

 
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July 30th, 2007 by admindude

Quote of the Day, 7/30.



[Daily Kos readers] think that the news media is right-leaning, and you have to be quite insane to reach that viewpoint. We’re talking “Psychologist Running Out of the Room Screaming, ‘Don’t Let Him Touch Me and Get His Crazy on Me!'” insane.
   — Blogger Frank J., imao.us

 
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July 30th, 2007 by admindude

The Tipping Point?

I hope you’re sitting down.

The passionately anti-war New York Times publishes an amazing
opinion piece by two respected liberals declaring that the surge is working.

Wow. This is going to be very influential.

 
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July 30th, 2007 by admindude