Linkspasm – June 5, 2008

You may or may not find these interesting. BTW, I am listening to some Rosemary Clooney songs while typing this. Her voice is delightful.

Heh: “Econ is the highest-paid of all the easy majors

Lt. Andrew Grayson has been acquitted of charges that he helped cover up the killing of 24 Iraqis in Haditha. With charges dropped against five of the eight Marines involved the incident and only two more trials to go — apologies may soon be in order.
A military jury has acquitted 1st Lt. Andrew Grayson of all charges that he helped cover up the killing of 24 Iraqis in Haditha following the IED ambush of a Marine patrol.
Early in the investigations, based upon unknown evidence, Democratic Rep. John Murtha (PA) stated that “there was no firefight, there was no IED that killed these innocent people. Our troops overreacted because of the pressure on them, and they killed innocent civilians in cold blood.”

Barack Obama, asked about Murtha’s charge by Alan Colmes in June of 2006, stated, “I would never second guess John Murtha… I think he’s somebody who knows of which he speaks.”

Murtha’s “in cold blood” statement and the Democratic Presidential nominee’s unquestioning acceptance came seven months before the military charged eight Marines with various offenses in December of 2006. Charges against five of the eight Marines have since be dropped for lack of evidence, and in the first of three scheduled trials, Grayson has been acquitted. It remains to be seen if Rep. Murtha or Senator Obama will offer Lt. Grayson an apology, cold-blooded, or otherwise.

A 51st State? Me: “How about grouping Guam, No. Marianis and American Samoa into “Pacifica” as the 51st State?” :

[Nepal] The Maoists, who demanded abolishing the monarchy as a condition precedent to joining the parliament, are naturally delighted. The King will be replaced by ceremonial president. Most power will reside with the prime minister, and the Narayanhity Royal Palace will be turned into a national museum. The public appears to generally accept and welcome the transformation. There have been no demonstrations in support of the king, save for some pamphleteering and bombing by some minor militant Hindu factions. But what terrifies me is that the Maoists have the mandate to rule. They will form the government, and the first Prime Minister of the country will be a Maoist and a member of a group that the U.S. lists as a terrorist organization. :

New York State has issued a tax warrant against MSNBC moonbat Keith Olbermann. A judgment was issued against Olbie just weeks before he closed on a $4.2 million luxury condo at Trump Palace. :

This is the ideological argument of our age: Is liberty defined more by politics or by economics? In an age marked by the explosive growth of a global middle class, this entrepreneur is betting on the latter.

I just don’t know the answer. :

The American Dream is just an expression that says, “we’re built to maximize personal happiness–however defined.”

Maoists in Nepal and India, while China and Vietnam go über-capitalist. What a world! What a world! :

In order to stop the OPEC looting of the U.S. and world economies, we need to break the cartel’s vertical monopoly by creating fuel choice on a global scale. Congress can make this happen with a stroke of the pen, by passing a law requiring that all new cars sold in the United States be flex-fuel vehicles that can run on any combination of gasoline, ethanol or methanol. The technology is readily available and it only costs about $100 per vehicle.

By making America a flex-fuel vehicle market, we will effectively make flex fuel the international standard, as all significant foreign car makers would be impelled to convert their lines over as well. Around the world, gasoline would be forced to compete at the pump against alcohol fuels made from any number of sources: This includes current commercial crops like corn and sugar; cellulosic ethanol made from crop residues and weeds; methanol, which can be made from any kind of biomass without exception as well as coal, natural gas, and recycled urban trash.

Apparently, Obama actively sought and received the stamp of approval of a Marxist third party that operated briefly in Chicago between 1992 and 1998.
The New Party was a Marxist political coalition whose objective was to endorse and elect leftist public officials — most often Democrats. The New Party’s short-term objective was to move the Democratic Party leftward, thereby setting the stage for the eventual rise of new Marxist third party.
This man is no “new” politician, no “centrist,” and not interested in ever “reaching across the aisle.” This whole “new way” line of bunkum is all smoke and mirrors.

The above is not surprising to me. :

LinkedIn is a largely useless service for the average professional, akin to the most annoying chain letters that don’t ever seem to die. Anyone else get sick of random requests to link from trolls who really aren’t interested in quality connections? :

“The man who located the wreck of the Titanic has revealed that the discovery was a cover story to camouflage the real mission of inspecting the wrecks of two Cold War nuclear submarines,” the Times of London and others report. :

Assassination, kidnapping, and sabotage are tactical methods shared by terrorists and urban guerrillas. The critical difference—again, driven by the operational, theater, and grand strategic levels—is the choice of targets. Urban guerrilla warfare uses these methods against the regime. Anyone who is a government official, police officer, or uniformed member of the armed forces is a fair target. Innocent bystanders are not. :

It sounds crazy at first. Amid dire reports about the toxic political environment for Republican candidates and the challenges facing John McCain, many top GOP strategists believe he can defeat Barack Obama — and by a margin exceeding President Bush’s Electoral College victory in 2004.

Iranian Propaganda Blog –

Peace Corps Slap Down…and the related podcast

An Anti-American/Pro-Islamofacist (most likely a successful spy of a sort) is now a Obama Delegate

GOP v2.0

4GW/5GW Movement on Flickr

What You Could Be Doing If You Had the Imagination and Motivation :

The polls have closed, the votes have been tallied, and it’s a landslide: CQ Politics readers think Arizona Sen. John McCain should pick former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee as his vice-presidential running mate.

Huckabee was the winner of CQ Politics’ inaugural “VP Madness,” a college basketball-style tournament that whittled a field of 32 potential McCain running mates that were selected by CQ Politics editors and reporters. Visitors to CQ Politics could vote once in each of five single-elimination rounds spread out over three weeks. The voting ended Wednesday at noon.

Huckabee would have been my last choice. I voted for Gov. Sarah Palin.

Let’s talk about potential VP candidate Sarah Palin…

The 10 Oldest Bars in the United States” – I have only been in the oldest one

The Girls of Battlestar Galactica – in leather, on bikes

A Floorplan of 221B Baker Street

Digital Forensics: 5 Ways to Spot a Fake Photo

Donny and Marie “do” Star Wars – (not that much worse then the Phantom Menace)


One Response

  1. Q&A How can McCain SIMULTANEOUSLY attract both Hillary AND Bob Barr voters? Answer: PALIN Veep!

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