Archive for April, 2006

Let the panderfest begin

By Sean Aqui | Related entries in Economy, General Politics, Legislation, The War On Terrorism

Republicans and Democrats are vying to see who can come up with the stupidest pander to motorists — all part of a short-sighted election-year reaction to $3-a-gallon gas. President Bush eases environmental standards for refineries, trading long-term environmental damage for short-term price relief. Republicans say “drill in ANWR!” and suggest sending every taxpayer a $100 […]

April 27th, 2006 | Permalink| 13 Comments »

Fighting Keyboardists Want You

By Callimachus | Related entries in Blogging, The War On Terrorism

Join the 101st Fighting Keyboardists. They’ve even got a spiffy logo. If you haven’t seen the term before, you haven’t read the left side blogs (or seen left-side comments on everyone else’s blog). It’s the contemptuous term for anyone who writes and publishes in support of the War on Islamist Terrorists but who isn’t actually […]

April 27th, 2006 | Permalink| 17 Comments »

Two Left Feet

By Callimachus | Related entries in General Politics

Powerline, like a lot of pro-Republican blogs, most days seems inclined to go down with the Bush ship. But the authors haven’t lost their knack for identifying, and skewering, the two-left-feet approach to politics as practiced by the current leading lights of the Democratic Party. Such as the reaction to the appointment of Tony Snow. […]

April 27th, 2006 | Permalink| 1 Comment »

War or No War

By Callimachus | Related entries in Ideas, The Politics Of Film, The War On Terrorism

The op-ed by Todd Beamer’s father, based on the Flight 93 movie, is behind the subscription firewall at the WSJ. Cardinalpark, however, has a key excerpt up over at Tigerhawk: This film further reminds us of the nature of the enemy we face. An enemy who will stop at nothing to achieve world domination and […]

April 27th, 2006 | Permalink| 24 Comments »

Meanwhile . . . Find Cheaper Gas Near You.

By amba | Related entries in Economy, Money

Here’s how . . . I think. In an e-mail newsletter I received this link: It finds the cheapest gas station near you, without you wasting a gallon or two driving around looking for it. Just plug your zip code in and it’ll tell you the lowest — and highest — price in your area. […]

April 27th, 2006 | Permalink| 8 Comments »

A Green GOP Blog?

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Environment, General Politics

No, it’s not an oxymoron. In fact, there’s a blog called that just launched recently. It aims to reverse the stigma the GOP has so deservedly earned. Check it out. Tweet

April 26th, 2006 | Permalink| 5 Comments »

Republicans Rebuke Dems’ Gas Tax Relief

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Economy, Money

Why? Because the same approach “failed miserably” in the 80s, according to new House Majority Leader, John Boehner. Well John, not that this is a good argument, but you think maybe that things have changed in 20 years? After all, even after the elder Bush dismantled Reagan’s supply side economic model because it drove the […]

April 26th, 2006 | Permalink| 6 Comments »

Shouldn’t this be a slamdunk?

By Sean Aqui | Related entries in In The News, The War On Terrorism

So Al-Zarqawi has released a video in which he attacks the United States and all of his other enemies. And who are they? “Any government that will be established in Iraq today, whoever is in it, whether they are the rejecters (Shiite Muslims) or the secular Zionist Kurds or the agents who are Sunnis in […]

April 26th, 2006 | Permalink| 25 Comments »

A White House Redesign

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Blogging, General Politics

Well, if they’re cleaning house…why not redesign the website too? It is widely believed that The United States of America is the most powerful nation on the face of the earth (meaning different things depending on who’s saying it). The world moves, in some measure, to the beat of its economic drum and worldwide policies […]

April 25th, 2006 | Permalink| 3 Comments »

Senator Roberts…Why?

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in General Politics, The War On Terrorism

Seriously, that’s my only question when I read this story… Sen. Pat Roberts (R-Kan.), who chairs the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, said he wants to divide his panel’s inquiry into the Bush administration’s handling of Iraq-related intelligence into two parts, a move that would push off its most politically controversial elements to a later […]

April 25th, 2006 | Permalink| 1 Comment »