Archive for July, 2007

California Electoral Vote: Not Winner Take All?

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in News

This is huge and it could swing the 2008 election. From the New Yorker: Two weeks ago, one of the most important Republican lawyers in Sacramento quietly filed a ballot initiative that would end the practice of granting all fifty-five of California’s electoral votes to the statewide winner. Instead, it would award two of them […]

July 31st, 2007 | Permalink| 15 Comments »

Who Do You Trust? Apparently Not Romney.

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Polls

Gallup just conducted a recent poll about a few topics, and boy does Romney have some catching up to do. I guess the “empty suit” meme is sticking. First Giuliani and McCain share the top slot, which could signal good news for the Straight Talker. Now we move onto terrorism. Giuliani dominates because of his […]

July 31st, 2007 | Permalink| 9 Comments »

Video: Iran Builds Largest Rug

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Kitchen Sink, The World, Video

Uh oh… With rug making technology so advanced, they could give their secrets to al Qaeda and they could cover the entire US! I think I’m starting to warm to the idea of an invasion… Tweet

July 31st, 2007 | Permalink| No Comments »

Ted Stevens Raided

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in General Politics, Law

Doesn’t look good since two officials from the oil company in questioning have already rolled over for bribing public officials in Alaska. Could Stevens be next? Tweet

July 31st, 2007 | Permalink| 1 Comment »

Iraqi Parliament Takes Vacation

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Iraq, War

And not a moment too soon! BAGHDAD – Iraq’s parliament on Monday shrugged off U.S. criticism and adjourned for a month, as key lawmakers declared there was no point waiting any longer for the prime minister to deliver Washington-demanded benchmark legislation for their vote. Speaker Mahmoud al-Mashhadani closed the final three-hour session without a quorum […]

July 30th, 2007 | Permalink| No Comments »

New Feature: Pictures Of The Week

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Blogging

They’ll always be changing, so be sure to check the bottom of the page for new content. This one is Bush taking a run with a couple wounded veterans. Tweet

July 30th, 2007 | Permalink| 4 Comments »

Ron Paul: Let Bounty Hunters Capture Bin Laden

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

Haha, I really like Ron Paul… From Politico: Paul has offered legislation (H.R. 3216) to authorize Bush to issue “letters of marquee and reprisal” to those private citizens or entities that want “to seize outside the geographic boundaries of the United States and its territories the person and property of Osama bin Laden, of any […]

July 30th, 2007 | Permalink| 27 Comments »

Fred Thompson: Done Before He Started?

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in News

From the sounds of it, he should have announced his intentions already because this “will he, won’t he” strategy isn’t bringing in the bucks. From Politico… Fred Thompson plans to announce Tuesday that his committee to test the waters for a Republican presidential campaign raised slightly more than $3 million in June, substantially less than […]

July 30th, 2007 | Permalink| 8 Comments »

Hillary or Barack: Do Either Have Foreign Policy Experience?

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Foreign Policy, The World

Hillary? Clinton’s aides point to her extensive travel to more than 80 countries as First Lady and her 1995 speech at a U.N. conference on women in Beijing. “She helped represent the United States abroad throughout the ’90s,” says Howard Wolfson, Clinton’s communications director. “Obviously, that’s an important qualification. She went to China and gave […]

July 30th, 2007 | Permalink| 6 Comments »

Good News From Iraq?

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Iraq, War

NY Times has an editorial today that offers renewed hope for finding solutions to fix the situation over there… Today, morale is high. The soldiers and marines told us they feel that they now have a superb commander in Gen. David Petraeus; they are confident in his strategy, they see real results, and they feel […]

July 30th, 2007 | Permalink| 3 Comments »