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The Perils of Contrarianism

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On October 25, 2008

Perhaps someone ought to remind Craig Crawford that an important feature of a well executed Hail Mary pass involves throwing the ball in the direction of the correct end zone…. Share

They Make Ads

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On October 25, 2008

Oddly enough, I actually am better off that I was four years ago. The wife says it’s because I’m not a “working American.” Blogging is work, hon, and didn’t I just power

Global Strike

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On October 25, 2008
In response to a variety of nuclear mishaps (B-52s flying while armed with nukes, nuclear triggers delivered to Taiwan, personnel falling asleep on nuclear weapons duty), the Air Force has created Global Strike Command, which is intended to concentrate on the management of nuclear weapons. Careless handling of nukes was the proximate cause of the […]

Bottomless Credibility Pit

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On October 24, 2008

I remember when Andy McCarthy was just a garden-variety hack, making sudden conversions to farcical constitutional arguments that happen to favor Republican interests (note: his analysis of the uncons

NYT Endorsement Timeline

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On October 24, 2008

This representation of New York Times Presidential endorsements is absolutely fascinating. Some tidbits: Grover Cleveland was the first Democrat to be endorsed by the NYT. He shares with Franklin Roos

QOTD

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On October 24, 2008
Commenter “Njorl” on McCain social policy: There are plenty of options for children with no special needs. They can: -Marry a beer heiress.-Get elected to Congress and get comprehensive medical care.-Start a small business and earn over $250,000 per year. Six year olds who are not doing these things are expressing a preference for not […]

Ouch

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On October 24, 2008

My friend JJ has been planning to vote for McCain. Don’t know if he’s still going to. His summation of St. John’s campaign: “You go your whole life desperately clinging to this

Beirut

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On October 24, 2008
Marine Corps barracks bombing 25 years ago today. 241 dead, almost all USMC. 58 French paratroopers died the same way, on the same day. I don’t ascribe to the bombing the importance that neoconservatives have accorded it; Al Qaeda et al would have discovered other “evidence” of American “weakness” even if St. Reagan had kept […]

Just Planning My Evening…

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On October 24, 2008

If everything goes as predicted by the current chart at 538, and if state are called within an hour of poll closings, then Obama will reach 270 sometime between 9 and 10pm EST. Time McCain Obama 7:00

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