It’s called “Being Professional”. Try it sometime, LA Times.
While taking the lazy route (i.e. Google) to looking up the election results on Fox News, I came across a blog on the LA Times website that just encapsulated everything that’s gone wrong in the rest of the “mainstream media”. “Fox News Strangely Subdued” at the GOP triumph, reads the headline. Tell me, Mr. LA Times blogger, has it occurred to you that maybe — | Read More »
Out the door
It was on the chilly side this morning in the Dallas area. I know this because I had to stand outside in it — in shirt sleeves — for almost ten minutes, waiting in line to vote. I’ve voted at the same location for five Election Days now, and never before have I seen the line extend outside the building. There were, as I learned | Read More »
DeFazio panicking? Wants to impeach Roberts
In a move that, based on a five-minute sample of opinion, even many loyal liberals are looking sideways at, Oregon congressman Peter DeFazio announced that he was considering seeking the impeachment of Chief Justice John Roberts over the Supreme Courts decision to partially uphold the First Amendment by striking down portions of the McCain-Finegold Campaign Finance Reform Act. As I implied above, few are taking | Read More »
I’ll admit it up front: I don’t have the same level of paranoia about Google many others on this site have. Don’t get me wrong, my stance toward them is a guarded one, but I’m not yet convinced they’re actively and wholly geared towards pushing a left-wing agenda, mounting circumstantial evidence to the contrary notwithstanding. That said, here’s another piece of that circumstantial evidence. What I | Read More »
Has the Chicago Way come to Texas?
Local disasters have a way of being very hit and miss in terms of gaining a national spotlight. Katrina and the BP disaster, of course, were major stories even on the world stage. Last spring’s floods in Nashville, on the other hand, went largely unnoticed by much of the media. In the column of those gone largely unnoticed is the flooding in the Rush Creek area | Read More »
Jeff Matthews’ Remorse: Washington doesn’t need facts
Jeff Matthews is not Jim Cramer, but the two do share some characteristics: both have great heads for economics, yet both lean liberal in their politics. Actually I don’t have an explicit statement from Matthews on his politics, but I’ve drawn some inferences over the years, such as one blog posting he made where he posted a graphic a few years ago of the downtrend | Read More »
They don’t mean The Amazing Race
I turned the page on my office calendar this morning and saw a holiday notation I wasn’t familiar with. Something called “Day of the Race’ being celebrated in Mexico. Naively, I assumed it had to do with some sort of speed-based competition and went to look it up. It turns out, not so much. Don’t misunderstand me, I’m sure it’s a completely benign celebration and, | Read More »
The ending of the Pledge you probably never got to
Congressman Michael Burgess (R-TX) was on WBAP’s Mark Davis show this morning discussing the already heavily-maligned Pledge to America. Congressman Burgess, over the course of the discussion, had a very interesting thing to highlight about the Pledge. Most of the reporting, here and elsewhere, has been operating under the assumption that, much like Newt Gingrich’s Contract With America, that the Pledge to America represented what | Read More »
Cramer gushing over Obama again? Yes and no.
Jim Cramer of CNBC is once again taking a lot of heat for… well, being Jim Cramer. This week, it’s his great enthusiasm over Obama’s performance at the CNBC Town Hall meeting, the one in which by most accounts the President was tepid at best, and was much more memorable for the comments from the audience (in particular, Ms. “I’m exhausted of defending you”). But before diagnosing Cramer | Read More »
The “iPod effect” for electric cars? No, but thanks for asking!
If I were a sitcom character, my catchphrase would be, “No, but thanks for asking!” As in, someone asks a question that’s intended as “thought-provoking” but is actually really stupid, such as, “Could this be the year the Lions turn it around?” or “Did John McCain have an affair?” or (more distressingly) “Could thermite have been what brought down the World Trade Center?”, whereupon I | Read More »