I’m one of those people. You know, I never have really talked about 9/11 in terms of how it impacted me. I mean a few people know, but you know? I remember it quite vividly actually, I had the experience of being a participant in the Georgia Youth Summit held at Rock Eagle, in beautiful Eatonton, Georgia. I had been to Rock Eagle many times | Read More »
Election 2008: Georgia
I would like to take a few moments and go over the current lay of the land in Georgia for the 2008 election. Over the last few election cycles we have seen Georgia move more and more in the Republican camp. In 2002, Georgia voted in its first Republican Governor since Reconstruction, Sonny Perdue, and the 2006 statewide election only further solidified this gradual drift | Read More »
Thought process and leadership
Tom Maguirehas a good point: Obama was wrong about the surge while McCain was right, but by and large I think the case could be made (but not by me!) that Obama is by far the more thoughtful and reflective of the two candidates and far more disposed to listen to a range of advice. My guess is that he would have a broader and | Read More »
Reporting From Georgia
Michael Totten’s blog is one must-read after another. Here is the latest. Given all of the attention that is rightfully focused on events in Georgia, you owe it to yourself to check out his reporting from the region.
Obama’s Evolving Stance on Missile Defense
Earlier this year Barack Obama made a few promises to the Priorities Action Fund, a left-wing organization devoted to cutting the Pentagon’s budget by 15%: “I will cut investments in unproven missile defense systems.” “I will not weaponize space.” “I will slow our development of future combat systems.” Obama’s rhetoric sent shock waves through the missile defense community. After years of budget cuts and setbacks | Read More »
Washington Post Takes Russia’s Blood Money
Matt Lewis at Townhall thought the same thing as me this morning when opening the Washington Post to find an advertising supplement from the government of Russia. This isn’t the first time I’ve seen Russia or other countries produce this kind of propaganda for the Post, but coming in the wake of its war on Georgia, I was a bit alarmed the newspaper would take | Read More »
Michael Totten: The Truth About Russia In Georgia [Updated]
I was first turn onto Michael Totten in February with his article “Guns in the Desert“. Well, Mr Totten has written another epic article not about Iraq, but about the current conflict in the Caucasus: “The Truth About Russia In Georgia“
Back to Russia/Gerogia, or, Michael Totten is THE MAN!
According to Michael Totten, Georgia’s move into Ossetia was actually a counter to Russian collumns ALREADY pouring through the Roki Tunnel (i.e. The Gateway of Georgia). They just had to fight their way through Ossetia first…. If this is true, we have more to worry about with Russia than I thought; that they would go through relatively unprovoked. I can’t wait to see if they | Read More »
The “Speak-In” Continues
Twenty-five days ago, an arrogant act by Speaker Pelosi as she exercised her iron-fisted control over the House resulted in the initiation of our ‘Speak-In’. She cut off the microphones, turned off the cameras, and shutdown the House in an attempt to silence the voices of representatives of millions of Americans. Pelosi stopped debate because she knew she would lose if she allowed a vote. | Read More »
MI Morning Update: Walberg Harley Tour, AFL-CIO attempts to sell Obama to Blue Collar Dems
70 Days Until Election Day August 26, 2008 QUOTE OF THE DAY:"As far as the Russian elite is concerned, it’s another very important step in Russia’s restoration of its position in the world. The public and government is so proud not only because they defeated Georgia, but because they humiliated and defeated their great geopolitical rival, the United States of America." Andrei Piontkovsky, a visiting | Read More »
The Russian Game
“Nations have no permanent friends or allies, they only have permanent interests.” Lord Palmerston I’d like to take a few minutes out of the all-Biden-all-the-time coverage here and focus on the ongoing dismemberment of the Republic of Georgia by Russia. The purpose is not to dwell on that tragedy and the daily decreasing chances that the Georgia of three weeks ago will reemerge and the | Read More »
Navy destroyer doesn’t destroy
The Navy’s guided missile destroyer McFaul arrived in Georgia today, not with guns blazing but loaded with 72 pallets of humanitarian aid. Granted, 72 pallets isn’t a lot – a pallet represents a volume of the standard sized pallet you see at home depot about 4 feet high – but it does represent a huge effort for a small ship designed to something other than | Read More »
I told you guys Georgia was not in play.
The Obama team realizes it too. Barack Obama’s presidential campaign has put the brakes on ads that were running in seven states carried by the GOP in the 2004 presidential election, FOX News has learned. Of the seven states — including Alaska, Georgia, Montana, North Carolina, North Dakota — Florida and Virginia are considered key battlegrounds this year. Obama’s decision to stop advertising in those | Read More »
What’s Wrong With This Picture?
Hmm. This popped up on a “name brand” financial site a little while ago: What’s wrong with this picture? (First correct answer in comments wins a prize.) (BTW, can’t guarantee that this will be there like this for very long….)
Russian treachery and bullying
Russians play chess, and the Putin government orchestrated a chess match when it came to Georgia, and they’re levering their actions in Georgia by bullying America into making a choice. The Russian government also has a choice, [i]if[/i] they can get over their bellicosity, paranoia and imperialist tendencies. Ralph Peters has interesting take on Russia’s readiness to invade Georgia: Let’s be clear: For all that | Read More »