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Archive for December 31st, 2007

Good Karma

Posted by Ryan on December 31, 2007

Ending the year with good karma…

Go GOP in 2008!!! 

With a solid message, a great messenger, and a positive attitude we can keep the White House, take the House and hold things in the Senate.  It’s going to be tough, but I’d pick an elephant over a donkey in any fight!

Soon we’ll be divulging our picks for the Republican nomination, preferably before Iowa on Thursday.  I won’t be rooting for Huckabee or Ron Paul.  Maybe Thompson, Giuliani, Romney, etc.

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Happy New Year To All. . . Well, Almost All

Posted by Mike on December 31, 2007

My final post of 2007 concerns an article in the UK’s Independent article by Bruce Anderson, a man who apparently owns the same crystal ball I do (not that it’s a particularly good crystal ball, but it has been known to work on occasion). Anderson’s prediction, identical to mine, for the 2008 Presidential election is that Mitt Romney will defeat She Who Must Not Be Named. The sentiments of the reasoning underlying his prediction should be familiar to we American conservatives, but the money quote is one in a million:

[SWMNBN] is charmless. She was always cold, egotistical and ruthless, but her good qualities have receded with age, and with marriage. When a feminist is harnessed to a philanderer, we should not expect a well-tempered feminist. The end product is a stainless-steel Dresden dominatrix, a blend of ice and ambition, a woman whose hunger for office and power makes Gordon Brown seem like Cincinnatus.

Amen mate. The witch must lose. Happy New Year to all the conservatives who read this site, and I mean that this year more than ever.

AP photo

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Hey Salinger

Posted by Mike on December 31, 2007

If you sneak a post in at 12:02 am, make it a good one this time! Happy New Year!

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The Huckster’s Presser

Posted by Ryan on December 31, 2007

Another reason why I don’t like Huckabee: he plays the holy card, tries to seem above the fray by attacking those who point out his record to the public, calls a presser to say that he’s pulling an ad to remain above that fray, then shows it to the press! 

They laughed at this obvious and shallow attempt at statesmanship. 

I’m not as impressed by his political manuevers as are people in this New York Slimes piece, I find it to be part of the mounting load of evidence that Mike Huckabee is not above any fray, but as low brow as anyone else in this race.  

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The Goodbyes of 2007

Posted by Ryan on December 31, 2007

TIME.com has an alphabetical list of people in the public eye who have left us this past year.  I actually forgot how many celebrities/figures we lost this year– it was a pretty rough year. 

Here’s the edited list (I added two, which have links):

Historical Figures

  • Benazir Bhutto (1953-2007) Pakistani socialist democrat (little “d”).
  • Lady Bird Johnson (1912-2007) former first lady to LBJ.
  • Paul Tibbets (1915-2007) led the mission over Hiroshima to drop the first atomic bomb.
  • Boris Yeltsin (1931-2007) first Russian President ever, who was a swanky drunken dancer!

Historians

  • David Halberstam (1934-2007) made his fame covering Vietnam and his work on America in the 1950s.
  • Arthur Schlesinger (1917-2007) famed historian who crossed the line a few times going beyond simply reporting history, but seeking to influence it.

Sports

  • Evel Knievel (1938-2007) dare-devil who cheated death more than once, who finally csuccumbed this year.
  • Phil Rizzuto (1917-2007) former New York Yankee who played on 9 championship teams.
  • Bill Walsh (1931-2007) famed San Francisco 49ers coach who won three titles in the 1980s.

Entertainers and Icons

  • Liz Claibourne (1929-2007) influential and highly popular women’s wardrobe designer.
  • Jerry Falwell (1933-2007) evangelical leader who catalyzed the Religious Right in the 1980s.
  • Merv Griffin (1925-2007) talk show host and creator of Jeopardy and Wheel of Fortune.
  • Marcel Marceau (1923-2007) everyone’s favorite mime.
  • Tammy Faye Messner (1942-2007) formerly Tammy Faye Bakker, lover of all things make-up, whose husband fleeced millions from his televangelist program in the 1980s.
  • Luciano Pavarotti (1935-2007) one of the great tenors of the age.
  • Anna Nicole Smith (1967-2007) the train wreck finally happened.
  • Kurt Vonnegut (1922-2007) influential author, whose Slaughter House Five was read by nearly all in school.

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