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Archive for February 21st, 2008

The McCain Affair

Posted by Ryan on February 21, 2008

We all knew that the New York Slimes was going to run a hit piece on John McCain now that it’s certain he’ll be the Republican nominee for President.  That’s obvious.

What gets me is how absolutely sloppy the Slimes’ editorial staff was in actually printing this story.  It’s “anonymous” sources full of unnamed “top aides” about allegations that go back to the 1990s about an apparent unsavory “relationship” with a lobbyist makes my head spin!  To the Slimes, even the “appearance of a close bond with a lobbyist” is enough to call him a hypocrite in 2008 and print partisan gossip rather than real facts in a blatant attempt at character assassination. 

The Slimes has had no credibility with me, even before their hyperventilation over Abu Graib back in ’04.  Yet the McCain Affair as I see it is not about whether or not John McCain had an unsubstantiated illicit relationship (which, unlike BJ in the 1990s, has denials on both sides), it’s about how absolutely sloppy and ridiculous the Slimes was in even printing a story like this!  That’s the issue.

Of course, we know that the Slimes shills for the Dems, so it’s not surprising that this pseudo-story shows up the same day as the big Democrat debate in Austin tonight.  This debate was supposed to be She Who Must Not Be Named’s last stand to make her case, which is sure to be vile and mean-looking next to the hopeful and change-oriented leader of the O’Bama-Nation. 

But who’s talking about the debate?  It’s all about McCain today.  Perhaps the Slimes achieved its goal: no one cares about the debate so a shrill-sounding SWMNBN or a faltering O’Bama will go unnoticed in the MSM as this virtually made-up story continues to grow.  A little conspiratorial?  Perhaps, but I don’t put anything past these people.

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US Missile Hits Satellite

Posted by Ryan on February 21, 2008

Hitting a bullet with a bullet!  In order to blast the toxic hydrazine from a wayward spy satellite, the Pentagon ordered the destruction of the probe last night (or early this morning depending on where you are).  I think this is really really cool and justifies the research and development of these kinds of weapons: one target, one missile, one kill.  Perfection. 

We’ve saved the environment with a missile program (the Libs must have a deep dilemma with that one), we’ve shown the Chinese we too can hit targets in space, and we’ve shown that the child of SDI actually works when it has to.

AP photo.  There’s also some video on the web.

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