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Archive for February 24th, 2008

Nothing To Damage

Posted by Mike on February 24, 2008

This post over at the new home of Democrat=Socialist is the funniest thing I’ve seen in 2008.

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Eloquence Defined

Posted by Mike on February 24, 2008

Peggy Noonan, unquestionably a brilliant wordsmith and speechwriter, has been off her game ever since President Bush’s second inaugural. In the past few months however, Noonan has noticed circumstances that should be obvious but are somehow overlooked. Her latest column on Barack Obama is an excellent example.

Obama’s claim to fame since 2004 has been his oratory skills. Some have even called it eloquence. Not Peggy Noonan though.

Mr. Obama is magnetic, interacts with the audience, leads a refrain: “Yes, we can.” It’s good, and compared with [She Who Must Not Be Named] and John McCain, neither of whom seems really to enjoy giving speeches, it comes across as better than it is. But is it eloquence? No. Eloquence is deep thought expressed in clear words. With Mr. Obama the deep thought part is missing. What is present are sentiments.

As has been the case in recent months, Noonan has pointed out the obvious, which has somehow been overlooked by the chattering class. In a year when language may be crucial, McCain would be wise not to overlook Peggy Noonan.  When Noonan writes, to paraphrase Deval Patrick Barack Obama, it really is more than “just words.”

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Indiana Jones Returns!

Posted by Ryan on February 24, 2008

Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull is set for release May 22, 2008. Check out the trailer:

I have long been an Indiana Jones fan and was psyched to hear that a new movie was coming out.  Yes, Harrison Ford will be 66 this year and one doesn’t quite know what to expect from George Lucas anymore, but it looks fun and is scheduled to open the summer movie season with a bang!

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We Have a Nader!

Posted by Ryan on February 24, 2008

Quadrennial treat, liberal spoil, and renowned anti-capitalist fuzzball Ralph Nader announced this morning on Meet the Press that he’s in the mix once again for President of the United States. 

Mike Bloomberg was nowhere to be found for comment.

AP photo.

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