July 30, 2008

Things I’d Like to Post About Today ….. (073008, Morning)

Filed under: TILTpatBIDHAT — Tom @ 9:06 am

….. But I Don’t Have Any Time For:

  • Evangelicals warn McCain: Just say no to Mitt — Agreed. Allah at Hot Air complains this is old news. I say it’s a new, reinforcing reminder, and there’s nothing wrong with that. To see the case against Romney’s selection as VP, and for that matter staying in public life, go here.
  • Brendan Cronin e-mailed this MSNBC link — “Heavy? Your neighborhood may be to blame; Those built before 1950 help keep you skinnier by encouraging walking.” You see, this is before eeeevil suburbia came into vogue. I would suggest that many older neighborhoods are especially good at keeping people in shape for this reason: Because of their often-higher crime rates, people learn to walk really fast.
  • Jack Shafer of Slate says, in comparing the treatment of John Edwards’s treatment vs. Larry Craig’s: “if the press craves consistency, it owes its readers some sort of assessment of Edwards.” Good luck with that.
  • What’s Left of the New York Times Watch — The stock is still in the $12-$13 range. Last week, the company raised the newsstand price to $1.50, making it double USA Today and 50 cents lower than the just-increased Wall Street Journal. Business Week (Biz Weak around here) asks how the Times’s news operation, which it estimates is worth $750 million after taking out its real estate and about.com from the company’s market value, can be worth so little. I’m amazed that it’s worth so much.
  • Just in time for the presidential election — If you think the Associated Press is bad now (wait – you know it is), just wait until AP Washington Bureau Chief Ron Fournier fully implements the sham known as accountability journalism. Steve Boriss’s subheadline at his Pajamas Media’s op-ed: “Amidst charges of bias, the AP decides to put even more opinion in its articles.”
  • Joe Lieberman (HT PrairiePundit) tells you everything you need to know about the Eeeeexcellent Overseas Adventure taken last week by the presidential candidate I refer to as “Mr. BOOHOO-OUCH” (Barack O-bomba Overseas Hussein “Obambi” Obama – Objectively Unfit Coddler of Haters) — “If Barack Obama’s policy in Iraq had been implemented, he couldn’t be in Iraq today, is because he was prepared to accept retreat and defeat, and that would mean, today, al Qaeda would be in charge of parts of Iraq, Iranian-backed extremists would be in charge of other parts of Iraq. There’d be civil war and, maybe, even genocide.” Obama was okey-dokey with leaving Iraq even given the possibility of genocide during the primary campaign. He even has a copy of the article at this web site. In fact, the AP article states that “The greater risk is staying in Iraq.” Has any presidential candidate ever been so wrong about so many things and gotten as far as Obama has?
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