December 2, 2008

Things I’d Like to Post About Today ….. (120208, Morning)

Filed under: TILTpatBIDHAT — Tom @ 6:02 am

….. But I Don’t Have Any Time For:

  • Congrats to SOBer Justin Higgins at Right on the Right on his well-written Pajamas Media column (“How the GOP Can Take Back the Youth Vote”). There was lots of interest in his piece, as evidenced by the 120-plus reader comments. Justin has a short follow-up at Shots on the House, another of his sites.
  • SOBer Patrick Poole has had two columns at Pajamas Media in the past week. The first (“The U.S. Terror Support Network Exposed”) covers the importance of the Holy Land Foundation convictions, and includes situations clearly relevant to Ohioans. The second, which went up just hours ago (“Post-Mumbai, War on Terror Takes a New Direction”), is important if you’re really interested in understanding what’s really happening in the War on Terror. Let’s hope that now that their guy is in power, lefties will stop ridiculing the War on Terror as a bumper sticker slogan and take it seriously. Their doing so will of course be prima facie proof of past hypocrisy, and won’t be forgotten, but current safety is paramount.
  • Barack Obama, Random Quote Generator.
  • Eliot Spitzer as Comeback Kid and Bailout Baron? The Examiner says not just no, but heck no. I agree, because, as the Examiner points out, “While the former attorney general of New York crusaded against the lack of transparency on Wall Street, he hypocritically used a shell company to hide more than $1 million in payments to the ‘Emperor’s Club,’ a high-priced prostitution ring.”
  • “Newspaper Ad Revenue Falls by Nearly $2 Billion” — That’s an 18.1% drop for the third quarter. Online revenue has also declined. They keep saying “it’s the economy.” Horse manure. The economy has GROWN at an annualized rate of just over 1% during the past three quarters (+0.9%, +2.8%, and -0.5%, annualized). Sorry guys, it’s Internet competition, shoddy product, insufferable bias, and excessive political correctness — not in that order. The Internet has made buying a print copy a sort of luxury item for many. The content provided continues to decrease. If it weren’t for the final two items just mentioned, the papers could have ported loyal readers over to their web sites in the mid- and late-1990s. Readers would have seen little need for the blogs and other alternatives that came later.
  • Richard Cohen, certified Lefty, at IBDeditorials.com (originally at the WaPo — “Role In (Marc) Rich Pardon Disqualifies Holder For AG.” I agree completely. An additional disqualifier is Holder’s extra-legal, reality-denying role in the Elian Gonzalez affair. As Cohen says: “…. any person is entitled to make a mistake. But no one is entitled to be attorney general.”
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