29 January, 2008

News Dump

I'm found so many fascinating articles and news reports lately that I couldn't possibly post in-depth about them all. However, I suspect you'll find most every link here well worth reading...

Today is the anniversary of the Challenger explosion, and Andrea Shea King was on the inside when it happened.

The Clinton-Obama split in the Democratic Party is just too delish. It took awhile, but decades of the Party's immersion in identity politics have finally yielded their poison fruit. Try this headline on for size: [Nat'l Organization for Women, NY] calls Teddy’s endorsement of Obama “the ultimate betrayal Update: “Psychological gang bang?”. Teddy "hates women?" Oh, irony upon irony!

Question: how long will it take for news of this to reach the places like Kos and HuffPo?

Logical conclusion in certain quarters: Recruiting stations = pr0n shops:

"In the same way that many communities limit the location of pornographic stores, that's the same way we feel about the military recruiting stations," said PhoeBe sorgen, an initiative proponent and a member of the city's Peace and Justice Commission. "Teenagers that really want to find them will be able to seek them out and find them, but we don't want them in our face."

The initiative lists complaints against the military including the invasion of Iraq, abuses at Abu Ghraib, discrimination based on sexual orientation and recruiters who mislead potential recruits about benefits and duties.

If all the politics these days is making you sick, here's a great politics-related joke, straight from the President. Unfortunately, notice the partisan response he gets to the quip...

The damn that seemed to hold back positive news from Iraq is springing more and more leaks. The headline's all spin, but the content is solid. My favorite quote: "'It's tough to plan an operation when you're on the run."

Along the same lines, check out how three different reporters characterize current conditions in Fallujah. The differences in sourcing (anybody recall the significance of the hospital in the battles of Fallujah?), spin, professionalism and breadth of coverage are startling.

Killer Dolphins?! Who knew...

And finally, this is your must-see for the day....

Hot Air has all the details. It's almost enough to make me root for the Blue.