Crooks

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It looks like those sleazy payday loan(sharks) won’t be getting so much cash out of military members according to this report. Interest rates on payday loans to military service members would be limited under an agreement reached yesterday by House and Senate Republicans. The measure, imposing a 36 percent cap on the annual interest rate […]

Pervert in the House

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Florida Republican Rep. Mark Foley resigned from the House Friday amid allegations that he is a pervert and sexual predator. ABC News reported yesterday that it had interviewed Foley, 52, about excerpts of instant messages provided by current and former pages under the age of 18. ABC reported that Foley, under the AOL Instant Messenger […]

It's not about the troops

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I was going to write about this yesterday, but I had to get up early this morning and then worked about a 12-hour day, so I want to get this down on paper before I hit the sack. During Thursday’s Senate debate on the legislation setting up military commissions and the treatment of captured terrorists, […]

lee7 tech skillz

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This is a tech-related post. If that sort of stuff doesn’t interest you, just skip the rest. It seems like those USB thumb drives only seem to last about a year. At least, that’s how long my last two have lasted — the second died today. I didn’t have anything on it that I don’t […]

Apparently it's on in those UC Berkeley Dorms

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It’s just sad. Really. MSNBC’s Keith Olbermann, usually ignored here, is a sad, sad man. First off, the guy is the toast of the DailyKos set. Which means he’s a nut. Second, there’s this effort to toot his own horn, via NRO’s Media Blog. Tonight, Keith Olbermann tried desperately to convince his viewers that they […]

Rights for everyone!

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The Democrat Party has been big on “rights” for decades. The “right” to affordable healthcare. The “right” to a “living” wage. If you name it, and it’s a good thing, then dangit, you have a “right” to have it. These “rights” are never limited to U.S. citizens, when Democrats speak of them, they are, at […]

More media bias

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New York Times Supreme Court reporter and Pulitzer Prize winner Linda Greenhouse gave a speech in June at her alma mater, Radcliffe, and it’s readily apparent that she’s tired of supressing her personal, political views. In June, Linda Greenhouse returned to Cambridge, Mass., to be honored at Harvard. Greenhouse, a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter who covers […]

Must-read

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There’s a great article in the Sunday New York Times Magazine on Michael Oher. My favorite part: From the first play of the game, the Munford defensive end who lined up directly across from Michael targeted him for special ridicule. The Munford player was about 6-foot-2 and couldn’t have weighed more than 220 pounds, and […]

Catching up

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I’d been meaning to get to this interview of former Washington Post senior political reporter Thomas Edsall by Hugh Hewitt last week. The entire transcript is worth a read, but I’m going to highlight a couple parts of it. HH: A proposition. The reason talk radio exploded, followed by Fox News, followed by the center-right […]