March 23, 2009
If George W. Bush had done it...

It appears President Barack Obama's teleprompter needs to spell everything out phonetically. All terrific press for Orion, except that Obama kept pronouncing the company’s name wrong, calling it OAR-ee-on. After finishing his remarks and talking with a few people, the president returned to the microphone and said his prepared remarks led him to pronounce the […]

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March 23, 2009
The guy who killed millions

VoiceofSanDiego.org has published a softball Q&A with Art Cooley, who helped found the Environmental Defense Fund, entitled "The Guy Who Defeated DDT." Of course, the outright ban on DDT which Cooley and his friends succeeded with decades ago also resulted in the deaths of tens of millions of Africans from malaria. I especially loved this […]

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March 23, 2009
Media bias

There's an interesting bit in Washington Post media reporter Howard Kurtz's latest piece, a profile of "60 Minutes" reporter Steve Kroft that tells us one of two things: Kroft is either a conservative or a far-left liberal -- there is no middle ground. One reliable source -- Kroft's wife, journalist Jennet Conant -- says he […]

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March 23, 2009
If you think health care is expensive now ...

...just wait until it's free. That's the line from the incomparable P.J. O'Rourke and the death of actress Natasha Richardson apparently has some people asking if that "free" Canadian health care is worth what you pay for it. A day before Natasha Richardson's scheduled funeral, some are wondering if a medical helicopter might have been […]

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March 23, 2009
Democratic stupidity

In the rush to pass the stimulus bill, no one noticed that some Democrats had added a sop to the Teamsters Union -- a pilot program allowing 98 (98!) Mexican trucks into the U.S. as part of NAFTA was shut down. As the Wall Street Journal noted, the Mexican trucks in the program actually had […]

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“Assault weapon” and “hate speech” are similar in that both don’t mean anything specific and the term exists mainly to try to limit rights.

“I don’t want to ban guns, just ill-defined assault weapons.”

“I don’t want to ban speech, just ill-defined hate speech.”

Reading through Donald McNeil's account of his ouster at the times and amused by his "God and Adolph" anecdote. I had a similar sort of experience at the SDUT.

https://donaldgmcneiljr1954.medium.com/nytimes-peru-n-word-part-one-introduction-57eb6a3e0d95

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