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Entries from July 2007

2 Very Classy Honorees

July 30th, 2007 · No Comments

In contrast to what seems to be an endless string of horrible news in the world of sports, we honored two of the classiest and most respectable men in all of sports at the Baseball Hall of Fame yesterday. Tony Gwynn and Baltimore’s own Cal Ripken, Jr. joined the Hall of Fame yesterday. I can’t […]

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Tags: News

Friday Late Night Funnies

July 28th, 2007 · 1 Comment

A little late night Tv viewing never hurts anyone. Tonight, my viewing was quite excellent. One of the all-time great movies was showing on HDNet tonight. Here’s one of my favorite clips. Enjoy.

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With friends like these…

July 26th, 2007 · 3 Comments

I hate to even give this guy the time of day, But I just can’t help myself. Read the following column by Nicholas Kristof of The New York Times and ask yourself one question. How on earth can anyone with half a brain think the left has the best interest of our nation in their […]

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If the housing bubble hasn’t officialy burst at this point…..

July 25th, 2007 · 1 Comment

After days of flirting with finally closing over the 14,000 mark, the Dow took a major hit today, dropping 226 points. Much of the decline came as a result of the terrible results posted by Countrywide Financials Corp. Countrywide announced today that their 2nd quarter profit numbers were down by over 33%. The driving force […]

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Our Boys Want to Win…. Continued

July 24th, 2007 · 2 Comments

As a follow up to my recent post on Vets For Freedom (Our Boys Want to Win), I received a nice message from Joe Wierzbicki. Joe is a spokesman for Move America Forward (MAF). MAF is planning a nationwide “Fight For Victory Tour”. If you feel the way I do about this, I encourage you […]

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Comments Encouraged….

July 19th, 2007 · 5 Comments

I attended a professional soccer game last night. Thankfully it had nothing to do with David Beckham. I’m already tired of hearing about that guy. Last night, 2 of Mexico’s best professional teams (Pumas and Monterrey) squared off at UNLV’s Sam Boyd Stadium here in Las Vegas. As this was my first time attending a […]

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Our Boys Want to Win

July 18th, 2007 · 3 Comments

Believe it or not and in contrast to what you hear in the Mainstream Media, the soldiers on the ground (or at least some of them) actually believe in what we are doing. More importantly, they are seeing the positive results that never seem to make it through the filter that is the US media. […]

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Tags: Iraq · News

Meanwhile, as Reid plans midnight theatrics, Iraqis and Americans are Dancing in the Streets

July 17th, 2007 · 1 Comment

As IraqSlogger explains: the video features a gathering in Ramadi to celebrate gains realized by US-backed tribal forces and Iraqi security forces against al-Qa’ida-affiliated groups in the province. Have we finally turned the corner, just as the Democrats are jumping the shark?

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Tags: Iraq · News

Count Harry Reid Treat

July 17th, 2007 · No Comments

When I was a kid in the 70’s, on Saturdays at midnight I would watch Count Gore De Vol host his show Creature Feature. Harry Reid will be bringing back his own horror show tonight on the floor of the Senate. Count Reid promises to keep the session through the night to debate the Iraq […]

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Tags: Iraq · News

MRAP’s Finally Begin to Arrive in the Field In Force

July 16th, 2007 · No Comments

Update 7/17/2007: Michael Yon’s latest dispatch discusses how servicemen cherish their Strykers. The money quote: Even an up-armored Humvee is just a machine, a necessary carapace. But a Stryker gets treated like a member of the platoon. Soldiers take extra care of them. When a Humvee is badly damaged, it gets turned in to the […]

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Tags: Iraq

Some Local Heroes from Vegas

July 14th, 2007 · 1 Comment

Since we tend to use our Friday and weekend posts for some lighter topics, I thought a little music commentary might be of interest. One of my favorite new bands is The Killers. They’ve got a special place in the hearts of Las vegas, as this is where they were formed and they perform here […]

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Tags: music

In The House, Only Four Republicans Break Ranks on Iraqi Pullout Vote

July 13th, 2007 · 1 Comment

Can you guess one of the four? Jeopardy music please…………… ok it’s too easy, it’s our never disappointing RINO Gilchrest. Can we make the Gilchrest for Lieberman trade now. House Republican leaders largely kept their party together on the issue of Iraq last night, with only four members breaking with their party to support a […]

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Tags: Election 08 · Iraq