Tuesday, 10 June 2008

“Cocky Ignorance”

I leave you this fine evening with a column by Thomas Sowell.


Here is a scene from today’s stage of the Dauphiné Libéré. American cyclist George Hincapie won the stage. Here is tomorrow’s stage.

From Today’s New York Times

To the Editor:

The single most important reason Hillary Rodham Clinton lost was her vote in favor of the Iraq war resolution. That vote stirred a passionate “anyone but Hillary” movement that coalesced behind Barack Obama. As a result, he gained large numbers of volunteers, unprecedented sums of Internet donations and the mantle of being the only viable and veritable antiwar candidate.

Although she came so close to gaining the nomination, her support for the Iraq invasion undermined her historic attempt to break the glass ceiling and become the nation’s first female president.

Stephen F. Minkin
Brattleboro, Vt., June 7, 2008

Note from KBJ: In other words, Obama backed into the nomination.

“The Tingly Legged Media”

My friend Jeff sent a link to this column by Mark Steyn.


Here are the latest figures for American League All-Star voting. Here are the latest figures for the National League. It’s sickening that seven of the nine starters for the American League will be from Boston or New York. Fans in those cities have shit for brains.


The price of gasoline is in the news, so I thought I’d keep y’all posted on what it costs in my neck of the woods. I just filled my car’s tank at a local Shell station in Fort Worth. I paid $3.959 per gallon for regular unleaded gasoline (the lowest grade). The bill (for 14.1 gallons) came to $56.00. I’m glad I don’t drive much!

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