JUNE 17, 2008


“There is a certain relief in change, even though it be from bad to worse! As I have often found in travelling in a stagecoach, that it is often a comfort to shift one's position, and be bruised in a new place.” For healthcare already in place rising costs becoming a danger:  http://www.reuters.com/article/politicsNews/idUSN16267020080616?feedType=RSS&feedName=politicsNews&pageNumber=1&virtualBrandChannel=10179

Massachusetts has had mandated healthcare for 2 years (and it is already costing 85% more than estimated):  http://www.nytimes.com/2008/06/16/opinion/16mon1.html?_r=1&partner=rssnyt&emc=rss&oref=slogin

For Sale - 800 gas stations:  http://ibdeditorials.com/IBDArticles.aspx?id=298251904169099

McCain proposes lifting of offshore drilling ban:  http://www.breitbart.com/article.php?id=D91BBR280&show_article=1

What the environmentalists have done to us:  http://www.intellectualconservative.com/2008/06/16/afloat-on-an-ocean-of-oil/

What is the objective of radical Islam?:  http://www.talkaboutgovernment.com/group/alt.politics.usa/messages/996175.html

Gingrich suggests Jindal for VP.  I think it would be better to hold him for President in 2012:  http://thehill.com/campaign-2008/gingrich-jindal-is-best-choice-for-vice-president-2008-06-15.html

Lawmakers prospering even when others don't:  http://www.usatoday.com/news/washington/2008-06-16-house-disclosures_N.htm?csp=34

The greatest hoax:  http://www.cityviewmag.com/stories-the-greatest-hoax-ever-perpetrated_134.html

Keep in mind that the LA Times is a liberal newspaper:  http://www.latimes.com/news/printedition/opinion/la-oe-kirchick16-2008jun16,0,7766785.story

Glued to a commode seat:  http://www.thesmokinggun.com/archive/years/2008/0613081toilet1.html?ui

Well, it's one way to get attention:  http://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/s/1054078_naked_cyclists_ride_it_out

Dems continue to block drilling for our own oil:  http://www.humanevents.com/article.php?id=27029

Textbooks in Islamic school teach students that it is okay to kill certain others:  http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5igZiBbZdKa9Gvx8uwXlsIOxoBQ5wD91859CG0

Obama said he would debate McCain anytime, anyplace, but then declined to do so when the offer was made:  http://hypocrisy.com/2008/06/17/obama-doesnt-have-cojones-to-debate-mccain/

Shouldn't the environmentalists be pushing for a law against volcanoes?:  http://hypocrisy.com/2008/06/16/chilian-volcano-has-belched-more-carbon-dioxide-than-all-humans-have-in-last-two-decades/

New photosynthesis data on trees likely to make previous environmental claims worthless:  http://www.sciencenews.org/view/generic/id/33137/title/Goldilocks_tree_leaves

A meteorologist looks at "global warming:"  http://plancktime.blogspot.com/2008/06/john-coleman-comments-meteorologist.html

Debunking global warming:  http://www.talkaboutgovernment.com/group/alt.politics.usa/messages/879157.html

Ten reasons the Dems are responsible for high gas prices:  http://www.americanthinker.com/2008/06/top_10_reasons_to_blame_democr_1.html

Global warming alarmists like high gas prices:  http://www.businessandmedia.org/articles/2008/20080611113014.aspx

Oregon school principal bans Pledge of Allegiance to avoid offending Muslims:  http://www.talkaboutgovernment.com/group/alt.politics.usa/messages/996159.html


-- Washington Irving (1783-1859), Tales of a Traveller, 1824

LINKS:

ACLU wary of thinking in schools:  http://www.theadvertiser.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080612/NEWS01/80612027/-1/NEWSFRONT2

A list of Republican firsts:  http://www.intellectualconservative.com/2008/06/12/100-republican-firsts-for-leftwing-dummies/

More than two dozen U.S. citizens missing in Mexico:  http://www.cnsnews.com/ViewNation.asp?Page=/Nation/archive/200806/NAT20080617a.html

Defective Chinese tire valve stems:  http://news.yahoo.com/s/csm/20080616/ts_csm/avalve%3B_ylt%3DAnstxxxHR2UWBtqRfMZTYo.s0NUE

National Park Service plans to add hotel accommodations to Alcatraz:  http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/northamerica/usa/2135625/Alcatraz-to-open-as-a-hotel.htm

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