Thursday, July 21, 2005

Google Moon

In honor of the first manned Moon landing, which took place on July 20, 1969, Google has added the
Google Moon interface to help you pay your own visit to our celestial neighbor.

Monday, July 18, 2005

The new Maxwell Street

Here is a new list of resturaunts within walking distance to my place. Takin' it to the Maxwell. I love Lalo's, and I can't wait to try them all out!

Southgate Market

Comming soon to a neighborhood near me. a five-level shopping center.

Just a little self-gloating, this is much needed redevelopment in our area. Luckly it is close enough to bike to, the trafic was bad before! I love Whole foods, DSW, Home Depo (across the street), its paradise.

Thursday, July 14, 2005

NCLB is working!

Did the NYTs just give much needed praise to NCLB now that Young Students Post Solid Gains in Federal Tests. Here is what the president said. "I'm proud to come here to talk about the new results,' Mr. Bush said. 'They're from the first long-term test, by the way, since the passage of the No Child Left Behind Act. Over the last five years, American children have made significant gains.'"

I'm sure it won't stop all the criticizing by the Unions.

Wednesday, July 13, 2005

The media loves a whistleblower, right?

"For Mr. Rove is turning out to be the real 'whistleblower' in this whole sorry pseudo-scandal. He's the one who warned Time's Matthew Cooper and other reporters to be wary of Mr. Wilson's credibility. He's the one who told the press the truth that Mr. Wilson had been recommended for the CIA consulting gig by his wife, not by Vice President Dick Cheney as Mr. Wilson was asserting on the airwaves. In short, Mr. Rove provided important background so Americans could understand that Mr. Wilson wasn't a whistleblower but was a partisan trying to discredit the Iraq War in an election campaign. Thank you, Mr. Rove."

Tuesday, July 12, 2005

No supprise here

A new report by the Center for Media and Public Affairs find that Bush finds no friends at TV networks. I'm sure we all knew that, but some fact are alway nice in a debate with Blues.

More than two-thirds of the news stories on ABC, NBC and CBS covering the first 100 days of Mr. Bush's second term were negative, according to an analysis released today by the District-based Center for Media and Public Affairs (CMPA).

The three networks also seem to be boycotting Mr. Bush this time around. He rated 619 stories during the study period in 2001-- but just 250 stories this year, the study found.

'But the public isn't going to let the news media get away with anything either,' he added. 'The public is more critical and ask more questions about news coverage these days -- and what offends them most is negativism.'

Sunday, July 10, 2005

Good article - Bad journalism

Here is a good example of Dick Longworth interjecting his liberal bias into a otherly good article on China's growing dominance into America . Richard correctly sums up for the average reader what has been happening in the world markets, over the past 10+ years, to give China such a hold on the market. But right after summing up how these thing happen naturally in a world market, he goes and squarely blames Bush personally for giving American businesses to China for his own personal gain. No explanation beyond conspiracy theories, nothing but conjecure. Nice try Longworth, but you'll need more than deficits to lay this at Bush's feet. Don't read it here: Sadly By Richard C. Longworth, a former Tribune senior correspondent and executive director of the Global Chicago Center at the Chicago Council on Foreign Relations

Tuesday, July 05, 2005

What was missing from Live 8

I applaud Kristof for saying what everybody else is ignoring, that Bush is a Friend of Africa (and in the NYT of all places) this is not going to sit well with there readers. see the fourm.

We as a nation, not Bush administration vs. Clinton administrations, but as a nation have helped Africa billions more than we get credit for. I watched the Live 8 as speaker after speaker asked for more money from the Governments, without addressing the aid given in the past 20 years. We as American citizens give far more than any government agency can, or I would want them to. And in my opinion, conservatives do it right, man helps man, not government helps man. Stop all the knee-jerk Bush bashing and look at the real picture.

Monday, July 04, 2005

Michael Isikoff rides again

Michael Isikoff is at it again,The Rove Factor?. He squarely lays the blame for the Plame CIA story at his feet. Every other story, indicates that he did nothing but talk to Cooper that same week. I could be wrong, but I would bet Rove talks to Cooper every week. This looks to me like Isikoff making stories up. (see Quarn Flushing)

And Chuck Schumer takes the bait. Repeating untrue accusations, don't fly like they used to.

Saturday, July 02, 2005

A long hot summer:

Here is some primer material on the upcoming Supreme court nomination.

RealClearPolitics: short list
Trib 's short list