Thursday, July 24, 2008

Daily Trek -- July 24, 2008

What'd I miss?

Everything you need to know to stay informed each day in 5 minutes or less!  Read your regular news and include this and you will be able to participate in most any current events discussion.
Good Point: Without Even Noting Our Victory, Media Has Gone From Claim "War Cannot Be Won" to "War Cannot Be Lost"

Mullah Rahim, the taliban leader for Helmand Province, surrendered to Pakistani forces because he was afraid of being killed by British special forces.

Joe Klein's scurrilous meltdown.

Wes Clark on the surge: It was a Saudi payoff that worked -- Wes Clark has his facts wrong, again!

MPs scrap France's 35-hour week.  Back from the brink, the socialist paradise almost bankrupted itself with excessive controls.

Is marriage really just for white people?

A strong earthquake injured 102 people and destroyed 31 buildings in northern Japan on Thursday, authorities said.

"DuPont Co. has joined a state initiative to build the first in the U.S. that would take corncobs and switchgrass grown on Tennessee farms and convert the biomass into ethanol for fuel."

"Firefighters have learned of a Denver house full of urine. They say protesters are storing urine to throw at police during the DNC Convention."

Anti-war protester spits on Iraq war veteran. But don't question their patriotism!

"Also, anybody who would argue that the Sunni Awakening would have survived without the surge, anybody who make that argument is so ignorant of the facts on the ground in Western Iraq and al-Anbar Province and what the Sunni sheiks were doing throughout 2007, they are too stupid to be on TV" Joe Scarborough

The Conservative Underground - in Hollywood

Bin Laden Driver Knew 9/11 Targets

LA Terrorist Sentenced to 12 Years For Planning National Guard & Jewish Center Attacks

GUN PROHBITION NOW, GUN PROHIBITION TOMORROW, GUN PROHIBITION FOREVER: Jacob Sullum on Washington D.C.'s massive resistance to the Supreme Court's Heller decision. "D.C.'s political leaders know they are inviting another Second Amendment lawsuit, but they are determined to defy the Supreme Court and the Constitution for as long as possible."

There is an interesting piece of graffiti on a bridge near Basra. A fleeing militiaman has scrawled, "We'll be back," ; underneath an Iraqi soldier has scribbled in reply, "And we'll be waiting for you."

Money does buy happiness or at least satisfaction. Chinese 83% satisfied with direction of China.

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