Thursday, July 24, 2008

Now this is a surprise...

New York Sun: Iran May End Cooperation With Nuclear Investigation.

"...President Ahmadinejad yesterday again vowed that his country would
not "retreat one iota" from pursuing uranium enrichment...."

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

The tense of his verbs...

Captain Ed notes a David Gergen observation here, that Barack Obama is being somewhat presumptious, if not out-of-place, with his acting as though he has a present-day role in our foreign policy.

My academic and professional backgrounds are in technical areas (physics and aviation). I rarely write anything more than a brief report while at work. My command of the English language is not the best. I am not a wordsmith. That said, I found interesting this video found via John at Powerline, where we see Obama using verbs in the first person. Beginning at 0:54, he says:
"My job is to think as the national security interest as a whole, and to have to weigh and balance risks in Afghanistan and Iraq. Their job is to just get the job done here." [My emphases]

Obama is full of expectations about this race, and his verbs tell me he has already measured for the new drapery.

Friday, July 11, 2008

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Obama the Elitist (Part 2)...

Evidence continues to mount (which I began to document here) that Obama is an elitist.

Most recently, he essentially tells us that "You and your kids are stupid and your mom dresses you funny." (Ok. I made that last part up.)

The French have noted Obama's lack of foreign language skills. [Tangentially, many of the Democrats who have called Bush "stupid", fail to note that he has a basic ability in Spanish.]

Related, (and I saw this point yesterday, but can't find find the link now--sorry), Obama is the product of a prep school. He did his graduate and post-graduate work at Ivy League schools. His daughters attend a private school. The elitism obscuring Obama's eyes may prevent him from knowing that it is quite common for public schools to begin foreign language exposure in the early elementary school grades.

[BTW, whatever you do, don't embarrass Barry.]

Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Spoiler Alert for...

...the Green Mile. See the comments if you really want to know.

Saturday, July 05, 2008

McCain and Obama...

I'm actually quite surprised at the reticence that McCain is showing on calling Obama on his changes of position. He has certainly made his comments (here, as well as elsewhere), but he isn't aggressively casting Obama as less-than-firm in his positions.

I am struck, however, by this memory....McCain's Feb. 2006 letter to Obama on Obama's changing position on campaign finance reform.

The politically expedient change of positions is nothing new for Barry.