Archive for June 23, 2010

from their site. Down the memory hole it goes, via Weasel Zippers. Stacy puts it best:

The American Left: Shamelessly Following Orders Ever Since Stalin Told Us to Endorse Hitler’s Invasion of Poland.

Well not everyone. AMERICAblog expresses surprise:

You’ll remember Petraeus as one of the Iraq war’s biggest defenders. Which is interesting, since the Senate Democrats just a few years ago produced a lengthy analysis of how flawed Petraeus’ Iraq testimony really was.

They get full marks for consistency, but it’s funny I’m sure the first thing on everybody’s mind was his testimony. It prompted the following comment from me:

Perhaps our democratic friends have discovered that “flawed congressional testimony” doesn’t trump actual success in winning a war.

I’ve already said I don’t care who commands as long as we win (and don’t have to do without Lara Logan). Little Miss Attila is still worried:

I actually think it was a clever move, though I wonder whether it’s possible to salvage the situation at this point.

And I offer her these words of encouragement:

Have faith Joy, after all that’s what the World Cup announcers were saying at the 90th minute of today’s match.

However Michal Yon in an e-mail to Glenn is more bullish:

I was there through the entire surge, and more, and saw the remarkable transformation under command of General Petraeus and due to the incredible efforts of our armed forces and civilian counterparts. No book that I have read, including the one that I wrote, has fully conveyed the magnitude of those days. You simply had to be there.

Here we are again. This time on the cusp of losing the war in Afghanistan. The situation is worse than ever before. Again, the United States has asked General David Petraeus to step into a situation that seems hopeless to many people. It is not hopeless, just extremely bad.

We have not yet begun to fight.

Update: Now a Memeorandum thread coming to a computer near you.

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Hey John Kyl…

Posted: June 23, 2010 by datechguy in opinion/news
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You don’t expect us to believe you or McCain over the White House on the border issue do you? It’s not as if we have audio of President Obama talking about that trade off to fall back on.

Oh Wait.

Hey that doesn’t count. He wasn’t president then and anyway that was six years ago, way past the expiration date.

it is straight from Star Trek The Next Generation:

Lt. Cmdr Elizabeth Paula Shelby: If you can’t make the big decisions, Commander, I suggest you make room for someone who can.

Absolutely amazing.

The funny thing is when the GOP put out their press release a few days ago on this I ignored it because it was a press release and It was to me such an incredible claim, I just wasn’t willing to believe it. But it’s true. I actually thought better of these people. You would think by now I would have learned my lesson.

I’ve got some things to do today but tomorrow (other than a postponed father’s day lunch) I will be doing some footwork on this.

I mean the ads just make themselves.

Unbelieveable US Wins in 91st Minute!

Posted: June 23, 2010 by datechguy in Sports
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I had to go somewhere today and got back with 10 minutes left to the game seeing England ahead and the US game at 0-0 with under 10 min to go. The England game just finished and Slovakia was in for about 30 seconds when Donovan scored on the rebound.

One important thing to point out, the goal would not have been possible if the US Goalie at the other end (Howard) didn’t make the save and wasted no time throwing the ball forward to start the break. That will not likely be remembered but it should be.

Yeah it’s soccer but it’s US Soccer!

Update: This is consistent with what I wrote before:

Asked about the earlier disallowed goal, a glory-drenched Donovan responded, and I paraphrase: “We embody what Americans are all about. We can moan about or we can keep going.

Does that sound conservative or what?

Update 2: Cripes Stacy is so excited that he has TWO posts on the subject.