Entries by Dave in EH

Shades of Ayers…

In breaking news, five foreign-born Muslim men have been found guilty of conspiring to kill US soldiers at Fort Dix in New Jersey.  This trial echos another attempt on base personnel decades before.

An Inconvenient Truth

There has been a great deal of enthusiasm in some quarters for electric cars, most of it politically motivated. A report, commissioned by the French President, out hunting a legacy for France and its soon-to-end position in the rotating EU presidency, has been round-filed, all for an inconvenient truth:

Madoff’s Ponzi Scheme

Apparently, there were those who raised concerns or were otherwise avoided the lure of easy money presented by Madoff’s Hedge Fund Ponzi scheme: “Jake Walthour, a principal at the hedge fund consulting firm Aksia LLC, said his firm was hired to investigate Madoff’s business dealings by a potential investor several years ago.The probe raised several […]

Chutzpah, personified…

English is a language that likes to borrow words — heck, it mugs other languages and goes through their pockets for loose bits of speech.  One such borrowed word is “Chutzpah,” pronounced “HOOTZ-pah.”  Chutzpah is a remarkable trait — the ability to say the most audacious things with a straight face, regardless of how ludicrous […]

Liberals Censor Awkward Questions on Transition Site.

In the movie A Few Good Men, we were treated to a Marine Colonel incredulously asking a pipsqueek Navy Lieutenant if he wanted answers and opining that said Lieutenant couldn’t handle the truth… Apparently, out here in the real world, some people can’t even handle questions.

Beavers Targetted for Illegal Logging

A group of Greens must be out of touch with nature and more than a little red-faced: “Green campaigners called in police after discovering an illegal logging site in a nature reserve – only to find it was the work of beavers.

The Chicago Way (or, an early Fitzmas gift)

Governor Rod Blagojevich and his chief of staff John Harris were arrested Tuesday morning in Chicago on two counts each of federal corruption charges coming from their alleged efforts to auction off President-elect Obama’s Senate seat. “Unless I get something real good [for Senate candidate 1], s***, I’ll just send myself, you know what I’m […]

Media (Financial) Matters…

Apparently, the implosion of the old media goes beyond the borders of the state of Connecticut… NEW YORK (AP) – Media conglomerate Tribune Co. filed for bankruptcy protection Monday, as the owner of the Chicago Tribune, the Los Angeles Times, the Chicago Cubs and other properties tries to deal with $13 billion in debt. Tribune files […]