Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Catching Up With The World

My apologies for the lack of posting the past two days. A spur-of-the-moment trip to Kansas for the NAIA Women's Soccer National Championship consumed my time. So here comes the updates:

Drudge Report broke a story earlier today that said CNN flashed an 'X' across Vice President Cheney's face during coverage of his speech from American Enterprise Institute in Washington. Despite all the commotion over the incident, it appears that the flashing X was a glitch, and not intentional. This according to Michelle Malkin.

Hugh Hewitt notes the lack of performance of the Senate's Republican Majority, and offers some tips for how the GOP can refocus. He's not only calling out Frist and others, but also rightly backing Senator Jon Kyl of Arizona.

Power Line's Paul Mirengoff considers Chris Matthews' asinine comments from Canada. Here's the soundbite:
If we stop trying to figure out the other side, we've given up. The person on the other side is not evil. They just have a different perspective. The smartest people understand the enemy's point of view, because they understand what's driving them.
As Paul points out, Matthews has essentially claimed that Bin Laden isn't evil, he just has a different perspective, and that the Bush administration does not know its enemy. So much for unbiased reporting.

Jeff Goldstein offers a comprehensive post on Vice President Cheney's speech tonight (the one that CNN accidentally X-ed). Goldstein extensively quotes and reflects on Cheney’s outstanding speech on criticism of the war. Read his post for a solid debriefing.

The most recent news about the Avian Flu:
The United States government has placed an interim ban on poultry imports from British Columbia.

The move comes in response to a single case of avian flu found in a duck on a Fraser Valley farm.
A full investigation is planned before the U.S. starts importing the poultry again, but until then, it's best to be cautious.

More updates to come.