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Thanks for the Link!

Steven at www.PoliBlogger.com and Arguing with Signposts … graciously linked to this site. Thank you, so much, for the favor. Read more →

NEA: Leave the Kids Behind

The National Education Association, perhaps America’s most active liberal political action committee, continues to decry the No Child Left Behind law. The NEA’s chief complaints seem to be * It costs too much money * It set the bar too high * Its timeline is too aggressive * It encourages teachers to teach children to pass tests My questions to the NEA are * How much money would satisfy your insatiable greed? Read more →

Dr. Dean Insider Trader?

ProfessorBainbridge.com reports that the doctor may have an insider trading scandal to deal with. Keeping score, Dean is now a hypocrite on: * Dean wants the Bush administration to release minutes of meetings with energy executives, but he refuses to release minutes of his meetings with energy executives. * Dean wants religion divorced from politics, but he wants to talk about what a bang-up Christian he is while campaigning in the South. Read more →

WP on Dean Revisited

Hey, I think I was too quick to judge the Dean on Religion article in the Washington Post. I felt that the reporter, Jim VandeHei, was soft on Dean and failed to analyze or even characterize the veracity of the doctor’s statements on religion. Having re-read the article, I have a new perspective. (Hey, I’ve been celebrating the holidays, and the mind isn’t quite up to full speed.) VandeHei has done a hatchet job to Dean. Read more →

Sperm Counts Off by 1/3

I found this on Drudge. I offer a contrarian explanation, however. Perhaps the feminization of men–mandatorily sitting to urinate in pre-schools, supporting Howard Dean–is reducing the amount of testosterone men produce. I’d like to see a study that measures the sperm count in deficient men before and after a weekend movie marathon of The Godfather I and II, Patton, Braveheart, The Patriot (Mel Gibson’s), and Band of Brothers (all 10 episodes). Read more →

Dean and Yankee Power

We know that Dean has a problem with his handling of security and safety failures at Vermont’s only nuclear power plant. Dean’s World has an excellent point. Combine the Yankee Power/Homeland Security issue with Dr. Dean’s secret energy policy meetings, and you begin to see that money talks with the good doctor, as does he from both sides of his mouth. Also, have you noticed that the big magazines, Time and Newsweek, are starting to question the Dean phenomenon? Read more →

Monday Morning QB

No, it’s not about football. Howard Dean isn’t an idiot, according to Andrew Sullivan. He’s a doctor, dictator, refuses to be challenged or questioned, has no peers, likes to tell people what to do, right or wrong, and let the patient suffer the consequences of his errors. PoliBlog.com has an interesting piece on Dean and Job. Don’t missThe Corner today. I will have more to write later. Read more →

Christian Dean

From the Washington Post: “I am still learning a lot about faith and the South and how important it is,” said Dean, a Congregationalist. The Congregationalist Church is a Christian denomination that preaches a personal relationship with God without a strong hierarchal structure guiding it. Dean was reared an Episcopalian, but left the church 25 years ago in a dispute with a local Vermont church over efforts to build a bike path. Read more →

Christian Dean (con’t)

The Democrats have a real dilemma: Dean is seen by more and more people as both a shameless opportunist and a man who can’t speak straight. Making mistakes of fact at a pace of three a week, he runs the risk of looking significantly less intellectually vigorous than President Bush–something most people thought unthinkable a few months ago. Is it any wonder that Kerry, Gephardt, and the rest of the Democrat field are scared of Dean? Read more →

Dean Hypocrite on Security (and so many other things)

As governor of Vermont, Howard Dean repeatedly ignored warnings that his state was unprepared for a potential nuclear problem involving the Yankee Nuclear Power Plant and that security at the plant was unacceptable. According to the Associated Press, Dean, who criticizes the Bush Administration’s war on terror nearly every day, underfunded critical programs to secure the nuclear plant even after September 11. “During Dean’s final year in office in 2002, an audit concluded that despite a decade of repeated warnings of poor safety at Vermont Yankee, Dean’s administration was poorly prepared for a nuclear disaster,” the AP story said Read more →