URLs du Jour — 2006-01-27

  • Glenn Reynolds gives his unpretentious reasoning behind hoping John Shadegg becomes House Majority Leader.

    My Congresscritter, Jeb Bradley, has announced his support for Blunt. Hope he changes his mind before voting.

  • One of the more amusing contretemps of the past few days is the snitfit directed by the lefties against Chris Matthews of MSNBC's Hardball, NBC's Tim Russert, and the Washingon Post; it appears these acolytes have not been reliable enough messengers for the True Party Line, and now must be punished for their heresies. Stephen Spruiell at NRO's Media Blog has a good summary with pointers to the various outraged screeds; he has followups here and there.

  • Drudge points to a story in the Calgary Herald which is headlined "Gore accuses big oil of bankrolling Tories." Quoting Al "No Controlling Legal Authority" Gore:

    "The election in Canada was partly about the tar sands projects in Alberta," Gore said Wednesday while attending the Sundance Film Festival in Utah.

    "And the financial interests behind the tar sands project poured a lot of money and support behind an ultra-conservative leader in order to win the election . . . and to protect their interests."

    The remainder of the article essentially gives great reason to think Gore's assertion is an evidence-free demagogic smear. A spokesperson for "oilsands giant" Suncor Energy essentially responds: "Wha? Where da heck is he getting dat, eh?" (My paraphrase.) An advisor to Sierra Club of Canada is quoted as saying he "isn't certain of how much oil companies and their executives donate to the Conservatives." If he's uncertain, how likely is it that Internet-Creatin' Al is certain about it? Not very.

  • When both James Lileks and Dave Barry recommend a magazine article, you should just go read it. If you haven't done so already: Gene Weingarten on The Great Zucchini.

  • You owe it to yourself to see Michelle Malkin's collection of artfully-altered logos of the Google. Here and also here.

  • Germans love David Hasselhoff! Here's why. (Via my close personal friend Dave Barry.)


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