Our occasional linkfest from all over Blogtopia (thanks SKIPPY for the word!). Links represent VARYING viewpoints that don’t necessarily represent the opinion of The Moderate Voice.
We Often Say Senator Bill Frist Has His Finger Up To Test The Political Wind but now he has been bested by a Guinness Book Of Records rival: Senator Rick Santorum. Have you ever seen anything quite as brazen as this?
“So Why Did You Kill Her?” “The bitch made me do it…”
Is State Tuition Going To Illegal Aliens? Some college students are suing…and here’s one opinion about the issue here.
Censorship Of Blogs In China? WordPress China is shutting some blogs.
David Corn And Pajamas Media: A (withering) assessment from the inimitable James Wolcott.
It Sounds Like He’s Off And Running For President: Mass. Gov. Mitt Romney gets into position to
do it to give it to stick it to visit the nation.
You See More And More Kids In School Uniforms: It’s happening in Arizona in a big way. Read this and find out more as well as positive feedback on uniforms from a teacher.
TMV Thinks About Quitting Blogging Each Day but then you see something like this that puts it all into perspective.
But Those Of Us Who Do Blogs Get Too Political And Lose Sight Of OTHER THINGS That Are Also More Interesting like this hit TV show. (It’s a comedy but then so are politicians making promises…)
Some Critics Blast Wal-Mart but READ THIS and see if your blood doesn’t boil about this truly contemptible stunt by a union. So now we make kids cry at Christmas??!!
Diebold Remains Enmeshed In Controversy over its voting machines and is reportedly pulling out of North Carolina.
Who Speaks For Mainstream America? A FASCINATING POST in the always provocative The New Editor:
Watching MSNBC’s Hardball, I just did a double-take when guest host Andrea Mitchell asked New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd where she thought “the American people were” with regard to the Bush Administration and the NSA domestic surveillance story.
Forgive me for asking, but what the hell does Maureen Dowd, or for that matter, other New York Times columnists like Paul Krugman, Bob Herbert, or Frank Rich, know about what the American mainstream is thinking?
Read it in full. And he’s right: it’s always a scream when a TV interviewer asks a top journalistic celebrity who moves in elite circles about what the average person says or thinks. TMV has to add this:
You have to also ask: what the hell does Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, and many other talk show hosts on the right AND left know about America as well? Certainly Limbaugh, as he flies in his jet to a city for lunch and complains about people on government assistance, is a bit…ahem…out of touch with the mainstream (but not with the top levels of the GOP). We’d bet the two talk show hosts most in tune with Eddy Everyman or Edna Everywoman would be…believe it or not…Michael Savage on the far right and Ed Schultz on the center-left. Both aren’t totally fixated simply on One Party’s Truth…or even politics. (Savage loves to talk about meatballs, places he ate dinner, etc; Schultz clearly still loves sports, the outdoors and hunting).
Did You Know That U.S. Universities Once Felt They Had To Deal With A Jewish Problem? More about that and how they dealt with it can be found here.
Defending Domestic Spying: An Appeals Court judge defends domestic spying and suggests some ways to fine-tune it.
Tears Because They Tore Him A New One: We did many posts on the attempt to shove ANWR drilling into a crucial defense spending bill…and how in the end it was defeated by a coalition of GOPers and Democrats. The guy who came up with the eyebrow-raising strategy of making politicos choose between voting for the troops or voting to keep ANWR pristine shed some tears when his Machiavellian-manuever bit the dust. See the video here.
BUT LET’S NOT FORGET THIS: No matter WHAT religion you are, there is a spirit of Christmas…as Tales of a Wandering Mind reminds us.