Monthly Archives: October 2008

In Memoriam

The Defense Department last week identified the following American military personnel killed in Afghanistan and Iraq:Federico G. Borjas, 33, of San Diego; sergeant, Army Reserve. Borjas was killed Oct. 16 when his unit was attacked with small-arms fire while on foot … Continue reading

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Reading Is Fundamental

So I reckon most of us have seen this portion of the interview Sarah Palin did with Katie Couric a while back. But I, at least, hadn't seen this entire segment and, I have to admit, it changed my view … Continue reading

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Who We Are

So in this nutty world of the internets, one of the first people to become a regular Left of the Dialian was my pal Tom, whom I still have never met. (Although Top Management and my Mess o’ Kids has … Continue reading

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In Memoriam

The Defense Department last week identified the following U.S. military personnel killed in Afghanistan and Iraq: Cory J. Bertrand, 18, of Center, Texas; specialist, Army. Bertrand was one of three soldiers killed Tuesday in Qazi Bandeh, Afghanistan, when their vehicle encountered … Continue reading

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Portrayal of Obama As Elitist Hailed As Step Forward

Now that's progress we can believe in.  http://www.theonion.com/content/themes/common/assets/videoplayer/flvplayer.swf  

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Big Numbers

Gives a bit of perspective:  "There are 10^11 stars in the galaxy. That used to be a huge number. But it's only a hundred billion. It's less than the national deficit! We used to call them astronomical numbers. Now we … Continue reading

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In Memoriam

The Defense Department last week identified the following American military personnel killed in Afghanistan and Iraq:Jason A. Karella, 20, of Anchorage; corporal, Marine Corps. Karella was killed in combat Thursday in southwest Afghanistan's Farah province. He was assigned to the 2nd … Continue reading

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