April 29th, 2006

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Blind pigs and acorns

I read Ann Coulter for the same reason (I suspect) leftists listen to Al Franken: they're over-the-top bomb throwers, and sometimes those people are funny. This week, however, she hit the nail on the head:
I would be more interested in what the Democrats had to say about high gas prices if these were not the same people who refused to let us drill for oil in Alaska, imposed massive restrictions on building new refineries, and who shut down the development of nuclear power in this country decades ago.

Not that there aren't "moderate" Republicans who aren't guilty of the same things (yeah, Norm, I'm looking at you) but hardcore environmentalism isn't a central part of the GOP ethos. Ann goes on to mention the perennial Democrat fascination with higher energy taxes, especially during the Clinton administration, and its results at the polls.
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Because it's not all happening here

Or in Iraq, Korea and Australia, for that matter. I know I have him on the sidebar, but I can't promote Colby Cosh enough, especially now that he's changed the major thrust of his blog.

Up until a few weeks ago, Colby was primarily an essayist specializing in Canadian politics, odd cultural events, and sports, especially the CFL and NHL. Now he's become a content aggregator, checking the less-visited parts of the world press to find the odd and unusual news stories. Most recently, in addition to coverage of the Stanley cup playoffs, Colby's had links to stories about the fate of Namibia's Bushmen after the war, kiss-and-tell memoirs by a Brazilian "program girl", Kenyan MPs caught in a stolen luxury car scandal, and a Swiss Catholic politician's call to abolish the Pope's Swiss Guard. All this and more coolness on a daily basis.
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