Archive for December, 2007

Huckabee Goes There

Wednesday, December 12th, 2007

This is disappointing:

Huckabee was asked if he considered Mormonism a cult or a religion. “I think it’s a religion,” he said in the interview, published on the newspaper’s Web site on Wednesday. “I really don’t know much about it.”Then he asked: “Don’t Mormons believe that Jesus and the devil are brothers?”

It sounds like Huckabee is talking out of both sides of his mouth. He’s saying the right things about Mormonism while giving a wink and nod to its critics, many of whom are religious bigots, pure and simple. Huckabee has a chance to show some leadership and state clearly and unequivocally that Mormonism is not a cult and that attacks on it should be out of bounds in American politics. But it doesn’t look like he’s going to take the high road. That is unfortunate.

UPDATE: Huckabee apologized to Romney. Hopefully he’ll steer clear of this type of thing in the future.

Heresy in Big Orange Country

Wednesday, December 12th, 2007

Should sports be linked with schools?

NR Endorses Romney

Wednesday, December 12th, 2007

National Review has endorsed Mitt Romney:

Our guiding principle has always been to select the most conservative viable candidate. In our judgment, that candidate is Mitt Romney, the former governor of Massachusetts. Unlike some other candidates in the race, Romney is a full-spectrum conservative: a supporter of free-market economics and limited government, moral causes such as the right to life and the preservation of marriage, and a foreign policy based on the national interest. While he has not talked much about the importance of resisting ethnic balkanization — none of the major candidates has — he supports enforcing the immigration laws and opposes amnesty. Those are important steps in the right direction.

The article has nice things to say about the other candidates, but in the end, the editors have decided that Romney is the most conservative electable candidate in the race. We shall see if this has any effect. It really has to sting Fred Thomspson, however, given his former status as the conservative darling.

Troubled Harber

Monday, December 10th, 2007

The political scandal that just won’t end.

Another Heisman Heist

Sunday, December 9th, 2007

Armanti Edwards was screwed.

From Ann Arbor to Chattanooga

Friday, December 7th, 2007

When I walked across the stage at my hooding ceremony back in May I told Chancellor Peacock I would see him on ESPN in the fall. Tonight I did.

Appalachian advances to their third national championship game in a row with a 55-35 win over Richmond.

The journey that famously began with a 34-32 win over Michigan in one of the biggest upsets in sports history will end next week in Chattanooga, hopefully with the third straight national championship for the Mountaineers.

GO APPS!

UPDATE: Marie Freeman has photos.

Reinforcing Negative Stereotypes

Thursday, December 6th, 2007
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Via Swap Blog

Flip Flops Aren’t Always Bad

Thursday, December 6th, 2007

I don’t know what to say about this:

International House of Pancakes has called on 15 U.S. governors — including Gov. Phil Bredesen — to reschedule their states’ Feb. 5 presidential primary elections.

Why? It’s National Pancake Day.

No, seriously. The chain intends to hold a national charity fundraiser that day, giving away free short stacks of buttermilk pancakes to lure customers to open their wallets. This year’s efforts raised $650,000 and gave away more than 1 million pancakes.

“IHOP fears low voter turnout if the two events go head-to-head, as Americans may be tempted to forgo their patriotic privilege for the fluffy frenzy of free flapjacks,” the Glendale, Calif.-based company said in a statement Wednesday night.

How considerate of IHOP.

Mitt’s JFK Moment

Thursday, December 6th, 2007

GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney gave a speech today addressing concerns about his Mormonism. I don’t have much reaction except to say that it’s a shame that, in 2007, he had to give it. Bigotry is still alive and well in America.

In the Hallowed Halls of Ivy, Part II

Thursday, December 6th, 2007

On the campus of Yale University