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Thursday,  07/17/08  11:41 PM

Powerline notes the AP is beginning to notice: "You know Barack Obama's campaign is getting into trouble when even the Associated Press notices that it has become something of a joke".  It is hard to believe now, given what I know and how I feel, that I ever contemplated supporting Obama.  I've gone from hoping he might win to fearing he might win.

Of course, he is the first Presidential candidate you're not allowed to mock.  Fortunately he has become his own parody.  (Oops, did I just, er, mock him?  Nooo...)

John Derbyshire wonders How many members of the Obama family does it take to screw in a lightbulb?

His own words are mocking him too; check out this devastating Versionista comparison showing his changes in position!  (ArsTechnica has more on the evolution of Obama's website...  changes we can believe in?)

Michael Yon: Success in Iraq.  "I would go so far as to say that ... a fair-minded person could say with reasonable certainty that the war has ended."  If Michael thinks the war is over and we have won, that's pretty authoritative.  Also of interest, he points out the news from Afghanistan is much worse.

This sucks: Ricardo Ricco tests positive for EPO, Sanier-Duval leaves Tour de France.  Man, cycling did not need this.  Ricco was a great young rider, and Sanier-Duval have been the revelation of the Tour, with climbers like Piepoli, Cobo, and De La Fuenta in addition to Ricco.  This sucks.

Little noted in all the iPhone hoopla, Apple passes Acer to become third-largest PC vendor.  (Cue the dum dum sound from Jaws...)

Are demographics destiny?  John Gruber thinks the iPhone will be Apple's main platform four years from now...

Chinese restaurant: "translate server error"This is too funny: a Chinese restaurant named Translate Server Error.  This has to be a joke, right?  Right?  (Anyone out there know enough Chinese to translate the real name?)

Steven Den Beste: After all these years, I still get fan mail about U.S.S.Clueless.  I must confess, after all these years I am still a fan.  He was great.

 

 

 

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