The Roundup-August 17, 2008

August 17, 2008

  • Pickens energy projects bleeding cash.  Whowouldathunkit?  Actually, this is to be expected when trying to lay the infrastructure for a coming boom.  Via Instapundit
  • Another take on the Shuler dock swap debacle.  He seems to have done nothing wrong, but it does seem suspicious…
  • WNC economy growing, albeit slowly
  • McCain did sound good last night.  “I don’t want to get to overheated about what occurred tonight, but I do think McCain had a clear and decisive victory over Obama. It all comes down to something that Phil Bredesen, the Democratic governor of Tennessee recently said about Obama: “Instead of giving big speeches at big stadiums, he needs to give straight-up 10-word answers to people at Wal-Mart about how he would improve their lives.””
  • Finally, Michael Phelps is the most dominant swimmer of this, or any, generation.  I don’t want to take anything away from Michael because what he’s done is amazing.  However, swimming is predisposed to large medal counts.  Its got multiple strokes, medleys, and relays; but, they’re all closely related and have a high degree of carryover.  Personally, I think U.S. women’s softball, or Alexander Karelin were much more dominating than Phelps.  Just my take.
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