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.