May 2005

Watcher’s Council

May 31, 2005
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There’s a spot open on the Watcher’s Council, if interested, please see link

As you may or may not already be aware, members of the Watcher’s Council hold a vote every week on what they consider to be the most link-worthy pieces of writing around… per the Watcher’s instructions, I am...

Press Vs. Public: Opposing Views

May 31, 2005
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This is a damning number for the MSM:

Two-thirds of Americans say they think that when journalists make a serious mistake, most news organizations either ignore it or try to cover it up, a survey found.

While the press may enjoy a slightly better credibility rating than lawyers and politicians, the unique position...

Summer Diet Start Off Badly?

May 30, 2005
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Did you already blow the summer diet with too much fried food, ice cream and various other summer holiday / barbacue treats.

If you want to get on the right track as far as blog reading, Steel has an intelligent discussion cooking on Wahhabism here. It’s brain food and...

Here Ya Go, Rusty

May 29, 2005
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Rusty at The Jawa Report is determined to get a fatwa issued against the blogosphere for Koran Krapping. Rusty’s been very good to me and more than generous with the links, so who am I not to help him out.

Here ya go, Rusty. Sicko, without being too crude – but work...

Ay Carumba, Bill

May 28, 2005
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From the AP and UN we learn that former President Bill Clinton is suffering from "exhaustion." Unfortunately, he will not be meeting with any actual tsunami survivors for a spell, opting to take a speed boat ride to a luxury resort after meeting with President Maumoon Abdul Gayoom instead.

The...

Bummer Dude

May 28, 2005
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Can’t wait for the mugshot. LOL

Oliver Stone Faces Drug, DUI Investigation

The Associated Press
Saturday, May 28, 2005; 4:32 PM

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — Oscar-winning director Oliver Stone was arrested for investigation of drug possession and driving while intoxicated, police said Saturday.

Stone, 58, was arrested Friday night at a police checkpoint on Sunset Boulevard...

And By The Way

May 28, 2005
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I strongly support giving Iran nuclear technology and below is a short silly video of some highlights from the Senate this week.

Senate Highlights

The Myth Of Horizontal Politics

May 28, 2005
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Blogs For Bush, Dean’s World and the Opinion Journal offer a linked set of posts dealing with, simply put, the growth of Conservative versus Liberal ideas through the development of think tanks and foundations.

Mostly lost in that analysis is the reality that our political ideas and directions are not...

Amnesty International

May 25, 2005
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I understand that Amnesty International has singled out the United States for special recognition. Let me just say that I am heartened, … truly heartened that such a group would finally come around to giving us the recognition we so richly deserve for our noble efforts imprisoning some of the world’s...

So Much For Full Disclosure

May 25, 2005
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Big media certainly has taken its knocks for potentially questionable ethics lately.  Let’s see if this one makes the news.

CBS has an "exclusive news video" up depicting Burt Reynolds slapping a CBS employee outside of the premier of "The Longest Yard." The CBS announcer tells us Reynolds didn’t exit the theatre...

Now This Takes Courage

May 24, 2005
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Lots’a courage. Indeed.

Why Wait?

May 24, 2005
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This from Fox-

Those who are in the know tell me that Jackson is already planning an almost instant move to Europe or Africa.

Yeah, go to France and let Roman Polanski take a stab at your ass before it falls off, too, you freakin’ creep! Why wait?

They’ll love your...

This Really Pisses Me Off

May 24, 2005
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Sorry, this is decidedly impolite.

As in this at LGF.

Newsweek’s Washington Bureau Chief Daniel Klaidman appeared on Al Jazeera TV on May 19, and told the Arab world that, despite their retraction, Newsweek is “neutral” on whether any of this...

Here’s A Thought

May 24, 2005
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I see from around and about, including Powerline, that Ted Crappel will be reading the names of our military heros killed in Iraq over the past year. Our men and women in uniform deserve to be honored in every way shape and form.

But how about beginningimmediately afterward Kopple starts reading the...

How To Keep A Republican Awake At Night

May 24, 2005
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Want to connect a few random dots and keep your Republican neighbors up at night? Try this on for size. Remember how Kerry courted McCain but didn’t close the deal?

McCain will be 72 in 2008. For a while I thought he might pull a Bull Moose, but what would...

Deal Schmeel

May 24, 2005
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In reading around at different blogs it’s possible to find plenty of conservatives who support this deal – most notably Bainbridge and Outside the Beltway. Concepts from kicking the can down the road, to preserving this or that option are mentioned. What isn’t referred to is principle.

I’m not a Republican...

The Deal – The Photoshop

May 24, 2005
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Seemed a natural for a poisoned snow white justice and the seven dwarfs. And, yes, I realize "Justice" has a blind fold and looks very different, but I prefer this symbol of America this time.

White House: Agreement A Positive Development

May 23, 2005
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via My Way News

The White House said the agreement was a positive development.

This is strange in view of the White House claiming to not want any kind of an agreement that denied an up or down vote on all nominees over the weekend.

While this could obviously be a face saving move,...

Outrageous

May 23, 2005
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I’ve read the details of this deal, here is the pdf file.

Download senate.pdf

It appears to me that the most curious part is how the Republicans in question have agreed to interpret the "Advice" clause.

Quote: We believe that under Article II, Section 2 the word "Advice" speaks to consultation between the...

Deal Reached: No Filibuster

May 23, 2005
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via Drudge My Way News

If this deal is accurate, the moderate Republicans have sold out the President and any alleged principles.

Democratic Leader Harry Reid of Nevada welcomed the agreement – although he hastened to say he remains opposed to some of the nominees who will now likely take seats on the...

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