Archive for August, 2004

Me to World: Pound Sand

Me to World: Pound Sand

| August 31, 2004 | Reply

The Washington Post today has a roundup of the pundits around the world in various media outlets. Their opinion is nearly universal: George Bush is an evil man, consumed by primitive religious beliefs who has snowed an America still in shock from 9/11. With all due respect to the world press I say (and you […]

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Whistling Past the Graveyard

Whistling Past the Graveyard

| August 31, 2004 | 1 Reply

USA Today has Michael Moore’s column today. Go ahead, read it, and see if your take on it isn’t the same as mine. 1) Republicans only care about money, even the “liberal” ones. 2) He’s genuinely nervous about the outcome of the election. Notice not a single mention of his beloved candidate anywhere in the […]

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Meanwhile, Outside MSG…

Meanwhile, Outside MSG…

| August 31, 2004 | Reply

The New York Times has snippets of the protests going on in New York during the first day of the RNC. It’s not a pretty sight. Here’s a bit of the dissent they’re choosing to display. When marchers approached the Garden, a police detective was knocked off his scooter. He was then repeatedly kicked and […]

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Our Dear Friends Around the World

Our Dear Friends Around the World

| August 31, 2004 | Reply

It looks like we may pay more for quite a few more items in the near future. The WTO has given its approval for several nations to sanction the US for a 2000 anti-dumping law. The law, called the Byrd Amendment (after WV Senator Robert Byrd), basically allows the government to disperse any anti-dumping duties […]

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Blogs for Bush

Blogs for Bush

| August 31, 2004 | Reply

Blogs for Bush has the transcripts for McCain’s and Giuliani’s speeches last night. I expect that they’ll be a “go-to” for speech transcripts. Go there for the transcripts, then come back here for the trenchant and eternally-luminous commentary. Like I said last night, blogging tonight’s going to be problematic (it appears that having an evening […]

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Man, That Didn't Take Long!

Man, That Didn't Take Long!

| August 30, 2004 | Reply

The DNC responded even before Rudy was done speaking. DNC Communications Director Jano Cabrera said in response: “ “Rudy Giuliani tonight stood in the shadow of ground zero and praised the President who said we cannot win the war on terror. Either he miscalculated the character of the man he was praising, or he has […]

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RNC Blogging – Night One

RNC Blogging – Night One

| August 30, 2004 | 3 Replies

21:15 – It’s the first night of the RNC and, even though I’m not there like so many fine bloggers, I’ll still give you my own coverage from the comfort of my living room couch. Why is this an advantage? Well, I can smoke in here – which is something that in Mayor Bloomberg’s New […]

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He's a Real Nazi. She's Only Kinda Sorta A Nazi

He's a Real Nazi. She's Only Kinda Sorta A Nazi

| August 30, 2004 | 1 Reply

Rich Lowry, of the National Review went out on the town yesterday among the protestors and brought back stories of intellectual assault and moonbattery. This one’s my favorite: Near the end of the march there was a guy standing in the middle of the street doing brisk business in T-shirts with Bush officials’ names spelled […]

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The One Place to Get Hot RNC Blogging Action!

The One Place to Get Hot RNC Blogging Action!

| August 30, 2004 | Reply

If you want to know what’s going on with the bloggers covering the convention, then this site is where you need to be. Keep it bookmarked through the week. There are some very good writers there.

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Three Dots Conceal Much

Three Dots Conceal Much

| August 29, 2004 | 1 Reply

You know, once in a while it helps to do some basic fact-checking if you’re a news reporter, or a blogger. Several newspapers, thanks to an Associated Press news feed, covered a statement from Ben Barnes. Barnes is a former lieutenant governor and speaker of the Texas House who said in a video released on […]

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