Archive for September, 2004

Washington Post: Meh – to Hell with Democracy.

Washington Post: Meh – to Hell with Democracy.

| September 12, 2004 | Reply

The Washington Post gave its opinions on the Tuesday DC Primary election. While I’m certainly not versed enough to give in-depth analysis of their choices, one in particular did give me pause. Eleanor Holmes Norton is unopposed — as she should be. God Forbid that we shuld have, you know, a competitive election. That would […]

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Vietnam and Today

Vietnam and Today

| September 11, 2004 | 1 Reply

Can someone please tell me why I should care about Vietnam right now? No, really, I’m serious about that. I bet I’ve heard as much about a war that happened 35 years ago as I have about the war that’s going on right now. That’s just not right. There’s something pretty out of whack when […]

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More on Ben Barnes

More on Ben Barnes

| September 11, 2004 | Reply

Remember Ben Barnes, the man who said that while he was Lt. Governor of Texas he pulled strings to get George Bush into the National Guard even though at the time Bush entered the Guard, Barnes wasn’t Lt. Governor? Well, his daughter says he’s lying about something else in a radio interview given to Monica […]

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9/11's Third Anniversary

9/11's Third Anniversary

| September 11, 2004 | Reply

Today is the third anniversary of the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. Take some time today to remember just what happened that day and what it means to you today. Pay a visit to this site and spend some time looking around. Has it faded out of your memory? I admit that it’s far […]

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A Question about a Question

A Question about a Question

| September 11, 2004 | Reply

Okay, Okay. One last post on this for the day, then I’m going to move on to something a whole lot more important. Let’s make a couple assumptions, then I want to ask a question. Ready? We can pretty much say confidently that if Killian produced the documents, he did so on an IBM Selectric […]

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Whence Cometh the Documents?

Whence Cometh the Documents?

| September 11, 2004 | Reply

In my last post, there were two ABC news links about the Lt. Col. Killian’s family members. The second one said that the records CBS used were found in Killian’s personal records.Dan Rather says they were “recovered”. He also says that there were documents that came from “unimpeachable sources”. Now, since the reports have contained […]

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Rather's Shifting Standards

Rather's Shifting Standards

| September 11, 2004 | Reply

This evening, Dan Rather attempted to rebut the blogosphere’s demolition of his “60 Minutes” Bush Documents story. Here’s the transcript. Unfortunately, Rather’s left a couple pretty large holes in his rebuttal. I’d like to try to drive The Shack through them. Now, I’m not a journalist. I don’t purport to be one nor do I […]

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The Blogs Keep Digging

The Blogs Keep Digging

| September 10, 2004 | 1 Reply

Again, the blogosphere is digging harder than CBS did on the Bush Document story. Jeff Harrell decided first to examine Dan Rather’s follow-up report defending the story and has a rather detailed analysis here. This is, IMO, the gem from the whole post. The odds that the letterspacing from a thirty-year-old version of Times New […]

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Hearsay Evidence

Hearsay Evidence

| September 10, 2004 | Reply

Okay, the more I read, the more I find to say. One of CBS’s unimpeachable expert on this document story is a man named Maj. Gen. Bobby Hodges. He’s now retired and was Killian’s immediate sperior. When CBS was authenticating the story, they called Hodges. Here’s what the report is on that particular aspect of […]

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Dan Rather Shows Integrity

Dan Rather Shows Integrity

| September 10, 2004 | Reply

CBS and Dan Rather have chosen to stick with their story, giving the axe to an announced internal investigation on the allagedly forged Bush documents. Drudge has comments from Rather on CNN, including this odd little defense of his journalistic ethics: I want to make clear to you, I want to make clear to you […]

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