Archive for September, 2004

Saletan on Bush the Liberal.

Saletan on Bush the Liberal.

| September 22, 2004 | 3 Replies

William Saletan has a lot of stuff in this Slate column. Go over and read it, then come back here for some bullet points. Saltean says that Kerry uses the word “burden” five times in his speech yesterday while the President used the word “ideal” or “idealism” six times in his UN speech today. You […]

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Another Dead Hostage

Another Dead Hostage

| September 21, 2004 | Reply

Reuters is reporting that terrorists have murdered another American hostage: Jack Hensley. How much longer, I wonder, do we have to watch these before our President unleashes the hounds on these savages? What will is take for him to decide that just maybe Prime Minister Allawi would be amenable to our cleaning the trash out […]

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Semantics: Not Just for Amateurs!

Semantics: Not Just for Amateurs!

| September 21, 2004 | 1 Reply

My Brother, the Devil’s Advocate and Captain Salty at the Liferaft of Love have retorts to my Dick Cheney quote post. Of course, I have an answer. First, to Robbie. The meat of his argument is that Cheney phrased his comment in a specifiic way so that people wouldn’t get past the “John Kerry will […]

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The President's UN Speech

The President's UN Speech

| September 21, 2004 | Reply

Today, the President addressed the main body of the UN and you can find the text of his speech here. Generally, there wasn’t anything new. Much of his speech are things he’s told the UN before and they’ve pretty much ignored. It’s happy talk, stroking the member nations and praising their love of fair play, […]

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Get the Quote Right, Please?

Get the Quote Right, Please?

| September 21, 2004 | 1 Reply

Captain Salty has mentioned something the Vice President allegedly said in a speech and it’s irked me a little. Here’s how the Captain described it: …that when Dick Cheney or some other thoughtful soul says that a John Kerry victory is what the terrorists want… A couple of weeks ago, Dick Cheney stupidly said that […]

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Sullivan's Aswoon

Sullivan's Aswoon

| September 21, 2004 | 2 Replies

It looks like Andrew Sullivan is deeply disturbed about a recent Robert Novak column. I’ll quote the bit that Sullivan quoted. Well-placed sources in the administration are confident Bush’s decision will be to get out. They believe that is the recommendation of his national security team and would be the recommendation of second-term officials. An […]

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You Keep Using That Word…

You Keep Using That Word…

| September 21, 2004 | Reply

“Nothing is more important to us than our credibility and keeping faith with the millions of people who count on us for fair, accurate, reliable, and independent reporting…” — Andrew Heyward, President of CBS News Fair? [CBS News Producer Mary] Mapes also put Burkett in touch with a senior official in John F. Kerry’s presidential […]

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Kerry's War on Terror Policy. Kind Of.

Kerry's War on Terror Policy. Kind Of.

| September 20, 2004 | 5 Replies

Lost in the CBS pseudo-apology was a rather remarkable speech by John Kerry outlining his position on Iraq and the War on Terror. Note that these are two separate things and he treats them as such. I want to dig into his speech because, as I said, there are some pretty remarkable things in it […]

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John Kerry: Wrong Speech, Wrong Day, Wrong Time to Finally Pick a Stance on Iraq.

John Kerry: Wrong Speech, Wrong Day, Wrong Time to Finally Pick a Stance on Iraq.

| September 20, 2004 | Reply

Today, John Kerry said that Iraq is “a profound diversion from that war [the War on Terror] and from our greatest enemy, Osama bin Laden and the terrorists”. Today, Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, al-Qaeda ally and decades-long associate of Osama bin Laden, released a video showing his group’s execution of American hostage Eugene Armstrong. They sawed […]

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Liberal Bias – or Not

Liberal Bias – or Not

| September 20, 2004 | Reply

The Liferaft of Love has a bit of a retort to an earlier post of mine on media bias. While he doesn’t oppose what I said about Kevin Drum, per se, he does make a couple points I think ought to be addressed. The largest point, and the one on which I’ll spend the most […]

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