Archive for October, 2004

Osama – The Director's Cut and a Note On Failure

Osama – The Director's Cut and a Note On Failure

| October 31, 2004 | 2 Replies

Huh. Looks like those six minutes of videotape wasn’t all there was to see from Osama bin Laden but what was seen was pretty darned flattering to him. The New York Post reports that the unaired 12 minutes of the taps include Osama’s bemoaning the sucess of the elections in Afghanistan, an admission that President […]

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Redskins Win!

Redskins Win!

| October 31, 2004 | 4 Replies

The Washington Redskins beat the Green Bay Packers today. Ignore what you saw on the scoreboard. The 28-14 final score was only a reflection of two abysmal officiating jobs in a game with more than a couple questionable penalty calls. This game should have ended with a 21-20 Redskins victory, and save for those calls […]

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My Election Prediction

My Election Prediction

| October 31, 2004 | 11 Replies

I’ve been playing with the LA Times’ election toy and have come up with my Presidential election prediction. I’m not gaming the specific Senate races but I will say that I see the Republicans picking up three seats – the notable victories being defeats of Tom Daschle in South Dakota and Erskine Bowles in North […]

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Newsweek and the Margin of Error

Newsweek and the Margin of Error

| October 30, 2004 | 8 Replies

Help me understand this. Newsweek has released the results of their latest poll which has the President leading John Kerry among likely voters 50-44. Yet they call it a statistical tie. They do this because the margin of error is four points. Here’s how they explain it: With a margin of error of plus or […]

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Ladybugs!!

Ladybugs!!

| October 30, 2004 | Reply

They’re everywhere. I walked outside for a moment and got smacked in the head by two of them who must have been drawn to my flowery-scented hair. What? Man can have flowery-scented hair and still be masculine! We can!! But that’s not the point. The point is the the ladybugs are in a late-season rampage. […]

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We Have A Winner!

We Have A Winner!

| October 30, 2004 | Reply

It didn’t take long before the liberal blogosphere started hitting the Osama Conspiracy Express. And the comments are pretty much variations of “Well, of course it’s a conspiracy! It’s Bush/Rove/Space Aliens from the Planet Mongo 13!”. Well okay, I made up the Mongo 13 part unless Karl Rove really is from Mongo 13, in which […]

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Okay, I Give Up.

Okay, I Give Up.

| October 30, 2004 | 3 Replies

Look down there in the “Credits” section of the left sidebar. See that little thing that says: “I’m a in the TTLB Ecosystem” The problem is that there should be a line in there that’s not. So instead of being a Flappy Bird or an Adorable Little Rodent, I’m nothing. I’m a nothing in the […]

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Tora Boring!

Tora Boring!

| October 30, 2004 | 1 Reply

See, now things are just getting out of hand with the campaign rhetoric. I flipped around the channels last night listening to bits and pieces of election punditry and every time I saw a John Kerry supporter I heard “outsourcing…Tora Bora…took eye off the ball…diversion…didn’t care about bin Laden…”. I’m confused as hell about this […]

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What about Post-Election Blogging?

What about Post-Election Blogging?

| October 30, 2004 | Reply

I bet some of you are wondering what I’m going to do with the Shack after the election. A whole of lot grist for my mill is going to disappear after November 2. That doesn’t mean I won’t have stuff to talk about. There’s still going to be a war going on, even after our […]

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What's Wrong with Killing Terrorists?

What's Wrong with Killing Terrorists?

| October 30, 2004 | 1 Reply

It seems pretty obvious to me that what the terrorist want is an all-out streetfight with the United States. The conventional wisdom is that we shouldn’t give the terrorists what they want. But why not?

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