Archive for November, 2004

Thoughts on Freedom

Thoughts on Freedom

| November 26, 2004 | 1 Reply

Jay Tea of Wizbang has an intriguing idea and I’ve decided to participate. He posted some “steam of consciousness” thinking into an entry and wants to see where we go with it. Catalyst: talk show host refers to Massachusetts as “the cradle of liberty.” First reactions: I’ve written a lot about Massachusetts — it’s not […]

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John Kennedy, A Man for Our Time.

John Kennedy, A Man for Our Time.

| November 26, 2004 | 18 Replies

While hunting around for something else entirely, I ran across some quotes from President John Kennedy and I couldn’t resist posting them here. They do seem particularly relevant to what we are doing today – both in this country and around the world. I do not agree with much of what Kennedy wished to do […]

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A Good Bandwagon to Ride

A Good Bandwagon to Ride

| November 26, 2004 | Reply

The Vaclav Havel for UN Secretary General bandwagon is rolling. Now there are bumper stickers. Count me firmly on this particular bandwagon. Kofi Out! Havel In! Today!

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Shepard's Killing: Is The Legend False?

Shepard's Killing: Is The Legend False?

| November 26, 2004 | Reply

The 1998 murder of Matthew Shepard in Wyoming was the catalyst for the plethora of modern-day Hate crimes that now exist around the country. The story, as most of us hae heard it, was that Shepard was found, shoeless, tied to a chain-link fence. When he died, and the two men – Aaron McKinney and […]

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The Ukraine Situation

The Ukraine Situation

| November 26, 2004 | Reply

I don’t know a lot about the internal politics of the Ukraine, but the more I read, the more interested I become. The long and short of is it that there definitely appears to have been a fraudulent election – a truly fraudulent one, as opposed to the faux fraudulence about which some in this […]

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| November 26, 2004 | Reply

Charles Krauthammer has an interesting column today about Sunni intransigence in Iraq, their unwillingness to take part in the election process, and our large efforts to appease them. It’s worth a read. For what it’s worth, his views pretty nearly mirror my own. We’re spending an awful lot of time trying to placate the Sunni […]

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The Critics' Choice?

The Critics' Choice?

| November 26, 2004 | Reply

Critics call “Alexander” a steaming pile of cinematic excrement. Well, okay. They didn’t use those exact words but I think they were trying to be nice. But not too nice, since one critic said that the paean to Greek Freakey-Deakeyness is “an act of hubris so huge, that, in Alexander’s time, it would draw lightning […]

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The Council, She Has Spoken!

The Council, She Has Spoken!

| November 26, 2004 | Reply

The Watchers Council has released its votes on this week’s roundup. The winners this week were Dr. Sanity’s fine “The Pirates of the UN” song spoof and Citizen Smash’s Rules of Engagement. You can find all the entries and the voting results right here. I can’t help but notice that my first week featured the […]

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Leaky Leaks and the Leakers Who Leak Them

Leaky Leaks and the Leakers Who Leak Them

| November 26, 2004 | Reply

And the Valerie Plame probe continues apace. Today’s Washington Post outlines how the investigator in the case is concentrating right now on when the allaged leak took place. Fixing the time of the leak may help fix who leaked the information. The lead paragraph is pretty darned funny, considering the case itself. A federal prosecutor […]

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Giving Thanks.

Giving Thanks.

| November 25, 2004 | 8 Replies

Happy Thanksgiving Day everyone – or at least those of you still in town and willing to fire up your internet connections to check in here and see what’s happening in my world. I hope that you’re all safe and happy and that you have a truckload of things for which you can be thankful […]

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