Archive for November, 2004

New Blogrolling Alert!

New Blogrolling Alert!

| November 23, 2004 | Reply

Cold Fury has the great blog tips today as he hips us to two relatively new blogs: The Diplomad and The Daily Demarche. Both are the creations of State Department officials, blogging from deep underground since their politics aren’t quite orthodox for their environs. And if you think that means that they’re liberals blogging from […]

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A Great Quote

A Great Quote

| November 23, 2004 | Reply

Thanks to Dean’s Journal for a great Thomas Paine quote. I’m going to have to find a way to keep this one up prominently on The Shack. There are persons too who see not the full extent of the evil which threatens them; they find solace themselves with hopes that the enemy, if he succeeds, […]

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The State of My State's Education

The State of My State's Education

| November 23, 2004 | 1 Reply

For those of you who aren’t regular Shack readers, I live in Maryland, not all that far from Washington, DC. Let me tell you, it can be a pretty interesting place to live sometimes. Take our school system, for instance. Inn my home county – Charles County – the school board is pondering a series […]

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Bush Embraces Wild-Eyed Radical Jew!

Bush Embraces Wild-Eyed Radical Jew!

| November 23, 2004 | Reply

Here’s a headline from today’s Washington Post that more or less illustrates how badly our media has missed the story of the Israeli/Palestinian problem: “An Israeli Hawk Accepts the President’s Invitation” Now from that, you’d assume that the person in question advocates war with the Palestinians. You’d be wrong. But let’s look at the lead […]

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The Washington Boring Name Baseball Franchise

The Washington Boring Name Baseball Franchise

| November 22, 2004 | Reply

So after fighting for ears to get a major league baseball team, Washington, DC finally landed the Montral Expos. Today, the city has announced that the team’s new name will be… …The Washington Nationals. *yawn* You know, you don’t get all that many chances to name a professsional sports team. You’d think that maybe the […]

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Redskins Lose – Again.

Redskins Lose – Again.

| November 22, 2004 | 3 Replies

The Redskins dropped to a 3-7 record yesterday after losing to the Philadelphia Eagles, 28-6. Oddly enough, the Skins didn’t play such a bad game, all in all. Their defense harried Donovan McNabb and gave up relatively few big plays to a team that lives for such things. McNabb couldn’t do nearly as much scrambling […]

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More From Fallujah

More From Fallujah

| November 22, 2004 | 2 Replies

Just for those folks keeping score: Putting panties on the head of a prisoner – not an atrocity. Making a “human ass pyramid” – not an atrocity. Chaining hostages to a wall to the point where they leave bloody handprints, and killing said hostages so to as create a room splattered with blood – atrocity.

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The 2004 Weblog Awards!

The 2004 Weblog Awards!

| November 21, 2004 | 5 Replies

Wizbang is hosting the 2004 Weblog Awards – a brand new competition (to my knowledge, anyhow). They have a gazillion categories and are taking nominations. Go on over and nominate your favorite blog and check out some of the other nominees. Far be it from me to stump for my own blog nomination, but I’m […]

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The Council Has Spoken

The Council Has Spoken

| November 21, 2004 | Reply

Here they are, the winning entries in the Watcher’s Council vote for this week are Condi’s First Meeting As SecState With the Saudis… In Riyadh by Aaron’s Rantblog, and Watcha Gonna Do by Cold Fury. Here are the winning entries (and and all the voting results). Votes Council link 3 Condi’s First Meeting As SecState […]

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Presidential Security Scuffle

Presidential Security Scuffle

| November 21, 2004 | Reply

It’s the little things about the President that impress me – the things that don’t necessarily get a lot of press that show us little glimpses of his character. We got to see one more of those things in today’s news. President Bush stepped into the middle of a confrontation and pulled his lead Secret […]

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