Archive for January, 2005

Happy Birthday Hobbit Daddy

Happy Birthday Hobbit Daddy

| January 3, 2005 | Reply

Did you know that today is J.R.R. Tolkien’s birthday? Well it is. Did you know that there’s a whole Tolkien Society? Well, there it. Did you know that you can raise a toast to Tolkien on his birthday, and that if you don’t know how to do that there are instructions on how to raise […]

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Something To Get Behind

Something To Get Behind

| January 3, 2005 | 2 Replies

Marc has something we all ought to get behind. Essence Magazine is launching an effort to take on “the slut images and verbal abuse projected onto black women by hip hop lyrics and videos”. I sincerely hope they make huge progress.

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The World Turned Upside Down

The World Turned Upside Down

| January 3, 2005 | Reply

This spring, the National Rifle Association will have a new President. Her name is Sandy Froman. She’s from Berkeley, CA, and is a graduate of Stanford University and Harvard Law School. Let me say that again. The new President of the NRA is from Berkely, California, graduated from Stanford University and Harvard Law School. How […]

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Keep Them Forever??

Keep Them Forever??

| January 3, 2005 | Reply

I’ve no idea at all what to think of this proposal: WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Bush administration is preparing plans for possible lifetime detention of suspected terrorists, including hundreds whom the government does not have enough evidence to charge in courts, The Washington Post reported Sunday. Citing intelligence, defense and diplomatic officials, the newspaper said […]

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Getting Frank With Kofi

Getting Frank With Kofi

| January 3, 2005 | Reply

Did Kofi Annan really need an intervention? UNITED NATIONS, New York The crisis meeting of veteran foreign policy experts in a Manhattan apartment one recent Sunday was held in agreed-upon secrecy. . The high profile guest of honor came unaccompanied by his usual retinue of aides and without the knowledge of most of his closest […]

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What Is This….Blog?

What Is This….Blog?

| January 3, 2005 | 2 Replies

Does the New York Times understand anything about blogs or blogging? Apparently not.

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Help?

Help?

| January 3, 2005 | 2 Replies

Is anyone looking for a fledgeling choral conductor? How about a writer who is pretty darned good at writing manuals and creating forms? Anyone want to help rescue me?

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Iraqis Excited About Election, Washington Post, Not So Much

Iraqis Excited About Election, Washington Post, Not So Much

| January 3, 2005 | Reply

Did you know the Iraqis are pretty darned excited about their coming election? Well, you would had you bothered to shuffle to page A12 of yesterday’s Washington Post. Because news like that, well, you don’t want it up on the front page or anything. How big a deal is this? BAGHDAD, Jan. 1 — The […]

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Ex-Presidents Bush and Clinton Join the Relief Effort

Ex-Presidents Bush and Clinton Join the Relief Effort

| January 3, 2005 | Reply

This looks like a very good idea indeed. WASHINGTON — President Bush is tapping his father, the former President George H.W. Bush , and former President Clinton to spearhead a fund-raising effort among Americans to contribute aid to victims of the Asian earthquake and tsunami disaster. American businesses and the public will be encouraged to […]

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Thank You, Mr. Raspberry!

Thank You, Mr. Raspberry!

| January 3, 2005 | 3 Replies

I said to some friends not that long ago that if I ever got really stuck for blogging material, I’d just have to find a recent William Raspberry column in the Washington Post and I’d be right as rain again. Today’s one of those days when there isn’t much I want to say that isn’t […]

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