Archive for January, 2005

The Second Term

The Second Term

| January 23, 2005 | 4 Replies

Two related thoughts from my morning perusal of the WaPo. First, Bush faces a serious challenge in his second term alliance-rebuilding quest. That challenge is how to lead a world community that is not willing to be led. It is true that you are not a leader if people do not follow. But it is […]

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Musings on Iran

Musings on Iran

| January 22, 2005 | 2 Replies

Since I believe this is the first post by someone other than Jimmie at the Shack, I feel I should start off, for anyone who’s missed a beat, by clarifying that I am not Jimmie, but Nicole, the newest occupant of the Shack. I used to blog over at Potomac Ponderings, and when I decided […]

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Diplomacy and the Second Term

Diplomacy and the Second Term

| January 22, 2005 | 3 Replies

At last, I’ve had the time to really read over the President’s much-analyzed Inaugural speech and, more importantly, time to think about what he really said. The entire speech, from my point of view, boils down to a couple sentences. There is only one force of history that can break the reign of hatred and […]

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By the Time You Read This, I Could Be Snowed In Forever.

By the Time You Read This, I Could Be Snowed In Forever.

| January 22, 2005 | 9 Replies

You should all know that I am posting this in the face of the Most Terrible Winter Storm Every to Descend on the Washington Area. Forecasts have called for as much at 5-7 inches of snow in the immediate DC areas (c’mon DC residents, sing along with me now…more to the north and east!) which […]

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World to Iraqis: Screw You!

World to Iraqis: Screw You!

| January 22, 2005 | Reply

Really, I’m more and more convinced that the world could care less about what happens to the Iraqis. Today, the Washington Post tells us that the world is refusing to send election observers into Iraq. The ostensible reason is because of the violence int hat country, but that reason strikes me as absolute bunk. Here’s […]

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Let Them Eat Bureaucracy.

Let Them Eat Bureaucracy.

| January 22, 2005 | Reply

Right now, The Diplomad is the best blog if you want to know what’s afoot at the UN, bar none. Today, he brings us the amazing news that the UN again wants to save the world from poverty. Their plan involves…a 3000 page report! Oh joy! Oh Rapture! Oh the toner ink that will be […]

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The Council Speaks: "Jimmie, Welcome to Second Place, You Big Loser!"

The Council Speaks: "Jimmie, Welcome to Second Place, You Big Loser!"

| January 21, 2005 | 4 Replies

The Watcher’s Council has cast their votes and…well…there’s no gentle way to put this. I win the shameful, shameful Silver Medal of Loserhood…for the second straight week. I hang my head. But you should not share my shame. You should read the much-deserving winners this week. You should read Dr. Sanity’s “WMD and Death By […]

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The President's Speech

The President's Speech

| January 20, 2005 | Reply

Here is the transcript of the President’s Inaugural Speech which concluded just moments ago. It was not a superlative speech, but a solid one. I listened to it among other things happening at work. Later today, I hope to get a chance to really read it and pick out some choice morsels. Until then, Marc […]

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No War, But Some Assault is Okay.

No War, But Some Assault is Okay.

| January 20, 2005 | 9 Replies

Anti-Bush folks are just the gentlest sort, aren’t they? Hundreds of people gathered at both ends of Meridian Hill Park in Northwest Washington for a peace rally sponsored by the D.C Antiwar Network. But there were interlopers: Thirteen members of ProtestWarror, supporting the Bush administration and its policies in Iraq. When the Bush supporters arrived, […]

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Shock of the Day

Shock of the Day

| January 19, 2005 | 3 Replies

Well, this is hardly a surprise. (found via Redsugar Muse)

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