Archive for January, 2005

A Sundries Shack Announcement!

A Sundries Shack Announcement!

| January 19, 2005 | 2 Replies

Please welcome to The Sundries Shack our first ever contributing blogger, Nicole Griffin. Nicole had run Potomac Ponderings but, because of school and work considerations, had to put her blog on indefinite hiatus. Life can get quite busy, and there are certainly times when running a blog can be a downright headache. After her announcement, […]

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Announcing My New Blogging Gig!

Announcing My New Blogging Gig!

| January 19, 2005 | Reply

I’m very pleased to announce that I’ve joined a group blog called The Blue State Conservatives. We are a group of four bloggers and each of us comes from a…ummm…blue state. Yeah, that ought to explain it pretty well. I’m excited to be a part of TBSC and I’ve already started posting. You can read […]

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Brrrrr!

Brrrrr!

| January 18, 2005 | 9 Replies

It’s pretty cold here in Maryland today – 18 degrees headed for a high of 24. The low last night was in the single digits, with wind chills as low (in places) of -15 degrees. But I’m thankful because at least I’m not in Minnesota.

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Big Tent? Sure, As Long As You Agree With Them.

Big Tent? Sure, As Long As You Agree With Them.

| January 17, 2005 | 13 Replies

Tim Roemer, former Indiana congressman, is running for the Chair of the Democratic National Committee. But he has a problem, once that is drawing a great deal of fire from his party and thinly veiled calls for him to shut up and step back into line from the blogosphere. See, Roemer is pro-life and has […]

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A Thought Exercise

A Thought Exercise

| January 17, 2005 | Reply

Quick question. If this story were being played out right now the other way around, how much news coverage do you think it would get? In other words, if a group of Catholics with a history of chopping off heads had captured a high-ranking Muslim cleric, do you think that would be the lead story […]

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Lessons in Media Bias

Lessons in Media Bias

| January 17, 2005 | 1 Reply

Sometimes I get asked, “Jimmie, why do you think the MSM has a liberal bias?”. Today, I can show you two examples. First, comes the tidbit that CBS is seriously considering replacing Dan Rather with Katie Couric. This, folks, is not a step in the direction of assuring people that CBS will play things right […]

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Kennedy Shocks, Surprises

Kennedy Shocks, Surprises

| January 17, 2005 | Reply

Not that I’m piling on Ted Kennedy here, but he just won’t get out of our faces, will he. Yesterday on “Meet the Press” he revealed the surprising news that he’s “leaning against” voting to confirm Alberto Gonzales. Well, color me shocked. After the way he tried to maul Gonzales during questioning (figuratively, though questions, […]

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No Parade, Dr. King.

No Parade, Dr. King.

| January 17, 2005 | Reply

This strikes me as just a little wussy today. It’s really only in the teens outside when you factor the wind chill, and it’s not like the parade’s marching, say, all the way to the Mall to hear a speech by Dr. King anyhow. Kind of sad that Marion Barry can’t quite brave a couple […]

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Another Distinction

Another Distinction

| January 17, 2005 | Reply

What’s another difference between us and the terrorists in Iraq and elsewhere? Well, this, for starters. Think we’re going to hear about that particular distinction, or note that the administration that apparently approves torture just tried and convicted yet another criminal for using torture? Or would that make some heads explode?

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Ted Kennedy's Contract on Your Paycheck

Ted Kennedy's Contract on Your Paycheck

| January 17, 2005 | 8 Replies

Senator Ted Kennedy delivered a speech at the end of last week on what he believes the Democrats must do to win back the American voters. His strategy has two prongs. The first is to paint Republicans as hate-mongers, liars, and racists. But that’s no surprise. The second is to return to Democratic values of […]

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