Archive for February, 2005

A Note About The Shack

A Note About The Shack

| February 28, 2005 | 1 Reply

I’m test-driving a new blacklist program to try to stop all the comment spam the blog here’s been experiencing. There may be a bump or two as I figure out what options to set (though I think I have them set correctly right now), so please bear with me. (and yeah, Jon, that move to […]

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Nicole Griffin, Prophet!

Nicole Griffin, Prophet!

| February 28, 2005 | 2 Replies

All hail the New Nostradamus, Nicole! If I’m right, watch as the left scrambles to declare that a) this has nothing at all to do with the recent elections in Iraq, and even if it did, that wouldn’t justify the war there, even though the democratic change is certainly a good thing, the war was […]

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Lebanese Government Resigns. Assad Gulps Uncomfortably, Does That Thing Where He Runs His Finger Around His Collar And Says 'Urrrgh'

Lebanese Government Resigns. Assad Gulps Uncomfortably, Does That Thing Where He Runs His Finger Around His Collar And Says 'Urrrgh'

| February 28, 2005 | Reply

The Syrian puppet government in Lebanon has turned in its resignation accompanied by raucous cheers from tens of thousands of Lebanese in the streets. The people of Lebanon, as represented by those protestors want Syria out of their country and they’re not willing to rest until that happens. Meanwhile, a Lebanese opposition figure called for […]

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Thus Hyperbolized Dean

Thus Hyperbolized Dean

| February 28, 2005 | Reply

You just know that anytime Howard Dean finds a microphone, something quotable’s going to get roared. He surely didn’t disappoint Friday speaking before a Kansas crowd of about a hundred who paid a hundred bucks a head for a Dean-style pep talk. That particular event was closed to reporters (and I’ll bet you won’t hear […]

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No Honey from that Rock

No Honey from that Rock

| February 28, 2005 | 2 Replies

I didn’t watch the Oscars last night, for many reasons. But LaShawn Barber did and she’s less than impressed with Chris Rock. A lot less than impressed.

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I Am Not Comforted

I Am Not Comforted

| February 28, 2005 | Reply

So Russia is going to help Iran go nuclear. Oops! I meant “obtain civilian nuclear technology” because, of course, Russia is foursquare against their longtime ally actually getting nuclear weapons. Absolutely. Nyet on that, Comrade! So, in a further step toward becoming the International Society of Lemmings, the EU has OKed the deal. It’s a […]

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I Hear Dominoes Falling

I Hear Dominoes Falling

| February 27, 2005 | Reply

I was thinking of writing a lengthy post on the multiple stunning developments in the Middle East over the past few days, but a) I haven’t had time, b) it would be redundant with the multitude of posts across the blogosphere to the same effect and c) it can pretty much all be summed up with the simple phrase, “I hear dominoes falling.”

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Syria Pulls Terrorists out of their Hat.

Syria Pulls Terrorists out of their Hat.

| February 27, 2005 | 5 Replies

This is certainly an interesting story: CAIRO, Egypt – Iraqi officials said Sunday that Syrian authorities had captured Saddam Hussein’s half-brother and 29 other officials of the deposed dictator’s Baath Party in Syria and handed them over to Iraq in an apparent goodwill gesture. Sabawi Ibrahim al-Hassan, a former Saddam adviser suspected of financing insurgents […]

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He Smokes 'Cause He Wants To!

He Smokes 'Cause He Wants To!

| February 27, 2005 | 2 Replies

Ron Moore, producer of the new Sci Fi Channel hit Battlestar Galactica (which I love and you’ll never be able to convince me any differently!) has just leaped up to the status of Great Fracking Guy based on how he answered a question on his blog. Someone asked him why the doctor in the show […]

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Talking Turkey About Social Security

Talking Turkey About Social Security

| February 27, 2005 | 1 Reply

I’ve been following the debate over Social Security reform from a distance over the past month and, to be honest, I”m not very impressed. Neither side of the debate is putting any ideas out there that, to my thinking, is going to actually solve the problem. And there is a problem. Here’s how I see […]

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