Archive for April, 2005

Those Pesky Syrian WMDs

Those Pesky Syrian WMDs

| April 30, 2005 | 3 Replies

The New York Times has decided that today’s the day for another blistering editorial about the unsuitability of John Bolton. Among his many sins, the Times notes, is his alleged penchant for exaggerating intelligence. The editorial says, in its final paragraph: In a recent Times article, Douglas Jehl reported that Mr. Bolton repeatedly clashed with […]

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Is the President a Theocrat or a Methodist?

Is the President a Theocrat or a Methodist?

| April 30, 2005 | Reply

Those folks who believe that the President and his hand-picked cadre of religious zealots are still plotting to turn America into a theocracy, are going to come across this news report and completely miss the obvious. [A]n appeals panel of the United Methodist Church has reinstated a lesbian minister who was defrocked in December after […]

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So It's Now a Wealth-Redistributing Ponzi Scheme?

So It's Now a Wealth-Redistributing Ponzi Scheme?

| April 28, 2005 | 1 Reply

The President unveiled his plan to reform Social Security tonight and it’s a real stinker. “I believe the reformed system should protect those who depend on Social Security the most,” he said in a nationally televised news conference. “So I propose a Social Security system in the future where benefits for low-income workers will grow […]

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This Looks Like A Bad Idea

This Looks Like A Bad Idea

| April 28, 2005 | Reply

This article strikes me as a very bad idea. The New York Times reports today on a new manual about to be issued by the US Army which greatly revises its interrogation policy. The new manual, which exact title is found in the article along with the date it is to be released, specifies exactly […]

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Ask the Voters? Non, Y'all!

Ask the Voters? Non, Y'all!

| April 28, 2005 | Reply

Best of the Web has something that honestly made me laugh, from an editorial in the Charleston (WVa) Gazette. Several times, we have posed this question for political experts: Why did West Virginia — long a Roosevelt-and-Kennedy Democratic “blue state” — become a Republican “red state” in the past two presidential elections, despite 2-to-1 Democratic […]

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Yeah! And She Smells Funny, Too!

Yeah! And She Smells Funny, Too!

| April 28, 2005 | Reply

When Michelle Malkin breaks out the can of whup-ass, its usually the verbal equivalent of a shark attack – quick and terrible. She decides to rip the New York Times for their little smear about judicial nominee Janice Rogers Brown. The Times has decided that Ms. Brown, who is black and grew up in the […]

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Happy Birthday to Me and The Shack!

Happy Birthday to Me and The Shack!

| April 28, 2005 | 1 Reply

Well, this is kind of an exciting week for me. Today is my birthday, which, among other things, means that I have made it through another year and am just that much closer to finding out if I have anything in my part of the Social Security Trust Fund (so it’s like a game show […]

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Are Republican Senators "Heretics"?

Are Republican Senators "Heretics"?

| April 27, 2005 | Reply

It is only okay to use religious imagery if you’re not a right-winger? Apparently so. That explains the pass that Al Gore seems to be getting today for his speech “An American Heresy” given before members of the MoveOn PAC. In a speech Wednesday to members of the MoveOn.org Political Action Committee, former Vice President […]

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The View from the Bottom

The View from the Bottom

| April 27, 2005 | 18 Replies

You know, some days it just stinks being one of the tiny bloggers. Here’s a good case in point. Today, Glenn Reynolds linked to a story from Captain’s Quarters on the Syria Addendum to the Duelfer Report. Captain Ed made the same fundamental point I did (though via a slightly different route and with a […]

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No Syrian Connection, Maybe, Says the Duelfer Report

No Syrian Connection, Maybe, Says the Duelfer Report

| April 26, 2005 | 5 Replies

I wonder when we started shifting the definition of the word “evidence”. Here’s the headline and lead paragraph from a story in today’s Washington Post. Report Finds No Evidence Syria Hid Iraqi Arms U.S. investigators hunting for weapons of mass destruction in Iraq have found no evidence that such material was moved to Syria for […]

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