Archive for April, 2005

Ouch, Man! That Stings.

Ouch, Man! That Stings.

| April 19, 2005 | Reply

I was going to tear into Andrew Sullivan’s wilting-flower routine this evening, but after reading Dale Franks reducing Sullivan’s argument to a quivering mass of impotence, I just can’t. It is a beautiful thing to behold and you should go behold it right away.

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Conservative Bias, but Only If You're Forgetful

Conservative Bias, but Only If You're Forgetful

| April 19, 2005 | Reply

It helps sometimes if you’re on the right side of politics, to read up on the folks across the aisle. You do get some doozies sometimes. A good example is David Sirota a big-time Democratic operative (as seen in his resume on the right of his page) and writer who has gained the attention of […]

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Habemus Papam

Habemus Papam

| April 19, 2005 | 1 Reply

We apparently have a Pope. Broadcasts have been fairly confused, since it’s not always easy to tell what color smoke is against an evening sky, but the reports are that the bells are tolling and the crowd in Vatican Square are cheering. I don’t have a television set here to catch the breaking news, but […]

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Bolton Did His Job, Angered Underlings

Bolton Did His Job, Angered Underlings

| April 18, 2005 | Reply

Well, since the Democrats have broken their promise to hold a vote on UN Ambassador John Bolton, we’ve seen the first phase of the attack on him. That phase paints Bolton as a horrible subordinate-eating ogre whose pugnacious hands-on-hips stances made career diplomats tremble in their cubicles. Now we see the next phase in the […]

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Dean Promises to Use Dead Woman as Political Tool. Media Yawns.

Dean Promises to Use Dead Woman as Political Tool. Media Yawns.

| April 17, 2005 | 4 Replies

I can’t help but wondering when we’re going to hear this being criticized by the pundits. Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean said Friday that his party would wield the Terri Schiavo case against Republicans in the 2006 and 2008 elections, but for now needed to stay focused battling President Bush on Social Security. “We’re […]

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You Knew It Would Happen.

You Knew It Would Happen.

| April 16, 2005 | Reply

So former CBS news producer and fake document peddler Mary Mapes has written a book. Will it be a spirited defense of the documents – a day by day retelling of how she came to the story, where she got the documents, and how she verified their accuracy – or will it be an extended […]

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Oh Yeah, and You're Cheap, Too

Oh Yeah, and You're Cheap, Too

| April 16, 2005 | 1 Reply

Has Jimmy Carter ever missed an opportunity to trash the country that elected him President? Someone needs to sit that man down and remind him that the occasional expression of gratitude for an election that gave him a measure of status far above his competence or apparent intelligence would not be unwelcome. That or appoint […]

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Mad Googling Skills, or Just Mad?

Mad Googling Skills, or Just Mad?

| April 15, 2005 | 1 Reply

I can almost hear you asking me, “Hey, Jimmie? Anything interesting in those Google searches?” As a matter of fact, yes. Yes there are some interesting Google searches leading people to The Shack. 1) I’m pleased to announce that I am Number Two for the search phrase ["renee fleming" "washington nationals" "photo"]. Who’s Number One? […]

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Kurtz Stumbles into the Truth

Kurtz Stumbles into the Truth

| April 15, 2005 | Reply

There’s a saying that goes “even a blind squirrel finds a nut once in a while”. Today, Howard Kurtz plays the role of blind squirrel as he stumbles into a revelation. In reading about the House repeal of the estate tax, one sentence jumped out at me. By a 238-194 vote, the House rejected a […]

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A Good TV Deal, or Just Happy Talk?

A Good TV Deal, or Just Happy Talk?

| April 14, 2005 | Reply

In honor of today’s hope opener, Washington DC Mayor Anthony Williams and City Council Member Jack Evans have penned a weak as water defense of the Nats’ TV deal. Here are a couple quick points. First, the editorial says: In the two weeks since Major League Baseball struck a broadcast deal for our fledgling Washington […]

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