Archive for April, 2005

Rewarding the Rich

Rewarding the Rich

| April 14, 2005 | Reply

Something about this story bothered me and it took a couple readings before I finally figured it out. Here’s the lead paragraph. House Republicans on Wednesday pushed to make permanent a one-year reprieve on estate taxes, a change that Democrats said would reward the wealthiest families and increase the federal deficit by tens of billions […]

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Delay Me Down

Delay Me Down

| April 14, 2005 | 3 Replies

So Bernie Sanders has his wife and daughter on the payroll too? Huh…imagine that. And lots of other Representatives and Senators, too, you say? Color me gobsmacked, why don’t you? I guess you’ve noticed that I don’t particularly care about the Tom Delay stories. I’ve read them and I’m hard-pressed to find where he’s done […]

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Dispatching is Hard Enough As It Is.

Dispatching is Hard Enough As It Is.

| April 14, 2005 | 3 Replies

I have wanted to do something like this so many thousands of times. I’ve come close, but I’ve been lucky that the folks to whom I’ve made my sarcastic comments weren’t quite able to understand they were sarcastic. But some days, the urge to say “Look, Sir. We’re a police department, not the Justice League […]

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Bad Writing for the Morning

Bad Writing for the Morning

| April 14, 2005 | Reply

Tom Shales really is one of the worst critics on the planet, and this review is indicative of his overbearing badness.

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New Job for Ambassadors?

New Job for Ambassadors?

| April 13, 2005 | Reply

In more Bolton media news Dana Milbank of the Washington Post, in an article about the wild-eyed nominee’s quite calm performance (hmm…was he play-acting?) before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, has decided a new job for ambassadors. Most Republicans skipped the hearing, leaving Democrats largely unchallenged as they assailed Bolton’s knack for making enemies and […]

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Bolton Glares, Bureaucrats Wilt.

Bolton Glares, Bureaucrats Wilt.

| April 13, 2005 | Reply

Apparently, according to Democrats on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, John Bolton is unsuitable to be our Ambassador to the United Nations because he is a big ol’ meanie-face. That’s the sum total of their argument. They say that Bolton has “nothing but disdain” for the UN, as if he should be big and smiley […]

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Singing in Pennsylvania

Singing in Pennsylvania

| April 13, 2005 | 2 Replies

I was involved in something really good over the last two days, which is why I wasn’t here faithfully blogging away. For those of you who read regularly, you know that I sing in a couple choruses out of the College of Southern Maryland. We have a phenominal Music Director/Chair of Fine Arts, John Maerhofer, […]

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Recommended Watching

Recommended Watching

| April 11, 2005 | Reply

If you’re interested in US-European relations, I recommend watching this documentary on Discovery Times, entitled “Does Europe Hate Us“? It’s hosted by Thomas Friedman and he goes around to France and Germany and interviews Europeans about their opinions about America. I must say, I started watching it curious about how Friedman would handle it – […]

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My First Top Ten…err…Five List!

My First Top Ten…err…Five List!

| April 11, 2005 | 1 Reply

In the spirit of Ace O Spades, whose Top Ten lists have become legendary among discriminating blogosphere readers, I’ve decided to try my hand at one. Thanks to Elizabeth Bumiller, we now know that “Fortunate Son” isn’t on President Bush’s iPod. So what other songs don’t appear on other peoples’ iPods? Top Five Songs that […]

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It's Another Shocker!

It's Another Shocker!

| April 11, 2005 | Reply

Oh, man. Mark Steyn really punched the CIA in the Schnoz yesterday. Meanwhile, back in the real world, the glass in Iraq is three-quarters full, which is why stories on the subject are buried so deep in the paper they might as well be in Sandy’s gusset. Saddam’s old prison state is now the first […]

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