Archive for May, 2005

On That Big Story of the Day?

On That Big Story of the Day?

| May 31, 2005 | 1 Reply

I really don’t care who “Deep Throat” is. He’s a guy who leaked a whole lot of stuff he shouldn’t have to two newspaper guys. The Washington Post, on the other hand, owes him pretty much everything it is today. I’m tired of the story already, and we’re only in Day One. Expect at least […]

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Sorry for the Last Three Days…

Sorry for the Last Three Days…

| May 31, 2005 | 1 Reply

I hit my bandwidth limit for the month a couple days earlier than planned. With it being the holiday weekend already, there wasn’t much of a chance to get in and fix things, so the site was down (as you may have noticed). But, it’s a new month and I’ll be working with my hosting […]

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The Magic Butterfly of Bias.

The Magic Butterfly of Bias.

| May 29, 2005 | 3 Replies

Journalistic bias is one of those insidious little things that you almost don’t notice until you see it a few times. At that point, it seems like one of those Magic Eye photographs. You know what I’m talking about here – one of those multicolored pictures that supposedly has a butterfly or somethinghidden in them […]

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Mmmm…..Nice.

Mmmm…..Nice.

| May 28, 2005 | Reply

This is very, very nice indeed. Just the kind of thing for a musician and fledgeling composer to have in his back pocket. Wish I had seen this before my birthday! (Oh…there are a couple things in the news that caught my eye but, to be honest, I’m too busy to tackle them right now. […]

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Why We Need John Bolton, Reason 1,000

Why We Need John Bolton, Reason 1,000

| May 27, 2005 | Reply

This post actually makes me angry. Let me tell you why. The quote that just stuck in my craw came from the article Greg quoted in his post. I’ll put it here for you to digest. Wolfgang Ischinger, the German Ambassador to the United States, who attended the conference in Munich and listened with interest […]

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Berger and the Regular Guy

Berger and the Regular Guy

| May 27, 2005 | Reply

Anyone remember Sandy Berger? He’s the former National Security Adviser who smuggled a few classified documents out of the National Archives right before he testified before the 9/11 Commission, then destroyed some of them. He pled guilty to a misdemeanor. For that he was fined 10,000 dollars and had his security clearance suspended for three […]

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Defiled Koran = Outrage; Dead Muslims in a Mosque = Shrugged Shoulders

Defiled Koran = Outrage; Dead Muslims in a Mosque = Shrugged Shoulders

| May 27, 2005 | Reply

Let me get this straight. Reports of mishandling of the Koran cause Muslims to take to the streets in a killing rage and a big story in the newspapers. A suicide bomber killing 19 people inside a mosque gets barely a stir from Muslims and not so much of a screamer headline. What are we […]

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Uh Oh

Uh Oh

| May 27, 2005 | Reply

Could your Mom have been right? Federal health officials are examining rare reports of blindness among some men using the impotence drug Viagra. Man, it isn’t enough that just…you know…doing it would make you go blind. Now, even getting ready to do it looks like a bad idea.

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Another Day, Another Bad Headline

Another Day, Another Bad Headline

| May 27, 2005

Our Washington Post is very quickly turning into the “all Koran desecration, all the time” network. Today’s big headline, “Pentagon Confirms Koran Incidents”, accompanies another one of those stories and, as with similar stories, it a bit bigger than its story. Here’s the lead: Pentagon officials said yesterday that investigators have identified five incidents of […]

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Dems Put Bolton in the Cryo Freezer

Dems Put Bolton in the Cryo Freezer

| May 26, 2005 | Reply

Well, that whole “peace and love and cooperation” thing in the Senate didn’t quite last a week. The Senate has failed to vote for cloture on John Bolton’s nomination. Your best quote thus far come courtesy MIchelle Maklin who catches Harry Reid with this: “We’re not here to filibuster Bolton, we’re here to get information.” […]

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