Archive for May, 2005

So…It's Okay, As Long As They Don't Touch You?

So…It's Okay, As Long As They Don't Touch You?

| May 5, 2005 | Reply

Apparently, it’s quite okay to touch a kid as long as the kid doesn’t touch you, according to Bill Maher. Why is this chunk of walking anti-humor still soaking up television time that could be given to more worthy, and far funnier, human beings? Heck, you could give all his TV time to a poo-flinging […]

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In Defense of Michelle Malkin

In Defense of Michelle Malkin

| May 4, 2005 | Reply

Okay, so Laura Bush told some edgy jokes the other night and now there’s a kerfuffle. Michelle Malkin didn’t like the humor – well, that’s not entirely accurate, but I’ll explain more about it in a moment – and she’s catching a pretty good ration of poo for it. I, personally, don’t quite understand the […]

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Thanks, Pat.

Thanks, Pat.

| May 3, 2005 | 1 Reply

Gee, thanks man. Federal judges are a more serious threat to America than Al Qaeda and the Sept. 11 terrorists, the Rev. Pat Robertson claimed yesterday. “Over 100 years, I think the gradual erosion of the consensus that’s held our country together is probably more serious than a few bearded terrorists who fly into buildings,” […]

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The Council Does that Speaking Thing

The Council Does that Speaking Thing

| May 3, 2005 | Reply

The Watchers’ Council has finished its voting and here are your winners. In first place this week among the Council entries you’ll find our newest member Gates of Vienna’s “Silence of the Sheep”. It’s something you’ll want to read and ponder just a little while. My entry for the week finished in a second place […]

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Bloggahs in Pajamas Are Taking O'er the World

Bloggahs in Pajamas Are Taking O'er the World

| May 3, 2005 | 1 Reply

Well, not really, but sometimes it looks as if they might, considering the occasional displays of power the blogosphere shows when bloggers work in anything resembling a coordinated manner. This looks like a good thing another one of those coordinations that could give the evolution of news reporting a much-needed kick in the pants. In […]

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Laura Bush Works..err..Bluish, Offends the Delicate

Laura Bush Works..err..Bluish, Offends the Delicate

| May 2, 2005 | Reply

Conservatives really can’t win, can they? Laura Bush does some stand up at the White House Correspondents’ Association dinner and, by all accounts, absolutely killed. Yet after the laughter, there had to be the sanctimonious judgement. Although Washington’s movers and shakers laughed at Mrs. Bush’s performance, some in the press woke up with a Sunday […]

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Senator Clinton's Bad Gambit

Senator Clinton's Bad Gambit

| May 1, 2005 | Reply

It didn’t take long for Senator Clinton to stake out her political line on new news from North Korea. In a hearing Thursday, the chief of the Defense Intelligence Agency testified that our intelligence community believes that the NorKs have the capability to arm a multi-stage missile with a nuclear warhead. The New York Times […]

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Ace Gets a Big, Smart Reader (Again)

Ace Gets a Big, Smart Reader (Again)

| May 1, 2005 | Reply

Nah, this doesn’t make me jealous. Not even a little. (Damn Ace, Damn him to the eternal punishment of having to watch Margaret Cho standup “comedy” while sitting between Andrew Sullivan and Oliver Willis)

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So, We're Doing Well in this Whole "War on Terror" Thing?

So, We're Doing Well in this Whole "War on Terror" Thing?

| May 1, 2005 | Reply

This is certainly good news: Reports of credible terrorist threats against the United States are at their lowest level since the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, according to U.S. intelligence officials and federal and state law enforcement authorities. The intelligence community’s daily threat assessment, developed after the terrorist attacks to keep policymakers informed, currently lists, […]

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A Steroid Solution with Teeth?

A Steroid Solution with Teeth?

| May 1, 2005 | Reply

Maybe Congress’ “overreach” last month with Major League Baseball wasn’t such a stupid idea after all. MLB Commissional Bug Selig has proposed a new plan to deal with steroids in his sport and it’s a doozy. His proposal calls for a suspension of 50 games for a first offense, a 100 game suspension for a […]

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