Archive for July, 2005

Tavis, Man. If the Shoe Fits…

Tavis, Man. If the Shoe Fits…

| July 31, 2005 | 1 Reply

Tavis Smiley has taken to the pages of the Washington Post today to say that he’s not a liberal. Okay, you can stop laughing now. He’s not happy about having that label pinned on him and evne less happy that Ken Tomlinson, the new head of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting has chosen to put […]

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Is Islam a Terrorist Organization?

Is Islam a Terrorist Organization?

| July 31, 2005 | Reply

I’ve been mulling over a question which answer got Michael Graham suspended fron his radio program, and seems to be the topic du jour on at least the Washington, DC talk radio stations: Is Islam a terrorist organization? It’s interesting to me to note that much of the conversation on the issue doesn’t actually address […]

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Oh No! It's the Global Warming!

Oh No! It's the Global Warming!

| July 31, 2005 | Reply

I was wondering how it would be before last week’s heat wave got some connection to global warming. Thanks to Laurie David we wait no longer. Officials in the National Weather Service estimate that more than 200 heat records have been broken in the United States in the past two weeks alone. As a deadly […]

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Your Disorienting Whiff of Chopra

Your Disorienting Whiff of Chopra

| July 31, 2005 | Reply

Deepak, Deepak. Where have you been for the past two weeks, my blithering buddy? My mind has been far too focused and badly needs the warm fuzzy short-circuiting that only you can produce. Death can be viewed as a total illusion because you are dead already. When you think of who you are in terms […]

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We Could Do Worse than One Fewer MSM Reporter

We Could Do Worse than One Fewer MSM Reporter

| July 30, 2005 | 1 Reply

Yeah, so everyone’s linking this Drudge story, where Helen Thomas, whose first question as a reporter was to ask George Washington if he believed that his winter in Trenton was a “quagmire”, has…well…read it for yourself. “The day Dick Cheney is going to run for president, I’ll kill myself,” she told the HILL. “All we […]

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Curses! Memetagged!

Curses! Memetagged!

| July 30, 2005 | 1 Reply

Well, thanks to Villanous Cassandra for lobbing this memegrenade in my lap, then running off, giggling. Okay, so what do I have on my nightstand? Urgh. A lamp. Right Guard Sportstick Deodorant and a can of Axe spray cologne. A music theory textbook and a small notebook covered in scratchy runes that might or might […]

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Radio Host Suspended for Pointing Out the Obvious.

Radio Host Suspended for Pointing Out the Obvious.

| July 29, 2005 | 6 Replies

Well, this is certainly encouraging (that statement, by the way? Sarcastic.) In a statement released last night, 630 WMAL president and general manager Chris Berry announced midday personality Michael Graham would be indefinitely suspended pending an internal investigation into Graham’s July 25th remarks that Islam is a terrorist organization. “Talk radio is an excellent forum […]

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Bob Herbert: One Man Wrecking Crew. Too Bad He's Wrecking Himself

Bob Herbert: One Man Wrecking Crew. Too Bad He's Wrecking Himself

| July 28, 2005 | 3 Replies

Clearly, Bob Herbert, the most useless writer in America today (and I’m including people in asylums who write their own names over and over on the walls of their cells in their own feces) appears today to have fallen from the uppermost branch of the Idiot Tree and hit every single branch on the way […]

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Fighting Terrorism the Old, Stupid Way

Fighting Terrorism the Old, Stupid Way

| July 28, 2005 | 1 Reply

This is the reason you don’t try terrorists in civilian courts SEATTLE (AP) – The man convicted of plotting to blow up the Los Angeles airport on the eve of the millennium was sentenced Wednesday to 22 years in prison. Ahmed Ressam got a lighter sentence than prosecutors had requested, reflecting his cooperation in telling […]

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Dueling Fatwas

Dueling Fatwas

| July 28, 2005 | Reply

Today, at least one large Muslim organization in the US will issue a fatwa – a religious ruling – against terrorism. The one-page ruling, or fatwa, will be issued by the Fiqh Council of North America, an association of Islamic legal scholars that interprets Islamic law for the Muslim community. Ibrahim Hooper, spokesman for the […]

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