Archive for October, 2005

McGruder Takes the White Man's Money but Hates the White Man

McGruder Takes the White Man's Money but Hates the White Man

| October 31, 2005 | 4 Replies

This does tick me off. I was watching Cartoon Network’s “Adult Swim” last week when a commercial for their newest and most hyped show came on. The scene showed a party of rich, fat, white people when a young black boy I recognized as Huey from Aaron McGruder’s “Boondocks” comic strip walked up to a […]

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Bush Picks Alito, Mitchell Misleads Early

Bush Picks Alito, Mitchell Misleads Early

| October 31, 2005 | 2 Replies

Samuel Alito is the President’s new nominee for the Supreme Court. I like this pick a lot. Alito, who is, I believe, 50, has had a varied career, including time as a legal advisor, a trial attorney, a judge, and has spent not a little time in the military. He’s a very smart person, an […]

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Today's Must-Read Post

Today's Must-Read Post

| October 30, 2005 | Reply

I would have paid money to watch The Anchoress tell Maureen Dowd this in person.

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More Plame Myths Wrapped up as News

More Plame Myths Wrapped up as News

| October 29, 2005 | 1 Reply

In its never-ending effort toward complete journalistic integrity, the Washington Post today tells us just how damaged the CIA may be by the Valerie Plame “leak”. As usual, though it manages to mangle at least one fact pretty much immediately. Here’s how the article opens: More than Valerie Plame’s identity was exposed when her name […]

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Is it News or a Harlequin Romance Novel?

Is it News or a Harlequin Romance Novel?

| October 28, 2005 | 1 Reply

The Washington Post: your source for hard-hitting, no-holds-barred, just-the-facts-Ma’am news reporting. What’s next for Valerie Plame? Lost in the din of the leak scandal that has consumed Washington is the very personal impact on the gracious, willowy CIA operative at its center. Plame, the wife of former U.S. ambassador Joseph C. Wilson IV and arguably […]

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Libby Indicted. I Yawn.

Libby Indicted. I Yawn.

| October 28, 2005 | 1 Reply

After two years, prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald has finally released an indictment. “Scooter” Libby, the chief-of-staff to the Vice President was indicted on one charge of obstruction of justice, 2 charges of perjury, and 2 charges of “lying to an investigator” (AKA: the Martha Stewart charge you slap on someone when you don’t have anything else). […]

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A Dangerous Combination.

A Dangerous Combination.

| October 28, 2005 | Reply

Is it safe to say that the namby-pamby diplomacy the EU-5, or whatever silly little name they’re calling themselves these days, has utterly failed? TEHRAN (Reuters) – President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, cheered by thousands of supporters, signalled on Friday he stood by his call for Israel to be wiped off the map, while Iran’s foreign ministry […]

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Miers Withdraws.

Miers Withdraws.

| October 27, 2005 | 2 Replies

Harriet Miers has withdrawn her nomination. She cited the requests from several US Senators for documents that would have revealed advice she had given the President and which the White House (rightly, I believe) would not release. This, by the way was a huge out provided for by, among others, Senator Sam Brownback who is […]

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On Spending, They're All Hypocrites.

On Spending, They're All Hypocrites.

| October 26, 2005 | 1 Reply

The Anchoress is not particularly impressed with Senator Clinton, especially when it comes to her new tough talk on federal spending. Clinton was equally outspoken on the economy. She told several thousand spectators that her husband, former President Bill Clinton, was able to balance the budget while at the same time creating 22 million jobs. […]

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McDonald's to Perfume the Metaphorical Pig

McDonald's to Perfume the Metaphorical Pig

| October 26, 2005 | Reply

Do you really have any interest whatsoever in knowing how many grams of fat are in your Big Mac beyond “a whole hell of a lot”? Needless to say, the faux-scientists at the Center for Science in the Public Interest are quoted in the story without any sort of note that only one noun in […]

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