Archive for November, 2005

Workers of the World, Unite!

Workers of the World, Unite!

| November 30, 2005 | 1 Reply

Is E.J. Dionne calling for socialism as a cure to whatever health-care woes we may have? McQ certainly thinks so and takes apart the argument brick-by-brick.

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"Whose Side Are They On" Example #4: The Los Angeles Times

"Whose Side Are They On" Example #4: The Los Angeles Times

| November 30, 2005 | 4 Replies

If it’s good news, it’s propaganda. If it’s bad news, its “fair”. Really, that’s what the Los Angeles Times is asserting in the article highlighted by Jeff Goldstein today. Yes, it may certainly appear that the real rub is that the US is paying Iraqi newspapers to run “good news” articles, but that’s not what […]

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"All Right You Primitive Screwheads, Listen Up!"

"All Right You Primitive Screwheads, Listen Up!"

| November 30, 2005 | 1 Reply

I suppose it would have been bad politics for the President to call his speech today on Iraq and our strategy there: “Okay, for You Knuckleheads who Haven’t Been Listening to Me for the Past Two Years, Here’s the Plan AGAIN“. Bonus points also to the Post for calling the speech (and the accompanying 35-page […]

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Confusion? In a Government Program? Nahhhh…!

Confusion? In a Government Program? Nahhhh…!

| November 30, 2005 | Reply

This strikes me as very funny. Harold Meyerson, writing in today’s Washington Post is unhappy that the new Medicare Prescription Drug benefit is incredibly complicated – perhaps too complicated for our poor senior citizens to actually use. The number one holiday shopping nightmare this year isn’t taking place at the malls or the big-box outlets. […]

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Confusion? In a Government Program? Nahhhh…!

Confusion? In a Government Program? Nahhhh…!

| November 30, 2005 | Reply

This strikes me as very funny. Harold Meyerson, writing in today’s Washington Post is unhappy that the new Medicare Prescription Drug benefit is incredibly complicated – perhaps too complicated for our poor senior citizens to actually use. The number one holiday shopping nightmare this year isn’t taking place at the malls or the big-box outlets. […]

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Senator Lieberman, Democrat and Truth-Teller

Senator Lieberman, Democrat and Truth-Teller

| November 29, 2005 | 2 Replies

Democrat and Senator, Joe Lieberman: I have just returned from my fourth trip to Iraq in the past 17 months and can report real progress there. More work needs to be done, of course, but the Iraqi people are in reach of a watershed transformation from the primitive, killing tyranny of Saddam to modern, self-governing, […]

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One Ted Over the Line

One Ted Over the Line

| November 28, 2005 | Reply

I honestly don’t know what to do about this latest creation from the giant cloud of flatus that calls itself Ted Rall. Now I realize that “giant cloud of flatus” seems like a harsh phrase, but I assure you it’s not. It replaces about three paragraphs of cursing so intense that it nearly warped the […]

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He Questions the Timing.

He Questions the Timing.

| November 28, 2005 | Reply

Jeff Goldstein points us to what may be the article of the week. Hang with me, folks, as I quote liberally and try not to spew tea all over my keyboard in laughter. You aren’t going to believe this. WASHINGTON — Tom Daschle, the former Democratic senator from South Dakota, remembers the exchange vividly. The […]

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Project Hero: Silver Star Recipient PFC Daniel McClenney

Project Hero: Silver Star Recipient PFC Daniel McClenney

| November 28, 2005 | Reply

The second installment of Q and O’s “Project Hero” tells us the story of PFC Daniel McClenney, who was posthumously awarded the Silver Star for valor in combat in Afghanistan. If you were to look up PFC McClenney’s name on CNN roster of war casualties, here’s what you would read: Pfc. Daniel B. McClenney, 19, […]

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Yes, There Are Benchmarks.

Yes, There Are Benchmarks.

| November 26, 2005 | 1 Reply

NewDonkey (a blog very much worth reading) had an interesting paragraph in a post on “timetables” for our withdrawal from Iraq. In it, he repeats a pretty common myth I want to address. One thing, and perhaps only one thing, is clear: up until now, the Bush administration has refused to acknowledge, much less embrace, […]

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