Archive for August, 2006

A Question for the Washington, DC Readers

A Question for the Washington, DC Readers

| August 25, 2006 | Reply

Am I the only one who really misses Winston the Spokesdog? I swear, those dry as toast ads for that other company are enough to put me back to sleep in the mornings. I need my Winston fix, even if it is the same ad for three weeks in a row or more.

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Pluto Relegated, Solar System League Now Stands at Eight

Pluto Relegated, Solar System League Now Stands at Eight

| August 24, 2006 | 2 Replies

Well, it looks like Pluto has been relegated to the “dwarf planet” league by the International Astronomical Union leaving the total number of planets at eight Astronomers cited poor play in the second half and a lackluster final effort to remain in the Premiership, along with the fact that it’s position in the Solar System […]

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Cutting the Biased Some Slack

Cutting the Biased Some Slack

| August 23, 2006 | 2 Replies

Let’s say you want to get a quick shapshot of what folks in Arab countries think of America nearly five years after 9/11? Who might you ask to get a relatively accurate or objective view? Why don’t we see who David Ignatius asked? DOHA, Qatar — What do people in the Middle East think five […]

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Judging Diggs

Judging Diggs

| August 23, 2006 | 2 Replies

Why would a judge in one of the most high-profile cases of the year – one that could determine for decades the extent of a President’s power in wartime – write such a godawful rant of an opinion? Well, one reason could be that she had already reached her conclusion and just wasn’t very good […]

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Today's (Okay…Sunday's) Funny

Today's (Okay…Sunday's) Funny

| August 23, 2006 | Reply

Funny, funny, funny. But you have to admit, it has a great chance of working. And wouldn’t it be neat to hear Wolf Blitzer try to cough out something about the new moon we discovered called “Huitzilopochtli”*? I think it would be a riot. *Aztec God of the Sun and of War. He was the […]

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Bring Them Home. Now.

Bring Them Home. Now.

| August 22, 2006 | 3 Replies

Did you know that nearly ten days ago, Fox News reporter Steve Centanni and his cameraman Olaf Wiig were kidnapped in Gaza by unknown terrorists? They are still missing. Thus far, no terrorist group has claimed credit for this. No group has made any demands. The only person who has claimed to know about the […]

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Getting Tossed Out on Their Ear(marks)

Getting Tossed Out on Their Ear(marks)

| August 22, 2006 | 1 Reply

Someone needs to remind the Republicans that when you’re in charge, you get held responsible for the boneheads in Congress as well as the good guys. WASHINGTON – A Senate staffer — who shall remain nameless here — must have awakened on the wrong side of the bed Monday morning. Said staffer exploded in response […]

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The Brave UN.

The Brave UN.

| August 22, 2006 | Reply

Yeah, that UN does inspire confidence, doesn’t it? Hizbollah mourners on a funeral parade shoved aside anti-tank barriers at a United Nations base in Lebanon yesterday in a demonstration of their new political strength. The party had been told it would be allowed to bury three “martyrs” at the Naqoura town cemetery inside the UN […]

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Taking the Fight to the People

Taking the Fight to the People

| August 22, 2006 | 1 Reply

Perhaps the biggest problem I have with the Bush administration is that it is absolutely horrible at defending its ideas. That weakness is, I believe, the biggest reason that the American people have soured so badly on the War in Iraq. Objectively, our military is performing better in Iraq – taking fewer casualties, inflicting greater […]

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Here Comes McCain!

Here Comes McCain!

| August 22, 2006 | Reply

Eeeeeenteresting. WASHINGTON, Aug. 18 — Senator John McCain is locking up a cast of top-shelf Republican strategists, policy experts, fund-raisers and donors, in a methodical effort to build a 2008 presidential campaign machine, drawing supporters of President Bush despite the sometimes rocky history between the two men. Mr. McCain’s effort to woo a diverse lineup […]

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