Author Archive: jimmiebjr

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Hey, Mr. Science Guy!

Hey, Mr. Science Guy!

| August 9, 2004 | Reply

Since themove, I’ve wanted to expand The Shack and make it more than just my own opinions and insights. The first part of that is the new “Hey, Mr. Science Guy!” column. This will be a regular feature (bi-weekly, most likely) that deals with the science news of the day. Mr. Science Guy is a […]

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So Much for Diplomacy.

So Much for Diplomacy.

| August 9, 2004 | Reply

Here’s something to consider. American intelligence officials and outside nuclear experts have concluded that the Bush administration’s diplomatic efforts with European and Asian allies have barely slowed the nuclear weapons programs in Iran and North Korea over the past year, and that both have made significant progress. This is exactly the strategy John Kerry wishes […]

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It's a Light Blogging Sunday!

It's a Light Blogging Sunday!

| August 8, 2004 | Reply

My folks are coming over to watch the NASCAR race today (and would it be so horrible is the boys on my fantasy team actually finished well instead of driving straight into the wall this week?) and besides, it’s way to pretty outside to be stuck behind the keyboard, so I’ll be seeing you all […]

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John Kerry in Vietnam

John Kerry in Vietnam

| August 7, 2004 | Reply

*sighs deeply* Okay, this whole Swiftboat Veterans thing has just leaped out of the chest of the campaign, scrabbled across the dining-room floor, incubated, and become a giant, news cycle-eating monstrosity. If you want the full story, and some pretty good analysis, you can get all you want here. Here’s the deal, from my point […]

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38 US Representatives Violate the Constitution

38 US Representatives Violate the Constitution

| August 7, 2004 | Reply

I saw this story a couple days ago, and refrained from commenting on it then because I wanted to make sure I didn’t overreact to it. After a couple days of thinking about it, I’m pretty sure I read what I thought I read the first time. This UPI story is headlined “Dem lawmakers say […]

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A Couple New Kerry Slogans

A Couple New Kerry Slogans

| August 7, 2004 | Reply

I have, thanks to Wizbang’s very amusing Kerry Sloganator, done a couple campaign signs the Kerry campaign is welcome to use as they wish. They can use mine with the confidence that the signs use the candidate’s own words! Well, at least these two to. Well, never mind. I dont have the software necessary to […]

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John Kerry Gets Kind of a Little Decisive

John Kerry Gets Kind of a Little Decisive

| August 7, 2004 | Reply

You can say one thing for sure about John Kerry – one speech gives a blogger several days worth of posts. All I have to do is to look over a transcript here or there or read a Q&A session and another shining gem surfaces. Like this one from John Kerry’s speech before the UNITY […]

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Rick James, Dead at 56

Rick James, Dead at 56

| August 6, 2004 | 2 Replies

The very short story is here. Man, the guy was scummy through and through, but he could make some music.

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Just a Blurt

Just a Blurt

| August 6, 2004 | Reply

I can not stand Queen’s “We are the Champions”. Did I say “can not stand”? I mean that I hate the song with a hatred that burns so hot that were I living in a cave in southern Pakistan I would immediately come out of hiding, knowing that to do so would mean near-certain death, […]

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Are al-Sadr's Days Numbered?

Are al-Sadr's Days Numbered?

| August 6, 2004 | Reply

Could be. He foolishly called off the truce between his Mahdi Army and the Iraqi and US forces and attacked in several cities. Now, he’s getting hemmed in hard in Najaf and his forces are getting crushed elsewhere. How bad it is? US forces lost 12 soldiers in the first day of fighting. Sadr lost […]

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