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Archive for November, 2004

Nov 28th 2004

Pat Tillman: Sportsman of the Year

From little green footballs:
Sports Illustrated is running its annual fan poll for Sportsman of the Year, and Pat Tillman, who was killed fighting in Afghanistan after walking away from a multi-million dollar contract to join the Army after September 11, is in the running. I say this as a huge cycling fan, in a year […]

Nov 25th 2004

dave barry on thanksgiving

happy thanksgiving, america. on this solemn occasion, please consider the words of dave barry:

Thanksgiving is also a spiritual time of quiet reflection — a time when we pause to remember, as generations have remembered before us, that an improperly cooked turkey is — in the words of the U.S. Department of Agriculture — “a […]

Nov 24th 2004

you mean, “what’s the frequency, dan?”

in celebration of dan rather’s recently announced retirement, we’d like to take a look back at one weird moment in his life.

One night in October 1986, Rather was walking down a Manhattan street when he was punched from behind and thrown to the ground. His assailant kicked and beat him while repeating, “Kenneth, […]

Nov 23rd 2004

u.s. marines in falluja

the NBC News “get” of the week — a video sequence of the Marine in question shooting a wounded Fallujah fighter after shouting that the man was “faking” his incapacity — has been airing at half-hour intervals as if it were the Lost Episodes of Abu Ghraib. [link] [via LGF]

at the same time, […]

Nov 22nd 2004

brawls abound, but not a hockey game in sight

this weekend, america saw two of the most appalling brawls, donnybrooks, melees, brouhahas–whatever you call them–in recent sports history. and there wasn’t a hockey game in sight. why am i pointing this out? because of previous arguments on this blog. [1] [2] [3] [4]
that said, i think ron artest’s punishment […]

Nov 19th 2004

NPR: “we are pretty much a bunch of right-wing kooks”

NPR, one of the news organizations most often guilty of political bias to the left, has come up with the whopper of all whoppers: “there is conservative bias in the media.” [link]. and the story takes the cake. i laughed out loud when they implied that jon stewart’s daily show is […]

Nov 17th 2004

Reed Irvine

Reed Irvine, the founder of Accuracy In Media and longtime media critic, has passed away.
You can visit the site dedicated to Reed and his work, where there is a more extensive biography of this great man.

Nov 17th 2004

humor: bush appointees and phlebotomies

two funny things caught my eye today. the first is from james taranto of the wall street journal.

President Bush has appointed Margaret Spellings, a White House domestic-policy adviser, to be secretary of education. During the press conference announcing the appointment, Spellings said, “I am joined today . . . by my husband, […]

Nov 12th 2004

simultaneously pitiful and hilarious

i haven’t browsed through all the pictures on this site yet. i’m saving it for a day when i’m feeling really depressed and need some sort of pick-me-up.
it’s called “sorry everybody”, and purports to apologize to the world for the results of the recent presidential election. thanks for the great pictures! […]

Nov 11th 2004

The Terrorist & The Whore

We are reminded, on this day of celebration, that The Terrorist was married. Many people are surprised to learn that Yasser Arafat’s wife, Suha, had not seen the terrorist/Nobel Peace Prize recipient since 2002 (the start of the recent intifada). It must of been a joyous reunion when Yasser was wheeled into a […]