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Archive for June, 2005

Jun 30th 2005

NPR on america

i began writing this draft last fall and lost interest, so it was never actually published. i present it here, still unfinished, but still thought-provoking outrageous enough. the subject is also very appropriate for the july 4th weekend.
a couple of the jokes are kind of dated. one is the reference to the […]

Jun 30th 2005

A Classic Post – Two Years Ago

In talking with my brother this afternoon, he reminded me of Travis’ classic post of comments made by a Portuguese Cabinet minister back in March of 2003.
For instance, during the 1996 mission in Bosnia, operations took place with the support of 20 satellites, of which only one was European,” and the remainder belonged to the […]

Jun 29th 2005

Peggy Noonan on Barack Obama

Noonan lambasts Senator Obama’s egocentric self-comparison to Lincoln.
This week comes the previously careful Sen. Barack Obama, flapping his wings in Time magazine and explaining that he’s a lot like Abraham Lincoln, only sort of better. “In Lincoln’s rise from poverty, his ultimate mastery of language and law, his capacity to overcome personal loss and remain […]

Jun 28th 2005

he got her keys! al gore saved her keys!

two (perhaps three) powerful stories of american heroism
from edmo

Jun 28th 2005

The New Headmaster of Hogwarts

Arthur Chrenkoff on Karl Rove:
The new headmaster of the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, Karl Rove, is having a strange – some would say magical – effect on liberals. This from Kos:
Democrats must ride that wave [of growing anti-war sentiment] into 2006, and can do so in ways where they don’t sound like hippy […]

Jun 28th 2005

PBS Uses Federal Money to Preserve Federal Subsidy

Accuracy In Media is staying on top of the PBS lobbying effort. Apparently it was illegal.
“The law is clear,” Mr. Kincaid said. “It says that you may not use federal funds to influence or attempt to influence any member of the Executive or Legislative branches of government for the purpose of securing a grant […]

Jun 26th 2005

VIDEO: tom cruise kills oprah

this was, of course, after killing the audience by being the sappiest guest in the history of oprah (yes, i watched the whole episode and i could hardly hold down my lunch).
tom_cruise_kills_oprah.mov quicktime video

background on the clip is here. the creator of the video is still at large, which begs the […]

Jun 26th 2005

karl rove comments on september 11th

karl rove said wednesday night:

Karl Rove came to the heart of Manhattan last night to rhapsodize about the decline of liberalism in politics, saying Democrats responded weakly to Sept. 11 and had placed American troops in greater danger by criticizing their actions.
“Conservatives saw the savagery of 9/11 in the attacks and prepared for war; liberals […]

Jun 23rd 2005

gay marriage, children, & divorce

are opening up a whole new can of worms. via how appealing

Jun 23rd 2005

‘new york doll’ movie review

my wife and i saw “new york doll” at the LA film festival on saturday night in the directors guild of america theater. the 77-minute film is a documentary about a punk rock bassist from the 70s, arthur “killer” kane. his band, the new york dolls, broke up after a few years, though […]