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Kerry will win because . . .
Excerpt: Top News Article | Reuters.com Look at these poll results. They look good for Kerry on the surface, but when you look deeper, they look even better. The reason I say this is that the poll found Bush got a...
Posted on October 31, 2004 06:17 PM Comments: 0
Nuke sites looted too - old news
Excerpt: Talking Points Memo: by Joshua Micah Marshall: October 24, 2004 - October 30, 2004 Archives The media - the news cycle - the whole she-bang is really hard toget a handle on. From my perspective the al Quaqaa story should...
Posted on October 31, 2004 04:50 AM Comments: 0
I agree - a Kerry victory - and a Bush pledge of allegiance
Excerpt: MSNBC - Ending the Fantasy As I've said for some weeks now, Kerry will win, and that's not just whistling in the dark. I gave several reasons yesterday. http://www.giveyoujoy.net/001555.html .Kim Amaral came back with another: Bush is only preaching to...
Posted on October 31, 2004 04:27 AM Comments: 0
Beep! Beep! Osama as Roadrunner
Excerpt: Opinion > Op-Ed Columnist: Will Osama Help W.?" href="http://www.nytimes.com/2004/10/31/opinion/31dowd.html?hp">The New York Times > Opinion > Op-Ed Columnist: Will Osama Help W.? Maureen Dowd: The Bushies' campaign pitch follows their usual backward logic: Because we have failed to make you...
Posted on October 31, 2004 04:06 AM Comments: 0
8 Marines killed - did anyone notice?
Excerpt: BBC NEWS | Middle East | US marines killed near Falluja Right now, the only place I can find this story is on the BBC - it is not on Google News and the updated NYT home page. Granted, it...
Posted on October 30, 2004 11:09 AM Comments: 0
Who sounds tougher? Bush!
Excerpt: Talking Points Memo: by Joshua Micah Marshall: October 24, 2004 - October 30, 2004 Archives Josh Marshall runs the Bush response to the bin Laden tape and the Kerry rsponse and asks:"Which of these two statements sounds like it comes...
Posted on October 30, 2004 09:55 AM Comments: 0
What he said vs what he did
Excerpt: Opinion > Op-Ed Columnist: Taking Bush at His Word" href="http://www.nytimes.com/2004/10/30/opinion/30kristof.html?hp">The New York Times > Opinion > Op-Ed Columnist: Taking Bush at His Word Kristof has an absolutely super column taking what Bush has said int he past and matching...
Posted on October 30, 2004 06:46 AM Comments: 0
Candidates predicatble - voters are not
Excerpt: Washington > Campaign 2004 > Candidates Give Tough Response to a Qaeda Tape" href="http://www.nytimes.com/2004/10/30/politics/campaign/30campaign.html?hp&ex=1099195200&en=58b5e09d601f869d&ei=5094&partner=homepage">The New York Times > Washington > Campaign 2004 > Candidates Give Tough Response to a Qaeda Tape In my view neither candidate gave an honest...
Posted on October 30, 2004 06:38 AM Comments: 0
What bin Laden said
Excerpt: International > Transcript of Al Jazeera Tape" href="http://www.nytimes.com/2004/10/29/international/29WIRE-TRANS.html?oref=login">The New York Times > International > Transcript of Al Jazeera Tape After 9/11 we kept asking ourselves, "why do they hate us so?" We have never really come to grips with...
Posted on October 30, 2004 05:53 AM Comments: 0
Grasping at straws - a whole pack of 'em
Excerpt: The Smirking Chimp The LA Times column gives a good summary of the various arguents that have been trotted out by the Bushies to try to explain away the hard evidence of their incompetence in not securing a major supply...
Posted on October 29, 2004 03:25 PM Comments: 0
Bush and the troops, troops, troops
Excerpt: 1029-01.jpg 309x410 pixels When you're in the habit of lying, well...check it out. What gets me is how absolutely clumsy this is. I expect these guys to be better, more skillful liars....
Posted on October 29, 2004 03:13 PM Comments: 0
Dodging and weaving - he scores . . .
Excerpt: Talking Points Memo: by Joshua Micah Marshall: October 24, 2004 - October 30, 2004 Archives . . . but he was running towards the wrong goal line! ;-) Honestly, the Pentagon looks like part of the Bush/Cheney re-election team and...
Posted on October 29, 2004 02:47 PM Comments: 0
But why do they hate us so?
Excerpt: Reuters | Latest Financial News / Full News Coverage Here's another reality ignored - we've killed 10 times the num,ber of Iraqi civilians we think have been killed. I said yesterday this story had not reeived much play. At that...
Posted on October 29, 2004 09:45 AM Comments: 0
9/11 - the Making of a president
Excerpt: Two Years Before 9/11, Bush was Already Talking About Attacking Iraq Former Bush biographer tells all - and the most telling is this: "He was thinking about invading Iraq in 1999," said author and journalist Mickey Herskowitz. "It was on...
Posted on October 29, 2004 09:36 AM Comments: 0
The whole damning truth
Excerpt: Talking Points Memo: by Joshua Micah Marshall: October 24, 2004 - October 30, 2004 Archives Josh Marshall is complaining here about how CNN distorted its own story - but that's getting ahead of the game. His quotes from CNN interviews...
Posted on October 29, 2004 06:01 AM Comments: 0
Worse than I reported
Excerpt: Opinion > Op-Ed Columnist: It's Not Just Al Qaqaa" href="http://www.nytimes.com/2004/10/29/opinion/29krugman.html?oref=login&hp">The New York Times > Opinion > Op-Ed Columnist: It's Not Just Al Qaqaa Krugman sums it all up better than I did in my earlier entry - though he...
Posted on October 29, 2004 05:50 AM Comments: 0
Whose jumping to conclusions now, Mr. President?
Excerpt: Washington > Missing Explosives: Video Shows G.I.'s at Weapon Cache" href="http://www.nytimes.com/2004/10/29/politics/29bomb.html?hp&ex=1099108800&en=7b767c25018de326&ei=5094&partner=homepage">The New York Times > Washington > Missing Explosives: Video Shows G.I.'s at Weapon Cache Well, if you thought Bush could control the news, he's doing an awfully poor...
Posted on October 29, 2004 05:43 AM Comments: 0
Gee, could this be why they hate us?
Excerpt: In Iraq -- 100,000 excess Iraqi deaths since war , study says" href="http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/world/iraq/20041028-0804-iraq-deaths.html">SignOnSanDiego.com > In Iraq -- 100,000 excess Iraqi deaths since war , study says Keep your eye out for this story. I saw it at Reuters and...
Posted on October 28, 2004 11:57 AM Comments: 0
It's indisputable -we did not secure the weapons site
Excerpt: International > Middle East > Missing Explosives: 4 Iraqis Tell of Looting at Munitions Site in '03" href="http://www.nytimes.com/2004/10/28/international/middleeast/28bomb.html?oref=login">The New York Times > International > Middle East > Missing Explosives: 4 Iraqis Tell of Looting at Munitions Site in '03...
Posted on October 28, 2004 07:37 AM Comments: 0
What happened to the center?
Excerpt: Opinion > Op-Ed Columnist: A Hole in the Heart" href="http://www.nytimes.com/2004/10/28/opinion/28friedman.html?hp">The New York Times > Opinion > Op-Ed Columnist: A Hole in the Heart This is a real interesting column essentially noting how extreme - in one direction or another...
Posted on October 28, 2004 07:14 AM Comments: 0
Unconvinced - listen to this soldier!
Excerpt: Bin Laden should be supporting Bush: 10/ 27/ 2004 This guy is a soldier in Iraq. His home is in Wareham, MA and he regularly sends in these columns to the New Bedford paper. They are good. I say that,...
Posted on October 27, 2004 10:01 AM Comments: 0
And four years ago . . .
Excerpt: Yahoo! News - Reuters Poll: Bush Leads Kerry by 1 Point At this stage four years ago Bush was leading Kerry by five points in the poll that todya puts him ahead by one point. That's encouraging. AND justa day...
Posted on October 27, 2004 09:57 AM Comments: 0
It's the number of troops, dummy!
Excerpt: Talking Points Memo: by Joshua Micah Marshall: October 24, 2004 - October 30, 2004 Archives Josh Marshall - and a host of others - seem to be caught up in a lot of details about the missing 380 tons of...
Posted on October 27, 2004 05:23 AM Comments: 0
A dog, a cat, a president and truth
Excerpt: Opinion > Op-Ed Columnist: Pants on Fire?" href="http://www.nytimes.com/2004/10/27/opinion/27kristof.html?oref=login&hp">The New York Times > Opinion > Op-Ed Columnist: Pants on Fire? This is a very rich column, loaded with insight and integrity - something neither candidate has demonstrated so far. Bush...
Posted on October 27, 2004 04:36 AM Comments: 0
Bad news, bad news, bad news
Excerpt: Top News Article | Reuters.com Let's see. First we have 380 tons of high explosives looted from under our noses - perhaps. Then we have the Washington Post saying that Bush will be looking for another $70 billion to fund...
Posted on October 26, 2004 06:32 PM Comments: 0
Fear works - for Bush
Excerpt: TIME.com: TIME Poll: Bush Opens 5 Point Lead Against Kerry Bush is convincing people that Kerry can't protect them - and Kerry can't sem to convince people that Bush can't protect them - even with all the evidence on his...
Posted on October 26, 2004 08:57 AM Comments: 0
Blame someone else - Bush isn't responsible for any thing
Excerpt: CNN.com - Tons of Iraq explosives missing - Oct 25, 2004 Here's how the White House explains the 380 tons of missing high explosives: McClellan, on Air Force One, stressed that the missing explosives were not nuclear materials, and said...
Posted on October 25, 2004 02:43 PM Comments: 0
Carter slams Bush
Excerpt: Top News Article | Reuters.com Telling words from the best man to be president of the United states in recent decades . ( No, he doesn't try to impress people with his manhood by jum,ping out of airplanes. He does...
Posted on October 25, 2004 12:58 PM Comments: 0
A real ray of hope
Excerpt: Incumbent Rule But our analysis of 155 polls reveals that, in races that include an incumbent, the traditional answers are wrong. Over 80% of the time, most or all of the undecideds voted for the challenger. Let's hope that's the...
Posted on October 25, 2004 09:16 AM Comments: 0
Hey - anyone seen the kitchen sink?!
Excerpt: International > Middle East > Tracking the Weapons: Huge Cache of Explosives Vanished From Site in Iraq" href="http://www.nytimes.com/2004/10/25/international/middleeast/25bomb.html?hp&ex=1098763200&en=fd35fdf4b6d46d61&ei=5094&partner=homepage">The New York Times > International > Middle East > Tracking the Weapons: Huge Cache of Explosives Vanished From Site in Iraq...
Posted on October 25, 2004 07:54 AM Comments: 0
Amazing - the Washington Post is for Kerry!
Excerpt: Kerry for President (washingtonpost.com) They conclude: We do not view a vote for Mr. Kerry as a vote without risks. But the risks on the other side are well known, and the strengths Mr. Kerry brings are considerable. He pledges...
Posted on October 24, 2004 02:25 PM Comments: 0
Tora Bora, Bush lies, and the press
Excerpt: Talking Points Memo: by Joshua Micah Marshall: October 17, 2004 - October 23, 2004 Archives As a Bush aid once told an NYT reporter, "we make our own reality." He might have added; And reinvent history. The problem is, as...
Posted on October 24, 2004 08:10 AM Comments: 0
The last crusade
Excerpt: Opinion > Op-Ed Columnist: Jews, Israel and America" href="http://www.nytimes.com/2004/10/24/opinion/24friedman.html?hp">The New York Times > Opinion > Op-Ed Columnist: Jews, Israel and America In the Arab mind we are the Jews - that is, the Arabs see no difference between America...
Posted on October 24, 2004 07:02 AM Comments: 0
Huh?
Excerpt: AP > International > Dozens of Iraqi Soldiers Found Shot to Death" href="http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/international/AP-Iraq.html?hp&ex=1098676800&en=c718250197fbe536&ei=5094&partner=homepage">The New York Times > AP > International > Dozens of Iraqi Soldiers Found Shot to Death Two things got me about this story. First, people apparently...
Posted on October 24, 2004 06:46 AM Comments: 0
Kery doesn't make supporting him easy
Excerpt: Opinion > Op-Ed Columnist: Cooking His Own Goose" href="http://www.nytimes.com/2004/10/24/opinion/24dowd.html?oref=login&hp">The New York Times > Opinion > Op-Ed Columnist: Cooking His Own Goose This Kerry goose hunting stunt turned me off for three reasons: 1. It was painfully obvious that it...
Posted on October 24, 2004 06:37 AM Comments: 0
Sex, the Bible and politicians
Excerpt: Opinion > Op-Ed Columnist: God and Sex" href="http://www.nytimes.com/2004/10/23/opinion/23kristof.html?oref=login&hp">The New York Times > Opinion > Op-Ed Columnist: God and Sex This column does an excellent job of shedding somelight on what the Bible really says about sex. I especially like...
Posted on October 23, 2004 02:56 PM Comments: 0
Wolves don't lkie - but president' s do
Excerpt: When Is a Cut Not a Cut? - When it's a con. Bush's deceptive new ad. By Fred Kaplan It's absolutely amazing how much lying there is in this campaign and how much the press lets them get away with...
Posted on October 23, 2004 02:47 PM Comments: 0
Oh man - this is getting ridiculous
Excerpt: Washington > Campaign 2004 > Big G.O.P. Bid to Challenge Voters at Polls in Key State" href="http://www.nytimes.com/2004/10/23/politics/campaign/23vote.html?hp&ex=1098590400&en=b3506ec97533d07e&ei=5094&partner=homepage">The New York Times > Washington > Campaign 2004 > Big G.O.P. Bid to Challenge Voters at Polls in Key State Talk about...
Posted on October 23, 2004 06:07 AM Comments: 0
Do it yourself reality kit
Excerpt: Opinion > Op-Ed Columnist: Bush's Blinkers" href="http://www.nytimes.com/2004/10/22/opinion/22herbert.html?hp">The New York Times > Opinion > Op-Ed Columnist: Bush's Blinkers This is a disturbing reality check for Bush - but most disturbing is this quote from another article: In a disturbing article...
Posted on October 22, 2004 06:06 AM Comments: 0
Ah, can you hear freedom singing?
Excerpt: Opinion > Op-Ed Columnist: Voting and Counting" href="http://www.nytimes.com/2004/10/22/opinion/22krugman.html?hp">The New York Times > Opinion > Op-Ed Columnist: Voting and Counting You gotta think the most advanced democracy in the world could not be this screwed up when it comes to...
Posted on October 22, 2004 06:00 AM Comments: 0
Messiah complex shows us Bush at his scariest
Excerpt: Opinion > Op-Ed Columnist: Casualties of Faith" href="http://www.nytimes.com/2004/10/21/opinion/21dowd.html?oref=login&hp">The New York Times > Opinion > Op-Ed Columnist: Casualties of Faith Bush sleeps at night because he thinks he has a direct pipeline to God and is following God's wishes. That's...
Posted on October 21, 2004 05:26 AM Comments: 0
SInclair can run, but it can't hide
Excerpt: The Seattle Times: Nation & World: Sinclair retreats on airing Kerry film Sinclair destroyed its own credibility by planning to air an anti-kerry film as if it was news. Now they are retreating, but who can believe them? Whatever they...
Posted on October 20, 2004 08:49 AM Comments: 0
Am I the only one who finds this crass?
Excerpt: Ashley's Story Check out this page - it's representative of one of the latest advertising efforts of the Bush campaign. It's true, of course, Ashley did lose her mom on 9/11. And the president did offer a comforting hug as...
Posted on October 20, 2004 06:05 AM Comments: 0
This was preventable
Excerpt: Opinion > An Influenza Vaccine Debacle" href="http://www.nytimes.com/2004/10/20/opinion/20wed1.html?oref=login&hp">The New York Times > Opinion > An Influenza Vaccine Debacle Airplanes crashing into buildings get the nation's and the world's attention. Bureaucrats (and presidents) who are asleeo at the switch don't. But...
Posted on October 20, 2004 05:49 AM Comments: 0
Send thes eumpires to Florida!
Excerpt: Sports > Baseball > Series Tied, 3-3: Schilling and Nail-Biting: Red Sox Win Game 6" href="http://www.nytimes.com/2004/10/20/sports/baseball/20yanks.html?hp&ex=1098331200&en=763b595e10dbdd7e&ei=5094&partner=homepage">The New York Times > Sports > Baseball > Series Tied, 3-3: Schilling and Nail-Biting: Red Sox Win Game 6 Wow! I have to...
Posted on October 20, 2004 05:28 AM Comments: 0
Funny, scary - andvery good
Excerpt: daily scribble 10.19.04 Check it out - this guy is good....
Posted on October 19, 2004 07:34 PM Comments: 0
Hey Tommy - take a look at yourself
Excerpt: International > 'Catastrophic Success': The Strategy to Secure Iraq Did Not Foresee a 2nd War" href="http://www.nytimes.com/2004/10/19/international/19war.html?hp&ex=1098244800&en=a9cce3b11a8114c4&ei=5094&partner=homepage">The New York Times > International > 'Catastrophic Success': The Strategy to Secure Iraq Did Not Foresee a 2nd War I know General Tommy...
Posted on October 19, 2004 04:49 PM Comments: 0
Great Senate race summary
Excerpt: Senate Races Tori sent me this site on the Senate races and it's terrific. I especially like the table giving a summary of the tight races. (scroll down some to find it) . As critical as the choice for president...
Posted on October 19, 2004 02:02 PM Comments: 0
Now this is really asking for trouble
Excerpt: US Wealth Gap Grows for Ethnic Minorities If the terrorists don't catch up with us big time, this kind of money gap will. I knew the gap was growing, but these statistics blew me away: By 2002, that produced a...
Posted on October 19, 2004 01:03 PM Comments: 0
Sinclair sucks, big time
Excerpt: Sinclair Fires Journalist After Critical Comments Man, if there is a way to make those creeps at Sinclair pay I'd love a piece of the action. I guess the best route is to go after those stupid enough to advertise...
Posted on October 19, 2004 12:57 PM Comments: 0
Mind-numbing logic admidst election fraud in NH
Excerpt: Concord Monitor Online This is a startlingly blunt - scathing, really - article by a former New Hampshire Republican senator attacking James Tobin, the head of the Bush/Cheney effort in New England who just resigned over the telephone fraud business...
Posted on October 19, 2004 12:46 PM Comments: 0
Bush by a nose?
Excerpt: Washington > Campaign 2004 > Surveys: Bush Leads. Make That Kerry. Why Can't the Pollsters Agree?" href="http://www.nytimes.com/2004/10/19/politics/campaign/19poll.html?oref=login">The New York Times > Washington > Campaign 2004 > Surveys: Bush Leads. Make That Kerry. Why Can't the Pollsters Agree? That's the...
Posted on October 19, 2004 05:40 AM Comments: 0
And these are the best friends Bush has!
Excerpt: Blair Criticized for Moving Troops in Iraq (washingtonpost.com) LONDON, Oct. 18 -- British lawmakers in the ruling and main opposition parties alike sharply criticized Prime Minister Tony Blair's government on Monday for planning to move hundreds of British troops from...
Posted on October 18, 2004 05:24 PM Comments: 0
Even again
Excerpt: Bloomberg.com: U.S. The last couple of days the Zogby poll had Bush ahead by four or five points. Today it has the two dead even. A Gallup oll today has Bush ahead by eight points! And the elctoral College? Kerry...
Posted on October 18, 2004 10:16 AM Comments: 0
Latest polls - go figure!
Excerpt: White House 2004 Newsweek shows Bush ahead by five points. Time shows it dead even. The electoral vote predictor - http://www.electoral-vote.com/index.html - today shows things very close, though it has been showing Bush way ahead most of the week. The...
Posted on October 17, 2004 04:52 AM Comments: 0
NYT endorses Kerry
Excerpt: Opinion > John Kerry for President" href="http://www.nytimes.com/2004/10/17/opinion/17sun1.html">The New York Times > Opinion > John Kerry for President This is agreat editorial, but I really like this two-sentence summary: We look back on the past four years with hearts nearly...
Posted on October 17, 2004 04:39 AM Comments: 0
The World and US - how they see US
Excerpt: 'Squandered Sympathy' New Poll Reveals World Anger at Bush We've lost friends, we've lost influence, and we have lost respect since George Bush took office. No surprize there, but the findings of this poll - sponsored by major newspapers in...
Posted on October 16, 2004 04:32 AM Comments: 0
Republican's reveal their homophobia
Excerpt: CNN.com - Activist accuses GOP of 'attacking gays' - Oct 15, 2004 When I heard Kerry bring up Cheney's daughter in the debate a little red light started blinking in my brain. I knew it was a mistake. But I didn't...
Posted on October 15, 2004 03:53 PM Comments: 0
Swift lies exposed
Excerpt: ABC News: What Happened in Kerry's Vietnam Battles? ABC news went to where the controversial Kerry medal-winning action took place and talked to the Vietnam villagers, including a Viet Cong leader. The bottom line? The Viet Cong confirm Kerry's account....
Posted on October 15, 2004 10:00 AM Comments: 0
The O'Reily factor - the whole truth?
Excerpt: The Smoking Gun: Archive The darling of the hard-nosed right wingers makes Bill Clinton look like an altar boy if the sexual harrassment charges brought against him in a suit are accurate. The media are walking gently around the charges,...
Posted on October 14, 2004 07:42 PM Comments: 0
Fact-checking the debate, but. . .
Excerpt: Attacks Misleading And Out of Context (washingtonpost.com) I welcome this kind of fact-checking article - and there are a lot of these out there. BUT I have two questions: 1. Why wasn't this done at the start of the campaign...
Posted on October 14, 2004 08:09 AM Comments: 0
CBS & Gallup polls: Kerry won hands down
Excerpt: CBS News | Uncommitted Voters Pick Kerry | October 14, 2004 04:28:02 Seen that ABC Poll that calls the debate a tie? Don't be silly. The election right now is too close to call and when you poll the general electorate...
Posted on October 14, 2004 06:12 AM Comments: 0
Well that beat hell out of watchiing the Red Sox
Excerpt: I did watch the first inning. That was depressing. Then I picked up the debate. Kerry was superb. Bush was better than he has been in the other two. He didn't lose his cool - but he did lose his...
Posted on October 13, 2004 10:42 PM Comments: 0
Where's the UN when you need 'em?
Excerpt: Voter Registrations Possibly Trashed I know, I know - some folks have asked the UN to monitor our elections. Well, here's one place to start. Seems someone set up a company to help people register to vote. They collected voter...
Posted on October 13, 2004 04:38 AM Comments: 0
Uh, anyone seen my bomb?
Excerpt: Iraq bomb-making gear missing - OCT 13, 2004 Both candidates agree the real threat is nuclear proliferation. I certainly agree. Yet why is this incredible Reuters story out of the UN getting such small play? CNN gave it a little...
Posted on October 13, 2004 04:26 AM Comments: 0
Making new enemies
Excerpt: I was watching CNN last night. They ran a story about how we tried to rescue the American and English hostages twice before they were beheaded. In both cases we showed up with a raiding party at the houses where...
Posted on October 13, 2004 03:54 AM Comments: 0
Soldiers tales from Moore's email
Excerpt: Dear Dad, Iraq Sucks I don't lnow if the headline is strong enough. Read some of the email Michael Moore is getting and shiver. t's hard listening to my platoon sergeant saying, "If you decide you want to kill a...
Posted on October 13, 2004 03:52 AM Comments: 0
Anticipating the lies
Excerpt: Opinion > Op-Ed Columnist: Checking the Facts, in Advance" href="http://www.nytimes.com/2004/10/12/opinion/12krugman.html?hp">The New York Times > Opinion > Op-Ed Columnist: Checking the Facts, in Advance This column is good preparation for tomorrow's debate. I also hope journalist pay attention to the...
Posted on October 12, 2004 04:43 PM Comments: 0
Super man vs super fool
Excerpt: MSNBC - The Life He Left Behind I've heard - and felt - a lot in regard to the detah of Christopher Reeve and the Bush insistence against stem cell research, but this is by far the most powerful. I...
Posted on October 12, 2004 01:42 PM Comments: 0
It's the war, stupid!
Excerpt: CNN.com - Poll: Iraq war hiked terror fears - Oct 11, 2004 The world gets it. Our allies get it. Even most Americans get it. Bush doesn't - or doesn't want to. Here' are the eswential points: More than two-thirds of...
Posted on October 12, 2004 07:45 AM Comments: 0
Hillary, you're beautiful!
Excerpt: MSNBC - Try a Slice of Humble Pie This is a wonderful column, but if you read nothing else, read this quote: As Hillary Clinton put it, Kerry may sometimes change his positions to fit the facts. But Bush changes...
Posted on October 12, 2004 07:40 AM Comments: 0
The artless dodger
Excerpt: . . . And Bush's Telling Non-Answer (washingtonpost.com) This is a good column on the president's total inability to admit the simplest error - let alone the worst blunder in recent history. It concludes: And when in doubt, the president...
Posted on October 11, 2004 06:01 AM Comments: 0
Ugly as a frog and twice as political
Excerpt: National > In Texas Case Linked to DeLay, Prosecutor Welcomes Spotlight" href="http://www.nytimes.com/2004/10/11/national/11earle.html?hp&ex=1097553600&en=2e04a7807f912133&ei=5094&partner=homepage">The New York Times > National > In Texas Case Linked to DeLay, Prosecutor Welcomes Spotlight Honestly, from a distance Texas politics just looks delightfu; These people do...
Posted on October 11, 2004 05:21 AM Comments: 0
Sinclair Broadcasting plays it dirty
Excerpt: Conservative TV Group to Air Anti-Kerry Film Read the story - these SOBs are planning to show a new anti-Kerry film in prime time just before the election....
Posted on October 10, 2004 08:06 PM Comments: 0
Worthy words for a worried world
Excerpt: Opinion > Op-Ed Columnist: Nuclear Fiction" href="http://www.nytimes.com/2004/10/10/opinion/10dowd.html?oref=login&hp">The New York Times > Opinion > Op-Ed Columnist: Nuclear Fiction Maureen Dowd really doesn't say anything new here, but oh my, she does say it well! For example, pulling out all the...
Posted on October 10, 2004 07:12 AM Comments: 0
Now this is how I saw the debate!
Excerpt: t r u t h o u t - William Rivers Pitt | The Scary Little Man I keep hearing people talk about a "tie" and how Bush did better this time. Better? He nearly attacked the moderator. He was...
Posted on October 9, 2004 06:30 PM Comments: 0
Only one position on Iraq
Excerpt: Yahoo! News - Bush on Kerry: 'Who's He Trying to Kid?' Bush prides himself on having just one position on Iraq - it's the wrong one, of course, but no matter what the evidence, he won't change his position. That's...
Posted on October 9, 2004 12:27 PM Comments: 0
Democracy (???) in Afghanistan
Excerpt: BBC NEWS | South Asia | Turmoil over Afghan vote boycott Wonder how Bush will spin this breaking story: A guard frisks voters as they queue to enter a polling station Afghanistan's first democratic election has been thrown into confusion...
Posted on October 9, 2004 08:00 AM Comments: 0
It's all in the states
Excerpt: Two Trouble Spots for Bush: Iraq and the Philly Suburbs (washingtonpost.com) Boy, do I want this Electoral College systems to come to an end - but in the meantime, the battle is all in a few key states and in...
Posted on October 9, 2004 07:58 AM Comments: 0
Snap wins for Kerry
Excerpt: CNN.com - Poll: Bush, Kerry even in 2nd debate - Oct 9, 2004 Three "snap" polls give Kerry edge in debate. That's a "win" in my book in a race this tight. The ABC-TV snap poll had it 44-41 Kerry....
Posted on October 9, 2004 06:33 AM Comments: 0
He can't admit a mistake - period
Excerpt: Opinion > The Town Hall Debate" href="http://www.nytimes.com/2004/10/09/opinion/9sat1.html?hp">The New York Times > Opinion > The Town Hall Debate I like this NYT editorial summary of the debate - particularly this couple of paragraphs: One of the uncommitted voters in the...
Posted on October 9, 2004 06:27 AM Comments: 0
His own worst enemy
Excerpt: Bush's Isolation From Reporters Could Be a Hindrance (washingtonpost.com) There's a certain poetic justice in the world and some may be coming to George Bush. The man has lived a phony existence, avoiding tough questions from reporters and stack his...
Posted on October 8, 2004 10:55 AM Comments: 0
Bremer's attempt at unsaying
Excerpt: Talking Points Memo: by Joshua Micah Marshall Wow - Josh Marshall does a great job of dismantling Bremer's attempt in a NYT op-ed piece to unsay what he clearly said. Says Marshall: In the Times today, Bremer's only response seems...
Posted on October 8, 2004 04:29 AM Comments: 0
Damn, he's good!
Excerpt: Opinion > Op-Ed Columnist: Ignorance Isn't Strength" href="http://www.nytimes.com/2004/10/08/opinion/08krugman.html?oref=login">The New York Times > Opinion > Op-Ed Columnist: Ignorance Isn't Strength Krugman says all I have been trying to say for days and more - and says it so much better....
Posted on October 8, 2004 04:16 AM Comments: 0
Tell that to the dead, Mr. President
Excerpt: Despite Report, US Was 'Right to Take Action' Against Saddam -- 10/07/2004 Here is a man who simply doesn't have the guts to stand up and admit a mistake - even when faced with overwhelming evidence. Now - according to...
Posted on October 7, 2004 03:32 PM Comments: 0
Here's another tough-talking chickenhawk ripe for the pot
Excerpt: DeLay Draws Third Rebuke (washingtonpost.com) Delay - rhymes with Lay, as in Ken-of-Enron - is another one of the Bush chickenhawk buddies and he needs to be plucked and run out of town. The bi-partisan Ethics Committee has gotten on...
Posted on October 7, 2004 03:24 PM Comments: 0
Kerry ahead in latest poil
Excerpt: ABCNEWS.com : AP Poll: Kerry Holds Small Lead Over Bush Well this certainly moves in the right direction - but it is no reason to breathe easy. I hope Kerry and Edwards triple their efforts. Now is the time to...
Posted on October 7, 2004 02:47 PM Comments: 0
Cheney: Spinning in fantasyland
Excerpt: ABCNEWS.com : Cheney: Weapons Report Justifies Iraq War Black is white - Dick Cheney said so. The report that clearly shows Saddam Hussein was no threat to us is simply turned inside out to say that it shows it was...
Posted on October 7, 2004 11:45 AM Comments: 0
Cheney lied and lied and lied
Excerpt: MSNBC - Rewriting History This Newseek article does a good job of dissecting Cheney's lies. The one that really got me came right at the start when he claimed that the reason for going to war against Iraq was that...
Posted on October 7, 2004 05:40 AM Comments: 0
Bush takes the networks for a ride
Excerpt: You Call That a Major Policy Address? - In a week of devastating revelations about his Iraq policies, Bush has nothing new to say. By Fred Kaplan Oh boy - things disintegrate vis-a-vis Iraq all week and Bush cons the...
Posted on October 7, 2004 05:18 AM Comments: 0
You gotta love it!
Excerpt: Yahoo! News - Cheney Blunder Lauded Anti-Bush Web Site Cheney's inability to get the fact straight led to a double-whammy. First, he directed people to "factchech.com" when he meant "factcheck.org." Small error, you say, but "factcheck.com" is a web site...
Posted on October 6, 2004 03:32 PM Comments: 0
No WMDS - inspections were working!
Excerpt: Top News Article | Reuters.com No WMD - we've heard that now from two inspectors appointed by Bush. The bottom line, that too many people are ignoring or skirting over - is inspections work. Saddam was contained. His military was...
Posted on October 6, 2004 12:55 PM Comments: 0
Wrong, wrong, wrong, wrong
Excerpt: FactCheck.org Cheney & Edwards Mangle Facts FactCheck gets it right - once more. Cheney and Edwards get it wrong. Here's the FactCheck summary on the veep debate facts. Cheney wrongly implied that FactCheck had defended his tenure as CEO of...
Posted on October 6, 2004 09:49 AM Comments: 0
Edwards wins convincingly - maybe
Excerpt: CBS News | Uncommitteds Tab Edwards Winner | October 6, 2004 07:52:39 The polls are coming in and they are showing that Edwards won the debate. Of course, the Republicans will say this is because he is "slicker" and will make...
Posted on October 6, 2004 09:41 AM Comments: 0
Cheney and Ike's warning
Excerpt: Military-Industrial Complex Speech, Dwight D. Eisenhower, 1961 In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and...
Posted on October 6, 2004 09:26 AM Comments: 0
Fourth meeting of Cheney and Edwards
Excerpt: ABCNEWS.com : Meeting Was Not First for Cheney, Edwards Last night was not the first meeting between Cheney and Edwards, as Cheney claimed. It was the fourth meeting. And in one of those Cheney introduced Edwards publicly and sat next...
Posted on October 6, 2004 09:13 AM Comments: 0
Reality check - Afghan women
Excerpt: Opinion > Op-Ed Columnist: Beaten Afghan Brides" href="http://www.nytimes.com/2004/10/06/opinion/06kris.html">The New York Times > Opinion > Op-Ed Columnist: Beaten Afghan Brides This column by Nichalas D. Kristof shows that Afghan women are far from free today, though you will hear the...
Posted on October 6, 2004 05:36 AM Comments: 0
AT home Allawi tells the truth
Excerpt: International > Middle East > Premier's Speech: Iraq Chief Gives a Sobering View About Security" href="http://www.nytimes.com/2004/10/06/international/middleeast/06iraq.html?hp">The New York Times > International > Middle East > Premier's Speech: Iraq Chief Gives a Sobering View About Security Essentially what this story...
Posted on October 6, 2004 02:58 AM Comments: 0
Hard work - you gotta love it
Excerpt: The 'Hard Work' Issue Isn't Taking a Holiday (washingtonpost.com) During the debate Bush kept saying how "hard" the job was. Remember, this is the guy who has spent 40% of his presidency on vacation and was at his ranch when...
Posted on October 5, 2004 09:41 AM Comments: 0
Speaking out? Not really!
Excerpt: Bremer Criticizes Troop Levels (washingtonpost.com) This Washington Post article makes it sound ;like Bremer has at last come to his senses. When he was running iraq they should have had more troops. Right. But he says they have enough troops...
Posted on October 5, 2004 07:40 AM Comments: 0



















































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