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How we look from the other side of the world! (In a word - ugly.)
Excerpt: The emperor of vulgarity - Mike Carlton - www.smh.com.au Dom sends me this wonderful link to a column in the Sydney paper that is as satisfying and complete a stream of anti-Bush invective as I have ever read. Now I'm...
Posted on January 22, 2005 03:35 AM Comments: 0
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Read it and weep
Excerpt: Opinion > Op-Ed Columnist: A Plague of Toadies" href="http://www.nytimes.com/2004/11/18/opinion/18dowd.html?oref=login">The New York Times > Opinion > Op-Ed Columnist: A Plague of Toadies David Brodeur and others like him have tried to see something encouraging in the moves Bush has made...
Posted on November 18, 2004 03:16 PM Comments: 0
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Simply the best yet
Excerpt: Opinion > Op-Ed Contributor: When the Personal Shouldn't Be Political" href="http://www.nytimes.com/2004/11/08/opinion/08hart.html?hp=&pagewanted=print&position=">The New York Times > Opinion > Op-Ed Contributor: When the Personal Shouldn't Be Political Gary Hart had this to say on faith and government. It is simply the...
Posted on November 8, 2004 12:35 PM Comments: 0
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No conspiracy here - but very scary
Excerpt: Opinion > Op-Ed Contributor: Voting Without the Facts" href="http://www.nytimes.com/2004/11/08/opinion/08herbert.html?oref=login&hp">The New York Times > Opinion > Op-Ed Contributor: Voting Without the Facts Good question: I think a case could be made that ignorance played at least as big a role...
Posted on November 8, 2004 07:12 AM Comments: 0
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Sad but true ...
Excerpt: Opinion > Op-Ed Columnist: Rove's Revenge" href="http://www.nytimes.com/2004/11/07/opinion/07dowd.html?hp">The New York Times > Opinion > Op-Ed Columnist: Rove's Revenge Even as a child, I could feel the rush of J.F.K.'s presidency racing forward, opening up a thrilling world of possibilities and...
Posted on November 7, 2004 09:21 AM Comments: 0
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"Nationawide" bull
Excerpt: Talking Points Memo: by Joshua Micah Marshall Josh Marshall on what Bush calls a "nationwide" victory. It would almost be comical if it weren't for the seriousness of what it portends. This election cut the nation in two. A single...
Posted on November 4, 2004 03:33 PM Comments: 0
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Wow! Dowd is really rolling today
Excerpt: Opinion > Op-Ed Columnist: The Red Zone" href="http://www.nytimes.com/2004/11/04/opinion/04dowd.html?hp">The New York Times > Opinion > Op-Ed Columnist: The Red Zone Read the whole column. But if you don't - or can't here's some of the more heart-warming thoughts about Bush...
Posted on November 4, 2004 12:50 PM Comments: 0
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Clear thinking on where we are
Excerpt: Opinion > Op-Ed Columnist: Two Nations Under God" href="http://www.nytimes.com/2004/11/04/opinion/04friedman.html?hp">The New York Times > Opinion > Op-Ed Columnist: Two Nations Under God Friedman - once a cheerleader for the Iraq war - has a great columns today. I think it...
Posted on November 4, 2004 04:07 AM Comments: 0
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Voter Fraud BushS__T in Philly
Excerpt: Talking Points Memo: by Joshua Micah Marshall: October 31, 2004 - November 06, 2004 Archives The GOP disinformation machine is off and running in Philadelphia declaring "voter fraud" when in fact they either didn't know how to read the damned...
Posted on November 2, 2004 01:36 PM Comments: 0
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Election night links
Excerpt: Poynter Online - Election Quick Links Current data, historical data - and much more. Lots of places to visit on election night rather than listen the whole time to the talking heads....
Posted on November 2, 2004 01:01 PM Comments: 0
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Death and racism - the Republican legacy
Excerpt: Opinion > Op-Ed Columnist: Days of Shame" href="http://www.nytimes.com/2004/11/01/opinion/01herbert.html?hp">The New York Times > Opinion > Op-Ed Columnist: Days of Shame Bob Herbert's column in the NYT this morning should make every American hang his head - but particularly the supporters...
Posted on November 1, 2004 04:38 AM Comments: 0
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Is Bush a fool or a liar?
Excerpt: Opinion > The Nuclear Bomb That Wasn't" href="http://www.nytimes.com/2004/10/05/opinion/05tue1.html">The New York Times > Opinion > The Nuclear Bomb That Wasn't This is about as close as a major public voice has gotten to calling Bush a liar - and a...
Posted on October 5, 2004 05:35 AM Comments: 0
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Friday debate preview: The big health care lie
Excerpt: FactCheck.org Bush Mischaracterizes Kerry's Health Plan Once again, Bush is promoting the big lie - this time about Kerry's health care plan. The independent FactCheck.org does an excellent job of taking it apart. Their thoughts are better read in the...
Posted on October 5, 2004 04:40 AM Comments: 0
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Polls and reality
Excerpt: Washington > Campaign 2004 > Voters: As Deadlines Hit, Rolls of Voters Show Big Surge" href="http://www.nytimes.com/2004/10/04/politics/campaign/04vote.html?oref=login&hp">The New York Times > Washington > Campaign 2004 > Voters: As Deadlines Hit, Rolls of Voters Show Big Surge The latest Gallup Poll...
Posted on October 4, 2004 04:48 AM Comments: 0
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Kerry pulling ahead?
Excerpt: Newsday.com - Election 2004 The Newsweek poll, which surveyed 1,013 registered voters, found that Kerry had a 3-percentage-point lead, reversing a 5-point advantage Bush enjoyed in a survey taken before the debate. When independent candidate Ralph Nader was added to...
Posted on October 3, 2004 06:39 AM Comments: 0
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One gutsy editor
Excerpt: The Seattle Times: Nation & World: Newspaper in Crawford backs Kerry, faults Bush on deficit, Iraq Can you imagine being the editor of a small newspaper in Crawford, Texas, and endorsing John Kerry. This guy has probably signed his own...
Posted on September 29, 2004 01:19 PM Comments: 0
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Advice for Kerry from Gore and. . .
Excerpt: Opinion > Op-Ed Contributor: How to Debate George Bush" href="http://www.nytimes.com/2004/09/29/opinion/29gore.html?hp">The New York Times > Opinion > Op-Ed Contributor: How to Debate George Bush Well, I don't really have advice - but I know what I'd like to hear Kerry...
Posted on September 29, 2004 05:17 AM Comments: 0
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The Presidential Debates
Excerpt: When George Meets John I don't know how I overlooked this item earlier when it first appeared. It's a fascinating analysis -- and a lengthy one -- of the debate styles of Bush and Kerry. The author, James Fallows, traces...
Posted on September 28, 2004 10:48 AM Comments: 0
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The unfeeling monster amongst us
Excerpt: The Unfeeling President This is an incredibly good piece by an incredible writer. Here's the start - but I urged you to go to the link and read the whole thing. I fault this president for not knowing what death...
Posted on September 28, 2004 10:06 AM Comments: 0
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A little good news
Excerpt: NewDonkey.com Interesting comments regarding voter turnout and the impact of hurricaines on polls. (I found this through Josh Marshall - looks good.)...
Posted on September 28, 2004 07:50 AM Comments: 0
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Why not "bring it on?"
Excerpt: Opinion > Op-Ed Columnist: Swagger vs. Substance" href="http://www.nytimes.com/2004/09/28/opinion/28krugman.html?hp">The New York Times > Opinion > Op-Ed Columnist: Swagger vs. Substance Krugman points out: The Kerry campaign is making hay over Mr. Bush's famous flight-suit stunt, but for me, Mr. Bush's...
Posted on September 28, 2004 04:23 AM Comments: 0
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A Christian's View of Bush
Excerpt: Understanding The Christian Roots of My Political Depression John Shelby Spong, a Fellow of the Weststar Institute, home of the Jesus Seminar, has written a piece that really grabbed my attention with this lead in: The Republican Convention in New...
Posted on September 27, 2004 11:00 AM Comments: 0
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Split widens in Bush admin
Excerpt: Opinion > Op-Ed Columnist: Powell, Then and Now" href="http://www.nytimes.com/2004/09/27/opinion/27herbert.html?hp">The New York Times > Opinion > Op-Ed Columnist: Powell, Then and Now Powell is being honest about how bad things are in Iraq - somehting Bush and Cheney can't bring...
Posted on September 27, 2004 03:56 AM Comments: 0
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Mother Nature vs. Bush?
Excerpt: GODvsBUSH.gif 744x900 pixels I'm not persuaded that Bush has a real 2-way communication with God, so I think the title of this image is slightly misplaced. It seems more likely that he is communicating with Hephaistus, if not Zeus, and...
Posted on September 25, 2004 05:35 PM Comments: 0
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So when will he understand about Iraq?
Excerpt: Opinion > Op-Ed Columnist: Bush Upbeat as Iraq Burns" href="http://www.nytimes.com/2004/09/24/opinion/24herbert.html?hp">The New York Times > Opinion > Op-Ed Columnist: Bush Upbeat as Iraq Burns What I like most about this column is a single, simple quote from the Bush autobiography...
Posted on September 24, 2004 05:37 AM Comments: 0
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What if . . . ?
Excerpt: If America Were Like Iraq, What Would It Be Like? This takes you to Juan Cole's blog, Informed Comment, and to a piece he posted yesterday that notes that the population of the US is 11 times that of Iraq...
Posted on September 23, 2004 01:26 PM Comments: 0
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Flip-flop - is this kindergarten?
Excerpt: NEWS ANALYSIS / Flip-flopping charge unsupported by facts / Kerry always pushed global cooperation, war as last resort One of the most amazing things about this campaign is the way Bush has made - or tried to make - the...
Posted on September 23, 2004 02:46 AM Comments: 0
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A Perverse Kind of Alchemy
Excerpt: Opinion > President Bush's Lead Balloon" href="http://www.nytimes.com/2004/09/22/opinion/22wed1.html?ex=1096831132&ei=1&en=57001920a3b496d8"> President Bush's Lead Balloon This piece should appeal to folks who like to play with words. It is very good right up to the closing comment which is so spot-on that it...
Posted on September 22, 2004 01:44 PM Comments: 0
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Hey! How about democracy in America?!
Excerpt: US News Article | Reuters.com Sometimes I just get screaming mad - I admit it - and one of those times is when I think of this self-righteous, sanctimonius president preaching democracy to the world while stealing one election and...
Posted on September 22, 2004 11:58 AM Comments: 0
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It Can't Happen Here?
Excerpt: Fascism Anyone? Laurence W. Britt is the author of this January 2004 article from Free Inquiry magazine, Volume 23, Number 2. Free Inquiry readers may pause to read the “Affirmations of Humanism: A Statement of Principles” on the inside cover...
Posted on September 21, 2004 03:38 PM Comments: 0
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