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Entries from June 2004

Make Us A God

June 30th, 2004 · No Comments

Until Moore’s movie, I argued that the outright dishonesty in politics today was pretty one-sided.

For the most part, I still think it is, but after seeing Moore’s film it’s impossible to contend that a shift isn’t occurring.

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Tags: Culture Wars

What’s In Your Wallet?

June 30th, 2004 · No Comments

Amazing what you can do with a $15-billion credit card, eh?

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Tags: California · Politics-In-General

It Was Never About Sex

June 24th, 2004 · 20 Comments

Love him or hate him (and granted, eight years of peace and prosperity apparently pissed some people off), there is one contention in Bill Clinton?s newly released book, My Life, that you can’t argue with: the whole impeachment debacle, the irrational vitriolic rage aimed at him during his presidency never had anything to do with […]

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Tags: Politics-In-General

The Right, to Mislead

June 23rd, 2004 · 15 Comments

Yesterday, I posted an article which was actually not intended to be about the Michael Moore movie. Instead, I used a quote by Michael Moore about his plans for dealing with the expected right-wing attacks that would libel him as a jumping-off point to talk about the ways in which the right-wing has impaired our […]

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Tags: Politics-In-General

An Understandable Mistake

June 22nd, 2004 · 4 Comments

This week a film that has received a lot of hype will be hitting the theaters. I haven’t been to a theater in possibly close to two years (I’m fearful that I’ll end up in jail for teaching someone that talking or playing basketball during the movie is rude), but I’ll be there to see […]

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Tags: Culture Wars

Gentlemanly Censors

June 21st, 2004 · 6 Comments

I haven’t written an entry for a few days because I’ve actually been working on one of my more “in-depth” pieces. Tonight, while doing some fact-checking on comments about a haircut for Bill Clinton that supposedly shut down Los Angeles International Airport in 1993 (according to a cadre of Republican politicians and conservative talk show […]

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Tags: Culture Wars

A Time to Weep

June 19th, 2004 · 3 Comments

Future historians studying the decline and fall of America will mark this as the time the tide began to turn — toward a mean-spirited mediocrity in place of a noble beacon. These words were part of a moving commencement address by Ted Sorensen delivered to the New School University in New York City. The thoughts […]

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Tags: Politics-In-General

How to Get Elected

June 18th, 2004 · 2 Comments

I’m prepping for a motion hearing this afternoon, so no time for a “real” blog entry. Instead, I give you this gem from Mencken: After damning politicians up hill and down dale for many years, as rogues and vagabonds, frauds and scoundrels, I sometimes suspect that, like everyone else, I often expect too much of […]

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Tags: Politics-In-General

Fox Sez “F9/11 a must-see”

June 16th, 2004 · No Comments

I admit, it’s hard to believe, but Fox “News” says, It turns out to be a really brilliant piece of work, and a film that members of all political parties should see without fail. As much as some might try to marginalize this film as a screed against President George Bush, “F9/11” ? as we […]

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Tags: Politics-In-General

Waves of Jellybeans

June 16th, 2004 · No Comments

As any regular reader here knows, I periodically receive missives from some of you. Well, okay, maybe — especially if you look at the historical development of the word — “missives” is a little strong: I receive suggestions that I might look at this or that and blog about it. Such was the case last […]

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Tags: Blogs & Blogging