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Entries from January 2005

Fair, Balanced, or Just Pissed Off?

January 30th, 2005 · No Comments

Today, I had to add a category for “Media” to the blog. I originally named it “News Media,” but then I remembered we don’t actually have that category in the United States anymore. This constitutes the first entry in that category, though it’s not really the first time I’ve written about media issues.

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Tags: Media

Caricatures of Liberalism

January 27th, 2005 · 7 Comments

I have an acquaintance from school who, in some ways, is like me. He espouses liberal ideals. But that’s exactly where the comparison that makes him “like me” ends. In fact, he belongs to a category a professor once described to me: “Liberal by accident of birth.”

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Tags: Social Issues

You Heard It Here First

January 26th, 2005 · No Comments

Last night, President Bush announced his intended resignation. “A world without tyranny is an ideal world,” the president said in opening remarks at a White House press conference. — Typical unattributed headline by cowardly paid patrons of the Administration, “Bush expounds on theme of freedom” (January 26, 2005) CNN.com Oops! My bad! I guess we […]

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Tags: The Bush Regime

Whose G-d Is Stronger?

January 25th, 2005 · 2 Comments

First, let me disappoint you. In order to know the answer to the question, you’ll have to read the whole article. Over at Chepooka today, my friend provides a couple of disparate quotes from the Founders of the United States of America. She notes the confusion that arises because sometimes these men sound so obviously […]

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Tags: Religion

When You Pray…

January 24th, 2005 · No Comments

There’s a special joy that comes from being a Jew who reads the Christian Bible. It’s the joy that comes from knowing something even the smartest of Christians don’t. Fact is, Christians don’t have a clue what their G-d wants or expects of them, because so few of them have taken the time to read […]

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Tags: Balaam's Ass

G.I. Joe

January 23rd, 2005 · 1 Comment

There has been a steady withdrawal of information from the public domain in the present administration, and a reluctance to disclose even the most mundane of facts. — Eric Schmitt, “Commandos Get Duty on U.S. Soil” (January 23, 2005) The New York Times So ends an article titled “Commandos Get Duty on U.S. Soil.”

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Tags: The War President

The Wedding Feast

January 22nd, 2005 · 1 Comment

I though it was time for a little humor. My father sent this to me. To understand it, though, you’ll probably have to know a little bit about Jewish law and food. There was this family of Schmohawk Indians sitting around the shtetl one night. The papa, Geronowitz, the mama, Pocayenta, and the beautiful young […]

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Tags: Humor

What Will It Take?

January 21st, 2005 · 1 Comment

Sometimes, you have to wonder what the Bush Administration is up to. You have to wonder how they think they can get away with what they’are doing to this country. But then, on pondering that, you quickly begin to wonder what the hell happened to the American people. The new King was crowned yesterday.

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Tags: The Bush Regime

Served Its Purpose

January 20th, 2005 · No Comments

Well, it has served its purpose, so why not

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Tags: The War President

Black Tie And…

January 20th, 2005 · No Comments

…Boots. But let’s have a word from someone who doesn’t do the old One-Two Goosestep March. “Wouldn’t it be nice if just once, on some issue, the Bush administration came up with a plan that didn’t involve weakened environmental protection, financial breaks for wealthy individuals and corporations and reduced public oversight?” — Paul Krugman A […]

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Tags: 2004 Presidential Election