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Entries from January 2005

Peter Bergen, one of the

January 19th, 2005 · No Comments

Peter Bergen, one of the world’s experts on terrorism, quoted by Barbara Boxer at Condaleeza Rice’s confirmation hearing (and isn’t it nice to know that Congress has given up the phony “advice and consent” language?): “What we have done in Iraq is what bin Laden could not have hoped for in his wildest dreams: We […]

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Tags: Uncategorized

Bush’s Retirement Plan

January 16th, 2005 · 2 Comments

Social Security is going down the tubes unless its privatized. You know this because, although the experts say otherwise, the Bush Administration — for whom everything it wants becomes necessary because of “crisis” — keeps repeating it like its a mantra. What you probably didn’t know is that many people believe Bush is working overtime […]

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Tags: The Bush Regime

Good News for Modern Man

January 16th, 2005 · No Comments

I’m sure Army Specialist Charles Graner, Jr. will be glad to hear this.

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Tags: The War President

Why Have A Constitution?

January 15th, 2005 · 1 Comment

This afternoon, I read perhaps one of the best explanations ever for why the Constitution of the United States is a valuable document. It doesn’t fit with what most Americans probably think these days — which, ironically, seems proof of the wisdom of the Founders in establishing a nation based upon it.

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Tags: Constitutional Issues

It Only Took A Few Years

January 15th, 2005 · No Comments

Never let it be said that President George W. Bush is inflexible. Bush had been referring to the Nebraska Democrat as “Nellie” since 2001. Nelson disliked the nickname and had asked the president to stop using it. — Joey Arak, “The Odd Truth: Whoa, Nellie! Bush Greets Benny” It only took about four years, too! […]

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Tags: The War President

Not Every One…

January 13th, 2005 · 3 Comments

You know, when it comes down to it, you really have to hand it to the Republicans. They really know how to tweak the religious wing of their party. Running around spouting passages (even if they don’t get it quite right) from the Bible and all that. Not everyone who saith such things has the […]

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Tags: Politics-In-General

Sue the Social Security Administration!

January 10th, 2005 · 2 Comments

No time for blogging myself this morning. I’m working downtown these days for a criminal defense attorney and I’m already late! 😉 In my “absence,” check out Fact-esque, which today brings a collection of links on tort reform and the Social Security lie (seems the Bush Administration is publishing all kinds of false stories these […]

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Tags: Politics-In-General

What Else?

January 9th, 2005 · 1 Comment

The Bush Administration — given what we’re learning about them, I’m soooo tempted to go back to calling them “the Bush Regime” — has this week been scolded by the investigative arm of Congress for the second time. This time, according to the Blue Bus, for distributing prepackaged phoney “news” reports that include “suggested live […]

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Tags: The Bush Regime

Supporting the President

January 8th, 2005 · No Comments

I’m still guest-blogging, so don’t forget that in addition to articles I’m writing here, there’s more at Chepooka and My Left Brain. While writing “Idiot Dust, Fear Dust, or Both?” for My Left Brain today, I said (among other things), In such articles as “Beware of the Dog” and “President Bush: Dishonest? Or Merely Incompetent,” […]

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Tags: Social Issues

Dysutility

January 7th, 2005 · No Comments

The dysutility company is having trouble keeping the power going here. About 10 or 15 miles from here, my wife’s employer is having the same good time. Funny how every year our rates go up, while the quality of service goes down. In the last two weeks, I’ve had outages on three days. Today those […]

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Tags: Administrivia