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Entries from September 2005

Sometimes A Racist Is Just A Cigar

September 30th, 2005 · No Comments

I’m hardly even sure how to classify this one… First, we had former First Lady Barbara Bush saying that the devastation of New Orleans — all the flooding, dead bodies in the street, families and homes destroyed — was “working very well for them.” “Them,” of course, were poor, underprivileged, African-Americans. No doubt Ms. Bush […]

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Tags: Politics-In-General

If Only It Were A Joke

September 28th, 2005 · 1 Comment

Mark King welcomes me to this morning with the following email: Q: How many Bush Administration officials does it take to screw in a light bulb? A: None. There is nothing wrong with the light bulb. Its conditions are improving every day. Any reports of its lack of incandescence are a delusional spin from the […]

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Tags: The Bush Regime

New Wars — This Time You’re The Target

September 21st, 2005 · 1 Comment

I really couldn’t put it any better than this other guy already did: “I guess this means we’ve won the war on terror,” said one exasperated FBI agent, speaking on condition of anonymity because poking fun at headquarters is not regarded as career-enhancing. “We must not need any more resources for espionage.” What could possibly […]

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Tags: The Bush Regime

The Great Dark Birds of History

September 20th, 2005 · No Comments

Bill Moyers received a medal from the Union Theological Seminary for his contributions to faith and reason in America. He addressed the crowd in a speech called “9/11 and the Sport of God.” Concerning the work of the Muslim terrorists on the now-infamous 9/11, he said: [I]t is never only the number of dead by […]

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Tags: Culture Wars

Ignorance: The Making of a Third World Country

September 9th, 2005 · 1 Comment

See? There’s plenty o’ food in Nawlins! My aunt sent me an article “that makes some good points” — it’s all about how people are misjudging poor George Bush and blaming him for the fact that he can’t save them from themselves. It’s interesting to note that, on the one hand, the Bush Regime and […]

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Tags: The Bush Regime

‘Nuff Said

September 8th, 2005 · 3 Comments

Well, they say a picture’s worth a thousand words… And I can’t top the real newsmen on this one, anyway. Special thanks to Mark King for emailing me about this — and to his friend, Mike Jordan, for giving Mark the heads up!

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Tags: The Bush Regime

When Lawlessness Prevails

September 7th, 2005 · 4 Comments

Before getting into the substance of this post, let me offer a disclaimer, or caveat, if you will. Today, I will take the Chief of Police of the City of Clovis — Jim Zulim — to task for encouraging people to believe that might makes right, that it’s okay to use the power of your […]

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Tags: Law and Legal Issues

Looting & Finding: Racism in America?

September 5th, 2005 · 1 Comment

There’s been some talk — I don’t know how much, because, frankly, I haven’t had time to do a lot of news- or blog-reading lately — about the possibility that the Bush Administration moved so slowly to help those stranded in New Orleans because they were black. Nancy Giles stated this most forcefully on Sunday, […]

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Tags: Social Issues

Unity in the Face of a Can’t Do Government

September 3rd, 2005 · 2 Comments

After yesterday’s post, two people sent the same article, titled “A Can’t Do Government” to me. Steve Malm posted it as a follow-up comment to my article and one of my former philosophy professors, Terry Winant, also sent it, saying, “Here is a succinct statement.” The part of the article that immediately struck me was […]

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Tags: The Decline of America

A Real Newsman?

September 2nd, 2005 · 2 Comments

Erik Peterson sent me something which stunned him — and me. It’s a video of a newsman with backbone. As Erik put it, “Ted Koppel getting his spine back…and it’s great.” That’s an understatement. Perhaps one of the more interesting parts comes about three-quarters of the way through, when the Director of the Federal Emergency […]

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Tags: News Reporting