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The Evil One resigns

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Karl Rove’s work is done, apparently. The Economist has a thoughtful/ detailed blurb about Rove’s resignation here. It cites Rove’s ability to get Bush re-elected in 2004 as his biggest triumph, which, you have to admit, was quite the feat. Rove knows his market: the American people, unfortunately, wanted the big, dumb approachable “guy next […] More »

Democrats assume power, and blame

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A nasty, I believe Republican, stomach virus had me lying wretchedly in bed watching almost 24 hours of non-stop American election coverage recently — alternating between CNN and CBCNewsworld (I like that Henry Champ — good suits). It’s an experience I cannot recommend, even for the natural audience of this blog, who would have been […] More »

Maybe Kerry was right

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Democrats can’t get away from him fast enough and Republicans hope his “botched joke” marks a turning point in the U.S. mid-term elections, but what few people are not saying about Senator John Kerry—flubbed comedic stylings or not—is that he was right on Monday when he said a lack of education will get you stuck […] More »

If Michael Moore were President of Venezuela

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Responding to Hugo Chavez’ speech to the General Assembly at the UN yesterday (from The New York Times): Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said Mr. Chavez’s comments were “not becoming of a head of state.” And I agree, which means that Condi and I now agree on two things (Peter McKay can be very charming […] More »

still waiting

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By definition, a government has no conscience. Sometimes it has a policy, but nothing more. — Albert Camus … and sometimes it doesn’t even have a policy. Reports on the one year anniversary of Katrina consistently indicate that if they can do it themselves, or they’re lucky enough to receive charitable help (like that provided […] More »

sweet fancy jesus

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Just off the wire from Talking Points Memo: You remember Katherine Harris? Gave Florida to George Bush largely by allowing the systematic denial of basic democracy to large portions of the African American electorate in her state — anyway, that’s one theory. That Katherine Harris, that’s right. She’s not doing well at all in her […] More »

Remember this story for when he runs for office…

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Funny, why haven’t we seen this article about John Bolton saying there is no moral equivalent between Lebanese civilian deaths and terrorism victims published anywhere but the independent media? More »

The Fruits of your mother’s loins

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The BBC reports: “Womb environment ‘makes men gay'”. According to a recent study, the number of biological older brothers a fellow has, the higher chance he has at being gay. So when if your worried if your kid throws funny, don’t stress unless he’s got fourteen older brothers born in constant succession of each other. […] More »

how ’bout ‘the foreigner’

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Thanks to Savage Washington for this heads up on Dana Milbank’s treatment of the Harper visit to Georgeville D.C. So, other nickames for Harper (see below)? The Canadian. The Foreigner. Belt-Buckle Guy. And my favorite… Bufuddled. Here’s a great bit: As foreigners go, Harper is the sort who would appeal even to the isolationists among […] More »

Had to share…

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Found at Matthew Good’s mblog: “This full-color illustrated book is a fun way for parents to teach young children the valuable lessons of conservatism. Written in simple text, readers can follow along with Tommy and Lou as they open a lemonade stand to earn money for a swing set. But when liberals start demanding that […] More »
September-October 2004

Why must the left apologize for its own propaganda?

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Why must the left apologize for its own propaganda? More »