Friday, July 30, 2004

Whooo Hoooo - 150 hits and counting!

And only about 25 are mine, seeing if the blog is still here! It'd be nice if someone would leave a comment once in a while, but I can't be too demanding, can I?

Thursday, July 29, 2004

Celebrity Asshat of the day


Alec, I thought you were leaving. When did you come back and can we get a promise that you'll leave and not return when Bush repeats this year? Posted by Hello

Photoshoppers for Bush


The blogosphere is replete with wonderful Photoshoppers. This one from Blogs for Bush is priceless.

One thing I've noticed is that the left wingers (that I stop by and visit) seem to like to make physical deformities on pictures (enlarging or pointing Bush's ears, making Cheney's mouth sinister) where the rightside bloggers just hang bunny ears on or past people into places. Posted by Hello

Barak, the shooting star

I didn't see any of Obama's speech, but I read through some of the text and heard reaction on local talk radio. Bla bla bla, talk is cheap.

I'm voting a single issue this time, as usual. Whom do I think has a realistic probability of getting the federal government back down towards it's Constitutionally-mandated size, and who will cut my taxes more (or stop them from going up.) Don't give me the "the government is going broke" stuff. If we give it to them, they'll piss it away (most likely any party in power), if we don't give it to them, they'll piss it away (ditto). The only way to shrink the government and pay off the deficit is to freeze non-Constitutional federal budgets with the idea of sunsetting them over a fixed period.

(a tip of the hat to S-Train for spurring this post)

UPDATE - Oops, looks like someone is being fact-checked. (H/T LGF)

Tuesday, July 27, 2004

Happy Birthday to you...


Remember, while the Dems are slopping all over Teddy Kennedy and what wonderful work he's done in the Senate for America, July 26 would have been Mary Jo Kopechne's 64th birthday, had Teddy not left her to drown at the bottom of a canal (a tip of the hat to John Cole for the reminder.) Posted by Hello

Discuss


'da intern, left shoulder Posted by Hello

'da wife, left shoulder Posted by Hello

Sunday, July 25, 2004

Yes, it's real


This is the actual, non-Scrappleface, non-Onion, press pass issued by the Johns-on-parade. Yes, it's a Rolls-Royce, the car of the common man they're allegedly more in touch with than President Bush.Posted by Hello

Once in a blue moon?

Yes, this is a blue moon month, and the term blue moon has been traditionally used to indicate a rare event, such as the once-in-a-lifetime NYT, the old grey lady, coming clean about it's uber-liberal slant. Pinch me...

(the whole article is here, but it requires free registration to access it.)

Is The New York Times a Liberal Newspaper?

By DANIEL OKRENT

Published: July 25, 2004

OF course it is.

The fattest file on my hard drive is jammed with letters from the disappointed, the dismayed and the irate who find in this newspaper a liberal bias that infects not just political coverage but a range of issues from abortion to zoology to the appointment of an admitted Democrat to be its watchdog. (That would be me.) By contrast, readers who attack The Times from the left - and there are plenty - generally confine their complaints to the paper's coverage of electoral politics and foreign policy.

I'll get to the politics-and-policy issues this fall (I want to watch the campaign coverage before I conclude anything), but for now my concern is the flammable stuff that ignites the right. These are the social issues: gay rights, gun control, abortion and environmental regulation, among others. And if you think The Times plays it down the middle on any of them, you've been reading the paper with your eyes closed.

But if you're examining the paper's coverage of these subjects from a perspective that is neither urban nor Northeastern nor culturally seen-it-all; if you are among the groups The Times treats as strange objects to be examined on a laboratory slide (devout Catholics, gun owners, Orthodox Jews, Texans); if your value system wouldn't wear well on a composite New York Times journalist, then a walk through this paper can make you feel you're traveling in a strange and forbidding world.

Start with the editorial page, so thoroughly saturated in liberal theology that when it occasionally strays from that point of view the shocked yelps from the left overwhelm even the ceaseless rumble of disapproval from the right.


Saturday, July 24, 2004

We wouldn't want to upset the poor hijackers!

Patterico thoroughly covers the dopey rules our airlines are forced to work under. Patterico's Pontifications: Ridiculous Government Policy Not Debunked

From the department of really big sneakers...


In an attempt to make themselves appear athletic and in touch with the common guy, John Kerry and John Edwards are seen jogging in Germany. Posted by Hello

Nope, no liberal media here either...

The always excellent Wizbang blog has some interesting observations on the chasm between the WaPo and the truth.

Why I live in America and not in the Philippines - buildings rarely just tip over here. Posted by Hello

R.I.P. Posted by Hello

W turns it around!

Well, cinch up your belt you nervous Nellies. The AP thinks that Bush is firmly in the lead. As of this moment. Maybe.

But if Kerry had made a 100 point electoral vote swing in 30 days or so, don't you think you'd see Dan Rather self-pleasuring himself right there on the six o'clock news? W gets some AP headlines on a Saturday. By Monday, I'll bet you'll not find a trace of it.

Allah v Village Voice - you decide

Allah gets 'em stirred up about a Village Voice piece by Rick Perlstein on "why conservatism is verging on becoming an un-American." Read the article, then go to Allah. The comments, especially his, are not to be missed.
Haloscan commenting and trackback have been added to this blog.

Friday, July 23, 2004

Heh heh, he said codpiece

Lileks knocks it out onto Waveland, regarding TrouserGate (which shall be known as CodpieceGate from now on - scroll down halfway.)

Thursday, July 22, 2004

Just damn...

Read what Brother Jim has to say about the decline of the modern Democratic party. What he said...

Wednesday, July 21, 2004

Liberal Media? Naaahhhhhhhh.

Nope, no liberal media here. Nothing to look at, return to your homes.
Poll Finds Kerry Locked in Tie in Race
By WILL LESTER, Associated Press Writer

NANTUCKET, Mass. - John Kerry (news - web sites) is heading to his party's national convention with Democrats faring better with the public on both domestic and international issues, according to a poll released Wednesday. But Kerry remains locked in a tie in the presidential race.
Of course, no mention of either his opponent (the sitting POTUS) or the fact his 8-12 point bounce from Edwards has evaporated, not unlike the classified papers in Sandy Berger's Jockey shorts. When Bush was 8+ points up, the media was breathless in it's reporting that Kerry had caught up. Where's the parity?

If you say that Fox is biased towards the Republicans, I'd agree (although find the Greta or Colmes on CBS for me.) But even the most weakminded must admit the media has a leftward bias.

Tuesday, July 20, 2004

Opening shot in the war on ignorance

Greetings to all. This blog is being created for the purpose of minimizing the inbox clogging discussion that WRI roped me in to, to allow two sides of differing political stripe to do their best to convince the others that they're nuts. Of course, I hold little hope, but we'll see if we can beat down the fescue of ignorance in one way or another.

Since I don't know much about Blogger, we'll hack our way through this

Patrick