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Friday, February 23, 2007
  Fair and Balanced, Waa-Waa-Waa

Regarding the Walter Reed story:

"I'm not sure it was an accurate representation," Lt. Gen. Kevin C. Kiley, chief of the Army Medical Command, told reporters during a news conference. "It was a one-sided representation."


Asked to elaborate on his comments after the news conference at the facility, Kiley said he does not dispute the facts in the Post stories. "It's not the accuracy I question, it's the characterization," he said.

STFU and fix it, Col. Sanders.

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  "Some Democrats"

Exhibit A of what's wrong with political reporting.

"There are some Democrats that wonder if either one can win," political analyst Stu Rothenberg said.

I want names, beeotch.

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Friday, February 09, 2007

"I'm picking up signs of life..."

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Thursday, March 10, 2005
  A Bi-Partisan Stinker

The MBNA Uber-Alles Bankruptcy Bill is such a stinker even right-wing blogger are lining up against it. This is not a left v. right issue -- it's about Power v. the Powerless. Here's the blogger coalition site for more info. 

Wednesday, March 09, 2005
  Successful Socialized Medicine ... In America

In Timothy Noah's excellent Slate article he discusses the New England Journal of Medicine's study that compares fee-for-service hospitals with VA hospitals. The federally run VA hospitals were superior in every category.

This actually surprised me a bit, because I assumed the VA administration was underfunded, but Noah explains some of the obvious reasons why this is the case. Is there anything more frustrating that having the truth right in front of us and refusing to see it? 

Thursday, February 24, 2005
  Some Things to Be Optimistic About

Although we've been awash in bad news for, oh, 4+ years now, there are some things to be happy about this week.

Take care.


  So where was I?

In case you've stumbled on to this long dormant blog, probably from Daily Kos's blogger list or something similar, I thought I'd check in. I think I stopped blogging in August because the campaign was getting too intense and I wasn't saying anything that 1000 other people were saying better. And, of course, there was the post 11/2 depression that we not discuss. The few words I was able to muster on other blogs and fora were lame, bitter, and not useful.

I'm starting to get the itch to blog again. However, I haven't quite figured out what this site should be. A place for me to rant? To make funny? To share personal anecdotes? I don't know. We'll play it by ear and maybe I'll come up with something semi-interesting. 

Wednesday, August 25, 2004
  Elevating the Debate

Intellectual Rebuttal to Anti-War Protesters:


Thursday, August 19, 2004
  Republican Debate Strategy

Alternate Title: Mr. Farley called; he wants his shirt back.

This is a picture of a compassionate conservative Bush supporter assaulting a high school student at a Portland, OR rally. 

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