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September 17, 2004

No Doom

Citizen Smash posts a message from a Marine on the ground in Iraq and he says 'It Ain't That Bad'.

Go take a look and then compare it to the 'Message of Doom' that just appeared in the news lately.

Who you gonna believe: arm-chair pundits thousands of miles away or someone who is right there?


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Posted by Mad Mikey at 01:59 PM | Comments (12)

Face of a Patriot

This is worth reading - a guy who bounces back after being wounded in Iraq. This is the face of a patriot.


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Threatened by a 3-Year Old?

This is messed up:

Democrats accused of ripping Bush signs

Three-year-old Sophia Parlock cries while seated on the shoulders of her father, Phil Parlock, after having their Bush-Cheney sign torn up by Kerry-Edwards supporters on Thursday, Sept. 16, 2004, at the Tri-State Airport in Huntington, W.Va.

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September 15, 2004

News You Can Use III

Theron Says Love Scenes Awkward
Practice, practice, practice!

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High Standard

Michelle Malkin has a new column out where she takes Dan (What's the frequency?) Rather and CBS to task:

Michelle MalkinThe death cry of snob journalism

Dan Rather, Professional Journalist, and CBS News, Professional News Network, want us to keep believing they are the ordained purveyors of truth. They are the mature and responsible mavens of media ethics. They are the information gatekeepers with unparalleled judgment, dedicated to the high principles of The Craft of Journalism, unwavering in their crusade for the public interest.

As the saying goes in the blogosphere: Bwah-hah-hah.

I know I said I wouldn't be posting anything else about the Killian memos, but I liked what Michelle said about the standards to which CBS has sunk and the standards by which bloggers (such as myself) try to attain: the truth and the facts cause each of us has multiple critics to ping on bad information.


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September 14, 2004

Whole Lotta Fury

Hurricane Ivan seen from satellite orbit

It looks spectacular from high above, but I wouldn't want to be hanging around New Orleans tomorrow.


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Moral Decay of Film

Jessica Simpson

Simpson Puts Up Her 'Dukes' for First Feature Role

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Pop star Jessica Simpson has been cast as Daisy Duke in the big-screen remake of "The Dukes of Hazzard," a project that essentially marks her feature film debut.

Seann William Scott and Johnny Knoxville already had been cast as Bo and Luke Duke, respectively, in the Warner Bros. project. Jay Chandrasekhar is directing. A start date has not yet been set.

I'm all kinds of glad for Jessica Simpson, but have we as a society decayed into such stagnation that we have to resurrect dead shows for new film ideas?

At the rate Hollywood is going, The A-Team will premeire sometime around Summer 2008 and Gary Coleman will have buffed up enough to play Mr. T.

[Wait - didn't Governor Schwarzenegger just sign a law that outlaws messing around with the dead?]

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Is that a Train....?

Unless there's something really interesting that pops up soon, I think I am done with the CBS/Killian memo fiasco - or as many are calling it: Fraudgate™ or Memogate™.

It's interesting to watch this unfold - especially since I know that modern news reporting will be changed as a result of all of the blogsphere letting loose on CBS News and Dan Rather.

But it's like watching an boa constrictor swallow a rabbit - disgusting when thought of yet many watch it anyway. But after the initial euphoria has worn off you start thinking 'Get on with it darnit - I got stuff to do'.

I'll keep one eye on it and I might post something about the (hopefully) final outcome, but the play-by-play I'll leave to the heavy-hitter bloggers like LGF, Allah, or Wizbang. Trying to keep up with the constantly unfolding of events is starting to evolve into the 'light at the end of the tunnel' resolving into an on-coming freight train.


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September 13, 2004

Al Gore as the Cowardly Lion

Al Gore is rumored to be checking into a new vocation - possibly Broadway:


"If I were the king of the for-r-r-r-r-r-r-r-r-r-r-est!"


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Yeah....What She Said

Michelle at A Small Victory appears to have summerized all of this Killian memo crap:

Had Rather stood up and feigned shock that the memos might be false, and then hired another expert or at least addressed the possibility that he and CBS might have been duped, we would not be sitting here talking about typesetting. But Rather has been outed, so to speak, as a braying, defensive, partisan hack who has no more integrity than Jayson Blair. Perhaps he should be shaking his fist at his source - or himself - instead of bloggers.


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Information Overload

There's just too much information breaking out on the web about the Killian memos on President Bush's service in the Texas ANG. So much that I'm starting to get cross-eyed from it.

The place to keep up with it is over at Allah's house.

I think now would be a good time for CBS to come 'clean' and admit they got suckered and for Dan Rather to consider retiring....


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