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Wednesday, December 28, 2005

'Nuff Said

Oh my.

Kathleen Parker rips bloggers a new one with this commentary that hits all the right chords.

One blog in particular should sit up and take note.

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Tuesday, December 06, 2005

No Credibility

Michelle's blog entries have been thoughtless and sloppy now for a while, indicating fatigue with blogging. Nowhere is this more evident with this sorry excuse for a blog entry, basically tossing Valerie Plame to the curb much as her scum-bag friends in the Executive Branch and the right-wing media did a couple of years ago.

I'm wondering what would have happened if the roles were reversed. Say, for instance, that the democrats played dirty tricks in outing a CIA operative while they were in power? Wonder how ol' Michelle would have reacted then? I can hear that shrill unhinged voice bleating now.

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Monday, September 05, 2005

Hurricane Katrina and the Blame Game

There is a lot of finger-pointing going on, principally because EVERYONE involved in this fiasco is to blame. Which means a lot of political and government official careers will be ending due to this tragedy. Of course, none of these politicos that are taking time blaming one another are dead...as are the thousands of people who were directly or indirectly affected by the very politicos' and government official's incompetence.

Meanwhile, we have bloggers on both sides of the aisle who are taking pot shots at some of the various players. The bloggers are the biggest joke of all...contributing nothing whatsoever to resolution of the underlying problem...the hurricane itself and its aftermath.

I stopped wasting my time with the bloggers some time ago. I am reminded why I don't bother to read their tripe anymore with this tragedy. They are a waste of space. The blogospere is not just out of control anymore, it is simply not relevant.

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Saturday, April 09, 2005

Power Line Shorts Out

What is so striking about the Blogosphere is the large number of both conserative and liberal blogs that preach opinion as gospel and build upon that gospelled-opinion to create it's "own truth."

Even more striking is the author's refusal to issue a retraction when the "real truth" is revealed and is in direct contradiction to the questionable blog's claim. Indeed, in many instances, the blog back-pedals in such a fashion as to make Michael Jackson seem like an amateur moon-walker.

Nowhere is that more true than at Power Line. Day upon day, Power Line claimed that the Democrats concocted the now infamous "talking points" memo as a "dirty trick," when in fact, it came from a Republican source.

Did Power Line issue a retraction? Hell no...they back-pedaled and made excuse after excuse after excuse for their poor research and shoddy reporting. Indeed, Power Line has a history of not retracting it's bogus stories.

Blogosphere better than the MSM, you think? Not in a million years, thanks to blogs like Power Line.

Hat Tip to Ezra Klein, who has a particularly scathing article on the affair here, and Here's Whats Left.

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Wednesday, April 06, 2005

Felony Stupid, Part II

Michelle does it again.

I'm beginning to think she is more wrong then right. Double-meaning (and pun) intended.

'Nuff said.

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Saturday, March 19, 2005

Politicians Sink To A New Low

Newton Minnow, in a famous speech, called television "the vast wasteland."

I would expand "the vast wasteland" to include the U.S. Congress. These individuals, to include both political parties and independents, are the biggest waste of space I have ever witnessed in my entire life. They are inefficient, ineffective, trivial, pathetic, money-grubbing, favor-seeking, corrupt, patronizing, condescending, and if that isn't descriptive enough: they don't serve the public, which is what their actual purpose is.

This week, they actually sunk to a new low. The Left Coaster describes it best in this article:

This week we witnessed William Frist, Tom Delay, and not a few Democrats as well, stooping to new depths as they kicked the virtually lifeless body of Terri Schiavo around Congress for personal political gain. In the process, they are trampling the Constitution, ignoring the nation's important business, and undermining the very 'rights' of state government conservatives once hailed as a hallmark of federalism. As the exasperated Rude Pundit exclaims, "What these disgusting, dirt-covered worms won't do to eat the flesh off the body politic."

This was indeed a ground-breaking week for Congress, wasn't it? If they didn't completely shit-can the week over the Terri Schiavo tragedy, they ensured nothing of substance was going to leave those hallowed halls by parading a bunch of steroid-abusing athletes up to the witness stand to take a verbal beating from a bunch of irrelevant old farts.

Over the many years of studying congress (little "c" intended), I came to the conclusion that they were a complete waste in 1987. That was 18 years ago. Nothing during that time period has convinced me otherwise; indeed, their actions (or more appropriately put, inactions) have only cemented that position.

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Thursday, March 17, 2005

Michelle, Why Are You So Disengenuous?

Transparency.

That is the word that comes to mind when I read a post on her web site like this. In her post, she references this news article, then proceeds to "cut and paste" those parts of the article that best support her position.

Of course, Michelle doesn't let the facts get in the way of her conclusion: "Truly outrageous." No, Michelle, what is truly outrageous is your pathetic attempt to sway those of us who seek the whole truth, not just your censored pap.

The principal did the right thing in stopping the "play" before any of the students filed into the auditorium. However, that act of common sense doesn't fit into Michelle's sense of skewering the principal to the way she sees fit. Her solution, of course, is to edit that little unfortunate event out of her flaming post. Can't have our villian seen as doing the right thing, now can we, Michelle?

Yes, there indeed is a "truly outrageous" act in this whole story. In this case, however, the story teller herself is the one that is "truly outrageous."

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