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Modern Day McCarthyism

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One of my favorite authors, Orson Scott Card, has posted an excellent article equating purposeful omissions and outright fabrications by the widely read and seen media to Josephy McCarthy’s anti-Communist crusade in the 1950s. McCarthy used the country’s post-World War II anti-Communist to fuel his own ambition and to attack his political enemies. Card summarizes […]

Bird Flu Panic

If you’re absolutely, totally convinced that you’ll be the only person in your block left alive after the inevitable H5N1 pandemic then don’t bother to read this Weekly Standard article by Michael Fumento. His well researched and documented piece puts the fear mongering and scare tactics of the popular media into perspective and should be […]


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Not to mention reprehensible. From page A1 of today’s Washington Post: Louisiana Goes After Federal Billions Louisiana’s congressional delegation has requested $40 billion for Army Corps of Engineers projects in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, about 10 times the annual Corps budget for the entire nation, or 16 times the amount the Corps has said […]

Good Reading From Ireland

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From the Irish Times, posted by Mick Fealty: As the full horror of Hurricane Katrina sinks in, thousands of desperate columnists are asking if this is the end of George Bush’s presidency. The answer is almost certainly yes, provided that every copy of the US Constitution was destroyed in the storm. Otherwise President Bush will […]

More Interesting Katrina Information

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I really need to be focusing on other things but I did find this timeline, by Rick Moran, to be a compelling compilation of information about events in New Orleans. His source for nearly all his points is the New Orleans Times-Picayune. Rick’s research sheds light on many of the events before, during and after […]

This Might Be Funny If It Weren’t So Tragic

It’s in the NY Times, so it must be true, right? City to Offer Free Trips to Las Vegas for Officers By JOSEPH B. TREASTER and CHRISTOPHER DREW NEW ORLEANS, Sept. 4 – A day after two police suicides and the abrupt resignations or desertions of up to 200 police officers, defiant city officials on […]

I Am Appalled

…by the loss of life and property along the Gulf Coast. …by the callous appropriation of the tragedy by some to promote their political agenda. …by the abandonment of any semblance of unbiased reporting by most of the broadly read and viewed media such as CNN, The Washington Post, The LA Times, The New York […]

You Should Read This

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Regardless of how you feel about the war in Iraq, you should read Michael Yon’s snapshot of operations in Mosul. Harrowing, compelling, stunning. For those of you who oppose the war, consider this small bit: The doctors rolled LTC Kurilla and the terrorist [who’d just shot him] into [the operating room] and our surgeons operated […]

Politics As Usual Here in DC

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It’s August, so you just have to laugh at the juveniles the DNC left in charge while everybody else is on vacation. Via a variety of blogs (like this one) we learn that the DNC put out a press release after the White House released the results of the president’s annual physical. Best comment about […]

I Can’t Resist

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While I generally try not to post items that are merely links to someone else’s writing, I’ll make YA exception today. With the trumped up furor surrounding John Robert’s nomination to the Supreme Court, I laughingly pass along this howler posted on Ace of Spades: “Distracting Us From Rove-a-mania” Update! Lapsed Leftist wonders if Scotty’s […]