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Saturday, September 04, 2004

Posting is going to be very sparse for the next while, and then non-existant for 10 days or so while I attend to business.

Thursday, September 02, 2004

It's official -- the DoJ has packed it in:

The Justice Department folded its hand in the nation's first post-Sept. 11 terrorism trial late Tuesday, saying last year's trial was so riddled with prosecutorial errors, there was no choice but to toss out the terrorism convictions.


I'd say this was the Bush administration in microcosm, except that the DoJ actually admitted they fucked up.
Sully and Captain Bow-Tie are one thing... but Tony Blair? That's an awfully big rat to be fleeing the ship.

Just don't tell the guys who slapped this site together... it'd break their little hearts.
Interesting... according to JMM, Dan Rather has a 60 Minutes interview in the can with Ben Barnes -- the man who jumped Li'l Bushie to the front of the line for TANG service.

I'm curious to see when they run it.

UPDATE: Drum says it'll be on 60 Minutes II next Wednesday. Set your TiVos.

Tuesday, August 31, 2004

I just added Billy Beck's blog to my list, after stumbling across a post of his via DenBeste's virtual seppuko, via Sully.

Some history -- Billy was the guru-in-residence of the anarchist/libertarian site American Liberty, which has since closed up shop. I was on under my Anton Sirius nom de net. I pissed Billy off with something-or-another (Billy isn't hard to piss off), and he gave the mod a 'me or him' ultimatum.

Exeunt Anton. (And, after a suitable delay, me back on the board under another name...)

I'd forgotten how good a writer he is. I mean, damn. I guarantee you will not agree with everything he says or believes, but he is absolutely worth reading.

(Translation: someone below, in one of my rare comments, couldn't figure out if I was a Kerry supporter or not. It's nice that it wasn't clear, since I'm not -- Bush must go, and since I started this blog in January the focus has been mostly anti-Bush when it wasn't anti-Big Media. Once Bush is evicted, that emphasis will most definitely change... consider my trip down memory lane a bit of foreshadowing, if not optimism.)
I'm not going to bother backtracking for everything I missed while Blogger was being a little beeyotch, but this:

The president who has campaigned for months as the candidate who can win the war on terror said in an interview broadcast Monday that he doesn't think such a war ever could be won.

"I don't think you can win it," Bush said in the interview on NBC's Today show. "But I think you can create conditions so that those who use terror as a tool are less acceptable in parts of the world."


cannot be allowed to slide down the memory hole.

Yes, I've heard Scottie Mac's explanation. It doesn't matter. This isn't some cute little Bushism. This is Bush doing exactly what the Pubs claim Kerry does -- being flip-floppy and nuanced.

I voted for the $87 billion before I voted against it.

We will win the war on terror, even though I don't think we can win it.

There's no difference.

I can't wait for the Kerry campaign ad. I see something like:

A montage of Bush clips, from right after 9/11 on: "We will win this war because we are good and right and just and God loves us."

Black screen.

Clip from Fox, with date (August 28, 2004). "I don't think you can win it." Fade out.

Tagline: "Don't you deserve a president who believes in America?"

"I'm John Kerry, and you bet your ass I approved this message."
Stupid, stupid Blogger.

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