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Saturday, November 01, 2003

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Well to anyone who wondered if going through rehab would make Rush more liberal, his brother left a comment on RushLimbaugh.com saying that isn't the case.

I also liked the quote there saying that Democrats can have the votes of the 6% of the population that are unemployed since they are more concerned with the 94% making the country work.

Attention poor people: The most well known Republican mouthpiece just let you know that they don't give a shit about the poor.

It's also interesting to point out that his guest host Walter Willams has a link to the infamous 1955 Good Housekeeping article of how a good wife has to be a slave to her husband, in case you were thinking that perhaps the right have moved past their Archie Bunker view of women.

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Here in Pittsburgh, we've been getting the usual pre Election Day barrage of political junk mail. Most of it's the usual "Vote for me!" stuff, but I noticed something interesting. We're getting piles of stuff from the Republican Party of PA that is all mudslinging on the Democratic candidates. All's fair in love and politics, right? Yes, but the odd thing is they don't tell you who the Republican candidates are. They spend all this time and money attacking Dems, yet they don't even have enough faith in their guys to tell you their names.

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So Fox News people get a daily memo on how things should get reported. I'm sure this is no big shock to anyone who's ever even accidently watched Fox News, but considering they are supposed to be the lone conservative wolf rebelling against the Evil Liberal Media Hegemony you might want to watch out for flying needles from broken Irony-O-Meters.


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Wednesday, October 29, 2003

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Just saw on IMDB.com:

"James Nichols, the brother of Terry Nichols, who was convicted on charges of acting as Timothy McVeigh's assistant in the Oklahoma City bombing, has filed a libel suit against Oscar-winning documentary maker Michael Moore. In the suit, Nichols claims that Moore misled him about the purposes of the his film, Bowling for Columbine, which, he said, "maliciously portrays him as the poster child for what is wrong with America today and falsely accuses him of being one of the perpetrators in the second-worst act of terrorism in the history of the United States." Nichols is seeking damages of from $10-20 million on each count."

The poster child of what's wrong with America? Perhaps. Accusing him of being one of the perpetrators? Not that I saw. All Moore did was point the camera at Nichols, who proceeded to do a creepishly calm rant on the right to keep and bear arms that would make Charlton Heston rethink his position.

However, you could make the case that trying to cash in by suing someone who's in the news a lot is part of what's wrong in America.

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Monday, October 27, 2003

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Hmm, apparently Daylight Savings time has messed up the timestamping on my blog.

Will try to fix...

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Sunday, October 26, 2003

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So El Capitano Bush thinks there is a filter on the media that's only reporting bad stuff and not the good stuff.

Maybe he has a point, since there's so much good news to report.

Like Americans getting killed in Afghanistan.

Or perhaps Paul Wolfowitz getting a rocket alarm clock in Iraq the other day.

Or maybe the Red Cross getting car bombed yesterday , also in Bagdad.

Of course when you turn on CNN or Fox News you're most likely to see something about Scott Peterson or Kobe Bryant.
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With apologies to Tom Tomorrow, its time for:

Things We've Learned From Conservatives!

1. It's okay for a former staff member of the Reagan/Bush I era and family friend of the Bushes to represent the Saudis in the lawsuit filed by 9/11 familes. There's absolutely nothing odd about having the same firm that represents the man pledging to wipe out the evildoers also representing those same evildoers.

2. It's okay that Bush missed a year of his Guard service, and that Cheney had "other things to do" than to serve, because Bill Clinton is a no good draft dodger (despite having a legit student deferment) who hates the military. Apparently in Righty World, not hating the military means sending them to fight and die for your former employers to get fat rebuilding contracts.

3. The war in Iraq is going great, and if you hear it isn't, its the media's fault. And Rumsfeld's, for leaking that damned memo.

4. Anything contradicting points 1 and 2 is nothing more than left wing anti-American Bush hating. Its best to ignore it and hope it goes away.

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