Archive for July, 2003

OFaL News Conference

July 30, 2003

OFaL (Our Fearless Leader) just held his 8th news conference ever. Heres a sampling. Text from the news conference is in italics and my comments are bold. QUESTION: Saddam Hussein’s alleged ties to Al Qaida were a key part of your justification for war, yet your own intelligence report, the NIE, defined it as, quote, [...]

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More on Belle Glade

July 28, 2003

The Miami Herald has this backgorund. Also, an update from today’s inquest. Bottom line; Golden probably killed himself, but the fact that many residents are fearful enough to take the notion of a lynching seriously should be a huge wake up call to those who think that racism is no longer an issue in our [...]

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Belle Glade Police: victim binds, hangs self with own shirt!

July 28, 2003

An AP story printed in the Tampa Trib is illustrative of the rich deep-south culture which so many rebel flag wavers would have you believe is all about manners: Not long after the family of Feraris “Ray” Golden found his dead body dangling from a tree outside his grandmother’s home, ugly suspicions began to surface. [...]

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NY Times gives confirmation of voting machine problems

July 25, 2003
NY Times gives confirmation of voting machine problems

I wrote about this issue on July 9th, and someone commented that I shoulda had some footnotes to go along with my rant. Well, the NY Times is catching up, and researchers at Johns Hopkins have produced a fully footnoted paper. From the Times: The software that runs many high-tech voting machines contains serious flaws [...]

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Our gullible media

July 24, 2003

News Dissector Web Log mentions Jessica Lynchs triumphant return to her home town of Palestine: Yesterday some of that coverage was discussed by Amy Goodman on her Democracy Now progra,m. She had on the Washington Post Ombudsman Michael Getler to discuss the Jessica Lynch story and comment on the false reports on her heroic rescue [...]

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More fact checking

July 24, 2003

UPI has an early take on the 911 report that is being released today: The report of the joint congressional inquiry into the suicide hijackings on Sept. 11, 2001, to be published Thursday, reveals U.S. intelligence had no evidence that the Iraqi regime of Saddam Hussein was involved in the attacks, or that it had [...]

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Bush checking facts

July 24, 2003
Bush checking facts

Sitting at his desk in the Oval Office, President Bush reviews the State of the Union address line-by-line and word-by-word. That’s the caption that accompanies the photo. This would seem to cantradict our fearless leader’s statements that he is not a fact checker. That’s his excuse for letting his underlings take the fall for the [...]

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Medicare reform made simple

July 23, 2003

Isnt this Medicare reform stuff confusing? Prescription benefits that start then stop then start again make it extremely difficult to figure out exactly what the Republicans are up to here, but James Ridgeway does a great job boiling things down: This legislation, passed in different versions in both House and Senate, must now be reconciled [...]

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Too early for a memorial?

July 23, 2003

The Tampa Tribune reports on a memorial installed in downtown Tampa yesterday: Tears fell at the mournful sound of taps Tuesday as Hillsborough County dedicated a memorial to military personnel killed in the war with Iraq. Seven men with connections to the county were honored in a ceremony at Joe Chillura Courthouse Square, where officials [...]

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Troxler transcribes testimony

July 16, 2003

Columns: Senator, if you’d kindly let me avoid that point SENATOR: Now, you previously have said that your company is “losing $20-gazillion dollars a year” in Florida, correct? WITNESS: There might be a mistaken impression floating around about that. If anyone said we were losing $20-gazillion dollars a year, they might not have had good [...]

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