Daily Archives: October 25th, 2005 «

 

Brief hello and thanks

Posted by: ST on October 25, 2005 at 11:56 pm » 7 Comments

Wanted to write a quick message to say hello to the newbies who’ve stopped by and/or commented the past few days at the blog. I can’t respond to comments as much as I used to, but I usually do try and give an ‘official’ greeting of sorts to anyone new. For the record, I plan […]

 

“A pimp for fascism”

Posted by: ST on October 25, 2005 at 11:12 pm » 6 Comments

Heh. Chris Hitchens responds to the charges from the Senate’s Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations report that accuses George Galloway of lying before the committee regarding allegations he illegally profited off the Oil For Food program during his buddy Saddam Hussein’s time as president there: For George Galloway, however, the war would seem to be over. […]

 

To the guys: would you be offended by this?

Posted by: ST on October 25, 2005 at 10:11 pm » 28 Comments

To the fine gents who visit this blog: Let’s say you were doing some online shopping for to find a nice gift for your wife, or your girlfriend, or your good buddy, and you came across a site who’s motto was: ” … because guys can’t shop” Would that be offensive to you? The reason […]

 

Who should rule the world?

Posted by: ST on October 25, 2005 at 4:45 pm » 22 Comments

Or rather, what group of people should rule every country but the US? John Hawkins at Right Wing News took a poll of bloggers (including yours truly) and asked that question. We could mention up to 15 people. The final results of the poll are posted here.

 

The 2,000 mark hype

Posted by: ST on October 25, 2005 at 4:25 pm » 7 Comments

The media has been marching to the steady drumbeat of the official 2,000th US troop death from the war in Iraq. The number of stories via Google News: close to 2,000. What does this number signify? An artificial mark, according to U.S. Army Lt. Col. Steve Boylan, director of the force’s combined press center: BAGHDAD, […]

 

Sen. Coburn still fighting the good fight

Posted by: ST on October 25, 2005 at 3:54 pm » 3 Comments

… on the fiscal front, along with Senators Brownback (R-KS), DeMint (R-SC), Ensign (R-NV), Graham (R-SC), McCain (R-AZ), and Sununu (R-NH). To help offset Hurricane Katrina relief effort costs, they unveiled today a proposal to that would cut up to $115 billion of pork in the federal budget over the next two years. Click here […]

 

RIP, Rosa Parks

Posted by: ST on October 25, 2005 at 12:17 pm » 7 Comments

Via AP: DETROIT — Rosa Parks, whose refusal to give up her bus seat to a white man sparked the modern civil rights movement, died Monday evening. She was 92. Mrs. Parks died at her home during the evening of natural causes, with close friends by her side, said Gregory Reed, an attorney who represented […]

 

Putting Pre-Iraq War Reporting In Context

Posted by: ST on October 25, 2005 at 10:50 am » 3 Comments

Robert Kagan has a column up today in the Washington Post that puts pre-Iraq war reporting in context, starting with the headline “It Wasn’t Just Miller’s Story”. From the column: The Judith Miller-Valerie Plame-Scooter Libby imbroglio is being reduced to a simple narrative about the origins of the Iraq war. Miller, the story goes, was […]

 

Just in time for Halloween

Posted by: ST on October 25, 2005 at 9:44 am » 9 Comments

Galloway the ghoul lied under oath over Iraqi oil payments, according to a new U.S. Senate subcommittee report: George Galloway, the British MP, was last night accused of lying by a US Congressional committee when he testified earlier this year that he had not received any United Nation food-for-oil allocations from the deposed Iraqi dictator […]

 

An interview with ST

Posted by: ST on October 25, 2005 at 7:11 am » 4 Comments

National Summary was kind enough to ask yours truly to do an online interview last week. I am one of many female bloggers they are listing as “shaking up the blogosphere” The interview is now posted here. Thanks to Daniel for the great questions! Make sure to check out the homepage for a list of […]