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SANDY BERGER: GUILTY

By thisistwitchy  •  March 31, 2005 06:53 PM

Sandy “Honestly, I had no idea how those papers got into my socks, jacket pocket, and portfolio” Berger will plead guilty to misdemeanor theft of classified documents. My, what serendipitous timing. Just saying. *** Flashbacks: Sandy Berg(l)er? Berger and a side order of lies Ace of Spades spoof: Mystical Artifacts Removed From Top-Secret Government Warehouse […]

HO! HO! HO!

By thisistwitchy  •  March 31, 2005 06:23 PM

Just to lighten things up a little… Kevin at Wizbang beat me to it, but if you haven’t seen this ridiculous story about Snohomish , Wa., public school officials banning t-shirts with the word “Snohos” because it’s “derogatory,” read it now. Will Ho-Hos be next on the hit list? How about Boho? Or SoHo? And […]

PRAYING FOR THE POPE

By thisistwitchy  •  March 31, 2005 03:56 PM

Pope John Paul II’s condition is worsening. Marc Thiessen’s piece in NRO, “The Blessed Sounds of Silence,” is a beautiful tribute. Update: The Pope has been given “last rites” (or rather, the sacrament of anointing the sick). From CNN… VATICAN CITY (CNN) — Pope John Paul II was given the last rites of the Roman […]

GEORGE FELOS: GHOUL

By thisistwitchy  •  March 31, 2005 03:21 PM

Okay, did you watch George “Dehydration is Beautiful” Felos’ press conference? Did you get TOTALLY CREEPED OUT, too? How many more times could he drone blandly on about Terri’s “death process?” I stopped counting after the 15th time. Why isn’t anyone in the MSM probing this man’s background, his writings, and his deadly agenda? Here […]

AND DEATH SHALL HAVE NO DOMINION

By thisistwitchy  •  March 31, 2005 11:11 AM

May Terri Schindler-Schiavo rest in peace and God have mercy on us all. And Death Shall Have No Dominion And death shall have no dominion. Dead men naked they shall be one With the man in the wind and the west moon; When their bones are picked clean and the clean bones gone, They shall […]

SCHOOL SAYS STUDENT CAN’T POST PICTURE OF ARMED MARINE

By thisistwitchy  •  March 31, 2005 07:05 AM

The principal of a high school in Salem, Ore., refuses to allow one of her students, Shea Riecke, to post a picture of her brother, a Marine, on a classroom bulletin board. Here is the photo. (Shea’s brother, Cpl Bill Riecke, is on the right.) Photo credit: Marine Corps Moms Normally this sort of thing […]

AIR AMERICA CONTINUES TO FLOUNDER

By thisistwitchy  •  March 31, 2005 06:43 AM

Brian Maloney dissects the latest ratings. Earlier: Air America’s lousy ratings

WHAT EXACTLY DID THE

By thisistwitchy  •  March 31, 2005 06:41 AM

Regarding the fishy Schiavo talking points memo, Washington Post reporter Mike Allen told Howard Kurtz that “we simply reported that the sheet of paper was distributed to Republican senators.” If you look at the version of the article by Allen and Manuel Roig-Franzia that appeared in the Post on March 20, that is true. However, […]

PICKING ON GOOGLE

By thisistwitchy  •  March 30, 2005 04:54 PM

Because it’s just so easy… A bunch of readers point out that the Google search icon today pays tribute to Vincent Van Gogh, whose birth is apparently more noteworthy and deserving of celebration than the resurrection of Jesus Christ.

A CHALLENGE TO SCHIAVO’S NEUROLOGISTS

By thisistwitchy  •  March 30, 2005 01:32 PM

Code Blue Blog, run by an inpatient radiologist in South Florida, has a $100,000 challenge for the loudmouth neurologists employed by Michael Schiavo: I’ve watched a steady stream of neurologists, bioethicists, and neurologist/bioethicists from Columbia, Cornell, and NYU interviewed all week on Fox and CNN and MSNBC. They all said about the same thing, that […]

THE ACLU VS. AMERICA

By thisistwitchy  •  March 30, 2005 11:02 AM

Last week, I flamed President Bush for dissing the volunteers of the Minuteman Project as “vigilantes.” Today’s column takes a look at the Minutemen’s chief foes on the Left–the sanctimonious, hypocritical, open-borders ideologues at the American Civil Liberties Union. Read more on this and other border developments at The Immigration Blog.

KRISTOF DEFENDS BOGUS ABORTION ANALYSIS

By thisistwitchy  •  March 30, 2005 08:37 AM

New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof responded via e-mail to this post criticizing his claim that the number of abortions has “increased significantly” since President Bush took office. He writes: michelle, thanks belatedly for your note about hillary and abortions. i was in zimbabwe, skulking around and pretending to be a tourist, and didn’t have […]

ANOTHER SCOOP BROUGHT TO YOU BY CBS NEWS

By thisistwitchy  •  March 30, 2005 07:23 AM

CBS News erroneously reported that Terri Schiavo has died, according to talk radio host Glenn Beck. CBS removed the incorrect story from its web site, but Beck pdf’d it. Smart move. The story originally appeared on March 28 here. No correction. No retraction. No apology. No surprise. (Hat tip: Laura Embleton and other readers.) Update: […]

THINGS THAT MAKE YOU SMILE

By thisistwitchy  •  March 30, 2005 07:12 AM

This was a pleasant surprise.

KURTZ REVISITS THE FISHY SCHIAVO MEMO

By thisistwitchy  •  March 30, 2005 05:15 AM

At long last Washington Post media critic Howard Kurtz has written a full column about the so-called “GOP Talking Points” memo supposedly circulated by Republicans nearly two weeks ago. (Kurtz briefly mentioned the issue last week.) As I alluded to here, ABC News is defending itself on the ground that Linda Douglass reported that the […]

BURNED BY ANONYMOUS TIPSTERS

By thisistwitchy  •  March 30, 2005 05:07 AM

Josh Claybourn of In the Agora retracts the post that I criticized on Saturday morning: Late Friday evening I posted the accusations of four supposed Senate staffers who claimed a Democratic aide had distributed the “GOP” talking points memo. I now have reason to believe that in unraveling a hoax I was hoaxed myself. I […]

CRACKING DOWN ON “HATE SPEECH”

By thisistwitchy  •  March 30, 2005 05:04 AM

The Council for Arab Islamic Relations (CAIR) successfully pressured National Review to pull ads for two books criticizing Islam. And Google is trying to curb expression of something or other over at the Jawa Report. CAIR is well within its rights to call for a boycott of National Review rather than critique the books it […]

CHILD PORN AND P2P: A REALITY CHECK

By thisistwitchy  •  March 29, 2005 03:49 PM

The Supreme Court weighed in today on the pros and cons of file-sharing (which I’ve blogged about here, here, and here). Record companies and movie studios have sued to shut down peer-to-peer software makers such as Grokster and Morpheus, arguing that the millions of songs and movies copied each day over these networks have cut […]

HOW KOJO LOST HIS MOJO

By thisistwitchy  •  March 29, 2005 11:24 AM

The much-anticipated Volcker report on the U.N. Oil for Food fiasco is scheduled to be posted here at noon today. The Wall Street Journal editorializes further on Kofi Annan’s son, Kojo, and his smelly Iraq connections–first reported by investigative blogger Roger L. Simon on Sunday night. Simon mentions that he will work in tandem with […]

RATHER TAKING HAPPY PILLS?

By thisistwitchy  •  March 29, 2005 10:51 AM

The Philadelphia Inquirer catches up with a strangely chipper Dan Rather, and Captain Ed finds Gunga Dan a little too gung ho. A snort-worthy must-read!

MY P2P POST SPAWNS AN IMITATOR

By thisistwitchy  •  March 29, 2005 09:14 AM

Picking up where I left off in this post, Rob Sama uses P2P to find an Excel spreadsheet containing 13 names, addresses, salaries and social security numbers. “Not a bad grab for about 5 minutes of work,” Sama notes.

HARD SELL

By thisistwitchy  •  March 29, 2005 09:06 AM

Sounds like this book speaks some uncomfortable truths about what it’s like to be a sales rep. for a large pharmaceutical company. If you don’t feel like shelling out for the book, you can find a lot of similar stories on the message boards at this site.

BLOGGERS, “REAL JOURNALISTS,” AND FALSE DICHOTOMIES

By thisistwitchy  •  March 29, 2005 08:30 AM

Jack Shafer does a great job ripping apart David Shaw’s sloppy, wrong-headed blogger-bashing column. I have only one point to add–namely, that the neat division between “bloggers” on the one hand and “journalists” on the other is not as cut and dried as Shaw seems to think. As Radley Balko has noted, most of the […]

DEHUMANIZING TERRI, PART II

By thisistwitchy  •  March 29, 2005 08:29 AM

On Sunday, I commented on AP’s tasteless comparison between Terri Schiavo and Kismet the robot. Today economist Steven Landsburg gives us this passage in a Slate column titled “Imagine Terri Were a Toaster…”: Now, Michael Schiavo, it seems to me, is in something very like the bluenose position here. If he had a use for […]

THE MINNESOTA SCHOOL SHOOTING: HOW MANY ACCOMPLICES?!

By thisistwitchy  •  March 29, 2005 12:07 AM

Last week, investigators in Minnesota said Red Lake school shooter Jeff Weise had acted alone. But the case took a startling turn today with the bombshell arrest of a teenage classmate of the dead gunman: The teenage son of the tribal chairman has been arrested in connection with last week’s shootings on a Minnesota Indian […]

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