Friday, September 27, 2002

It's buried at the bottom of the article, but an attorney retained by the Harkin campaign accuses the GOP of willfully lying to authoritiesabout the circumstances of the meeting where Greg Ganske made his offensive remarks.

Larson suggested the Harkin campaign had orchestrated the recording.

"He went in with the intent of taping the entire meeting, carrying the information out and delivering it to the Harkin campaign," he said. Wiggins, however, suggested the GOP might be guilty of wrongdoing by first describing the Ganske meeting as a gathering of loyal supporters only to later admit some independents and Democrats were invited.

"Did they know it at the time the complaint was filed, in which case, did they knowingly mislead law enforcement?" Wiggins asked.

Thursday, September 26, 2002

What the mainstream media buries, MWO digs back up. This time it's the Iowa Senate campaign scandal, where Royalist candidate Greg Ganske vowed to destroy incumbent Tom Harkin, "with a smile on our face." Ganske's remarks were taped, and the Iowa GOP whined that the tape was illegal.

As is usual from a Karl Rove operation, the charge is complete B.S. And MWO and KCCI-TV in Des Moines have the scoop. Turns out it was taped by a GOP member disgusted by Ganske's speech, which was at an event where Ganske wasn't even expected to attend.

Hesiod on the real reason for engaging North Korea (which actually has WMD) while attacking Iraq.

There is another possibility besides the oil. It also could be that the chickenhawks setting policy are, well, chicken. Chicken about going into a mountainous country where our military was bogged down for several years getting nowhere, as opposed to just blitzing through a weakly-defended desert at a temperate time of year.

Wednesday, September 25, 2002

Seeing this graphic might make one raise a hand and say, "Hello! Correlation!"

The Media Horse reports that Hitchens will no longer be writing for the Nation.

Being Chris Hitchens means never having to say you're sober.

Hjeh. Hesiod catches FoxNews' Brit Hume attempting to 'improve' the Congressional Record with respect to Al Gore on the Gulf War in 1991.

Tuesday, September 24, 2002

By a 90-8 vote the Senate approves an independent 9/11 commission. Since the Shrubbery stopped fighting the idea last week, there it is. Only took a year.

And if you take the Wayback machine to my first post with content, I suppose that I liked the idea back in June as well.

From Al Gore's speech:

And, I believe that we are perfectly capable of staying the course in our war against Osama bin Laden and his terrorist network, while simultaneously taking those steps necessary to build an international coalition to join us in taking on Saddam Hussein in a timely fashion. If you're going after Jesse James, you ought to organize the posse first, especially if you're in the middle of a gunfight with somebody who's out after you.

And in a incomparably silly response, here's Chickenblogger Vodkapundit...

We aren't going after Jesse James, Mr. Gore. We're going after Saddam Hussein. He is a self-declared enemy of our nation, in violation of every agreement he has signed with us, and of every UN resolution mandated against him. The proper Old West analogy would be High Noon, with the US in the Gary Cooper role.

So that's the score. Because Shoeshine Boy Hussein is orders of magnitude more dangerous than Jesse James, we don't have to organize anything. All we have to do is follow a script from a fictional story, and all will be well.

I don't get his 'logic' either, but that's neoconservative chickenblogging in a nutshell.

via Eschaton

If it's Tuesday, it must be Krugman. This time, the economist recaps American imperialist history in what happened after Manila Bay in 1898.

While we're at it, the bigheads at Halliburton, which is still feeling effects from the 'leadership' of Biggus Dickus Cheney, are being crybabies about a previous accurate Krugman piece.

Dennis Kozlowski (R-Tyco crook) spend $14 million renovating an apartment. Long Island Newsday columnist Paul Vitello sees some of the details and tries to put them in perspective with people who have to scrape.

UPDATE: If I may say so myself, Dennis Kozlowski is a bit of a perv as well. Pardon me for saying this, but the idea of a David ice scupture pissing out vodka is just not in good taste.

Suffice it to say, Rusty Lintball won't have anything to say about this.

Gack. Shrub sure knows how to pout to his press corps lapdogs. And his p.r. people wind up looking like dopes in the process. Is there a job requirement that you have to drive a nail thru your skull in order to be a part of the Shrubbery?

(via Hesiod)

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