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Tuesday, November 09, 2004 The Ten Worst Media Distortions of Campaign 2004
Interesting indictment of mainstream media’s egoistic fascination with itself and its perceived power. Checks and balances seem to be giving way to partisanship...what a big surprise.
Click here for the longer and more detailed version of the story. It's worth the read even if you don't believe in the Liberal Media theory.
posted by Chimera | 1:36 PM
Blame the atheists:
posted by Calvin | 7:30 AM
Monday, November 08, 2004 Good perspective on American morals from, of all places, the UK.
posted by Calvin | 12:01 PM
Sunday, November 07, 2004 A WSJ reader has some advice for democrats.
posted by Calvin | 1:14 PM
Saturday, November 06, 2004 Map cribbed from NY Times java showing population density as bubbles:
Population Map, NY Times
posted by Calvin | 1:18 AM
Friday, November 05, 2004 Another good animation, for some reason with the colors reversed but shows intensity for each county:
posted by Calvin | 8:10 PM
Another good blue/red map here:
posted by Calvin | 10:39 AM
Thursday, November 04, 2004
posted by Calvin | 9:21 PM
Friday, February 27, 2004
Why stop with gay marriage when there are so many more moralistic targets? In fact, the devil's own cocktail snack shellfish, which everyone KNOWS is an abomination before god, is just as evil on a sliding scale of 1-213 points.via bluishorange.com posted by Chimera | 1:13 PM
Thursday, February 19, 2004 No End to War
Phooey to the Neo-Cons
Pat Buchanan issues a harsh rebuke of Perle-Frum. Long, but absolutely worth the read.
READ ON!!!!! posted by UffDa | 1:15 PM
Wednesday, February 11, 2004 posted by Chimera | 3:11 PM
Monday, February 09, 2004 Since we got rid of those stodgy old bastards known as the Taliban, heroin production is on the rise!!! Woo-hoo!!!
NATO ignores Heroin output increases
posted by UffDa | 11:07 AM
Tuesday, November 11, 2003
Apparently, we are 29% evil. Which, of course, means that we are 71% good. So we’ve got that going for us, which is nice.via Nerdygirl posted by Chimera | 10:20 AM
Saturday, November 01, 2003 A Toolbox Opened
Now we’re working on solutions .
Bummer for the housing market though. posted by Dreamer.com | 8:03 PM
Tuesday, October 28, 2003
Television is eating your child’s brain!
But of course, you already knew that.
The study found that even the youngest of children are no exception. Nearly two-thirds of kids under 2 spend a couple of hours a day in front of the screen. (The American Academy of Pediatrics has recommended that children under 2 not watch TV at all.)via CNN posted by Chimera | 10:56 AM
Mr. Mafioso tells us why today’s male youth are garbage.
”Elders and people in a position of authority deserve respect. Today's youth seem to think that respect is not picking their nose when someone is talking to them.”
It’s worth reading for the quotes if nothing else. The scary part is that I have a hard time disagreeing with most of it, and it is supposed to be satire. I MUST be getting old...
When I was young, I didn't need crutches, a hug from my father, or to have every goddamn, meaningless accomplishment praised by someone in order to feel good about myself.
Nobody wants to get their fingernails dirty. No one wants the unglamorous job...they have unemployment lines from Miami to San Francisco yet job openings in restaurants, farms, factories, and fishing boats go unfilled because no one wants to break a sweat on the job.
Yea!via FARK posted by Chimera | 10:32 AM
Friday, October 24, 2003
If you are at all interested in science, be sure you don’t miss this special on PBS on Tuesday the 28th. Let your lobes out for a little stretching, as it were.
Wednesday, October 22, 2003 posted by Chimera | 11:04 AM
Friday, October 17, 2003 An Iraqi speaks out . . .
Via John Cole posted by Calvin | 11:04 AM
Tuesday, October 14, 2003
Dane has a nice little rant about subjective reporting from Iraq. Which ever side you are on, you have to agree that the spin is a bit out of control
And listen up. Optimism trumps pessimism and reality trumps delusion, every time. You are stinky little journalists, you are not a fourth branch of counter-government. Your job is to objectively document reality, not to construe and misrepresent facts to sway public opinion. Save your ongoing narratives that are inconsistent with reality for your disingenuous books that are making you a millionaire.
So there.via brainsideout.com posted by Chimera | 2:09 PM
Michael Totten has an interesting take on the evolution of Libertarians and libertarians in today’s climate. Go give it a read.
Oh, and he couches his opinions in a subtle bashing of status-quo French politics and their beloved anti-Americanism through a antithetical newcomer to the scene.
Who can resist a good French bashing these days?? Call me arrogant and imperialistic, but I know I can’t.via michaeltotten.com posted by Chimera | 1:54 PM
Monday, October 13, 2003 posted by Chimera | 3:47 PM
Thursday, October 09, 2003 Bush and Blair refuse to look away from tyranny
Canadian commentary on Iraq.
Via Instapunditposted by Calvin | 8:57 AM
Tuesday, October 07, 2003 Yet another reason to vote Guns and Dope Party posted by Calvin | 4:08 PM
Thursday, October 02, 2003
Because we all, from time to time, struggle back to a place where we wish we had been a bit, just a little bit, different. A heart-felt commentary on the immortal John Denver’s rendition of The Box Called War and its place in the great circle of post-modern politicking and, redundantly, pre-pubescent schleping.
He gets an extra 100-points for using the phrases,
posted by Chimera | 4:04 PM