January 31, 2004
Book review

I just finished Christopher Paolini's "Eragon" today. I started it yesterday. It's 528 pages. Is it good? Yep. Is it fun? Yep. Should you buy it? Yep. First off, let's get one thing out of the way. I bought the book because it was cheap for a hardback and I'd read a wire story about […]

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January 30, 2004
Should've been first, ends up third

Reporter Andrew Gilligan should have been the first one sacked at the BBC over his faulty reporting, instead he is the third. Take solace, Andrew, Al Jazeera has openings.

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January 30, 2004
The Judiciary memos

Two must reads on the Democrats Judiciary Committee memos "scandal." First check out the Wall Street Journal. Once you're done there, take a gander at Byron York's report over at NRO.

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January 30, 2004
Krugman's memory hole

Do you remember when U.N. chief weapons inspector Hans Blix reported to the U.N. that Saddam Hussein had no weapons of mass destruction and that he had complied with U.N. resolution 1441? No. Well New York Times columnist Paul Krugman does. Surely even supporters of the Iraq war must be dismayed by the administration's reaction […]

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January 30, 2004
Letter of the Day

Today's New York Times has a letter from a former State Department official during the Reagan administration. The writer makes an excellent point: To the Editor: Something has skewed what should be the obvious public take on the American intelligence about Iraq's weapons of mass destruction (front page, Jan. 29). It is a fact that […]

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January 30, 2004
Lots to write about, so little time

I mentioned a couple of days ago that I was looking forward to reading what Union-Tribune columnist James Goldsborough would have to say regarding the results of the Hutton Inquiry and its indictment of the BBC's "journalism." Well, you can find his Thursday column here. The column actually takes a dual path, condemning Bush on […]

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January 29, 2004
WMDs, Iraq and the world's intelligence agencies

Weapons inspector David Kay testified before Congress yesterday and said little more than what he had told various media organizations over the past several days. Some thoughts on the issue and things to remember: Democrats and other associated leftists have argued that the failure of the U.S. to find WMDs in Iraq proves that Hussein […]

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January 29, 2004
Jews in Iraq

Fox News just had a short report on the Jewish community in Baghdad -- all 38 of them. They had video of some working to restore a small Jewish cemetery -- something that had been forbidden under Saddam Hussein's rule. Anytime Palestinian apologists gripe about their "right of return" to Israel, remember that there used […]

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January 29, 2004
Iraq's standard of living

I commented earlier this week on Democrat presidential hopeful Howard Dean's incredibly stupid statement that Iraqis standard of living was lower now than it was under Saddam. Now an Iraqi blogger has some words for Dean. I’m not going to comment about the rightness of the statement with more than saying that only a (blind) […]

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January 28, 2004
Bad, bad BBC

The results of the Hutton Inquiry into the death of British weapons inspector David Kelly, whether the British government "sexed-up" its intelligence or the BBC "sexed-up" its reporting, are in -- and it's bad news for the BBC. The 740 page report focused its ire on the British Broadcasting Corp. and its failure to verify […]

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What kind of #consistency can we expect from the fact-checking professionals at PolitiFact?

The inconsistent kind (how it started, how it's going):


New column: Newsom's electric cars nirvana collides with reality- CalMatters https://calmatters.org/commentary/2022/05/electric-cars-california-newsom/

This is clever framing to preserve the narrative without actually touching what’s at stake.

Here’s what the poll actually says:

📊 37% say abortion should be “always legal” (preserving Roe)
📊 60% say there should be limits on abortion (which would overturn Roe) https://twitter.com/meetthepress/status/1525821101749714944

Meet the Press@MeetThePress

BUT abortion is now center stage:

60% say abortion should be legal all or most of the time — the highest ever in our polls — versus 37% who say it should illegal all or most of the time.

And abortion has now become the TOP issue for single-issue voters.

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