February 4, 2008
Standing up for free speech

Some easily offended members of the religion of pieces have discovered that Wikipedia's entry for the founder of their religion, Muhammad, includes historical artwork depicting him. This has resulted in a lot of anger and a petition, but no riots -- yet. Surprisingly, the editors at Wikipedia have demonstrated a heck of a lot more […]

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February 4, 2008
Pot, kettle, blackness

I'm certainly not going to defend the free-spending ways of President Bush and the GOP-led Congress over the past several years, but the unveiling of Bush's new budget plan has proven that while ready cash may be in short supply on Capitol Hill, gall is not. Selected quotes: "Today's budget bears all the hallmarks of […]

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February 4, 2008
A hero lost, media mistakes made

Another of the Greatest Generation has died. Raymond Jacobs, believed to be the last surviving member of the group of Marines photographed during the original U.S. flag-raising on Iwo Jima during World War II, has died at age 82. Jacobs died January 29 of natural causes at a Redding hospital, his daughter, Nancy Jacobs, told […]

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February 4, 2008
Berkeley vs. the Marines

A bunch of left-wing crazies showed up at the Marine Corps recruiting office in Berkeley on Friday and protested. The pseudonymous photographer/operative known only as Zombie took some pictures of the lunatics which you can find here. What I found most interesting, however, was in this San Francisco Chronicle report. As the right-wing blogosphere railed […]

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I'm half-way through this opening statement by @mtaibbi and already I want to stand and applaud.

https://taibbi.substack.com/p/be-it-resolved-dont-trust-mainstream?r=iu56&utm_medium=ios&utm_campaign=post

This complaint was resolved (not really!) in mere hours!

Seriously, this is crazy, @factchecknet. Your transparency on this craziness is long overdue. @baybarsorsek @Ferdi_Ozsoy

https://ifcncodeofprinciples.poynter.org/complaint/view/7A36B746-A30F-8FAC-DD15-D4A7E806FBD4/79FD1952-EDCD-286D-4291-AD4F0D4F903F

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