It’s the time of year when everybody is full of holiday spirits, or just using the holiday as an excuse to be full of spirits. With the holiday spirit in mind, I recieved a couple of recent emails that I thought were worthy of comment. They were both humorous, but I thought that each could… Continue reading Look out for the wall!
I was congratulating the New York Times for breaking the story about Bush’s illegal spying on citizens just in time to help the Senate shoot down the Patriot Act renewal. Then I read Ariana Huffington’s view of the story, which is far from congratulatory. She reams them for sitting on the story as long as… Continue reading What Liberal Media?
It was no great surprise to see that Kentucky’s two Senators, who are two of the worst Republicans in the Senate, had voted to renew the Patriot Act. It was a little disappointing to see that our 6th District Representative, who calls himself a Democrat, had also voted in favor of it. Here’s a copy… Continue reading Dear Congressman Chandler
“A goddamned piece of paper”. According to a Capitol Hill Blue report, that’s what George W. Bush called the Constitution in a recent White House meeting. Capitol Hill Blue frequently publishes reports that aren’t repeated anywhere else, which could mean they either have really good sources or really worthless sources. Considering the circumstances, I’m going… Continue reading A Goddamned Piece of Paper
In the ongoing debate over the United States’ use of torture in the ongoing war on terror, some of the bleeding-heart anti-torture wusses criticize our own use of a practice which we condemn when others do it, which defies the basic American principle that basic human rights are only principles that we expect our enemies… Continue reading The Value of Torture
If you thought Quips from Katrina was going to be a bunch of hurricane jokes, you haven’t been paying attention lately. I received email today, from somebody who doesn’t even know about my crush on The Nation editor/publisher Katrina Vanden Heuvel, containing a copy of one of her recent articles, defining Republican doublespeak. I considered… Continue reading Quips from Katrina
It’s probably already old news to the few regular readers here, but the World Equestrian Games are coming to Lexington. The FEI announced today that the Horse Park had won its bid to host the 2010 Games. It will be the first time the Games have ever been held outside of Europe. This is big… Continue reading Welcome, WEG