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Originally posted by Noumenon
Not unlike a "flash / bang" lobbed in order to obtain or re-obtain the initiative, the right-wing has learned that if, on occasion, they shout, "Gay Republican! Look out!" the Left will be momentarily off-guard, as they are required to consult their Inner Political Correctness gauge, and this sends them into a brief recursive loop, based on Cognitive Dissonance, because of trying to hold in their minds both the mercy towards gays and the frustration with Republicans.
Bless the Beasts and the Children
Photographer for White House child sex ring arrested after Thompson suicide
by Tom Flocco
WASHINGTON -- March 13, 2005 -- TomFlocco.com -- Photographer Russell E. "Rusty" Nelson was recently arrested two days after journalist Hunter Thompson reportedly committed suicide four weeks ago on February 10, according to two phone interviews with attorney John DeCamp last week.
Originally posted by n5xm
If you want to insult me because I don't agree with you, that's your right, and frankly, that's exactly what I expect. If you want to discuss this stuff in a truly analytical fashion, you have my respect and admiration. If you take the typical ultra-liberal tack and insult my intelligence or just sling mud at me because I don't see things as you see them, that's too bad.
Suppressing free speech: Follow Up To Colorado Secret Service Removal of Three F
Posted on Tuesday, March 29 @ 15:45:43 EST by Drew
In Unusual "Signaling" Move, Secret Service Admits White House is Suppressing Free Speech at Bush Events Financed by Taxpayers. This Would be Impeachable if Republicans Cared About Our Constitution. And It Happens Again and Again.
This is incredible: Very rarely does the everyday public get a glimpse of what happens behind the scenes in a normally-secret Bush Administration
Entries for a Devil's Dictionary of the Bush Era
By Tom Engelhardt
Monday 28 March 2005
For the last few years we have been ruled by lexicographers. Never has an administration spent so much time creating, defining, or redefining terms, perhaps because no one (since George Orwell) has grasped the power and possibility that lay hidden in plain sight in the naming and renaming of words. In a sense, our post-9/11 moment began with two definitions: The Bush administration named our global enemy "terrorism" and called the acts that followed a "war," which was soon given the moniker "the global war on terror" (later reduced to the acronym GWOT, also known as World War IV), which was then given an instant future - being defined as a "generational struggle" that was still to come. All this, along with "war" itself, was simply announced rather than officially "declared."
The National Press Club Welcomes ... Jeff Gannon?
By Joe Strupp
Published: March 29, 2005 updated Tuesday 11:00 AM ET
NEW YORK Jeff Gannon is back -- at the National Press Club?
Yes, the same day that the prestigious Washington, D.C., journalism organization plans to present a lunch talk by former Washington Post executive editor Ben Bradlee, it will also allow the former White House reporter/escort to be on a panel discussing bloggers and online journalism.
The Armstrong Williams NewsHour
By Frank Rich
The New York Times
Sunday 26 June 2005
Here's the difference between this year's battle over public broadcasting and the one that blew up in Newt Gingrich's face a decade ago: this one isn't really about the survival of public broadcasting. So don't be distracted by any premature obituaries for Big Bird. Far from being an endangered species, he's the ornithological equivalent of a red herring.
Let's not forget that Laura Bush has made a fetish of glomming onto popular "Sesame Street" characters in photo-ops. Polls consistently attest to the popular support for public broadcasting, while Congress is in a race to the bottom with Michael Jackson. Big Bird will once again smite the politicians - as long as he isn't caught consorting with lesbians