Thursday, February 24, 2005
No more blogging for the rest of the week. I'm off to the hinterlands.
Make mischief. Have fun!
Wednesday, February 23, 2005
Via AMERICAblog, an anonymous DC socialite is offering $10,000 for anyone who can prove Jeff Gannon had sex with any high-ranking government official.
I'm not making this up.
Tuesday, February 22, 2005
Quote of the Day
But, elderly people aren't stupid. What in the world does the AARP have to do with Iraq and gay marriage? It seems to me that they've got all the Dear Leader cultists on board already. Is there an additional group of elderly people out there who can be convinced that social security should be privatized or gay's will be allowed to marry? This seems like a reach.For those who've forgotten (or just weren't paying attention), AARP caused a bit of a firestorm when it got in bed with BushCo and supported the Medicare Drug disaster. I cancelled my membership (yes I'm old enough to be in AARP). I imagine that many other irate AARP members did, too.
One thing is crystal clear. If any of the fainthearted faction think that they will be able to buy a permanent get out of jail free card from the Republicans they are idiots. The AARP sold their members down the river with that ridiculous drug company giveaway last year and look what it bought them. Gay bashing and treason. There is ZERO margin in cooperation.
Now AARP has decided to oppose the White House privitization plan (whatever it is -- Bush sure as hell won't go on record). As Digby points out, you can see how much credit AARP got from its previous collaboration with the radical wrong. I hope the Democrats in Congress are paying attention.
Sunday, February 20, 2005
Goodbye Hunter Thompson
I thought of digging through one of his books, perhaps Generation of Swine, to find a fitting quote.
But better to say that he was an original, who wrote like no other, yet who must have inspired thousands to find their own voice, to tell their own stories.
He entertained us for four decades, taking us out there on the edge of journalism where the view is great but the footing is dicey. He made me laugh, time and time again.
Take care, Duke, wherever you are. And if you find that damn mojo machine, just fax your notes in. We'll write it up for you.
UPDATE -- Monday morning: The General did find some quotes. Go read. Laugh. Cry.
The Gay Republican Underground:
an interesting theory on Gannon
Those who live outside the gay world are likely missing some important clues in Gannongate.
Go read this fascinating piece at DailyKos. It suggests some interesting answers from a well-informed perspective. And throws a whole different light on Bobby Eberle.
Thanks to Avedon for the link.
The Rove-Eberle-Gannon Connection
The Nashua Advocate offers some thoughts.
Army Paid $5 Million
for a video game that doesn't do the job
Your tax dollars hard at work. According to Bill Adair, the Washington Bureau Chief for the St. Petersburg Times:
WASHINGTON - In a unique deal with Hollywood, the Army spent more than $5-million in taxpayer money to create Full Spectrum Warrior, a video game that was supposed to teach soldiers about urban combat.Not surprisingly, the U.S. Marines got the product they needed for about $700K. And it works.
The Army got what some say is a mediocre training tool, but the companies that designed the game got a sweet deal.
Pandemic Studios not only got paid by the government, it stands to earn millions from the hot-selling commercial version, which retails for $50. The company and its partner THQ have sold nearly 1-million copies for PCs and the Xbox game system; a PlayStation 2 edition will be released next month.
[. . .]
Lt. Col. Jim Riley, chief of tactics at the Army's infantry school at Fort Benning, Ga., says his school rarely uses the game because it doesn't offer a realistic simulation of urban combat.
Can't Get No Respect
from the MSM
Apparently it isn't news until the mainstream media says it is.
In an article in the Sunday New York Times about Jeff Gannon and GOPUSA/Talon News founder Bobby Eberle, the Times says that revelations about Jeff Gannon's web sites "came in recent accounts in the Washington Post."
Isn't that strange. Information about Gannon's gay escort web sites was all over left blogistan days before the Post picked up the story.
Sad that the paper of record refuses to give credit where credit is due. But let me say thanks to AMERICAblog, DailyKos, Atrios, Raw Story, World O'Crap, and all the other bloggers and commenters who did the ground work so the MSM could find its ass with both hands and a road map. Maybe they'll even find a scandal now.
Bill Maher on L'Affair Gannon
Pretty Funny -- Go Listen
Over at One Good Move. I only got audio, but it was worth it.
That's Leslie Stahl, Robin Williams, and Joe Biden on the show. Thanks to AMERICAblog for the link.