EDITOR’S NOTE: This piece appears in the March 28, 2005, issue of National Review.
March 15, 2005
Woke up this morning and saw that the sun was shining and the temperature was perfect! (You’re welcome, by the way) . . . thanks to my new invention which anticipates and corrects weather conditions. Spent the early morning golfing (shot a not-too-shabby 38) and then spent the rest of the day meeting the challenges of the next century.
Posted at 11:33 by the Dear Leader
Nuke Cams here and here (best viewed with a fast connection).
Posted at 11:39 by the Dear Leader
Atrios has an interesting post in which he speculates that what happened in Ohio during the recent “election” may have had its practice run in the 2002 mid-terms. He’s done a lot of research into this and I’m not convinced he’s wrong. I mean, something fishy had to have occurred there, especially in those suddenly all-Republican counties. Just from my personal experience, I can say that I didn’t get one single comment from anyone who supported Bush, and my blog gets over 10,000,000 independent page-views a day! And they say I’m an unelected despot? WTF?
Posted at 11:46 by the Dear Leader
Fantastic exchange over at Daily Kos about all the hoopla and spin of the recent so-called elections in Iraq. I go over this in detail here and here and here. But the bottom line is, big deal. I’ll believe it when I see it. We’ve got a lot of people over here with purple fingers (and toes, for that matter) and you don’t see us turning it into a six-act play. Gimme a break. For the real story on this stuff, go to Kos or The Nation. I wish the MSM wasn’t so monolithic!
Posted at 11:56 by the Dear Leader
Mickey Kaus at kausfiles wonders whether the troubles at CBS News are in some way connected to the continuing decline of interest in the front pages of WaPo and the NYT and the MSM in general. All I can say is, maybe. Maybe. That’s the trouble with having all sorts of information available all the time. It’s much better and more efficient to have one central place for people to get their news in a controlled and sanitized spot. Less distracting. Of course, if my blog was as one-sided as, say, The Corner, I’d hardly be the most widely read weblog in the world, would I?
Posted at 12:29 by the Dear Leader…
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