Friday, September 12, 2003

so this morning on NPR i hear some woman who is a honcho in the republican party here in California continually (or continuously, or quite possibly both) refer to the "democrat" party without rebuke from the reporter. How can a professional reporter let this wack-job right-wing Rush limbaugh renaming of one of the TWO major parties in our country go unchallenged? for those who don't know, far right elements of the republican party feel that called the Democrats the "Democratic" party is a bridge too far, and that they should be known as the "Democrat" party.

I have never suggested that the Republican party be called, for instance, the "no talent ass clown" party, or "Antonin Scalia's bitches", or the "2nd in votes, 1st in gerrymandering" party etc.

not me, nope.

Tuesday, September 09, 2003

"Donald Rumsfeld was right yesterday when he said that anyone who criticizes the administration is giving comfort to the terrorists. If we learned anything from September 11, it’s that dissent cannot be tolerated in a free society. If we resolutely fall in unquestioning lockstep behind our leader and approach this crisis like serious Christians and Jews, then we can beat back this tide of autocratic religious fundamentalism that threatens to engulf us all. "

Yet more proof that Neal Pollack is the greatest writer in the history of seriocomic political post-modern meta-blogdom, perhaps the greatest -dom of them all.

I agree that it is important that you buy his book, which may or may not prove to be the greatest book ever written, based upon how good it will be.

As Atrios is reporting, it looks as if CNN has removed their wolf blitzer question of the day. the obvious reason is of course that the poll keeps getting responses skewed against the fool, or president, or whatever we are calling him these days.

of course, it would never ever ever ever ever occur to CNN that maybe, JUST MAYBE, this is because they have a groundswell of more progressive viewers? that maybe, just maybe, being an actual counterpoint to msnfoxbc news might lead to an increase in neilsens? of course, one could argue that accurately presenting actual news items would lead to the same result, but i think that is even more of a fantasy than seeing them pull to the left.

a boy can dream.