Dissento's (Culture) War Journal
Fair and Balanced, Waa-Waa-Waa
Regarding the Walter Reed story:"I'm not sure it was an accurate representation," Lt. Gen. Kevin C. Kiley, chief of the Army Medical Command, told reporters during a news conference. "It was a one-sided representation."
And...Asked to elaborate on his comments after the news conference at the facility, Kiley said he does not dispute the facts in the Post stories. "It's not the accuracy I question, it's the characterization," he said.
STFU and fix it, Col. Sanders.
Labels: Accountability, Walter Reed, WTF
"Some Democrats"Exhibit A of what's wrong with political reporting. "There are some Democrats that wonder if either one can win," political analyst Stu Rothenberg said.
I want names, beeotch.
Labels: journamalism, wankery
"I'm picking up signs of life..."
Labels: mostly dead, slightly alive
A Bi-Partisan Stinker
The MBNA Uber-Alles Bankruptcy Bill is such a stinker even right-wing blogger are lining up against it. This is not a left v. right issue -- it's about Power v. the Powerless. Here's the blogger coalition site
for more info.
Successful Socialized Medicine ... In America
In Timothy Noah's excellent Slate article
he discusses the New England Journal of Medicine's
study that compares fee-for-service hospitals with VA hospitals. The federally run VA hospitals were superior in every category.
This actually surprised me a bit, because I assumed the VA administration was underfunded, but Noah explains some of the obvious reasons why this is the case. Is there anything more frustrating that having the truth right in front of us and refusing to see it?
Some Things to Be Optimistic About
Although we've been awash in bad news for, oh, 4+ years now, there are some things to be happy about this week.
- Jeff Gannon has re-launched his website. The laughs keep on rolling.
- Spring Training!
- While Bush is in Europe, he can do less damage here.
- This whole social security thing ain't going nowhere.
- Chris Rock will no doubt piss off the FCC this Sunday.
- Clinton is doing some great work in the Tsunami areas. I hope Poppy isn't slowing him down.
- If Mitt Romney runs in 2008, we may finally get a Democratic governor back here in Mass.
- Dean is Chairman. Reid is off to a good start.
- And I'm getting a new PC soon!
So where was I?
In case you've stumbled on to this long dormant blog, probably from Daily Kos's
blogger list or something similar, I thought I'd check in. I think I stopped blogging in August because the campaign was getting too intense and I wasn't saying anything that 1000 other people were saying better. And, of course, there was the post 11/2 depression that we not discuss. The few words I was able to muster on other blogs and fora were lame, bitter, and not useful.
I'm starting to get the itch to blog again. However, I haven't quite figured out what this site should be. A place for me to rant? To make funny? To share personal anecdotes? I don't know. We'll play it by ear and maybe I'll come up with something semi-interesting.
Elevating the Debate
Intellectual Rebuttal to Anti-War Protesters:
Republican Debate Strategy
Alternate Title: Mr. Farley called; he wants his shirt back.
This is a picture of a compassionate conservative Bush supporter assaulting a high school student at a Portland, OR rally.