I am busy tallying, and the Blog Award Winners whould be up in a few hours.
Archives for August 2003
Henry Hanks rips into Al Franken, and it isn’t pretty.
BTW- How long before someone on the left notes that Franken is being attacked by the VRWC, and they use that as proof that Franken is ‘scaring the right and they see him as a threat.’ Be the first to find this meme, which will no doubt surface.
Despite receiving this letter, Cheney still claimed to Congress, a few weeks later, on August 2, that responsive documents had been produced.
Of course, Cheney is a busy man. Yet there can be no question as to whether he was aware of the July 18, 2001 letter from the Comptroller complaining about the 77 pages of documents’ being unresponsive: He even attached it to his own August 2 letter to Congress, as part of a chronology. And again, he personally signed that August 2 letter.
Nor can there be any question that Cheney knows what it means to produce responsive documents – and not to do so. In the same paragraph of the August 2 letter in which he claims he was responsive to the Energy Task Force request, he makes a lesser claim with respect to another GAO request – stating that there, he had merely “provided substantial responses.” (Emphasis added.)
Plainly, Cheney knows the difference between being responsive; offering a substantial response; and sending insulting non-responsive materials, featuring unexplained phone bills, columns of unidentified figures, and a pizza receipt.
Go read Joe Conason’s defense of himself, written in third person:
In other words, you declare that you own past was “ultra-left” without using those exact words and then call “Mighty” Joe Conason a “Big Liar” for doing the same. (Odd that you don’t argue with Conason’s statement that you give “stark, simple and demagogic” advice.)
Sayeth the NY Times:
The American economy grew at a revised annual rate of 3.1 percent in the second quarter, the government reported today, and the unexpected strength is leading economists to raise their forecasts for the rest of the year.
Among the positive signs are the continued strength of consumer spending, the bounce-back in business capital investment, the leanness of business inventories and a jump in corporate profits.
A surge in military spending connected with the war in Iraq was also a big contributor to second quarter growth.
Inflation as measured by the gross domestic product is still low, rising at an annual rate of 0.7 percent in the second quarter, a fact that analysts said would reinforce Wall Street’s belief that the Federal Reserve would keep short-term interest rates low for a long time.
What scares the hell out of me are the rising gas prices- high fuel costs could really slow the recovery.
Let the games begin:
The race for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2004 has changed totally in the past few weeks. At the beginning of the summer, Hillary could comfortably deny having national presidential ambitions, because the comfortable conventional wisdom was that it didn
Ace Columnist Cosmo Macero sums up my thoughts regarding Al Franken:
Al Franken is a humorist. And a humorist is a comedian who isn’t funny.
But he hates Republicans, so in some circles, that adds to the humor quotient. Here is Al being funny:
Franken doesn’t merely denounce conservatives. He harasses them, provokes them, gets right up in their faces. He once called up National Review Editor Rich Lowry and challenged him to a fight in a parking garage. Lowry declined.
I’m in stitches. Really. And Let’s not forget the real truth about Al Franken- he isn’t just some comedian who happens to have ‘turned liberal’ because of the evilness of Bush. Al Franken is a party hack.
And at bottom, that reveals what Franken really is: a party hack, a very good, and at times quite entertaining one, but a hack nonetheless. Because he fits a poorly defined niche in American politics