Justin Raimondo has written an article about all the blowhards, left and (especially) right in this season's heated presidential campaign. He lays out some cold hard facts We are not being talked to honestly about the war and the future battles we'll face in places with strange names of which many Americans have not yet learned. I warned you about this one a long time ago.
Will CBS Kill Important Iraq News Because of the November Elections?
With the damage recently done to the credibility to CBS News, will we be getting more self-censorship from the network? Will we see less of the truth about what's happening with our troops in Iraq because of impulsive mistakes CBS has made and because of men like Buckhead McDougald who wait in the shadows to silence all who would embolden the people who'd love to see more of the truth killed off as if the truth, in itself, was our enemy?
Charles Tryon(http://chutry.wordherders.net) gets students to blog for a first year composition course he teaches at the school of literature, communication and culture at Georgia Tech. Last year, they kept personal blogs. This year, they are working on group blogs while Tryon coordinates the class via a blog (http://democracymatters.blogspot.com), which points students to relevant material online. He suggests that blogging - reading and writing posts, following links and discussions - encourages students to think critically about technology and how it affects the way we write and think.
"Gloomy" Cheney is disappointing his hand-picked crowds
Nothing is left to chance with Dick Cheney or George W Bush these days. They cannot risk one heckler slipping in to one of their rallies lest the public should realize what a real cross-section of America actually thinks about their policies. Unfortunately, even Cheney's hand-picked audiences have been turned off by his cataclysmic gloom-and-doom schtick. From a NYT article:
Campaign advance workers for each of the rallies and town hall or round-table discussions chose every participant, combing lists of Republican activists and donors. But these advance workers could not control what Mr. Cheney said or predict that his dark message would be out of sync with what many in his ardently supportive audience wanted to hear: his stand on domestic social issues.
The Kerry campaign is putting out a new ad slamming Cheney and Bush for their behavior. They claim the Republican ticket is using an appalling and divisive strategy of playing politics with the war on terror.
I find it very much like living in a cartoon whenever I'm watching Bush and Cheney employing fantasy while speaking about how Iraq is on-track, and then watching them bare their fangs and terrorize their crowds with blood-dripping talk of terror and death at the hands of John Kerry.
It feels like flitting fairies are carrying me off to Utopia and Darkwing Duck is reading the script of "Nightmare on Elm Street" to me all in one sitting.