``I must give him his due. He has considerably cretinized me.'' Lautréamont

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Saturday, March 29, 2008

More Flimflam on Warming (NYT)

flimflam detected

Despite the blather about George Bush’s newfound awareness of the dangers of climate change, his administration refuses to do anything about the problem.

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Pain at the Pump and Beyond (NYT)

no stone unturned

The Bush administration’s shortsighted energy policies mean the country is too dependent on oil that is both ruinously expensive and ruinous for the environment.

Sunday, March 23, 2008

So Much Sex, but What’s Fit to Print? (NYT)

with democrats it's how to keep it interesting


The recent reports of sexual misdeeds have presented interesting challenges for a newspaper that normally steers well clear of the salacious.

Saturday, March 22, 2008

Free GRB 080319B!

terrorist activity

Scientists have detected an interstellar explosion so bright that it was briefly visible to the naked eye—from 7.5 billion light-years away.

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Attidue (Dr. Helen)

Dr. Helen :

Do not be sloppy in the way that you use your tools. A professional differs from the incompetent mostly in attidue, in the willingness to proceed carefully and with full attention.

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Mr. Obama’s Profile in Courage (NYT)


What is evident is that Barack Obama not only cleared the air over a particular controversy — he raised the discussion of race and religion to a higher plane.

Friday, March 14, 2008

Ashley Dupre

How come some cable news outfit hasn't snapped her up as an anchorbabe?

Fox would be best.

Sunday, March 09, 2008

When Ben Bernanke Speaks ... (NYT)

NYT essence distilled

Ben Bernanke’s proposals are unlikely to work, because they are based on the notion that lenders and everyone else in the mortgage chain will act voluntarily.

Saturday, March 08, 2008

A One-Party New York State (NYT)

The NYT subscription base consists entirely of bemused conservatives wondering what they'll say next.

Giving one party so much power would require a leap of faith by voters. Now is the time for Democrats to show that this faith would be well placed.

Friday, March 07, 2008

Declarations : Over The Top (WSJ)

yahoo contract suspected

by Peggy Noonan
Everyone knows that if you Yahoo "Clintons" and "scandals" you get 4,430,000 hits.

Monday, March 03, 2008

Slipping Away (NYT)

more rules needed

The mounting violence is making it even harder for the Palestinian president, Mahmoud Abbas, and Israel’s prime minister, Ehud Olmert, to negotiate the core issues.

Priced Out of the Market (NYT)

print dollars on corn starch

The human costs of the diversion of food into energy are all too evident. Relief agencies must get the support they need to feed the most vulnerable people.

Sunday, March 02, 2008

McCain Channels His Inner Hillary INYT

speak quietly to the boat

by Frank Rich
He further channels Mrs. Clinton by belittling Mr. Obama’s oratory as an “eloquent but empty call for change” — a tact that calls attention to how flat and uninspiring his own speeches can be.


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