Saturday, May 22, 2004

Who would have thought a guy named Mort could be so smart?
RealClear Politics - Commentary: "The American establishment, led by the media and politicians, is in danger of talking the United States into defeat in Iraq. And the results would be catastrophic."
OK, so it's kind of obvious, and he may not really be all that smart. But read this along with the Esquire article I mentioned below, and check back here this afternoon for my own comments.

I can scarely call myself
a blogger these days. I have been remarkably absent from the blogosphere of late, as the hours of my job force me to go to bed relatively early, and I'm too tired and busy unpacking when I get home in the evening. I hope that once I finish unpacking I'll be able to post more often, but you have my apologies in the meantime.

There is a really great piece in this month's Esquire, concerning Iraq that I read tonight. I intend to post more comments on it tomorrow, but in the meantime, read it.

Wednesday, May 19, 2004

Let's have some truth... - 'Da Vinci' author: I left out even more
OK, look: The Davinci Code is made up. He didn't research this, he wrote a novel. The fact that CNN reports this as if there is a legitimate debate of the assertions of the book astonishes me.

James (my brother), if you're reading this, please comment, since I know you're reading the book right now.

Michael Moore Hates America
From today's Political Diary: Michael Moore, the loudmouth director whose Bush-bashing film "Fahrenheit 9/11" just won a 20-minute standing ovation at the Cannes Film Festival, is being tailed by Mike Wilson, a young filmmaker who plans to explode the Michael Moore myth with his own documentary.

Mr. Wilson is using techniques similar to the ones Mr. Moore employed to ridicule General Motors chairman Roger Smith and National Rifle Association President Charlton Heston in earlier films. First, Mr. Wilson spent a year trying to get an on-camera interview with Mr. Moore. When he was rebuffed, he finally confronted Mr. Moore at a book-signing in Minnesota. "He started screaming at me," Mr. Wilson recalls. "We were able to get the whole thing on film. We've decided to call the film 'Michael Moore Hates America.'"

Mr. Moore is notoriously sensitive to criticism. When Alan Murray of CNBC took him to task in his Wall Street Journal column for serious factual inaccuracies in "Fahrenheit 9/11," Mr. Moore ignored Mr. Murray's specific objections and responded "What would you expect from the WSJ, the biggest pro-business, pro-war paper in the country?"

Nuff said.

Tuesday, May 18, 2004

That sarin gas artillery shell? That's Bush's fault...
Lileks: read it, I command you.

Monday, May 17, 2004

And now, back to your regularly-scheduled program...
I'm back home and mostly unpacked, so blogging should resume sometime over the next few days. Since I'll be working away from a computer between the hours of 8 and 5, most blogging will occur in the evening, or early morning. I hope you've missed me as much as I've missed you. See you soon!