Tuesday, November 29, 2005

Unbelievable—and yet entirely believable
The Man takes a story from Best of the Web and runs with it. Thanks to some great sleuthing by GOP and College, MoveOn.org has been caught in another lie.

Best of the Web pointed out that MoveOn had taken a picture of British soldiers and attached it to a headline lamenting the number of American troops "stuck" in Iraq for the holidays. BotW's contention, based on the fact that American soldiers do not wear shorts in a combat zone, was that MoveOn doesn't know what an American soldier looks like. Well, it turns out that that's not true. MoveOn knew very well, it seems, that the picture in question could not be of American troops—or at the very least that an American soldier in shorts raises some serious questions. They just didn't cover their tracks very well, photoshopping some images and not others.

Click on either of the pictures at the left for a larger version.

UPDATE [11/30/2005 - 17:17]: It seems the MoveOn has pulled the offending ad, though it is still available on their website.

UPDATE [11/30/2005 - 22:29]: There's more coverage all over the place now. Here, here, here, here, and many more.

Sounds like a good idea to me
New Orleans is taking the steps necessary to get their economy back in order—and they've clearly got their priorities in order:

Hurricane-ravaged New Orleans is starting the nation's first free wireless Internet network owned and run by a major city, a move aimed at boosting the city's stalled economy.
Are they kidding?? Who decided that this was an urgent early step?

Monday, November 28, 2005

Hippies lose focus
It's the inevitable outcome, isn't it?

Make sure you read my favorite sentence of the whole piece:

Harry Reid closed down the Senate in a closed session, and the Senate is very rarely closed.
So a closed-minded Senator used the Senate to close down the Senate for the sake of having a closed Senate session in the closed Senate chamber?