blondie. . .
In the man's defense, he does have to spend a lot of time with THK.
"Interestingly, Mapes previous successful story was the Abu Ghraib prison abuse scandal, which she 'broke' using documents that were to be evidence in prosecuting abusive guards. Even in that story, Mapes' goal was to hopefully bring down a high-ranking official, if possible, and not necessarily to see that justice was done. The fact that, for instance, Rumseld, was not found to be culpable in the scandal, seems to have caused the producerette's sloppiness in the subsequent National Guard story. Whatever happens, I'm certain Mapes will find a career at the DNC not very much different than her current gig."
". . .a friend from VA who's husband is in the Military sent me this great story about a local kid who showed himself to be a real hero in Iraq. (He now works with her husband on a base there in VA)
I posted it on Lucianne and got a few nice, supportive comments from folks. (Saturdays are fairly quiet there, so not many people saw it.)
Anyway, the thread is now gone but I had sent her the text of the thread - including the Ldotters comments. Today she emailed me back "thanks", and said she is sending it to her husband at work and asked him print it up and give it to the brave kid in the story.
I don't know how many of the posters are readers to your blog, but thought you might want to share this follow up for those that are interested."
"As a consequence, we see issues in less simplistic terms than the president. The president speaks in terms that are so simple on the most complex issues that it sort of leaves you with your mouth hanging open,' says Richards, who was unseated by Bush 10 years ago this fall."
"Update!! Ultima Thule has now added the wise and pithy comments of two
of L-dot's favorite posters, BonnieBlueFlag and veritas. BonnieB. gives us a fascinating look at the celebration of the Chinese Moon Festival, complete with a history of the Mooncake and a recipe included. Veritas weighs in with a short history of what REALLY happened in Vietnam and a lesson on the euphemism of "undocumented" aliens, plus many of his apt and wonderful quotes. Our resident philosopher, Carol, also relates her personal journey from being a liberal democrat to voting a straight Republican ticket this time around. Plus other wonders of humor, wit and insight such as the world's first blonde guy joke. Check it out."
"I'm not saying that Kerry's marriage is any less admirable than Bush's; or that this kind of criticism is in any way fair. It isn't. I'm just saying that many people, especially in the heartland, are uncomfortable with it. I'm therefore simply amazed that the Kerry team are still allowing THK to mouthe off at events. Maybe she has too much leverage to be silenced. But someone needs to silence her, if Kerry is to have a chance. And soon."
I bought a beautiful red and white 1957 Chevy Bel-Air four door. I loved that car! I also retired as a paramedic and went to college to become a RN. I never thought they taught me anywhere as much as my medic training but a short three years later, I had my degree. I started out working in a local prison system in the pysch ward and got my skull whacked by some nut case.
"I'm watching Fox News this a.m. and they're talking about the latest atrocity beheading by the Al Qaeda murderers in Iraq of an American, and when they show his picture, it is the shot of him blindfolded and captive of his eventual murderers. Isn't this WRONG? I mean, shouldn't they honor the man's memory, his family, and his humanity by at least showing a shot of him they surely must have in better times without the evil bastards' blindfold covering his eyes? Isn't that how any of US would want to be remembered--as we really were, not as prisoners of murderers?"
"... I've never seen a man in my life I wanted to marry. And I'm gonna be blunt and plain; if one ever looks at me like that, I'm gonna kill him and tell God he died."
"My grandmother was the epitome of a Southern lady--an excellent cook, perfect hostess, and doting wife and mother. However, she did have one rather hideous phrase that brought my brother and me to our knees. Whenever Scott and I "acted up," Grandmother would assume the Sumo stance with hands on hips and announce, "I'll snatch your arm out and beat you with the bloody stump!"
"Nixon and Kissinger, in cooperation with the FBI, wanted to test Chou En-Lai's stated willingness to support American business, so they instructed Bush to pose as a U.S. businessman and try to enlist the Chinese in a business arrangement. Bush, already the SUMS maverick, decided to pose as Danny Ray Amberson, a wisecracking Texas entrepreneur and the owner of Amberson's Magnificence Co.—the world's foremost maker of eight-track tapes."
1. The documents are forged.
2. The documents are faked.
3. CBS ran a story critical of the President based on these documents.
4. CBS News has huge amounts of money at its disposal which is supposed to be used to confirm documents/leads/facts/research.
5. Within an hour, a guy in his pajamas figured out the documents were faked, without having even held the original documents in his hands.
6. The source of the documents is Bill Burkett.
7. Bill Burkett had been in talks with Mary Mapes about the story.
8. Mary Mapes is known to be a very politically active partisan Democrat.
9. Mary Mapes talked to Joe Lockhart about the documents and Bill Burkett.
10. The Swiftboat ads were seriously damaging Kerry.
11. A fourth Swiftboat ad was hitting the airwaves just about the time CBS aired the story about the memos.
12. Joe Lockhart spoke to Bill Burkett about "how to respond to the Swiftboat ads".
13. Now, everyone is talking about Dan Rather's lies.
14. No one is talking about Kerry's Purple Heart exploits anymore.
15. No one is talking about Kerry's Vietnam Veterans Against the War exploits anymore.
16. Andrew Sullivan is writing about Kerry's new war speeches on his blog.
17. The subject has changed.
18. Most other bloggers seem to think Dan Rather is the one running for the Presidency.
Things change slowly. I remember our parents thought the world was going to end over stuff like “Joy to the World” by Three Dog Night and the Rapture was imminent over “Jesus Christ, Superstar, A Rock Opera”. But each inch of ground in the field of respect made the next inch easier to lose. It took a while, but 35+ years later we have to have language warnings on our music now. I remember one night at a basketball game, between the JV and Varsity game, the look on the opposing coaches face as the ‘warm up music’ began to spout the occasional profanity. I happened to be sitting on the half court front row bench, about 4 feet from him. He looked at the big boom speakers and then at me and shrugged. I knew exactly what that shrug meant.
"Early in 2000, I found such a message board – Lucianne.com – started by New York literary agent Lucianne Goldberg during the Lewinsky-Tripp brouhaha. L.com, as it is known, is a site where posters (AKA "L-dotters") place news stories and then comment on them. I imagined that after the 2000 election, the Lucianne board would wither and gradually cease to exist. To the contrary, it has flourished, and now aspiring L.dotters wait months before a space opens and they can log-in to post. The repartee on L.com is witty and the race to be the first to post stories highly competitive. The politics are very, very Republican, and Ms. Goldberg’s basic rule is, "Remember, this is a salon, not a saloon." Personal attacks on other posters or inappropriate language are not tolerated, and repeated offenses result in the offender’s banishment (opening a space for a new poster)."
"As Lt. Bush completed his flying assignment in April 1972, F-102s were being phased out of the Air National Guard. What we know is that he served honorably; he flew fighter jets; he embraced the inherent high risk of flying an F -102; he served our country; he met his Air National Guard requirements and he received an Honorable Discharge. The attacks on Lt. Bush are designed to diminish Lt. Bush's service to our country in the eyes of our citizens and soldiers some thirty years after Lt. Bush received an Honorable Discharge. This is truly reprehensible and driven by political adversaries like Sen. Kerry, Mr. Terry McAuliffe and their left-wing media surrogates. (Go to cspan.org for the White House Press Briefing with Scott McClellan on 02/10/04 -- the impetus for me to write this letter.)"
"As I continue to try to keep my attention on what he is saying what I'm hearing is curdling my blood. These rabid partisans can only cheer America's failure -- a recitation of gloom and doom -- nothing makes them happier than to know that everything is in shambles and a complete catastrophe for our country. And these are patriots? These people get giddy only on defeat and bitterness."
AN OCCASIONAL VIEW OR RANT ABOUT CURRENT EVENTS:UNIVERSAL,GLOBAL,NATIONAL,OR AS LOCAL AS MY APARTMENT!
"To the world you may be but one person, but to one person you may be the world."
cbs thought they had credibility.1
Oh how delectable a sight -- the Mighty Dan the Man -- the khaki-klad intrepid reporter, hanging on for dear life in a hurricane of his own making -- and suffering the same slings and indignities which countless public officials have been heir to at the very hands of the likes of Dan and 60 Minutes. It's a turnaround devoutly to be savored. You could see the chagrin on his face and the barely suppressed "How DARE you, sir????", mixed with a sense of unreality. "How could this be happening to ME???"
Informative, helpful and pretty to look at. You're going to have a lot of fun.