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   Because "Heh." and "Indeed." shouldn't count as punditry.
Thursday, June 17, 2004
  ALL THE IRAQ/AL QAEDA LINK PROOF the Glennster needs comes from Tony "45 minute man" Blair.

Fool me once... 

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Wednesday, June 16, 2004
  ENNUI? I sure hope not -- I can't drink with the antibiotics they give you to cure it. But maybe the post-vacation light posting isn't my fault. The guy is linking to praise of the NYT op-ed page. Then there's the 9/11 commission.

The last time something in Tennessee spun this furiously, a lot of trailer homes were lost.  

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Tuesday, June 15, 2004
  TIM BLAIR URGES TERRORISTS TO ATTACK a democratic nation and all Glenn Reynolds sees fit to do is ape his line? Imagine the week-long sh*tfit the warbloggers would be in if he said "Israel is nice this time of year."

But who needs moral standards when you have moral certitude? 

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Monday, June 14, 2004
  TED BARLOW has a spot-on Instapundit parody. I don't know why I bother. 

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  NO, I HAVEN'T LOST INTEREST in Instawatch quite yet. Now that Glenn's back from his vacation (in a place that looks pretty nice) I'll be back on watch. Stay tuned. 

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Monday, June 07, 2004
  LOOKS TO BE A SLOW WEEK here at Instawatch, since there isn't much Instawatching to be done. Meanwhile, check out Josh Marshall on the house of cards "Unscam" is built on. 

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Saturday, June 05, 2004
  IS GOING TO WAR to avenge your father and change the subject from an ongoing (and more important) conflict using justifications from the organization of a bribed sycophant who's also working for your enemy progressive? I really don't think so, Rog.  

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Friday, June 04, 2004
  CZECHENSH*T: Do we really need to go over the "Prague meeting" BS all over again? I'm just amazed that National Review writers are still dragging out the old INC press releases for use after all we now know.

But if NR is anything, it's brazen. 

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Thursday, June 03, 2004
  DUH-NUH NUN-UH DUH-NUH NUN-UH

Strawman!

Oy, back to Seipp again.


"Last weekend I organized and moderated an evening of double panels here in L.A. for the American Cinema Foundation, which promotes free speech and liberal democracy around the world through filmmaking. These days that means the ACF is a right-of-center organization; or, as many on the left would see it, a far-right fascist entity filled with neocon crazies."



Who the hell said that? Wasn't me. Wasn't Al Gore. Wasn't Pandagon. Wasn't Ted Kennedy. I guess that leaves the voices in your head, Cathy. You know, they have pills for that.
 

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Wednesday, June 02, 2004
  HOW LOW WILL THE RIGHT SINK to blame the left for problems they themselves have generated? This low:


UPDATE: Reader Elizabeth Mauro points to this passage ("American officials reported that in the cable to Tehran, the Iranian official recounted how Mr. Chalabi had said that one of 'them' — a reference to an American — had revealed the code-breaking operation, the officials said. The Iranian reported that Mr. Chalabi said the American was drunk.") and adds "I'm thinking Ted Kennedy."

Plausible, but far from certain. On a more serious note, the one thing I'm sure of is that we're not getting the whole story here, for good or for ill.


Let's review: Ted Kennedy, a war critic who is not on the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, got drunk and talked with PNAC lapdog Chalabi about highly classified intelligence information. Because everyone knows Chalabi and Ted Kennedy are tight.

Even as a joke, this is beyond lame in terms of its attempt at political jujutsu. Just like premptive offloading of blame for Iraq on the media for not clapping loudly enough (the widely reported "Tinkerbell Theory"), Reynolds and his readers bend over backwards, denying all logic in finding a liberal to offload their own failure to.

Thank goodness we live in the responsibility era. 

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Tuesday, June 01, 2004
  NOW I KNOW SOME NEWER BLOGGERS who get ideas for nearly all of their posts from two or three sources: Instapundit, IndyMedia, The New York Times, Newsmax, etc.

Well, you can accuse me of being a barnacle on Glenn Reynolds' side, and you be right, but even a parasite like me can learn from expanding his horizons.

For example, Atrios listed a few bloggers from his extensive blogroll that he rarely links to but says he should. From this list, I found a post from No More Mr. Nice Blog on the questionable nature of those people presenting after-the-fact rationalizations of the Iraq War that include a connection between Iraq and Al Qeada. Basically, our Iraq-Al Qeada sources are the same ones that told us there were stockpiles of WMD in Iraq. We can prove the WMD claim with physical evidence, but the the terror connections are ephemeral: reports of alleged meetings, money transfers and whatnot.

Then I remembered an Instapundit post from the morning on the same subject.

So read someone you'e not familiar with -- you have nothing to lose and everything to gain.

 

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  SO HERE I AM, back from a long weekend of grillin' and drinkin', ready to get back into the Instawatching, when Glen decides to take the afternoon off to play with his caulk.
No fair. 

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