Integrity! Integrity! Integrity!

The best moment of the most boring debate I've ever seen:John Kerry carrying on about his mother, on her deathbed telling him: Remember...Integrity! Integrity! Integrity!Lowenstien! Lowenstein! Lowenstein!Rosebud! Rosebud! Rosebud!Geez. I wanted to puke.I'm sure Mrs. Kerry was a lovely lady, and I am sorry that she apparently had a miserable illness.But puh-leeze.I guess Kerry decided that he DARE not exploit Christopher Reeve's death any further, thus he needed an available corpse. So he … [Read more...]

Stop hyperventilating! Save yer breath fer yer porridge!

I'll admit, I have my moments where - having allowed myself to spend too many hours reading blogs and the mainstream press - I get rather feverish, and subject myself to the sort of gasping and hand-wringing that I've been reading in various "comments" sections over the past few days. "Oh my GAWD! The NEWSWEEK Poll! We're all gonna DIE!!!!"And so I'm kind of proud of myself that I didn't succumb to the temptation to despair this time around. I was only mildly disappointed that the president … [Read more...]

Michael Kelly and David Bloom deserve better from their profession

So, there I was, two days away from news, battling the mother of all stomach flus. I will spare you the details, although none spared me, and I come back to the keyboard to find that the mainstream press has finally co-ordinated their perspectives on the Kerry/Swiftvets story.Apparently, they've decided that they needn't ask Kerry anything at all about fitness reports, after action reports, medal citations signed some years after they were issued. Nah. They aren't even going to discuss the Kerry … [Read more...]