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Saturday, December 3, 2022

Clamping down on special interests

A bipartisan plan to rein in spending by groups that exerted an influence on the 2004 presidential election – such as liberal groupMoveOn.org or the conservative Swift Boat Veterans for Truth – got a friendly hearing Tuesday, with Senate Rules Committee Chairman Trent Lott saying he wants to move quickly to put limits in place by next year’s midterm elections.

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The new McCarthyism

The new McCarthyism, you see, aims to deter thought from what certain elitists deem appropriate, to corral supposedly errant expressions in the name of peace and compassion but in the spirit of despotism. Just as the old McCarthyism could be hurtful in its search for Stalinists infiltrating Hollywood, government and beyond, the new McCarthyism can cost people in their lives. Consider, for instance, Thomas Klocek, a professor at DePaul University who made so bold as to debate students who were maintaining that Israel was Hitler-like in its treatment of Palestinians and was later suspended without a hearing.

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News mismanagement

The Bush administration has been visibly frustrated at the inability of the United States to get its message through to the Arab world in a positive light. One manifestation of this is the occasionally expressed belief that everything would be all right if the Arab cable news channel, al-Jazeera, could be bought, bullied or browbeaten into seeing things our way.

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Bush knows how to unite…our enemies

Some groups of religious supporters in Iran are beginning to call President Bush “the 13th Imam,” an ironic reference to the 12 historical Imams sacred to the branch of Shi’ism dominant in Iran, Iraq and Lebanon. Bush’s support for Shi’ism may be unintentional, to be sure, but there is no doubt about the effects of his administration’s policies in boosting Shi’ite power throughout the region.

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A Rather sordid tale

I have to laugh whenever these conservative crybabies start whining about the “bias” of the media. Most of these clowns wouldn’t know good journalism if it walked up and bit them in the balls – assuming you could find their balls because conservative are too often cowards and probably don’t have any testicular protrusions to chomp down upon. Ask a right-wing nut where they get their news and they point first to Fox News Channel, a pseudo journalism operation run by former Richard Nixon propaganda flack Roger Ailes and tabloid sleaze king Rupert Murdoch.

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