Tuesday, September 09, 2003

Around the Web

Joe Conason's Journal on what was missing from Bush's address.

At Slate, Dahlia Litwhick says that the Chief Justice was getting kvetchy. Click here for her piece on Campaign Finance Reform.

And Tim Noah discusses how the neo-cons have turned on Rummy. Read it here.

Via the NYT we hear that Leni Riefenstahl has died at 101. Who is Karl Rove going to get to film the Republican Convention now?

Also at the paper of record, Krugman gets to say "I told you so", which he in fact did.

Education and Politcal Correctness are the pet peeve of my friend George, but I couldn't resist sharing this piece from SFGate. PB&J banned from the schoolyard, what next?

The NY Daily News has an odd story on Mel Gibson. With quotes like these I think he is going to have a hard time arguing that he is not anti-semitic (and possibly psychotic).

"Why are they calling her a Nazi? Because modern secular Judaism wants to blame the Holocaust on the Catholic Church. And it's revisionism. And they've been working on that one for a while."

and referring to a quote from the book of Matthew about the culpability of the Jews, he has this to say, "I wanted it in," Gibson tells Boyer. "But, man, if I included that in there, they'd be coming after me at my house, they'd come kill me."

And to Frank Rich of the Times, who commented on Gibson's defense of his father as being "PR spin to defend a holocaust denier", Gibson had this to say, "I want to kill him. I want his intestines on a stick. ... I want to kill his dog." (Rich told us, through a Times spokeswoman, "I don't have a dog.")

Read the rest here.

CNN has a very nice bio piece on Al Franken. I just finished the book and it is a fact filled fun fest.

The Thin White Duke is still staying ahead of the curve technologically.

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