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    Saturday, December 20, 2003    
         
      10 Places to See Before You Die
(12/20/03 11:57:20 AM; 13 words)
10 Places to See Before You Die My friend Sherry directs me here.
   
      St. Linus Review
(12/20/03 11:51:09 AM; 35 words)
St. Linus Review Vide. Scheduled for first publication in Autumn 2004, St. Linus Review is a new semi-annual magazine of poetry and short prose by orthodox Catholic writers, traditionally printed....
   
      "The Young and the Pointless"
(12/20/03 11:45:08 AM; 405 words)
"The Young and the Pointless" Interesting article by Eric Felten at OpinionJournal, yesterday, which (in part) attempts to explain why so little on TV is actually worth watching. As America....
   
      Do They Hate GWB Because of His Faith?
(12/20/03 11:24:57 AM; 302 words)
Do They Hate GWB Because of His Faith? Terry Eastland writes at OpinionJournal, Dec. 17: .... If the Founders were neither atheists nor fundamentalists, neither were they coreligionists. Thus America....
   
      How to Turn the News to Your Favor — No Matter What It Is
(12/20/03 11:09:18 AM; 404 words)
How to Turn the News to Your Favor — No Matter What It Is A Brief Guide for the Leftist Media Janet Daley hits one out of the park in....
   
    Friday, December 19, 2003    
         
      "One Dictator Gone, and One to Go"
(12/19/03 10:01:20 PM; 109 words)
"One Dictator Gone, and One to Go" Democrats in Self-Destruct Mode LIII A letter to the editor in the Boston Globe today (ellipsis in original). One dictator gone, and one....
   
      "Florida Islamic Conference Outed As Jihad-Fest"
(12/19/03 09:57:28 PM; 302 words)
"Florida Islamic Conference Outed As Jihad-Fest" Another story you won't see in the pages of NYT. An article at MichNews, Dec. 19: Although possibly viewed as heretical – in some....
   
      "Tapes Show Abuse of 9/11 Detainees"
(12/19/03 09:46:47 PM; 397 words)
"Tapes Show Abuse of 9/11 Detainees" From a report in today's WaPo: Hundreds of videotapes that federal prison officials had claimed were destroyed show that foreign nationals held at a....
   
      "A Jury of His Peers"
(12/19/03 11:57:09 AM; 6 words)
"A Jury of His Peers" Vide.
   
      "Dean Defends War Stance, Dismisses Criticism"
(12/19/03 07:28:11 AM; 796 words)
"Dean Defends War Stance, Dismisses Criticism" Democrats in Self-Destruct Mode LII Howard Dean makes a naked appeal to the Kook Left. An Associated Press article at FNC, yesterday (ellipsis in....
   
      Our Accomplishments in Iraq
(12/19/03 07:08:04 AM; 1189 words)
Our Accomplishments in Iraq From the Commanding Officer at MWSS-171 to his Marines. Thanks to Margaret for having forwarded the following e-mail. + + + + + -----Original Message----- From:....
   
    Thursday, December 18, 2003    
         
      The Washington Papers Look at the Democratic Candidates
(12/18/03 08:29:13 PM; 616 words)
The Washington Papers Look at the Democratic Candidates Democrats in Self-Destruct Mode LI WaTi looks at recent... gaffes... by prominent Democrats: Conspiracy theories continued to sprout among Democrats yesterday in....
   
      "Dubious Link Between Atta and Saddam"?
(12/18/03 03:19:43 PM; 42 words)
"Dubious Link Between Atta and Saddam"? Vide. See "Terrorist Behind September 11 Strike Was Trained By Saddam"? Any more, I swear, it's probably safest to put a question mark after....
   
      "Prayer and the Polls"
(12/18/03 08:14:09 AM; 221 words)
"Prayer and the Polls" An article by David M. Shribman in yesterday's Communist Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: This country is divided along lines over how we live, love, tax, vote -- and....
   
      Re: Martino and Saddam
(12/18/03 08:03:39 AM; 211 words)
Re: Martino and Saddam From a reader concerning Vatican Cardinal Says Dentists Are Veterinarians: "My God! O the humanity! We've seen pictures of the brutal, murderous despot getting an oral....
   
    Wednesday, December 17, 2003    
         
      "Still No Mass Weapons, No Ties to 9/11, No Truth"
(12/17/03 07:39:45 PM; 863 words)
"Still No Mass Weapons, No Ties to 9/11, No Truth" Democrats in Self-Destruct Mode L A column by Derrick Z. Jackson at the Boston Globe, today (ellipsis in original). +....
   
      "U.S. Loves Bucks Over Backing"
(12/17/03 07:21:31 PM; 730 words)
"U.S. Loves Bucks Over Backing" Democrats in Self-Destruct Mode XLIX A column by John Aloysius Farrell in the Denver Post, Dec. 14 (ellipses in original). + + + + +....
   
      They're Bringing Out the "N" Word
(12/17/03 07:11:01 PM; 691 words)
They're Bringing Out the "N" Word Democrats in Self-Destruct Mode XLVIII That "N" word would be "Nixon", by the way. Of all the blogs about Democrats in Self-Destruct Mode, this....
   
      Vatican Cardinal Says Dentists Are Veterinarians
(12/17/03 07:48:47 AM; 635 words)
Vatican Cardinal Says Dentists Are Veterinarians Or something like that. Mind you, I blog this while never entirely trusting BBC, Reuters, or AP to faithfully report accurately what anybody (let....
   
      Blog Stuff
(12/17/03 06:34:29 AM; 89 words)
Blog Stuff Finally, Faithful Reader, you can search The Blog from the Core! Small search forms have been added to the right-hand column on the main page (one towards the....
   
    Tuesday, December 16, 2003    
         
      Re: Gore Vidal is a Kook
(12/16/03 06:12:37 PM; 94 words)
Re: Gore Vidal is a Kook I took note of the LA Weekly article back on the fifth of December: it took me that long to get around to blogging....
   
      "The Campaign of Hate and Fear"
(12/16/03 06:09:46 PM; 189 words)
"The Campaign of Hate and Fear" A stunning indictment of Democratic politics in public life and media, by Orson Scott Card at OpinionJournal, today: .... I can think of many,....
   
      Baghdad Jim McDermott Wonders If Saddam's Capture Was Staged
(12/16/03 05:54:53 PM; 185 words)
Baghdad Jim McDermott Wonders If Saddam's Capture Was Staged Democrats in Self-Destruct Mode XLVII As reported in The Seattle Times, today: On Seattle radio yesterday, Rep. Jim McDermott questioned the....
   
      Gore Vidal is a Kook
(12/16/03 08:00:37 AM; 795 words)
Gore Vidal is a Kook LA Weekly has had a couple of articles in the past 18 months on author Gore Vidal. They are real treats. From an interview, Jul.....
   
      The Moderate Islamist
(12/16/03 07:40:23 AM; 624 words)
The Moderate Islamist A two-part series by Michael Vlahos at Tech Central Station looks at the dilemmas of the moderate Islamist. From The Six Dilemmas of the Moderate Islamist, Oct.....
   
    Monday, December 15, 2003    
         
      Seven Hundred and Seventy-One
(12/15/03 07:36:03 PM; 19 words)
Seven Hundred and Seventy-One Spams so far since last Tuesday. Down from last week's Eight Hundred and Twenty-Two.
   
      At Least One Cynic?
(12/15/03 07:30:35 PM; 765 words)
At Least One Cynic? Democrats in Self-Destruct Mode XLVI This column, Faithful Reader, in today's Des Moines Register, is way too good to pass by. + + + + +....
   
      The Breaking Point and Beyond
(12/15/03 07:22:40 PM; 1164 words)
The Breaking Point and Beyond Democrats in Self-Destruct Mode XLV In another case of serendipity bad timing, NPR's Jim Sollisch writes at WaPo, yesterday, the day the world found out....
   
      "Joy to the World"
(12/15/03 07:03:50 PM; 350 words)
"Joy to the World" Wise words from Peggy Noonan, at OpinionJournal yesterday, on the Capture of Saddam Hussein: .... What do we learn? Well, as Samuel Johnson said, "Man needs....
   
      Ten Days Until ---------
(12/15/03 07:00:22 AM; 581 words)
Ten Days Until --------- Columns from America, Canada, and Britain. From Jon Ham in the Durham Herald-Sun, Dec. 11: .... Using the word Christ seems to be completely out of....
   
      Hollywood and the Reasonable Liberal
(12/15/03 06:51:55 AM; 265 words)
Hollywood and the Reasonable Liberal Democrats in Self-Destruct Mode XLIV Brent Bozell takes a look at Hollywood's Vacuumheads, at TownHall, Dec. 5: .... Let's recall a few ridiculous snippets of....
   
      "No Más"
(12/15/03 06:44:31 AM; 276 words)
"No Más" Democrats in Self-Destruct Mode XLIII Daniel Henninger notes, at OpinionJournal, Dec. 5, a trend among the Democrats: .... The Medicare fight was revealing. The federal prescription drug benefit....
   
      "Vegan Computer Geeks For Dean"
(12/15/03 06:38:00 AM; 295 words)
"Vegan Computer Geeks For Dean" Democrats in Self-Destruct Mode XLII The Blonde Bombshellthrower also notices that Dean is a magnet for strange ones: THE COVER STORY in this week's New....
   
    Sunday, December 14, 2003    
         
      "They Aren't Really Americans"
(12/14/03 09:01:25 PM; 1098 words)
"They Aren't Really Americans" Democrats in Self-Destruct Mode XLI Matthew Hoy looks at some extremist Democrats' reactions to the Capture of Saddam Hussein: .... I don't want to question anyone's....
   
      Re: Saddam Capture
(12/14/03 08:39:21 PM; 24 words)
Re: Saddam Capture Perhaps the shortest e-mail message The Blog from the Core has ever received: Christmas came early this year! :-)
   
      San Juan de la Cruz II
(12/14/03 08:28:45 PM; 272 words)
San Juan de la Cruz II Priest and Doctor of the Church Today, though impeded this year by the Third Sunday of Advent, is the feastday of St. John of....
   
      Dean and Friends at NYT Have Really Bad Timing
(12/14/03 04:58:48 PM; 356 words)
Dean and Friends at NYT Have Really Bad Timing Democrats in Self-Destruct Mode XL Tomorrow, Howard Dean is going to give the first "major" "foreign" "policy" speech of his campaign.....
   
      Three by Rossetti II
(12/14/03 12:18:21 PM; 381 words)
Three by Rossetti II Poems by Christina Georgina Rossetti. A Triad Three sang of love together: one with lips    Crimson, with cheeks and bosom in a glow, Flushed to the....
   
      "Terrorist Behind September 11 Strike Was Trained By Saddam"?
(12/14/03 11:17:42 AM; 18 words)
"Terrorist Behind September 11 Strike Was Trained By Saddam"? Vide. [Follow-up: "Dubious Link Between Atta and Saddam"?]
   
      We Got Him!
(12/14/03 09:36:11 AM; 21 words)
We Got Him! Saddam Hussein has been captured! Deo gratias. Kudos to our guys on the ground who have accomplished this!
   

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