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Entries by Marty Kaplan from 10/2005

Arriet-hay Iers-may Ill-way Overturn-way Oe-ray Ersus-vay Ade-way

| Posted 10.05.2005 | Entertainment
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Decoding Bush on Miers: "Trust me" = she'll overturn Roe. "She won't legislate from the bench" = she'll repeal gay marriage laws, school prayer bans, campaign finance limits, and everything else on the books that we don't like.

Must Read

| Posted 10.09.2005 | Huffington Post

So far, the US occupation of Iraq has managed to increase the insurgency from 5,000 to 20,000. we now face the prospect that the most wildly optimistic BushCo scenario -- political progress -- will actually energize the suicide bombers even more.

Sweet Schadenfreude

| Posted 10.12.2005 | Politics
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The possibility that the potentates and pundits they’ve slobbered over these past five years will turn out to be perp-walkers and propagandists has forced the media machine to wake up and smell Karl’s Kool-Aid.

This Is How It Works

| Posted 10.15.2005 | Entertainment
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If you want to see the reality-based community in action, check out this excerpt from Judy Miller's account of her Grand Jury testimony.

Tucker: Moron, Liar or GOP Sock Puppet?

| Posted 10.20.2005 | Entertainment
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A breathtakingly satisfying evisceration: Minutes after the Times story that Patrick Fitzgerald is likely to bring against Karl Rove and Scooter Libby hit the Web, Tucker Carlson went ballistic...

Poll: 2 + 2 = 5

| Posted 10.23.2005 | Politics
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According to a new CBS poll only 15% think Darwin had it right. This result joins polls saying that most Americans think Saddam was behind 9/11, or that we found WMD’s in Iraq...

Coin-Laundry Chyrons

| Posted 10.26.2005 | Politics
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Now it's MSNBC CONTRIBUTOR or FOX NEWS ANALYST, rather than, you know, CONVICTED WATERGATE FELON, or FRIEND OF BOB NOVAK.

Harry, You've Done a Heck of a Job

| Posted 10.27.2005 | Politics
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Documents? Shmocuments. The idea that her withdrawal is a consequence of an intransigent Senate's insistence on breaching executive privilege is being roundly poo-poohed as a "red herring."

Media Meta Mania

| Posted 10.28.2005 | Politics
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The media love meta. For them, it's sexy to speculate about a pre-emptive pardon, but it's wonky to actually investigate a pre-emptive war.

Hey! Watch the Birdie!

| Posted 10.29.2005 | Entertainment
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Bush will now enflame our fears by preparing us for a bird flu pandemic. Influenza is the new Islamofascism.