‘The sheer scale of some of these markets’:
Surprised Boston doesn’t have its own downtown weekend flea market
, complementing Haymarket. ...
Is Dan Rather a right-wing plant?:
It’s become a laughable full-scale contemporary media/political drama
-- no longer a highly dubious story about the highly bogus subject of Bush’s irrelevant Guard duty 35 years ago. ... A Republican friend of Hub Blog said yesterday that he talked with some low-level person in the Bush operation and that she and other staffers were ‘ecstatic’ about all the attention being paid to the Guard/RatherGate furor. Reason: Attention away from today’s you-know-what
, all because Danno and others couldn’t resist pushing a decades-old, non-story Guard issue that won’t swing a single vote either way. ...
That clever, well-oiled Right Wing Attack Machine. How did they lure Dan et gang into the old Let’s Revisit Vietnam trap? Dangling Vietnam works every time, I suppose. ... But what if it’s proven someone else dangled the Vietnam-era bait? Now who else is obsessed with Vietnam? Hmmm. ... Hub Blog thinks Reader No. 1 is onto something: Will Kerry soon insist we stop talking about Vietnam? Kerry lost all of August to a Vietnam debate. He’s losing most of September to a Vietnam-related debate. Checking the old calendar as I write and, yes, I think it’s possible some of October could be wiped out too. ... But they’ll get to the bottom of GuardGate, damn it!
Don’t look now, but two prominent Republicans
are now criticizing the administration’s handling of Iraq. Senator Richard G. Lugar: "Now, the nonsense of all [the predictions] is apparent; the lack of planning is apparent." ... Senator Chuck Hagel: "Maybe we ought to have a hearing with the inventors of this, have them come back up, all these smart guys that got us in there and said, 'Don't worry.' " ... Ah, Sen. Hagel, smart guy Paul Wolfowitz will be more than willing to explain the war -- after he finishes his new op-ed campaign
on behalf of an Indonesian journalist, whose fate is being linked to the war.
... Most of the senators’ were rightly furious about non-military reconstruction efforts in Iraq, a point made yesterday by Austin Bay
, via Instapundit
, who took time out yesterday from RatherGate to post on the latest depressing news from Iraq. But the problem just isn’t reconstruction: major military concerns
abound, too. ... Hey, where are all of last year’s mocking ‘They’re Bungling It’ comparisons between post-war Germany and Iraq? This ain’t post-war Germany, folks, unless I missed the part about suicide bombers and entire German cities being taken over by insurgents.
OK, so we knew there would be problems at the beginning
for the new Central tunnels. But I sure hope it’s not the concrete