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Potions of Mass Destruction In Iraq, attempting to combine these ingredients thusly consitutes a Weapons of Mass Destruction ProgramTM: A woman has set her Madrid home on fire while cooking up a potion in an attempt to imitate the fictional wizard Harry Potter (news – web sites), emergency services say….For want of more magical ingredients, […]

Uranium Hoax Hoax The Capitol Hill Blue story cited below is a hoax–Capitol Hill Blue founder Doug Thompson now alleges that he was intentionally deceived by someone pretending to be Terry Wilkinson for the last 20 years (Thompson: “Erasing the stories doesn’t erase the fact that we ran articles containing information that, given the source, […]

There’s That Word Again QUESTION: Do you still believe they were trying to buy nuclear materials in Africa? BUSH: Right now? QUESTION: No, were they? The statement you made… BUSH: One thing is for certain, he’s not trying to buy anything right now. If he’s alive, he’s on the run. And that’s to the benefit […]

A Reasonable Plan? Due credit to Texas Republican State Sen. Jeff Wentworth for coming up with a reasonable plan that the Dallas Morning News and Autin-American Statesman have endorsed. From the Dallas Morning News: The San Antonio Republican wants his colleagues to create an independent redistricting panel. Republicans would name four members to the body, […]

It’s a Silly Map! From today’s Houston Chronicle: Senators rebuke House on remap, eye own plan. Said Sen. Kip Averitt, R-Waco, “It’s a silly map. I can’t support that. I can’t support splitting my county.” Currently the Texas Senate is not even debating redistricting but rather debating whether to debate redistricting, a process that takes […]

More Programming Earlier, I talked about the administration not so subtly replacing the pre-war allegations of Iraqi Weapons of Mass Destruction with post-war allegations of Iraqi Weapons of Mass Destruction Programs. Apparently, Tony Blair is also with this program. According to a story in The Independent, Blair faced over an hour of questioning by the […]

Well Said I now predict that Clark will become, if he wasn’t already, the preferred candidate of the Left half of the blogosphere. Why? Taegan Goddard’s Political Wire has this quote from General Clark: “The world expects something more of an American president than to prance around on a flight deck dressed up like a […]

Uranium Update UPDATE: The story cited below is a hoax–Capitol Hill Blue founder Doug Thompson now alleges that he was intentionally deceived by someone pretending to be Terry Wilkinson for the last 20 years (Thompson: “Erasing the stories doesn’t erase the fact that we ran articles containing information that, given the source, was probably inaccurate. […]

What a Difference a Day Makes First, take a look at Talking Points Memo for an excerpt from Ari Fleischer’s press conference yesterday as he tries to argue that the uranium statement in the State of the Union speech was not incorrect. For example: Q: Do you hold that the President – – when you […]

Chronology Correction and Clarification Blogger Rob Booth, who has the advantage of living in Texas, corrects part of my chronology. By confusing the Texas House of Representatives with the U.S. House of Representatives, my post falsely gives the impression that the current U.S. Congressional districts were drawn up by the Legislative Redistricting Board, which has […]