Wednesday, March 30, 2005

Did the Washingtonian out Hillary Rosen?

Did the Washingtonian out Hillary Rosen?

Via The Daily Howler, The Washingtonian notes that:
Hilary Rosen, former director of the Recording Industry Association, and Elizabeth Birch, former Human Rights Campaign executive director, sold a six-bedroom Tudor on Hillbrook Lane in Spring Valley for $2,300,000. The house listed for $2,350,000.

Does this consist of the outting of Ms. Rosen? For myself, I could care less if she’s muff-munching or being ploughed; she was arguing loudly and longly on the wrong side of an economic issue (and has been amply rewarded for doing so).

But once again, a proponent of "Values" appears to be living a life of which her supporters would not approve.

Tuesday, March 22, 2005

Los Angeles Times: Sex Vows Did Not Curb STDs

How to tell when a virgin isn't

Facts are stubborn things. I can lie in a survey about whether I have had or will have sex. A woman can do the same, intrusive medical examinations aside.

However, getting a venereal disease is a pretty clear indicator of the accuracy of the answer.

Monday, March 21, 2005

You knew this going into the war

Things you knew going into war are now the reason things went wrong later

If a leader fights with the troops and logistics he's given, why is he allowed to allocate blame because of his fantasy?

Oh, wait; there is some blame to be allocated:
"General Franks made a call, and he made a judgment that not only would they not be needed and it would not be appropriate, but that it would be ill advised to put that many more, quote, 'occupation forces' in," Mr. Rumsfeld said on the ABC News program "This Week."

But is that the whole story?
Mr. Rumsfeld - one of the most hands-on defense secretaries in a generation, whose concepts for modern warfare significantly shaped the military's plan for Iraq - did acknowledge in the interview that he officially endorsed General Franks's recommendations for troop levels.

And the liberators will need to provide more to ensure democracy, or, what's wrong with these two sentences?
"They had a successful election. The Iraqi security forces are increasingly taking responsibility."

The American military force in Iraq is down from a spike in January to 150,000 before the elections, the highest level since Baghdad fell, although Mr. Rumsfeld said the number would probably increase again for the next elections this fall.

But don't worry; we don't want it to be a truly free election
He cautioned the new Iraqi government against favoritism, which he said could weaken the counterinsurgency mission.

Thursday, March 17, 2005

Jeffrey Sachs is no lightweight, and he gets it EXACTLY correct

Jeffrey Sachs is no lightweight, and gets it EXACTLY correct

That CNN describes Sachs only as "Kofi Annan's top poverty adviser" speaks volumes.

Pull Quote:
One of those most vocally opposed to Wolfowitz's nomination was U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan's top poverty adviser.

"It's time for other candidates to come forward that have experience in development," professor Jeffrey Sachs, director of the Earth Institute at Columbia University, told the U.N. Economic and Social Council.

"This is a position on which hundreds of millions of people depend for their lives," AP quoted him as saying. "Let's have a proper leadership of professionalism."