It Wasn’t A Crime, It Was A Strategy

In case you missed the President's speech this evening, here is a summary:"September 11, 2001." {Pause} "Well, enough about that. Let's talk about my failed foreign policy."My favorite line was "If we yield Iraq to men like bin Laden, our enemies will be emboldened; they will gain a new safe haven; they will use Iraq's resources to fuel their extremist

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Factual Inaccuracies In The Path To 9/11

I was among the rabid right-wing bloggers fortunate enough to receive an advance copy of the ABC / Disney miniseries The Path To 9/11. While I applauded the filmmakers for bringing to light some hard truths regarding the attacks (where "hard" is defined as "un-"), I feel obligated to point out a few minor errors and inconsistencies:The Starr Report alleged

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Lost And Confound

I went to an oral surgeon today. Yeah, don't ask. I will say that this wasn't the visit where they actually do the work, this was the one where they tell you how much the subsequent visit is going to cost. What a great racket, dentistry. At least kidnappers have to go through the trouble of cutting letters out of

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I Like Like

This afternoon my local NPR station had a program devoted to language -- specifically, which words people love and hate. As with most things in this world, the hate:love ratio was skewed heavily in favor of the former. For every person calmly rhapsodizing about the beauty of "loquacious," there were half a dozen Angry Grammarians incensed by "very unique" and

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Highest Form Of Flattery

defective yeti ... IN THE NEWS!As far as the judge was concerned, the paper he ordered Brandon Dickens to write as punishment for ducking jury duty was plagiarized ... Dickens, formerly of Tyrone Township, originally landed in [the judge's] doghouse in June, when he failed to return to jury duty after a lunch break. The judge ordered him to spend

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Friday Afternoon Scratchpad

Comments(0) Email:To: matthew@defectiveyeti.com From: mustaphawaziri5@virgilio.it Subject: THE STORY OF MY LIFE, PLEASE READ!!!Jesus Christ, these bloggers are getting more aggressive every year. Sorry, Man Quack Because I am a staunch opponent of animal cruelty, I've decided to stop using KY jelly. I recently learned that it is made by taking an adorable little ducky and cutting off its first three

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The Bad Review Revue

Trust The Man: "Opening a film with a small child straining on a toilet and talking about poop isnt just a bad idea; its an invitation to unfortunate metaphor." -- Manohla Dargis, New York Times Zoom: "The director of Zoom is Peter Hewitt, who also directed Garfield. Nothing more to say about that." -- Stephen Williams NEWSDAY Crossover: "The entire

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