Re: M. Moore's technicolor op-ed showing in your neighborhood theater. The Scandinavian Spectator Blog: Stambord runs "The Lies of Fahrenheit," by Michael Moynihan in Stockholm, who picks this out of the movie of the week. It's Condoleeza Rice making this claim:

"Oh, indeed there is a tie between Iraq and what happened on 9/11.”

"Pretty damning stuff, isn’t it?" asks Moynihan. "But that was the truncated, Michael Moore version. Now for the full, unexpurgated quote:

“Oh, indeed there is a tie between Iraq and what happened on 9/11. It’s not that Saddam Hussein was somehow himself and his regime involved in 9/11, but, if you think about what caused 9/11, it is the rise of ideologies of hatred that lead people to drive airplanes into buildings in New York.”

In other words, Moore doctored the quote to make Rice claim what the administration never denies it claimed. Naughty, but people eat it up. And P.T. Barnum would be pleased as punch.


Just came off a failed experiment in flying Republican ideas past 100 or so newsies in an E-mail grouping. Advice: don't do it. A) They are not interested. B) Some of them object strenuously to the ideas themselves - it's not what they are used to hearing and their minds are made up.

So on to the wild world of the blog, as I told another member of the group, where sensitivities are not so finely attuned to the tried and true even if false. Charge!


Dennis Byrne (registration required) compares the pro-late-term-abortion judge to Joseph Mengele, the Nazi boy from Brazil. It's worth reading.
Ex-Chicagoan Roger Simon fell in love with a wonderful column in 1980 and has nourished the flame ever since. Read this on Ronald Reagan.