April 27, 2004

Specter + Bush vs. Toomey

Hey, I'm back! The blog is looking awfully neglected these days. I'll try to rectify that soon. In the meantime, I weigh in on the Pennsylvania Republican Senate primary in my latest for the American Spectator Online.

Posted by John Tabin at April 27, 2004 02:31 AM

I'd just like to say that most blogs (in addition to updating once in a while) actually post unique content, not just links to articles that the author has written.

On a separate note, a glance at the current cover of the 'Spectator' has given me my daily dose of wry humor (and it's only 10:00):

Weapons of Conventional Destruction
Forget WMDs--Saddam left a country armed to the teeth and still very dangerous

[Forget WMDs? No I won't, thank you very much.]

Neoconservatism is Not Reaganism
Would Ronald Reagan have invaded Iraq?

[What can I say? He certainly would not have. Kudos.]

The War Without End
America's forgotten war in Columbia--or more precisely, the State Department's bungled war.

[Columbia? Wait - war without end . . . bungled . . . guess what else comes to mind.]

Posted by: Anonymous at April 27, 2004 10:02 AM

"I'd just like to say that most blogs (in addition to updating once in a while) actually post unique content, not just links to articles that the author has written."

I knew that, smartass. (Sometimes a string of holidays, weddings, funerals, and minutae can get in the way.)

Posted by: John Tabin at April 27, 2004 01:41 PM

My apologies. I know that between Yom Hashoah, Yom Hazikaron, and Yom Haatzma-Ut, my calendar was swamped to the margins.

In all seriousness, I'm sorry about the funeral(s). And I realize that life gets in the way sometimes =)

Posted by: Anonymous at April 27, 2004 04:49 PM

I know I am getting way off-topic here, but I just have to ask your correspondent: how does one snag an e-ddress like Anonymous@aol.com?!

Posted by: Clar Hale at April 27, 2004 10:11 PM

John Tabin loves unicorns.

Posted by: Travis Meeks at April 28, 2004 12:34 AM

"John Tabin loves unicorns."

It's a sad state of affairs when political debate in this coutry has devolved into baseless name calling and craven partisian attacks.

Once again the media, in the personage of Travis Meeks has pandered to its millionaire pundit values and put something outrageously inacurate in print.

In case you missed it, the vicious, sensationalist claim was debunked last week when it was 'unearthed' that said unicorns were actually not unicorns at all, but only regular horses! Furthermore, the assertion that John Tabin 'loves' unicorns was debunked when it was revealed that the statement was not 'loves' but 'intimate with.'

Don't be surprised if no apology is forthcoming from the author.

Meeks, of course, is one of a multitude of consummate rubes, But what kind of journalist would publish something whose “facts” are so blatantly bogus? In fact, no one has ever so much asclaimed that John Tabin”loves unicorns.' Last week, the claim that he was known to 'have intimate relations' with unicorns was shown to be blatantly false. But a week later, what does the great Meeks do? An editor receives this idiotic notion—and incredibly, he puts it in print! Meeks of course knows the notion is false. But how many readers will know this?

But only a depraved spin doctor in the pocket of his corporate backers would slander a man in such a vicious way.

I say it's time to raise the bar on journalistic integrity and let people like Meeks know that their readers will not be spoon fed this type of political leverage-driven drivel.

Posted by: Anonymous at April 29, 2004 05:03 PM