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Monday, March 22, 2004
 

Richard Clarke

Once again, in the tradition of Paul O'Neill, what "60 Minutes" calls exclusive information from a former administration official is really promotion of a book written by someone too vain to see why their work was found to be unsatisfactory, as this story illustrates.
 
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Friday, March 19, 2004
 

C-SPAN

C-SPAN celebrates 25 years of public access to government. See this page for an excerpt from the first broadcast, with an obscure representative from Carthage, Tennessee named Albert Gore, Jr. predicting great good coming from the new public affairs network. NPR also has a story on founder Brian Lamb.

While I didn't have cable for most of my life, it was last year when watching Lamb interview Will Vehrs and Tony Adragna of Shouting 'Cross the Potomac that I was inspired to finally start blogging, and it was through this connection that I was introduced to fellow inspired blogger Mark Kilmer.
 
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Tuesday, March 16, 2004
 

Consequences

The best take on the Spanish election I've seen is Mark Kilmer's, and I found it especially noteworthy that all the recent stories covering Zapatero's pledge to remove Spanish troops from Iraq by June 30th fail to remind the reader that Iraq is retaking its own sovereignty that same day.
 
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Wednesday, March 10, 2004
 

An Alternative to MTV

I don't know if it's a free preview or a permanent addition to the basic DISH Network package but tonight I discovered the music video channel Fuse, which actually plays music videos and is apparently not owned by Viacom, two very good selling points.
 
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Tuesday, March 09, 2004
 

Viacom's Nerve

So I have DISH Network satellite TV and I noticed myself this morning that MTV, MTV2 and VH1 were blocked and the note on the screen said it had to do with Viacom wanting higher fees. The good news is I still have the CBS channel out of Atlanta, WGNX, so I can watch "Navy NCIS" tonight. I really won't miss the music channels.
 
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Sunday, March 07, 2004
 

Class

John Kerry thinks money equals class, which is not true at all. Matt Drudge reveals the official Kerry campaign web site is full of obscenities, which even Bill Clinton would have considered beneath him to allow.
 
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Monday, March 01, 2004
 

Undead

Now a doctor backs my untrained, intuitive medical opinion: Keith Richards is undead.
 
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Finally

The historically, blatantly political and less than objective Academy Awards has finally made history by naming a fantasy film for Best Picture, "The Return of the King." Might they actually start judging films on their merits in the future? If only past awards could be remedied, like when the inferior "Annie Hall" beat the first "Star Wars."
 
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