Monthly Archives: September 2004

The Rarest of Gems

For half an hour after finishing the previous posting, the Dowbrigade tried to explain to Norma Yvonne that while 1-0 was the most common score in soccer, in baseball it was the rarest of gems. Control of the remote was … Continue reading

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Kerry’s Conundrum

In what is probably a case of too many (positions) too late, John Kerry has finally come out with an Iraq policy which is in clear contrast to the Bush position. Kerry has for some time been having trouble elucidating … Continue reading

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NBC on CBS and Bloggers

Just turned on the NBC Evening News, and they are featuring a story on Bloggers, in respect to their role in exposing the Rather documents as fakes. They ask the question, “Who are they, and how did they get so … Continue reading

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Monkeybrain Lives Again

As a teacher and a blogger, the Dowbrigade dreams of the day when he will discover a blogger in one of his classes. We could blog about running the class and he or she could blog about being on the … Continue reading

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Far Graver Than Vietnam

Most senior US military officers now believe the war on Iraq has turned into a disaster on an unprecedented scale by Sidney Blumenthal in the Guardian

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A Danger of Changing Hemispheres

Quechua Indians from Peru, Damian dela Cruz, left, and Sebastian Paitan rehearse at the National Mall, Monday, Sept 20, 2004, in Washington. The Quechuan Indians are performing at the grand opening of the National Museum of the American Indian. from … Continue reading

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Blood and Gore Missing From Campaign

According to the Boston Globe, last season’s loser to the George Bush juggernaut, Al Gore, is enjoying a bit of a renaissance. In fact, they describe him as a "fire-breathing Bush basher," and go on to say: "Speaking with a … Continue reading

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All’s Fair in Love and Politics

A great many books will eventually be written about the 2004 electoral campaign.  If the true facts are ever unearthed (and they almost always come out sooner or later), the tome on the dirty tricks and subterfuges this time should … Continue reading

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Proverbial Ten Foot Polls

The wild swings in recent polls suggest the race is volatile. The nonpartisan Pew Research Center and Harris Interactive polls this week indicated that the race is essentially tied, while a new Gallup survey indicated that Bush holds a lead … Continue reading

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Harvard Community Museum Day

You know how you always find out about the GOOD stuff after its already over, by hearing someone bragging or reading a review in the paper? Well, no excuses this time. This Sunday, from 1 to 5 pm, ALL 8 … Continue reading

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Clinton Agonistes

The Dowbrigade finds the present electoral season disappointing in so many ways. One of the featured acts we were really looking forward to enjoying was the display of political contortionism and dissimulation expected from the Dems Royal Family, Bill and Hillary … Continue reading

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Fox Fight Grips Britain

In a startling move into the 20th century, and after multiple unsuccessful attempts, the British House of Parliment banned the ancient sport of Riding After the Hounds, in which a raucous posse of hundreds of humans, horses and dogs race … Continue reading

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