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LIVE BLOGGING ‘HTAAF’


LIVE BLOGGING ‘HTAAF’

4:04 A minute to go and still no Dorian IM. Today’s broadcast is off to an inauspicious start.
4:05 My office is so cold, my fingers are numb.
4:05 “Resplendent ensem” from J.C. Penny? Ace sounds French.
4:06 John McCain saved the Republic! Loving democratic media spirit squad.
4:06 Karol: Ohh, Mccain…yesssss.
4:06 Karol quotes Dorian: John McCain, the most popular man who will never be President. Dorian Davis gets a plug! (I guess that’s why he’s got no time to IM the little people.)
4:07 Is Ace insinuating that John “No MLK Day’ Mccain is a DEMOCRAT?
4:07 Liberal Republicans in the Senate will get much praise just in time for their election.
4:08 Karol: Uncle Ace…what’s a filibuster?/Ace: well, kids gather round let me tell you a story about the ‘concerted and systematic’ attempt to filibuster “many” of Bush’s nominees.
4:09 Karol: Just to be clear for all of our listeners, the filibuster is the use of obstructionist tactics especially long speech making. (Huh…just a minute ago she didna know what a filibuster was and had to ask Ace. Curious.-ed.)
4:10 Ace thinks cloture is just a misspelling of closure. )Oooh…where’s Roberts when you need him?-ed.)
4:11 “Flame throwing Bob Byrd, Former Klansman” (You think that’s what’s on the good Senator’s nameplate?)
4:11 The point of the filibuster is to try to use it only in exceptional circumstances.
4:12 Conservatives are unhappy because they fear that any conservative justice — anyone who doesn’t pass the test of the liberal advocates (hahahahahaha-ed) – is that they are going to filibuster anybody who is not left of center.
4:12 After all that, Ace thinks this could be a good deal.
4:12 Karol holds fast to the idea that “we haven’t won anything.” (Who knew she was even playing?-ed)
4:13 Mccain said he would make a great President and holds no ill will about the 2000 election.
Karol: “Olympia Snowe…Rhode Island Senator…They are the usual suspects. They are the most liberal Republicans” (Well, let’s work together to get them out of the Senate.)
4:13 Camille Paglia or Paulia, I don’t know how to pronopunce it, it’s an Italian name. She calls Mccain a deeply starnge individual.”
4:14 Quasi John Mccain supporetr Ace thinks Mccain is a little off with his preeening and self-righteousness.
4:14 we have two great guests AGAIN!!
4:15 A gravy train of guests? Mmmm…gravy. “I always forget about the triumphs of others.”- Ace (Hmmm…I smell a new quote for his site.-ed)
4:15 Scott Johnson of powerline. Great blog competes with instapundit in telling what the news is of the day
4:16 Karol: a Can’t miss blog! She should trademark that.
4:16 KArol: Do most americans even know what they are?
4:16 Powerline guy thinks the people most responsible for Bush’s reelection really care. He got more e-mail about this than Dan Rather (Nooooo (insert surprise))
4:17 Robert Byrd being now called a moderate and Ace thinks he’s one of the most partisan voices in the Senate. “he’s a fire bomber” [Is Ace a pyromaniac?]
4:18 To see Robert Burd trotted out front and center made me crave a stiff drink.
4:18 Powerline guy is old enough to remember Byrd being the last segregationist standing. In 2005 he’s teh perfect face of the Democratic party. “They deserve him.”
4:19 Bring it back as Bobby Byrd’s greatest hits
4:19 Karol: And remember when he tried to filibuster…dead silence…
4:20 Powerline guy is reminded of the movie High Noon. (President Clinton’s favorite movie -ed)
4:20 Townsmen get their full due today because the
4:20 Democrats seem to be upset about it too and taht has to count for someothing. But I think we got the worst part and didn’t win anything.
4:21 Powerline guy doesn’t know why New York Times thinks this is a victory for Bush and these people who were supposedly a threat will be confirmed tomorrow.
4:22 Ace, silver miner! “Perhaps this is delaying the final confrontation. If Dewine and Graham are telling the truth (HA, not bloody likely) then they seem to be inclined to believe they can exzecute the nuclear option
4:222 powerline guy is pretty sure there will not be a day of reckoning.
4:23 Ace is echoing. What button did they push?
4:23 If Bush sends up a conservative like Mcihael Mcconell, the dems will invoke this extraordinary circumstances option
4:24 if he sends up alberto gonzales, they would have reaped the rewards by chastening the president without any liabilities.
4:24 Oh, his name is Scott Johnson. (We should proabably read who is gonna be on before we try this exercise next week. -ed)
4:28 HTAAF = ratings debacle?
4:28 “mentally challenged woman who likes to eat sweets is “real stretch” for Rosie O’Donnell?
4:29 Ace was getting lots of e-mails in his mailboxes about how fake the documents were, but didn’t believe it until the “heavy hitters” got behind the story.
4:30 Started writing about the sixty minute II story at 7:51 AM Central time — Ace dubs this an important momemnt in the blogosphere.
4:31 Four supposedly new documents were available in PDF form on the 60 minute II site. He figured if there was nothing to it, there would be e-mails to taht effect. But when he got to work he would post the information available from his readers even though he “still wasn’t sure” Then Little Green Football’s Charles Johnson declared the documents fradulent.
4:32 Ace explains what Charles Johnson did by rewriting the memos word for word in Microsoft. “And it was a perfect match” -Ace. No difference. “Total visual proof these were written in 2003/2004”
4:33 Is he out of his mind? Was he saying that CBS was committing a fraud?
4:34 Has to be wishful thinking because CBS would not blow something this big.
“Portrayed Bush’s service in a negative light which conflicts with everything I knew about Bush’s service” (HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH -ed.)
4:34 By 10:30, you could look with your own eyes and see it was a fraud.
4:35 Did Ace just call them Hobbits?
4:36 Approximate traffic prior to Rathergate and after? 6,000 readers which started climbing until election day when they had 250000 hits and then it fell off perciptously. (to the lowly 150,000 hits…*sigh*-ed)
4:37 Is teh Newsweek story the same as teh Rather story or are there differences?
4:37 He thinks it was a lot like the ‘fake, but accurate’ explanation. Very tough to say, but I don’t think isikoff’s story was a mistake.
4:38 washington post editor would do periscope columns and they are just for washing through the rumor mill. so if a story couldn’t be confirmed it
4:39 Karol: “17 people dead later, that might not seem like such a good idea anymore” Uhh…is this the same woman who was going to make sure she mocked islam until the arabic world understood democracy?
4:40 How is the media different from blogs?
4:40 Ace: “I’ve had to correct a lot of errors myself and it hurts, but we do do it.” (My word, MSM, if *ACE*, can admit when he’s made a mistake, why is it sooo hard for you people? -ed.)
4:40 “Hate to be a one-note Johnny” (Clareified SCOOP: “Ace’s real name is John!”)
4:41 www.powerlineblog.com. (yeah, cause he needs the publicity. -ed.)
4:45 Karol and Ace? Ace and Karol. FIIIINE. (Dude, these two should get a radio show.-ed.)
4:45 When Arafat died there was the hope that there would be lasting peace in Israel.
4:46 Mr. Pipes calls arafat a “monster of a human being” but the problem is that they want to destroy israel.
4:46 The key is not personality or money or american wishes, it is are the Palestinians ready to accept Isreal as a permanent feature. right now the answer is no.
4:48 To argue that this is taken out of context is silly. It is ubiquitous: wherever you turn, posters, sermons, school books, all have the same message “Israel must be destroyed.”
4:49 Why the frequent trope about Jews at vampires (I agree with Ace, Karol does suck, but she’s no vampire. And it’s not cause she’s a Jew. )
4:50 Our politics is debased when people bring up Hitler, it’s a whole other level when you bring up Dracula…
4:51 What the U.S. government is trying to do is get Israelis and Palestinians together at the table, but what we need to do is get the palestinians to accept the reality of a permanent Israel. Israel wants to be accepted and the Palestinians have to accept that the war is over and they need to tend to their own garden.
4:52 Karol: Sharon sees great opportunities with abbas and he’s a hardliner. Mr Pipes disagrees: “Ariel Sharon used to be a hardliner.” “SHARON HAS MOVED THE FAR LEFT!” (umm…ok.) “In the course of 2003, he made a hard shift.” The result is tremendous friction in his own party. “He has betrayed us!”
4:53 “He grew!”
4:57 Ooh..three minutes left “Thank goodness” (ace can read minds!)
4:57″I find that leftists tend to elevate symbolism over reality” (Stop exhaling –ed.)
4:58 Casual anti-emitism pervades Europe like it did here in the fifties.
U.S. had a “social anti-semitism” it was never murderous” (ooh social hate…so quaint)
4:59 Karol! She asks questions and she answers them! “What could be done about that? Nothing.”
5:00 Up next week: Herman Cain.
5:00 “Thanks for listening, bye bye” but oh, Karol gets the last word: “bye.”

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