September 5th, 2008


Something to watch for.

Most of us will probably have to search it out on cable, or video, but Passchendaele looks really good.

I confess to having a fascination with WW1, much more than WW2. I think it shapes the present world more than any other event in recent memory (the US Civil War is more formative, for the US, but for the rest of the Western World, The Great War is, despite it's being buried in the collective subconscience, more affective)
Pixel Stained

God is an iron

From Media Matters

Last week, in an apparent effort to paint Sen. Hillary Clinton as self-absorbed, the AP's Ron Fournier counted the number of times she used "some variation of the pronoun 'I'" in her convention speech. Fournier came up with 17. Media Matters checked his work, and found 21 such uses. But Fournier's point was undermined by the fact that at least 13 of those uses of the pronoun were about Clinton's support for Obama, the importance of the 2008 election, or what matters in the election.

So ... when can we expect Fournier to tally up the number of times John "cause greater than self" McCain used the pronoun "I" in his convention speech? It's well over 100 -- and that doesn't even count variations.

Another blogger had the perseverance to count the variations (me, myself, mine, etc.). The final tally, more than 200.

Perhaps a letter to his boss, asking for such a comparison might be in order.