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Archive for the 'christopher hitchens' Category

Electorate Hands Elephants Their Asses…

Wednesday, November 8th, 2006

…Pelosi Eats President’s Lunch. Karl Rove’s “architecture” is now a building in search of…um….a structural engineer. Yeah, that’s it. Suddenly no one cares about John Kerry’s inept standup routine, the Threat Of Gay Marriage, or Rush Limbaugh’s dumbassed gyrations. And let’s see Bush talk about “political capital” now. Washington Post: Overall, 59 percent of voters [...]

Christopher Hitchens Salutes The Audience on Real Time With Bill Maher, 8.25.06

Friday, August 25th, 2006

A particularly cranky Mr. Hitchens flipped off Bill Maher’s audience when they booed him on last night’s program. Twice. [Click the image on the left to enlarge]. Here’s a better screen capture than mine, along with further (and endearingly slanted) details. A more elaborate rundown can be found at Althouse. Naturally, Crooks and Liars has [...]

Dignity Is Not An Option, Part II

Monday, January 23rd, 2006

George Galloway and Dead Or Alive’s Pete Burns (apparently Boy George and Richard Simmons found the prospect humiliating). [link courtesy the redesigned Andrew Sullivan]. In an apparently related piece, Christopher Hitchens kicks the cat while it’s down.

“An Appalling Abuse Of State Power”

Wednesday, January 18th, 2006

Christopher Hitchens presents this Huffington Post rant regarding the NSA spying issue.

You Can’t Improve On Reality

Monday, January 16th, 2006

The most depressing aspect about this story– George Galloway drinking milk from Rula Lenska’s cupped hands on a British reality TV program– is that I will never be able to make up anything anywhere NEAR this good. It’s enough to make me content with just posting about spilling wine on my laptop. Sigh. [thanks to [...]

Hitchens On Allegations Regarding Galloway

Wednesday, October 26th, 2005

First the setup, then the roundhouse.

ANSWER and Last Weekend’s Peace Marches

Tuesday, September 27th, 2005

This past weekend’s peace marches have provoked some muckraking. Who is ANSWER and what’s their affiliation and history? Gal Beckerman’s CJR Daily piece comes up with some unsettling answers. Andrew Sullivan has been a merciless critic of the way the Bush administration is conducting war in Iraq. However, an entry in today’s Daily Dish points [...]

Hitchens-Galloway Video, Articles

Saturday, September 17th, 2005

The Guardian runs down some highlights of last week’s Hitchens-Galloway debate, as well as streaming RealVideo of the event. American Enterprise Online analyzes the debate. Hitchens handed out a leaflet to those waiting in line for the debate [.pdf]

Hitchens-Galloway Debate on C-SPAN2 Tonight

Saturday, September 17th, 2005

The Christopher Hitchens Web reports last week’s tumultuous brawl will be broadcast tonight at 6pm PT on C-SPAN2. Galloway is scheduled to guest on Real Time With Bill Maher this Friday. Although not listed on the roster, rumor has it Hitchens may show up, as well.

Hitchens/Galloway Debate

Thursday, September 15th, 2005

An email to Andrew Sullivan: I was there for the Hitchens-Galloway debate last night. I’m a moderate lefty with uncompromising pro-regime change sentiments. Hitch came out and was his dazzling self. There is no one alive with his talent for disputation. He hit masterfully all the blunt and subtle points of the the pro-regime change [...]