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Saturday, October 29, 2005

How Can This Be?

To watch the evening news, you'd think America is on the verge of collapse. Instead, the USA is kickin'.
Hurricanes Didn't Stop Economy From Growing
By Nell Henderson, Washington Post Staff Writer

The U.S. economy grew briskly in the third quarter, despite the damage inflicted by hurricanes Katrina and Rita on the Gulf Coast and the bite of high energy prices on household budgets, the government reported yesterday.

Consumer spending quickened, businesses invested more and the government poured money into hurricane relief, causing the economy to expand at a 3.8 percent annual rate in the third quarter, the Commerce Department reported. (link)
One would expect, now that the shock from Hurricanes Katrina and Wendy have been absorbed, and reconstruction has begun in earnest, that the economy is going to be even stronger in the next four quarters.

Not that you'll know it if you listen to the whiners in the media.

Much Ado About Nothing

The mainstream media reported, in their familiarly breathless and somber fashion, that indictments rained down upon a beleageured and imploding White House yesterday. How long will Bush last? Will the war be called off? Can our democracy survive? Are there enough prison beds for all the wrong-doers in the Republican Party?

Horse shit.

John Podhoretz sums up Plamegate in The New York Post:

So, after 28 months, what we are told is this: Scooter Libby, the vice president's chief of staff, lied about his conversations with two reporters. He lied about those conversations first to FBI investigators in the fall of 2003 and then to a grand jury in the spring of 2004.

And in telling those lies, says independent counsel Patrick Fitzgerald, Libby sought to impede the investigation into the public exposure of CIA operative Valerie Plame Wilson.

That's all, folks.

This whole business got started because Valerie Wilson/Plame's name was revealed to Robert Novak by one government source, then confirmed by a second (called "Official A" in the indictment, but almost certainly White House Deputy Chief of Staff Karl Rove). Novak published it on July 14, 2003.

There's nothing in the indictment about this event. (link)
The mainstream press was almost apoplectic with excitement yesterday, what with the endless possibilities the indictment of one man in the White House created. But once the drugs wear off and they begin to analyze that which actually took place yesterday, they'll ...

Oh, who am I kidding. NBC, CBS, CNN, ABC, the New York Times, and the Washington Post will continue to fantasize in their lead news stories about what the indictment of Lewis Libby really means.

And so it shall continue.