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  • Still Mad As Hell (Childless Spinster? Why Am I Not Surprised?)

    02/09/2014 8:00:10 PM PST · by MuttTheHoople · 22 replies
    New York Times ^ | February 8, 2014 | Maureen Dowd
    I OFTEN wonder what Paddy would think......?
  • Killing Evil Doesn’t Make Us Evil (Colossal Barf Alert!!!)

    05/08/2011 8:52:11 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 34 replies
    New York Slimes ^ | May 7, 2011 | Leftwing lunatic Maureen Dowd
    I don’t want closure. There is no closure after tragedy. I want memory, and justice, and revenge. When you’re dealing with a mass murderer who bragged about incinerating thousands of Americans and planned to kill countless more, that seems like the only civilized and morally sound response. We briefly celebrated one of the few clear-cut military victories we’ve had in a long time, a win that made us feel like Americans again — smart and strong and capable of finding our enemies and striking back at them without getting trapped in multitrillion-dollar Groundhog Day occupations. But within days, Naval Seal-gazing...
  • Catherine Zeta-Jones' Bipolar II Struggle

    04/14/2011 3:38:56 PM PDT · by edpc · 20 replies
    Yahoo Health ^ | 14 April 2011 | Lisa Collier Cool
    After supporting husband Michael Douglas through his battle with throat cancer, Catherine Zeta-Jones needed medical care for herself. After “the stress of the past year,” her representative said in a statement, the movie star “made the decision to check into a mental health facility for a brief stay to treat her bipolar II disorder,” a condition similar to bipolar I disorder, characterized by mood swings from high to low. Zeta-Jones has been hit with a series of devastating events: In 2010, her stepson, Cameron Douglas, was sentenced to five years in prison on drug charges, and four months later, her...
  • Catherine Zeta-Jones is treated for bipolar II disorder

    04/13/2011 8:02:10 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 40 replies
    latimes.com ^ | April 13, 2011 | Eryn Brown
    A representative for Catherine Zeta-Jones confirmed Wednesday that the actress recently underwent inpatient treatment for bipolar II disorder at a Connecticut mental health facility. Booster Shots spoke about the disorder with David J. Miklowitz, PhD, a professor of psychiatry at the UCLA School of Medicine and author of "The Bipolar Disorder Survival Guide: What You and Your Family Need to Know." Bipolar disorder, formerly known as manic-depression, is typically lifelong and recurrent, Miklowitz said. Some people have their first episode in childhood, others later in life; the majority, during the teen years. Some people experience episodes every few years; others...
  • Worlds Without Women (Catholics treat women like the Muslims do)

    04/12/2010 9:23:08 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 145 replies · 2,496+ views
    New York Times ^ | 04/10/2010 | MAUREEN DOWD
    When I was in Saudi Arabia, I had tea and sweets with a group of educated and sophisticated young professional women. I asked why they were not more upset about living in a country where women’s rights were strangled, an inbred and autocratic state more like an archaic men’s club than a modern nation. They told me, somewhat defensively, that the kingdom was moving at its own pace, glacial as that seemed to outsiders. How could such spirited women, smart and successful on every other level, acquiesce in their own subordination? I was puzzling over that one when it hit...
  • Hats off to Catherine Zeta Jones (photos)

    06/12/2009 3:20:52 AM PDT · by dennisw · 30 replies · 2,588+ views
    dailymail ^ | 9:39 AM on 12th June 2009 | By Lizzie Smith
    (LOTS OF GREAT PHOTOS) Catherine provided the entertainment - the Chicago actress performed dressed as a 1920s flapper as she showed off her dancing skills onstage. The 39-year-old, who has two children with Douglas, had earlier arrived hand-in-hand with her husband. On the red carpet she wore a flowing scarlet bustier dress, with a thigh-high split.
  • Catherine Zeta Jones Paid $5,700 Per Second To Star In Shampoo Commercial

    06/02/2009 5:04:24 AM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 31 replies · 1,363+ views
    All Headline News ^ | June 1, 2009 | Shannon McGregor
    Hollywood, CA (BANG) - Catherine Zeta-Jones was paid a staggering $5,700 a second to star in a shampoo commercial. The Oscar-winning actress earned $2.5 million for the seven-minute TV advertisement for haircare product Lux, which will only be broadcast in China and Japan. An executive at Unilever, the firm behind the commercial, told Britain's The Sunday Times newspaper: "We wanted Catherine as we remember her in 'Entrapment, all slinky and mysterious." "That's why the advert was written as a mini spy movie. Pity you won't see it on British television. She looks pretty good in it, but that's the deal."...
  • I've dreamed a dream of playing the Hairy Angel... Catherine Zeta Jones eyes up film role

    04/28/2009 8:06:30 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 23 replies · 2,200+ views
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | April 29, 2009 | Paul Revoir
    She'd need to tone down her famous sex appeal - and seriously cultivate her eyebrows. Even so, Catherine Zeta Jones is said to be desperate to play Susan Boyle on screen. Miss Zeta Jones, 39, has apparently asked about the film rights to the singer's life story and sensational appearance on Britain's Got Talent. It is believed that Oscar-winning film director James Cameron, who was behind Titanic, has expressed an interest in a similar project. Miss Boyle, a shy church volunteer from West Lothian, Scotland, has become a star in the U.S. after her performance of I Dreamed A Dream...
  • Zeta unravels, 2005 hurricane season ends

    01/06/2006 4:13:56 PM PST · by peyton randolph · 4 replies · 360+ views
    Reuters via Yahoo! ^ | 01/05/2006 | Unknown
    Tropical Storm Zeta weakened and began to break apart on Friday, bringing a final and overdue end to the costliest and busiest Atlantic hurricane season on record, U.S. forecasters said. By 4 p.m. EST, Zeta was a tropical depression around 900 miles east-northeast of the Leeward Islands of the eastern Caribbean, with maximum sustained winds near 30 mph (45 kph). But the U.S. National Hurricane Center said Zeta was rapidly losing its tropical characteristics. "I suppose it is only fitting that the record-breaking Atlantic hurricane season ends with a record-breaking storm," wrote hurricane center forecaster Stacy Stewart in the Miami-based...
  • Actor Michael Douglas pushes for tighter gun control

    12/03/2005 9:25:06 AM PST · by kiriath_jearim · 104 replies · 2,010+ views
    Ireland Online ^ | 12/2/05 | n/a
    Douglas pushes for tighter gun control 02/12/2005 - 10:28:39 Fatal attraction star Michael Douglas is planning to lobby the US government for tighter gun control, because he's still haunted by rocker John Lennon's 1980 shooting death. Lennon was murdered outside his New York City apartment building by Mark Chapman, and the event is one of the major reasons why Douglas wants to use his position as a United Nations Messenger of Peace to lobby for disarmament. He says: "I was there the night John Lennon was shot, three blocks away. It left a lasting impression on me. "It motivated me...
  • Reformer Without Results (Dowd alert)

    08/12/2005 10:08:45 PM PDT · by Crackingham · 18 replies · 724+ views
    NY Times ^ | 8/13/05 | Maureen Dowd
    President Bush has done so much for women. Not at home, of course. Women in jeans in America may have their rights eroded by an administration where faith trumps science, but women in burkas? The president can't talk enough about how important their rights are. And in the administration's diplomacy-free foreign policy, five of its top spokesmen on the Muslim world are women: Condi Rice; Laura Bush; Liz Cheney, No. 2 in the Near East bureau of the State Department and head of the Middle East democracy project; Karen Hughes, the new under secretary of state for public diplomacy; and...
  • Zeta-Jones Tells Off Stalker ["slice me up 'like Manson did to Sharon Tate."]

    07/09/2005 3:38:35 PM PDT · by Brilliant · 38 replies · 2,562+ views
    E! Online via Yahoo! News ^ | July 8, 2005 | Joal Ryan
    Catherine Zeta-Jones' stalker is neither famous nor infamous, the Oscar-winning star hissed Friday. "You are just a criminal." Zeta-Jones' comments were read aloud at the Los Angeles sentencing of Dawnette Knight. The 33-year-old Beverly Hills woman pleaded no contest Feb. 25 to stalking Zeta-Jones and threatening to cut the actress' throat, shoot her in the head and "slice her up like meat on a bone and feed her to the dogs"--allegedly all in the name of what was termed a "girlish crush" on Zeta-Jones' husband, fellow actor Michael Douglas. Knight was hit with a three-year prison sentence, $200 restitution fine...
  • Maureen Dowd: What Rough Beasts?

    05/07/2005 3:05:47 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 54 replies · 2,062+ views
    New York Times ^ | 5/7/05 | Maureen Dowd
    I love chimeras. I've seen just about every werewolf, Dracula and mermaid movie ever made, I have a Medusa magnet on my refrigerator, and the Sphinx of Greek mythology is a role model for her lethal brand of mystery. So when chimeras reared up in science news, I grabbed my disintegrating copy of Edith Hamilton's "Mythology" to refresh my memory on the Chimera, the she-monster with a lion's head, a goat's body and a serpent's tail: "A fearful creature, great and swift of foot and strong/Whose breath was flame unquenchable." Bellerophon, "a bold and beautiful young man" on flying Pegasus,...
  • Dick Cheney And Pope Benedict XVI Turn Back The Hands Of Time (DOWD ALERT!)

    It was a move so smooth and bold, accomplished with such backstage bureaucratic finesse, that it was worthy of Dick Cheney himself. The eminence grise who had long whispered in the ear of power and who had helped oversee the selection process ended up selecting himself. In Cheneyesque fashion, he searched far and wide for a pope by looking around the room and swiftly deciding he was the best man for the job. Just like Cheney, once the quintessentially deferential staff man with the Secret Service code name “Back Seat,” the self-effacing Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger has clambered over the back...
  • Uncle Dick and Papa

    04/22/2005 10:09:31 PM PDT · by neverdem · 32 replies · 4,943+ views
    NY Times ^ | April 23, 2005 | MAUREEN DOWD
    It was a move so smooth and bold, accomplished with such backstage bureaucratic finesse, that it was worthy of Dick Cheney himself. The éminence grise who had long whispered in the ear of power and who had helped oversee the selection process ended up selecting himself. In Cheneyesque fashion, he searched far and wide for a pope by looking around the room and swiftly deciding he was the best man for the job. Just like Mr. Cheney, once the quintessentially deferential staff man with the Secret Service code name "Back Seat," the self-effacing Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger has clambered over the...
  • Maureen Dowd: Smoke Gets In Our News

    04/20/2005 10:02:36 AM PDT · by news blogger · 67 replies · 2,097+ views
    New York Times ^ | April 20, 2005 | Maureen Dowd
    In the free fall of TV news, ABC's attempt to create a successor for Ted Koppel's Nightline will go down as one of the most hilariously embarassing moments.One show tested recently, according to reports, was set in a nightclub. It had while tablecloths, candles, a jazz quintet, a live audience at little tables -and this is not a joke-faux fog.The nightclub segments that were tested had Gen X hosts and guests, red-blue debates on Michael Jackson, the Olen twins 'dumpster chic' and 'mad as hell' rants.ABC decided not to go with the fog machines. Still, Ted Koppel-who vowed to leave...
  • The Passion of the Tom (MoDo Has a Schoolgirl Crush on the Majority Leader)

    04/07/2005 8:27:19 AM PDT · by gopwinsin04 · 19 replies · 945+ views
    NY Times ^ | 4/7/05 | Maureen Dowd
    When Dick Cheney tells you that you have gone too far, you know that you are way over the edge. Last week, the Vice President told the New York Post's editorial board that Tom DeLay should not have jumped on the judges who refused to order that Terri Schiavo's feeding tube be reinserted.He said he 'would have problems' with the DeLay plan to get revenge on the judges: 'I don't think that is appropriate.'There's some skittishness in the party leadership about the Passion of the Tom, the fiery battle of the born again Texan to show he's being persecuted on...
  • DeLay, Deny and Demagogue (Meow, meeoooowwwww, meeeeeeeeooooooooowwwwww? ZOT!!!)

    03/26/2005 12:30:11 PM PST · by iamontherightofit · 83 replies · 3,460+ views
    The New York Times ^ | 03/24/05 | Maureen Dowd
    March 24, 2005 OP-ED COLUMNIST DeLay, Deny and Demagogue By MAUREEN DOWD h my God, we really are in a theocracy. Are the Republicans so obsessed with maintaining control over all branches of government, and are the Democrats so emasculated about not having any power, that they are willing to turn the nation into a wholly owned subsidiary of the church? The more dogma-driven activists, self-perpetuating pols and ratings-crazed broadcast media prattle about "faith," the less we honor the credo that a person's relationship with God should remain a private matter. As the Bush White House desperately maneuvers in Iraq...
  • Maureen Dowd: Delay, Deny and Demagogue (MoDo Asks: 'Why Wont that B--- Die Already')

    03/25/2005 2:51:39 PM PST · by gopwinsin04 · 108 replies · 3,505+ views
    NY Times ^ | 3.24.05 | Maureen Dowd
    My God, we really are in a theocracy.Are the Republicans so obsessed with maintaining control over all branches of governemnt that they are willing to turn the nation into a wholly owned subsidiary of the church?The president, who couldnt be bothered to be dragged outside to talk about the more than one hundred thousand people who died in the horrific tsunami, was willing to be dragged out of bed to sign a bill about one women his base has fixated upon.The scene on Capitol Hill this week has been almost as absurdly macabre as the film 'Weekend at Bernies,' with...
  • Maureen Dowd on MSNBC: Republicans Pulling a 'Weekend at Bernies' In Congress Over Shiavo Case

    03/21/2005 8:00:55 AM PST · by gopwinsin04 · 124 replies · 3,713+ views
    Laura Ingraham just said she heard this broadcast, illustrating the elite liberal mindset on this case.
  • Maureen Dowd: A Defense That's Offensively Weak (Freedom Blooms in the Middle East, MoDo Whines)

    03/10/2005 11:20:56 AM PST · by gopwinsin04 · 39 replies · 1,976+ views
    NY Times ^ | 3.10.05 | Maureen Dowd
    In sports, offense is most glamorous. It moves the ball, it scores, and everybody breaks out the high fives.It's all about the flash and the glory. Defense, on the other hand, is all about anonymity. It's about wrestling in the trenches, digging in your heels and fighting the opposition for every inch.Republicans understand the publicity advantage of a relentless offense. They had a flashy offense in W's presidential campaigns and two wars, and in their war on the press. In his 2002 pre-emptive doctrine, laying the groundwork for attacking Iraq, President Bush was reputed to have written the line, 'The...
  • Maureen Dowd: The Taming of the Shrews (Takes One to Know One MoDo..)

    03/05/2005 4:24:15 PM PST · by gopwinsin04 · 111 replies · 2,604+ views
    NY Times ^ | Sunday March 6, 2005 | Maureen Dowd
    From pornography to 'Desperate Housewives' women being degraded has an entertainment value far greater than men being degraded.People like Martha Stewart and Hillary Clinton a lot more once they were 'broken,' ice queens melted into puddles of vulnerability.Hillary was America's first lady, photographed smiling in her designer dresses as she oversaw table settings and placements for state dinners, even though she did not care about such domestic piffle and was instead really manuvering to take over huge chunks of domestic policy.Martha was the first lady of gold leaf designer lifestyle nesting, even though her uber-nest was so scary that her...
  • CIVILITY: Women round the bases to find they've gotten nowhere

    02/22/2005 8:06:43 AM PST · by rwa265 · 72 replies · 1,448+ views
    St. Louis Post-Dispatch ^ | 02/22/2005 | Maureen Dowd
    There have been a lot of gaffes about women lately. And as Michael Kinsley trenchantly observed, a gaffe occurs not when somebody lies, but when he says what he really thinks. We got a brutal glimpse into the thinking of a certain segment of the male species reading the transcript of the condescending musings of Harvard's president, Lawrence Summers, on the "intrinsic aptitude" and "variability of aptitude" of women. Whatever point he was trying to make, he ended up making this one: The problem isn't female aptitude; it's male attitude. He confuses the roles society assigns to women with what...
  • Where's The Road Beef? (Maureen Dowd Looking for an Injection)

    02/20/2005 10:36:59 AM PST · by gopwinsin04 · 109 replies · 2,305+ views
    NY Times ^ | Sunday February 20, 2005 | Maureen Dowd
    At the dawn of feminism, there was an assumption that women would not be as severely judged on their looks in ensuing years. Phooey. It's just the opposite.Looks matter more than ever, with more and more women spending fortunes turning themselves into generic, plastic versions of what they think men want, reaching for eerily similar plumped up faces and body shapes.Pretty soon, we will be back into the era when flight attendants--or shall I say stewardesses-- are canned when they gain a few pounds. The New York Post reported that Boragta Hotel and Spa in Atlantic City would start weighing...
  • Ruby do for Zeta

    02/08/2005 8:40:57 PM PST · by SmithL · 4 replies · 636+ views
    The Sun (UK) ^ | 2/8/5 | Victoria Newton
    CATHERINE ZETA JONES was a picture of perfection at the annual Red Ball in New York. The actress – with hubby MICHAEL DOUGLAS – wore plunging black which showed off her fabulous curves.
  • Torture Chicks Gone Wild (Dowd alert)

    01/29/2005 1:53:47 PM PST · by Pokey78 · 97 replies · 135,118+ views
    The New York Times ^ | 01/30/05 | Maureen Dowd
    WASHINGTON By the time House Republicans were finished with him, Bill Clinton must have thought of a thong as a torture device.For the Bush administration, it actually is.A former American Army sergeant who worked as an Arabic interpreter at Gitmo has written a book pulling back the veil on the astounding ways female interrogators used a toxic combination of sex and religion to try to break Muslim detainees at the U.S. prison camp in Cuba. It's not merely disgusting. It's beyond belief.The Bush administration never worries about anything. But these missionaries and zealous protectors of values should be worried about...
  • A Bunch of Krabby Patties

    01/23/2005 1:04:36 AM PST · by rdb3 · 34 replies · 2,428+ views
    The New York Slimes ^ | 23 January 2005 | Maureen Dowd
    January 23, 2005OP-ED COLUMNISTA Bunch of Krabby PattiesBy MAUREEN DOWD should have known.I can't believe I thought he was just an innocent little sponge wearing tight shorts. What in the name of Davy Jones's locker would a sponge be doing holding hands with a starfish or donning purple and hot-pink flowered garb to redecorate the Krusty Krab if he weren't a perverted invertebrate?Before this is over, we're going to find out that SpongeBob is the illicit spawn of the Tampa shock jock Bubba the Love Sponge. Who knew SpongeBob would become as fraught as the cover of "Abbey Road"?It took...
  • The 12 Days of Rummying

    12/11/2004 1:36:51 PM PST · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 23 replies · 1,073+ views
    NY Times ^ | Dec 12, 2004 | Maureen Dowd
    On the first day of Christmas, my Rummy sent to me a Saddam pigeon in a palm tree. Not knowing Osama's address, Rummy hastened to 'Potamia - and a mess, exhorting his pal Cheney, "Let's bomb Baghdad again, golly gee!" On the second day of Christmas, my Rummy sent to me two dead-ender turtle doves (Colin and Kofi), flowers and chocolates from the ninny Chalabi, and a billion Arabs mad at me. On the third day of Christmas, my Rummy sent to me three French henpeckers and imaginary W.M.D. And 300 tons of lost explosives going BOOM! everywhere. Rummy tried...
  • ZETA-JONES' GEMSTONE ADVICE TO PITT

    12/07/2004 8:39:46 PM PST · by SmithL · 38 replies · 835+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 12/7/4 | Daily Dish
    . . . .Catherine Zeta-Jones allayed Brad Pitt's fears about buying his wife Jennifer Aniston jewelry again -- by insisting women never tire of receiving glittering gemstones. The actress refuses to pay for diamond rings or ruby necklaces herself, because she deems the purchase of such fashion accessories her husband Michael Douglas' job. She says, "Call me old-fashioned but nothing says 'I love you' like a big, old rock. Jewelry represents special moments in your life, and only my husband buys it for me." So when her "Ocean's Twelve" co-star Pitt approached Zeta-Jones to ask her advice on an anniversary...
  • Pretty-boy clones anchor the news

    12/02/2004 5:39:30 PM PST · by Lorianne · 44 replies · 1,184+ views
    Siattlepi.com ^ | 03 December 2004 | Maureen Dowd
    It's the End of an Era. A momentous change. Last night, on NBC, one tall and handsome white male anchor with bespoke clothes replaced another tall and handsome white male anchor with bespoke clothes. Even Tom Brokaw is a little surprised that he has been succeeded by someone who looks like the love child he and Peter Jennings never had. "I honestly thought, eight or nine years ago, that when we left," Brokaw said, referring to himself, Peter and Dan Rather, "that it would be the end of white male anchor time." Nah. Those guys are hard to kill off....
  • It's Still a Man's World on the Idiot Box

    12/01/2004 7:26:32 PM PST · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 50 replies · 11,470+ views
    NY Times ^ | Dec 2, 2004 | Maureen Dowd
    It's the End of an Era. A momentous change. Tonight, on NBC, one tall and handsome white male anchor with bespoke clothes will replace another tall and handsome white male anchor with bespoke clothes. Even Tom Brokaw is a little surprised that he has been succeeded by someone who looks like the love child he and Peter Jennings never had. "I honestly thought, eight or nine years ago, that when we left," Mr. Brokaw said, referring to himself, Peter and Dan Rather, "that it would be the end of white male anchor time." Nah. Those guys are hard to kill...
  • Blood Is Thicker Than Gravy (Dowd alert)

    11/27/2004 2:30:55 PM PST · by Pokey78 · 146 replies · 8,533+ views
    The New York Times ^ | 11/28/04 | Maureen Dowd
    WASHINGTON — I've been surprised, out on the road, how often I get asked about my family. They're beyond red - more like crimson. My sister flew to West Virginia in October to work a phone bank for W. People often wonder what our Thanksgiving is like.It's lovely - if you enjoy hearing about how brilliant Ann Coulter is, how misguided The New York Times's editorial page is, and how valiant the president is as he tries to stop America's slide into paganism. This year, my brothers were on the warpath about news reports that Maryland public schools did not...
  • Absolute Power Erupts (Maureen Dowd Alert!)

    11/20/2004 5:07:39 PM PST · by wagglebee · 123 replies · 4,796+ views
    New York Times ^ | 11/21/04 | Maureen Dowd
    They're fragile and frazzled, depressed and self-doubting. Trapped in their blue bell jar, drowning in unfulfilled dreams, Democrats are the "Desperate Housewives" of politics. The image of Republicans as the Daddy party and Democrats as the Mommy party came roaring back in 2004, with a chesty President Bush and Dick Cheney prevailing by making the case that they could protect America from vicious terrorists and uxorious gays better than the Brahmin they painted as a sissy. In politics, as on TV, political correctness is out and retro is in. Hillary's bid to be president suddenly appears more wobbly, and the...
  • A Plague of Toadies

    11/18/2004 12:45:10 PM PST · by freeparella · 15 replies · 549+ views
    The New York Times ^ | Published: November 18, 2004 | MAUREEN DOWD
    I went to see the magical "Pericles'' at the Shakespeare Theater the other night. In ancient Greece, the prince of Tyre tires of all the yes men around him. He chooses to trust the one courtier who intrepidly tells him: "They do abuse the king that flatter him. ... Whereas reproof, obedient and in order, fits kings, as they are men, for they may err.'' Not flatter the king? Listen to dissenting viewpoints? Rulers who admit they've erred? It's all so B.C. (Before Cheney). Now, in the 21st-century reign of King George II, flattery is mandatory, dissent is forbidden, and...
  • A Plague of Toadies (Or in Mo's Case, 1 Ugly Toad)

    11/18/2004 6:28:39 AM PST · by .cnI redruM · 28 replies · 810+ views
    New York Times ^ | November 18, 2004 | By MAUREEN DOWD
    I went to see the magical "Pericles'' at the Shakespeare Theater the other night. In ancient Greece, the prince of Tyre tires of all the yes men around him. He chooses to trust the one courtier who intrepidly tells him: "They do abuse the king that flatter him. ... Whereas reproof, obedient and in order, fits kings, as they are men, for they may err.'' Not flatter the king? Listen to dissenting viewpoints? Rulers who admit they've erred?
  • Slapping the Other Cheek (Dowd Weekly Barf Alert)

    11/13/2004 6:13:59 PM PST · by UB355 · 44 replies · 1,618+ views
    NY Times ^ | 11/13/04 | Mo Dowd
    November 14, 2004 OP-ED COLUMNIST Slapping the Other Cheek By MAUREEN DOWD You'd think the one good thing about merging church and state would be that politics would be suffused with glistening Christian sentiments like "love thy neighbor," "turn the other cheek," "good will toward men," "blessed be the peacemakers" and "judge not lest you be judged." Yet somehow I'm not getting a peace, charity, tolerance and forgiveness vibe from the conservatives and evangelicals who claim to have put their prodigal son back in office. I'm getting more the feel of a vengeful mob - revved up by rectitude -...
  • A Moveable Feast of Terrorism (Dowd Alert!)

    11/11/2004 9:31:40 AM PST · by Hermann the Cherusker · 30 replies · 1,348+ views
    The New York Times ^ | November 11, 2004 | Maureen Dowd
    During the campaign, President Bush and Dick Cheney gave the ominous impression that there was a dire threat that terrorists could incinerate Americans at any time if that powder puff John Kerry got anywhere near the Oval Office. Mission accomplished. Tell those wolves to scat, and let that eagle soar, baby. ... The president is putting his own counsel, Alberto Gonzales, who wrote the famous memo defending torture, in charge of our civil liberties. Torture Guy, who blithely threw off 75 years of international law and set the stage for the grotesque abuses at Abu Ghraib and dubious detentions at...
  • Maureen Dowd's Take on Kerry's Loss (Illogical Moron Alert)

    11/05/2004 5:04:58 AM PST · by freedomlover · 72 replies · 3,280+ views
    WGST Radio (Atlanta) | 11/5/04 7 Am EST | Freedomlover
    This AM Maureen Dowd was being interviewed on our local "RUSH station", WGST Atlanta 640 AM. Here are the basic points she made as to why Kerry lost and what the Dems need to do to regain power. I leave it to you to figure out the consistency of these statements. - Kerry was not too liberal, so this is not something that needs to change (please keep that thought, Maureen). - Kerry didn't state his positions clearly enough, so nobody really knew what he stood for. - Kerry didn't take a stand on anything, particularly on anything "controversial".
  • Rove's Revenge (Dowd alert)

    11/06/2004 2:15:57 PM PST · by Pokey78 · 182 replies · 5,277+ views
    The New York Times ^ | 11/07/04 | Maureen Dowd
    WASHINGTON — Just how much did Karl Rove hate not being one of the cool guys in high school in the 60's? Enough to hatch schemes to marshal the forces of darkness to take over the country? Oh, yeah. A supporter of Nixon against Kennedy at 9, the teenage Karl was, in his description, "a big nerd," a small guy with a pocket protector, briefcase, and glasses almost as big as his head. Even as a high school debater in Salt Lake City, "Rove didn't just want to win; he wanted the opponents destroyed," write James Moore and Wayne Slater...
  • The Red Zone (Dowd alert)

    11/03/2004 7:17:17 PM PST · by Pokey78 · 103 replies · 4,391+ views
    The New York Times ^ | 11/04/04 | Maureen Dowd
    WASHINGTON — With the Democratic Party splattered at his feet in little blue puddles, John Kerry told the crushed crowd at Faneuil Hall in Boston about his concession call to President Bush. "We had a good conversation," the senator said. "And we talked about the danger of division in our country and the need, the desperate need, for unity, for finding the common ground, coming together. Today I hope that we can begin the healing." Democrat: Heal thyself. W. doesn't see division as a danger. He sees it as a wingman. The president got re-elected by dividing the country along...
  • Will Osama Help W.? [Maureen Dowd BARF ALERT!!!]

    10/30/2004 6:29:08 PM PDT · by NYC GOP Chick · 38 replies · 1,100+ views
    NY Times ^ | 10.31.2004 | Maureen Dowd
    Will Osama Help W.? By MAUREEN DOWD ASHINGTON — Some people thought the October surprise would be the president producing Osama. Instead, it was Osama producing yet another video taunting the president and lecturing America. After bin Laden's pre-election commentary from his anchor desk at a secure, undisclosed location, many TV chatterers and Republicans postulated that the evildoer's campaign intrusion would help the president. O.B.L., they said, might re-elect W. They follow the Bush strategists' reasoning that since President Bush rates higher than John Kerry on fighting terror, anytime Americans get rattled about Iraq and Al Qaeda, it's a plus...
  • Vote and Be Damned (DOWD barf alert)

    10/16/2004 6:46:06 PM PDT · by neverdem · 52 replies · 1,372+ views
    NY Times ^ | October 17, 2004 | MAUREEN DOWD
    October 17, 2004OP-ED COLUMNISTVote and Be DamnedBy MAUREEN DOWD irst Dick Cheney said that supporting John Kerry could lead to another terrorist attack. Then Dennis Hastert said Al Qaeda would be more successful under a Kerry presidency than under President Bush. Now the Catholic bishops have upped the ante, indicating that voting for a candidate with Mr. Kerry's policies could lead to eternal damnation. Conservative bishops and conservative Republicans are working hard to spread the gospel that anyone who supports the Catholic candidate and onetime Boston altar boy who carries a rosary and a Bible with him on the...
  • What Prison Scandal? [DOWD Alert]

    05/20/2004 1:49:46 AM PDT · by conservative in nyc · 6 replies · 150+ views
    New York Times ^ | 05/20/04 | Maureen Dowd
    May 20, 2004OP-ED COLUMNISTWhat Prison Scandal?By MAUREEN DOWD ASHINGTONMaybe anyone who was once married to Liz Taylor — at a time when she favored tiger-striped pantsuits and Clyde's chicken wings — would not flinch at wrangling with another aging sex symbol and demanding diva: Rummy.Or maybe, at 77, Senator John Warner is at a stage in life where he can't be intimidated into putting a higher value on Republican re-election prospects than on what he sees as the common good.In a bracing display of old-fashioned public spiritedness, the courtly Virginian joined up with the crusty Arizonan, John McCain, to...
  • Dowd: Welcome to Bushworld, where things aren't what they appear to be

    05/19/2004 3:57:23 PM PDT · by stillnoprotestsagainstmuslims · 40 replies · 197+ views
    sltrib.com ^ | 5/19/04 | stillnoprotestsagainstmuslims
    Dowd: Welcome to Bushworld, where things aren't what they appear to be Maureen Dowd THE NEW YORK TIMES WASHINGTON -- It's their reality. We just live and die in it. In Bushworld, our troops go to war and get killed, but you never see the bodies coming home. In Bushworld, flag-draped remains of the fallen are important to revere and show the nation, but only in political ads hawking the president's leadership against terror. In Bushworld, we can create an exciting Iraqi democracy as long as it doesn't control its own military, pass any laws or have any power. In...
  • The Orwellian Olsens (Dowd alert)

    04/24/2004 3:40:33 PM PDT · by Pokey78 · 39 replies · 227+ views
    The New York Times ^ | 04/25/04 | Maureen Dowd
    WASHINGTON It's their reality. We just live and die in it.In Bushworld, our troops go to war and get killed, but you never see the bodies coming home.In Bushworld, flag-draped remains of the fallen are important to revere and show the nation, but only in political ads hawking the president's leadership against terror.In Bushworld, we can create an exciting Iraqi democracy as long as it doesn't control its own military, pass any laws or have any power.In Bushworld, we can win over Falluja by bulldozing it.In Bushworld, it was worth going to war so Iraqis can express their feelings ("Down...
  • [Repugnant Reptile] Roberts Feuds with Zeta-Jones over Clothing

    04/12/2004 6:39:18 PM PDT · by Paul Atreides · 36 replies · 286+ views
    IMDb.com ^ | 4-12-04
    Hollywood rivals Julia Roberts and Catherine Zeta-Jones are reportedly feuding over who gets the best outfits in upcoming movie sequel Ocean's Twelve. The Oscar winners reportedly fell out on the set of 2001 comedy America's Sweethearts - and are now battling it out on the sequel to 2001 heist thriller Ocean's Eleven. Roberts - who starred in the first film - is alleged to have exploded after discovering Zeta-Jones' more glamorous wardrobe. An onset source tells British newspaper the Daily Mirror, "Julia didn't like the clothing she was to wear, especially when she got a look at the gorgeous stuff...
  • The Iraqi Inversion (Dowd alert)

    04/07/2004 8:39:12 PM PDT · by Pokey78 · 12 replies · 156+ views
    The New York Times ^ | 04/08/04 | Maureen Dowd
    WASHINGTON Maybe after high-definition TV, they'll invent high-dudgeon TV, a product so realistic you can just lunge through the screen and shake the Bush officials when they say something maddening about 9/11 or Iraq, or when they engage in some egregious bit of character assassination.It would come in handy for Karen Hughes's Bush-nannying book tour and Condoleezza Rice's Clarke-riposting 9/11 commission testimony.And I was desperately wishing for it yesterday, when Donald Rumsfeld held forth at a Pentagon briefing.Even though the assumptions the Bush administration used to go to war have now proved to be astonishingly arrogant, naïve and ideological, Mr....
  • Who's Your Daddy Party? (Dowd alert)

    03/27/2004 3:05:04 PM PST · by Pokey78 · 24 replies · 427+ views
    The New York Times ^ | 03/28/04 | Maureen Dowd
    WASHINGTON I wasn't sure how to ask John Kerry, so I just blurted it out: "Is there anything we need to know about your relationship with your father?"I didn't think the country could take another vertiginous ride on the Oedipal tilt-a-whirl. It's hard not to see the Bush unilateral foreign policy — blowing off allies and the U.N. to rewrite the ending of a gulf war his father felt had ended appropriately — as the ultimate act of adolescent rebellion."I know what you're saying," Mr. Kerry murmured.The globe got whipsawed by a father-son relationship so twisty and rife with undercurrents...
  • See Dick Run (Dowd alert)

    03/03/2004 8:18:56 PM PST · by Pokey78 · 25 replies · 197+ views
    The New York Times ^ | 03/04/04 | Maureen Dowd
    WASHINGTON You've got to admire the Bush re-election ads being rolled out today. With up to $60 million to spend by convention time, the campaign is plotting the most expensive political advertising seduction in history, and you can see the money on the screen.In scary/gauzy images, the president does his best to shift the blame, take the credit and transmit concern about regular folks — waitresses, welders, firefighters, black children, black seniors, middle-class families — when he really spends more time helping his fat-cat corporate friends.Mr. Bush continues to imply that we should be scared because we're not safe, so...
  • Purity of the Powells (Dowd alert)

    02/04/2004 8:44:24 PM PST · by Pokey78 · 8 replies · 169+ views
    The New York Times ^ | 02/05/04 | Maureen Dowd
    WASHINGTON Washington is in the virtue business this week.Center stage is a riveting father-son drama. (No, not that one.)At the Federal Communications Commission, Michael Powell is trying to save America's virtue, while over at the State Department, his father, Colin, is trying to save his own virtue.They are both obsessing about something that should have been there, but suddenly wasn't.The son demanded an explanation for Janet Jackson's missing material, while the father wrestled with an explanation for Saddam Hussein's missing matériel.The son opened an inquiry into something everyone had already seen, as the father defended his speech making the case...