Archive for July, 2008

The Iraq Surge, Timetables, and Progress

Posted July 23, 2008 By Dave Thomer

In the hub-bub over Iraqi government leaders backing Barack Obama’s general proposal for a 16-month timeline to withdraw American combat troops, John McCain has been making the argument that even if, after all “translation”-related confusion has been cleared up, the Iraqis do agree with Obama, Obama deserves no credit for this because he opposed the […]

On Misdirected Satire

Posted July 15, 2008 By Dave Thomer

I still owe the blog a couple of essays on my overall thoughts about the Obama campaign, but I gotta get my two cents in on the New Yorker cover. The idea of the cover is supposedly to satire the various e-mail smears and rumor-attacks directed at both Barack and Michelle Obama and point out […]

Site Was Hacked; Clean Now

Posted July 8, 2008 By Dave Thomer

UPDATE: Google has finished reviewing the site and has found it to be clean; they’ll be removing the warnings from the site’s search results. The hackers were able to insert new files onto the server and insert malicious code into WordPress that created a number of problems. I’ve deleted all the malicious files, and I […]

OK, I Really Gotta Update Now

Posted July 8, 2008 By Dave Thomer

Matthew Sweet has updated his web site and announced a release date for Sunshine Lies, his next album. Two tracks can be sampled at the web site, and more are available at his myspace site. So far I’m very partial to Byrdgirl, which is one song more attached than I became to his last album. […]