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Tuesday, January 27th, 2004

DENNIS MILLER IN A DEBUT THAT RIVALS THE MAIDEN VOYAGE OF THE HINDENBURG

I seldom watch TV but I made an exception tonight to see Dennis Miller in his new cableTV show and in the shocking aftermath I can only wonder if the comedian famous for his erudite references was taken over by the pod people. Good Lord !

Miller, who is an immensely talented and brilliant comic looked unsure of himself, the format, his line delivery and even the suit he was wearing – the only thing more painful than watching his performance was the silence that followed Miller’s jokes. Literally at times the uncomfortable shifting of the audience audibly matched the sound of the lone guy laughing. Arnold Schwarzenegger rescued Miller in the first segment only to watch him crash during the news commentary portion. At one point, Miller received one of his few genuine audience responses when he asked a director ” to remove the stick up my ass “. I’m a big fan of Miller’s and looked forward to his openly conservative incarnation but this show was a disaster on par with Dean’s Iowa concession speech…” Yeeeeeeeeearrrrrrrrgh “.

Somebody get Miller out of his mortician’s suit and back into normal clothes and transition the show back to the smart-alecky HBO show format where he is at ease with himself. I’d also advise getting some guests whose views conflict with Miller’s so the sparks can fly to stimulate his quick repartee instead of twenty minutes of the groveling ass-kissing that prevailed tonight with Arnold. Conservatism or political topics are not the problem – Miller made many conservative points about the war quite effectively after 9/11 with biting wit – the problem is equating intellectual seriousness with acting like a boring, hectoring stiff.

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Saturday, January 24th, 2004

THE REVOLUTION IN EUROPEAN MILITARY AFFAIRS

Geitner Simmons explains the new model Budeswehr. What would von Moltke have thought ?

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Thursday, January 22nd, 2004

INFRASOUND WEAPONS

No, it’s not your child’s CD player.

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Thursday, January 22nd, 2004

MORE ON HIZB UT-TAHRIR

From The Argus.

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Thursday, January 22nd, 2004

WESTERN SCIENTIST TOURS NORTH KOREAN NUCLEAR SITE-DOUBTS WEAPONIZATION CAPABILITY

A top western nuclear scientist inspecting North Korean nuclear facilities confirms Pyongyang’s claim to process plutonium but doubts their ability to make a functioning nuclear bomb.

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