October 4th, 2004

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More FactCheckery...

There's a Bush-Cheney '04 campaign ad running titled "Healthcare: Practical vs. Big Government"

FactCheck has a fabulous analysis of the ad. Representatives of liberal, centrist, conservative and apolitical orgs all characterized the ad as misleading or inaccurate.

BTW, it gets really interesting when you examine the sources the Bush-Cheney campaign cites to support the ad, but I'll let you read that for yourself.
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I think I've recovered enough...

...to write up comments on Saturday Night's Crown Ball.

First off, we had electricity. Made things much easier.

Mark and Siobhan organized a very classy evening at the Bankers Club. The building is fabulous, and they did an excellent job setting up and decorating the space. lferion announced the guests as they entered. Several entertainers (including kproche) did an excellent job.

Downsides were insane parking (something else was going on downtown, but I'm baffled as to what it was), and a rather large flake-factor. I'm not talking about the folks who lost their transportation (and called in their regrets) or the folks who couldn't find parking (and called in their regrets afterwards). I'm talking about folks who said they were coming and then just didn't show and sent no word.

So anyway, a fun and well-organized event, enjoyed by all present, marred only by sparse attendance.