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Achenblog: September 25, 2005 - October 1, 2005

The End of Zeptember

   "Off Topic" posted this last night:     I don't know a lot about "blogs" - but this is NOT a blog. This is a FORUM.    This one topic with comments thing is not working. "Your people" need...

By Joel Achenbach  |  September 30, 2005; 12:46 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (151)
 
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Dry Rain Again

   It hasn't rained in Washington in the month of September. This morning a front is moving through, but I fear it will once again bring that meteorological anomaly we call dry rain.     Dry rain is what you...

By Joel Achenbach  |  September 29, 2005; 10:55 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (233)
 
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The Perils of Geena Davis

   "Commander in Chief," the new alternate-reality show starring Geena Davis as the first woman president, appears to be set sometime in the near future, because there are references to contemporary political figures -- Mrs. Clinton, Al Gore, Dick Cheney,...

By Joel Achenbach  |  September 28, 2005; 10:41 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (211)
 
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Making Waves on the Hill

    Perhaps no one should have expected the disgraced Michael Brown to fall on his sword, or, in this case, on his sharpened No. 2 pencil. But he didn't exactly burnish his superhero credentials yesterday by blaming everyone but...

By Joel Achenbach  |  September 27, 2005; 8:48 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Lost in Translation

   [From Sunday's Rough Draft column]    TOKYO     I'm terrified I will offend the Japanese, that I'll do something considered unspeakably gross in Japan even though it's normal in America, like adjusting one's underwear to solve a pinching...

By Joel Achenbach  |  September 26, 2005; 6:13 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (150)
 
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250 Billion Here, 250 Billion There...

   ....and pretty soon, you're talking about real money.     The always excellent Grunwald and Glasser today tell the story of the Louisiana delegation's request for $250 billion to rebuild after Katrina. A quick glance at the proposed Hurricane...

By Joel Achenbach  |  September 26, 2005; 9:10 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (151)
 
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