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Flood 'Em

This is an emergency. In addition to contacting your own representatives, Sen.
Max Baucus and Sen. Olympia Snowe are the ones we need to back off on their plans to eviscerate the public healthcare plan. Please take the time today to call or fax. (Real letters are the best possible thing.)

Also, it's time to squeeze Obama. We want him to veto any plan that arrives without a real public option. You might want to tell him what you think of this: Read below the fold...

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Atheist's Lullaby



Sweet dreams... without the illusions. Read below the fold...

Good questions, perhaps with answers that are not simple

An Op-Ed in yesterday's Times from some hippies. Here are a few: Read below the fold...

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Data Point

Thread: 

From the June 5th letters section of the Star Tribune, a woman tells her story:

"ABORTION DOCTOR SLAIN
A personal story may give a little perspective

Regarding the murder of Dr. George Tiller, the antiabortion zealots would like everyone to think late-term abortions are never performed for a good reason. (The woman's life, health and wellbeing and severe fetal defects are not considered good reasons.)

Perhaps a real-life example will help everyone (at least the decent people) understand this issue.

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Feeding the hamsters...

At alert reader WRhouse's request, the PayPal buttons are back up. Hey, every little bit helps! Our hosting service is great, but not cheap, and at some point this summer I've got to buy firewood... Read below the fold...

Incoherence

[Welcome, BooMan readers! You may wish to skip directly to UPDATE 2. Or enjoy the latest. -- lambert]

After a ritual denunciation of the PUMAs, BooMan goes on, sanely, to ask the right question:

How can we possibly believe that Evan Thomas is an objective reporter when he is comparing the president to God?

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Queen killer

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Dear ad server, is it necessary that this image, for something called "Evony," shows up every three seconds on feminist-friendly blogs?

Couldn't you share with us something more uplifting? Like this montage from an inspiring progressive video, which figures prominently in Eric Boehlert's "Bloggers on the Bus":

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Marigolds as companion plants for tomatos

Will any old marigold do? Do they have to be scented? Read below the fold...

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Village, what village?

Mike Lux:

Presidents generally get about the media coverage they deserve.

Time to shut down the blogosphere. All is well in the mainstream! Read below the fold...

The disconnect

Chris Bowers:

By comparison to the rally, where applause for Specter was muted and anger toward Specter was bubbling below the surface, the state committee gave him multiple standing ovations. ...

Maybe it's always been this way -- the disconnect between the insiders and the people they supposedly serve (though possibly with both hands). Has it always been this bad? Read below the fold...

Eqyptian reaction to Obama's Cairo speech

(A little late with this; RL apologizes on my behalf. Here's the text. ) As always, McClatchy has the best coverage; here's their roundup of reactions. What the Egyptian bloggers said:

# Mohammed Salem, a.k.a. Sand Monkey, an Egyptian blogger and government critic: "It's not really a new beginning as much as it eased everybody's minds. It all depends on his actions."

# Wael Abbas, a blogger who's exposed torture by Egyptian police: "I was hoping for more (on democracy and human rights abuses). He was not really direct."

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