So I got chewed out yesterday by a friend who thinks I'm being too harsh on the Democrats, in light of Pelosi's announcement this morning on Good Morning, America. In the spirit of TGIF, Josh reminds us of what the NYT, WaPo and probably every other major paper in this country failed to: there is a Plan, and the Democrats need to hear from you in support of it. Key details:
Macy's Thanksgiving Parade will never be the same!
Lawsie, but dey black man gonna tear a big one in dey white wimmen, sho' will--thuh good Lord don't want no field hand plowin' Christian maidens, no, sir. "1600 Pennsylvania Avenue" be cummin' a damn gin joint/juke joint/pass-dey-joint House of Mandingo Hip Thrustin' Virginity Bustin' git a dust bin, whut wit the race music and dope smokin' and giant nigra wangfest goin' on. Now I axe you, whut will the children think? Read more about The Ginormous Black Penis Presidency
Digby. When is it going to be enough? Will it take 100 million Americans watching 50 million needlessly suffering mothers living in their children's basements, eating cat food and drinking themselves through the pain because they can't afford drugs? Sure seems like it. I've made a lot of lists in my time, of what progressive should do, of what should be a priority for Democrats, etc. Read more about A Bandwagon I'll Jump On with Enthusiasm
ABC which will be live on GMA tomorrow.
Jan. 18, 2007 â€” There may be a growing battle between Congress and the president over the Iraq War strategy, but new House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., said she won't block funding for additional troops.
Here. Of course, the headline is terrible:
A Spy Program in From the Cold
WTF does that mean? I think it means that the program is coming in from the cold of illegality, to legality, but the rest of the editorial makes that interpretation dubious. Of course, in the LeCarre novel, The Spy Who Came in From the Cold, the spy is ultimately betrayed, and shot, by his masters, since it's expedient that one man die for the good of the people. Read more about Times editorial on Bush warrantless surveillance gets it: We have a "Constitutional crisis"
I'd missed this Pew report from a little while back. It's music to my ears, even if the numbers reflect winger blogs as well as liberal ones. Here are some choice parts:
-31% of Americans used the internet during the 2006 campaign to get
political news and information and discuss the races through email.
-Relatively young broadband users say the internet is a more important
political news source than newspapers.
No, really. Hahahaha. I do love Louise. Way to show 'em what 'having a pair' really means. This is an argument for why we need more ovaries in office. Read more about Slaughter to Republicans: Quit Whining
NYTimes. I'm not going to blame the author, she seems to be trying hard to find "balance." But I ask you: did the fashion section go over the new Congressional leaders when it was a Republican revolution? I must have missed the discussion on Newt's favorite place to buy suits at a discount.
History is such a hoot. From an interesting blog called Civil War Power Tour (don't ask; just go read Confederates in the Attic by Tony Horwitz to understand the name) we find that the phenomena of Chest-Beating War Fans who do their part for the Glorious Cause on that vital battlefield called the Home Front rather than waste their tremendous talents on the battlefield dates back to a much earlier time. Read more about Chickenhawks, Yellow Elephants, and "Sweet Little Men"
Are you shitting me?
Je repete: "[GONZALES:] The Constitution does not say that every citizen has the right to habeas corpus."
Quote transcribed, live from the hearings before the Senate Judiciary Committee, which you should be listening to, if you aren't (when it resumes at 2:00PM)
Gee, who decides when they don't? Read more about Gonzales, live: "The Constitution does not say that every citizen has the right to habeas corpus."
Pravda on the Potomac; Izvestia on the Hudson. It couldn't be more clear*. Check out Times stenographers Eric Lichtblau and David Johnson. The headline:
Court to Oversee U.S. Wiretapping in Terror Cases
Wrong. The court has always "overseen" wiretapping. Bush simply broke the law, and declined to involve them. Read more about Times stenography on Bush warrantless surveillance as vile as WaPo's
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Hahahahahahaha! Read more about Parents: This is No Substitute for Parenting