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I’m upset. 50 rounds, fifty rounds – shoot, reload, shoot, reload, shoot – 50 damn rounds! 50! Did I mention the victims were unarmed? Fifty rounds. Read below the fold...

"Always Make Yer Own": Reason #631

Amount of avocado in real guacamole: 4, or what I'm guessing is about 80% of the total mass in the dish.

Amount of avocado in Kraft Store-Bought "Convenient" Guacamole: 2%. Read below the fold...

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A Fighter Pilot From Texas

Maj. Troy Gilbert, a 1993 graduate of Texas Tech University and an honored USAF pilot, is officially missing in action after his F-16 went down yesterday near Fallujah, Iraq. Gilbert, 34, is a father of five; his plane is from Cannon Air Force Base in Clovis, New Mexico. Read below the fold...

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Peace Reigns in Pagosa Springs!

Bill Trimarco and Lisa Jensen with their symbolic wreath.

From that Devil-Worshipping Yankee Rag, the New York Times:

DENVER, Nov. 28 — Peace is fighting back in Pagosa Springs.

Last week, a couple were threatened with fines of $25 a day by their homeowners’ association unless they removed a four-foot wreath shaped like a peace symbol from the front of their house.

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Republicans to lose their Bible-study room in the Capitol

If studying the Bible is what led Republican Christianists to not be able to pass a budget (leaving Democrats to clean up the mess), not rein in Bush's illegal and unconstitutional warrantless wiretapping program (leaving Democrats to clean up the mess), and not be able to do one damn thing about the Iraq Clusterfuck (leaving Democrats to clean up the mess), then less Bible study, please, say I. The Hill: Read below the fold...

The Iraqis can start fulfilling their civic reponsbilities by being less shrill


Get a load of this counterfactual rhetoric:

A statement issued by 30 [Iraqi] lawmakers and six Cabinet ministers said their boycott [of parliamentary proceedings] was necessary because the meeting constituted a "provocation to the feelings of the Iraqi people and a violation of their constitutional rights." The statement did not explain that claim.

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Schoolyard Diplomacy

First, Junior whispers to everyone that he doesn't like Maliki anymore, then disses him by cancelling their meeting today.

From the Hadley memo accidentally deliberately leaked to the NYT yesterday by the "famously disciplined White House": Read below the fold...

Oh Blackwater, Keep On Rollin'...

Yesterday was Good News Day for Blackwater Security, announcing a new Happy Hunting Ground, er we mean "training facility" in very rural far northwestern Illinois., not so much good news, per the Wilmington NC Star:
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Famously disciplined Bush White House can't manage to pull off timely meeting with its own client state


President Bush's high-stakes summit with Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki was put off Wednesday amid political unrest in Baghdad and public disclosure of U.S. doubts about the Iraqi leader's capacity to control sectarian warfare.

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Study: Psychotics more likely to support Bush

What's wrong with these people? Well, they're psychotics. Now there's a study, cited by Tom Tomorrow via Susie: Read below the fold...

Invertebrates in Texas

Texans used to have ways of dealing with people like this, often involving tall horses, short ropes and tree branches. In these degenerate days we can only giggle at stories like this one:

It's the thought that counts, not the size of the gift, the Texas Ethics Commission has ruled, saying public officials don't have to tell anyone how much money they get as presents from political donors. Read below the fold...
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Unlike with Terri Schiavo, Dr. Bill Frist has made a proper diagnosis.

He has no business being President. Read below the fold...

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I don't want your freedom


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