Brother and Sisters:
As but a single citizen of the United States of America, I raise my voice in sadness and shame at the actions of our government, past, present, and future. I strongly believe that my words and views are shared by a growing majority of American citizens. Read more about An Open Letter to the People of Iran and Other Nations of the Middle East and Asia
Jesus I hate the SCLM. This moron is emblematic of everything that is wrong with the press corps here. Ron Paul running for president? No way, Heather! My "college roomate smoked pot with him," and anyway, he's not a "superstar" like my BFF St. Straight Flopper. ...bah. Snark is hard for me today, so instead, I'll remind those towering intellects over at ABC that Mr. Paul has made fools of those who predicted his loss before. Wiki cause I'm too lazy to look all this up myself:
In 1996, Paul was again elected to the House as a Republican. Mainstream Republican Party figures backed the incumbent, Greg Laughlin, a Democratic representative who had switched parties in the wake of the Republican takeover of Congress. Laughlin attempted to portray Paul's views as extreme and eccentric, but Paul won the primary and went on to win the general election.
Too bad there aren't a lot of nuns in Iraq. I hear the rapin' is much more fun when the victims have habits.
A reader writes:
Hey, Joe. How about addressing indications that the Bush Administration has employed the "Salvador" strategy to train death squads to take out militia leaders?
Joe answers: Read more about Time Magazine: Pro-Death Squad
Mom, Dad: I understand you better now. I just hope that I don't have to experience a Cambodia style aftermath in the Middle East, even as that hope is small. Raw Story:
Read more about The Other Democratic Plan for Iraq
As we all know, Henry Kissinger has, "Jeff Gannon" style, been discreetly slipping into the
Bush Bunker White House to give Inerrant Boy advice. So, it's interesting that Henry the K just published an Op-Ed in the the United Arab Emirates Khaleej Times Online, and not in Pravda on the Potomac or Izvestia on the Hudson. (Readers? I'm Googling on this article, and can't find it anywhere else.) I imagine that's because Kissinger imagines that, when he makes a case for continuous war without end, the autocrats of the oil states in the Gulf are a more appropriate audience than the people who do the dying, the voting, and the paying: The American people. After all, Our Henry's an Aristocrat like the rest of the Beltway Wienie Chompers. That said, Henry always has been a fine writer: Read more about Henry Kissinger: Iraq really is all about the oil, and we'll be there for a long, long time
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.