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What can't the Dems say the "A" word?

Henry Waxman, one of the good guys:

House Democrats on Thursday accused the administration of poorly managing the recovery effort, saying 70 percent of $10 billion in recovery and reconstruction funds were awarded to contractors without competitive bids.

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Why I Remain a Radical, Reason #5683

Jesus, guys. Why don't you just invite Cheney into the party? This is just pathetic:

NEW HAVEN, Conn. - Sen. Joe Lieberman won't have to fight to stay in the Democratic Party, after all. The state's Democratic registrar rejected a petition by peace activists to strike Lieberman from the party rolls on Thursday. State law allows for expulsion from the party if the member runs for office under another political banner. Read below the fold...
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The Righteous

I'm crowing today. Why? Because my computer has come back to life. Goddess be praised, all hail the Cult of the Righteous. That's right kiddies, my Mac rawks.

I've heard all the arguments, and I'm sorry, but they're just bullshit. Five days on a loaner PC have re-convinced me of that. Stealing from Skippy, let me offer up this lovely little ditty:
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Time to Go Vegetarian

This is just wrong

WASHINGTON - A mix of bacteria-killing viruses can be safely sprayed on cold cuts, hot dogs and sausages to combat common microbes that kill hundreds of people a year, federal health officials said Friday in granting the first-ever approval of viruses as a food additive. Read below the fold...

"Please sir, may I have some more WMDs?" Press to Republicans, as Republicans turn on the gaslights again

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gaslight CJR:

As today's page-one stories in both the New York Times and the Washington Post make clear, the Bush administration has begun to apply pressure on the U.S. intelligence agencies to pump up the threat that Iran poses.

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Chaos is the Republican plan

I always like to read the Times' Letters to the Editor first, because they're generally much better than the editorials, let alone the Op-Ed pages. (Of course, those columns are taken up by insiders sending each other dog-whistle messages, so it stands to reason the Letters would be pithier--and show much more of the aggressiveness we so badly need). Here's a good one: Read below the fold...

What's with E.J. Dionne helping the Republicans?

Why on earth is Dionne trying to help Republicans? And is there anything new, anything new at all, in what he's recommending? Is there some dog-whistle Beltway Insider message here that I'm missing? Anyhow, his advice goes double for Democrats, as we shall see: Read below the fold...

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Friday Exquisite Cat Blogging


Juan Carlos, A Cat Man Cat

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Whaja do inna war, Pops?

The real war -- the war against incompetence and indifference, I mean. Here's something you can do.
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Bush's presser cheat sheet and the Middle East Clusterfuck

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BAG news, as always, has great visual analysis:

The A.P. stole a shot of Bush's notes from his idiotic press conference earlier this week. ... [Via Bob Harris of the Huffington Post,] on the left are notes on the Middle East and Iraq. ...

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More doctored Republican campaign photos: This time, Jean Schmidt

I guess desperate measures must have been called for:

Republican Rep. Jean Schmidt is fast, capable of running a marathon in 3 hours, 19 minutes, 6 seconds.

At least that's what a photo on the Ohio congresswoman's Web site shows.

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Lamont: Thank Lieberman for Mike "Heckuva Job" Brown

AP:

"[LAMONT] It was Senator Lieberman who said, 'Let's put Michael Brown as No. 2 at FEMA.'"

Lamont is correct. Lieberman took all of 42 minutes to rubberstamp Brownie's appointment.

Yep, Lieberman's a Republican, alright.

No oversight, no accountability.

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Hello, Rain

Well, sometimes it's good to get out and smell the grapes...just got in from a mini-road trip, and I'd like to offer up a suggestion for your next East of the Mississippi vacation: Ontario. Specifically, Niagra wine country. Named by some the "Sonoma of Canada." And, gosh, having been to and tasted in Sonoma, I have to agree. No, it's not France, but still- it's nice to know that in North America, one can still enjoy the culture of the grape, and with no small style. Let me reccomend Stratus Vineyards in particular. /James Earl Jones voice/ Impressive. Read below the fold...

If I ever got a TV...

... it would be watch Jon Stewart (via Taylor Marsh).

Of course, I'd also have to get cable... Naah. But I was tempted, there, for a moment. Read below the fold...

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