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Arrested for driving with cash

Talk Left:

The 8th Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that driving with cash is evidence of drug activity and may be seized. The money had been seized during an Indiana traffic stop.

Of course, these guys had a lot of cash, plus they were they were the wrong color, so "ipso facto" they were dealers. Read below the fold...

Protect your searches from authoritarian surveillance with Firefox plugin


TrackMeNot is a browser extension that protects web-searchers against surveillance and data-profiling. It does so not by means of concealment or encryption (i.e. covering one's trail), but instead, paradoxically, by the opposite strategy: noise and obfuscation. With TrackMeNot, actual web searches, lost in a cloud of false leads, are essentially hidden in plain view. User-installed TrackMeNot works with the Firefox Browser and popular search engines, e.g. AOL, Yahoo!, Google, and MSN.

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The mother of all walkbacks: Bush admits Iraq had "nothing" to do with 9/11

The transcript:

[BUSH] The terrorists attacked us and killed 3,000 of our citizens before we started the freedom agenda in the Middle East. They were …

Q: What did Iraqi have to do with that?

BUSH: What did Iraq have to do with what?

Q: The attacks upon the World Trade Center.

Bush: Nothing.

Right. OK, got that part. Read below the fold...

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Bush presser meltdown


Bush said Monday the United States would lose "our soul as a nation" if it gave up on the Iraq war now.

Last I checked, nations didn't have souls. I mean, they could hardly [derive] their just powers from the consent of the governed if they did have souls, could they?

So, is this some kind of dog whistle to the base that I can't hear? Read below the fold...

Lieberman: "Honey, you know I love you! That elephant doesn't mean anything to me!"

How could anybody (and you know who I'm talking about) fall for this? The Times:

While [Lieberman] has received widespread support from local and national Republican leaders, on Sunday he called himself a “devoted” Democrat and said he would continue to caucus with the party if re-elected.

Honestly, are they putting KoolAid in the Beltway water?

It's really simple: Read below the fold...

Goodnight, moon

Things are stubborn facts.

Aren't they? Read below the fold...

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Neocon Bedtime Stories

Darling, darling neocons
Upon the pillow lies the head
Sleep arrives, a frightened guest
Learns to hide among the dead


Methought I heard a voice cry 'Sleep no more!
Macbeth does murder sleep', the innocent sleep,
Sleep that knits up the ravell'd sleeve of care,
The death of each day's life, sore labour's bath,
Balm of hurt minds, great nature's second course,
Chief nourisher in life's feast,--


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Repeat after me: "There are more important stories than JonBenet!"

"There are more important stories than JonBenet!"

Then again...

TalkLeft has great posts on this, including the one about Karr drinking champagne on the flight back to the US, and his sex change operations.

Not that there's anything wrong with that.

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From one part of the Sunday Times, Ryan Lizza:

“At least one big-time journalist will have their career or life ruined because some element of their behavior that was heretofore private will be exposed publicly,” predicted a senior adviser to a potential 2008 presidential candidate. The adviser requested that his name not be used because he did not want his personal views to be taken for his boss’s.

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In keeping with the new tone ...

Lambert's post below reminded me of Athenae's question, here: Tracking Read below the fold...

Bush the Bad Dad

[Thought I'd reprint this golden oldie (from February 2005). Now that we've got permission to engage in something other than hagiography when we write about Dear Leader.]

I don't know where this Republicans-as-Dad thing comes from, I really don't. Read below the fold...

The Iraq "civil war" is the endless war that authoritarians wanted

But at least we have permission to say "civil war" now.

Kenneth Pollack and Daniel Byman: Read below the fold...

Energy audit

Aaugh! Aaugh!

Aaugh! Aaugh!

UPDATE I'm bumping this up because the comments contain such great information (and more questions). Read below the fold...

Winning a Gold Macaca

A record that sells 100,000 copies qualifies as a Gold Record. According to a very interesting story in today's Richmond VA Times-Dispatch, the video of Sen. George Allen calling a native-born Virginian American a "macaca" has now been viewed on YouTube more than 250,000 times. Read below the fold...


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