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It's official! Hastert now radioactive!


House Speaker Dennis Hastert's political support showed signs of cracking on Wednesday as Republicans fled an election-year scandal spawned by steamy computer messages from former Rep. Mark Foley to teenage male pages.

And, for some reason, Republicans don't want to be in the same photograph with Hastert anymore: Read below the fold...

See no evil



Two enablers. Nice.

And the story this photo is next to?

AP. Read below the fold...

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Hated for Living

I finally figured out why Bill Clinton was / is so despised. He lives.
Unlike the Republicans in power, he doesn't exist in pursuit of some distant goal. He grabs every minute, enjoys it and passes it along. The Republicans and the media and the establishment all hate Bill Clinton for living. Read below the fold...

From the Department of Locking the Barn Door After the Republican Internet Sex Predator has had time to destroy his files


The Justice Department ordered House officials to "preserve all records" related to disgraced Rep. Mark Foley's [R-Neverland] electronic correspondence with teenagers, intensifying an investigation into a scandal rocking Republicans five weeks before midterm elections.

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New Lows in Hacktackularity from the WaPo

Seriously. This is an outstanding example of why the WaPo is worthy of lining your birdcage and wrapping your fish. Get ready for this: Anti War crowd guilty of 'Hindsight Bias.'
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Whigs of Today and Yesteryear: A Radical's Take

Oh, joy. Look who’s in the news again:

Sen. Joe Lieberman, the longtime Democratic senator from Connecticut running for re-election as an independent, says the party leadership has assured him he would keep his seniority if he returns to Congress. Read below the fold...

Wimpy Republican Begs: "Protect Us From Those Pages!"

Roy LaHood (aptly named, R-Pussy) has a solution for the Page Problem plaguing Republicans these days: Read below the fold...

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Military Training Programs: Now More Chinese

It should've been a huge red flag (indeed, it was for some of us) when Bush refused to allow the US to sign on the International Criminal Court system with the rest of the civilized world back in 2002. Just as I pointed out recently that some people were told about an upcoming war well before everyone else, the astute could (and can) tell what the Bush administration is plannning on doing in large part by analysis of what they won't do. Read below the fold...

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Blogger Loses Libel Case: A First

This is a surprisingly good article on blogs and lawsuits and the future of the "Wild West" Internet. The bottom line seems clear: if on your blog, you make something up about a person with the money to take you to court, you'll lose. I'm fine with that. Blogs should be a place where free speech reigns, but it's also the case that lying liars should be held accountable. Read below the fold...

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Scandalysis Paralysis

Once in a while, it's good to sit back and marvel at the earth's bounty, "the bugs in the grass and the birds all swimmin'." Read below the fold...

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Colin Powell: Asshat

What, you thought his recent words of "discomfort" about the Administration's Constitution killing were for real? No, Colin has and always will suck ass:

MINNEAPOLIS — Former Secretary of State Colin Powell said Tuesday he was satisfied that a congressional bill dealing with the treatment of terror suspects honors the Geneva Conventions.

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QOTD: "Can I have a good kiss goodnight"

Yes, it's Mark Foley once more:

Maf54: ok..i better go vote..did you know you would have this effect on me
Teen: lol I guessed
Teen: ya go vote…I don't want to keep you from doing our job
Maf54: can I have a good kiss goodnight
Teen: :-*

Can we please stop this nonsense that Conngressman Foley (R-Neverland) didn't have sex with minors?

Or are the Republicans arguing that phone sex isn't really sex? Read below the fold...

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Morning Single Mom Blogging: Gods & Babies


Looks like the little angel is going to give me an hour of freetime this morning, so I thought I’d share some thoughts before we’re off to the races.
My niece’s mother is an avid reader; she’s one of those people who I think is wasted in the corporate world, such a fine and curious mind has she. So in quiet spells, I’ve been doing a little review of her library, and one of her most recent shopping sprees at the bookstore resulted in a bevy of books on religion, a subject dear to my heart. Read below the fold...

The only "friend" that says Foley is an alcoholic is Foley's lawyer

"Step 1: We admitted we were powerless over the Kool-Aid"

Yeah, if there were a Republican 12-Step program, that would indeed be Step 1. Actually, I was going to write "...powerless over the lust for power" but that's just part of the Kool-Aid.

Gross Old Pervs.

Well, surprise, it turns out--and in just a couple of news cycles--that though Mark Foley (R-Neverland) checked into rehab, he may need a 12-step prograom for Kool-Aid. But not for alchohol: Read below the fold...


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