I just came across this site and Iâ€™m interested to see where they go with it. Think tanks abound in the Beltway, Iâ€™m not sure another one is needed or can make a difference, even with bloggers working for it, but Iâ€™m still glad to know people are making an effort. However, one quote on their blog (although Iâ€™m not sure thatâ€™s how they think of it) really ticked me off:
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Sitting ducks don't cut and run
They stare into the setting sun
They wait for darkness at the end of day
They signed up to save us all
Watch them bleeding in the hall
Watch their skin turn the color gray
One, two, three, four
Banners high, rockets galore
Shards of glass and metal in the light
Five, six, seven, eight
Marching off to Heaven's Gate
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When you come to think of it, that "doctrine" explains a lot more than just the crazed way the Bush administration has run its "war on terror."
Take, for instance, yesterday's bombshell announcement by Santorum and Hoekstra that WMD, (buried artillery shells armed with some sort of poison gas), have been discovered in Iraq after all. Read below the fold...
Last Saturday, Rep. King, while discussing the death of terrorist leader Abu Musab al-Zarqawi at the state Republican convention, said, "What occurred to me that morning is something that I imagine a lot of you have thought about and he's probably figured it out by now. There probably are not 72 virgins in the hell he's at and if there are, they probably all look like Helen Thomas."Read below the fold...
Tony Snow's comments about how if polls had been taken during World War II's Battle of the Bulge people would probably have been pushing for a change in the course of the war as they are now in Iraq. Read below the fold...
Sen. Frothy-Mix Santorum is really living up to his nickname today. Goes on Imus to do the Tinkerbell clap about these "weapons of mass destruction" (a bunch of rusted out shells with chemical residues we've know about since '03 or thereabouts) that justifies his vote for Bush's War whether those Pentagon pussies think it does or not. But he can't find 30 seconds to mention, much less denounce, this atrocity. Via the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:
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Yet another reason for chickenhawk Republicans to hate the families of the troops. The Oregonian:
The father of the [Oregonian] soldier tortured and then killed in Iraq said Wednesday that his son's captors probably were retaliating for alleged U.S. abuses in Iraq.
Because I just know our Republican leadership will do the right thing:
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WASHINGTON - House Republican leaders on Wednesday postponed a vote on renewing the 1965 Voting Rights Act after GOP lawmakers complained it unfairly singles out nine Southern states for federal oversight.
And oh-so-typical. If
Heather Jane was one of the Kewl Kids, none of this would be happening.
Peter Beinart's having a panel discussion on World Affairs June 28 here:
Council of Northern California
6:30 p.m. EST
The Alcazar Theatre, 650 Geary Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
Maybe somebody could ask him, oh, what the fuck his problem is. Read below the fold...
Planted some tomatoes today, and moved the acorn squash, which actually sprouted, into the real garden.
And didn't get up until the next morning, when...
Hopefully the shock of the new soil doesn't make the squash sprouts all neurotic. The soil is not to good, actually; very clay-y, and of course full of Norway Maple roots. Plenty of worms, though. I should have had some compost dumped off, but heck--let's see if these plants can tough it out! Read below the fold...