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Pray For the Restoration and Revival of Our Otherwise Late Great State

Below is the text of an e-mail I received regarding legislation before the California Assembly, followed by my response. I have had quite enough of this absolute nonsense, and though I suspect the sender will remove me from the mailing list, I hit reply all and let anybody who cared know my thoughts on this subject. Fundamentalism is, in my opinion, anathema to the teachings of Jesus, and is anathema to the workings of the human heart. It must be faced down wherever it rears its ugly head, and bitch-slapped back to the bitter, scabrous womb of its unholy birth. Read below the fold...

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Net Neutrality News of the Day


I had a conversation recently with a woman who works for an ad firm specializing in internet ads. She says, wait for it, that no one in her company knows or is talking about the threat to net neutrality. Heard the same from a family member that works for a company that would be wiped out if Steven's Tubes bill passes. So this is uplifting to read about:

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Guilty After Proven Innocent


Short posts for a little while. Looks like Gitmo is "Forever." Paging Orwell, Kafka, etc:

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How a "devoted" Democrat really behaves

Paul Hackett via Kossack dday:

[Chris] Matthews tried to trip [Hackett] up at the end [of the Hardball segment] by referencing Sherrod Brown, saying "shouldn't that be you out there," but Hackett was having none of it. "Go give some money to Sherrod Brown, he's a great guy and I support him in becoming the next Senator from Ohio."

That's what a "devoted" Democrat does; gets behind the Democratic Party nominee. Read below the fold...

Goodnight, moon

Another day spent, tirelessly elevating the tone of American political discoursse ....

Farting is hard work! Read below the fold...

Israeli government rapes, bribes, steals while troops lack equipment, training, water

Jeebus, no wonder the Lebanon thing was such a Clusterfuck for the Olmert government. It looks like these guys had their minds on other things:

Israeli President's home raided as police examine rape claim
[1] Israeli police have raided the official residence of President Moshe Katsav and taken away computers and documents in connection with sexual harassment allegations.

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Brits to stay in Iraq "indefinitely." What about us?


A force of around 4,000 British troops will stay behind in Iraq for an indefinite period, even after all provinces controlled by the UK are handed over to the Baghdad government in nine months' time, senior defence sources said yesterday.

The soldiers will be positioned at a base in Basra ready to act to "protect the investment" made by US and British forces in the country, it was disclosed.

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Another leader with Busshh's problem

Just sayin'...

NOTE From an alert reader at Digby's place.

NOTE An interesting take on Hitler and hunger, from the slow food movement. Read below the fold...

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I should get serious and post about Iran

But why should I help the Republicans roll out another product before a midterm?

All this CW about the Dems should have this policy or that policy just makes me yawn.

The situation is so screwed up, and the disinformation so pervasive, that there's simply no way we can tell what's going on--and if we try, we're just going to get played anyhow. More Lucy with the football. Read below the fold...

Orion Shall Rise

Somebody at NASA has a sense of humor, I guess. "I hope" might be more like it. "Orion" is Name of New Moonship,Astronaut Lets Slip.

Why is this funny? Project Orion was the name of a breathtaking plan to kickstart--you should pardon the expression--the US space program by launching really big payloads 'n' cargoes into space. How, pray tell?

Nukes. Read below the fold...

ACLU vs. NSA: It's very simple. Bush broke the law

As we've said from the beginning, the issue on warrantless surveillance is that Bush broke the law. And when the Times finally decided to break the story of Bush's warrantless surveillance program (after seeing Him safely into office for a second term), even Barron's agreed. Read below the fold...

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A Debt So Vast It Can't Be Paid

A while back I wrote lyrics for a song titled "The Algebra of Death and Guns"* (since retitled "A Debt So Vast It Can't Be Paid") with no idea what music might go with them (hint: I often have no idea what a song I write might sound like). Mentata, who did the music and vocals for Jam It In Your Craw, Boys has once again proven his mettle with his rendering of those hard, sad lyrics (written about the events that took place in Haditha, Iraq) into music. Read below the fold...

Bush loves fart jokes, says U.S. News

So, what's all this I hear about "cutting and running"?* (US News via (Kos)): Read below the fold...

For Ho Lieberman, Republican, a call to obey the law is a dirty trick



A group whose members describe themselves as peace activists asked Sharon Ferrucci, Democratic registrar of voters in New Haven, to remove Lieberman from the party, arguing that he cannot be a Democrat while running under another party's banner.

Lieberman campaign manager Sherry Brown branded the effort "dirty political tricks at its worst."

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