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The consequence of no-consequence

Howard Dean's mass e-mail today recalls the Right's brief flirtation with the "c" word:

"Elections have consequences."

Remember that saying? It was a favorite of George Bush and the pundits after his narrow victory in 2004.

I understand consequences: I learned about them from Missile Command. Read more about The consequence of no-consequence

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Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act and the Assimilation of Iraq

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Where are we now? I’ve been trying to figure out if Obama voted for or against the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act – Senate Bill 3880. While I was scouring the net, I came across this article about the privatization of Iraq. A constitution so sweeping in deference to radical market fundamentalism that it destroys the very idea of a nation state and turns a country into some Borg-like, chop shop, refugee. Read more about Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act and the Assimilation of Iraq

Defending Marriage, By Force If Necessary

So our incessant jabs at the homophobic Christianists had some effect after all. Why defend marriage by keeping gays from partaking of it, we asked, when they seem to be about the only ones wishing to do so? Everybody else is either avoiding it in the first place or leaving it in droves. You want to defend marriage, we said, ban divorce. See how far that gets ya.

So now, in Virginia
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Billionaires at war with Millionaires – Thaksin denies connection to bombings in Thailand

Thai Billionaire Thaksin Shinawatra denies that he and the billionaire elite are staging terrorist attacks against Thai citizens. The alliance between telecom, finance and terrorism is one of the intersections of modern global domination that goes unnoticed. Read more about Billionaires at war with Millionaires – Thaksin denies connection to bombings in Thailand

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Did you see that? Oil prices decline

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I usually don’t post on commodity news but . . . I thought I would record this one just so I can mark the trend. Profit taking and accumulation is never a good sign. Iran here we come. Read more about Did you see that? Oil prices decline

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The Last Jack to Go in the Box

when the last soldier
hears the last call
and climbs to the top
of the very last fall
to feel the night wind
and smell the night air
just think of the ways
that we put him there
and ponder the power
that did as it pleased
that brought a free press
on down to its knees
how did it pass
how can it be true
that so many died
because of so few?

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Never give up

We tend to think, whether or not we are tactless enough to say so out loud, that anybody who still on Jan. 1 2007 supported Bush's War was hopeless. A koolade addict, a wingnut beyond the reach of reason. Read more about Never give up

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A Man From Massachusetts

gave the kind of speech today that used to send Americans following Massachusetts Democrats anywhere. Go read: Deval Patrick> Read more about A Man From Massachusetts

Begala: "I don't need some asshole from Vermont telling me what to do."

Via original reportage at Kos.

Um, Paul? Yes, you do.

That's exactly what you need. It's exactly what the entire Beltway needs.

NOTE You'd think Paul would have learned from his last experience making smart ass quips. But n-o-o-o-o-o .... Read more about Begala: "I don't need some asshole from Vermont telling me what to do."

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A Choice of Tribulations

There's something just *wrong* about having strep throat/walking pneumonia in the midst of housal overhaulage. Just wrong... Read more about A Choice of Tribulations

The Very Model of a Modern Major...Admiral??

The spousal unit, a former Navy man himself, heard this on the news tonight and couldn't speak for several minutes while his jaw worked its way up off the floor. From DefenseNews.com:

U.S. Navy Adm. William “Fox” Fallon, chief of the U.S. Pacific Command has been tapped to replace Army Gen. John Abizaid as the commander of U.S. Central Command and overseer of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, according to a media report.[snip]
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Peter Wood and the New Anger

Peter writes in the National Review Online:

The Liberalitarian Dust-Up The Angry Left rebukes a would-be friend.

I have corresponded with Peter in the past over other opinion pieces, so I couldn't help myself from writing to him again. I need to say that I like Peter, that were we geographically close I like to think we would be friends, but his vision of the world is just slightly askew. Anyway, here is what I said. Read more about Peter Wood and the New Anger

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Teach your children well

As ye sow, so shall ye reap:

A 10-year-old U.S. boy who hanged himself may have been inspired to do it by television coverage of Saddam Hussein's execution, police said Thursday.
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Your Homework Assignment: Kill This Meme

Chris (and in an embedded link, Sirota) knocks one out of the park. Simple question for you: when was the last time someone in your life, while discussing politics, said, "Gosh, I wish Democrats could be more bipartisan. It's the biggest problem facing America today." Exactly. Nice work, Chris. This is so simple even the Beltway 500 will perceive that we see their lack of clothes. Read more about Your Homework Assignment: Kill This Meme

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Don't Tell Me the Bad News, Please

Recently, I had a discussion with a family member over this post, which is as rhetorical and inflammatory as I know how to make one. I wrote it because at the time, I felt that no one had brought up the very obvious parallels to the execution of Saddam and the lynchings of black men in America's past. Decent people agree that lynching is a form of terrorism, and that it is obscene to treat human beings in that way, just as it is indecent for any human being to desire to watch such a thing. Read more about Don't Tell Me the Bad News, Please

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