In the spirit of full disclosure, the story I'm writing about in this post is about one of my department's most successful alums, Jacob DiPietre. I have nothing personal against this fellow, although he apparently is an exceedingly nasty campaigner and I certainly don't agree with his politics. Read below the fold...
Staked the tomatoes today, and best of all, I've got stakes left over, so if there's a Republ--er, zombie infestation I've got some weaponry.
What an odd day. One the one hand, the rule of law gets reinforced 5-3 at Gitmo. (Though Roberts had to recuse himself, since the opinion that got him the job was against the rule of law at Gitmo.)
And on the other: Read below the fold...
The Bushies and the GOP have no sense of gratitude. No matter how far you bend over for them, the Bushies will fuck you over if it suits them. A lesson some Dems have yet to learn.
The Sumerians had a story that is often compared to the Biblical Job. I offer it up to all the deities who would listen to me on this day:
"My god, the day shines bright over the land, for me the day is black.Read below the fold...
The bright day, the good day, [has become] like deepest night.
Tears, lament, anguish and unhapiness are lodged within my breast.
Suffering overwhelms me like one chosen for nothing but tears.
Evil fate holds me in its hands, and carries off the breath of my life.
Malignant illness bathes my flesh.
I have a lot in common with this man. We both have a white parent, and society treats both of us as if that fact were irrelevant with respect to our "race." We both have connections to a school in IL famed for conservative thought. We've both edited professional magazines, and worked with South Side communities in issues relating to the intersection of faith, politics, race and class. We both like politics. So I hope you'll forgive me but I have no choice: Blow it out your ass, Brother. You just lost me for good:
Since the Christianist Pharisees running the show in the Republican party must make any real Christian sick to their stomachs, and since the Christianists will never vote for any Democrat anyhow, why is Barack Obama sucking up to them? Here is the heart of the matter, and Obama doesn't get it: Read below the fold...
Well, it's at least a partial victory:
WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court on Wednesday threw out part of a Texas congressional map engineered by former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay, saying some of the new boundaries failed to protect minority voting rights.Read below the fold...
The fractured decision was a small victory for Democratic and minority groups who accused Republicans of an unconstitutional power grab in drawing boundaries that booted four Democratic incumbents out of office.
By WILLIAM YARDLEY
Published: June 28, 2006
NEW HAVEN, June 27 â€” Connecticut's largest labor union on Tuesday endorsed Senator Joseph I. Lieberman in the Democratic primary, although many union leaders, meeting at their state political convention, complained of his support for the war in Iraq and foreign trade agreements. Many sounded loud "nays" when the voice vote was called. Read below the fold...