I'm here at CAP for this event; if it's worth talking about I'll blog on it later. But I just have to make a comparison about my week in the District. Using my computer to liveblog at CAP: easy, high speed, friendly people sharing access codes. Using my computer at Brookings: a hassle, fake-friendly assistants annoyed by my request for access, PC only, eventually proved impossible. Read below the fold...
Leftover roast or fried beef cut in cubes -- about 1/3 pound per person
Cold coffee, strained through a clean flour sack -- about a quart for every 3 lbs of meat
Chopped onion -- about 1 medium for every pound of meat Read below the fold...
Jeebus, remember Nixon's "I am not a crook"?
Plus ça change. And today?
UPDATE Read to the end for a real out in the open statement about what Bush believes he's doing to the country. Hint: It's not just Cheney.
"I am not a sociopath." Sigh.
UPDATE Credit where it's due, because I'm not being fair to Bush.
Because, what he said: "I'm not a good faker.' Read below the fold...
One thing our side has never embraced very well is the political power of derision, of turning a political opponent into a national joke.
Well, all I can say to that is that more people need to be reading Corrente!
Rush Limbaugh is The Blue Meanie
Those who can make you believe absurditites can make you commit atrocities.
The Bad Magician will visit Rush Limbaugh later tonight as insect armies gather at the edges of a hollow man's skin. Stay tuned...
Bennett, who was ambassador at the time of MotÃº's death, suggested that U.S. officials interested in Mba's background could have read the report he filed at the time; he said that he based his account on the statement of a witness who â€œdescribed in very graphic detail how MotÃº over a period of several hours had been beaten, went comatose, was revived with buckets of water, and further tortured until he did not respond and those beating him left. The torture, as described, included full kicks to all parts of the body and beating with staves or cudgels.â€ Mba, said Bennett, has subsequently â€œbeen involved in continuing mayhem, including indications that he has continued to carry out his government's campaign in the physical elimination . . . of Guinean exiles as well as the continued torture, which in some cases led to death, of domestic opposition members.â€ Read below the fold...
Because it's irresponsible not to speculate. Just how much "fawning" are we talking abut here?
A source close to former House Clerk Jeff Trandahl told ABC News that Arizona Congressman Jim Kolbe (R-Ariz.) was one of a small number of "problem members" of Congress who page program supervisors complained spent too much time socializing with pages, taking them to dinner or sporting events outside of official duties. Read below the fold...
Equivalation may not be a real word. But it's a real problem — quite possibly the single biggest problem in our national media and discourse.
Let's define it thusly:
1. The knee-jerk assumption that competing sides, especially political parties, are equally extreme, equally guilty, etc.
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Thanks, McClatchy. Charlotte News Observer:
Cheney indicated that the Bush administration doesn't regard water-boarding as torture, and allows the CIA to use it. "It's a no-brainer for me," Cheney said at one point in an interview.
Good thing it calls for a brain instead of a heart, right, Dick? Read below the fold...
Let's parse Bush's presser again:
1. "[BUSH] We must not fall prey to the sophisticated propaganda by the enemy, who is trying to undermine our confidence and make us believe that our presence in Iraq is the cause of all its problems."
2. "[BUSH] I'm confident because I believ the power of liberty will defeat the ideology of hate every time."
3. "[BUSH] I believe that the radicals represent the few in the Middle East." Read below the fold...
(Jivester News, Lmtd.) Rush Limbaugh joyfully informed his listeners today that he is less than three months away from celebrating fifty-six consecutive years free from Parkinson's Disease. "It's a record I'm proud of," Rush told his legion of listeners. "My dopamine receptors are firing just fine--well, mostly. Even though Idiopathic Parkinson's usually begins in middle age I can't help but feel I could have begun manifesting symptoms at a much younger age. If I had it. But I don't. It's a good thing." Read below the fold...
I voted today. Straight Dem ticket. Upyernoz, Gov. Goodhair!
Damn machine wouldn't give me a paper ballot to review. I did get a receipt, though. Voted right there in the lobby of the grocery store.
I promised y'all a chili receipt. You want the one for old-school, cattle-trail 1870s chili, or the one I make in the crock pot (probably this weekend if the forecast holds)?
What you will NOT get: