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Everything's peachy keen!

Jim Marshall is confused about whom he represents. Is it the Third or the Eighth District?

And is it the Democratic Party or Georgia for Lieberman? Read more about Everything's peachy keen!

Bush speech a shell game: He plays us on Iraq while preparing to attack Iran

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Clusterfuckalypse Now, anyone?

The shell game is a short con, where the con man's hand is quicker than our eyes. Bush (really his backers) is the con man. The fake players are muscle to keep off the cops (NSA, FBI, CIA), or shills, who pretend to play the rigged game to suck us in (the SCLM and the VRWC).

And we're the marks. Our eyes are focused on Iraq. But the real action is Iran. That's the con. Read more about Bush speech a shell game: He plays us on Iraq while preparing to attack Iran

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Listen to the Animals

So the theme today is animals? Do I get that right? Ok, I was gonna do one anyway. Perhaps you remember this heartwarming story of why keeping some goats is good for your insurance rates:

In the time of chimpanzees I was a monkey

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bush_speech The camera doesn't lie, does it? Take a look at that face. That's Bush as he tossed another 20,000 unarmored citizens into the Iraqi meatgrinder. Look into his soul. Read his body language. That's what Howard Fineman did: Read more about In the time of chimpanzees I was a monkey

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Closeted Atheists and Politics

Confession time...

In 2006, I ran for the US House against an unholy a far-right DINO and lost in the Primary. I drop the phrase, "I placed second in a three-way race", to either joke-it or to save face--it could be either. In reality, the incumbent got 86.2%, I got 10.0% and Mr.Last Place got 3.8%. Read more about Closeted Atheists and Politics

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Coastal Elites Drink Chardonnay In Blame America First Afterlife*


East Coast
West Coast
Lives lost?
The most...

Any questions?

John Amato at Crooks & Liars has some context and details. Niggling little nuggets, those pesky details, what with all that death and dismemberment. Read more about Coastal Elites Drink Chardonnay In Blame America First Afterlife*

Liveblogging the Bush Iraq Speech

OK, I don't have a TV, so I have to listen to the radio. And to be safe, I've removed all the objects I can throw from the immediate vicinity. Three minutes until we hear the sound of Dear Leader's voice... Two... One...

"... engaged in a struggle that will determine global war on terror.... When I addressed ya a year ago ... 2005 elections stunning achievement... thought bring Iraq together... AQ and Sunni insurents blew up Golden Mosque in effort to provoke Shia... Their strategy worked... Shia death squads supported by Iran...

Yo, Californians: Go Vote for Delegates (Including hekebolos)

Chances are a similar procedure exists in other states, but California for one elects delegate from districts around the state to, in essense, BE the California Democratic Party.

Prestige: limited. Pay: none. Ability to influence the course of the party:...well, you know the answer there. Read more about Yo, Californians: Go Vote for Delegates (Including hekebolos)

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Misogynist of the Day

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Oh ye of little faith. Thinkest thou that thine tasks set before thee surpass thy merit? Nay. Seek, and ye shall find, ask and ye shall receive:
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Bush Iraq speech: Is "the way forward" a Christianist dog whistle?

You decide. Let's look at chapter and verse. Is there a message so high pitched that only Christianists will be able to hear it?

When I heard "the way forward," I was at once reminded of this famous quotation:

John 14:6 ("I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me")

Of course all containers can be inspected

We keep hearing this unexamined Republican talking point that all shipping containers can't be inspected for, say, loose nukes. From WaPo's stenography department today: Read more about Of course all containers can be inspected

White House ends embargo on approved frames for tonight's Iraq speech from Bush

Sure, sure, there have been leaks: some pre-alpha frames, some beta frames, maybe even some pre-release frames, but today the White House released the golden master frames (version 1.0). Some real news at last! Let's check in with TASS, er, FUX: Read more about White House ends embargo on approved frames for tonight's Iraq speech from Bush

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Reading Beltway Media Tealeaves

Originally, I was going to compose a very snarky post on this, but I've decided to offer it without comment. Here's the part that seemed odd:
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Arenda Troutman arrested for selling out Englewood community to developers

This may not mean much to you now. But this is the tip of the iceberg. On the other side of the big park just across from Cottage grove, Englewood is one of the poorest neighborhoods in the country, with 43% of the population living below the poverty line, and the stronghold of two of the nations most powerful gangs. Read more about Arenda Troutman arrested for selling out Englewood community to developers

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