Personally, I don't give two shits. As Mrs. Patrick Campbell, the actress, once said:
Does it really matter what these affectionate people doâ€”so long as they donâ€™t do it in the streets and frighten the horses!
But the Christianists, having disguised their own warped sociological and psychological reasons as theology, care deeply. And so Ted Haggard, erm, went down. Read more about Sweet jeebus, are all the megachurch pastors gay, or just some of them?
Christian Embassy, a theocratic front group, made a video with soldiers, in uniform, proselytizing, and a General violating his oath of office by admitting he puts his country third, after his family and the God of His Choice. Read more about Military Christianists pull rank to force their beliefs on subordinates
You have to go over to Tennessee Guerilla Women, which it seems is not a standard web page according to the omnipotent Google, to find Paul Krugman's good post today about our Outsourcer in Chief. I've thrown in some links that the good Dr. Krugman omitted. Shown is only the part germane to my soapbox, but do read it all. Read more about Drowning Accountability in the Bathtub First
This Saturday Gore is hosting a network of 1,600 house parties across the country to watch and discuss his documentary, "An Inconvenient Truth," with the Democrat planning to address the gatherings by satellite hookup. The movie is on the short list of feature-length documentaries being considered for Oscar nominations.
Dennis throws his hat in the ring:
CLEVELAND - Democratic Rep. Dennis Kucinich, who unsuccessfully ran for president in 2004, said Monday he is planning to run again because his party isn't pushing hard enough to end the war in Iraq.
In a statement, Kucinich said he plans to formally announce his candidacy for 2008 on Tuesday at City Hall, where he served as mayor of his hometown in the 1970s.
Oh, call me a "process liberal," but here are just a few Republican outrages I will neither forget nor forgive:
1. 1998 - Republicans impeach President Bill Clinton over a blowjob.
2. 2000 - Republicans steal the Presidential election, with the help of Jeb Bush (Florida felon's list) and Antonin Scalia (Bush v. Gore)
3. 2002 - Republicans use the AUMF (Authorization to Use Military Force) as a political tool to win the mid-terms Read more about Some things I don't plan to "get over" anytime soon
This story from the Times didn't get any play on Sunday, so I thought I'd take a look at it today. The short version:
Question: How can you "stand up" the Iraqi army when they're selling all their new guns in the black market?
Answer: You can't. We are so fucked. Read more about Why did Bush flood the Iraqi black market with guns?
Just call me Cassandra . . . I see a bad moon a rising . . .
A senior Asian Development Bank official said on Thursday that the dollar was likely to decline further, and he called for East Asian countries to make sure that their currencies rose in unison and did not gyrate.
Per the increasingly indispensible Raleigh NC News & Observer:
During his decade as the No. 2 Democrat in the U.S. House, David Bonior earned a reputation as a pit bull -- the Democrat most likely to take on Republican House Speaker Newt Gingrich.
Bonior, 61, will probably soon take on another difficult task: leading former North Carolina Sen. John Edwards to the Democratic nomination for president.
In video, military Christianists use uniform to proselytize, admit putting loyalty to country third on the list
[It looks like the video has been delinked from the site, but this is it. Steve Audio and Patrick of I Speak Dog helped me grab it. And now, welcome C&L readers! Welcome, HuffPo readers!] Read more about In video, military Christianists use uniform to proselytize, admit putting loyalty to country third on the list
Two stories today tell you a great deal about Republican attitudes toward health care in this country. One, predictably with the end of a Congressional session, was done on a Vampire Vote in the middle of the night. Via WaPo:
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And people tell me I'm a raving, foam at the mouth, drama queen?
When that happens, our movement will destroy itself, and our government will be as unresponsive as ever. Our work will have been for nothing. We can't allow that to happen.