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Purity Balls: You're Paying for Them

Remember Father-Daughter coverings? You'll be happy to know:your tax dollars at work.

Add this is the fucking 100 hours, Nancy. I draw the line at paying for incest. Read below the fold...

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Environmentalism Causes Meth-Smoking Gayness

Just when you thought they couldn't be any more stupid.

Nearly two years ago, Rev. Haggard began his earth campaign as he threatened the Republican U.S. Senate, stating that he would turn the evangelicals against them if they refused to ratify global warming laws. Read below the fold...
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Countering the "Centrism Mandate" BS

I'm not watching, but the word is that the Bobbleheads this morning are busy spinning away, and that Joe is joining them, constructing the meme that the election was a "victory for moderates" and a "centrist mandate" is the will of the electorate. Let's slap that bullshit down hard, right now.

Let's start with the actual makeup of the Democratic caucus. Boo's got the choice goodies, be sure to read the whole thing for a complete list to save and smack centrist memers with:
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It's right back on again --

Scout Prime at First Draft reveals Clear Channel's attempts to silence liberal voices Dirty rotten scoundrels Read below the fold...

Is there a lesson here?


Gerald Ford today becomes the longest-living president ever.

He is the only man to hold the office of president who never ran for national elective office. We all know that being President ages the holder of the position at a rate comparable to suddenly living by dog years (7 x normal human years.) What if it isn't holding the job, but running for the office that causes this effect? Read below the fold...

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Sentiments for Veterans' Day

It's Armistice Day * -- and it's time to remember who WE are.

Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe to assure the survival and the success of liberty. John F. Kennedy Read below the fold...

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Capitol Hill Afternoon

The sun again shines on the Halls of Power.
Taft was a cool guy, according to his monument. Seemed a little stiff to me. Read below the fold...

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Texas response to "Dump Dean" --

Stomp Carville three feet wide and two inches thick instead.
Then stomp a mudhole in the middle of him for good measure.
Butthat. Whoever he's working for should damn sure fire his useless rear, eff Read below the fold...

What hath Kos wrought

It occurs to me that Kos has created a community that follows Democratic party politics with the same intensity and expertise that fans follow "their" sports teams.

With the added attraction, that in politics you can actually go out and play the game (as opposed to being captive to a spectacle). Read below the fold...

Anyone got a recipe for lame duck?

I think we've procured the duck, but how should it be prepared?

Bone-in, or out? Sliced or whole?

Perhaps in a pit?

Readers? Read below the fold...

Mad props to Paul Krugman

In the days after Bush stole the presidency in Florida 2000, Paul Krugman was, quite literally, the ONLY media figure to stand up and tell the truth about Bush, his administration, the Republican Party, and what was happening to our country. In the darkness and the horror and the helplessness, Krugman was one of the very few points of light and signs of hope. Read below the fold...

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Happy and Busy: Waxman Speaks

Let's all share a happy moment:

"I'm going to have an interesting time because the Government Reform Committee has jurisdiction over everything. The most difficult thing will be to pick and choose."

-- Rep. Henry Waxman (D-CA), quoted by the AP, on what he'll choose to investigate as the incoming chairman of the panel.

Excuse me while I go and am giddy for a while. Read below the fold...

The Art of War (Financing)

Juan Cole points us to an interesting little item today. From the Original House of Fascism, a creative diversion of money from, well, creativity to destructivity. Via English language (but just barely) version of the Italian paper Agenzia Giornalistica Italia:

The voluntary contribution in tax returns ('otto per mille') paid by the Italian citizens to finance culture was used by the government to finance the mission to Iraq. FAI (Italian environmentalist fund) president Giulia Maria Mozzoni Crespi said today opening the yearly meeting on the artistic heritage. "I was astonished by what Enrico Letta (prime minister's undersecretary) told me. The money Italian citizens wanted to give to finance art, cultural and social exigencies was used to finance the war on Iraq and only a small part was used to struggle against starvation in the world. Enrico Letta said it in a conference but he told me that only a daily published a small article" she said.

Isn't that, indeed, creative? Take the tax form checkoffs intended to keep art alive, and use it to make people dead. Off the books. Read below the fold...


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