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NOW Hear This! Now HEAR This! Now Hear THIS!

Spocko> continues fighting the good fight vs. All-Hate-Radio -- show the Vulcan some love! Read more about NOW Hear This! Now HEAR This! Now Hear THIS!

And speaking of the sin of good judgment...

Pravda on the Potomac's demoted Froomkin. He used to be at the top of the "Today's Editorials, Opinions, Columns" dropdown. Now he's all the way down in No Man's Land at the very bottom, where you've got to scroll to get to him.

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WaPo management: If Froomkin's traffic drops, it's because you buried the link to his column where nobody can fucking find it. Read more about And speaking of the sin of good judgment...

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Irrational Fear of the Dirty Hippies Meme

In my most cynical moments (pretty much every waking or sleepless hour lately) I suspect that the reason many A-list progressive bloggers have not come out strongly in support of blocking funds for the escalation (and other measures that would actually stop the War) is that they are scared of the DFH meme. They know the meme is bullshit, but they fear it's awesome power over the American Public. They're scared that if the Dems do put an end the carnage in Iraq, they will be blamed for "losing the war", Americans will buy this and will therefore vote Republican in 2008. Read more about Irrational Fear of the Dirty Hippies Meme

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Somalia - The next Dubai??? Surge!!!

 

I know it’s scary isn’t it. The Surge Theory.

With the Islamic Courts smashed, the most organized and dedicated fighting force in the country is gone. But not completely, most members of the Islamic courts are still around, and will revive the organization in the next few months. They will be opposed by a stronger Transitional Government.

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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")

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