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A simple proposal

1. If you are a member of Congress, your home must remain in your district -- that is, the place from which you were elected.
2. If you are a serving member of Congress, you have the right to a free bus ticket to DC timed to allow you to arrive the night before the first morning of the first session of your term, with appropriate luggage. Read below the fold...

Saturday Funny Headline Blogging

From today's Richmond VA Times-Dispatch:

Don't take biblical films' truthfulness on faith
Experts say portrayals in movie adaptations aren't always accurate

BY ALBERTA LINDSEY
TIMES-DISPATCH STAFF WRITER Dec 2, 2006

Take a biblical story, put it on the big screen and immediately you have a problem.

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Republicans to gut GSA's ability to investigate fraud

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The Republicans are certainly making their list and checking it twice, aren't they? Their to-do list of ways to avoid accountability, that is. Only 56 days left until Democrats gain subpoena power! WaPo: Read below the fold...

So, did Bush and Maliki fix that whole Iraq thing?

I had to take the news drip out of my arm for a couple days, and when last I looked the Maliki/Bush meeting was big news, so....

One minute. Let me check.

No. Apparently, they didn't. Why not check out what the locals think?

One of our Iraqi cameramen was watching this press conference and he was laughing, hearing what the prime minister Maliki was saying, what president Bush was saying.

Funny, I have the same reaction when I read Tom Friedman. Read below the fold...

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Foner Tags W as Worst President Ever

Via Atrios this morning I learned that Eric Foner, probably one of the rock stars of the historical profession, has ranked W as the worst president ever:

One other president bears comparison to Bush: James K. Polk. Some historians admire him, in part because he made their job easier by keeping a detailed diary during his administration, which spanned the years of the Mexican-American War. But Polk should be remembered primarily for launching that unprovoked attack on Mexico and seizing one-third of its territory for the United States. Read below the fold...
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What's your Terror Score?

Don't ask. Homeland Security won't tell.

Almost every person entering and leaving the United States by air, sea or land is assessed based on ATS' analysis of their travel records and other data, including items such as where they are from, how they paid for tickets, their motor vehicle records, past one-way travel, seating preference and what kind of meal they ordered.

I'll have the Halal meal please... or maybe not. Read below the fold...

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Naval Operations in an Ice Free Arctic: Cruising toward Serfdom

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I was cruising through the sphere today and wandered off into Kos. I usually don’t. I’ve been trying to reformulate my worldview. I found one of my axiomatic themes (geography determines economy) at Political Cortex. The change in climate, the development of quantum, photonic, encryption, simulated brains, feudal intellectual property rights, massive capital domination by a disproportionate few, not to mention electronic voting. Read below the fold...

Froomkin Strikes Clarion Blow For Bullshit!

Shh. Follow me to the depths, through the secret tunnels under the Mighty Corrente Building, where after a long and torturous journey you will either reach Underground Froomkin or, possibly, suffer devourage. Here's where St. Froom' tells you what he really thinks, before it gets watered down for the delicate ears of Post readers:

What is it about Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert that makes them so refreshing and attractive to a wide variety of viewers (including those so-important younger ones)? I would argue that, more than anything else, it is that they enthusiastically call bullshit. Read below the fold...
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RIAA Terrorism

The RIAA is at it once again. What can I say without sounding, well . . . paranoid. I’ll just say it this way – if we say nothing, do nothing, we deserve the country we inherit. Fair use. Fair use. Fair use. The internet is a public resource and monopoly through criminalization in the name of privatization for domination is an abomination (I AM Somebody). Read below the fold...

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Mr. Maliki--Watch for the falling axe!

First, it was: "Brownie, you're doin' a heckuva job!"

Then it was" "Rumsfeldt will remain my Secretary of Defense through the end of my term."

Now we're told: "He's the right guy for Iraq and we're going to help him and it's in our interest to help him." Read below the fold...

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50 SHOTS

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I’m upset. 50 rounds, fifty rounds – shoot, reload, shoot, reload, shoot – 50 damn rounds! 50! Did I mention the victims were unarmed? Fifty rounds. Read below the fold...

"Always Make Yer Own": Reason #631

Amount of avocado in real guacamole: 4, or what I'm guessing is about 80% of the total mass in the dish.

Amount of avocado in Kraft Store-Bought "Convenient" Guacamole: 2%. Read below the fold...

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A Fighter Pilot From Texas

Maj. Troy Gilbert, a 1993 graduate of Texas Tech University and an honored USAF pilot, is officially missing in action after his F-16 went down yesterday near Fallujah, Iraq. Gilbert, 34, is a father of five; his plane is from Cannon Air Force Base in Clovis, New Mexico. Read below the fold...

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Peace Reigns in Pagosa Springs!


Bill Trimarco and Lisa Jensen with their symbolic wreath.

From that Devil-Worshipping Yankee Rag, the New York Times:

DENVER, Nov. 28 — Peace is fighting back in Pagosa Springs.

Last week, a couple were threatened with fines of $25 a day by their homeowners’ association unless they removed a four-foot wreath shaped like a peace symbol from the front of their house.

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