Submitted by captain nemo (not verified) on Sun, 02/12/2006 - 12:16pm
Meta-gas du jour: Democrats are absolutely right about the Imperial Presidency, unlawfullness of domestic surveillance, Republican inability to govern--but it doesn't matter because the Nation Is Not With Them (i.e. doesn't care, or in the case of surveillance actively supports Der Leader) about these issues, and besides, although Republicans can't govern for shit, the Republicans Always Win on Message.
Now on to the gory details.... Read below the fold...
Submitted by lambert on Sun, 02/12/2006 - 10:39am
This is the first time I've fired up The Tube in about three years. In fact, if I think back, the last time I had the TV on was to watch the twin towers go down. Oh yeah, and watching the Gilmore girls once when I was really sick. It was the only thing on, I swear! So, the casing is covered with dust. And no matter how I twiddle the rabbit ears, the snow on the screen is as heavy as the snow outside--too many tall buildings in Center City, Philly. No, I don't have cable.... Read below the fold...
Submitted by MJS on Sun, 02/12/2006 - 10:36am
Talking Point Oracle Manifestation #1
The Democratic Talking Point Oracle, missing since 1998, has reappeared and is ready to commence with his "oracalizing" once again. I spoke with the Oracle early this morning before collapsing upon the rocky flat of an abandoned quarry in Hollywood. I think it was the burning light of an unadorned Talking Point, a direct and un-muddled directive, that caused my collapse, but I did manage to make a few notes before the day turned to night, and dreams washed away the dust and worry of a world gone ballistic. Read below the fold...
Submitted by lambert on Sun, 02/12/2006 - 1:41am
Yawn, snarfle. [Heaves bottle out window. Except--crash!--there is no window in the tiny room under the stairs in The Mighty Corrente Building.] Read below the fold...
Submitted by lambert on Sat, 02/11/2006 - 9:30pm
Gosh, I enjoyed writing this lead (and read on to the end, Jim). So I regret not being able to use it:
Jim "***" Brady plants his ass down on the pity pot, and he's not going to get off it 'til the blogosphere admits how mean it was to him.
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Submitted by lambert on Sat, 02/11/2006 - 6:24pm
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Submitted by lambert on Sat, 02/11/2006 - 12:10pm
Just pandering to the base... WaPo:
[T]he Society for Personality and Social Psychology, which had a conference last week that showcased several provocative psychological studies about the nature of political belief. Read below the fold...
Submitted by captain nemo (not verified) on Sat, 02/11/2006 - 8:33am
We be bad. Via Chicago Tribune:
The government concluded its "Cyber Storm" wargame Friday, its biggest-ever exercise to test how it would respond to devastating attacks over the Internet from anti-globalization activists, underground hackers and bloggers. Read below the fold...
Submitted by lambert on Fri, 02/10/2006 - 10:42pm
Nice catch by WaPo:
That Was Then
"During my stewardship here, I'm going to put everybody under oath when we have testimony, as we do on confirmation hearings."
Judiciary Committee Chairman Arlen Specter, April 5, 2005
This Is Now
"It is my judgment that it is unnecessary to swear the witness."
Specter, declining to put Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales under oath, Feb. 6, 2006
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Submitted by captain nemo (not verified) on Fri, 02/10/2006 - 4:43pm
Very interesting item my fellow Tennessean Jeffraham Prestonian just noted in a comment thread over at Atrios' place. Via NashvilleIsTalking, a publication with which I am not familiar. But this would be the scoop of the decade (okay, "scoop of mid February" might be more accurate given the rate they've been hitting lately) if they're right: Read below the fold...
Submitted by shystee on Fri, 02/10/2006 - 11:40am
In it [The Great Unraveling], Krugman describes how, just as he was about to send his manuscript to the publishers, he chanced upon a passage in an old history book from the 1950s, about 19th-century diplomacy, that seemed to pinpoint, with eerie accuracy, what is happening in the US now. Eerie, but also perhaps a little embarrassing, really, given the identity of the author. Because it's Henry Kissinger.
- The Guardian UK
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Submitted by leah on Fri, 02/10/2006 - 11:28am
As you have probably heard by now, the AP has published an article claiming that Harry Reid has heretofore undisclosed links to Jack Abramoff. The report is a valient attempt to finally make this scandal and bipartisan one. Read below the fold...