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Republicans to lose their Bible-study room in the Capitol

If studying the Bible is what led Republican Christianists to not be able to pass a budget (leaving Democrats to clean up the mess), not rein in Bush's illegal and unconstitutional warrantless wiretapping program (leaving Democrats to clean up the mess), and not be able to do one damn thing about the Iraq Clusterfuck (leaving Democrats to clean up the mess), then less Bible study, please, say I. The Hill: Read below the fold...

The Iraqis can start fulfilling their civic reponsbilities by being less shrill

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Get a load of this counterfactual rhetoric:

A statement issued by 30 [Iraqi] lawmakers and six Cabinet ministers said their boycott [of parliamentary proceedings] was necessary because the meeting constituted a "provocation to the feelings of the Iraqi people and a violation of their constitutional rights." The statement did not explain that claim.

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Schoolyard Diplomacy

First, Junior whispers to everyone that he doesn't like Maliki anymore, then disses him by cancelling their meeting today.

From the Hadley memo accidentally deliberately leaked to the NYT yesterday by the "famously disciplined White House": Read below the fold...

Oh Blackwater, Keep On Rollin'...

Yesterday was Good News Day for Blackwater Security, announcing a new Happy Hunting Ground, er we mean "training facility" in very rural far northwestern Illinois. Today...eh, not so much good news, per the Wilmington NC Star:
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Famously disciplined Bush White House can't manage to pull off timely meeting with its own client state

Jeebus:

President Bush's high-stakes summit with Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki was put off Wednesday amid political unrest in Baghdad and public disclosure of U.S. doubts about the Iraqi leader's capacity to control sectarian warfare.

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Study: Psychotics more likely to support Bush

What's wrong with these people? Well, they're psychotics. Now there's a study, cited by Tom Tomorrow via Susie: Read below the fold...

Invertebrates in Texas

Texans used to have ways of dealing with people like this, often involving tall horses, short ropes and tree branches. In these degenerate days we can only giggle at stories like this one:

It's the thought that counts, not the size of the gift, the Texas Ethics Commission has ruled, saying public officials don't have to tell anyone how much money they get as presents from political donors. Read below the fold...
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Frist!

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Unlike with Terri Schiavo, Dr. Bill Frist has made a proper diagnosis.

He has no business being President. Read below the fold...

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I don't want your freedom

One Democrat who knows how to behave

Jim Webb:

At a recent White House reception for freshman members of Congress, Virginia's newest senator tried to avoid President Bush. Democrat James Webb declined to stand in a presidential receiving line or to have his picture taken with the man he had often criticized on the stump this fall. But it wasn't long before Bush found him.

"How's your boy?" Bush asked, referring to Webb's son, a Marine serving in Iraq.

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Beltway establishment blames the Pottery Barn

Once again, I'm not cynical enough about the Beltway cesspool.

The crass and craven willingness to evade responsibility and accountability would be beyond belief if we had not already experienced six long years of it: Read below the fold...

Harman down, too

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Go, Nancy, go!

House Speaker-elect Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) has decided against naming either Rep. Jane Harman (Calif.), the senior Democrat on the House intelligence committee, or Rep. Alcee L. Hastings (Fla.), the panel's No. 2 Democrat, to chair the pivotal committee next year.

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A tonic for the troops

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Whether you're with Bush and his Iraq war or agin' him, you're going to talk a lot about the troops — whether supporting them means keeping them in Iraq or getting them home.

When a veteran joins the debate — in favor of a war that even Henry Kissinger admits is unwinnable, and which Bush admits is unconnected with the homeland attack he's avidly conflated it with — the discussion takes on a new dimension. Read below the fold...

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