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On Being Liberal

The slightly verbose Mr. Newberry has put up a charmingly romantic response to a new and bold declaration by a group of unabashed liberals, and the short version is, “we’re liberal, we’re angry, and we’re going to save Constitutional Democracy whether our conservative detractors like it or not!” Read below the fold...

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Tech Questions for the Group

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So I'm relocating tomorrow, and will officially be an East Coast dyke from now until they take me to Gitmo. You'll be hearing all about it, I promise. But for now, I'm asking you, gentle reader: what would you recommend for a portable internet card for a Mac? I know there are products & services out there while are basically cell phones for your computer, allowing one to take the machine practically anywhere and remain online at all times. Which company would you use, and at what price? Read below the fold...

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Housing News: CA Edition

Yeah, the stock market is at record highs and gas is back to the low-low-low still higher than when Clinton was in office price of $2.50/gal, and we're building a fence so I can pick lettuce for my second job instead of some undeserving Mexican, all hail the Bush Boom!
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But First McCain Will Torture Himself

Sen. John McCain told reporters that, should the Democratic Party take control of Congress he would probably commit suicide.

Oh, it was a "joke" sez McCain.

DES MOINES, Iowa (Reuters) - Arizona Sen. John McCain, a likely Republican presidential contender in 2008, joked on Wednesday he would "commit suicide" if Democrats win the Senate in November.

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For when you get done with Bible study

The Complete Works of Charles Darwin online.

Assuming your Christianist madrassa allows you to read whatever you like, of course.

NOTE Via The Guardian. Read below the fold...

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Iraqi Refugee Tidal Wave

Azzaman continues to flip the finger to the Iraqi puppet government:
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People Who Use Words

I was struck this morning by the contrast to be made. Serious journalism in the US.

"The next six months in Iraq--which will determine the prospects for democracy-building there--are the most important six months in U.S. foreign policy in a long, long time." Read below the fold...

50% of most competitive races have no paper trail, hence no recounts possible

Whoever said Republicans were incompetent? They've made elections really, really easy to steal:

Meanwhile, votes in about half of the 45 most competitive Congressional races, including contests in Florida, Georgia and Indiana, will be cast on electronic machines that provide no independent means of verification.

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They Hate You, Dems

I was just saying, and stories like this only prove my point further. Wake up, Dems. Make media reform a priority, or forever fight an uphill battle with no armor or weapons.

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New Bush Real Estate

Hmmm. Live links at this fascinating little post:

by Steve O @ 12:00 am
It has been reported that George W. Bush has recently purchased a 98,842 acre farm in Northern Paraguay. What on earth does the President of the United States need a 98,000+ acre farm in Northern Paraguay for? Read below the fold...

In the name of the Father...

Looks like little Sally Quinn has bought into the most noxious views of the authoritarians: that the President is a Father. Making us children:

It is hard for the American people to turn completely against the president. It seems tantamount to patricide.

Seems to who, Sally? Sychophants and courtiers in the Beltway? Read below the fold...

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Ads vs Shows

Crap. Why is it I always find the posts I really want to wax upon with eloquence when it's late, and I'm bone tired? Lindsay is such a bright and attractive woman. And she gets why this is so important. I like to think I do too. Read below the fold...

Goodnight, moon

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The neighbors were demolishing their chimney before rebuilding it, so I snagged some bricks. I figure I'll use them for borders in the garden next year.

Creosote side down, of course. Hey, maybe the creasote will poison the blue bells' rhizomes next year! Read below the fold...

How odd. Bush has just made it much easier to declare martial law

Read the Kossack Diary. The money quote:

So now the President can send troops from Tennessee to quash what he deems a threat to civil order in Oregon, even if the governors of Tennessee and Oregon both object.

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Back of the Bus for Queers

This kind of crap has to be opposed at every turn. I can see why some people would call it "reasonable" but it's no different than not working in an environment with black faces in the ads on the walls:
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