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No Good Deed Goes Un-Sued

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Remember the two sisters who blew the whistle on State Farm Insurance's diligent attempts to get out of paying policyholders what they were due from Katrina damage?

Yup. They're being sued. For "violating the Alabama Trade Secrets Act and breaching confidentiality agreements with the company." Also known as

"br[eaking] the law when they turned over reams of internal State Farm records to attorney Richard "Dickie" Scruggs. Read below the fold...
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Republican Paperweights Now In Stock


Republicans, Republicans!
Let down your troops!
Send them to death
But never say oops

Republicans, Republicans!
Repeat after me:
Torture and lying
Will set us all free

Republicans, Republicans
Christ on the Cross
You've made him a slave
And yourselves the Boss

Republicans, Republicans
What do you know?
Flying so high
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Katie Couric goes "Out on a limb" in her new blog

Oh. My God. And speaking of Iraq double amputees:

Out on a limb
When I heard that I was doing a story on “bionic” men, I have to admit I was skeptical. There’s been so much talk lately about artificial limbs, and promises that amputees could one day be as much machine as man, but none of them seemed entirely practical.

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Republicans cry "cut and run"--to a double amputee Iraq vet

They're all class, aren't they?

Republican Peter Roskam contended that [Tammy Duckworth] was advocating a "cut-and-run" strategy. Duckworth lost both legs in the [Iraq] war ...

I didn't think I'd get to use the new Department of What Is WRONG with These People twice tonight--but the Republicans never cease to surprise me: Read below the fold...

Are all Republicans kinked about animals, or only some of them?

[The latest: Willard Mitt Romney.]

What is it with Republicans and animals? Read below the fold...

Hell yeah, I'd rather go back to a soap opera, than live in a grand opera

A propos The Big Dog's smackdown of poor Chris Wallance, Republican strategist asks:

"It's part of this huge collection of baggage [Hillary] hauls with her into a national campaign," the GOP strategist said. "Do voters really want to go back into four years of the national soap opera that is the Clintons in the White House?"

In a word, "Yes." Read below the fold...

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Bush Invites Bloggers to WH

Of course, I beat TPM on this days ago, but this is an unimportant little read blog, so let me quote the professionals now catching up:
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Please, can someone give Bush a blowjob so we can impeach him?

The good news: Congress may fail to retroactively "legalize" Bush's warrantless surveillance. House Leader Boner and Bill "Hello Kitty" Frist got themselves wrapped around the legislative axle once again:

House and Senate versions of the legislation differ too much to bridge the gap by week's end, when Congress recesses until after the Nov. 7 elections, according to two GOP leadership aides who demanded anonymity because the decision had not yet been announced.

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Bobo's World: Fundie Boylover Edition

I'll let our more serious and academic posters wax theoretical upon this one, but to me, it's pretty simple. There is an easy intersection between fundamentalist belief and this kind of behavior. Bluntly stated, "it's the sin that makes it sexy."
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More Chatter on Iran: Clark, Qatar and Saudi Edition

Two spooky October Surprise posts for ya:

Phoenix Woman:

About Iran: General Wesley Clark said that Bush is painting himself into a corner on Iran. The General feels that the only chance to stop a strike on Iran is the election of a Democratic Congress in November, assuming BushCo does not manage to start dropping the bombs before the election. The only good news about Iran is that Clark feels there are clear divisions in the Administration, with Rice showing some misgivings about striking, and CheneyCo wanting war with Iran ASAP. The bad news is that with RiceCo wavering, and CheneyCo chomping at the bit, a strike is simply a matter of "when, not if." Read below the fold...
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Liquid Bomb Plot: Total BS

I'd missed this. Color me totally unsurprised to find the British taking the lead from the clowns over here in Torture America:

"This story has been blown out of all proportion. The liquids would need to be carefully distilled at freezing temperatures to extract the required chemicals, which are very difficult to obtain in the purities needed."

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Habeas Corpus: Nice While It Lasted (Leahy is SHRILLLLL!)

I'll join His Lordship the Grey One in requesting that bloggers start doing what the SCLM won't do, and give coverage to what the Democrats are actually saying and doing. Posted in the whole via Tom Paine:
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Iraq or The Economy: Stupid Edition

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Honestly, I don't know why it's so hard to walk and chew gum at the same time. I think the strategy should be "the economy sucks because the Republicans have spent all your money on a failed war at the expense of every domestic issue you can imagine," but what do I know. Read below the fold...

Lunchtime. A moment's pause.

Fresh, home-grown tomato. A little pepper. A little fleur de sel.

And a friend gave me some cucumbers.

A little more fleur de sel, some creme fraiche....

Not bad. Not bad at all. Read below the fold...

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800,000 Rally in Lebanon

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Didn't hear about it? I guess our SCLM was too busy deciding if Clinton was "angry" or "unhinged." A report from someone who was there. Go read the whole thing, it's very good. Read below the fold...

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