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Ahem, Mr. Morris. Your attitude is displeasing. I don't think I can top this total smackdown, but to say that I don't even give it six months. Corporate arrogance never ceases to amaze me. This may be a "product review" but it feels political to me:

No, the Zune's sole wireless feature is "squirting" -- I know, I know, it's Microsoft's term, not mine -- music and pictures to any other Zune device within direct Wi-Fi range. Even if the track is inherently free (like a podcast) the Zune wraps it in a DRM scheme that causes the track to self-destruct after three days or three plays, whichever comes first. Read below the fold...
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The sand is running out of Iraq's hourglass...

For a dire prediction, read what Dale R. Davis, a Middle East Specialist and former Marine Counterterrorism officer who knows the Middle East well, has to say about "The Perfect Storm in the Middle East": Read below the fold...

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Reflections after the Election

I wonder what will happen now that the election is secured and the conservatives have won? The economy won’t be able to withstand the Iranian oil bourse coupled with an exit from the dollar by China. If/when, that happens, this will be the beginning of an incredibly painful correction in the American way of life. Read below the fold...

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Corporate Restructuring That Might Do Some Good


No CEO, CIO, or CFO ought to make more than twice as much money as the average of the frontline workers. Outsource some of that GOP greed!!! Ford's going to lay off four factories full of workers in a futile effort to return the corporation to profitability. Better they should fire that guy they hired away from Boeing : NOBODY is worth that much money, especially when the company is going under. Plus, he couldn't build a decent Mustang to save his Camry-driving life. Poseur. Read below the fold...

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Fairytale Endings

The End of "The Emperor's New Clothes":

"But he has nothing at all on!" at last cried out all the people. The Emperor was vexed, for he knew that the people were right; but he thought the procession must go on now! And the lords of the bedchamber took greater pains than ever, to appear holding up a train, although, in reality, there was no train to hold.

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Equine Haiku

from this sandy shore
horse latitudes forgotten
valiant women rode

See the video here.

This amazing story put me over the rainbow.

Hat tip to Bea, she of the Dry Land.


Image from The Horse's Mouth.

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Yankees (and Twins) Go Home!

It must be the American League thing. You never hear of the Cubs behaving badly like this: US Embassy Asks Bush Twins to Leave Argentina

Amid a growing barrage of front-page headlines, U.S. embassy officials "strongly suggested" President Bush's twin daughters, Jenna and Barbara Bush, cut short their trip to Buenos Aires because of security issues, U.S. diplomatic and security sources tell ABC News.

Showing the high level of personal honor and responsibility we have come to expect from those named "Bush", they ignored the request entirely. <!--break-->

But the girls have stayed on, celebrating their 25th birthday over the weekend and producing even more headlines about their activities...The Argentinean press blitz followed a report on "The Blotter" last week that Barbara Bush's purse and cell phone were stolen last weekend while dining at the popular San Telmo outdoor marketplace despite being guarded by the Secret Service.

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Iraq: The Republicans have fucked us so badly


Read this horrific article by Mark Danner in the New York Review of Books (recommended by The Amazing Froomkin): Read below the fold...

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Fixing History on the Fly


In a subversive fit of demonic possession, General JC Christian goes all Orwellian.

His post stirred something in my defeatist innards, hence these lyrics did flowy-go down my finger-tips. Of course, history will eventually prove that I didn't write these lyrics, and no such lyrics will have ever existed, so better enjoy them (or not) for now...


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Oh my gawd, Froomkin is back!

I'd been vulturing the page, doing constant refresh. Here is he is (and disagreeing with Mark from Ireland, BTW): Read below the fold...

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Peace Be Not Loud

Please tell me one more time--just one more time--why are we fighting in Iraq?

As penned by Associated Press writer Robert Weller:

DENVER - A homeowners association in southwestern Colorado has threatened to fine a resident $25 a day until she removes a Christmas wreath with a peace sign that some say is an anti-Iraq war protest or a symbol of Satan.

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Bush Iraq so-called coalition imploding

This announcement, just in time for Inerrant Boy's excellent adventure with Maliki in Jordan (of all places. And why not in the famously safe Green Zone, one may ask?) I'm sure they'll have lots to talk about. WaPo:

Britain said Monday it expects to withdraw thousands of its 7,000 military personnel from Iraq by the end of next year, while Poland and Italy announced the impending withdrawal of their remaining troops.

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Republican governance completely discredited

Jeebus, they can't even pass a budget! Times:

For its part, Congress is awash in dithering over spending bills. RollCall reports today that because Republicans do not want to deal with the nine spending bills still pending, the likelihood of passing continuing resolutions into the next year is high. As is a recess date, especially for the House, of Dec. 8.

"Don't want to deal with"? This from the party of personal responsibility! [snicker] Read below the fold...

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A conversation

[Frontpaged by lambert]

We get reruns of Meet The Press around here in the wee hours of Monday morning, around the time the night shift supervisor comes around to stick his John Hancock on all the paperwork the EPA requires me to fill out each night at work. He's getting settled in, and they're flashing the cover of the latest Newsweek up on the screen: "al-Sadr: The Most Dangerous Man In Iraq". I'm thinking, "This could get ugly..." Read below the fold...


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