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...
Let down your troops!
Send them to death
But never say oops
Repeat after me:
Torture and lying
Will set us all free
Christ on the Cross
You've made him a slave
And yourselves the Boss
What do you know?
Flying so high
And sinking so low Read below the fold...
Out on a limbRead below the fold...
When I heard that I was doing a story on â€œbionicâ€ men, I have to admit I was skeptical. Thereâ€™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.
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 ...
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...
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.Read below the fold...
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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Two spooky October Surprise posts for ya:
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...
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."Read below the fold...
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...