When Phil runs, people talk...
Well, he'll run in '08 provided his aching joints hold up that long. Once elected, King Philip Jumbo Chumly III, better known as Phil, will likely pee all over the White House and bark at guests (he learned most of what he knows from John Bolton). Read more about Phil Poised to Run in '08?
Outgoing Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nevada, praised the [Iraq Study Group] report as a "tremendous step forward."
"[Bush] has the ball in his court now," Reid said. "It is up to President Bush to implement the recommendations of this commission."
"We're going to be watching very closely after the first of the year with oversight hearings" conducted by the Foreign Affairs Committee, the Armed Services Committee and the Intelligence Committee.
I'm listening to the Baker Commission stuff on NPR. Hey, Chris "Torture is Sex" Shays is on the air right now. Read more about Baker Commission: You can hear your ruling class go bankrupt, right on NPR
Well, knock me over with a daisy cutter! I guess this is why they pay them the big bucks.
Here's the link to the in-development story.
The full report is here.
"Keeping us up here eats away at familiesâ€¦The Democrats could care less about families -- that's what this says."
-- Rep. Jack Kingston (R-GA), quoted by the Washington Post, in response to incoming-Majority Leader Steny Hoyerâ€™s (D-MD) plan to increase the Houseâ€™s work schedule from three days a week to five.
Oh, now this memo from my Governor Matt Blunt is hilarious:
Last year there was a great deal of public discussion regarding the Christmas season. Specifically, we heard from those who believe that the Christmas break should be called by a non-religious name such as "Winter Holiday." They also argued that traditional Christmas greetings such as "Merry Christmas" should not be used.
Oh my goodness! I thought they were going to be Bipartisan! (I guess they were just curious...) Online Wall Street Journal:
Like a retreating army, Republicans are tearing up railroad track and planting legislative land mines to make it harder for Democrats to govern when they take power in Congress next month.
You can trust the Republicans... To be Republicans! Let's hope they leave the D's on the keyboards, eh? Read more about Republicans "tear up the tracks" as they surrender Congress to Dems
Ha! Fooled ya! [Remember "we're an empire now; we create our own reality"? How far off those happy days seem! Snicker.]
Here's how AP is framing the recommendations of the Baker Commission, released today. (The Beltway 500 is all atwitter!)
Panel: Try diplomacy in Iraq, then leave
But--But--Where's the pony? Somehow, I don't think Bush is going to be very happy about this. Read more about Baker Commission: Bush to halt pony search, stop talking to walls, accept reality
Right-wingers will doubtless (and they are doubtless, aren't they?) think I'm talking about the Democrats who control the new Congress.
Alas, as far as I know, every man and woman in the 110th Congress — including each and every donkey — subscribes to a monotheistic faith.
So we're talking hypothetically here, thanks to some interesting questions Frank raised in comments at Martian Anthropologist: Read more about The atheists are in charge. Now what?
Naturally, our rulers at the Fed would like to get the recession out of the way now, so by 2008, a Republican will be elected. And it looks like the recession is coming: Read more about Thank God we got the Democrats in before the next recession
Public Eye blog. Vaughn Ververs of The Early Show:
Itâ€™s not every day that we see a Democratic Senator from the Northeast pandering to Southern Republicans by associating himself sympathetically with the Confederate cause during the Civil War â€“ so isnâ€™t it newsworthy when that actually happens? ...
Well sand off the old finish, slap a new coat of shellac on me, and call me Furniture [thanks, MJS]. Via DefenseTech, where they actually take this stuff seriously, more on the reel-deel double-seekrit war behind the War on Terra, the Longer War behind the Long War. It ain't Eurasia, it's always been Eastasia... Read more about Ministry of Piece and Truthiness