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Gore chases Oscar nod, possible 2008 bid.

This Saturday Gore is hosting a network of 1,600 house parties across the country to watch and discuss his documentary, "An Inconvenient Truth," with the Democrat planning to address the gatherings by satellite hookup. The movie is on the short list of feature-length documentaries being considered for Oscar nominations.

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Go Dennis!

Dennis throws his hat in the ring:

CLEVELAND - Democratic Rep. Dennis Kucinich, who unsuccessfully ran for president in 2004, said Monday he is planning to run again because his party isn't pushing hard enough to end the war in Iraq.

In a statement, Kucinich said he plans to formally announce his candidacy for 2008 on Tuesday at City Hall, where he served as mayor of his hometown in the 1970s.

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Borger on the Borg (ISG)

Need more proof that the ISG is nothing more than Kabuki? Check out this snippet from USSnooze's Gloria Borger:
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Some things I don't plan to "get over" anytime soon

Oh, call me a "process liberal," but here are just a few Republican outrages I will neither forget nor forgive:

1. 1998 - Republicans impeach President Bill Clinton over a blowjob.

2. 2000 - Republicans steal the Presidential election, with the help of Jeb Bush (Florida felon's list) and Antonin Scalia (Bush v. Gore)

3. 2002 - Republicans use the AUMF (Authorization to Use Military Force) as a political tool to win the mid-terms Read more about Some things I don't plan to "get over" anytime soon

Why did Bush flood the Iraqi black market with guns?


This story from the Times didn't get any play on Sunday, so I thought I'd take a look at it today. The short version:

Question: How can you "stand up" the Iraqi army when they're selling all their new guns in the black market?

Answer: You can't. We are so fucked. Read more about Why did Bush flood the Iraqi black market with guns?

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Asia on the Dollar: “We believe that some U.S. dollar depreciation would be necessary”


Just call me Cassandra . . . I see a bad moon a rising . . .

A senior Asian Development Bank official said on Thursday that the dollar was likely to decline further, and he called for East Asian countries to make sure that their currencies rose in unison and did not gyrate.

(Pre) Campaign News: Edwards Signs Bonior

Per the increasingly indispensible Raleigh NC News & Observer:

During his decade as the No. 2 Democrat in the U.S. House, David Bonior earned a reputation as a pit bull -- the Democrat most likely to take on Republican House Speaker Newt Gingrich.

Bonior, 61, will probably soon take on another difficult task: leading former North Carolina Sen. John Edwards to the Democratic nomination for president.

Solving Healthcare For The Better People


Two stories today tell you a great deal about Republican attitudes toward health care in this country. One, predictably with the end of a Congressional session, was done on a Vampire Vote in the middle of the night. Via WaPo:
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Black, White & Green in NOLA

And people tell me I'm a raving, foam at the mouth, drama queen?

When that happens, our movement will destroy itself, and our government will be as unresponsive as ever. Our work will have been for nothing. We can't allow that to happen.
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Monday War Reading


Frankly, I didn't care when they announced they were going to do it, and I hardly care more now that they have: the ISG is little more than a bunch of Old Time Hacks getting together and blowing hot air. It means nothing (esp. to Chimpy) and will accomplish nothing. However, there is still plenty of good reading sober minded folks should check out if they want to assess the war's progress. Read more about Monday War Reading

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The List: Administration Lawbreakers

Keep in mind, this is only a list of exectutive administrative officials. Add in a little party wide perversion and fun characters like Bugboy, and you've got a pattern. Let us never deny, forget, or let others attempt to do so: name a vice, and you'll find it in today's Republican party. At your expense, I might add. Read more about The List: Administration Lawbreakers

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Blue Seas, Dead Earth


It's simple. All life on earth begins and ends with the seas. When the seas die, we all die. The food chains and biospheres that exist today literally will not survive dead oceans. Without the little critters at the bottom of the ocean food chain, the whole ocean biosphere goes. That's what's happening.

There are times when I really grok Al Gore. "Run for President? Love to, but I've got more important things to do. Like, this last ditch attempt to save life on earth, n shit." Read more about Blue Seas, Dead Earth

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No Clothes!

Part the First. Xan notes:

Hamilton and Baker are backed by a 40-person media team operating out of a public relations firm and a hot-selling paperback edition of their report.

Their dawn-to-dark parade of interviews, in which they always appear as a pair to underscore their bipartisanship, will culminate with a run of the Sunday morning talk shows.

Legal advisor for Iraqi reconstruction disbarred in 1984

1984. That was a very good year.

You just get used to this sort of thing from the Republicans. WaPo yawns, buries the story on A24:

A top Air Force lawyer who served at the White House and in a senior position in Iraq turns out to have been practicing law for 23 years without a license.


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