[Naomi posted on the identical topic one minute before I, myself, pressed the Submit button. Since the posts are otherwise quite different, I'm leaving them both up.]
VastLeft's project. In the first week, some exegesis of Genesis:
There are some curious gaps in the story. How do Adam and Eve know what dying is (Genesis 3:3)? Or what bread is (Genesis 3:19)? At the very least, those would have been interesting subplots.
VastLeft (you gotta love him!) has a new blog, Bible Study for Atheists. As an atheist, I thought I'd hate it but I visited it (out of courtesy, I guess). At first, there was that "there ain't nothing new here" feeling. I've avoided the bible for years--same old/same old... BUT-- Read more about Fighting the Pro-ban fundies with their own weapons!
So once again a subject--in this case a nominee for a Cabinet position--is called before a Congressional committee to give testimony.
Doesn't matter who, or why. Doesn't matter that he's One Of The Good Old Boys in the opinion of many of the committee members, in particularly the chairman. However, because of his OOTGOB status, he was exempted from the process of raising his fucking hand and swearing an oath to tell the truth. Read more about I Swear!
Jesus' General is doing some strange decorating. He inspired the following lyrics...
Sending Shadows to the Sky
I lay my head on sand and dream of Vietnam
And all the little children in the bay
I see them running now, surrounded by a cloud
Made by the bombs from the factory Read more about Sending Shadows to the Sky
Because the Beltway 500 annoints the frontrunner. And because they suck, and they're always wrong about everything, the front runner almost always loses. After burning through a whole ton of cash because they were, you know, the front runner.
"Rude" is the new shrill: Beltway 500 still clutching its pearls over Jim Webb's lack of deference to Dear Leader
At least Richard Cohen doesn't lie about what Bush said to make Jim Webb look bad, like that pompous little scut, George Will, did. Read more about "Rude" is the new shrill: Beltway 500 still clutching its pearls over Jim Webb's lack of deference to Dear Leader
Scout Prime at First Draft has the details, but it appears that the "Michaud" neighborhood wasn't searched in the days, or weeks, or months since Hurricane Katrina. Until now. Read more about Body found in previously unsearched NOLa neighborhood
At last, an Iraqi moderate supporting Dear Leader:
Al Hakimâ€™s resume is truly impressive. Heâ€™s an Ayatollah and a son of an Ayatollah. He speaks fluent Farsi â€“ having spent half his entire life living in exile as an honored guest of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards. As a dedicated theocrat â€“ he allied his sectarian legions of Iraqi exiles with the Iranian army in the Iran-Iraq war. Itâ€™s safe to assume that he puts his faith based political doctrines above his country â€“ a trait he shares with his host. Read more about Centri$t$ for Bu$h
If the answer is "thousands," then the question becomes: Are they being tortured, too? And if the answer is "zero," then the question becomes: Where did they go? Read more about How many inmates are being held in the Bush gulag at Stare Kiejkuty, Poland?
Just to refresh everybody's memory, "Ignite! Learning" is Neil Bush's company. The one which, when Mom and Poppy Bush made the big donation to "Katrina Relief" they directed that all their money go to? That one. Read more about Neil Bush's COWs Nose Into youTube's Tent
Why is MBIA controlling the city of
Sarahâ€™s simple proposal got me thinking and I came across an article in which Marshall Sponder asks:
Now, the only thing I really question is why Eric Schmidt is telling this stuff to Republican Governors - isn't he supposed to be neutral?Read more about Eric Schmidt of Google speaks to Republicans
Although given little public credit at the time, or since [nice!], many of the 126 House Democrats who spoke out and voted against the October 2002 resolution that gave Bush authority to wage war against Iraq have turned out to be correct in their warnings about the problems a war would create.
The Pentagon is invoking emergency authority to expedite funding of a war-crimes-court compound at its Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, naval base, Deputy Defense Secretary Gordon R. England has informed Congress.
Defense spokesmen would not say when, if ever, the Pentagon had last invoked similar authority. Nor would they specify which military construction already approved by Congress would be frozen to fund the court project, which could cost as much as $125 million, according to U.S. government documents.
Were the Republicans working hard, or hardly working:
The House ethics committee has been working hard to determine whether Republicans covered up Mark Foley's electronic messages to male former pages, but even 12-hour workdays will not bring conclusions by Election Day.