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
[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