Submitted by lambert on Sun, 01/29/2006 - 11:40am
Submitted by lambert on Sun, 01/29/2006 - 10:53am
Alert reader kelley b posted this in comments; I tinkered with it slightly:
Three cells for ELFs under the sky
Seven years for the war's kids on their streets of stone
Nine cluster bombs for civilians doomed to die
One office for the puppet President on his puppet throne.
One President to rule us all Read below the fold...
One President to find us
One President bring us all
And in His work camps bind us.
Submitted by lambert on Sun, 01/29/2006 - 12:07am
The only problem I'm having with my iBook is that it's such a pleasure to use I want to work on it too much and don't get any sleep. And with OS X you get a real Unix terminal with a shell that has history and completions and commands you can pipe... Read below the fold...
Submitted by dan on Sat, 01/28/2006 - 11:12pm
Somebody heaved a bulky manila envelope through the frosted glass doors of The Department of How Stupid Do They Think We Are? Of course, since that Department is always closed they had no choice, so, like good liberals, we were not angry, and when we got done sweeping up the glass and installing the plywood, we opened the envelope and found ourselves perusing the latest email from Ken Mehlman--just in time for the SOTU. We've excerpted and highlighted the really good parts for your innoculating pleasure. Now, watch them propagate! Read below the fold...
Submitted by lambert on Sat, 01/28/2006 - 1:24pm
Submitted by lambert on Sat, 01/28/2006 - 11:57am
Submitted by shystee on Sat, 01/28/2006 - 11:19am
Sen. Sam Brownback (R-Wingnut) on Nutball [DCOW] with Tweety Matthews:
And this notion on the unitary executiveâ€”the unitary executive is simply about a policy that says that thereâ€˜s only one president. It isnâ€˜t some sort of, the president is overall and overpowering and over the courts and over the legislative branch. Thatâ€˜s not the case. It just says thereâ€˜s only one president at a time, which I think everybody basically agrees on.
Thanks, Senator Sam, I get it now: Read below the fold...
Submitted by lambert on Sat, 01/28/2006 - 12:40am
Gee, I sure hope the SOTU is Dignified. And Civil.
How come the Republicans are getting away with this "dignity" crap? Every time I hear that word in their mouths, I think of that dead grandmother in her chair in New Orleans, or that floating corpse. Read below the fold...
Submitted by lambert on Fri, 01/27/2006 - 11:03pm
The powers that be gave me the day off, so I used to the time to add some new features to The Mighty Corrente Building. These were:
1. The old spam module, Bad Behavior, was giving some false positives and locking some legitimate users out. So I removed it, and installed Spam 2.0, which scans only comments, using a special sauce called Bayesian logic. Hopefully this module will work better. Read below the fold...
Submitted by lambert on Fri, 01/27/2006 - 10:56pm
Submitted by lambert on Fri, 01/27/2006 - 9:25pm
Funny how we don't hear that line about Bush being a popular President anymore. USA Today:
â€¢ Said the country has gotten off track. By 62%-35%, they were dissatisfied with the way things are going in the USA. That's the most pessimistic view at the start of a year since Bush took office.
Pessimistic? I'd say realistic. Read below the fold...
Submitted by lambert on Fri, 01/27/2006 - 9:20pm
Fine, I know Democrats in red states do what they must--not you, Ho Lieberman--but do they have to adopt Republican talking points when they do? AP:
And Rep. Harold Ford (news, bio, voting record), seeking a Senate seat in Republican-leaning Tennessee, dismissed the filibuster approach openly.
"It does not appear that there is any reason to hold up a vote. I hope my colleagues in the Senate will move quickly to bring this process to a dignified end," he said.
Read below the fold...
Submitted by lambert on Fri, 01/27/2006 - 5:51pm
Submitted by tresy on Fri, 01/27/2006 - 1:45pm
In a parallel universe, far, far away:
RUSSERT: No, they will say it is a primarily a Democratic scandal because the Madison Guaranty money was siphoned off by Jim McDougal to cover his losses in Whitewater. But Matt, the issue is broad and wide. Republicans also understand that their policies created the Savings and Loan debacle, the Bush family--Jeb, Neil, the former President--is up to its eyeballs in failed S&Ls and so forth, and thatâ€™s why in order to reform all this, it has to be a bipartisan approach. But Republicans get raging mad when you suggest Whitewater is a bipartisan scandal. Read below the fold...
Submitted by shystee on Fri, 01/27/2006 - 12:58pm