Alright kids, we've got The Gold Barge's latest Deep Thoughts and Big Ideas from NRO. Get your sheets ready! Here we go:
For several years now, liberal eggheads have been having what seems like an important debate: Do they need â€œbig ideasâ€ like the conservative movement had during its long march to power?Read below the fold...
Let's Leave Iraq
(With apologies to Randy Newman)
Hate Kuwait City
It's old and it's cramped
And all the people there dress like Spa-creeps
Let's leave Fallujah to the IEDs
That town's a little too explosive
For you and me, you brown girl
With a big nasty Burkha at my side
Scirroco blowin' in hot from the north
We were born to die Read below the fold...
Stopping off in Germany on his way to the G-8 summit in Russia, Bush reserved his greatest enthusiasm for tonight's pig roast -- technically, a wild-boar barbecue -- bringing it up three times. "I'm looking forward to that pig tonight," he gushed.
Yeah, but how's the pig gonna feel? Fabulous? Read below the fold...
Bush NSA surveillance: Moderate Republicans melt like warm turds in the rain, as press sinks to new low
Let's start with the press.
AP--O tempora! O mores--sinks to a new low:
Breaking with historic norms, the president had authorized the [NSA] monitoring without a court warrant.
Does anyone else besides me think that Israel is doing the same thing again while expecting a different result?
And we all know what that defines, don't we?
Still, the Bush administration can take comfort that they aren't the only ones who are insane... Read below the fold...
Countries do not die when at their peak, they merely decrease
They lose their lease because they're not subject to gravity
Unlike you and me, fantasy rises in ether, forever
It's morning in America
When your neurons die, they say goodbye
And leave no forward address
They leave a mess, you heave a sigh
It's still a goodbye, got that, then let it go
It's all for--it's all for show--you didn't know? You didn't know? Read below the fold...
Check the utterly essential Charles for continuing coverage of Mexico's attempt to remain a democracy, and their home-grown winger's resistance to it. For example:
There are two new films of irregularities:
One 23 minute film shows how in District 3 of Tabasco, centered in Comalcalco, they removed the seals on the building and opened the booth in which the ballot packages were stored. The information requested (by the district president?) was not in the ballot packages.Read below the fold...
So, gosh, I'm w-a-a-a-y confused. I'm running round like a chickenhawk with its balls cut off!
But now I know why Kos didn't call. FUX says that Kos is imploding!
[Pause for hysterical laughter.]
But seriously, folks, the FUX article gives great insight into WPS (Winger Projection Syndrome)--They think we're just like them!
In fact, it's worse. They think that being like them is the only way to be. Read on: Read below the fold...
Congratulations America! We have not only reached full employment, we are so hard up for help we have to import Russian students to work at our greaseburger joints:
Some Russian students in south Alabama under a foreign worker contract are concerned they could become homeless because their promised jobs at a McDonald's in Foley haven't panned out. Read below the fold...
Well, it looks like Republican racists--not completely redundant, though it's a shame that those Republicans who aren't racist don't have the courage to denounce those who are--won't be able to derail passage of the Voting Rights Act. Although, naturally, they're still trying to gut it:
Having quieted dissenting conservatives, House Republicans are trying again to renew the 1965 Voting Rights Act in an election-year effort to win support from minority voters.
The story is that image, for the mid-terms, is everything: Read below the fold...