Now that the Democrats have control of both houses of Congress, why does Dean Broder keep servicing Republicans? You'd think Broder's readership would want to know about winners, not losers, and national parties, not regional ones. Some would say it's because The Dean of Beltway Bigfeet is just a Republican shill. The more charitable would chalk Broder's increasingly pitiable behavior up to institutional factors: After a decade of Republican rule, Republican sources are the only sources in Dave's rolodex. Or maybe Broder just genuinely enjoys doing these guys. Whatever. Get a load of this: Read more about Dean Broder wipes drool from chin, teabags another Republican
â€œIf George Bush made any single huge mistake,â€ Mr. Dean said, â€œitâ€™s that he thought he could be president by being president for half of America and by treating the rest of us with contempt.â€
More like a third; Bush's numbers have been in the 30s for some time now.
Those Who Cannot Undrink The KoolAid--the base--is by no means "half of America."
Thank the God of Your Choice, if any. Read more about Stop being so damn nice to the Republicans, Howard!
Okay, I thought James Blunt's "You're Beautiful" was the whiniest suckfest ever to make it out onto broadcast. Then I heard John Mayer's "Waiting on the world to change." What do YOU consider the suckiest music on the radio? Read more about Crap on the Radio
Lest we forget, more than just our soldiers will be returning from Iraq. Read A Bad Homecoming? for some rational fears on what we will be facing when DoD-sanctioned thugs come back. Read more about When "Joe Thug" Comes Marching Home Again...
The Travelers, which recently suffered a setback in a Federal appeals court when its policies' wordings denying flood insurance coverage to Louisiana customers were ruled "vague", has announced it's leaving the most vulnerable parishes of New Orleans. Read more about Insurers abandon commercial coverage in NOLA
1. If you are a member of Congress, your home must remain in your district -- that is, the place from which you were elected.
2. If you are a serving member of Congress, you have the right to a free bus ticket to DC timed to allow you to arrive the night before the first morning of the first session of your term, with appropriate luggage. Read more about A simple proposal
From today's Richmond VA Times-Dispatch:
Don't take biblical films' truthfulness on faith
Experts say portrayals in movie adaptations aren't always accurate
BY ALBERTA LINDSEY
TIMES-DISPATCH STAFF WRITER Dec 2, 2006
Take a biblical story, put it on the big screen and immediately you have a problem.
The Republicans are certainly making their list and checking it twice, aren't they? Their to-do list of ways to avoid accountability, that is. Only 56 days left until Democrats gain subpoena power! WaPo: Read more about Republicans to gut GSA's ability to investigate fraud
I had to take the news drip out of my arm for a couple days, and when last I looked the Maliki/Bush meeting was big news, so....
One minute. Let me check.
No. Apparently, they didn't. Why not check out what the locals think?
One of our Iraqi cameramen was watching this press conference and he was laughing, hearing what the prime minister Maliki was saying, what president Bush was saying.
One other president bears comparison to Bush: James K. Polk. Some historians admire him, in part because he made their job easier by keeping a detailed diary during his administration, which spanned the years of the Mexican-American War. But Polk should be remembered primarily for launching that unprovoked attack on Mexico and seizing one-third of its territory for the United States.
Don't ask. Homeland Security won't tell.
Almost every person entering and leaving the United States by air, sea or land is assessed based on ATS' analysis of their travel records and other data, including items such as where they are from, how they paid for tickets, their motor vehicle records, past one-way travel, seating preference and what kind of meal they ordered.
I'll have the Halal meal please... or maybe not. Read more about What's your Terror Score?
I was cruising through the sphere today and wandered off into Kos. I usually donâ€™t. Iâ€™ve been trying to reformulate my worldview. I found one of my axiomatic themes (geography determines economy) at Political Cortex. The change in climate, the development of quantum, photonic, encryption, simulated brains, feudal intellectual property rights, massive capital domination by a disproportionate few, not to mention electronic voting. Read more about Naval Operations in an Ice Free Arctic: Cruising toward Serfdom