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RIP Uncle Miltie

You were brilliant, you were evil, you were an inspiration, you were racist, you loved freedom above all things, you were an enabler of neoimperialist corporatism...that's what I've heard and more. But here's what I remember about you
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American Civil Liberties: Taser Edition

Make yourself watch the whole thing. It will be hard, but it's important. Just as it's important to be proud of the students who didn't just sit back and cower in fear. Good thinking, kids, and way to use technology to document the atrocities. Read below the fold...

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CNN: Confederate Nigger-hating Nabobs

Sir, when did you rape your first White Woman, and why should we not lynch you now?

Jesus. I wonder if the Grey Turtleneck is happy he's got this pantload's ads up at his site now.

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"Pelosi a Failure, Dems Doomed"

So sayeth the LATimes and I'm sure a host of other publications. I've been busy with ASOR and other stuff this week, so I'm a bit behind on my reading, but I just have to chime in, because the irony is killing me.

Let's take it apart, argument by argument.
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The irony train to Vietnam

Bush has found a way to dumbfound his self-appointed court jesters in the leftysphere: he makes his own irony. Read below the fold...

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Trent Lott, sex machine

Jonah Goldberg:

Nobody disputes that Lott could be a great minority whip. He was elected precisely because he has the skills a minority whip needs: an intimate [!] knowledge of the institution, and the ability to shake down colleagues for votes. Lott is detail oriented, collegial with an Old World gentility — as well as a certain sexual confidence befitting a former cheerleader at Ole Miss.

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Bush continues to plan for looting Social Security

What a surprise. Via The Amazing Froomkin, this:

Nominations Sent to the Senate
Andrew G. Biggs, of New York, to be Deputy Commissioner of Social Security for the remainder of the term expiring January 19, 2007, vice James B. Lockhart III.

Andrew G. Biggs, of New York, to be Deputy Commissioner of Social Security for a term expiring January 19, 2013.
(Reappointment)

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The Grand Zucchini of Reconciliation

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vegetable

Xan, herewith. Make of it what you will.

And, as Sigmund "I'm not single minded" Freud did not say: "Sometimes, people, a zuchinni is just a zucchini." Read below the fold...

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ASOR: Iraqi and Palestinian Archaeological Report

Just got in from the Mesopotamian Archaeology section of this year's American Schools for Oriental Research (ASOR) conference. All the news isn't bad, I'm happy to report, when it comes to the area of study that has the most political significance: Iraqi archeology. I also got some notes on a panel discussing the state of Palestinian archaeology, which is actually more interesting than it may sound. Read below the fold...

Bush plans "one last push" in Iraq to get "breathing room" for 2008 election

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Well, so much for James Baker, the Iraq Study Group, and all the adults. What a surprise. The Guardian:

Bush has told senior advisers that the US and its allies must make "a last big push" to win the war in Iraq and that instead of beginning a troop withdrawal next year, he may increase US forces by up to 20,000 soldiers, according to sources familiar with the administration's internal deliberations.

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Apparently, I'm a Unitarian-Universalist

You know, the people who knock at your door for no apparent reason?

And after I said there was no God, no heaven, and no afterlife, I still got classified as a religionist!

Take the quiz at BeliefNet's Belief-O-Matic!

Actually, I shouldn't totally mock the site; any religious site that publishes Richard Dawkins can't be 100% on the Kool-Aid. Read below the fold...

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Thank you, Bob Woodward...

... and the rest of you fucks who cheerled this war of whim.

WaPo headline:

Iraq sectarian strife imperils entire region
Analysts say civil war is a reality, but real worry is that chaos will spread

Now that Iraq civil war denial is going the way of Donald Rumsfeld, the Post acknowledges that Operation Pandora just may be the catalyst that World War III was looking for:

We're not talking about just a full-scale civil war. This would be a failed-state situation with fighting among various groups," growing into regional conflict, Joost Hiltermann, Middle East project director for the International Crisis Group, said by telephone from Amman, Jordan. Read below the fold...

Science for Republicans!

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Shades of Timescape:

If his experiment with splitting photons actually works, says University of Washington physicist John Cramer, the next step will be to test for quantum "retrocausality."

That's science talk for saying he hopes to find evidence of a photon going backward in time.

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UCLA student tased after failing to show ID

Torture is the new normal, isn't it?

Thanks, Republicans! Thanks, Christianists! Read below the fold...

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