[Time to "reset" this hardy perennial of a post. Went to Atrios last night, and got the message: "This blog is currently moving to the new version of Blogger. Please try back in a little while." So I went to Atrios this morning, and got the very same message! I guess the notion of "a little while" is a wee bit elastic. "Push button publishing"? Sure, except you have to keep pushing the button...
UPDATE Atrios is now back up, at the correct URL,
atrios.blogspot.com. Read more about A blogger's curse on the corporate weasels at blogger
The letters "I" and "C." Yet again, he puts a thumb in the eye of Democrats while seeming conciliatory. I guess He just can't help himself. WaPo:
"[BUSH] There's a lot of attitude here that says, 'Well, you lost the Congress. Therefore, you're not going to get anything done.' Quite the contrary," he said. "I have an interest to get things done. And the Democrat leaders have an interest to get something done to show that they're worthy of their leadership roles."
That's Democratic leaders, George, you putz. Read more about Bush could start earning trust by learning two little letters
It was really wrong of me to ask whether all the megachurch "pastors" gay, or only some of them. Christianists, can you ever forgive me? Because some of the megachuch pastors are child abusers, too (via memeorandum): Read more about Yet another Republican Christianist child abuser (though not yet in rehab)
Please donâ€™t ever say â€œweâ€ wonâ€™t do these jobs. An immigration raid left, in its wake, work.
By Fernando Quintero, Rocky Mountain
The line of applicants hoping to fill jobs vacated by undocumented workers taken away by immigration agents at the Swift & Co. meat-processing plant earlier this week was out the door Thursday. Read more about Immigration raid at Swift plant creates jobs
Wow. I canâ€™t believe that we are here. This is huge. Wow. Dude - trippy.
Rajesh Rao, associate professor of computer science and engineering, and his students have demonstrated that an individual can "order" a robot to move to specific locations and pick up specific objects by generating the proper brain waves that reflect the individual's instructions. The results were presented last week at the Current Trends in Brain-Computer Interfacing meeting in Whistler, British Columbia.
Season's greetings, everyone. Merry Christmas. Happy Hanukkah. Festive Kwanzaa. My wish for you all: Love should overcome, peace should arise, equality should emerge, liberty should endure. Read more about ...helping out the elves ...
Shades of Nixon's Saturday Night Massacre. (For the young uns, that's when Nixon tried to get someone to fire the Special Prosecutor investigating Watergate. Honorable Republicans Eliot Richardson (Attorney General) and William Ruckelshaus (Assistant Attorney General) resigned rather than carry out the order. After they did, the acting Attorney General, Robert Bork, did the deed. The past isn't dead. It isn't even past.)
Just Because It's An Old Idea Doesn't Mean It's A Bad Idea One of the characteristics of the illness I call "americanism" is the tendency to pay attention to style and hype rather than truth. Read more about Just Because It's An Old Idea Doesn't Mean It's A Bad Idea
Throwaway post as I'm off to the airport, but I just want to add this to the list of reasons why it's silly to back Obama. I'm very sorry to say it, but: A Black man will not be president in this country for a long time yet. How do I know this? Read more about Stupid is As Stupid Does, or, "Niggers Can't Be Preznits."
Christianist loons call for Gingrich, Hastert, Livingston, Melman, Foley to be put to death. And that's just the start
I went over to WaPo to read the Episcopal Bishop's response to the Scaife-funded Christianist loons (sorry for the triple redundancy, there) who are splitting the Episcopal church over teh gay (and female bishops (and female priests (and, for you cognoscenti, the 1928 Prayerbook))), and read a lot of Christianist yammering about how homosexuali Read more about Christianist loons call for Gingrich, Hastert, Livingston, Melman, Foley to be put to death. And that's just the start
Bush held his last presser of the year today.
His solution for what ails us: "I encourage you all to go shopping more."
If we don't, how will we achieve that biblical ideal of "a shining mall on a hill"?
A few quick takes...
Though reporters have taken up his "surge" framing to describe throwing more young American bodies onto the funeral pyre that is the O.I.L. mission, he was tentative about saying that the new troops he wants will be added to Iraq — as opposed to, maybe, relieving some of our overtaxed soldiers or giving us five or ten guys who can guard us while the rest of our forces chow down on Iraqi chocolates. Read more about Last gas(p) before new year
Via Phoenix Woman, we find out that Lieberman is full of shit. I hope the Lamont campaign gets the apology they deserve, although I highly doubt they will.
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