I've got a guest in town, so light blogging for a couple of days. But I wanted to tell everyone to go to the National Galleries when you have the chance. To my shame, every time I came to DC before moving here, I was always too busy with protests and parties to take in any culture. Read more about Culture is So Cool
That is the only question that matters right now. Dennis Kucinich (yes I know he's too short to be President, but look what happened to John Kerry) sez:
"The new Democratic Congress must stop the President from escalating the war. We must not appropriate any new funding. Up to $160 billion for the war will be asked for in the spring. That would bring the total for the war for FY 2007 to $230 billion. This amount is almost double the $117 billion spent in all of FY 2006.
The excellent Pachacutec on ICE concentration camps for children who, having been born here, are US citizens.
See, it can happen here.
And it can happen to you.
Oh, wait. They're brown-colored. Sorry. Forget I posted. Read more about First, they came for the children
[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."