So if you decide to run, do you think we would see the Al Gore from the movie? Or the Al Gore from 2000?
[GORE] Well, I donâ€™t plan to run. I donâ€™t plan to run. And I donâ€™t expect to run. ... Iâ€™m not making plans to run again.
But youâ€™re not ruling it out?
Uhâ€¦ no. [smiles]
Excellent! And here's the man elected President in 2000 on that word we want to keep hearing and using:
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 more about American Civil Liberties: Taser Edition
Jesus. I wonder if the Grey Turtleneck is happy he's got this pantload's ads up at his site now.
Just turn it off. Read more about CNN: Confederate Nigger-hating Nabobs
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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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 â€” as well as a certain sexual confidence befitting a former cheerleader at Ole Miss.
I'm speechless. Read more about Trent Lott, sex machine
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.
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 more about The Grand Zucchini of Reconciliation
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 more about ASOR: Iraqi and Palestinian Archaeological Report
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.
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 more about Apparently, I'm a Unitarian-Universalist
... and the rest of you fucks who cheerled this war of whim.
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.