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Pesky Constitution's Bill of Attainder

A presumed Gentleman named Ed Furey writes to Professor Juan Cole about bills of attainder. Seems those Revolutionaries who founded our nation knew a thing or two about a thing or two...they left clear instructions on what was permissable and what was taboo: Read below the fold...

Bush had the nails for the Constitution's coffin all ready

Never let it be said that the Republicans are incompetent at everything; it's time to lay that meme to rest at last. After all, they're extremely good at lying, stealing, manimalism, and just generally changing the subject and getting away with it. Read below the fold...

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California Coalition for Immigration Reform - Jim Crow in Orange County?

Leah. sent me this article about attempts at voter suppression in Orange county. It reminds me that we still have a long way to go. We often narrate the promise of America in terms of an Athenian Utopia, one in which the people gather together and through regulated discourse make their will known concerning the efficient allocation of resources for the common good. We often forget the reality, that alongside this Athenian utopian identity – the city on a hill there is the dark side of the American identity – Sparta. The Spartan America is one where the masses are terrorized into submission by the terrorism of the elite; this is the America of the Helots.In the old days we used to call them Paddy Rollers, Patrollers, the Ku Klux Klan. Today we call them Minute Men, or the California Coalition for Immigration Reform. No matter their name, their aim was universal – the subversion of constitutional mechanisms for the maintenance of luxury through the systematic use of terror. Read below the fold...

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Bush Believes We're All Sinners

Regarding as to how the President of these here United States can actively campaign for Pennsylvania Congressman Don Sherwood, a candidate who beat/choked/mangled his much younger lover late in their five-year extramarital affair, White House Press Secretary Tony Snow says Bush believes "we're all sinners" who deserve forgiveness.

Saddam, are you listening? George thinks you deserve forgiveness. Read below the fold...

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It's Group Kiddie Sex Now

This post is starting to sound a lot more like truth. All you need to know from ABC today:
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Universal Gorilla Pimps the Net

So Universal is now herding the sheep toward the gate. In a move that has proved questionable, Universal has signed a deal with YouTube for distribution of content while simultaneously launching an attack against its competitors – oligarchs of the world unite! Read below the fold...

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CBOT and Mercantile Exchange set stage for Global Crash

Yesterday the Chicago Board of Trade and the Chicago mercantile exchange signed a deal to join forces and remove one of the last real time governors (regulator) on the global economy setting the stage and putting in the last mechanisms for a massive redistribution of wealth. Read below the fold...

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Our Treaty with the Romulans is in Jeopardy!

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Wow. Scientists make shit invisible. They're saying they're years off from a workable "cloak" and will need better nanotech, but I bet we'll get there. Science is so cool. Let's bring it back when we've got a Dem majority next year. Read below the fold...

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On Being Liberal

The slightly verbose Mr. Newberry has put up a charmingly romantic response to a new and bold declaration by a group of unabashed liberals, and the short version is, “we’re liberal, we’re angry, and we’re going to save Constitutional Democracy whether our conservative detractors like it or not!” Read below the fold...

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Tech Questions for the Group

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So I'm relocating tomorrow, and will officially be an East Coast dyke from now until they take me to Gitmo. You'll be hearing all about it, I promise. But for now, I'm asking you, gentle reader: what would you recommend for a portable internet card for a Mac? I know there are products & services out there while are basically cell phones for your computer, allowing one to take the machine practically anywhere and remain online at all times. Which company would you use, and at what price? Read below the fold...

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Housing News: CA Edition

Yeah, the stock market is at record highs and gas is back to the low-low-low still higher than when Clinton was in office price of $2.50/gal, and we're building a fence so I can pick lettuce for my second job instead of some undeserving Mexican, all hail the Bush Boom!
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But First McCain Will Torture Himself

Sen. John McCain told reporters that, should the Democratic Party take control of Congress he would probably commit suicide.

Oh, it was a "joke" sez McCain.

DES MOINES, Iowa (Reuters) - Arizona Sen. John McCain, a likely Republican presidential contender in 2008, joked on Wednesday he would "commit suicide" if Democrats win the Senate in November.

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For when you get done with Bible study

The Complete Works of Charles Darwin online.

Assuming your Christianist madrassa allows you to read whatever you like, of course.

NOTE Via The Guardian. Read below the fold...

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Iraqi Refugee Tidal Wave

Azzaman continues to flip the finger to the Iraqi puppet government:
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People Who Use Words

I was struck this morning by the contrast to be made. Serious journalism in the US.

"The next six months in Iraq--which will determine the prospects for democracy-building there--are the most important six months in U.S. foreign policy in a long, long time." Read below the fold...

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