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Harry Reid draws the line


Incoming Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Sunday he would support a temporary troop increase in Iraq only if it were part of a broader strategy to bring combat forces home by early 2008.

"If the commanders on the ground said this is just for a short period of time, we'll go along with that," said Reid, D-Nev., citing a time frame such as two months to three months. But a period longer than that, such as 18 months to 24 months, would be unacceptable, he said.

Guess who?

So much for the adults

Well, it's beginning to look a lot like this "surge" that mysteriously became part of BCW is going kill off a few more tens of thousands, as Bush continues his quest to evade a final accounting for the Iraq Clusterfuck, the botched epic of his misrule. (Although, give the guy credit, the central front on his war on Democrats in 2002, 2004, 2006.) I'd say Bush's "Ahab-like" quest, but Ahab, crazed as he was, actually found what he was looking for, unlike Our George. Read more about So much for the adults

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The magic is you!

The collective groan on the Intertubes this morning is a response to Time magazine's decision to name you (yeah, you!) Person of the Year, a choice that's simultaneously corny, meta, and fairly reasonable.

NBC anchor Brian Williams inadvertently shows the necessity of netroots, as he bemoans the move to participatory media: Read more about The magic is you!

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Smile and grin at the change all around

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Open letters to Jeremy Lott and Mary Cheney's Unborn Baby

Dear Jeremy,

As my mother-in-law says, "who's kidding who?"

The Rabid Right milks the memes of government inefficiency and Christian charity to rationalize fattening the nation's richest men and trying to widen the eye of the needle by offering Christianists a hearty swig off the much-maligned federal tit. Read more about Open letters to Jeremy Lott and Mary Cheney's Unborn Baby

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News From Iraq Friday 15th Saturday 16th Translated from Arabic


Summary: Main Storys translated from the Arabic Language pages of the independent Iraqi News Service Aswat al Iraq (Voices of Iraq) in Iraq on Friday Dec 15 2006

Al Sadr
Al Sadr's attempts to reach out to the Sunni continue apace and appear to be bearing fruit.
Two Iraqi policemen were killed in Diwaniya.
A bomb exploded targeting an Iraqi army patrol in al-Halabsa village west of Falluja their vehicle was destroyed there are known to be casualties.
Deloiya (Salah Adin)
U.S. invader forces raided several houses and took into captivity several citizens, an arms cache was discovered.
Car bomb one civilian killed.
Gunmen "dressed in police uniform" killed Sheikh Mohsen al-Kanaan of Bani Tamim tribe and two of his escorts.
Three people carrying Iranian nationality documents arrested for illegally entering Iraq.
Three U.S. invader army troops were killed and two others wounded in military operations in Anbar and Ninewa.

Most Important Story:

Al-Sadr Issues Statement Favour of Istanbul Conference: Sadrists Attend Meeting Basra Great Mosque Pledge To Protect Sunnis:

This is a very big story. The story is about Muqtada al-Sadr supporting the "Iraqi People's Support Conference" in Istanbul. This was the Sunni conference held in Istanbul yesterday and the day before. Read more about News From Iraq Friday 15th Saturday 16th Translated from Arabic

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Babies of Terror

Titter. I'll have to go get a ski mask. The game would make a nice gift, for those of you looking for gift ideas. They even have a blog. Read more about Babies of Terror

Mullah Dobson is a sick fuck

Why do Mullah Dobson and his acoyltes hate children?

Or maybe they really, really love them, it's just that beating them is how they show that. Who knows...

Lucky us, a new version of Dare to Discipline is out.

And we wonder why torture is now the new normal. It's the abuse of power, stupid.

NOTE Thanks to Alice Marshall. Read more about Mullah Dobson is a sick fuck

Dr. Goddess Teaches us How to Fight

Absolutely knockout story in the Post-Gazette today. The issue being fought over is hardly even relevant--except that it's a local matter, being fought by a local person, making ties to local institutions....hmm, maybe this is relevant after all:
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Net Neutrality: My Buttboi Speaks


Ntodd thinks just because he's a professor of computer science, he knows more than I do about Net Neutrality. I'm not going to read it, because whatever he says is just his way of asking me to use the bigger strap-on during his next session in my dungeon, but perhaps you can make some sense out of his prattle.

In all seriousness, I've not yet thought about his arguments or investigated them, but I do think it's worth considering what he says, even as I may still end up disagreeing. Share your own thoughts. Read more about Net Neutrality: My Buttboi Speaks

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Framing: The Cheneyspawn

From now on, please use the term fatherless, out of wedlock pregnancy to refer to Mary's Immaculate Conception.

I won't pick on the kid once it's born, but for now, the mommy is fair game. I was inspired to post this by His Lordship. Read more about Framing: The Cheneyspawn


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