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Why Is This Man Smiling?



Because this woman isn't.

Lebanon july 2006 mother and baby




Perhaps. I could have featured other smiling men:

This one, for instance.
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For Cody

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Just over one year ago I did a post about Cody--the short story is that a neigbor's family member had had Cody for many years. Cody was now older and sick, and the family was going to take him to the pound, where he would surely die without the company of those he loved and trusted, and he would never understand why. Read below the fold...

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Hot Times and Cool Tubes

So it's like 150 degrees and 1000% humidity here in DC today. But what almost makes it worth it: the ability to sit in Dupont Circle and blog and surf for free. Of course, silly ol' me screwed up her 802.11 connection and can't post what I wrote from the Hill yesterday, but it's comin', never fear. Read below the fold...

Expedient that some die...

(John 18:14) Buried at the end of a some sucking up to Condi in the Times, we find this nonchalant summary of Bush's Lebanon policy, which Times hagiographer Helene Cooper seems to find in no way remarkable:

The Bush administration contends that such a package has more of a chance of working if Israeli forces are able militarily to degrade Hezbollah. But the path of sacrificing civilian lives now in hopes of a greater peace later holds potential peril

Read that again: "... [T]he path of sacrificing civilian lives now...." Read below the fold...

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Buonanotte, Luna (and Daphne)

Goodnight, moon

The squash invade the lawn!


Guess which direction the sun comes from? Read below the fold...

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Buonanotte, Luna

Retardo Montalban explains why lefty bloggers are more reluctant to write about Israel than the wingnuts.

Sir Charles Barkley for Governor!

What happens when Ledeen, Chalabi, Larry Franklin and Ghorbanifarget together and party in Rome?

Rule #1: don't piss off Teh Wolcott. Read below the fold...

Times admits bias!

From an online interview with Times Assistant Managing Editor Gerald Marzorati, answering one Ms. Farkas, who asks what the target audience is for T, the Time's luxe yet strangely airless and dull semi-gloss magazine for those who can afford $1000 suitcases--and those who aspire to, and even those who aspire to aspire to: Read below the fold...

Katherine Harris: "And besides, I don't have a moustache!"

I know this is like shooting weasels in a barrel, but the increasingly desperate Katherine Harris is calling on Howard Dean to apologize. And for what?

Dean said in Wednesday's speech that Democratic incumbent Bill Nelson is "going to beat the pants off Katherine Harris, who didn't understand that it is ethically improper to be the chairman of a campaign and count the votes at the same time. This is not Russia and she is not Stalin."

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So Bush can buy lemonade ...

but not drink it.
Maybe Ms. Rice's plane home will be delayed....... Read below the fold...

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Loyal to Oil a Soil Embroiled

Greg Palast, writing for Guardian Unlimited:

Why not? Why haven't those we laughably call the "leaders" of the US, Iran and Saudi Arabia called back their delinquent spawn, cut off their allowances and grounded them for six months?

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Speaking of Info-War....any DishNetwork users out there?

Sometime before 5:15 p.m. Central Daylight Time today, Thursday July 27 2006, every network station on my Dish TV-supplied signal began displaying a blue screen with the words WE ARE HAVING TECHNICAL DIFFICULTIES--PLEASE STAND BY. The problem persisted until 5:55 p.m. or thereabouts when everything (at least the NBC signal) came back on for the final story of the day, appropriately enough about those stunningly annoying "Head-ON" headache inducers/remedy ads. Read below the fold...

The look of desperation

Those eyes! Those eyes!

pony_blow (via BBC)

Yes, defending the indefensible is hard work.

Say, I wonder if Pony Blow's ever been briefed on who gave "Jeff Gannon" his overnight pass. Because I think we still don't know. Read below the fold...

America's newest pop tart!

In honor of the hearings on Specter's bill to retrotractively legalize Bush's warrantless surveillance program in exchange for a Bush's promise to have the program reviewed by a secret court, play this if you can bear to watch!

Britney then:

"Honestly, I think we should just trust our president in every decision he makes and should just support that, you know, and be faithful in what happens."

Arlen now:

"I trust the president. He overruled the staff in our meeting. He's come to grips with the specifics, and he's given his word."

Poor, poor Arlen. Read below the fold...

Free Beauregard Scaife!

Oooh, this should be fun. There is just nothing like a good, dirty, bloody, knock-down-drag-out divorce battle to bring air and sunshine to a pile of shit, and we can think of nobody more deserving of that label than Mr. billionaire newspaper publisher Richard Mellon Scaife. Read below the fold...


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