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Murder ...........

visited my hometown last week.

The victim's name is Andrew Velez.
He was a US Army Specialist.
He was a husband and a father.
He was the second, and last, son of his parents.
He was their second child to die in uniform in the "war on Terror." Their first, 23-year-old Jose Velez, died in Fallujah in November 2004. Read below the fold...

"Permanent Solutions"

This incessant horseshit spewing from from the mouths of Bush and his surrogate/sockpuppets, that "a ceasefire is meaningless, stopping for the sake of stopping would be bad, we are not going to call for a ceasefire until it is part of a permanent solution..." has got me just a tad irate. Read below the fold...

Quote du Jour

To get us through those 900+ long days until this phase of the nightmare is over....From Thomas Jefferson, in a letter to a friend, on the occasion of the passage of the Alien & Sedition Act, the "PATRIOT Act" of its day:
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Numbers on the News

There are a lot of important figures here, and you should take some of them as an indication of your homework for the week. I suspect the slowdown has to do with the population being divided into "highly motivated" and "less motivated" news readers. We've probably saturated the former, and getting the latter into the habit will take more personal recommendations; I suspect advertising won't work as well with them.
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Can We Just Go Back to Paper Please?

Really. I'm so sick of this.
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Imagine a Million Camping Out on Wall St

Wouldn't that be interesting? You know, some small fraction of the nation's unemployed in a bunch of tents, vowing not to leave until the occupation ended and international forces brought an end to the slaughter in Gaza? Natch, we're not Mexicans. Read below the fold...

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The Loot Goes On

Because it's not just human life being lost:

Iraq archaeologists say the ancient Mesopotamian site of Uruk, modern Warka, is being pilfered by smugglers and illegal diggers.

Warka, one of Sumerians’ earliest urban centers, has produced some of the earliest known writings in the world.

Many scientists believe the world’s oldest known civilization flourished in the city more than 5,000 years ago.

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He's Our General

Because of posts like this.

I salute you, Sir. Read below the fold...

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A Child of God


Well I came across a child of God
He was walking along the road
And I asked him tell where are you going
This he told me

Well I am going down to Yasgur's farm
Going to join in a rock and roll band
Goin' to get back to the land to set my soul free

We are stardust,
We are golden
We are ten billion year old carbon
And we got to get ourselves back to the garden Read below the fold...

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Onward ...

In New Orleans and Pass Christian and Basrah and Najaf and Beirut and Baghdad, one foot in front of the other ... 904 more days. Read below the fold...

Goodnight, moon

I like it that AMLO occupied Mexico City until all the votes are counted (thank you, alert reader Charles).

We may have to do the same thing ourselves.

And what MyDD said. Read below the fold...

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Sunday Gasbaggery: This Week: In Lebanon plus The Roundtable


Lebanon Qana

Qata, Lebanon: Image courtesy of AFP & the BBC, Israel, the Bush administration, and to some extent, Hizbollah


It's taking a shorter and shorter time for the Bush/Cheney/Kristol foreign policy to crash and burn. Read below the fold...

Ho Lieberman's quote of the day


"It's difficult personally," Lieberman said last week of the defections by party veterans such as Stolberg. "I am competing in the most difficult part of the Connecticut electorate for me."


Democrats! Read below the fold...

What do you mean, "we"?

Not to wail on Teddy, but to the Cassandras in the blogosphere, Teddy's WaPo OpEd is very old news: Read below the fold...

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Une Fleur Violette


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