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"An American President wearing lipstick and pearls is an abstraction."

(Quote from long NPR segment on why it will be tough for a woman to become President. The clothes, the makeup... )

So, Rudy Giuliani can't win?

What a shame... Read more about "An American President wearing lipstick and pearls is an abstraction."

Everybody must get stoned

I can't imagine why this would be so:

Marijuana is the top cash crop in the US, a report released on Monday says.

It says that despite intensive eradication plans, $35bn (£18bn) worth of the illegal drug is produced a year - more than corn and wheat combined.

The study was prepared by Jon Gettman, a public policy analyst who advocates reform of US marijuana laws.


Cheney to appear as defense witness in Scooter Libby's trial for treas--oh, I'm sorry, perjury.

Meaning that Fitz will get to cross-examine Big Dick!

And hopefully cut him down to size.... Read more about Fitzmas!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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We Won!

Corrente is a proud recipient of a 2006 Golden Monkeyfist Award! The trophy will be prominently displayed behind the Mighty Corrente Building Wet Bar for all to admire as they sip their microbrews. Read more about We Won!

Republican Found to Have (Gasp!) Ethics


The accelerating rush to re-amalgamate the entire US phone system (the breakup of which was just about the last gasp of active antitrust enforcement) has hit a speed bump. One of the FCC commissioners whose vote is needed to allow the merger of BellSouth (my phone company, and the only source of broadband Internet in my exceedingly rural area) and the resurgent AT&T is refusing to vote on the matter. He made this decision final today. Robert McDowell says it would be unethical for him to vote on the matter as he has recently done lobbying for the telecommunications industry. Read more about Republican Found to Have (Gasp!) Ethics

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I shit you not

Yes, Virginia New York, there is a Colin Powell Center For Policy Studies.

It was just mentioned in a small good-news item: Read more about I shit you not

Help me nail one of The Maine Girls

As we know, the Moderate Republican Maine Girls, Susan Collins and Olympia Snowe, are holding one of the last bastions of Red-ness in Blue England. (This must end!) Not only that, they're both right at the rancid heart, fanning away the odor of the decades-long Republican project to replace Constitutional government with authoritarian rule, Snowe on the Senate Select Committe on Intelligence, Collins on Armed Services and, along with The Last Honest Man, Homeland Security. Read more about Help me nail one of The Maine Girls

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Why Soldiers Die in Iraq


This type is at an all time high.

Rummy is to blame.

This has been another edition of "why certain warmongers need to be T.C.&E." Read more about Why Soldiers Die in Iraq

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Must've Missed Another Memo ...

Video greetings from overseas are a time-honored tradition, featuring service members on permanent assignment far from home. But this year -- no mention of holidays, no mention of Hanukkah. Every service member or overseas family featured locally so far has also said, "And God Bless YOU" or "And the Lord bless YOU" to the home-folks. Read more about Must've Missed Another Memo ...

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Oil under NOLa ...


Scout Prime has details over at Athenae's place. Remember how we couldn't figure out why the aministration didn't want to help folks go home to the Gulf Coast? Just like Iraq, there's oil under them thar ruins ... Read more about Oil under NOLa ...

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How do you tell a man to be the last soldier we have?

How is it that Colin Powell's appearance on yesterday's "Face the Nation" is not, at this moment, noted on the home pages of,,, or Read more about How do you tell a man to be the last soldier we have?

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Bush/Cheney's New Strategy is Worse than You Think


bush_nosepickLeft: The true origin of Bush's "Pick a Winner" strategy for Iraq, now being rebranded as Cheney's "Darwin strategy": Read more about Bush/Cheney's New Strategy is Worse than You Think

Times whitewashes Christianist who proselytized during class, lied about it, but had been caught on tape

What part did they whitewash? The lying part, of course.

Actually, the story was broken back in November 22 by the Newark Star-Ledger. For some reason, it took the Times a month--and an intervening midterm victory by Democrats--to get round to "covering" [cough] the story.

Here is the crucial material that the Times omits. The teacher lied: Read more about Times whitewashes Christianist who proselytized during class, lied about it, but had been caught on tape

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Meet the New Royal Family of Britain

Because clearly, the Windsors aren't in charge:

A two-year corruption investigation by the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) into a £60 million "slush fund" that was allegedly set up for members of Saudi Arabia's royal family was discontinued today.

Payments, in the form of lavish holidays, a fleet of luxury cars including a gold Rolls-Royce, rented apartments and other perks, are alleged to have been paid to ensure the Saudis continued to buy from BAE under the so-called Al-Yamamah deal.


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