Liberal: The USA has fifty states.
Conservative: No, it doesnâ€™t.
Liberal: Yes, it does. The USA has fifty states.
Conservative: What about Guam? What about that Guam, huh? Or theRead below the fold...
1. God bless US Judge Sam Sparks, whose ruling means Tom DeLay's chicanery with the Texas Congressional District 22 ballot is doomed.
2. God bless Travis County DA Ronnie Earle. His hard work over many long years has, at least for now, stopped DeLay's Congressional career in its tracks. Read below the fold...
Remember Florida 2000, where James Baker, redfaced and shouting, created the Republican reality--with the complicity of the press, of course--that Bush had won the election, before the courts had ruled, and before all the votes were counted? (Thank God Joe Lieberman called him on that... Oh, wait...)
Mexico 2006 = Ohio 2004 = Florida 2000. Let's see why: Read below the fold...
The Howler's writing a book, and it's filled with horrific detail. Like this one about Joe Lieberman Weekly's owner, Marty Peretz:
Last week, Marty published a post at The Plank called, â€œOK, Iâ€™m a Gore Flack.â€ But omigod! Seven years after that War on Gore started, this is the sort of thing our major â€œGore flacksâ€ still just insist on reciting:Read below the fold...
While some of you may have heard that the Blogosphere is controlled by the uberfascist sushi eating rabid Lambmaster Kos, here at Corrente, our first loyalty will be to His Majesty of the Grey Turtleneck, may he rule forever, amen. Who has proven once again why we'll never be anything more than a bunch of kids in pajamas typing fever induced swampiness from parental basements in flyover land. How will we every get Rahm to take us seriously? Clearly, Atrios, you're killing the party. Read below the fold...
My garden has a toad! This is, I think, good news.
And now I know what Marianne Moore meant by "imaginary gardens with real toads in them." It's quite a shock to look down and see the earth move. As it were. Read below the fold...
I was thinking about Frida Kahlo
And the trolley car that hit her bus
And her fractures and suffering
And the Iron Handrail which invaded her uterus
And her 35 operations
And her fire
Frida drank a lot
And twisted in agony
And soared beyond the birds
She had a cup that spilled everywhere Read below the fold...
I mean, not so to say they're aren't people around who wish us harm--especially since Bush butchered capturing OBL, turned Iraq into a terrorist recruiting camp, and let AQ stage a comeback in Afghanistan--but has anyone noticed how all these new cases started happening the very day after the Bilbray election, which was the first election of the 2006 season?
It's like somebody threw a switch, or something. Read below the fold...
Shorter version of this post - You can't.
You can't live blog this man - Superman couldn't live blog this man - this man lies faster than a bullet speeds.
I'm sitting here listening to the President's press conference, being broadcast in full, on cable and NPR, from Chicago.
Every word I am hearing come from his mouth is a lie, and that includes, as Mary McCarthy once famously said, the "ands," the "thes," and the "buts."
And I came in when it had already begun.
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An Italian judge has ruled that former PM Silvio Berlusconi should stand trial over alleged fraud concerning his family's media company Mediaset.
He is one of 14 people sent for trial by Judge Fabio Paparella in the northern city of Milan.
It follows an investigation into claims of embezzlement, false accounting, tax fraud and money laundering in TV rights deals between 1994 and 1999.
The trial is set to begin in November. Mr Berlusconi denies any wrongdoing.Read below the fold...
I often think I should write something about how Insty has just become a whack job these days. (Not that I'm sure he hasn't always been a whack job, he just did a better job of pretending he wasn't.) Read below the fold...
Being President sure is hard work; Bush works six days a week! Larry Ling Live:
[BUSH] They expect this government to protect them, and so long as there's an enemy lurking out there, you know, I'm going to -- I'm going to talk to people, work with people. I have an intel briefing every morning except for Sunday.
"It's Bush's day off, boys! Let's board those planes!" Read below the fold...