Submitted by chicago dyke on Wed, 01/04/2006 - 8:50am
Mobs. Weekend "marriage" trips. Terrorist and separatist attacks. Vodka. Winter. Bears. Things that are red (ha ha, I just typed â€œthat are read.â€ So you think of long books too). Not secure nuclear and biological weapons. Depressed, intellectual, ruthless people. The G8 presidency. Natural gas and oil. One very crafty, very not like W, former intelligence officer leader. Read below the fold...
Submitted by lambert on Tue, 01/03/2006 - 8:57pm
Delusional self-help hucksters laugh all the way to the bank. Just like today's Republicans. Check out this story in Sundays's LA Times. The lead:
[T]he pop-psychology menu increasingly has been flavored by an antithetical concept â€” empowerment â€” that can be summarized as: Believe it, achieve it.
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Submitted by MJS on Tue, 01/03/2006 - 8:52pm
Submitted by lambert on Tue, 01/03/2006 - 12:26pm
Submitted by leah on Tue, 01/03/2006 - 11:09am
Graphic Courtesy of The Heretik, akna Joe Ivory Mattingly
Don't you just love that graphic? Isn't that exactly what those great guys of ours would be saying about the current mess we Americans find ourselves in?
And there is much more of such wit and wisdom where that came from. Read below the fold...
Submitted by chicago dyke on Tue, 01/03/2006 - 7:47am
Bush has something like under 1000 of the "Ranger" or "Pioneer" grade fundraisers; it's been a while since I checked but I know it's not a terribly long list. Further, the number of contracts related to the war going to companies may be large, but the actual number of companies receiving those contracts isn't, in the scheme of things, even when you take subcontracting into account. Read below the fold...
Submitted by lambert on Mon, 01/02/2006 - 3:35pm
Seeing the forest asks a good question:
Can the Democrats Capitalize on Anything? Read below the fold...
Abramoff took a lot of money from a group of gambling interests and gave it to Ralph Reed, who then gave it to Christian anti-gambling people so that they would stand in the way of competing gambling operations. This is corruption of the most obvious sort, and the Christians who weren't on the take themselves were suckered.
Submitted by lambert on Mon, 01/02/2006 - 12:08pm
Submitted by lambert on Mon, 01/02/2006 - 11:44am
See Maha blog.
The first casting of the I Ching this year came up with Hexagram 58, Joy. The judgment: The Joyous. Success. Perseverance is favorable. The overall image of the hexagram is of two lakes nestled together, and friends coming together for â€œdiscussion and practice.â€
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Submitted by lambert on Mon, 01/02/2006 - 11:20am
One of the better comics in the Mummers parade was wearing a Bush mask--and carrying, in addition to his legal (and illegal) briefs (Jockeys), a Pottery Barn bag. Nice shot. Read below the fold...
Submitted by captain nemo (not verified) on Sun, 01/01/2006 - 3:42pm
We don't just keep you up on the news that your neighbors, coworkers, and Unfortunate Relatives won't hear about till next week....we keep you up with news that hasn't even happened yet!
via a convoluted route that includes an Atrios comment thread, which attributes it originally to Freewayblogger, we present the Top Ten News Stories of 2006!
10) Tom Delay Convicted of Record-setting 11,485 Felonies Read below the fold...
Submitted by shystee on Sun, 01/01/2006 - 12:33am
Submitted by lambert on Sat, 12/31/2005 - 11:02pm
Submitted by lambert on Sat, 12/31/2005 - 10:39pm
I say "during." By far the best political theatre. Der Speigel:
[According to reports from the press agency DDP] "western security sources" claim that during CIA Director Porter Goss' Dec. 12 visit to Ankara, he asked Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan to provide support for a possibile 2006 air strike against Iranian nuclear and military facilities. More specifically, Goss is said to have asked Turkey to provide unfettered exchange of intelligence that could help with a mission. Read below the fold...
Submitted by MJS on Sat, 12/31/2005 - 8:21pm
(Jivester News, Lmtd.) President Bush cut short his holiday celebrations to fly back to Washington, DC and sign emergency legislation to keep 2005 on life support and "...remind Americans that our culture of life will not just roll over and gasp for air while being smashed, stomped, choked and murdered by elitist liberal fairies who hate our freedom." The year 2005, set to die at midnight, has not responded to stimuli ever since the Winter Solstice, when its condition took a turn for the worse. Scott McClellan, speaking on condition that no one call him "Chubby McFucklips" has reassured all Americans that the inevitable is not inevitable, and that all things that must pass do not have to pass. "The President will not abandon the year in its hour of need," said Chubby McFucklips, who added, "When the clock strikes twelve we are prepared to strike back." Read below the fold...