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RIP Stay the Course


Last known photograph of Stay the Course, taken just prior to its presumed death in a hail of gunfire on October 23rd, 2006.

Good night, sweet prince, and flights of angels sing thee to thy rest.

Note: Press Secretary Tony Snow asks that Americans "...just forget about the whole thing. Don't bring it up any more. It's over, so just move along. Git."

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Losing the Uncle Tom Vote

It's very simple. Bush and Rove have played fast and loose with the First Amendment prohibition about church and state, and spread a lot of cash around faith communities. Having met some of the "leaders" in the religious communities of color, I can tell you that many are truly unimpressive and self-motivated. There are plenty of black and Latino ministers willing to tout the Republican party line at the pulpit, just as white pastors do. Read below the fold...

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Get Out The Vote, Neocon Style #7

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Yeah, That Wall Will Help Sooooo Much

Bottom line: Bush has one rule when it comes to the people who work in His Majesty's Government- loyalty is all. People are hired because of how connected they are to the BFEE, and we've seen everything from cronies like Brownie to Ledeen's 23 year old daughter and back again. So spare me any crap for labeling this post as of the category "Bush Character." Republicans have been in charge for six years, and this is all. on. them. Read below the fold...

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Cheap, Selfish Bastards

A very smart person and I argued recently about the idea that Dems with big war chests should be spreading the love around to close House and Senate races in the name of party unity. Smart Person told me, no, that's not what needs to happen now, because the close races are conservative Dems, and progressives want them to lose. But there's not concensus around the net on this.

Happy news:
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Daily Voting Horror: IL Edition

Christ. At least the Times and ABC picked this up, for once. Sid said yesterday, when asked by a particularly long winded activist on the topic, paper is the only way. Let's all come to our senses and admit that we need real reform, yesterday. If the elections don't come out the way all the polls are saying they will, no one can claim they weren't warned:
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Turn It Off

He better hope I don't run into him while I'm in town. Seriously. I don't know if this counts as a form of vote suppression, stupidity, or that create your own reality shit Republicans are so good at. But whatever the case, I swear I'll give him a fat lip in Valerie's name if I cross his path. Read below the fold...

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Names to Remember #1

My boy David has been all over it, and you know it's bad when he, Kevin and I are all on the same page:

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NPR blows "stay the course" story, missing fact Bush denies he ever said it

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That NPR isn't perceived as a bastion of massive and self-satisfied suckitude is a sad commentary on the state of the rest of our famously free press.

Take the coverage of the "stay the course" flap--please. I was listening to Morning Edition just now, and started yelling at the radio. Again.

Never mind the amazing but true fact that the coverage is all about the semantics; all about the words used about Iraq, not about the war itself, or even about whether the words make any kind of sense: Being so very, very meta is what makes the SCLM so very, very post-modern. Read below the fold...

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DC Liveblogging and Me

So you've probably heard, I've relocated to DC out of the Midwest, and I've come into a financial situation that will allow me to do nothing but blogging for a time (love you grrrl!). Yesterday, I went to the Greenwald and Blumenthal event at CAP, and a reader questioned my liveblogged report. Well and good, let's get some things straight before I get too caught up in the muck here in our nation's cesspool. Read below the fold...

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Lessons learned?

Now that it's damn near too late, know any Dem candidates throwing neighborhood potlucks to get out the vote? Read below the fold...

Taking the plunge at Skippy's

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Sometimes, you've just gotta roll up your sleeves.

NOTE Post by Skippy's blogmate, Karnacki the Magnificent. Read below the fold...

Help Bush use "the Google"!

Think Progress has the transcript:

HOST: I’m curious, have you ever googled anybody? Do you use Google?

BUSH: Occasionally. One of the things I’ve used on the Google is to pull up maps. It’s very interesting to see — I’ve forgot the name of the program — but you get the satellite, and you can — like, I kinda like to look at the ranch. It remind me of where I wanna be sometimes.

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