That's the setup for the punchline to the famous joke, The Aristocrats! Now, it may be that with the Iraq Study Group, the long-running and incredibly vile "family act" that the Bush malAdministration has been putting on for the American people is about to reach some kinda awful climax and punchline--"The Aristocrats!"--as well. We can only hope. Read more about "That's a hell of an act! What do you call it?"
So a popular topic in the ether now that we've got a Democratic congress: should Bush be impeached? I'm going to a discussion on Sunday led by various progressive groups (Code Pink, AfterDowningStreet, etc) on the topic, and I wonder what strategy people will end up advocating. Your thoughts? Read more about Impeachment: Now, Later or Never?
Paul Krugman (unbound):
We should honor these people for their wisdom and courage. We should also ask why anyone who didnâ€™t raise questions about the war â€” or, at any rate, anyone who acted as a cheerleader for this march of folly â€” should be taken seriously when he or she talks about matters of national security.
Where "anyone who acted as a cheerleader" includes the entire Beltway 500 and all the members of the nine-hours-wonder Iraq Stugy Group. Read more about Why can't the Beltway 500 honor those who were right on Iraq?
Oh, we made such fun of "Baghdad Bob," aka the Iraqi Information Minister. Now no lesser body than the Iraq Study Group pretty much confirms: yup, he was pretty much on target. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette's Tony Norman explains:
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While we quietly quibble about he Dixiecrats the new space race has begun. And like the one of old this race for the moon is about controlling the new strategic commanding heights. Drone planes dropping DU shells into gravity wells, devastating their targets like mini asteroid strikes, leaving radioactive fallout â€“ the future of warfare. Read more about Commanding Heights â€“ China and America race for Moon.
It is not, however, the same old thing as yesterday.
The crowd is getting ugly. Soldiers roll up in a Hummer. Suddenly, the whole right half of your body is screaming in agony. You feel like you've been dipped in molten lava. You almost faint from shock and pain, but instead you stumble backwards -- and then start running. To your surprise, everyone else is running too. In a few seconds, the street is completely empty.
A rancher in Kansas is fighting his county commissioners in an effort to save prairie dogs. Larry Haverman wants to keep the balance of nature in balance, and hopes to see black-footed ferrets restored to the ecosystem. Neighbors and the county commissioners want to poison his pastures instead. Read more about What's the Matter with Kansas, Part Deux
Democratic Wave in Congress Further Erodes Moderation in GOP
This, of the party that spent its last days in office failing to pass a budget, and trying to pass a "fetal pain" bill.
And get a load of this definition of Moderate: Read more about Headines you need to read twice to make sure they said what they said
... in their various ways. The point, however, is to change it."
In the words of the old song.
Jeebus, Web 2.0 is already making my head hurt.
Can't we get some software that calms us down and deepens us, instead of making us shallow and hyper? Read more about Consumers have only interpreted the world...
They can turn on your cell phone when you think you've turned it "off," and listen in on anything the microphone can pick up. Which is probably a much wider range than you think it is.
And it's LEGAL and they can use the eavesdropped-upon information gained in court, against you or anyone else listened to or discussed. Via ZDNet.com:
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Bush: "We will prevail" in Iraq.
Also, despite badly escalating violence that the greatest army in the world can't stem, Lee Hamilton claims (video) that in the last year we've learned how to train the Iraqis to secure the country. Read more about Move over Tigris and Euphrates: denial's a river in Iraq