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Sunday Gasbaggery: Fox Sunday: John Bolton, Hastart, Gigot Joins Roundtable

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Beware of Premature Cease-fires

That's the headline from the entire of Sunday's Pundit Pap, phrase courtesy of the American Politics Journal. Read below the fold...

Sir Arlen the Craven bends knee to King George, offers "Get out of jail free" card as token of fealty

Wouldn't it be wonderful if editors inside the Beltway could write headlines like they do at The Baltimore Sun:

Specter softens stance on NSA domestic surveillance

Senator critical of wiretaps to offer bill retroactively legalizing program

I just have a tiny, tiny concern with how the subhead's formatted. Those italics--Senator critical of wiretaps to offer bill retroactively legalizing program--are just a bit weak. Formatting with a little more impact, formatting that would really put the story across, formatting that would convey the danger Constitutional government is in from the Republicans, would look something like this:

Senator critical of wiretaps to offer bill retroactively legalizing program

Clinton. Blowjob. Impeachment. $20 million.

Bush. Massive lawbreaking. Retroactive legalization. $0.

That's some criticism, huh?

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Editors continue to butcher Bush "signing statements" story

Remember, editors have the power, not reporters. Editors write the headlines, not reporters. (Editors also assign stories to reporters, and decide whether to front page stories, bury them in the back of the paper, or spike them. And Judy Miller had training kneepads compared to these guys.) So, get a load of this headline:

Lawyers decry Bush's legal interpretations

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The Hillionaire

It's very much a New York perspective, and it's clear that the author is excited about the prospect of having the Senator from that state become President. Still, there are some interesting points and it's worth the read. I was most intrigued by the idea that she attracts and keeps high powered staff and volunteers. Professionalism seems to be her watchword. Read below the fold...

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In another poll of US voters, conducted last week by Greenberg Quinlan Rosner Research for the Israel Project, support for Israel had grown since conflicts began with Hizbullah and Hamas, the Islamist Palestinian group that was elected into power last January in the Palestinian territories. Conflict erupted between Israel and Hamas in Gaza last month over the kidnapping of an Israeli soldier. The latest Israel Project poll found that US public support of Israel had risen to 60 percent, up from 45 percent last January, before the election of Hamas. Support for the Palestinians remained at 7 percent in both polls.

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Turkey Shoot

Daily Star:

The medics loaded the ambulances with the casualties and made the same perilous return journey to the Najem Hospital on the edge of Tyre. A car was burning furiously on the road just outside the hospital, the result of yet another Israeli helicopter strike. The missile had hit the rear of the car but the three occupants had just enough time to escape before fire engulfed the vehicle."This is getting worse and worse by the day," said Qassem Chaalan, a Lebanese Red Cross volunteer. His unit had made 20 trips into the Tyre hinterland that morning to recover casualties. By midday, he was reporting that 10 cars, including an ambulance belonging to a local charity, had been attacked in the vicinity of Tyre alone. Read below the fold...

Goodnight, moon

"When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro."

Ah, memories... Read below the fold...

How do you solve a problem like George W?

[Sorry for the Sound of Music reference there. I don't know what came over me.]

But seriously. The ABA has issued its first report on Bush and signing statements. The problem:

In a report to be issued today, the ABA task force said that Bush has lodged more challenges to provisions of laws than all previous presidents combined.

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Birth Pangs for the Middle East

Digby dodges Pacific lightning strikes and ponders Condi Rice's use of a curious phrase:

"What we're seeing here ... are the birth pangs of a new Middle East and whatever we do, we have to be certain that we are pushing forward to the new Middle East, not going back to the old one."

Naturally, I wrote a song...

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Sunday Gasbaggery: Meet The Press: Russert Does A Bolton, Ricks Does Bush "Fiasco" in Iraq


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This Sunday in Tyre Lebanon
Image courtesy of Tyler Hicks, NYTimes

No, not the Bolton with the big, bushy mustache. Read below the fold...

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At Every Level, For Everything You Can Imagine

This is happening. In every department you can imagine, from those who dictate the books for sale in the stores near the Grand Canyon, to the State Department officials negotiating peace upon many fronts. Read below the fold...

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Mullahs Love Boys

It has been argued that there is an intersection between torture, sublimated homoerotic tendencies, and certain elements of our military culture serving abroad. I offer these anecdotes for your consideration: Read below the fold...

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Caption the Fondler

Oh, I know I shouldn't do this, but this is why we love him:

Condi sez the head of my penis reminds her of a little Nazi helmet (hett hett).

I'd call this a animal attraction but i'm not into all those new positions.

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Dispatches From Mars

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Old injustice, new injustice -- still injustice

Israel's right to exist trumps Lebanon's right to shelter Hez-b-allah. Prove me wrong. I dare you.

Meanwhile, let me remind you where suicide bombing was invented. It started in Israel. It started with a way to kill Jews. It wasn't the Jews who loaded cars with explosives and blew up soldiers. It wasn't the Jews who dressed teenagers in vests or belts full of explosives and sent them onto buses and detonated them with cell phones in case the kids chickened out. It wasn't the Jews who rewarded the families of these "martyrs" with bounty money. Read below the fold...


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