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Feces and urine rain on police cadets as Bush "reconstructs" Iraq

Thank the God of Your Choice that we in the blogosphere can say Shit! Beccause this story demands it!

Scat, Republicans! Scat! Scat!:

A $75 million project to build the largest police academy in Iraq has been so grossly mismanaged that the campus now poses health risks to recruits and might need to be partially demolished, U.S. investigators have found.

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More on Prisons You Should Read

From reader Kelley B: gulags you can love. Glad to know one can find this in so many outlets in the domestic press. Not.

Light posting for through weekend, I'm on the road and looking for trouble. I figure I should enjoy my freedom before they take it away. Read below the fold...

While Congress flushes habeas corpus and the separation of powers down the toilet, where's Broder?

Dean Floater's penning hagiography to Arnold. Gag.

What is this "independence" of which Broder speaks?

Oh, I know. It's a spoiler party designed to elect John McCain. How transparent. Read below the fold...

"Enemy combatant" means you

The Grey Lady wakes from slumber on the Republican pro-torture bill:

Enemy Combatants: A dangerously broad definition of “illegal enemy combatant” in the bill could subject legal residents of the United States, as well as foreign citizens living in their own countries, to summary arrest and indefinite detention with no hope of appeal. The president could give the power to apply this label to anyone he wanted.

Filibuster!

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Irony shrugs off impending doom: Welcome to Bush. League. Nation.

Story of The _Ballpark_At_Arlington

Bush league (From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia) Bush league is a general term used to describe an action or thing as being amateur, inferior or crude. In a literal sense, it refers to a low- quality minor league in baseball not associated with any of the major league teams. The term originated from the state of minor-league fields that often were ringed with shrubs and bushes.

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Has it been that long, really?

Look who's 8 years old today:

Started something, didn't they? Read below the fold...

What's in the NIE that Bush wants to hide? Domestic operations

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It would be irresponsible not to speculate. If Bush's past behavior on warrantless surveillance is any guide, he's trying to hide domestic operations by keeping most of the NIE secret. By now, we know the playbook. Read below the fold...

What's the hurry on the pro-torture bill? Show trials will be the October surprise!

I've always wondered why the big rush to pass the pro-torture detainee bill.

"Time is of the essence," said Rep. Tom Cole (news, bio, voting record), R-Okla. "We must move this legislation to the president's desk."

But why? After all, habeas corpus has been part of our common law tradition for almost a millenium, since the Magna Carta; and the principle of judicial review is part of our Constitutional system of checks and balances. Read below the fold...

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The Prime Mover for Domestic Torture: The prison-industrial complex

Others have written upon the coming Torture laws with far more precision than I can ever hope for, but there is one idea I've not seen injected into the discourse much. I have had the honor to hear Angela speak in person on the topic, and I strongly encourage you to become familiar with her work. Read below the fold...

President "Pull my finger" cuts loose with another one

Reuters:

We'll let history judge all the different finger-pointing and all that business. I don't have enough time to finger-point," he said at a news conference with Afghan President Hamid Karzai.

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Hey, Barack, how does "the power of faith" square with being pro-torture?

We haven't heard your eloquent speech on this subject. We'd sure like to!

But we don't think that's very likely. Buh bye, Barack.

Wake up and smell the Kool-Aid. Useful idiots like you are always the last to go--but go, they do.

UPDATE Hey, Barack, it's safe to come out now! Even the Beltway insiders know the McCain bill sucks. Read below the fold...

Nags has a weird notion of "toxic" politics

A fine example of "balanced" journalism:

New Campaign Ads Have a Theme: Don’t Be Nice
The result of the dueling accusations has been what both sides described on Tuesday as the most toxic midterm campaign environment in memory.

OK, so much for the feelings. What about the facts? Here's the buried nugget: Read below the fold...

No Good Deed Goes Un-Sued

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Remember the two sisters who blew the whistle on State Farm Insurance's diligent attempts to get out of paying policyholders what they were due from Katrina damage?

Yup. They're being sued. For "violating the Alabama Trade Secrets Act and breaching confidentiality agreements with the company." Also known as

"br[eaking] the law when they turned over reams of internal State Farm records to attorney Richard "Dickie" Scruggs. Read below the fold...
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Republican Paperweights Now In Stock


Republicans, Republicans!
Let down your troops!
Send them to death
But never say oops

Republicans, Republicans!
Repeat after me:
Torture and lying
Will set us all free

Republicans, Republicans
Christ on the Cross
You've made him a slave
And yourselves the Boss

Republicans, Republicans
What do you know?
Flying so high
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