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From the Department that Brought You Abu Ghraib

Sorry, DefTech, but this is a stupid idea:

"Pentagon records show one-fifth of the Army's active-duty troops have served multiple tours of war duty while more than 40% haven't been deployed to Iraq or Afghanistan," reports USA Today. Read below the fold...
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God is Dead or, We're Bombing Iran Next Year: CAP Panel Report

It's always fun to learn the ways of a strange new people, and it could be said that's what I'm doing here in DC. Part of the learning curve always includes making a faux pas or two, and I made one today. However, I am in no way sorry I did, for it taught me more than anything all week. Read below the fold...

Who Do We Know With EDS?

Now, this columnist is ostensibly talking about one person who (allegedly--he might be faking it) has EDS. But see if who you picture when reading this list turns out to be somebody else entirely:
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Julia (formerly) of the spirits


Last night, Julia Sweeney came to Cambridge, MA for a single performance of her one-woman play, Letting Go of God.

It's a nicely woven autobiographical story of a woman losing her religion. This clip features the first seventeen minutes of the show, from a performance in Monterey, CA earlier this year. Read below the fold...

Evangelicals Dumping Bush?

Juan Cole is an even-more-than-usual must-read today. An evangelical telepreacher is saying the Iraq war is a disaster because it is delaying the Second Coming:
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Stem Cell Research Initiative Update -- It's Not About Mizzurah at all

Don't you just love it when your statewide initiative draws the interest of national-level loons? Who then run the opposition campaign from New York and speak for the supposed grassroots opposition in your state? Read below the fold...

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Hospitality: A Liberal Value

I'm here at CAP for this event; if it's worth talking about I'll blog on it later. But I just have to make a comparison about my week in the District. Using my computer to liveblog at CAP: easy, high speed, friendly people sharing access codes. Using my computer at Brookings: a hassle, fake-friendly assistants annoyed by my request for access, PC only, eventually proved impossible. Read below the fold...

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The Bad Magician In "The Aborted Quest"

First practice a condition. Then: Read below the fold...

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To make real Texas chili

Trail chili:
Leftover roast or fried beef cut in cubes -- about 1/3 pound per person
Cold coffee, strained through a clean flour sack -- about a quart for every 3 lbs of meat
Chopped onion -- about 1 medium for every pound of meat Read below the fold...

QOTD: "I'm not a good faker."


Guess who?

Jeebus, remember Nixon's "I am not a crook"?

Plus ça change. And today?

UPDATE Read to the end for a real out in the open statement about what Bush believes he's doing to the country. Hint: It's not just Cheney.

"I am not a sociopath." Sigh.

UPDATE Credit where it's due, because I'm not being fair to Bush.

Because, what he said: "I'm not a good faker.' Read below the fold...

Speak for yourself, Duncan

The Man in the Grey Turtleneck:

One thing our side has never embraced very well is the political power of derision, of turning a political opponent into a national joke.

Well, all I can say to that is that more people need to be reading Corrente!

#5 on Google for "Bush fart jokes"! Read below the fold...

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Absurdities & Atrocities 101

Rush Limbaugh is The Blue Meanie


Those who can make you believe absurditites can make you commit atrocities.



The Bad Magician will visit Rush Limbaugh later tonight as insect armies gather at the edges of a hollow man's skin. Stay tuned...

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Three Posts to Ponder


They've always loved torture:

Bennett, who was ambassador at the time of Motú's death, suggested that U.S. officials interested in Mba's background could have read the report he filed at the time; he said that he based his account on the statement of a witness who “described in very graphic detail how Motú over a period of several hours had been beaten, went comatose, was revived with buckets of water, and further tortured until he did not respond and those beating him left. The torture, as described, included full kicks to all parts of the body and beating with staves or cudgels.” Mba, said Bennett, has subsequently “been involved in continuing mayhem, including indications that he has continued to carry out his government's campaign in the physical elimination . . . of Guinean exiles as well as the continued torture, which in some cases led to death, of domestic opposition members.” Read below the fold...
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Kolbe: More Creepy Than We Thought

Because it's irresponsible not to speculate. Just how much "fawning" are we talking abut here?

A source close to former House Clerk Jeff Trandahl told ABC News that Arizona Congressman Jim Kolbe (R-Ariz.) was one of a small number of "problem members" of Congress who page program supervisors complained spent too much time socializing with pages, taking them to dinner or sporting events outside of official duties. Read below the fold...
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Turkish Hastert Porn

I confess I haven't followed this all too closely, but there are plenty of links for readers who want to know more:
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