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Wal-Mart workers walk out over "inhuman" practices

This is what the corporatists are planning for all of us, so pay attention:

[Morning shift] mployees at a Wal-Mart Super Center in Hialeah Gardens, Fla. walked out in protest against the new policies and rallied outside the store, shouting "We want justice" and criticizing the company's recent policies as "inhuman." Workers said the number of participants was about 200, or nearly all of the people on the shift.

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Circling Their Wagons

NY Times reports the fight is going to be in Missouri,
Tennessee, and Virginia.
Another href="">stolen
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Rinse and Repeat


As the army gets ready for the second quarter, lower standards appears to be necessary to fill the ranks for the long haul coming. A recent change in advertising accompanies lower admission standards. Mad props to the McCann method – push, push, push. Army Strong is destined to go down in history with “Got Milk?” “Ford Tough.” “Pork – The Other White Meat.” “Did you Play together?” I thought the new Military recruiting trailers were good. Naw, this new mantra just sort of rattles around in your head like an under armor slogan or Homer Simpson longing for “Mmmm Donuts.” A sneaky little meme, like a semantic black hole, surrounded by two little words: Army – Strong. Exactly, how many troops do we need for China?

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Oh. My. Fucking. God.

Go read Bradblog's transcript of the unaired 2006 interview with Rev. DeForest Soaries, Former U.S. Elections Assistance Commission Chair. The whole thing is one humongous money quote, but this is the bottom line: Read below the fold...

I have a suggestion for losses that Bush should cut

Even if Bush does owe shouting, red-faced James Baker his [cough] "election" in Florida 2000, that's no reason to think He'll be grateful:

"For Bush, the day of reckoning is at hand. After years of talking tough, smearing war opponents as appeasers and demanding 'total victory,' he must confront the fact that his Iraq war has been a catastrophic failure. . . .

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Dear Leader gives Dear Leader a hand

Remember 2004, when OBL came out with a tape just before the vote, and all the pundits agreed that this would help Bush--as if OBL wouldn't have been able to figure that out?

Looks like Kim Jong Il is trying to help Bush out this year. AP: Read below the fold...

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Rover Reminders

Josh asks: Why are Rove and Bush seemingly confident about this fall's elections? Many have answered, "Diebold." For you skeptics out there, let me remind you of just who it is we're talking about:

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"Abattoir" Afghanistan

Read this excellent summation of the Clusterfuck that is Afghanistan. From Taliban approved disembowelment to Western troops killing 13 year olds to the Canadian government silencing its troops on the matter, it's a great short resource the next time someone asks you "how things are going" over there or what kind of "victory" we can look forward to in Iraq. Read below the fold...

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Iraqi Government Calls for Paper to be Shut Down

I read Azzaman. They seem balanced, sober and report on news in Iraq, often stories that one never hears about in the US press. So I'm glad they're standing up to the Iraqi parliament's calls to shut them, and their sister TV station down.

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When in doubt, give it a pro-GOP spin


Wow, get a load of this "analysis' of the looming midterm elections.

Gee, who wrote this?

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Ear to Ear baby


“When he told me I smiled, picture jewels being handed to an innocent child.” Tupac

I just want to say hello to everyone and say how glad I am to be here. I know, it’s corny. I’m still getting my “sea legs” with the new interface and thought I would experiment with some posts to see what’s what. I’m still a little tired and hung over from last night. In case you missed it, Da’ Bears pulled one from their nether regions Read below the fold...

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Bumper Sticker Follies: You Go Girl

Oh hell yeah. I hope she sues the pants of that department. Feh, and to think I was just talking with a friend about taking a vacation in Atlanta. None of my money will be going to Georgia any time soon, seeing as how I occasionally decorate my car with free speech indicators:
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Progressive Congress: A Possibility

Booman does all the work so I don't have to. I was just talking about this with another progressive, and of the likelihood of investigatory fireworks in a Democratic majority Congress. I'm not counting any unhatched chickens here, just throwing out another reason why Rove and KennyBoi are shitting bricks every time they look at the latest poll numbers:

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The Republican Kama Sutra

Abu Ghraib which position

Position #1

In truth, I don't know the actual number or name of this position; I did email Congressman Shay's office requesting his help in this matter, in the name of accuracy, but so far there has been no response.

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Wasted Races

The Detroit Free Press (better known as the D-Freep) had a good column a couple of days ago about a race we are almost certainly not going to win. The writer, rightly, castigates the media for their abject failure to Pay Attention to Things That Matter, but I have another gripe to offer. His thoughts first:

A couple of days ago in this space, I ventured some reasons why Michigan voters so obviously disturbed by their state's current trajectory seem poised to re-elect virtually every incumbent on the Nov. 7 ballot. Read below the fold...


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