It would be so nice to have a job that pays hundreds of thousands of dollars a year, plus all the perks I can scam for myself, plus access to hawt, firm, youthful flesh ready to service me at the drop of an email. No, you're not surprised. Yes, Democrats better fix this kind of "oversight" ASAP:
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Of course, that's true about Republicans in general, on any subject whatever, including Iraq, but in this case we're talking about the Ethics committee report on Republican Foley's pedophilia:
Foley panel: GOP didn't protect pages
The panel said it discovered a pattern of conduct among many "to remain willfully ignorant of the potential consequences" of Foley's conduct.
At least we can be sure that "size doesn't really matter."
I really, really feel for all those Indian kids who are going to be ahem, ribbed by their peers over this one. Some studies should just stay in barely read scientific journals. Read more about PanAsian Cricket is Going to Get Ugly (Friday Sex Posting)
n October, police raided a trailer home which doubled as a meth factory - and they stumbled across a treasure trove of nuclear secrets that had somehow escaped from Los Alamos. As CBS reported:
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