Her name is Sweetie (and she is as sweet as they come--loves kids, no problem with other dogs, is anti-torture, etc.). She was rescued near Santa Monica Blvd. and Western Ave.--she had been running in and out of traffic, nearly being struck by so many vehicles and stopping the hearts of all who participated in the capture that one would-be rescuer broke down crying and had to leave the scene. My wife stuck with her task and was able to catch her without any bloodshed. My wife is amazing. Read more about Friday Adopted Dog Blogging
The ever thoughtful Digby has a post up titled "Winning into Losing." Inspired (or not) I wrote some lyrics along the lines of Digby's theme (Steve Earle is playing on the stereo so he may have influenced things a bit vis a vis these here lyrics).
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Just days after his resignation, former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld is about to face more repercussions for his involvement in the troubled wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. New legal documents, to be filed next week with Germany's top prosecutor, will seek a criminal investigation and prosecution of Rumsfeld, along with Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, former CIA director George Tenet and other senior U.S. civilian and military officers, for their alleged roles in abuses committed at Iraq's Abu Ghraib prison and at the U.S. detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
What is the solution to the mess in Iraq? This is a question that I've pondered a great deal, and now that we have a Democratic majority, I expect a large number of people are considering anew. I confess: I have almost no hope that there is a way out of Bush's qWagmire that won't be painful, bloody, and expensive. Read more about The End to Truthiness in Iraq: Reframing the War/Occupation
Newberry is Shrill! And not without reason:
Why is the Post printed on paper?
To wipe the drool off their chins when talking about reactionary racist Republicans.
Michael D. Shear and Tim Craig turn in an unprofessional, biased and blatantly inaccurate piece on "The Rise and Fall of George Allen", blaming "Washington" and not Allen.
To one Republican voted out this week, I say "goodbye," instead of "good riddance."
In late September, a dozen Senate Democrats (and many House Dems, including holier-than-thou Rep. Harold Ford) gave Bush carte blanche to hold people without due process — and torture them.
Lincoln Chafee was the only Republican senator to vote against the bill, as he was in the vote that authorized the Iraq War. Read more about The last good Republican?
It is hoped Mr. Bush has lots of anti-bacterial gel handy--wouldn't want him to catch Progressive Fever now would we?
Boobo's last press conference showed that he falls apart quicker than usual when reporters display evidence that they have reproductive organs. Or when they snicker. We've said all along that what would bring the Forces of Evil down in the end is mockery, because their little fantasies blow away like mist in the wind when laughed at. With that in mind, I offer this little metaphor.
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In an incredible wave year, in one of the blueish states in the country [New York], we picked up just three House seats and one state Senate seat. There were three, maybe even four, more seats we could have taken. And we didn't come close to taking the state Senate, which we need to do to be in a position for redistricting in 2010. I'm no Evan Bayh fan, but at least in Indiana we got three seats out of three seats we could have gotten.
"The people have spoken all across America. They want the Democrats and Republicans to work together," Chafee added. "I think the president now is going to have to talk to the Democrats. I think that's going to be good for America."
Really? Did anyone else hear that? Read more about More crap from a losing Republican "moderate" Bush enabler
John doesn't need to hits, but still, this one surprised even my cynical ass:
I just got a cease-and-desist letter from YouTube, see below, regarding my CNN footage I posted. The footage, you'll recall, was from Larry King Live last night in which Bill Maher outed Republican Party chair Ken Mehlman as gay. It seems that CNN has suddenly decided that it no longer wants bloggers, or YouTube, posting any of its video, which is kind of surprising since I always thought we were doing a CNN a favor by constantly touting their network. Apparently I was wrong.
Steve is right. To quote my favorite show, "What other words are there but yuck, gross and unclean?" Given what we know about Foley, Haggard and a host of other disgusting perverts in the Republican party, I'm starting to believe that I should never leave my neice and nephew alone in a room with a Republican ever again. Seriously, what is wrong with these people. "Cover you?" Read more about Fathers Covering Daughters with Their Godliness