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I'm on the road this week, forgive the light posting. But just to inflame some readers: what do you think? Are women smarter than men? Would you hate me if I said, "yes" most of the time? In all seriousness, I've never seen a poll unlike this one. For some reason, women seem to dislike war and pillage more than men. Why is that?

70 percent of women and 58 percent of men now oppose the war in Iraq.

That's outside the moe. Tell me why you think this should be. Read below the fold...

Give Us This Day Our Daily Froom

We are given good Froom today, starting with the headline: BUSH IN A SNIT.

[I love the word "snit," don't you? It is just about the rudest word you can use without sliding one toke over the line into actual profanity. Making it so applicable here.]

Many good bits in today's column, including a new Bush "tell": a word he uses before saying something that even he knows is complete horseshit which is going to be instantly ignored. He says "Listen..." Read below the fold...

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Beat the Crowds: Lament Lamont's Loss Early

Arianna Huffington asks readers to scribe an early concession speech for Ned Lamont, in the grand tradition of "as if." Her point: Lamont is being micro-managed by professional muddlers who, in an effort to have him appeal to some imagined "middle" have only succeeded in quelling his originality and his chances to defeat the E. coli of candidates, Joe Give 'em Gastric Distress Lieberman.

Arianna writes: Read below the fold...

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Bill Moyers and Net Neutrality

Bill Moyers keeps the documentaries coming: this Wednesday, October 18th PBS will air his program "The Net at Risk" (check local listings for times).

From the website: Read below the fold...

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Variation On a Disastrous Theme #3

And that reminds me...


I've got to clean the gutters.

Memo to self: Be in fit state to climb ladder over next few days. Read below the fold...

WaPo: Backing habeas corpus was "extreme"

WaPo stenographer R[epublican]. Jeffrey Smith on the McCain Torture and Republican Incumbent Protection Act:

On the detainee bill, Frist had make clear his desire to ensure that no amendment passed, spokeswoman Amy Call said. She said "we were worried about both" of Specter's amendments.

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Destroying our economy -- it's the profit margin, stupid!!


To the Chamber of Commerce line about minimum wage increases or worker benefits bankrupting the company, reply: — "If your damn company isn’t making enough to take care of the people who work for it, you damned well ought to be looking for a job yourself, because you hellfire sure don't know how to manage a business. Read below the fold...

Goodnight, moon

Frost on the panes of The Mighty Corrente Building this morning.

But that's only because the damn bartender emptied the ice buckets out the window of the executive boardroom last night! Who can sleep, with a noise like that?

You can imagine what it's going to be like November 7.

One way or another.

In the immortal words of Bob and Ray:

"If that's for me, tell 'em I left an hour ago!" Read below the fold...

Three words, Fat Tony, three words


Fat Tony goes on TV:

[Scalia] said unelected judges have no place deciding politically charged questions when the Constitution is silent on those issues.

The three words?




Shit, Bush v. Gore was a "Good for One Time Only" ticket to the White House for Inerrant Boy! So, was the Constitution silent, or not? Only Fat Tony knows for sure. Read below the fold...

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President Bush Vows to Invade New Zealand in Response to Earthquakes in Hawaii

President Bush (seen here disguised as Don Ho) Prepares to Invade Kiwi Land Read below the fold...

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Sunday Gasbaggery: Meet The Press Does North Korea and Minn Senate Debate, Kennedy, R. v. Klobuchar, D.


This morning's headline goes to Amy Klobuchar, who successfully boxed rival candidate, Mark Kennedy roundly about the head and shoulders. And boy, did he ever ask for it.

First, as our wee interlocutor, little Russ, intoned, the serious matter of North Korea, which was discussed with only one guest, John Bolton, our as yet unconfirmed ambassador to the UN.

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Republican traitors

No, silly, not the Republicans who voted to replace our Constitutional system of government with authoritarian rule by eliminating habeas corpus--

The Republicans who are siding with the Defeatocrats. Don't they understand that God is in the White House?

Two leading Republican senators called Sunday for a new strategy in Iraq, saying the situation in getting worse and leaving the United States with few options.

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The Big Dog is way, way too nice to the Republicans

That'll be the day? Apparently not:

Former President Bill Clinton told Iowa's Democratic Party faithful on Saturday that the actions of "an extreme sliver" of the Republican Party have backfired and "profoundly divided" the country.

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But, but, but, safer food would destroy our economy!!


In San Francisco there's a ballot initiative to bring paid sick days to restaurant workers.

You may not realize this, my fellow Americans, but EVERY TIME YOU EAT OUT you take your life in your hands. Literally. Read below the fold...


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