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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...

Today's Voting Lesson: Push the Freakin' Button!

Voting on the old dinosaur machines in Pennsylvania and other places had its flaws, but there was one part they made helpfully stupid-proof. After you pulled the little levers to register your vote in each race, you pulled a BIG lever that opened the curtain and allowed you out of the booth. That lever was what officially "cast" your votes into the little counters inside the machine. Very 1930s-ish technology but (unless the damn machine threw a shoe, or tossed a wire off a pulley which they were prone to do, trapping you inside and causing a hysterical call for a repairman) it worked. Read below the fold...

Goodnight, moon

Ever get the feeling that the real problem Republicans had with Clinton and Monica is that the sex was consensual?

Instead of, say, with animals, or as an abuse of power. Read below the fold...

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It Ain't Just Spinach !!! GOP schizo on food safety

I hate to link to CBS_News, but even a busted clock's right twice a day, and the BUSH WHITE HOUSE DOES NOT WANT U.S. FOOD TO BE SAFE. Go read. Oh, yeah ... Jim Bunning, R-Cattle Industry, actually wants to revive and strengthen food safety rules. Read below the fold...

What do they know that we don't?

WaPo says that Bush and Rove remain inexplicably confident.

Amid widespread panic in the Republican establishment about the coming midterm elections, there are two people whose confidence about GOP prospects strikes even their closest allies as almost inexplicably upbeat: President Bush and his top political adviser, Karl Rove

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Science for Republicans!

From Wikipedia, sharks gotta swim:

Due to their size and the nature of their metabolism, many sharks have a higher demand for oxygen than bony fishes and they cannot rely on ambient water currents to provide an adequate supply of oxygenated water. If these sharks were to stop swimming, the water circulation would drop below the level necessary for respiration and the animal would suffocate. The process of ensuring an adequate flow of the gills by forward movement is known as ram ventilation.

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Warning for our Diabetic Friends


Very short NYT article here with many details lacking, but be advised:
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Kansas not Kansas Anymore?

Dammit, I really need to get ready for tonight's blogger gathering in the wild north of this state, but friends keep pulling me back into the ethertubes. Fucking great post by Skippy:

via katieallisongranju (didn't susan st. james and jane curtain star in that?) via mcjoan at dkos: a kansas editorial (by steve rose, chairman of the johnson county sun) explaining why the publicans suck:

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Song For Buster's Face

Vinyl Shoes

Every one of us in front
Looking for what's next to come
Who is driving, who's in charge?
Is it all just river-run?

Something lays upon the tracks
Cannot tell if it can move
Train is coming down so fast
Like a needle in the groove
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The kind of headline we like to see


Bush keeps revising war justification

Oh, they noticed? Better late than never, say I.

I always wondered why that "Islamo-fascism" thing didn't propagate, and the story says why, at the very end: Read below the fold...

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Required Reading: Closet Case Edition

Just a little reminder for all you kids playing at home: be sure to make Mike one of your daily stops. He's got a version of the now Infamous List up, you remember, the one some gay activists have been sending to all kinds of fundie and winger groups, reminding them how many of the heroes in the hallowed halls are faggots? Read below the fold...


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