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What will the 5:00 document dump be today?

I'm betting it will be a doozy. Odiferous. A real real steaming load. Remember the 5:00 Horror ? In the first few years, the incredibly disciplined Bush administration released bad news regularly at 5:00 on Fridays--until either they figured out people were on to the scam, or there was so much bad news they just decided not to bother.

Anyhow, today in six hours we'll have a triple witching hour:

1. 5:00PM (EST)

2. on a Friday

3. before a long weekend

so I'd imagine they've been saving up something very special for us. Read below the fold...

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No Macaca For You


By BOB LEWIS, Associated Press Writer

RICHMOND, Va. - A senator who had singled out an Indian man at a campaign event and referred to him as "Macaca" declined a leadership award from a minority scholarship fund Thursday after donors protested his selection.

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George Felix Allen to hand the free Internet over to cable weasels and long-distance scammers

Because that's what destroying network neutrality means. MyDD: Read below the fold...

Call any vegetable

Class warfare

Follow the money.

EJ Dionne has a reasonable summary of the recently released class war income statistics:

The census had some very good news for the well-to-do. The top fifth of American households received 50.4 percent of all income last year, the highest proportion since 1967, when the Census Bureau started following that trend. The biggest gains were concentrated in the top 5 percent.

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Define value.

No, not "family values."
Truth, justice, the American way? Love thy neighbor? Or bottom line, high dollar, win at all costs, this quarter? Read below the fold...

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Smart Move by Ned

This is great news. Sirota to work for Lamont:

Clearly, this is an uphill fight - but then, uphill fights are the kind of campaigns I have always worked on. Why? Because trying to change the status quo is always an uphill fight. In 1998, people told me not to work for Joe Hoeffel because they said he couldn't win a Republican congressional seat in Pennsylvania - but we won. In 2004, people told me I was crazy for working for political outsider Brian Schweitzer because they said he could never win a statewide race in as Republican a state as Montana. Now, Schweitzer is the widely popular governor of Big Sky country. People said Ned Lamont couldn't win a primary against an 18-year incumbent who grossly outspent him with a massive warchest of corporate cash - but he won. Even after Ned's crushing primary victory, elite cynics in Washington and the national Republican Party apparatus that is supporting Joe Lieberman still say Ned can't win the general election. And once again, we're going to prove them wrong. Read below the fold...

Like George Felix Allen, Conrad Burns is racist and stupid, too

Oh. My. God:

Republican Sen. Conrad Burns [Racist-MT] says the United States is up against a faceless enemy of terrorists who "drive taxi cabs in the daytime and kill at night."

Actually, this is quite understandable; when you're the back seat of a cab, you can't see the driver's face, and so it's quite natural to be terrified. After all, the driver might be one of the Not Us. Read below the fold...

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Back to School: Your College Admissions Primer

It’s Back to School time again, and in that spirit I’m going to expand on a letter I wrote to a sweet young woman who wanted some information about applying to college. I’ve been in the college admissions racket for years, and I’d like to share some tricks of the trade with my readers. Keep in mind I have a very elitist bias when it comes to education, and that my opinions aren’t necessarily shared by everyone in the business. Read below the fold...

And speaking of "blunt" "thrust"


Beware, Commander Codpiece!

Eternal wilt and shrivelment shall be thy fate when you at last you face The Mighty Corrente Zuchinni of Doom!

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"Joe, you should have thought of that before!"

When Joe returns to the Beltway, will he hang out with the Democrats? I think Emily Post would tell the Lieberman camp that there's no way Joe can unshit the bed. But that won't stop him from trying:

Concerns about the senator's return were evident in an internal memo obtained by The Associated Press.

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Rummy Ups the Ante

This is a classic case of clapping harder so Tinkerbell won't die. I guess I will never understand, living in the Reality-Based community as I do, what it must be like to live as if your own lies were truthy facts. But I'm not Rummy or any of his minions, so what do I know.
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Bush declares war against the "Not Us"


Finally, I know what "serious" means:

"[BUSH] We face an enemy that has an ideology. They believe things. The best way to describe their ideology is to relate to you the fact that they think the opposite of the way we think.

Where to begin?

And, more importantly, where to end?

NOTE I believe in Constitutional government, and a system of checks and balances as a protection against tyranny. The Republicans believe the opposite. And so... Read below the fold...

Goodnight, moon

We have erected a statue to MJS on the Street of Small Gods.

Not just for doing right by Tippi, but for laughter. Read below the fold...


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