Saddam is guilty. I guess he's sorry now that all that chumminess with Rummy back in the day didn't pay off. Or something. As most of the blogosphere has noted, ah, such timing. So....yawn inducing. Meanwhile, we're still not winning in Iraq or Afghanistan, police forces in both countries are a joke, and military and political leadership continues to live upon the River in Egypt.
Looking good, Billy Ray. Ruy has some more to say. At this point, I think there is little purpose to reviewing additional last minute polling. Either the methodology is sound, and we should expect races to reflect the numbers as of this weekend, or the majik faeries of the evoting ether will prove to us once again not to trust our lying eyes. Read more about Home Stretch Numbers
The Dark Wraith, a charming and entertaining Intertubes personality, relates an encounter with one of his students, a determined but math challenged Army regular. DW wonders if he should be concerned to hear from his student that activities on the base include training for dealing with domestic riot control, under the auspices of Homeland Security regulation/protocol. Read more about Black Helicopters and Microwave Rays
Well, Haggard's board of directors acted to protect the "New Life" brand. They don't say exactly what was immoral about what Haggard did, but whatever, it's bad, bad, bad:
An independent oversight board dismissed the Rev. Ted Haggard as senior pastor of the megachurch he founded, determining the influential evangelist had committed "sexually immoral conduct."
How did they know this? Well for starters, who was president in 1999? Remember, those dark dreadful days of peace and prosperity, and a president who knew his ass from a hole in the ground? Read more about Holy Crap: They Knew in '99 an Iraq Invasion Would Fail
Expand your German vocabulary! Today's word is Durchlassschein: exit permit.
Yes, folks, the DHS is actually going to require US citizens to get exit permits to leave the country. The proposed rule, from The Federal Register: July 14, 2006: Read more about Bush DHS to implement Durchlassschein system of exit permits
Highlights at the Cheney Water Torture Parks include:
Penalties for Cutting in Line Strictly Enforced!
Visit Castaways Swim Up Tiki Bar and BBQ Hut
Participate in the Gasping to Glory Triathlon Read more about Dick Cheney Water Torture Parks Set to Open Nation Wide
So it was okay when Wal-Mart screwed its workers, schemed to keep them in neofeudal servitude, dumped anybody with even potential health problems, encouraged anybody with enough seniority to feel a sense of entitlement to quit, etc. But when they extended these benefits to gay workers, and went so far as to encourage actual shopping by gay customers, well, whoa Nelly, now Der Jeebus is upset! From the Chicago Trib:
Wal-Mart Stores Inc., the world's largest retailer, faces a boycott from a conservative group that wants the company to change its policies toward homosexuals.