Submitted by chicago dyke on Fri, 10/13/2006 - 6:18pm
The top soldier in the UK speaks truth...is it appropriate to say "to power" given that he is one? I'm not sure. But it's a good read, more or less what all of us here in the blogosphere have been saying for, like, ever. But the conclusion of the article is odd:
Read below the fold...
Submitted by captain nemo (not verified) on Fri, 10/13/2006 - 5:33pm
Your assignment, if you choose to accept it:
Read the signing statement attached to the just-this-afternoon-signed "SAFE Port Act". Take one drink--Maker's Mark suggested but anything not made by the Jack Daniel's company* is acceptable--every time you run across the phrase "unitary executive." Read below the fold...
Submitted by lambert on Fri, 10/13/2006 - 3:27pm
Santorum meltdown. Did they have a dog off-camera, or what?
The meltdown is about two minutes in, but Santorum comes out as a mouthy little twerp throughout. And Casey comes off as poised, knowledgeable, and articulate. Read below the fold...
Submitted by lambert on Fri, 10/13/2006 - 11:51am
"[SHAYS] [National Guard troops at Abu Ghraib] were involved in a sex ring and they took pictures of soldiers who were naked," added Shays. "But it wasn't torture."
If this is sex, then Republicans have really weird ideas about sex. (Ya think?) Read below the fold...
Submitted by vastleft on Fri, 10/13/2006 - 10:33am
As CD noted yesterday, Olbermann has been giving a sneak peek at Tempting Faith, a potentially explosive new book by David Kuo, former Special Assistant to Bush and Deputy Director of the Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives. Read below the fold...
Submitted by chicago dyke on Fri, 10/13/2006 - 9:51am
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Submitted by chicago dyke on Fri, 10/13/2006 - 8:42am
Because I like beating dead horses:
Whatâ€™s at stake? Over the years, Google has collected a staggering amount of data, and the company cheerfully admits that in nine years of operation, it has never knowingly erased a single search query. Itâ€™s the biggest data pack rat west of the nsa, and for good reason: 99 percent of its revenue comes from selling ads that are specifically targeted to a userâ€™s interests. â€œGoogleâ€™s entire value proposition is to figure out what people want,â€ says Eric Goldman, a professor at Silicon Valleyâ€™s Santa Clara School of Law and director of the High Tech Law Institute. â€œBut to read our minds, they need to know a lot about us.â€ Read below the fold...
Submitted by lambert on Fri, 10/13/2006 - 8:41am
Friday the 13th is supposed to be unlucky...
What bad luck would you wish for the Republicans today? And will the bad luck be a 5:00 Horror ?
Christianists call this post an "imprecatory prayer." Read below the fold...
Submitted by lambert on Fri, 10/13/2006 - 8:09am
Submitted by lambert on Thu, 10/12/2006 - 10:04pm
Submitted by lambert on Thu, 10/12/2006 - 9:25pm
Check out Taylor Marsh on how McCurry and Carville sold Kerry out on election night.
I was live-blogging that night, and when I went to bed at 4:00, the Kerry camp hadn't conceded.
When I got up in the morning, they had. That was our Beltway consultants at work. (And now, of course, they're all working with Hillary. Good luck with that.) Read below the fold...
Submitted by Sarah on Thu, 10/12/2006 - 8:23pm
CD's ref to YouTube by the homeless blogger below is a faint alarm. Bloomberg's ringing a bigger bell:
California mega-farm practices led directly to the Eschericia coli 0157:H7 outbreak last month that sickened 200 people nationwide and killed three. Read below the fold...
Submitted by tom on Thu, 10/12/2006 - 5:28pm
Submitted by lambert on Thu, 10/12/2006 - 4:35pm
No, no, not Mark Foley--He's bound and gagged in rehab. Jack Abramoff:
"What is most important, however, is that this matter is kept discreet," Abramoff wrote to a colleague at the Preston, Gates & Ellis law firm. "We do not want the opponents to think that we are trying to buy the taxpayer movement."
No, no, of course not. Read below the fold...