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Mexico: Is Pony Blow ignorant, or lying?

Via First Draft's gaggle-obsessed Holden, the lovely, the talented Pony Blow:

Q The call the President Bush made to Calderon to congratulate him, that means that the U.S. government already recognized him as the President-elect of Mexico? Can you explain what --

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Rule of Law, Desert Style

Hmm. Seems the Little People in Iraq think they should have things like "justice" n stuff. Good luck with that:
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Mexico: Times, Financial Times agree with Obrador--"Count all the votes!"


The Times, where a glimmer of sense occasionally penetrates the editorial page, if not the "news hole": Read below the fold...

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Mo Money, Mo Money, Mo Money


Well, I guess you're not surprised:

Lobbying-money record broken again
By Jim Snyder
Spending on lobbying totaled more than $1.2 billion for the last six months of 2005, another record, according to a tally on the website

For the year, spending topped $2.36 billion, according to the site. For the first time, during the last half of the year, spending to lobby Congress and the executive branch averaged $200 million a month.

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Mexico: Obrador says more videos on the way

Kossack Litho translated Obdrador's latest press conference. Here are some excerpts:

Where did the video of "Blue Shirt Guy" stuffing the ballot box come from? Citizen journalists and whistleblowers: Read below the fold...

Mexico: The opera ain't over until TRIFE sings

Via Mex Files, Joshua Holland has an excellent overview of the Mexican electoral process--so much more informative and temperate than our press. What a breath of fresh air. Here's what Joshua has to say: Read below the fold...

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The Hamdan Decision: Breaking News

dungeon_drawingThe 2nd in a series.

Well, well.

Just off the wires; (do they still have wires?)

As reported in the NY Times:
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War On Drugs Takes Another Prisoner

Minutes after eating a magic mushroom, six-inches tall President Bush sings a Jefferson Airplane standard to Hobby Store Convention attendees in Bakkatcha, Oklahoma. He was like psyched!

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How Bad is it Getting in Gaza?

' International aid organizations reported on Tuesday morning that basic foodstuffs, including flour, sugar and oil, will run out within a few days. The aid organizations submitted reports on the issue to the UN headquarters in New York. In addition, the organizations will report that water supplies are scarce due to the lack of electricity and that the sewage system was no[t] functional.'

Source? What pro-Palestinian, terrorist-supporting, anti-Semitic rag had the nerve to run such ravings? Read below the fold...

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Getting Paid to Blog


5$ per post? 5 lousy dollars????? I'm deeply, deeply insulted. I won't work for anything less than 25$. We're High Quality here at Corrente. Hmmph..
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GREAT Idea: Let's Vote On ALL Civil Rights!

I'm sure that, at every step along the way to this decision, this court took what they thought was the right, proper, legal and constitutional path to wind up where they got to. But the end result has plopped them square in a bog of quicksand:

The same court that made Massachusetts the first state to legalize same-sex marriage ruled Monday that a proposal for a constitutional amendment that could ban future gay marriages can move forward.

The tiger in the middle of the room that nobody wants to mention is the last case that had the whole country discussing what constituted a right and proper and legal marriage (as God intended it, because these things always come down to religion in the end), the delightfully named Love v Virginia. The one where the debate was whether we should legalize marriage between two people of different races. Read below the fold...

Mexico: More on the Videos


The day after Corrente brought you the actual video, the The Houston Chronicle writes a story:

The videos — one of which shows a man apparently stuffing wads of votes into a ballot box — are part of a strategy by the former Mexico City mayor to overturn the election results.

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Discuss: 300 Billion vs 400 Trillion

Quote of the day, or at least for me, from the ever impressive Nur AC:

Concerning the "Kill them all" thread below, the US is doomed to "cut and run" for the following reason: The Arab world has only 25% of the oil. Read below the fold...

My sig

My email sig has gotten some compliments, so here it is: Read below the fold...

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The Hamdan Decision: How Democrats can strike first

dungeon_drawing If you listen to the SCLM you'll hear again and again that "Hamdan" is a political problem for the Democrats, and only an operational, policy problem for Republicans.

We demand to differ.

This is the first in a series of posts in which we will explore Republican vulnerabilities and Democratic opportunities.

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