I don't hear a lot of Republicans apologizing for trashing the Constitution--or, if it comes to that, for their kinks about animals. Or that whole page thing (Hi, Denny!) Or New Orleans. Or $8.6 billion lost in Iraq. Or Iraq.
And if anyone isn't ready to make nice, you'd think it would be John Kerry. Read more about Never apologize to a Republican!
Look, I've been here what? Ten days? And already, I've met more queer servicemembers or former servicemembers than I can easily relate. It's a simple fact: gay people love the uniform in equal proportion to everyone else, perhaps more so. If they join to 'travel to new places, meet new people, and kill them' or because there are significant social, professional, and financial benefits to doing so, it hardly matters. This shit has got to stop:
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I've pushed for readers to check out Middle Eastern blogs before, but perhaps you've found the perspective of those with English as a second language less than helpful. Well, here's your chance to ride along via the ether and magic of the intertubes, as a one of the blogosphere's very best liveblogs his return trip to Iran. Sean-Paul is really informed and educated on a host of issues, and this is not his first trip to Persia. He's also going to really cool places there and talking to all kinds of people. Read more about LiveBlogging Iran
On caveat is important before I get all gloaty. I listened to the C-Span panel on this report, and the author of the study was quick to note: what young voters say they'll do and what they do end up doing are often two different things. Think of the abstinence reportee, who's had anal sex and received a blow job in the last week, but worrying about parental views, claims to those asking, "Yes! I'm a virgin." That said, this Harvard study is chock full of good news. Highlights include:
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Under President Clinton, Republicans spent more than $ 150 million on investigations and independent counsels and issued over 1, 000 subpoenas to probe often-imaginary malfeasance. They investigated his Christmas card list, for heavenâ€™s sake. Under Bush, New Orleans, a major American city supposedly protected by federal levees, was drowned. Literally billions of taxpayer dollars have vanished in Iraq. Not misspent, vanished. Disappeared. Unaccounted for. Nonexistent WMDs ? No problem. Abu Ghraib ? Not interested. Number of congressional subpoenas issued since 2001 ? Zero. Not one. Instead, as Matt Taibbi writes in Rolling Stone, thanks to super-lobbyist Jack Abramoff, â€œCongress has embarked on a never-ending party, a wild daisy-chain of golf junkets, skybox tickets and casino trips.â€
Senator George Felix "Noose Macaca" Allen reminds me of someone. But who? Oh, yeah. Now I remember.
UPDATE: He who was thrown to the floor by a member of Senator Allen's Roman Guard wrote a letter.
HBO's documentary "Hacking Democracy" is set to air on Thursday night, November 2nd (check local times). As with much of their programming it will be rebroadcast several times in the coming week.
C'mon, John, we love you, but please! Sharpen the edge just a bit! WaPo:
"[KERRY] I make apologies to no one about my criticism of the President and his broken policy that kills and maims our heroes in Iraq every single day. This pathetic attempt to distort a botched joke about President Bush is a shameful effort to distract from a botched war."
Well, yeah. But I want a sound bite, not a whole fucking meal! Read more about Insult? I'd say sending the troops to war with no armor and no plan is the real insult
Head Coach Kristy Curry is off to a good start, as the Texas Tech Lady Raiders win their first outing of the 2006-07 season over the Houston Jaguars.
Oh, boy -- it's time to play ball!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Read more about New Era
Threatened with an election loss, George Felix Allen (R-Headlock) has his staffers wrestle a constituent to the ground.
And very very typical of today's Republican Party. Threatened, they respond witih violence.
And whaddaya know, they're almost always threatened. Read more about Little Felix has such a sense of entitlement!
(Jivester News, Lmtd.--alas, I would that it was not jive) Hamlet, a fictional Prince of Denmark, has agreed to appear in a series of commercials on behalf of Democracy that are scheduled to be aired in the final week leading up to the 2006 elections. In the commercial (see transcripted text below) Mr. Hamlet speaks of his dilemma: though he has the means and the knowledge to spur him forward he stalls and does not take action to defend his country from a series of crimes most foul. Read more about This Thing's To Do
One step closer to the singularity. A planet with a singular networked consciousness. How significant are we now? This scenario has been running through my head for a while now. Often with hives of autistics controlling global nodes as weather machines control climate; linked transportation infrastructure controls human mobility, productivity and communication. And just when it all looks like a nice efficient system. The planet wakes up and decides we are no longer necessary. Read more about Advanced Machine Intelligence -- AMI (amy)