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$450 million slush fund for Bush from Canadian lumber deal, just in time for the mid-terms

Yes, it seems that Bush has indeed wangled himself and Unka Karl $450 million smackeroos in a slush fund they can get their paws on right now and do anything they want with. Surprise! The story has a lot of detail, but the bottom line is simple: The terms of the Softwood Lumber Agreement with Canada will give Bush complete control of an escrow account with $450 million in it, controlled by a board that Bush appoints, and which can be used for any purpose whatever, with no Congressional oversight. Read below the fold...

Goodnight, moon

There ought to be "blog years" just like there are "dog years."

Jeebus, I'm tired. It's one thing to get the zuchinni down into the basement, but it's another thing to keep them there. Read below the fold...

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The Sun Also Rises

Just curious: where does the sun set in CT? Does Joe know? Did he use a condom? Did he consult with Bob Dole? Read below the fold...

Bush's "palace" in Baghdad: 21 stories, 16 foot walls, surface-to-air missiles, Krispy Kreme shop

And I'm sure there won't be any torture rooms in the basement.

Can you say "permanent presence"? I thought you could. The Age:

The plans are a state secret, so just where the Starbucks and Krispy Kreme stores will be is a mystery. But as the concrete hulks of a huge 21-building complex rise from the ashes of Saddam's Baghdad, Washington is sending a clear message to Iraqis: "We're here to stay."

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Another story national media won't tell you

Missing right now: Peggy Merimon
Disappeared August 9th. The woman who vanished with her was found, headless, August 19th.

FOX NEWS SUCKS. Read below the fold...

McCain dressed supporters in Confederate uniforms. In the year 2000. WTF?

This article (une tippe of le vieux chapeau to the man in the grey turtleneck) is about George Felix Allen (Racist-VA), but the interesing part is down at the end. It's about an episode McCain had to have known about: Read below the fold...

Bill "Hello Kitty" Frist lied when renewing his medical license

Honestly. Is there anything Republicans won't lie about? Anything at all?

Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist acknowledged Tuesday that he may not have met all the requirements needed to keep his medical license active — even though he gave paperwork to Tennessee officials indicating that he had.

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Osama bin Laden, Superstar

General JC Christian dug into the past and uncovered some guy named Osama bin Laden. Probably made him up out of whole cloth. Or a burkha.

Anyway, I was moved to write some lyrics...

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Is there a Plame-ologist in the house?


Armitage was the source of Novak's leak. And Rove was Novak's confirmation.

So sayeth Pravda on the Potomac:

The leak of information about an undercover CIA employee that provoked a special prosecutor's investigation of senior White House officials came from then-Deputy Secretary of State Richard L. Armitage, according to a former Armitage colleague at the department.

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Update on Noah's Ark Animal Seizure in Long Beach, CA

The Long Beach Press Telegram reports the following:

On Friday, Kyrklund won a bid in a San Pedro court for a restraining order against the Long Beach Animal Control. That ruling keeps Animal Control veterinarians from euthanizing any of the dogs or cats seized Wednesday.

The restraining order expires on Sept. 8, when lawyers for both sides will reconvene to determine if the order should be extended.

After the 10 days are up, investigators plan to file their case with the Los Angeles County District Attorney's office, Quigley said.

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The Stab in the Back Meme Continues


I don't even have a response to this, it's so freaking stupid:
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Why We Will Continue to Lose Wars and Fail at Occupations

I don't claim to be an expert, but I do know a couple of basic things about intelligence. The first rule is that a successful intelligence community is one made up of, well, intelligent people. People with advanced training in the regions they study, who are fluent in the languges of the area, and who have a demonstrated record of proven results. In other words, not these people:

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Hanging an Albatross Around Der Gropinator


Talk about a tin ear. I hope this works, and that he gets his ass handed to him if he vetos it. I find it rather pathetic that the Republicans quoted here are still blathering about "bloated bureaucracy" when discussing health care. I mean, really- who in this country actually has efficient, high quality service from their health insurance provider, assuming they have one? At this point I think most people would rather deal with the IRS than their insurance company:
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Bushh on Katrina: "What I intend to do is lead an investigation to find out what went right and what went wrong."

Bush, September 6, 2005 (Quote from Uggabugga's excellent Katrina timeline.)

So, how's that investigation coming? I haven't heard a lot about it, lately. Hey, can I find it online?

Maybe somebody from the SCLM will ask him about it. Or somebody that "roundtable" photo-op Rove has set up. Snicker.

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