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600,000 Ugly Ducklings

I was watching the coverage on C-Span of today’s anti-war protest, and following the comments over at the Crack Den, mostly because that’s where I knew a lot of us too poor/busy/far away from the event to go folks would be. A lot of people were complaining about the coverage, but more were complaining about the event itself. Too many issues, too many speakers, not enough “focus.” Read more about 600,000 Ugly Ducklings

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the good fight

I have a friend who works for a major advertising agency. She’s what you’d call the classic example of middle management, neither so high nor so low up as to be exceptional nor mundane. When I met first met her, one thing that made me know we’d immediately be friends was the fact that she did not own a TV. Actually, she did, but it sat atop her cat tree, awaiting a rush of energy when she felt like dragging it down the stairs and to the trash receptacle outside her co-op (she’s a small person). I knew then that we’d be fast friends. I was right. Read more about the good fight

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Just Say It

I just had to comment on some stuff Digby and Yglesias had up recently. Matt says:

All of which is just to say that an awful lot of the post-election talk about "culture" and its impact on voting serves to obscure the extent to which a lot of politics is about race.

and Digby adds: Read more about Just Say It

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I Don't.

The truth is, I have a hard time remembering that I’m a radical and most people don’t share my views. In that spirit, I’m laying out some of my thoughts on marriage, sex and politics to see what Corrente readers think. Read more about I Don't.

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Breaking the Silence

So some people were talking about the problems the Dems have getting out the message recently, and the comment was made:

Clinton just blasted every thing about Commander CCB. Edwards just blasted him. John Kerry gave an incredible speech to Brown.
And of course, the MSM carries almost none of this.
Gore underwrote two planes to fly people out of NOLA and personally flew in supplies.
Is that a headline at NYT? No.

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For Locutus

In the spirit of the song, ‘Always Look on the Bright Side of Life,’ I thought I’d change gears and talk about stuff that puts me in a good mood for a change. Like a lot of people in Blogtopia, I’m a bit of a sci-fi geek and tend to waste my pretty mind mulling over things that haven’t happened yet, but might. And seeing as how I’m a blogger now, dammit, I can blog about anything I damn well please, even when it’s not about depressing fascist politics and crony murdering chickenhawks. Read more about For Locutus

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Sex! Tits! Fisting!

Now that I have your attention, forget humor for a moment and come with me to the world of boring, serious reality.

Today I want to talk about my I’m a depressed, prone to heavy drinking slouch with no spirit for activism. Actually, I have spirit for activism in spades, just not of the traditional kind so much. Here’s a section from an entry on my favorite topic, electronic voting, from the people formerly known as Disinfopedia, now Source Watch: Read more about Sex! Tits! Fisting!

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Religion, Part 1 of Lots and Lots, if I Stay Motivated

So I feel like writing today. Probably because I can’t take the Roberts hearings, knowing that there’s never been a greater conflation of hot air and ass gas in one room since the 9/11 hearings. So I’ll talk about my two favorite subjects: TV and religion. Read more about Religion, Part 1 of Lots and Lots, if I Stay Motivated

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Test Driving on the New Site: A New Find

Here's a new site I just found via Cursor. Looks like an interesting bunch:

The Partnership for a Secure America (PSA) is dedicated to recreating the bipartisan center in American national security and foreign policy.

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Test post for Chicagodyke

Change the headline...

Change this text...

Mess around...

—Lambert Strether

And there have to be at least ten words! Read more about Test post for Chicagodyke


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