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Goodnight moon

Following up on this post by Xan, does anyone know if the Coalition Provisional Authority was legally constituted? Or did Bush just pull it out of his ass create it by virtue of His his inherent authority?

The CPA really does look like a license to steal. And I don't think that's an accident. Read below the fold...

The "desperate" Bush administration

Forget for now about the secret codicils to the North Korea deal that Bush, desperate for a deal, any deal, signed us all up for--as one Dear Leader to another. That "desperate" word is starting to go mainstream. Jackson Diehl taps the side of the WaPo tank: Read below the fold...

McCain keeps dragging those blastocysts into the ring


McCain takes another big draft of KoolAid, and comes out in favor of forced pregnancy, once again:

Republican presidential candidate John McCain, looking to improve his standing with the party's conservative voters, said Sunday the court decision that legalized abortion should be overturned.

Nice to see the pandering to the base aspect right there in the lead, eh? Read below the fold...

So, we're fighting them in Iraq so we can fight them again in Afghanistan?


Senior leaders of Al Qaeda operating from Pakistan have re-established significant control over their once battered worldwide terror network and over the past year have set up a band of training camps in the tribal regions near the Afghan border, according to American intelligence and counterterrorism officials.

But I thought that the Pakistanis were our friends? Read below the fold...

WaPo helps Libby defense team try for jury tampering

Republicans are such crooks:

From Brent Budowsky
February 18, 2007
To: Robert Kaiser, Washington Post

Mr. Kaiser, I am forwarding below the note I wrote to Messrs. Graham and Hiatt about Outlook's Victoria Toensing piece today.

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Guiliana needs a king-size bed on the road

giuliani-drag Why, one wonders? But it's in his contract:

In addition to his $100,000 speaking fee, the former mayor insists that he be shuttled to and from any event by a private plane - and not just any plane, mind you!

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Goodnight, moon

Fuck, the glossary's now upgraded to 5.1! Read below the fold...

American has 43 Presidents, but only one king!

That's right--


Who did you think I meant? Read below the fold...

Goodnight, moon

If you put the "R" back into "Outage," you get "Outrage"...

A little static this evening, as I moved the site to Drupal 5.1, live. (None of this test site nonsense here; in The Mighty Corrente Building, we work without a net--or a gross, either. [Rimshot. Laughter.])

I did the upgrade for the usual reasons: Security fixes, what seems to be a little performance enhancement, and new functionality that isn't available with the older versions. In addition, there are under the hood improvements for those of us who administer the site. Read below the fold...

Sam Adams isn't just a brand of beer

More pitchforks, please! poputonian at Digby's place, as usual, makes an excellent point:

John Galvin, in his superb book Three Men of Boston, detailed how Adams was losing his way with the monied interests, and thus shifted his focus away from Boston merchants, the most prominent being John Hancock, and toward the Boston mechanics and rural farmers.

Read below the fold...

If you take the "R" out of "Outrage"...

... you get "Outage." Meaning I may end up taking the site down for an hour two late this evening for an upgrade. In the event we go dark, do not adjust your set. Read below the fold...

Chris Bowers gets shrill

Re: Don Young's remark--that wet fart from the Republic Party's sorry, chickenhawk ass--that Democrats who oppose the war should be "arrested and hanged", what Chris said. The money quote's in bold, but the buildup is pretty good too: Read below the fold...

Republicans "support" troops by denying doctors their medical records


Department of Veterans Affairs doctors are furious over a recent decision by the Pentagon to block their access to medical information needed to treat severely injured troops arriving at VA hospitals from Iraq and Afghanistan.

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Surprise! I'm a liberal!

I took the Pew Center's poll, and that was the result. Some interesting true facts:

Liberals represent 17 percent of the American public, and 19 percent of registered voters.

This group has nearly doubled in proportion since 1999, Liberals now comprise the largest share of Democrats and is the single largest of the nine Typology groups.

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The Waxman cometh


About $10 billion has been squandered [so far] by the U.S. government on Iraq reconstruction aid because of contractor overcharges and unsupported expenses, and federal investigators warned Thursday that significantly more taxpayer money is at risk.

I don't get it. The government's Republican, the contractors are Republican, so what's the point? Read below the fold...


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