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President "Pull my finger" cuts loose with another one


We'll let history judge all the different finger-pointing and all that business. I don't have enough time to finger-point," he said at a news conference with Afghan President Hamid Karzai.

Oh, sure you do. Read below the fold...

Hey, Barack, how does "the power of faith" square with being pro-torture?

We haven't heard your eloquent speech on this subject. We'd sure like to!

But we don't think that's very likely. Buh bye, Barack.

Wake up and smell the Kool-Aid. Useful idiots like you are always the last to go--but go, they do.

UPDATE Hey, Barack, it's safe to come out now! Even the Beltway insiders know the McCain bill sucks. Read below the fold...

Nags has a weird notion of "toxic" politics

A fine example of "balanced" journalism:

New Campaign Ads Have a Theme: Don’t Be Nice
The result of the dueling accusations has been what both sides described on Tuesday as the most toxic midterm campaign environment in memory.

OK, so much for the feelings. What about the facts? Here's the buried nugget: Read below the fold...

Katie Couric goes "Out on a limb" in her new blog

Oh. My God. And speaking of Iraq double amputees:

Out on a limb
When I heard that I was doing a story on “bionic” men, I have to admit I was skeptical. There’s been so much talk lately about artificial limbs, and promises that amputees could one day be as much machine as man, but none of them seemed entirely practical.

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Republicans cry "cut and run"--to a double amputee Iraq vet

They're all class, aren't they?

Republican Peter Roskam contended that [Tammy Duckworth] was advocating a "cut-and-run" strategy. Duckworth lost both legs in the [Iraq] war ...

I didn't think I'd get to use the new Department of What Is WRONG with These People twice tonight--but the Republicans never cease to surprise me: Read below the fold...

Are all Republicans kinked about animals, or only some of them?

[The latest: Willard Mitt Romney.]

What is it with Republicans and animals? Read below the fold...

Hell yeah, I'd rather go back to a soap opera, than live in a grand opera

A propos The Big Dog's smackdown of poor Chris Wallance, Republican strategist asks:

"It's part of this huge collection of baggage [Hillary] hauls with her into a national campaign," the GOP strategist said. "Do voters really want to go back into four years of the national soap opera that is the Clintons in the White House?"

In a word, "Yes." Read below the fold...

Please, can someone give Bush a blowjob so we can impeach him?

The good news: Congress may fail to retroactively "legalize" Bush's warrantless surveillance. House Leader Boner and Bill "Hello Kitty" Frist got themselves wrapped around the legislative axle once again:

House and Senate versions of the legislation differ too much to bridge the gap by week's end, when Congress recesses until after the Nov. 7 elections, according to two GOP leadership aides who demanded anonymity because the decision had not yet been announced.

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Lunchtime. A moment's pause.

Fresh, home-grown tomato. A little pepper. A little fleur de sel.

And a friend gave me some cucumbers.

A little more fleur de sel, some creme fraiche....

Not bad. Not bad at all. Read below the fold...

And speaking of rounding up the traitors and putting them in camps...

... that's what the Republican pro-torture [gag] "compromise" allows:

In recent days the Bush administration and its House allies successfully pressed for a less restrictive description [Hmm....] of how the government [i.e., the extremely legitimate Bush regime] could designate civilians as "unlawful enemy combatants," the sources said yesterday. They spoke on the condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of negotiations over the bill.

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Word of the day: Extremism


Bush keeps casting around for words that describe the enemy He is actually fighting, and apparently "Islamic Fascism" didn't take. Surprise. Now the word seems to be Islamic extremists, now propagating as extremists.

The problem? Read below the fold...

George Felix Allen left a severed deer's head in a black family's mailbox?

Please, somebody tell me this one's not true. Because otherwise, I'll have failed to be cynical enough about Republicans, yet again. All all these guys sadists, or what?

AP: Read below the fold...

Surprise! Republican pro-torture "compromise" isn't about "clarity" at all!

ccjailAP, way at the end, naturally:

The deal between the administration and the Senate is packed with imprecise adjectives.

In the black-is-white Republican world, clarity is obfuscation. This, we knew.

But, gosh, what could the [cough] "compromise" be about? As we said: Read below the fold...

Goodnight, moon

You'd think the pro-torture "compromise" the Republicans reached after McCain's little kabuki dance would be enough so squelch that noxious "independent" line that David "Dean" Floater and the Vanity08 crowd are pushing--how do you split the difference on torture, anyhow--but n-o-o-o-o-o.

I think I'm going go listen to Bill Clinton leave Chris Wallace whimpering. Again. Read below the fold...


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