Submitted by tom on Thu, 02/01/2007 - 9:58am
Wow. You should read this.
Military and intelligence sources continue to tell me that preparations are advancing for a war with Iran starting possibly as early as mid-to-late February. The sources offer some differences of opinion over whether Bush might cite a provocation from Iran or whether Israel will take the lead in launching air strikes against Iranâ€™s nuclear facilities. Read below the fold...
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Submitted by tom on Wed, 12/06/2006 - 10:58am
Oh, now this memo from my Governor Matt Blunt is hilarious:
Last year there was a great deal of public discussion regarding the Christmas season. Specifically, we heard from those who believe that the Christmas break should be called by a non-religious name such as "Winter Holiday." They also argued that traditional Christmas greetings such as "Merry Christmas" should not be used. Read below the fold...
Submitted by tom on Sat, 12/02/2006 - 10:24am
Via Atrios this morning I learned that Eric Foner, probably one of the rock stars of the historical profession, has ranked W as the worst president ever:
One other president bears comparison to Bush: James K. Polk. Some historians admire him, in part because he made their job easier by keeping a detailed diary during his administration, which spanned the years of the Mexican-American War. But Polk should be remembered primarily for launching that unprovoked attack on Mexico and seizing one-third of its territory for the United States. Read below the fold...
Submitted by tom on Wed, 11/01/2006 - 2:07pm
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€ Read below the fold...
Submitted by tom on Tue, 10/31/2006 - 8:52am
And the moral? Don't blame George W. Bush: Chaos in U.S. foreign policy is nothing new. But pity those, whether the Hungarians in 1956, or the Shiites in 1991, who take our democracy rhetoric too literally: Sometimes we really mean it -- and sometimes we don't. Read below the fold...
Submitted by tom on Mon, 10/30/2006 - 10:39am
UPDATE I can't figure out how to embed this video (I pasted the text and everything!) but just follow the link I've provided to Roy Temple's blog to see the video. Sorry!
You've got to check out this "humorous" parody of the Michael J. Fox ad from the "comedian" at Scrappleface: Read below the fold...
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Submitted by tom on Fri, 10/20/2006 - 9:26am
Get a load of this from Karl's Mighty Wurlitzer:
Amid predictions that demoralized conservative voters might sit out the election, Bush and other senior Republicans will escalate charges that Democrats will raise taxes, weaken national security and liberalize social policies. Read below the fold...
Submitted by tom on Wed, 10/18/2006 - 2:57pm
I was about to write a post about how convenient the timing of the looming Saddam verdict was for Republicans. It's scheduled to be on November 5th, two days before the midterms.
But Tom Engelhardt
just wrote an article asking that very question. He lays it out in all its ignominious detail, so I'll just send you there. Read below the fold...
Submitted by tom on Tue, 10/17/2006 - 4:37pm
Wow, get a load of this "analysis' of the looming midterm elections.
Gee, who wrote this?
Well, cloaked Republican operative Mark Halperin of ABC News of course. Read below the fold...
Submitted by tom on Thu, 10/12/2006 - 5:28pm