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July 20th, 2006

 One Last Thing

Before I head out for the day, I would just like to remind my conservative friends to pay attention to the message that Republicans are sending this election year.

Faced with almost daily reports of sectarian carnage in Iraq, congressional Republicans are shifting their message on the war from speaking optimistically of progress to acknowledging the difficulty of the mission and pointing up mistakes in planning and execution.

Rep. Christopher Shays (Conn.) is using his House Government Reform subcommittee on national security to vent criticism of the White House’s war strategy and new estimates of the monetary cost of the war. Rep. Gil Gutknecht (Minn.), once a strong supporter of the war, returned from Iraq this week declaring that conditions in Baghdad were far worse “than we’d been led to believe” and urging that troop withdrawals begin immediately.

They are doing their best to distance themselves from Dubya because they know voters are unhappy, despite their resounding approval not so far in the past. If anyone who supports Bush would like to say if they will be voting for a Republican who is criticizing Bush (in much the same way as I and other liberals have for the past five years), I would be very interested in hearing the reasons why.

Posted in General, Campaign News | 2 Comments »

July 14th, 2006

Riverbend Blogs About It All

Some people come by and call my blog and readers left wing extremists, alarmists, or downright insane. I presume that it helps convince themselves that they are right, that we are wrong, and everything is peachy under good ol’ boy Bush.

I think Riverbend disagrees, though. Just a slice:

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Posted in Middle East | 3 Comments »

July 14th, 2006

She Was a Child

Most people have heard about the murders of an Iraqi family and the rape/murder of the daughter. The problem is, the AP continues to refer to her as a “young woman” or “woman.”

She was born in 1991.

That is not a woman, that is a teenager and a YOUNG teenager at that - a minor, a CHILD. Referring to her as anything else is offensive to her memory and stinks of softpedaling.
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Posted in Military, Middle East | 3 Comments »

July 11th, 2006

Shattered Union

Sans sent me a link to this game, Shattered Union. It has this awesome game intro video.

I want them to make a movie out of it. Starring Keifer Sutherland and Evangeline Lilly.

That would be so kick ass.

Posted in Homeland Security, Impeachment, Police State | 1 Comment »

July 10th, 2006

 A Very Special MoxieGrrrl

Rose at Googly Moogly, a military wife, emailed me and asked if I would help her get the word out about a Blogathon fundraiser for the troops. A total no-brainer.

Please consider clicking the link and sponsoring them through StaleBetty.com. It would be uber-cool.

Posted in Military | 7 Comments »

July 9th, 2006

Adam Corolla Feels a Bit of Discoult and Hangs Up On the Hag

ROCK ON. This man is my new hero.

Audio here, rough transcript from here (with more linky goodness to his ‘apology’).

ADAM CAROLLA: Ann Coulter, who was suppose to be on the show about an hour and a half ago, is now on the phone, as well. Ann?

ANN COULTER: Hello.

CAROLLA: Hi Ann. You’re late, babydoll.

COULTER: Uh, somebody gave me the wrong number.

CAROLLA: Mmm… how did you get the right number? Just dialed randomly — eventually got to our show? (Laughter in background)

COULTER: Um, no. My publicist e-mailed it to me, I guess, after checking with you.

CAROLLA: Ahh, I see.

COULTER: But I am really tight on time right now because I already had a —

CAROLLA: Alright, well, get lost.

Posted in Right Wing Nut | 2 Comments »

July 8th, 2006

Ani DiFranco is Such a Righteous Babe

Just a taste of a poem from her website, or listen to it…

here’s a toast to all those nurses and doctors
who daily provide women with a choice
who stand down a threat the size of oklahoma city
just to listen to a young woman’s voice

cuz take away our playstations
and we are a third world nation
under the thumb of some blue blood royal son
who stole the oval office and that phony election
i mean
it don’t take a weatherman
to look around and see the weather
jeb said he’d deliver florida, folks
and boy did he ever

and we hold these truths to be self evident:
#1 george w. bush is not president
#2 america is not a true democracy
#3 the media is not fooling me
cuz i am a poem heeding hyper-distillation
i’ve got no room for a lie so verbose
i’m looking out over my whole human family
and i’m raising my glass in a toast

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Posted in Gonzo's Grab Bag | 8 Comments »

July 5th, 2006

 Get ‘Em While They’re Young!!!

This is pathetic. Nine to fourteen year olds? Fucking A, people.

Parents and teachers are complaining that the latest issue of a popular magazine for preteens amounts to little more than an early recruitment pitch for the Army.

Cobblestone magazine, which is put out by Carus Publishing in Peterborough, is aimed at children ages 9-14 and is distributed nationwide to schools and libraries. Its latest issue features a cover photo of a soldier in Iraq clutching a machine gun and articles on what it’s like to go through boot camp, a rundown of the Army’s “awesome arsenal” and a detailed description of Army career opportunities.

Most controversial has been a set of classroom guides that accompany the magazine, which suggest teachers invite a soldier, Army recruiter or veteran to speak to their classes and ask students whether they might want to join the Army someday.

One of the teaching guides — written by Mary Lawson, a teacher in Saint Cloud., Fla. — suggests having students write essays pretending they are going to join the Army: “Have them decide which career they feel they would qualify for and write a paper to persuade a recruiter why that should be the career.”

Posted in Military | 8 Comments »

June 22nd, 2006

Check Your Discoult!

Did Hitler say it, or did That Coulter Hag say it?

I got 12 right and attributed two Hitler quotes to the Hag. My bad!

Posted in Right Wing Nut | 6 Comments »

May 13th, 2006

29%

‘NUFF SAID!

Posted in Impeachment | No Comments »

May 4th, 2006

 Tell Me You Love Me!

Was just passed this via email.

Want to know the cheapest gas prices in your area? Type in you zip code here and it will let you know. I haven’t had a chance to check for accuracy, but maybe it will help out a little, and in this day and age, even a little can make a difference. :)

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May 2nd, 2006

MSNBC Airs MAJOR Story Re: Rove, Plame and Iran

Not only do they raise the puzzling memory-jogging Rove gets every time someone is about to hand him his own ass on a platter, but they mention that when Rove outed Plame to Novak, she was tracking Iran’s nuclear proliferation.

Posted in Impeachment | 1 Comment »

April 7th, 2006

Insane DeLay Supporters Lose Minds, Attack Old Lady

Are these people for real? Are you f-ing kidding me? What kind of asshole shoves old ladies around? Dickheads.

The video says it all.

Posted in Campaign News | 2 Comments »

April 6th, 2006

Is That Really Ann Coulter???

I’m not sure, but it does look like her. How stupid do you have to be to take nekkid pictures of yourself in the White House?

Posted in Homeland Security | 8 Comments »

April 4th, 2006

 Aww, Was Tom Nervous?

Crooks and Liars has a video clip up of Tom DeLay’s statement. His hands are all over the place — twitching, clasping, unclasping.

Little nervous there?

It’s OK, he’ll probably draw one of these . . .

Posted in Politics | 1 Comment »

April 4th, 2006

 Supreme Court Won’t Look at Unchecked Presidential Power Question

American citizen José Padilla has been incarcerated since May 8, 2002 after being arrested for suspected involvement in a “dirty bomb” plot. For two years, he was held in military custody without being charged with any crimes, and he was not allowed to speak with family members or an attorney.

Appeals to the courts — first in New York, and then in South Carolina — only allowed the government time to maneuver Padilla out of the military system and into the federal system on charges that made no mention of the reasons he was originally arrested for. Padilla’s attorneys petitioned the Supreme Court for relief.

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