Submitted by leah on Mon, 01/30/2006 - 2:07pm
You damn well should be.
UPDATE: Here's an interesting website, Vichy Democrats, where they are keeping up-to-date counts on the cloture vote. They're urging those Democrats who don't want to vote "no" on cloture to abstain; for cloture, you have to get 60 yes votes to cut off debate. so an abstention is a vote less for cloture. Note also, the C-Span poll on whether or not a filibuster will help or hurt Democrats; then go a vote. Read below the fold...
Submitted by captain nemo (not verified) on Mon, 01/30/2006 - 8:47am
Like we didn't know this was coming. Via the Richmond Times-Dispatch, AP story:
Iraqi and U.N. health officials said Monday a 15-year-old girl who died this month was a victim of the deadly H5N1 strain of the bird flu virus, the first confirmed case of the disease in the Middle East. Read below the fold...
Submitted by lambert on Sun, 01/29/2006 - 9:37pm
So, if we get lemons--let's make lemonade!
1/4 cup lemon juice
3/8 cup sugar
1 1/2 pints boiling water
Pour the boiling water over the sugar. Stir until dissolved. Stir in juice. Serve over ice.
Or, for the SOTU--make a double batch. Stir in half of a fifth of black-label Jack. Serve over ice.
But I think Sarah forgot the last two steps:
Throw glass at television set.
Read below the fold...
Submitted by captain nemo (not verified) on Sun, 01/29/2006 - 8:53pm
Submitted by MJS on Sun, 01/29/2006 - 5:34pm
From Juan Cole:
"Societies that think that aggressive war is some macho game and that the price is well worth it just have a lot of homeless and limbless people after a while."
More here. Read below the fold...
Submitted by lambert on Sun, 01/29/2006 - 11:40am
Submitted by lambert on Sun, 01/29/2006 - 10:53am
Alert reader kelley b posted this in comments; I tinkered with it slightly:
Three cells for ELFs under the sky
Seven years for the war's kids on their streets of stone
Nine cluster bombs for civilians doomed to die
One office for the puppet President on his puppet throne.
One President to rule us all Read below the fold...
One President to find us
One President bring us all
And in His work camps bind us.
Submitted by lambert on Sun, 01/29/2006 - 12:07am
The only problem I'm having with my iBook is that it's such a pleasure to use I want to work on it too much and don't get any sleep. And with OS X you get a real Unix terminal with a shell that has history and completions and commands you can pipe... Read below the fold...
Submitted by dan on Sat, 01/28/2006 - 11:12pm
Somebody heaved a bulky manila envelope through the frosted glass doors of The Department of How Stupid Do They Think We Are? Of course, since that Department is always closed they had no choice, so, like good liberals, we were not angry, and when we got done sweeping up the glass and installing the plywood, we opened the envelope and found ourselves perusing the latest email from Ken Mehlman--just in time for the SOTU. We've excerpted and highlighted the really good parts for your innoculating pleasure. Now, watch them propagate! Read below the fold...
Submitted by lambert on Sat, 01/28/2006 - 1:24pm
Submitted by lambert on Sat, 01/28/2006 - 11:57am
Submitted by shystee on Sat, 01/28/2006 - 11:19am
Sen. Sam Brownback (R-Wingnut) on Nutball [DCOW] with Tweety Matthews:
And this notion on the unitary executiveâ€”the unitary executive is simply about a policy that says that thereâ€˜s only one president. It isnâ€˜t some sort of, the president is overall and overpowering and over the courts and over the legislative branch. Thatâ€˜s not the case. It just says thereâ€˜s only one president at a time, which I think everybody basically agrees on.
Thanks, Senator Sam, I get it now: Read below the fold...
Submitted by lambert on Sat, 01/28/2006 - 12:40am
Gee, I sure hope the SOTU is Dignified. And Civil.
How come the Republicans are getting away with this "dignity" crap? Every time I hear that word in their mouths, I think of that dead grandmother in her chair in New Orleans, or that floating corpse. Read below the fold...
Submitted by lambert on Fri, 01/27/2006 - 11:03pm
The powers that be gave me the day off, so I used to the time to add some new features to The Mighty Corrente Building. These were:
1. The old spam module, Bad Behavior, was giving some false positives and locking some legitimate users out. So I removed it, and installed Spam 2.0, which scans only comments, using a special sauce called Bayesian logic. Hopefully this module will work better. Read below the fold...
Submitted by lambert on Fri, 01/27/2006 - 10:56pm