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
Submitted by lambert on Fri, 01/27/2006 - 9:25pm
Funny how we don't hear that line about Bush being a popular President anymore. USA Today:
â€¢ Said the country has gotten off track. By 62%-35%, they were dissatisfied with the way things are going in the USA. That's the most pessimistic view at the start of a year since Bush took office.
Pessimistic? I'd say realistic. Read below the fold...
Submitted by lambert on Fri, 01/27/2006 - 9:20pm
Fine, I know Democrats in red states do what they must--not you, Ho Lieberman--but do they have to adopt Republican talking points when they do? AP:
And Rep. Harold Ford (news, bio, voting record), seeking a Senate seat in Republican-leaning Tennessee, dismissed the filibuster approach openly.
"It does not appear that there is any reason to hold up a vote. I hope my colleagues in the Senate will move quickly to bring this process to a dignified end," he said.
Read below the fold...
Submitted by lambert on Fri, 01/27/2006 - 5:51pm
Submitted by tresy on Fri, 01/27/2006 - 1:45pm
In a parallel universe, far, far away:
RUSSERT: No, they will say it is a primarily a Democratic scandal because the Madison Guaranty money was siphoned off by Jim McDougal to cover his losses in Whitewater. But Matt, the issue is broad and wide. Republicans also understand that their policies created the Savings and Loan debacle, the Bush family--Jeb, Neil, the former President--is up to its eyeballs in failed S&Ls and so forth, and thatâ€™s why in order to reform all this, it has to be a bipartisan approach. But Republicans get raging mad when you suggest Whitewater is a bipartisan scandal. Read below the fold...
Submitted by shystee on Fri, 01/27/2006 - 12:58pm
Submitted by lambert on Fri, 01/27/2006 - 11:34am
If the Republicans were interested in anything except drowning government in the bathtub, going on golf trips, and lecturing other people on values, shit like this wouldn't happen. LA Times:
The new Medicare drug program is denying supplies that seriously ill patients need to administer intravenous antibiotics and other medications at home. As a result, some patients are being referred to nursing homes, and others have had to go into hospitals. Read below the fold...
Submitted by lambert on Fri, 01/27/2006 - 11:07am
Surprise! His Royal Lieness is refusing to cooperate with not one, not two, but three investigations. WaPo: Read below the fold...
Submitted by lambert on Thu, 01/26/2006 - 10:30pm
Thank the God of Your Choice (if any) that Philly didn't rename 30th Street Station to Ben Franklin Station. Everything doesn't have to be marketing. Let's try to hang onto as much slack as we can, OK? Read below the fold...
Submitted by lambert on Thu, 01/26/2006 - 10:15pm
Submitted by lambert on Thu, 01/26/2006 - 9:51pm
We--and by we, I mean Leah, who also liveblogged the Scalito hearings--will be liveblogging the hearings on Bush's illegal warrantless surveillance.
Readers! Any suggestions for coverage? Any offers of assistance? Read below the fold...
Submitted by lambert on Thu, 01/26/2006 - 9:34pm
The organizers who got Santa Fe to raise the minimum wage from $5.15 to $8.50 have an imporant lesson for us. From the New York Times magazine:
The Moral Argument Carries the Day in Santa Fe Read below the fold...
Submitted by lambert on Thu, 01/26/2006 - 8:53pm
At some point, you just have to stop calculating and take a stand. Kerry's site:
â€œI support a filibuster of Judge Alitoâ€™s nomination. Judge Alitoâ€™s confirmation would be an ideological coup on the Supreme Court. We canâ€™t afford to see the Courtâ€™s swing vote, Justice Sandra Day Oâ€™Connor, replaced with a far-right ideologue like Samuel Alito. Read below the fold...