Submitted by captain nemo (not verified) on Sun, 02/19/2006 - 1:13pm
Meet the Press isn't my usual gig but somebody else had George Steffie this week so I got stuck watching Russert. And it came on both East and West Coast feeds at the same time because of the Olympics, so I was obliged to be watching, taking notes and absorbing the meta of it all without either sufficient caffeine or an opportunity to review. So if you like a mix of Cranky, Incoherent, Illegible and Japanese Theater Forms, you've come to the right place. Read on....[update: rude Wolcott item added!] Read below the fold...
Submitted by MJS on Sun, 02/19/2006 - 1:46am
Submitted by MJS on Sun, 02/19/2006 - 12:10am
Los Angeles, after the rain
Images merge, separate, vanish
Horses, dogs, clouds...
It's all so very perfect. Read below the fold...
Submitted by lambert on Sat, 02/18/2006 - 6:57pm
Heck, Dean is a mildly right of center Democrat. He's no revolutionary standard bearer. So, why do we love him? I was talking to ChicagoDyke about this, and our answer was: Because he uses real language, not focus-grouped corporate bullshit, that's why.
Interestingly, that's a lot like to Kos litmust test; so BlogPAC and the peasants with torches really do agree on something... Read below the fold...
Submitted by lambert on Sat, 02/18/2006 - 6:18pm
Submitted by lambert on Sat, 02/18/2006 - 2:46pm
I've been out of touch, travelling.
Air travel really isn't as bad as people say, these days. I had somehow gotten the impression that the airlines had finally achieved that Greyhound-under-the-Soviets feel they were striving for, but that's just hyperbole. I only had to wait in line four hours at United's Customer Service, for example. Is that so bad? And when I got on the plane, I could actually open my laptop! So, even thought the seatback in front me was so close I couldn't actually type, at least I could listen to music. Is that so bad? Let's be reasonable here, people. Read below the fold...
Submitted by chicago dyke on Fri, 02/17/2006 - 7:43pm
Well, I'm queer so abortion rights aren't so important to me. And I think corporations deserve all the protection possible from little girls they hurt and workers they injure due to negligence. I also think America should return to its Southern Baptist roots, just like the Founders intended. So I was totally happy when Roberts and Alito were installed to the nation's highest court. This makes me even happier:
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Submitted by MJS on Fri, 02/17/2006 - 4:19pm
Harry Whittington's Sorry For the Pain He's Caused Dick Cheney
A headline over at CNN reads thusly (as of 4:05 p.m. EST):
Shooting victim apologizes to vice president
I think Harry owes the VP a couple hundred pellets of buckshot or whatever that shit is that they put in guns to shoot birds with. Maybe he can send them to Cheney in a Spray Pattern.
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Submitted by MJS on Fri, 02/17/2006 - 1:23pm
(Jivester News, Lmtd.) President George W. Bush's condition was officially listed as "nervous" today, just after having had lunch with the Vice President of the United States. Doctors for the President have advised him to lay low for awhile, further advising him not to answer any phone he might hear ringing--not even that big red one on his desk. Read below the fold...
Submitted by lambert on Fri, 02/17/2006 - 8:19am
Republican President breaks law; Republican Congress amends law to "legalize" the lawbreaking retroactively; Republican Congress holds no hearings. So much for "the rule of law" (remember that one?) So much for the Constitution. As the Times whimpers:
FISA does not in any way prevent Mr. Bush from spying on Qaeda members or other terrorists. The last thing the nation needs is to amend the law to institutionalize the imperial powers Mr. Bush seized after 9/11.
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Submitted by lambert on Thu, 02/16/2006 - 11:41pm
Submitted by lambert on Thu, 02/16/2006 - 11:37pm
Submitted by lambert on Thu, 02/16/2006 - 11:23pm
Submitted by lambert on Thu, 02/16/2006 - 11:05pm
Speaking of pinning the bogometer. Having royally fucked the Constitution by breaking the law (FISA) and then boasting about it, the administration promises it won't ever fuck the Consitution eve again, thereby passing (once again) the purity test of the God of Their Choice. Read below the fold...