Submitted by chicago dyke on Mon, 02/13/2006 - 4:19pm
I've been working construction for the last two months, lots of jobs big and small on one property with relatively little help. Which is fine, it's what I'm paid to do. I enjoy working with my hands, and the satisfaction of looking at a room or a ceiling or a custom built piece of furniture and knowing the job was well done. I'm sure that's true for most people, and in this age of the internet and do-it-yourself centers in every burg and town, it's easier than ever to be Construction Dyke (or Dick, Jane, etc). Read below the fold...
Submitted by MJS on Mon, 02/13/2006 - 3:30pm
Another reason the Democratic Party is the party to join is we offer members the opportunity to contribute to our cause without ever firing a gun at them.
Join the Democratic Party: Your Head Will Thank You For It!
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Submitted by captain nemo (not verified) on Mon, 02/13/2006 - 11:55am
Via Columbus OH Dispatch:
Thomas W. Noe, the coin dealer and prominent Republican contributor whose $50 million state coin investment sparked one of the biggest scandals in Ohio state government history, was indicted today on 53 felonies, including theft of more than $1 million. Read below the fold...
Submitted by MJS on Mon, 02/13/2006 - 2:16am
Submitted by lambert on Sun, 02/12/2006 - 11:19pm
So, how come Bush never goes hunting with Cheney? Scalia does. Is there something we don't know that we should? Read below the fold...
Submitted by leah on Sun, 02/12/2006 - 10:54pm
No longer the latest in Sunday talk, since CNN moved the program up to compete with MTP and "This Week," Wolf hosted a full house, mainly from abroad, sandwiched around two Senators clearly picked for their Tweedle-de-dum symmetry.
The headline for the two hours is no doubt this comment from Chuck Hagel, cast as a Republican maverick to Joe Lieberman's version of a Democratic one, an almost casual remark which must have made the good Senator from Connecticut gulp:
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Submitted by lambert on Sun, 02/12/2006 - 5:36pm
Submitted by lambert on Sun, 02/12/2006 - 4:12pm
How Ungracious. AP:
Vice President Dick Cheney accidentally shot and injured a man during a weekend quail hunting trip in Texas, his spokeswoman said Sunday.
Harry Whittington, 78, was "alert and doing fine" after Cheney sprayed Whittington with shotgun pellets on Saturday at the Armstrong Ranch in south Texas, said property owner Katharine Armstrong. Read below the fold...
Submitted by lambert on Sun, 02/12/2006 - 3:54pm
Submitted by tom on Sun, 02/12/2006 - 2:42pm
You really should read this post of Glenn Greenwald's. It's about the scary world of W's supporters. I've noticed my truly conservative friends no longer talk about politics with me -- except to complain when the administration has stepped across the line. Real conservatives just can't support these guys. Read below the fold...
Submitted by chicago dyke on Sun, 02/12/2006 - 2:11pm
This article really sucks, for a number of reasons. I confess I'm biased about this issue; a dear friend of mine is making biodiesel and has been struggling mightily with all of the various traps, certifications and general bullshit one has to suffer whenever venturing into a new market. It's especially heartbreaking to talk to him, as he lives in TX, where (at least from his perspective) the business climate is utterly rigged to make sure none of the little guys will ever be able to compete with Halliburton and the other megacorporations that seem to have a hand in every industry in the state. Read below the fold...
Submitted by lambert on Sun, 02/12/2006 - 2:06pm
Submitted by captain nemo (not verified) on Sun, 02/12/2006 - 12:16pm
Meta-gas du jour: Democrats are absolutely right about the Imperial Presidency, unlawfullness of domestic surveillance, Republican inability to govern--but it doesn't matter because the Nation Is Not With Them (i.e. doesn't care, or in the case of surveillance actively supports Der Leader) about these issues, and besides, although Republicans can't govern for shit, the Republicans Always Win on Message.
Now on to the gory details.... Read below the fold...
Submitted by lambert on Sun, 02/12/2006 - 10:39am
This is the first time I've fired up The Tube in about three years. In fact, if I think back, the last time I had the TV on was to watch the twin towers go down. Oh yeah, and watching the Gilmore girls once when I was really sick. It was the only thing on, I swear! So, the casing is covered with dust. And no matter how I twiddle the rabbit ears, the snow on the screen is as heavy as the snow outside--too many tall buildings in Center City, Philly. No, I don't have cable.... Read below the fold...