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In Defense of a Vote for Obama

Well, I've been on a somewhat extended leave of absence from Corrente. Most of you don't know me, but I hung out here for a few years, posted infrequently, commented regularly, and considered Corrente kind of an extended family. I believe I made a sporadic, positive contribution. I think lambert will vouch for this characterization and the genuine affection I felt for this intelligent, eclectic place. Read more about In Defense of a Vote for Obama

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Obama Reading Corrente?


The Senator said that he would restore Habeus Corpus, close Gitmo, restore the Constitutional balance between the Executive and Congressional branches of government, and return the US to the rule of law!

Keep up the pressure, lambert! Read more about Obama Reading Corrente?

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George Bush Scandal Sheet on Steroids


Before the Mitchell Report came out yesterday, we were a nation in crisis over the continuing steroid hullabaloo in Major League Baseball. Identifying this problem and naming names has finally addressed the most pressing issue of our time, aside from teh gay and teh brown people. Read more about George Bush Scandal Sheet on Steroids

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What Jane Hamsher Said

Here, via Glenn's Place:

There is no Democratic Party in Congress. There are, instead, a bare majority of Congressmen and Senators who have banded together in order to gather power, influence, and money. Which is fine, as far as it goes -- except that they are not actually using any of the resources that they are gathering to benefit the groups and causes who worked to put them in power.

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NIE on Iran a clear Casus Belli


And you America doubters-in-chief thought it would stop the drumbeat to war.

Watch as Bush explains it all, nice and slow for all the haters in the house:

I think the NIE makes it clear that Iran needs to be taken seriously as a threat to peace.

[...] I believed before the NIE that Iran was dangerous and I believe after the NIE that Iran is dangerous.

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The Fix is In, Baghdad Edition

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Creative Ways to End the War in Iraq


Juan Cole's Modest Proposal (emphases mine):

I don't try to start an internet campaign very often, because the blogosphere has its own priorities and logic that are democratic and should not be forced. But here is a plea for everyone in the blogging world to help force congress to save our diplomats.


The US embassy in Iraq should be closed.

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I'm not wild about Harry

Over at the crack den, a commenter nominated Harry Reid for wanker of the day. His crime?

Former Colorado parks director Lyle Laverty's confirmation to a top post in the U.S. Interior Department was pushed through the Senate on Monday while a member blocking the vote was home tending to his wife and newborn twins.

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Gray Lady Gets It Right on Rockefeller - Are they Reading Corrente, Perchance?


Nice Headline on the front page of the NY Times today:

Companies Seeking Immunity Donate to Senator

Now that wasn't so hard. I know, I know. Nothing sexy here, nothing that keeps eyeballs glued to the screen and pays those advertisers. Still, it seems like it might be a story worth telling. Read more about Gray Lady Gets It Right on Rockefeller - Are they Reading Corrente, Perchance?

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Would you have sex with a man to stop a terrorist attack?

Over at Glenn's Place, I was directed to Balloon Juice for this list of questions for the GOP candidates. It helped dispel the gloom, if only for a minute, and reminded me of how silly the Republican Dominionists, Torturers, and Authoritarians really are:

1.) "Would you have sex with a man to stop a terrorist attack?"

2.) "If lowering taxes results in increased revenues then would lowering taxes to zero result in infinite revenues?"

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Just got an email from my best friend who watched Springsteen on the Today Show this morning. He said Bruce had this little intro before a song:

"Over the past six years, we’ve had to add to the American picture - rendition, illegal wiretapping, voter supression, no habeus corpus, the neglect of our great city New Orleans and her people, an attack on the Constitution and the loss of our best young men and women in a tragic war. This is a song about things that shouldn’t happen here happening here."

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Kabuki or Bukkake?

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The Art of Applying Lipstick to a Pig

Hat tip to David Kurtz at Josh's place for the analogy.

Because of their sycophantic enablers in the media, BushCo. repeatedly wins the message war.

Step 1. Add 30,000 temporary troops to Iraq.
Step 2. At the exact time that the Army will no longer be able to sustain those 30,000 troops, say you plan to bring them home, claiming success no matter the reality.
Step 3. Call it "Troop Withdrawal."

Does that remind you of anything? Read more about The Art of Applying Lipstick to a Pig

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Happy 2-Year Anniversary of the Refurbishment

Our famously reclusive, potty-mouthed, besotted, zucchini-cultivating bottle-washer and broom-pusher will blush if I wish him a happy anniversary on this, the second anniversary of the grand re-opening of the no-doubt-mostly-Soros-funded Correntewire. Read more about Happy 2-Year Anniversary of the Refurbishment


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