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Archive for May, 2005

Excellent…

Tuesday, May 31st, 2005

This gentleman is nearly as caustic as me! Kudos!

Remember Why We Really Lost In ’04?

By Allen Snyder

May 30, 2005

Let’s get this straight. BushCo didn’t win ’cause of the so-called ‘values’ voters (a misnomer if ever there was one), or the fundie evangelical Christian whacko turnout (don’t you wish they all wore big neon signs?), or inaccurate exit polls (they were dead on as usual).

They won ’cause they fucking cheated.

Read on.

Simply the greatest

Tuesday, May 31st, 2005

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Thank you, thank you, thank you.

This guy should know…

Tuesday, May 31st, 2005

U.S. bid to dominate invites disaster – Gorbachev

GENEVA (Reuters) – U.S. efforts to dominate the world could end in disaster, Mikhail Gorbachev, the Soviet Union’s last leader who launched an era of cooperation with the United States that ended the Cold War, said on Monday.

A critic of the U.S. invasion of Iraq in 2003, Gorbachev called for the rapid withdrawal of what he called occupation forces, warning: “The longer they stay, the worse the situation will get.”

And this guy knows a thing or two about taking over the world, ya know.

He’s the reason the word

Tuesday, May 31st, 2005

A Hole was invented:

Cheney says he’s offended by report criticizing Guantanamo

WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Dick Cheney says he’s offended by a human rights group’s report criticizing conditions at the prison camp for terror suspects at Guantanamo Bay.

This guy is a sociopath:

A person with an antisocial personality disorder, manifested in aggressive, perverted, criminal, or amoral behavior without empathy or remorse.

New on Ink 19

Thursday, May 26th, 2005

Geez, I’m a crank.

Read More Than A Feeling

Redstate.org

Wednesday, May 25th, 2005

Finally, a rightwing site that doesn’t look like an insane asylum. Redstate.org seems to be a levelheaded sort of place, but then again, I’ve only read one article:

http://redstate.org/story/2005/5/24/65140/2135

Very interesting writeup on the filibuster deal, from the more centralist part of the Republican party.

Also interesting will be the reaction (if any) from MM at the Roundtable.

This week

Tuesday, May 24th, 2005

To my loyal and large body of readers, a bit of explanation. I’m going to be out of pocket most of the week, so updates might be sporadic. So, that said, here’s some nuggets for today:

Flist blinked on the nuke option, a deal is struck. This doesn’t close the issue, only delays it. It will appear again if or when Bush gets to appoint a Supreme Court justice. Then the fur will fly. Dobson ain’t happy. Goody.

The Brits, gotta love ’em- well, except for that entire monarchy nonsense, but I digress- seems that more information about the entire episode now being called the “Downing Street Minutes” is coming out. A Foreign Office lawyer resigned because of it, and her resignation letter was “scrubbed” before public viewing. The original has now become public, and it’s got the Brits hot.

Congrats!

Monday, May 23rd, 2005

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Congrats to my son Brian on freeing himself from the clutches of public schooling!

Tillman’s family: Administration “disgusting”

Monday, May 23rd, 2005

Pat had high ideals about the country; that’s why he did what he did,” Mary Tillman said in her first lengthy interview since her son’s death. “The military let him down. The administration let him down. It was a sign of disrespect. The fact that he was the ultimate team player and he watched his own men kill him is absolutely heartbreaking and tragic. The fact that they lied about it afterward is disgusting.”

More here from the family of the “War on Terra” posterboy, Pat Tillman.

Release Jose Padilla

Monday, May 23rd, 2005

Release Jose Padilla

by Mike Whitney

05/22/05 “ICH” – – May 8 marked the third anniversary of the illegal imprisonment of Jose Padilla. Padilla was apprehended at O’ Hare Airport in 2002 by Federal officers under the shaky “material witness” provision and trundled off to prison. In a conspicuous effort to poison public opinion, Attorney General John Ashcroft announced on national TV that Padilla was conspiring to set off a “dirty bomb” (radioactive device) within the United Sates. To date, the government has never produced a scintilla of evidence to corroborate their spurious claims. Simply put, Padilla is innocent of all charges.