Archive for May, 2006

On Memorial Day, 2006

On Memorial Day, 2006

| May 29, 2006 | 4 Replies

Memorial Day is about one thing – remembing the soldiers who traded their lives for ours, who put themselves in between us and danger and spent their lives so that we can have the lives we all live today. In that spirit, I want to draw everyone’s attention to a roster of heroes, collected by […]

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Iraq Seemingly Backs Iran, but Does It Really?

Iraq Seemingly Backs Iran, but Does It Really?

| May 28, 2006 | Reply

Shame, shame on you Washington Post Today, the paper reported a story that claimed that Iraq fully supports Iran’s nuclear program. The article’s headline read “Iraq Backs Iran On Nuclear Goal”. Here are the lead paragraphs: BAGHDAD, May 26 — Iraq’s foreign minister said Friday that Iran had the right to develop nuclear technology for […]

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Assasination and Oppression, Galloway-Style

Assasination and Oppression, Galloway-Style

| May 27, 2006 | 1 Reply

This is sickening. LONDON, May 26 — George Galloway, a member of Parliament and fierce critic of the U.S. and British role in the Iraq war, said Friday that he understood how someone angry about the war could find it “morally justifiable” to kill Prime Minister Tony Blair. “From the point of view of someone […]

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"There's a right way." – Hastert's Way

"There's a right way." – Hastert's Way

| May 26, 2006 | 1 Reply

Dennis Hastert is full of rubbish. f the information we have read about the behavior of Rep. William Jefferson, D-La., seems as obvious to a jury as it does to me, he deserves to be vigorously prosecuted. I do not want to do anything that will interfere with that prosecution. And yet he did, and […]

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So, We Won that War, Right?

So, We Won that War, Right?

| May 26, 2006 | Reply

Beware “temporary” legislation The Treasury Department, conceding that it has no right to continue collecting a 108-year-old tax on long-distance telephone calls, announced yesterday that it will drop its legal battle for the tax and instead refund about $13 billion to callers who have paid the tax in the past three years. The 3 percent […]

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Bush Interferes in Bribery Investigation. Videotaped Crook Still in Congress.

Bush Interferes in Bribery Investigation. Videotaped Crook Still in Congress.

| May 25, 2006 | 4 Replies

Okay, let me see if I got this story straight. William Jefferson, a Democratic member of the House of Representatives from Louisiana has been under investigation for briberty and other assorted corruption charges. The authorities have him on videotape accepting a $100,000 bribe and executed search warrants on his home and office, where they found […]

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Global Warming Fakery, Al Gore-Style!

Global Warming Fakery, Al Gore-Style!

| May 24, 2006 | 2 Replies

Gregg Easterbrook has a fun review of Al Gore’s jeremiad on global warming, An Inconvenient Truth up on Slate today. What makes it fun is that it’s painfuly obvious that Easterbrook does not want to have to point out that Gore’s movie is hokum in its details. He’d much rather praise it to high heaven, […]

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Denny, You're Not Smart Here.

Denny, You're Not Smart Here.

| May 24, 2006 | Reply

I”m sure that the Speaker of the House could find room to take a principled stand on executive power. It’s foolish for him to do so in a case where there is a warrant duly documented by the Justice Department in sufficient detail that it would be issued by a federal judge (by the way, […]

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Weasel's Council Posts Aplenty!

Weasel's Council Posts Aplenty!

| May 23, 2006 | Reply

Here are the April 21st Council Results: Council link Arrogant District Refuses To Protect White StudentsRhymes With Right Hate CentralThe Sundries Shack Anti-American? Or Anti-Bush?Right Wing Nut House "Hope" Is Not a PolicyShrinkWrapped The Turncoat Generals: Et Tu, Brutus?Gates of Vienna CredoDone With Mirrors The High Costs of Subsidizing the Immigrant NationThe Education Wonks Marc […]

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Shut Up and…well…just Shut Up.

Shut Up and…well…just Shut Up.

| May 22, 2006 | 3 Replies

The Dixie Chicks really are insufferable twits. It’s nice that they feel free enough to make their insufferability public. It makes my decision to buy another one of their albums an easy one. It’s never a smart thing for a group whose last album didn’t do all that well go out of their way to […]

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