Archive for June, 2006

Iran in Iraq. The Silence is Deafening.

Iran in Iraq. The Silence is Deafening.

| June 30, 2006 | 3 Replies

Looks like we’ve caught the Iranians red-handed once again. Why we’re not openly confronting Ahmadinejad for his active involvement in killing Americans and Iraqis in Iraq is quite beyond me. It’s not like this is something new. The Iranian Intelligence Service has been in Iraq since nearly the moment that we deposed Saddam Hussein and, […]

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You Have Chosen Poorly, Governor.

You Have Chosen Poorly, Governor.

| June 29, 2006 | 2 Replies

My Governor, Robert Ehrlich, has chosen his running mate for the coming election. Her name is Kristen Cox and she currently serves as Maryland’s secretary of disablities. No, I’ve never heard of her or her Cabinet position until today either. She’s spent most of her career after college either as a lobbyist or as a […]

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SCOTUS: Military Commissions, No Good.

SCOTUS: Military Commissions, No Good.

| June 29, 2006 | Reply

There is a lot of reaction from bloggers today about the Supreme Court’s decision in the Hamdan case. The Supreme Court today delivered a stunning rebuke to the Bush administration over its plans to try Guantanamo detainees before military commissions, ruling that the commissions violate U.S. law and the Geneva Conventions governing the treatment of […]

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She Calls It a "Response". She's Understated Like That.

She Calls It a "Response". She's Understated Like That.

| June 29, 2006 | Reply

It is a thing of beauty when real logic and reason meets whatever Glenn Greenwald happens to write. Greenwald, for those of you who don’t tool around the blogosphere ever day, is the guy most likely to go off half-cocked about the First Amendment and the law and why George Bush is taking away all […]

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Don't Capture Them. Kill Them

Don't Capture Them. Kill Them

| June 29, 2006 | 1 Reply

I long for this sort of candor from our President. MOSCOW, June 28 (UPI) — Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday ordered the country’s secret service to locate and kill the Iraqis who executed four Russian diplomats. Putin issued the order after conferring with Prince Salman bin Abdul Aziz of Saudi Arabia in Moscow, the […]

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No Raise for You!

No Raise for You!

| June 28, 2006 | Reply

At last, a Democrat proposal I can support! WASHINGTON (Reuters) — Democrats ratcheted up their election-year push for an increase in the federal minimum wage Tuesday by promising to block a congressional pay hike unless some of the lowest-paid hourly workers get their first raise in nearly a decade. “Congress is going to have earn […]

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Thanks, Bill!

Thanks, Bill!

| June 28, 2006 | 2 Replies

Gee, thanks, New York Times. A human rights group in London said Tuesday that it had lodged complaints in 32 countries against a banking consortium in Brussels, contending that it violated European and Asian data protection rules by providing the United States with confidential information about international money transfers. Simon Davies, director of Privacy International, […]

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Analyst Gets Pat on the Back for Stating the Obvious

Analyst Gets Pat on the Back for Stating the Obvious

| June 28, 2006 | Reply

Quick question for my readers. Did anyone think that the Sunni would not stage a pretty fierce resistance against democracy in Iraq?? Fact is, predicting that the minority and highly-privileged Sunni in Iraq would not “strongly resist” the effort to reduce them to a position in a democratic government commensurate to their population isn’t a […]

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Smokers Will Kill You!!

Smokers Will Kill You!!

| June 27, 2006 | Reply

Yep, that’s right. Run as fast as you can from any smoker you know. WASHINGTON (AP) — Steer clear of smokers and any of their drifting fumes. That’s the advice of the surgeon general, who on Tuesday declared the debate about the dangers of secondhand smoke over. “The science is clear: Secondhand smoke is not […]

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Israel Strikes Gaza.

Israel Strikes Gaza.

| June 27, 2006 | 2 Replies

The Palestinian made a serious error when they kidnapped an Israeli soldier and tonight the Israelis are taking direct action. GAZA CITY, June 28 — Israeli ground troops pushed into the Gaza Strip early Wednesday in a military operation aimed at freeing a captured soldier whose fate has transfixed much of the country. The incursion […]

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