Archive for January, 2007

Just Some More Propaganda. Never You Mind, Right?

Just Some More Propaganda. Never You Mind, Right?

| January 16, 2007 | Reply

Here’s a heartwarming story about a couple of military men, tired of war, who have worked their fingers to the bone to build a place where other soldiers, tired of war, can plead to go home. They labored “from the inside” to build a grass-roots organization. Except that’s not true. The website started by the […]

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AP: Lots of People Died in Iraq Last Year

AP: Lots of People Died in Iraq Last Year

| January 16, 2007 | 19 Replies

One of the big news stories today is the UN report that almost 35,000 civilians were killed in Iraq last year. To that I say, what did you expect? Iraqi civilians have been the direct targets of attacks by Iran, which has been waging war against the people of Iraq and US soldiers for years. […]

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Uh Oh. Gilbert Has a Feeling.

Uh Oh. Gilbert Has a Feeling.

| January 16, 2007 | Reply

When Gilbert Arenas has omens, the NBA ought to watch out. “I’m going for the gusto,” Arenas said. “I’m going for that winner. The funny part is I was sitting right here before the game and I told DeShawn (Stevenson): ‘I feel like 37 and the game-winner tonight.’” Okay, so he was off by a […]

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AIRRRRR-Snark!

AIRRRRR-Snark!

| January 15, 2007 | Reply

I would think that if you were going to throw a backhand at the United States in an article about the environmental rapaciousness of the UAE, you’d at least try to make sure it landed, at least a little. Or, maybe not: But the oil-rich Emirates is considered a developing country, and even as a […]

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Name the Neocon!

Name the Neocon!

| January 13, 2007 | Reply

Anyone know who said this? At the moment the U.N. inspectors were kicked out in ’98, this is the proper language: there were substantial quantities of botulinum and aflatoxin, as I recall, some bioagents, I believe there were those, and VX and ricin, chemical agents, unaccounted for. Keep in mind, that’s all we ever had […]

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Revolutionary Leftists Strike Blow for Freedom by Blowing Up Fascist, Imperialists AmeriKKKan Toilets

Revolutionary Leftists Strike Blow for Freedom by Blowing Up Fascist, Imperialists AmeriKKKan Toilets

| January 12, 2007 | Reply

Well done, lads. Well done. I keep hearing that the real big threat to the world are the fascist Christian thugs of George Bush’s AmeriKKKa, but nearly every time I see some group blowing something up it’s either some leftist “revolutionary” group or angry Muslims. (h/t: Ace)

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Iran, In Our Crosshairs.

Iran, In Our Crosshairs.

| January 12, 2007 | 1 Reply

It’s about stinking time! A recent series of American raids against Iranians in Iraq was authorized under an order that President Bush decided to issue several months ago to undertake a broad military offensive against Iranian operatives in the country, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said Friday. ‚ÄúThere has been a decision to go after […]

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"Boom", Says the Economy.

"Boom", Says the Economy.

| January 12, 2007 | Reply

How’s the economy doing? Let’s check the headlines. Well, the deficit is at a four-year low. That’s because “revenues” are up over 8 percent from last year. Why yes, as it happens. And this past month set a record as the government posted the largest December surplus in history. Seems that the big influx in […]

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Stepping Between the Democrats and Getting A Win!

Stepping Between the Democrats and Getting A Win!

| January 12, 2007 | Reply

Here’s a headline you don’t see every day: “DeMint Thanks Democrats for Agreeing to Accept Pelosi Earmark Disclosure Requirements”. It appears that Republican DeMint had to work really hard to get Senate Democrats to accept the earmark reforms passed by the House Democrats and got a bit more in the process. Good for Jim DeMint. […]

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Two Candidates that Run Well Together?

Two Candidates that Run Well Together?

| January 12, 2007 | Reply

This is certainly an interesting proposal: The American mission in Iraq must succeed. Our goal–promoting a stable, accountable democracy in the heart of the Middle East–cannot be achieved by purely military means. Iraqis need to establish a civil society. Without the support of mediating civic and social associations–the informal ties that bind us together–no government […]

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