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Sunday, April 30, 2006
I hope that Democrats don’t fall into the trap of trying to finesse the Iran issue. It’s very simple: Invading Iraq was a blunder of colossal proportions. Invading or bombing Iran would be 10 times worse.
Oh, and has anyone noticed that we haven’t had a terrorist alert since October 2004? Funny, that. Anyone want to take bets on when we’ll see some new threat materialize?
Thursday, April 20, 2006
Absolutely right. I love the triumphalism with which wingnuts trot out their lame Clinton references. “Look! General Zinni said this when he was in the Clinton administration! And it’s different from what he says now.”
Losers. And yes, I’m looking at you, Jonah Goldberg.
Wednesday, April 19, 2006
Can't wait to hear it.
Tuesday, April 18, 2006
He might write something like this:
But Dr. Seuss isn’t even alive anymore, much less in the White House press corps. So thank goodness for Sadly, No!
Oh, and that quote? “I’m the decider! I decide what is best!” The Worst President Ever actually said that.
Thursday, April 13, 2006
I was over at Professor Brad DeLong's place today and saw this Google ad in the right-hand column:
Now, I think this is really an important issue, and I certainly want to know what I'm not hearing. So of course I clicked the ad, which took me to Scooter's fascinating site, filled with links to editorials from the Wall Street Journal and the Washington Post and National Review and the New York Sun, along with much praise for Scooter's "selfless" service to his country.
If you care about this issue, I think you'll want to read about it, too. So if you happen to visit a site run by someone you care about and you see one of these ads, be sure to click through and read the fascinating content.
The fact that Scooter's defense fund has to pay Google for your click, and they in turn pass a cut along to your favorite blogger, should not influence your decision at all.
Not at all.
Monday, April 10, 2006
So yesterday I'm watching CBS Sunday Morning, normally a pleasant, offbeat, politics-free zone, and am revolted by Rita Braver's gushing, giggling profile of Pat Robertson. Why? And why now?
The 17-year-old Christian Coalition is now is “more than $2 million in debt, beset by creditors’ lawsuits and struggling to hold on to some of its state chapters.” Meanwhile, close ties to Abramoff continue to dog the group’s former leader, Ralph Reed.It was amusing to see Robertson rip into John McCain in his inimitable passive-aggressive style:
RB: A-- a lot of people are saying that John McCain could win election if he could get the Republican nomination. Could-- could you support John McCain?The despicable, unprincipled McCain is about to go make nice with Jerry Falwell. It's nice to see the other wing of the Christian Right begin to savage him.
But the rest of the interview is just a love letter to the Far Right Reverend Robertson. Fuck you, CBS.
(via Think Progress)
Quote of the day (and it's still early):
On Wednesday, March 1st, 2006, in Annapolis at a hearing on the proposed Constitutional amendment to prohibit gay marriage, Jamie Raskin, professor of law at AU, was requested to testify. At the end of his testimony, Republican Senator Nancy Jacobs said: “Mr. Raskin, my Bible says marriage is only between a man and a woman. What do you have to say about that?” Raskin replied: “Senator, when you took your oath of office, you placed your hand on the Bible and swore to uphold the Constitution. You did not place your hand on the Constitution and swear to uphold the Bible.” The room erupted into applause.(Via Andrew Tobias)
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