Daily Archives: May 17, 2006

I Very, Very Sincerely Apologize

Untitled document (To the pig.) John Murtha appeared on Hardball tonight, we have an exclusive picture. Tweet

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This Is Very, Very Simple

Untitled document Representative John Murtha has given an interview to Capitol Hill reporters alleging Marines murdered civilians and said of the alleged massacre:  "“It’s much worse than was reported in Time magazine,” Murtha, a Democrat, former Marine colonel and Vietnam war … Continue reading

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Descent Into Silliness

Untitled document Ok, I just read something by Greg Sargent. I have to say, his post is downright silly. (I'm sure I'll hear all about this from several people). Here's why: It's a very long, very speculative description of an … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday

Untitled document The Mona Lisa turns 500 years old this year. Maybe. Or something. I wonder how old that is in blog years? Tweet

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Some Fencing Approved

Untitled document Not enough, but some. The Senate voted to build 370 miles of triple-layered fencing along the Mexican border Wednesday and clashed over citizenship for millions of men and women who live in the United States illegally. Amid increasingly … Continue reading

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Ayaan Hirsi Ali Update

Untitled document Peaktalk is reporting that Minister of Immigration Verdonk has been forced to reconsider her decision to revoke Ayaan Hirsi Ali's Dutch Citizenship. It also appears that Verdonk has destroyed her own political career in the process of attempting … Continue reading

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101st Blog Of The Day

Untitled document Today my ongoing project to visit one member of the fighting 101st each day brought me to The Sqiggler. There's some very interesting linkage about the NSA story. Squiggler is also quite moderate on the immigration reform kerfluffle. Trapped … Continue reading

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Turf War

Untitled document This is a first. A homeowner in Adelanto, California called the local police to report a theft. Someone stole his yard. The whole thing, every blade of grass, every shrub and even the sprinkler system. Wait – it … Continue reading

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A Real Shame

Untitled document The Boy Scouts have been using a tall ship, the Argus, since 1972 to teach sailing and maritime history. Earlier this year a Coast Guard inspection revealed dry rot and rusted fittings which would require about $1.5 million … Continue reading

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More On Immigration

Untitled document Some people are beginning to see the real problems with rapid influxes of illegal immigrants. I've never seen this particular problem pointed out. But now that it has been, it seems very obvious. Robert Samuelson, writing in today's … Continue reading

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Sometimes We Scare Ourselves

Untitled document Every once in a while we are so prescient that we almost frighten ourselves around here. It was only yesterday we predicted that Ward Churchill would not do the honorable thing and resign. Today in Counterpunch, he confirmed … Continue reading

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How To Boost Polls

Untitled document Bill Hobbs has some very strong advice for President Bush. George W. Bush isn't at 29 percent because he's lost support among moderates and liberals – he's at 29 percent because he has been too willing to cave … Continue reading

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Sending A Message

Untitled document Whether national level politicians in the Republican party are smart enough right now to understand what just happened in Pennsylvania only time will tell. The party base revolted and threw out a large number of incumbents. The people … Continue reading

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Talk About Timely

Untitled document Almost as soon as the post about 40mm cannon shells went up this morning, this article from the Telegraph shows up. Ferry passengers were prevented from landing at the Twelve Quays ferry terminal on the Mersey after a … Continue reading

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Palestinians Threaten US And Europe

Untitled document The al Aksa Martyrs Brigade – the fancy name for the terrorist wing of the terrorist party Fatah, is threatening US and European economic and civilian interests. The threat, the first of its kind, came as PA Chairman … Continue reading

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