Monthly Archives: May 2007

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Starting tommorow I’ll be out of town visiting relatives for about a week.  Barring some event that absolutely BEGS for my two cents, you will hear jack squat from me during that time.  Give my blogroll a shot. Advertisements

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A half-assed response to a quarter-assed plan

As people actually read the immigration bill, the picture of just how much of a mess it is becomes clearer: For weeks, U.S. senators wrestled among themselves and with White House officials over the question of what mix of skills, … Continue reading

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Those fumes ain’t exactly harmless

This crap over gasoline prices is activating a lot of folks’ Stupid Mode: Motorists pulled in to Harvey Pollack’s gas station, honked and gave him a thumbs-up — because he wasn’t selling any fuel.  The owner of Towne Market Mobil … Continue reading

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Y’know how usually poll results have to be taken with a generous grain of salt?  Well, Glenn Greenwald found some that, IMO, due to the subject, don’t: Among four key predominantly Muslim countries — Iran, Pakistan, Egypt and Indonesia — … Continue reading

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His opinion counts for WHAT, exactly?

Shorter Ben Ferguson: “The US is a great big teddy bear!  Who can’t love us?” Careful, if you tell him the tooth fairy doesn’t exist his head may explode…

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“Yessir, anything you want sir!”

This had better not turn out to be true: Congressional Democrats plan to send to President Bush a war-spending bill without a timetable for withdrawal from Iraq, two Democratic leadership aides tell CNN. Earlier this month, Bush vetoed a war … Continue reading

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What’s good for the goose…

Government re: the War on Drugs: “buying weed supports TERRORISM!!!” Etherious Response: “By that logic, so does paying your taxes…“: Al Hurra television, the U.S. government’s $63 million-a-year effort at public diplomacy broadcasting in the Middle East, is run by … Continue reading

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