Thu, Dec 6, 2007, 1:37pm Now with more Secret!
Very interesting to watch documents morph over time as the decisions change about what's to be blocked out of documents. It's even more insightful when they first publish documents and then later take out even more information. [Read more…]
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Tue, Feb 13, 2007, 1:11am Eric Cantor: Huge, Dangerous Idiot
Let me present a transcript from Hardball between Chris Matthews, Eric Cantor (Republican Congressman of Virginia) and Steve Israel (Democratic Congressman of New York). It almost drove me berserk when I heard it on air. I almost can't believe that people can be elected to office without knowing the basics about the different branches of government and why they were set up that way. What on earth is wrong with people? [Read more…]
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Sat, Feb 10, 2007, 12:28am Mooninite Boston Invasion Hits Samples
Because Boston's emergency alert teams are really really bad at their jobs, someone who's actually good at his has to lose his job. Jim Samples (CEO of Cartoon Network) didn't deserve this. Why not fire the Boston officials who botched their responses up so badly? The same ads were in many other cities without setting off full-scale alerts. [Read more…]
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Thu, Nov 2, 2006, 4:55am U.S. 20-Somethings: VOTE
You talk a big talk, but you don't vote. Don't even bother saying, "Hey! I'm going to vote" because you probably won't. Worst excuses in the world include: 1) being turned off by the system; 2) disbelief that your vote matters in a system so bought-and-paid; 3) being ill-informed about the stuff to vote for; 4) it's only a mid-term, I can't vote for president. All crap reasons. It's not rocket surgery. It's the most casual, even enjoyable, thing you can do with a day. There's no time limit. It's painfully easy to do. [Read more…]
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Mon, Oct 30, 2006, 11:18am Mr Maher and This Lagging Country
Sometimes Bill Maher nails it on the head. Check out this YouTube vid of his Oct 27th, 2006 show.
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Mon, Sep 11, 2006, 9:24pm Olbermann's Great Speech on 9/11
I was watching Keith Olbermann's Countdown show tonight and witnessed a great, long-ish speech by Keith that was very heartening to see just before tonight's presidential speech. It was a Murrow-like moment for him. I hope a lot of other people saw it or at least will see it in the coming week. [Read more…]
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Hard to image that it's taken people this long to start to wake up about this, but as this NYTimes article mentions, Poll Shows a Shift in Opinion on Iraq War, there's finally a slightly majority, 51%, that have come to understand that the invasion and subsequent mess in Iraq had nothing to do with the struggle against global extremism, er, I mean, "war on terror." 51%. That's it? How idiotic / jingoistic is our country? Don't tell me. It depresses the shit out of me. I guess one could argue that because of what we did in Iraq it is now a major part of our worries over terrorism, but that's a different argument. [Read more…]
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Mon, Apr 24, 2006, 12:53am
More Chief Cuckoo Bananas debunking
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Mon, Dec 19, 2005, 6:13pm
We are not at War
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