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Comment: Re:flip.... flop (Score 1) 8 8

I wish being a POW made him less likely to send kinds on deadly adventures, but in 2000 he ran on a platform of "rogue state rollback" promising to give military-backed ultimatiums to four countries: North Korea, Iran, Iraq, and Lybia. (Why not Cuba, I wondered at the time.) Either it was an empty promise, and he's just another politician, or he's worse than W.
Republicans

Journal: The Photo-Ops: What Could They Have Been Thinking?!? 3 3

Perhaps the greatest disappointment stands at the breached 17th Street levee. Touring this critical site yesterday with the President, I saw what I believed to be a real and significant effort to get a handle on a major cause of this catastrophe. Flying over this critical spot again this morning, less than 24 hours later, it became apparent that yesterday we witnessed a hastily prepared stage set for a Presidential photo opportunity; and the desperately needed resources we sa

The Media

Journal: "Black people loot, white people find?" 14 14

BAH! If I hear the word "loot" one more time for subsistance salvage in a disaster area from flooded stores I'm going to barf all over my keyboard and it's going to seep into the internet so you'll all end up smelling it!

Seriously, what have we come to when the police are kinder to nominal criminals taking essentially abandoned property to survive than the so-called liberal news media?

Republicans

Journal: Freedom Died 8 8

An agreement was reached that Islam is the religion of state, and that no law shall be enacted that contradicts the agreed-upon essential verities of Islam. Likewise, the inviolability of the highest [Shiite] religious authorities in the land is safeguarded, without any allusion to a detailed description.... A Higher Council will be formed to review new legislation to ensure it does not contravene the essential verities of the Islamic religion.

The Courts

Journal: Does Ellem Have to Volunteer at His Food Stamp Office? 19 19

Tomorrow is the day that my bet with ellem is decided, based on whether the Downing Street Memos are real, and not forgeries or fakes, according to the two-out-of-three judgement of the following three news sites, listed with their most recent articles mentioning the memos excerpted below. If I win, ellem has to volunteer for 8 hours at
User Journal

Journal: out for a while (personal drama extravganza) 10 10

[This post, after having been slept on, has been redacted in its entirety, but has been saved and may appear later in a retrospective edition. Summary: I've got so much stuff going on, really good and really bad, that I'm not going to be posting much if at all for months at least.]
Education

Journal: LeaveMyChildAlone.org

Have kids in school? Don't want them to be recruited to go around killing people and breathing uranyl oxide gas vapor fumes? Click here. You need to opt out twice for each kid: once for direct recruiting, and again for in-school recruiting.

Philosophy: A route of many roads leading from nowhere to nothing. -- Ambrose Bierce

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