I'd almost come to believe they didn't make men like this in public life anymore. Patrick Fitzgerald helped restore my faith, but he's only one man. However, now we have another. Cmdr. Charles Swift was interviewed yesterday on “Hardball.” The last place you would likely find championing of the rule of law, which puts President [...]
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UPDATE: Blood in the water… After Sulzberger's disgraceful shielding of Judith Miller, you'd almost think this was our girlfriend Karma coming back to bite him. If so, he's missing some serious flesh. But between the WSJ Bush thumping and the New York Times disgraceful stenography on WMD, it's almost comical watching these newspaper titans battle [...]
“This President has made claims that are really quite alarming. … It’s got the sense of Louis XIV: â€˜I am the State.’” Bruce Fein, associate deputy attorney general in the Reagan Justice Department He's “more grandiose than Nixon,” says Arthur Schlesinger, Jr. The headline of this post says it all. Led by Justice John Paul [...]
SUPPORT: Edwards, Lamont, Tester, Webb & McCaskill I'm always thrilled when I get an ad, but the BlogAd for Donna Edwards gives me particular glee. It's in the right hand margin, at the top, in case you missed it. I met her during Take Back America in early June. She is as sharp as any [...]
Barack Obama Lectures his Own Honest to God, we need a long meandering religious rant from Barack Obama about as much as we need people blaming it all on Bill Clinton. Mother Mary, that's Sean Hannity's line! And last time I looked Harry Truman didn't build a Democratic Party infrastructure; neither did Jimmy Carter or [...]
It's the new Limbaugh defense: I'm a stud. I'm dating the “24″ tech maven, look at me. Jack Bauer would not be amused. Why? Because Jack Bauer is a Democrat, Rush, not some ex drug addict, flaccid excuse for a man who likes to travel to child prostitution capitals of the world for kicks. Jack [...]
Al Gore's Film Scares Big Business (cross-posted on firedoglake, with updates below) I had a completely different post planned earlier today, but on the news of Pennsylvania’s worst flooding in 200 years, and flood warnings for upstate New York, as well as my own environmental tragedy last night, I decided to share with you something [...]
I'm with Atrios on this one. As I said the other day, if this was just about the New York Times, they could swing for what Judy Miller wrought. That said, they should absolutely have published what they did. Bill Kristol has cracked. Need I remind him that we can't trust our current government? If [...]
Questions Remain About Duncan Hunter — updated – (cross-posted on firedoglake) Once upon a time there was a Congressman named Duncan Hunter who sold out his brother in arms Jack Murtha. That time, I believe, is now. This post brings together the information readers and I and others have uncovered so far, plus adding some [...]
UPDATE III: Stoller updates, because he's got sources. UPDATE II: Stoller on the Net Neutrality Commerce Committee Tie UPDATE: I'm guest posting over at FDL this morning; latest post here. Stoller has more on the telcos and others, so read it! STOP SENATOR STEVENSWhat does this guy know about the Internet? Today is do or [...]
UPDATE: Pollution in overdrive It’s been a tough day ’round our house. Our 4,000 gallon cascading pond was poisoned and we lost six or so of our beautiful koi and one of our poliwags. It may not seem important to you, but it was traumatic to me. You don’t have to live near a stream [...]
Peter and Dick Meet Thomas Jefferson “Were it left to me to decide whether we should have a government without newspapers, or newspapers without a government, I should not hesitate a moment to prefer the latter.” – Thomas Jefferson Contrary to what the wingnuts are writing and wailing, this is about a lot more than [...]
\”Oh, no, I'll listen to anything about sex. … My friends, I'm a pervert. I like kinky weird sex and I'm going to continue to like kinky weird sex.\” – Rush Limbaugh It's a classic dodge. The fat man asks for an international escort. It's a single man's dream when on an exotic island. There [...]
How many times do we have to say it? The Democrats were right. A timetable is what is not only needed, but desired; not only by the Iraqis and the military, but by the American people. Frankly, it's a no brainer. A majority of Americans say Congress should pass a resolution that outlines a plan [...]
UPDATE III: Rush Stops by “Single Man's Paradise” UPDATE II (6.27.06): Christy from FDL talks about Rush's pee deal, and Moderate Voice has the fall out. And here's what Roy Black, Rush's attorney, had to say. UPDATE: AP …more from Stoller File it under here we go again. It's likely not Vagisil, but it could [...]
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IN AN amazing interview with the Guardian on Sunday titled, appropriately, “Michael Douglas on Liberace, Cannes, cancer and cunnilingus,” the movie star does the biggest public service message for HPV and sexually transmitted diseases that’s been done in a generation. The Internet exploded with shock at what was taken as a revelation. It’s like thinking giving head to a man infected with HIV won’t leave its mark, too, though that’s more commonly talked about.
But your individual circumstances and mine should not hide the fact that there is an ideal and optimal family arrangement whether we in our own lives can meet it. – Erick Erickson, in “The Truth May Hurt, But Is Not Mean” AFTER BEING blasted for his patriarchal grunt, Erick Erickson now gets very defensive. How can you tell?
Ms Garraway, 46, is fronting a campaign to encourage young women to think about fertility and giving birth much younger than “her generation”. As part of the campaign, Ms Garraway spent a day being transformed into a heavily pregnant 70 year-old by Adrian Rigby, a prosthetic make-up artist, to “shock and provoke debate about how old is too old to have a baby”. [UK Telegraph] LOOKING at relationships, I find it telling that casual writers on the subject give marriage advice that hinges on bringing back the feminine mystique years and suggesting marrying younger would solve the problems that only better and smarter choices can conquer.
“Having mom as primary bread winner is bad for kids and bad for marriage.” – Erick Erickson IT HAS become a conservative chant lately, the latest from Erick Erickson. “War on men” from Suzanne Venker, Megan McArdle saying women should marry younger, they’re all attempting to resurrect Freud’s biology is destiny.
THE 21st century world offers ways to tweak your appearance, or alter it altogether, with women finally able to combat directly the comparison that’s always been around. Men look distinguished as they age, while women look old, unattractive, or to use Rush Limbaugh’s favorite comment, who wants to look at a woman with wrinkles? The 2012 plastic surgery statistics are out and the American Society of Plastic Surgery tells the story.
The real question about Hillary is this: When people take a new look at her in the coming years, will they see the past or the future — Mrs. Clinton or Madam President? – Maureen Dowd IT’S A classic front page from Huffington Post, coupled with a post by Jason Linkins, which details what’s been going on.
Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy “Here’s what nobody is telling you: Find a husband on campus before you graduate. Yes, I went there.
“Norma Rae is a survivor and for the first time in her life she’s got a chance to become something more… a winner.” – Promo for “Norma Rae” CRITICS like Anne-Marie Slaughter, but especially Maureen I-Love-My-Pearls Dowd, and others [most of whom didn't read the book or do their homework] who are blaming Sheryl Sandberg for being a billionaire Ivy League graduate, while accusing her of letting corporations and government off the hook, are missing a major point.
Great sex doesn’t always just happen. Sometimes, it takes a little planning, especially if — like many Americans — you’ve been in a bit of a sex rut. Do some prep work by turning your bedroom into a love nest: Make the bed (with new, or at least clean, sheets), tidy up, light a candle or two, and queue up a sexy playlist on your iPod.
“You Don’t Own Me” PSA -Official from You Don't Own Me on Vimeo. WHO DOESN’T know the song “You Don’t Own Me,” sung by Leslie Gore? The movie First Wives Club helped to reignite the relevancy of the song.
“Last night I interviewed Jill Stein the presidential candidate for the Green Party on this show. And I confess right now, I should have asked her to just get out of the race.” – Jennifer Granholm, “The War Room” [Current TV] THE ARGUMENT Jennifer Granholm makes above is a tactic that no longer fits the times.
“With that drum magazine, he could have gotten off 50, 60 rounds, even if it was semiautomatic, within one minute,” Chief Oates said. [New York Times] IN THE GAPING MAW of our leadership vacuum stands Aurora Police Chief Daniel Oates, whose resolve, vulnerability and humility inside the vortex of a man made hell revealed what nobody in Congress or either political party has shown in decades. Leadership without regard to anything but his own duty to the people, which included the cops in the eye of volcanic carnage.
*updated below* So much for keep calm and carry on, what Joe Scarborough proclaims to be his motto. It was the weirdest one-on-one back and forth with a high profile talking head imaginable. It makes high school look mature.
**UPDATED** Would we be any worse off with Stephen Colbert as president? I doubt it. Politifact has watched the video “(repeatedly!
Despite rising public concern about the federal budget deficit, Americans favor keeping Social Security and Medicare benefits as they are rather than taking steps to reduce the budget deficit (by 60% vs. 32%). – Public Wants Changes in Entitlements, Not Changes in Benefits This is starting early, so it’s time to revisit the facts.
“If we can prove that a biological attack originated in a country that attacked us, then all bets are off.” – Sect. Hillary Clinton Women can do it, too.
The interview with Obama by George Stephanopoulos wasn’t nearly as contentious as the interview with the Edwardses. No Republican talking points from Stephanopoulos yesterday, like when he accused Edwards of abandoning the troops with this beauty: “Do you think the Democrats should be saddled with the idea of completely cutting off funding for the troops?” Or this one: “You know, a lot of Democrats still in the Senate think that your position here is cynical political theater.
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