The troops are getting restless.via my friends at The Agonist The latest lunacy from conservative blogs: Qana was staged. Ho-boy. Hezbollywood? Frankly, I simply don't know what to say about this, this or this. The conservative blogs have taken to calling it “death porn.” They're also pointing to this article, which states the bombing happened [...]
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What's So Funny, Joe? UPDATE (1:50 p.m.): Here's a copy of Joe's flyers. UPDATE II (2:01 p.m.): Steve Gilliard's got a must read post: How low will you go? He nails it. Shameless Joe, I say. UPDATE III (5:05 p.m.): Joe stoops to vote buying! Via Atrios. Wait for it; it's at 1:06 on the [...]
Would Joe Lieberman Sign this Letter? –updated– UPDATED: This story just got picked up by AP. I don't mean to harp… okay, yes I do. But does anyone really think that Joe Lieberman would sign on to the letter Senator Harry Reid and Rep. Nancy Pelosi sent to George W. Bush today? Of course, we [...]
Sunday snark alert, sorry, but this is just madness. The UN Security Council just expressed “extreme shock and distress” over the Qana slaughter. A 48-hour pause has been agreed upon. However, if Hezbollah lobs another rocket, all bets are off. There is also distinct tension between Prime Minister Olmert and Secretary Rice, according to John [...]
guest post by Mash In the age of terrorism, the international arms bazaar is alive and well. While George W Bush myopically marches forward in his War on Terror, the rest of the world is quietly arming themselves and taking sides. Last week, America\’s "strategic partner" and George W Bush\’s soul mate Vladimir Putin inked [...]
Sunday Slaughter –updated– The Lebanese are breaking the U.S. embassy windows in Beirut. They are marching in the streets. The bodies amass, mostly children and women. Yet on “Meet the Press” Ambassador Dan Gillerman said no cease fire, no cease fire, no cease fire. (h/t reader John) The only reaction can be disgust. Dropping leaflets [...]
First, some very big and exciting news. Congratulations to Ned Lamont and everyone working so hard on his campaign. As Joh mentioned yesterday, the New York Times has endorsed him. Needless to say, this is huge, not because it's an editorial endorsement. It's huge because the Times has always backed Lieberman. Not even Bill Clinton [...]
GUEST POST: What Goes On In Harry Reid's Backyard Guest post by Myrna the Minx at Reno and Its Discontents As a Nevada resident and loyal Democrat, I keep trying to find reasons not to be frustrated with Harry Reid. The problem is, my beloved Senator has become like a dictatorial host at a staid [...]
Blogging 24 Hours Against Torture guest post by Mash In addition to being a guest blogger here, I am a member of an alliance of bloggers called Bloggers Against Torture. We are a group of bloggers dedicated to stopping the inhumane practice of torture here in the United States and in the rest of the [...]
The war came home today in the form of a hate crime, pure and simple. Or is it? If a Palestinian walked into a Jewish center in Israel would the Israeli's call it a hate crime or would they call it terrorism? What do you think? The gunman, who employees said claimed to be a [...]
Bush Caught Babbling While Bombs Keep Falling –updated– Breaking news, so to speak. Hezbollah has finally unveiled one of their “surprises.” They've got a new missile that just hit Israel. I talked about the Zilzal missile earlier. According to CNN, the new missile — I can't even find the correct spelling right now — is [...]
Making Allies Out of Thugs –updated– It's not exactly what President Bush and his administration do best. In fact, they ostracize our enemies as if we are in this world alone. Evidently, the conservatives haven't been paying much attention to Iraq, or what happens when you leave potential allies, no matter how smarmy, on the [...]
We start with a break away from war-war-war to give us all, well, a break. At least at the top. Frankly, we need a laugh. We need to let go for a moment, if just one. Ann Coulter was on “Hardball” again today, this time talking to Chris Matthews; last time Norah O'Donnell had the [...]
Joe Lieberman's idea of foreign policy.SUPPORT NED LAMONT Don't look now, but former President Bill Clinton just pushed back. Meanwhile, Israel just blinked. It's bad, but we told you so. This article in Haaretz says it brilliantly. But after showing up for Joe, Clinton just threw a significant challenge to the Lieberman line. Seriously, what [...]
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