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Monthly Archive: July 2008

Jul 25 2008

Happy Hour Discurso

Today’s opining on the public discourse. I’ve survived my week of day shift. Time now to see if I can survive the remaining months of the Bush farce. Digby points out why we should all sign the ACLU’s petition to stop the regime from declaring the entire earth a battlefield: The ACLU has put together …

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Jul 25 2008

Sapere Aude!

Enlightenment is man’s emergence from his self-imposed immaturity. Immaturity is the inability to use one’s understanding without guidance from another. This immaturity is self-imposed when its cause lies not in lack of understanding, but in lack of resolve and courage to use it without guidance from another. Sapere Aude! [dare to know] “Have courage to …

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Jul 24 2008

Midnight Musings: The I of id

Author’s note: At the time of this writing it is past the Witching Hour, and thus I am completely within my legal bounds to disregard all responsibility for the content and, more specifically, the coherency of the following. I don’t make a hell of a lot of sense on a handful of hours of sleep. …

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Jul 24 2008

Desecration Done Right

Old news by now, I’m sure, but PZ did the deed. The cracker, the Koran, and a twist entry have all suffered an ignoble fate. And while none of the religious loons will see it this way, this little act of desecration should lead to some important considerations. PZ’s post on this is a tour …

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Jul 24 2008

Happy Hour Discurso

Today’s opining on the public discourse. Every day, something happens that makes me wish we could just jump ahead to January. And every day, something happens to convince me that if McCain gets elected in November, I’m gonna become an Aussie. Or a Canadian. Possibly a Spaniard, Italian or Brit. Except my damned morals mean …

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Jul 24 2008

The Unintended Consequences of Unchecked Warrantless Wiretapping

Kevin Drum has an answer for all of those who dismiss the dangers of the government’s dramatic new warrantless wiretapping powers by believing the same government that brought us torture, unending war in Iraq, unprecidented levels of secrecy and lawlessness, and a slew of politically-motivated hirings, firings and prosecutions will nevertheless confine themselves to only …

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Jul 24 2008

Could They Possibly Get Any More Ridiculous?

Un-fucking-believable: Patrick Ruffini slams the Obama campaign for using a foreign language in its promotional material for an event in Germany. Apparently it’s now unpatriotic to so much as concede that they speak foreign languages in foreign countries. Manufactured outrage is one thing. This isn’t even manufactured – it’s pulled straight from the intestines of …

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Jul 23 2008

Happy Hour Discurso

Today’s opining on the public discourse. I’ve heard of rationing fuel, food and phone time, but this is utterly ridiculous: It seems hard to imagine a presidential candidate, running in the midst of two wars, openly speculate about cutting back on veterans’ healthcare. And yet, here we are. Republican presidential candidate Sen. John McCain appeared …

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Jul 23 2008

Sailing this Saturday? Please Read!

In light of what Bill Donahue’s minions have done to PZ’s inbox, it might be a very good idea for any Elitist Bastards planning to sail this weekend to send their links over to [email protected] I’ve only got ten of you so far: I’m sure there’s more. Let’s make sure no one gets left on …

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Jul 22 2008

What a Fucking Hypocrite

Bill Donahue’s fuckwittery knows no bounds. I’m going to have to find myself a dictionary of invective, because my usual adjectives seem remarkably inadequate in the face of his hypocrisy. I don’t know how anyone can claim to be holding the moral high ground when neck-deep in the bullshit, but he’s claiming for all he’s …

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