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Monthly Archive: October 2008

Oct 29 2008

The Coming Bloodbath

Two kinds of civil war on the horizon. First up, Iraq: Via Kevin Drum comes a piece in the NYT looking at the powderkeg of factional tensions in Mosul. The Shiite-led government of Prime Minister Nuri Kamal al-Maliki is squeezing out Kurdish units of the Iraqi Army from Mosul, sending the national police and army …

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Oct 29 2008

In Which I Reply to Victoria Jackson’s Unintentional Self-Parody

I think someone needs to sit Victoria Jackson down and ‘splain to her what “uneducated” means: I don’t want a political label, but Obama bears traits that resemble the anti-Christ and I’m scared to death that uneducated people will ignorantly vote him into office. Apparently, Victoria was too busy standing on her head reciting poetry …

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Oct 28 2008

COTEB VI: We Be Sailin’ the Wine Dark Seas

Carnival of the Elitist Bastards VI be up at Captain John Pieret’s. Be ye ready for an epic tale. A poet he is, aye, and a bard Homer himself would admire.

Oct 28 2008

Happy Hour Discurso

Today’s opining on the public discourse. ABC has priorities: ABC, which is the only one of the networks that won’t air Barack Obama’s unusual 30-minute special during prime-time tomorrow, has taken a bit of a swipe at Obama and told its viewers not to watch Obama’s appearance.[snip]“Wednesday, America, you have a choice,” ABC’s ad says. …

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Oct 28 2008

The Lives They’ve Saved

A glass of the premium stuff is tipped heartily in the direction of the ATF this morning: Federal agents have broken up a plot to assassinate Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama and shoot or decapitate 102 black people in a Tennessee murder spree, the ATF said Monday. In court records unsealed Monday, federal agents said …

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Oct 28 2008

HA HA HA HA! Have Fun, Dino!

This news from the WA governor race tickles me to death: Here’s a break for Christine Gregoire, not to mention a blow for justice, finally. Via HorsesAss, Dino Rossi is going to be forced to testify, under oath, this Wednesday about his role in illegally coordinating with the Building Industries Association of Washington for campaign …

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Oct 28 2008

AZ Poll Porn

Yep. I’ve been viewing poll pornography on the intertoobz. Lots of it. And it’s so good. Arizona’s just fucking fascinating, which is why I’ve been harping on it for the past three days. Here’s a state that should have been handed to McCain on a velvet pillow, without quibble, and yet poll after poll shows …

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Oct 28 2008

A Thing of Beauty

Talking Points Memo’s Poll Tracker, as of yesterday: That map is turning decidedly blue, my darlings. Compare that to the 2004 presidential election, and you realize how very far we’ve come: It’s been a long time coming. We may indeed be looking at a landslide here. I’ve got a map for the more geologically inclined, …

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Oct 28 2008

Curses! Tagged Again!

Reader N.B. shares some eerie similarities with my dear friend and co-blogger N.P. The initials, of course, stand out. Both write wonderful blogs: N.P at The Coffee-Stained Writer and N.B. at Secundum Artem. And both seem to take perverse pleasure in tagging me for memes so they can watch me scream. This, with the election …

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Oct 27 2008

Happy Hour Discurso

Today’s opining on the public discourse. Senator Ted Stevens of Alaska goes down: Today, a federal jury found Sen. Ted Stevens (R-AK) guilty on all seven counts of making false statements on his financial disclosure regarding “$250,000 in home renovations and other gifts he received from an oil contractor.” According to the AP, Stevens “faces …

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