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Monthly Archives: November 2007

Friday Night Concert-Piano Men

Elton John and Billy Joel team up on their best songs. Sir Elton’s Your Song Billy Joel’s Piano Man

Good news

The move to steal about half of California’s electoral votes has been quashed for now. The folks with the deep pockets behind the campaign apparently weren’t willing to collect legitimate signatures for their ballot initiative, preferring, in time honored Republican fashion, to do it by fraud. Unfortunately for them, they were caught, so they had […]

Mr. 9/11 is having a tough few days

Looks like Mr. 9/11 is in for some stormy weather. Even the New York Times covered the story about Rudy paying the security costs for his Long Island adulterous trysts out of the budgets of obscure city agencies. (It should be pointed out, however, that the Times obligingly buried the story in the back pages […]

But why don’t you tell us what you really think?

Via Pharyngula, a fellow named Pat Condell:

The insolubility of the Social Security non-crisis

As a reminder that there are no final victories in politics, there have been rumblings on the internet that the wise people in Washington are insisting that we must, before all things domestic, fix the non-existent crisis in Social Security. Kevin Drum is the latest super blogger to note that the Washington Post has been […]

Soft bigotry of no expectations

In today’s Times we learn that Bush still eschews the hands on approach to Mid-East peace that Bill Clinton took in his final days in office. Besides the reflexive position that anything Clinton did was bad, there’s another consideration motivating Bush. He’d be risking visible failure, and he doesn’t like to do that. Unlike Clinton […]

Weapons of mass distraction, Courant edition

I was so disappointed this morning as I perused the front page of the Courant. Not a single story about a disabled person struggling mightily against their particular disability. But I perked up soon enough, because there in the place where I expected my daily dose of pathos was a vitally important story about three […]

Least surprising shocking development of 2007

Talking Points Memo reports that Bush and al-Maliki have sealed a deal whereby he, on behalf of the Iraqi people, will allow Bush’s cronies to economically rape their country, and Bush, on behalf of the American people, promises to keep al-Maliki in power. Iraq’s government is prepared to offer the U.S. a long-term troop presence […]

Could anybody really be this stupid?

Mark Halperin gets to occupy real estate on the op-ed pages of the New York Times, while confessing to a level of stupidity that can only be described as mind-boggling: MORE than any other book, Richard Ben Cramer’s “What It Takes,” about the 1988 battle for the White House, influenced the way I cover campaigns. […]

Iraq on the campaign trail

Shade, once again, of Vietnam. The New York Times reports that the Democratic candidates are shifting their tone on Iraq in response to alleged security gains in that country. (As Democrats See Security Gains in Iraq, Tone Shifts) This is not the first time that we have been told that things are looking up in […]