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Monthly Archives: November 2008

Iraqi Justice for Women

This is what we have accomplished in Iraq (reported, of course, by a British newspaper, The Guardian), via Americablog: Authorities in the southern Iraqi city of Basra have admitted they are powerless to prevent ‘honour killings’ in the city following a 70 per cent increase in religious murders during the past year. There has been […]

Chavez donates to Alaska

It has been a rather hectic Thanksgiving weekend around the CTBlue household, which accounts for the paucity of recent posts. I am therefore doubly thankful to a regular reader who pointed me to this article from the wintry wastes of Alaska, which I herewith pass on to my other reader(s). It seems that Alaska, the […]

Friday Night Music-Paul Simon.

I perused the archives, and I see that though I’ve put up a couple of Simon and Garfunkels, I’ve never put up Simon all by his lonesome. I think this is one of his best, and I’m guessing he agrees, as he featured this decades old song on his recent appearance on Colbert. This clip […]


My wife and I split up the Thanksgiving duties. She prepares most of the food (though I make a mean onion soup, for the first course). I do the dishes. Since we have no dishwasher, it’s a formidable job, usually lasting just shy of two hours. So I actually do pull my weight. Tradition is […]

An obvious solution that will go untried

I couldn’t agree more with this from Firedoglake: It’s not hard to rein in executive compensation, all you have to do is decide what the maximum pay you want someone to be able to receive is and tax most of the rest of it away. The simplest thing is to just count all income equally, […]

A third way

For the life of me I really can’t understand how people like David Sirota can deal with complete idiots like Grover Norquist: The man is a one trick idiot. I would like to suggest, however, that there is a third alternative to Obama either sticking with his original tax plan or keeping the Bush tax […]

Block that meme

“A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on.” Winston Churchill Right now the left wing of the blogosphere is trying to put the pants on a bit of truth about union workers at GM, so I thought I’d do my share. This particular lie started […]

I’ll go out on a limb

For some reason, this Washington Monthly post only came to my attention today. Steve Benen speculates about William Kristol’s tenure at the New York Times. Embedded in his post are some thoughts of George Packer from the New Yorker, the gist being that Kristol should lose his job not because he’s dumber than shit, not […]

Bush pardons a turkey

From the Onion:

Memo to Peace & Justice Organizers and Activists

My friend Bob Roth has been an occasional contributor to these pages. He is definitely not your typical blogger, in that he doesn’t think it easily digested bite size pieces like some people I could mention, such as-well…me. Bob passed the following along to me for publication on this backwater site. I am happy to […]