Archive for March, 2006

Lou Dobbs As Winfield Scott?

By Michael Reynolds | Related entries in In The News, The World

There is not a single damn thing you can do to stop illegal Mexican immigration. Nothing . . . Except. Except complete the conquest of Mexico.

March 30th, 2006 | Permalink| 30 Comments »

Would You Trust This Man With Your Party?

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in General Politics, Partisan Hacks

I don’t, and if you watch this clip, you’ll understand why. Zealots don’t build consensus. They only push people further apart. If I’ve said it once, I’ve said it a thousand times: Daily Kos and blogs like it do NOT represent mainstream liberal/progressive ideology. And if you’ve watched the clip I linked to, I think […]

March 29th, 2006 | Permalink| 67 Comments »

Leadership PACs

By Paul Silver | Related entries in Money, News

Candidates helping Candidates

March 29th, 2006 | Permalink| 1 Comment »

What Cheney Wants

By Callimachus | Related entries in Comedy, General Politics, Kitchen Sink

… in his hotel room. We saw that. SmokingGun also tells us what John Kerry wants. Or maybe it’s what Teresa wants. Sort of hard to tell the diff sometimes, know’m sayin? Let’s see … “hates celery,” I’m down with that.Stringy water. Shit consumes more calories in chewing it than you get from digesting it. […]

March 29th, 2006 | Permalink| 5 Comments »

Think Islam Doesn’t Persecute Religious Freedom?

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Religion, The War On Terrorism

Think again. Abdul Rahman isn’t the first…and unless Islamic law changes…he certainly won’t be the last. From Daveed Gartenstein-Ross: Middle Easterners who leave the Islamic faith have faced serious persecution for decades. Many have been killed, either by the state or by their former co-religionists. But the Abdul Rahman case marked the first time in […]

March 29th, 2006 | Permalink| 18 Comments »

Gay Marriage in History

By Callimachus | Related entries in History, Ideas

Amba gathers some available information on gay marriage in Native American societies. Tweet

March 29th, 2006 | Permalink| 2 Comments »

Hamdan v. Rumsfeld Hits SCOTUS

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Supreme Court, The War On Terrorism

Well, Scalia didn’t recuse himself from this case, and I think he’s right given the fine reporting of Daveed Gartenstein-Ross on Scalia’s previous views on similar cases. Still, it doesn’t seem like many on the highest bench agree with Antonin. From SCOTUSblog: With Justice Antonin Scalia taking part — and, in fact, providing the only […]

March 29th, 2006 | Permalink| 1 Comment »

Donklephant Open Thread

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Blogging

Say some things! Tweet

March 29th, 2006 | Permalink| 11 Comments »

Kinda Creepy

By Callimachus | Related entries in Bad Decisions

No, more than “kinda.” I’ve seen this on several sites, but I still hope it’s not true. Not that I like Sean Penn particularly. But some things are just so odious that the damage can’t be contained and they taint the human race. Hollywood activist SEAN PENN has a plastic doll of conservative US columnist […]

March 28th, 2006 | Permalink| 10 Comments »

Nor Easter

By Callimachus | Related entries in Bad Decisions, Dumb Things Said By Smart People, Religion

From the Associated Press: A small Easter display was removed from the City Hall lobby on Wednesday out of concern that it would offend non-Christians. The display – a cloth Easter bunny, pastel-colored eggs and a sign with the words “Happy Easter’’ – was put up by a City Council secretary. They were not purchased […]

March 28th, 2006 | Permalink| 13 Comments »