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Monthly Archives: May 2008

Book ‘em

© Tom Toles

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If wishes were horses, then McCain would ride

This week, McCain claimed that troop levels in Iraq had been “drawn down to pre-surge levels”. He also claimed that Mosul was “quiet”. Unfortunately, neither of these is true. Before the surge, there were 128,569 troops in Iraq, and there are currently around 155,000, and news reports are calling Mosul the “last urban bastion of […]

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Shoot the Messenger

Since they don’t seem to be able to dispute any of the facts in (former Bush press secretary) Scott McClellan’s book “What Happened“, the Republicans are employing their standard tricks and attempting to smear McClellan himself. Unwilling to even identify themselves, unnamed sources in the White House called McClellan a “traitor” and “Benedict”. In the […]

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Are Vegans plotting to disrupt the Republican Convention?

According to Treehugger, the FBI is looking for “friendly and personable” types with the perfect “look” to infiltrate vegan potlucks, to “rub shoulders with Republican National Convention protesters, schmoozing their way into their inner circles, then reporting back to the FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force.” http://www.treehugger.com/files/2008/05/are-vegans-plotting-to-disrupt-convention.php

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Official Clothing of the GOP convention

The Republicans held a fashion show at the Mall of America to show off the “official” clothing for the party’s national convention this summer in St. Paul, MN. Reportedly, one of the people in the above photo is a local republican mayor, but I’m not sure which one. http://www.startribune.com/18900229.html

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Jon Stewart on supporting the troops

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Lies, Damn Lies, and Polls

The next time one of the Clintons try to claim that Hillary is more electable because she is ahead in some random poll, just remember this page from the electoral vote website showing Kerry v. Bush on May 28, 2004, with Kerry ahead 327 to 211 electoral votes. As Ben Smith at Politico points out, […]

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If the blogosphere didn’t exist, we’d have to create it

The utter failure of the mainstream media to do their job and actually report news is leaving a vacuum. Witness the lack of coverage of the “military analyst” story — a story in which the media were certainly complicit — since if you are simply a propaganda arm of the government and corporate establishment, why […]

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Change

© Dan Piraro

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Colbert on Gay Marriage

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McSame

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“He sounds like a left-wing blogger”

Karl Rove’s reaction to Scott McClellan’s scathing memoir What Happened: Inside the Bush White House and Washington’s Culture of Deception. McClellan, who served as the White House press secretary from July 2003 to April 2006 wrote that the Iraq war was sold using a sophisticated “political propaganda campaign” engineered by Rove, and that Bush engages […]

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Lobbyist in Chief

It is getting to the point where it appears that McCain is not so much running for Commander in Chief, but Lobbyist in Chief. Just a few days after he had to get rid of half a dozen of his senior campaign staff because they were also working as lobbyists at the same time, it […]

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Ku Klux Klan Won’t Endorse Obama

In what some people are calling a deathblow to his candidacy, the Ku Klux Klan has declined to not endorse Obama. Clinton warned us that Obama would not win the racist vote, but would we listen? A hilarious spoof: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/michael-gene-sullivan/ku-klux-klan-wont-endorse_b_103816.html

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Bad news gives me gas

© Matt Davies

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