Monthly Archives: September 2006

Pragmatism and Principle

I agree with Digby that the progressive have to stand for something more than winning.
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Posted in Democrats, Progressives | 1 Comment

Phage Therapy

Since I’m going away for a long weekend, I’ll leave you with this post about phage therapy from the archives.
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Posted in Antibiotics, Evolution, Microbiology, Viruses | 3 Comments

Republican Corruption Involving a Minor

Rep. Mark Foley resigned yesterday because he sexually propositioned a sixteen year-old congressional page. That’s awful enough–well, that and Foley was the Chairman of the House Caucus on Missing and Exploited Children, but what’s even worse is that the House Republican leadership knew about this for months and did nothing.
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Torture and Willy Pete

Over at Hullabaloo, tristero argues that the moral argument against torture, rather than the utilitarian one, is the argument to use. It reminds me of something Hunter wrote about the use of white phosphorous in civilian areas:
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Posted in Iraq, Torture | 1 Comment

I’ve Been Waiting For Coturnix To Say This

I had always hoped that my take on the Reign of Little Lord Pontchartrain was overblown. But even I have never thought it could lead to civil war. coturnix writes:
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Posted in We're Really Fucked | 5 Comments

Maybe Iraq Is Like Vietnam…

if for no other reason than Henry Fucking Kissinger is once again disastrously advising another president. From 60 Minutes (italics mine):
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Posted in Conservatives, Fucking Morons, Iraq | 2 Comments

I See Stupid People: The John Boehner Edition

This transcends absurd: Republican Rep. John Boehner, the House Majority Leader, stated on national television that Al-Queda and Saddam Hussein were linked, even though President Bush himself has admitted no connection.
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Posted in Conservatives, Fucking Morons, Iraq, Middle East, Propaganda, Terrorism | 7 Comments

You Never Get the Last Word in Against…

a Jewish grandmother.
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Posted in Democrats, News Media, Propaganda

Senator George “Macaca” Allen: Deer Mutilator?

Sen. George “Macaca” Allen (R-VA) is one sick puppy:
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Posted in Conservatives, Fucking Morons, Racism, Terrorism | 5 Comments

Paul Waldman Kicks John Stossel’s Ass

And one of my favorite liberal wonks was wearing glasses while doing so.
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Posted in Conservatives, Fucking Morons, Progressives, Propaganda | 1 Comment