Free speech?

 Posted by at 22:31  Politics
Nov 302006
 

Keith Olbermann discusses Newt Gingrich’s desire to abolish free speech in the United States…

Transcript here.

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Who?

 Posted by at 20:15  Politics
Nov 302006
 

Five points if you can name this man:

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Hint: He announced today that he is running for the 2008 Democratic presidential nomination.

Answer here.

Iraq this week

 Posted by at 19:56  Iraq, Politics
Nov 302006
 

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Keep it

 Posted by at 16:01  General
Nov 302006
 

It seems to me that the least you folks up north could do would be to keep your weather to yourselves. Really — we are not equipped for this stuff down here in the Southland.

Yesterday at this time it was 80 degrees outside. Right now, it is 30 and falling. We’ve even had a bit of some kind of white stuff falling out of the skies. Here, I have proof:

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I know you Yanks are all laughing right now, but remember what I said — we are not equipped for this crap! Schools and businesses are closed, over 200 flights have been canceled out at the airport, folks are sliding into one another on every street and highway in town.

So, please, the next time you catch yourselves thinking about sending some of your weather down our way… just don’t!

Thank you.

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Early Christmas present

 Posted by at 17:17  Politics
Nov 292006
 

Frist Abandons 2008 Presidential Bid

WASHINGTON (AP) – Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist renounced a bid for the White House in 2008 on Wednesday, an early dropout from the most wide-open presidential race in decades.

“In the Bible, God tells us for everything there is a season, and for me, for now, this season of being an elected official has come to a close,” said the Tennessee Republican, a surgeon before he entered politics in 1994.

The truth is that he decided to spare himself the humiliation. He may be smarter than I thought. Let’s face it… whoever the Republicans nominate in 2008 is due for a huge dose of humiliation. There is absolutely no way that Americans are going to send a Republican to the White House. Not after eight long years of George W. Bush and Dick Cheney.

Depends

 Posted by at 16:55  General
Nov 292006
 

Here’s is today’s CNN.com QuickVote:

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Depends. How many different denominations do dollar bills come in?

I thought there was only one.

As of this writing, 65,488 people have voted. ‘Yes’ is leading – 70% to 30%.

Intelligence chair

 Posted by at 19:31  Politics
Nov 282006
 

At this point we do not who Speaker-elect Nancy Pelosi will name as Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, but according the the Washington Post, we do know that it will not be Alcee Hastings or Jane Harman…

Pelosi Passes on Hastings, Harman for House Intel Chair

House Speaker-elect Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) has decided against naming either Reps. Jane Harman (D-Calif.), the senior Democrat on the House intelligence committee, or Alcee Hastings (D-Fla.), the panel’s No. 2 Democrat, to chair the pivotal committee next year, Democratic aides and lawmakers said today.

The decision came despite lobbying by conservative Democrats and interest groups on Harman’s behalf and a full-throttled campaign by Hastings to overcome the stigma of the 1988 impeachment that drove him from his federal judgeship.

Instead, Pelosi will look to a compromise candidate, probably Rep. Silvestre Reyes (D-Texas), but possibly Reps. Norm Dicks (D-Wash.), a hawkish member of the defense appropriations subcommittee, or Sanford Bishop (D-Ga.), a conservative African American with Intelligence Committee experience.

Rep. Hastings’ comment was interesting, to say the least…

Hastings confirmed the decision with a shot at conservatives and media voices who have come out strongly against his appointment. “Sorry, haters,” he wrote, “God is not finished with me yet.”

No, Congressman, I don’t reckon He is.