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  1. spacemanspiff

    People get so worked up over stuff on the intertubes.

    Hard to miss the DKos drama (if you go there) which spills over to and from other blogs.

    I hate some stuff that is going on. I really wish we could change “stuff”.

    But some people need to chill the fuck out.

    I understand having a stong opinion on something. I understand getting into

    heated debates over just about anything.

    But meta? Really? Fighting over h’ratings and name calling?

    For real. Go out and ride a bike. Read a book. What else?

    Oh yeah.


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    Because I can damn it.

  2. spacemanspiff

    I eat this shit up.

    The VP wannabeen appeared on “Oprah” today, where talk turned to her daughter’s babydaddy’s Playgirl spread — a career move she labels as “heartbreaking” “porn.” Palin also noted that she heard Levi is going by another name these days — Rikki Hollywood.

    Rikki Hollywood


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  3. DTOzone


    Two-thirds of Americans disagree with the Obama administration’s decision to try Khalid Sheik Mohammed in a civilian court rather than a military court, according to a new national poll.

    But six in 10 people questioned in a CNN/Opinion Research Corporation survey released Monday say that the alleged mastermind of the 9/11 attacks should be tried in the United States, as the administration plans to do, rather than at a U.S. facility in another country.

    The poll indicates that 64 percent believe Mohammed should be tried in military court, with 34 percent suggesting that he face trial in civilian court. Six in 10 people questioned say Mohammed should be tried stateside, with 37 percent calling for the trial to take place at a U.S. facility in another country.

    “The decision to bring Khalid Sheikh Mohammed in front of a civilian court is universally unpopular – even a majority of Democrats and liberals say that he should be tried by military authorities,” says CNN Polling Director Keating Holland. “Despite that, most Americans say that he will get a fair trial in the U.S.”

    Mohammed is one of five Guantanamo Bay detainees with alleged ties to the 9/11 attacks that will be tried in civilian court in New York.

    “After eight years of delay, those allegedly responsible for the attacks of September 11 will finally face justice,” U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder announced Friday.

    Mohammed, Ramzi Bin al-Shibh, Walid bin Attash, Ali Abdul Aziz Ali and Mustafa Ahmed al-Hawsawi will all be transferred to the Southern District of New York – a few blocks from where the World Trade Center towers stood prior to the September 11, 2001 attacks.

    What should happen if Mohammed is found guilty?

    “Nearly eight in 10 favor the death penalty if that happens – including one in five who say they normally oppose the death penalty, but would support it in this case,” adds Holland.

  4. Shaun Appleby

    In light of the long-running discussion of all things Palin elsewhere here’s an interesting take from Max Blumenthal:

    If Palin is indeed a cancer on the GOP, why can’t the Republican establishment retire her to a quiet life of moose hunting in the political wilderness? Why has her appeal only increased in the wake of her catastrophic political expeditions? Why won’t she listen to, or abide by, conventional political wisdom?

    The answer lies beyond the realm of polls and punditry in the political psychology of the movement that animates and, to a great degree, controls, the Republican grassroots — a uniquely evangelical subculture defined by the personal crises of its believers and their perceived persecution at the hands of cosmopolitan elites.

    By emphasizing her own crises and her victimization by the “liberal media,” Palin has established an invisible, indissoluble bond with adherents of that subculture — so visceral it transcends any rational political analysis. As a result, her career has become a vehicle through which the right-wing evangelical movement feels it can express its deepest identity in opposition both to secular society and to its representatives in the Obama White House. Palin is perceived by its leaders — and followers — not as another cynical politician or even as a self-promoting celebrity, but as a kind of magical helper, the God-fearing glamour girl who parachuted into their backwater towns to lift them from the drudgery of everyday life, assuring them that they represented the “Real America.”

    Max Blumenthal – How Sarah Palin Made Herself Indispensable While Destroying the Republican Party Huffington Post 15 Nov 09

    Well worth reading in its entirety.  His point is that criticism and ridicule just entrenches her support among the evangelical Right as they share the same emotional isolation she does from ‘mainstream’ society on the grounds of her overweening religious zealotry and her experience of personal crisis.  Perhaps she is now intentionally seeking that criticism from her party and the media to further ingratiate herself with her ‘base.’

    If we let these people corner the market on patriotism it would be a great error.  The big secret is these ‘real Americans’ are just an overempowered but cranky fringe group largely committed to social and religous bigotry.

  5. HappyinVT

    Joe Biden is going to be Jon Stewart’s guest tonight.  (Guess he had to wait until the boss was on another continent.)

  6. creamer

    ” It’s no fault of the president that he has no natural instinct or blood impulse for what the America of “the 57 states” is about. He was sired by a Kenyan father, born to a mother attracted to men of the Third World and reared by grandparents in Hawaii, a paradise far from the American mainstream.

    From a Washington Times article by Wesley Pruden, editor emeritus.

    I really find it hard to express my dis-belief that a major US newspaper would allow this to be published by somone on their staff. (Even if its just a rightwing rag.)

    Okay I’ll try.

    Fuck you Wes, have a nice trip back to the 17th century.

  7. Shaun Appleby

    I don’t usually cite former Bush staffer David Frum but here goes:

    A few days ago, I was talking to a roomful of young conservatives about the crisis. All agreed in denouncing both the bank bailouts done under TARP and the stimulus. I asked: OK fine — what was the alternative?

    There was a short pause, and then somebody laughed: “I guess it’s lucky that we weren’t in power.”

    That’s not much of a motto for a would-be national governing coalition. If all we conservatives have to offer is oppositionism, then opposition is the job we’ll be assigned to fill.

    David Frum – Republicans heading for a bloodbath in Florida CNN 17 Nov 09


  8. spacemanspiff

    bruh puts words together.

    Re: Jon Corzine (none / 0)

    I don’t see you would convince them to forgo robbing the economy through easy tax payer dollars.

    by bruh3 on Tue Nov 17, 2009 at 12:52:31 AM EST

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    Lemos replies :

    Re: Jon Corzine (none / 0)

    I don’t understand your point. I think you are missing a word or something.

    Follow me on Twitter.

    by Charles Lemos on Tue Nov 17, 2009 at 01:20:24 AM EST

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  9. You absolutely can, spiff

    And you must, you should, more often…

    Welcome back, compadre. Hope to see more of you (and fellow Mooses) in about two weeks when all my wanderings finally come to an end

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