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Gay Men and Women to be Executed in Iraq

So, for the last six years, we have poured out in Iraq our national treasure, including the tax dollars of gay men and women, their families, and their friends for what?  It would seem that we have done so to assist the Iraqi government execute Iraqi gay men and women.  Reports say that many gay persons are among the 128 persons awaiting execution in Iraq.  These gay persons are to be executed for the “crime” of homosexuality and that Iraq intends to start these executions in “batches of 20” starting in this next week.

Image Courtesy Gays Without Borders

Violence against all the gay community has intensified sharply since late 2005, when Iraq’s leading Shiite Muslim cleric, Grand Ayatollah Ali Sistani, issued a fatwa (religious decree) which declared that gays and lesbians should be “killed in the worst, most severe way.”

Sessions: Republicans model themselves on the Taliban

Pete Sessions, a Republican from Tennessee, has said that the Congressional Republicans are using a an extreme Islamic terrorist group, the Taliban, as their model for how to behave.  In an interview with Hotline, Sessions said the Republicans are following the Taliban’s strategy:

“Insurgency, we understand perhaps a little bit more because of the Taliban . . . . I’m saying an example of how you go about [sic] is to change a person from their messaging to their operations to their frontline message. And we need to understand that insurgency may be required when the other side, the House leadership, does not follow the same commands, which we entered the game with.”

Breaking: Martha Washington wasn't frumpy

(Cross-posted at C4O Democrats)

The Washington Post has an interesting article this morning that suggests historians are taking an entirely new look at the first First Lady of the United States.  Historian Patricia Brady is telling an entirely new story about Martha Washington, who it turns out was not a frumpy and plump dimwit but an 18th century hottie.

Saint Rod Blagojevich, pray for us

(Crossposted at C4O Democrats)

Who knew?  Here we thought that Rod Blagojevich was a lying, foul mouth, abysmally corrupt politician interested in absolutely nothing but what he could get out of whatever came his way.  It seems that we got it all wrong.  Rod Blagojevich is a saint.  I stand corrected, and I abjectly apologize to the Governor that I misjudged him.

I had to destroy America to save it

The Prince Jackass last evening gave his valedictory in a speech that I note the press barely mentions in its morning coverage of the news of the day.  Monkey Boy last night defended what he did during the last eight insufferable years, eight years which nearly wrecked the United States.  (In fact, on reflection, it is not clear yet that he didn’t wreck the country; only time will tell if we ever recover from this unmitigated disaster of a presidency.)