05 Sep 2006

Students recall Bush's 'Pet Goat' visit on 9/11

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1vFQRuwlvn4] One student noted that when Andy Card leaned over to tell the Chimp that the second plane hit, Bush turned red. The youngster said at the time he thought Bush “had to go to the bathroom.” H/t, Raw Story.

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05 Sep 2006

Lame. Lame. Lame. Lame. Lame.

Nice to see that the Lieberman braintrust has put together a comprehensive internets strategy:
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05 Sep 2006

Open thread – flying beasts

Yesterday in the early evening, Kate and I were watching the last ep of the Project Runway DVD, and from the sofa you can see the deck and backyard through the back door window. She happened to glance over that way and practically yelled: K: Did you see that!P: What?

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05 Sep 2006

Late Nite FDL: A Booty Call to Dan Gerstein

It’s a dreary, rainy night here at the FDL safe-house.  Ned the Fighting Koi is swimming happily in his bowl on the desk and all is quiet except for the sound of the rain on the roof.  Nights like this, sometimes, you know these satin sheets can feel so cold,

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05 Sep 2006

Labor Day Postscript

The Labor Day holiday has passed — for those who still have paid holidays. The Census Department just report that says 23% of private-sector employees don’t get paid holidays, and only 48% of those in service sector do. For most newspapers and pundits, Labor Day is all about falling real

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05 Sep 2006

Thank you….

…to Anthony in Philadelphia for the Gram Parsons – The Complete Reprise Sessions.

There is a bit of a Parson’s revival going on now with the release of this set as well as the release of the Gram Parsons – Fallen Angel DVD. It would be an understatement to say that he was an interesting character who wrote some some extraordinary songs before dying at the age of 26.

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05 Sep 2006

Watch the AFA take credit for this

Bill Ford out as Ford CEO. The press release from Don and Tim Wildmon should be out shortly, as they like to think their anti-gay bleating and emails were responsible for the automaker’s falling sales (as opposed to Honda and Toyota kicking Ford’s patootie). Bill Ford, who struggled for five

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05 Sep 2006

Clueless Kean

  Fifteen minutes before ABC convened a conference call about “The Path to 9/11,” I finally got an email answer to my request to be allowed on the group media call with 9/11 Commission Co-Chair, Thomas Kean. I’d only been requesting this reply since…Friday. Here’s what I got back from

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05 Sep 2006

Now THIS Is a Scoop

David Corn has posted the scoop that should have been the first teaser from his and Isikoff’s Hubris–a post detailing Valerie Plame’s role in the CIA. It turns out Plame managed the group tasked with studying Iraq’s WMDs, the Joint Iraq Task Force.

Though Cheney was already looking toward war, the officers of theagency’s Joint Task Force on Iraq–part of the CounterproliferationDivision of the agency’s clandestine Directorate of Operations–werefrantically toiling away in

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05 Sep 2006

Republicans White-Wash History — Again

People were making excellent use of the "Spotlight" project this morning to contact media outlets and express their concerns over the wingnut hit piece that ABC is about to relase, to quote Digby, without commercials as a "gift to the Repubican party" in an election year. Mark Steckel, who runs

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