04 Mar 2006

Hey Hey, Ho Ho, Holy Joe has got to go!

Howie Klein, blogging at HuffPo, makes the case that Holy Joementum LIEberman, Dubya’s best Democrat friend, is really a Republican in Democrat clothing. First, Klein delves into LIEberman’s political past, reminding us all about his sHillary-esque foray into protecting the children of America from the depravity of mass media. Today

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04 Mar 2006

Late Nite FDL: Joe Klein — In His Own Words, Final Round

photo by HoboElvisI thought we would announce the winner of the Joke Line Joe Klein mental midgetry award tonight but I fear that the varying amounts of traffic/participation we have had on each night make a cumulative vote total a bit skewed, so we find ourselves in the interest of fairness conducting a runoff.

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04 Mar 2006

Amy Ridenour: How Low Can You Go?

Margot has found the perfect job for Amy Ridenour (no, not Dennis Hastert impersonator).

Angie lets us know she was a real piece of work during her testimony before the Indian Affairs Committee.

Valley Girl gives us this link to an article about the NCPPR entitled “Tom DeLay’s Right Arm” and quotes from The Hill, June 23, 2005:The Center’s chief executive officer, Amy Ridenour, a friend of Abramoff’s from their time as College

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04 Mar 2006

Day of the Locusts

In January, 2005 Raw Story published a letter sent by Amy Ridenour of The National Center for Public Policy Research to elderly people under the pretense that they were “saving” their endangered Social Security benefits:”Should we put most of our time and effort into fighting to prevent liberal big-spenders from draining an estimated $100 billion from the trust fund?” Ridenour asks.

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04 Mar 2006

The Apostasy of Michael Brown

I didn’t expect my post about Michael Brown to cause as much controversy as it did. But it got a conversation going that I think is actually quite interesting so I’d like to carry it a bit further.

Josh Marshall is right — the release of the new tapes show simply that Brown cared about what was going on, was aware of the potential danger of Katrina and tried to do something

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04 Mar 2006

More humpin' around

As we continue the campaign to remind everyone how John McCain has thoroughly degraded himself, tossing a formidable surface political reputation as a war hero down the rat hole by humping the man who basically cut off his balls in South Carolina in 2000, Kevin Drum presents more evidence of

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04 Mar 2006

Anyone taking bets on when Skeletor gets the boot?

Michael Chertoff‘s head is on the chopping block, now that Michael Brown has a tape to back up the fact that he was asking for resources that didn’t arrive. The trial balloon is flying high… As one source acquainted with the former federal prosecutor and U.S. appellate judge said under

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04 Mar 2006

Earn It — Don’t Cheat Your Way Through

Shorter Harry’s Reid, in his response to Bill Frist on Friday: “Have you no shame?”

Here is the pertinent part of Reid’s response in full:

“I agree with Senator Frist, the Republican-controlled Senate Intelligence Committee has been bogged down by partisanship. The only way we can restore this important committee’s non-partisan tradition is for Leader Frist and Chairman Roberts to stop bowing to the pressure of the Bush White House and permit the

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04 Mar 2006

Bill Frist: Cheater and Hypocrite

Bill Frist on November 7, 2003, on the floor of the Senate:
The [Intelligence] Committee’s nonpartisan tradition has been carefully cultivated over the years by its members. The tradition is part and parcel of the Committee’s rules, which extend prerogatives to the Minority that are not found in other committee rule books.

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