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Thought I’d share a few links to some musings and articles that are well worth reading.  And I invite you to do the same in the comments.  For the folks who are generally readers at FDL, but don’t comment much, I invite you to share what you have been reading lately as well.  Every new voice that we add to the conversation is a whole new perspective and a new opportunity to both learn and share — and we welcome you to do so any time.  Dive on in, the water’s fine…

McJoan at DKos has a great story for the ages:  A Tale of Two Primaries. 

Gilliard on the NYTimes endorsement of Ned Lamont over "Short Ride" Joey.  TBogg also weighs in on the issues.

Digby on the odd pairing of long-haired granola types and DC establishment.  Or not.

— This was a great grab by C&L:  why don’t these people want to own up to being Republicans?  Are they ashamed or something?

Will Bunch has a compilation of nasty, threatening GOP quotes against judges (remember the Schiavo mess?), and a lot of stories of late of increased threats toward judges.  Note to Republican members of Congress:  the judiciary is a co-equal branch deserving not only of respect but of protection.  Just because they are not under your thumb, does not mean that you can incite nutballs to violence without consequences — and you would do well to remember that, because a threatened judiciary threatens the entire rule of law and separation of powers in this nation of ours.  In short, threatening judges is treasonous, just as threatening elected officials would be as well.  And it’s a felony in most states to threaten a public official for the performance of their duties…I’m just saying.

— Crooks and Liars also spotted two great stories this morning:  (1) Pat Roberts and the short leash on which Cheney holds him — we’re getting that Phase II report when?  Yeah, I thought so.  (citing Jamie at Intoxination); and (2) a megachurch pastor who stands up and says that faith and politics ought not be mixed.

— I agree with Atrios.  Rummy is a loon.  And Lieberman is probably mad at me for saying so.

— Via Scout Prime, your Sunday dose of overwhelming cuteness.

— Glenn has a couple of great reads, one on The Terrorist Trick, and Remember Iraq?  Lots of things to think about in both posts — should make for some good discussion.

— And, as always, Wolcott. (Spew warning — put down all liquid before reading further or clicking the link to read the whole thing. You have been warned — it is Wolcott at his highest level of snark, bless him.) 

Arrested on suspicion of DUI in Malibu, Gibson did not go gently into the squad car. Less than overcome with contrition, he conducted his own browbeating interrogation of the arresting officers.

"Once inside the car, a source directly connected with the case says Gibson began banging himself against the seat. The report says Gibson told the deputy, ‘You mother f****r. I’m going to f*** you.’ The report also says ‘Gibson almost continually [sic] threatened me saying he ‘owns Malibu’ and will spend all of his money to ‘get even’ with me.

"The report says Gibson then launched into a barrage of anti-Semitic statements: ‘F*****g Jews… The Jews are responsible for all the wars in the world.’ Gibson then asked the deputy, ‘Are you a Jew?’"

You know, that never happened on The Andy Griffith Show, even when Otis the Town Drunk "tied one on."

Mailbu’s Most Wanted…bwahahahaha.  When I grow up, I want to be Wolcott.

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Christy Hardin Smith

Christy Hardin Smith

Christy is a "recovering" attorney, who earned her undergraduate degree at Smith College, in American Studies and Government, concentrating in American Foreign Policy. She then went on to graduate studies at the University of Pennsylvania in the field of political science and international relations/security studies, before attending law school at the College of Law at West Virginia University, where she was Associate Editor of the Law Review. Christy was a partner in her own firm for several years, where she practiced in a number of areas including criminal defense, child abuse and neglect representation, domestic law, civil litigation, and she was an attorney for a small municipality, before switching hats to become a state prosecutor. Christy has extensive trial experience, and has worked for years both in and out of the court system to improve the lives of at risk children.

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