Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Another not so subtle pander to racial prejudice?

The ad, in case you aren't familiar with it, is a cartoonish spot which might be subtitled, 'Harold Ford is an uppity negro who does the wild thing with white women.' You can see it here.
Josh Marshall at Talking Points Memo

Air Force Censors Liberal Websites, But Leaves Conservative Ones Alone

The Air Force's IT people put a block on DailyKos.

And we're bring democracy to Iraq ... bullshit.

Untruth in Advertising

The anti-choice group Feminists for Life is clever. Dangerously so.

The American Prospect On-Line Edition

The Foundations of Fascism

Sowing the Seeds of Fascism in America

Author Stan Goff, a retired 26-year veteran of the U.S. Army Special Forces, sounds a warning call that many of the historical precursors of fascism—white supremacy, militarization of culture, vigilantism, masculine fear of female power, xenophobia and economic destabilization—are ascendant in America today.

Sunday, October 22, 2006

Sunday Funny

What's the difference between the war in Iraq and the war in Vietnam?
Dubya had a plan to get out of Vietnam.

Religions don't deserve special treatment

It is time to reverse the prevailing notion that religious commitment is intrinsically deserving of respect.

AC Grayling
The Guardian Unlimited
October 19, 2006

Fiasco: The American Military Adventure in Iraq

Book Review

A Washington Post reporter seeks out the views of US military men and women on the ground in the warzone.

The Christian Science Monitor. October 17, 2006

Bill Maher Smacks Around Some NeoCons

(A) You can't call yourself a think tank if all your ideas are stupid; and (B) If you're someone from one of these think tanks that dreamed up the Iraq War and who predicted that we'd be greeted as liberators ....

Saturday, October 21, 2006

Barney Frank's big brass ones

Rep. Barney Frank and Bill Maher talk about Larry Craig, Barney's gaydar and gay hypocrites in the GOP

Olbermann: the beginning of the end of America

The right of habeas corpus is trashed without so much as a wimper. Keith Olberman explains why we should care.

The Simpsons Pitch Tent in Anti-War Camp

Anyone who thinks Hollywood is run by a liberal cabal won't change his mind after watching The Simpsons' annual Halloween special.

Hell, it's not just for sinners anymore!

Hell is where non-Christians and anti-Americans go when they physically and/or spiritually die.

Deaths in Iraq: how many, and why it matters

How many civilians have died in Iraq? Iraq Body Count and Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health give widely different answers. Michel Thieren examines what is at stake in their contrasting approaches and estimates.

The War of the Words

The Story of the 101st Fighting Keyboarders.

A five-part, Ken Burns-style documentary of the 101st Fighting Keyboarders. For some, it's easier to urge others to fight and die.

Friday, October 20, 2006

The GOP sinks to new lows.

A Particularly Poisonous Front Group

"Black babies are terminated at triple the rate of white babies," a female announcer in one of the ads says.

"The Democratic Party supports these abortion laws that are decimating our people, but the individual's right to life is protected in the Republican platform. Democrats say they want our vote. Why don't they want our lives?"

Dick DeVos

Profile of a Christian Right Candidate: Part 1

Molly Ivins at her best!

The Dildo Diaries (nsfw)
Batteries not included.

And now for something different.

Did God die in the Big Bang?

Is the time now right for change?

The Rebirth of Labor

A little taste of everything

"If you bring forth what is within you, what you bring forth will save you. If you do not bring forth what is within you, what you do not bring forth will destroy you."