Archive of Articles for September, 2007

The Hypocrisy Of The Bush Doctrine

[ Posted Tuesday, September 11th, 2007 – 17:00 UTC ]

I write this article on the sixth anniversary of 9/11. I write it before I have seen the evening news. I am sure there will be some soaring rhetoric on the news tonight, but I will be watching with one question on my mind:

Where's Osama Bin Laden?

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Open Letter To Speaker Pelosi And Majority Leader Reid

[ Posted Monday, September 10th, 2007 – 04:14 UTC ]

This upcoming week is going to be perhaps the most important week of the 110th Congress. General Petraeus will give his report, Ambassador Crocker will likewise report; and the debate on what to do next in Iraq will begin in earnest.

So why are Democrats seemingly admitting defeat -- before the argument has even begun? Why are you essentially taking what should be a position of strength, and (by buying into the White House's spin) turning it into a position of weakness? Do you really think this is the best way to end the Iraq war, or (for that matter) the best way to convince voters to vote for Democrats in 2008?

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Looking For A Snow Job

[ Posted Saturday, September 8th, 2007 – 13:05 UTC ]

Will Spin For Food

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500 Days

[ Posted Friday, September 7th, 2007 – 10:00 UTC ]

To mark this special occasion, I have written my own lyrics to the song "500 Miles." Massive apologies in advance to Hedy West (who wrote the original song) and to Peter, Paul, and Mary fans everywhere.

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Three Dot Thursday

[ Posted Thursday, September 6th, 2007 – 17:31 UTC ]

. . . Starting with the good news, the ACLU has won a legal victory (again) with a ruling by a judge who has actually read the First and Fourth Amendments to the Constitution. The ruling bans the federal government from issuing "National Security Letters" (NSLs) which are, in essence, a power usually reserved for royalty (I've actually written about this many times in the past). The FBI issued NSLs to avoid the pesky process of actually getting a warrant before searching or seizing evidence. The judge threw this mockery of the Constitution on the ashheap of history. Of course, the Bush Administration will probably appeal all the way up to the Supreme Court, so stay tuned.

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Watch Basra

[ Posted Wednesday, September 5th, 2007 – 03:04 UTC ]

If Basra goes up in flames, look for Republicans in Congress to bludgeon Democrats with the following: "See?... SEE?!?... We TOLD you this would happen if the coalition pulls out too early! This is what's going to happen to the WHOLE COUNTRY if we withdraw now, right when we're on the verge of success in Iraq."

If Basra remains calm and the Iraqi forces contain things well enough to keep chaos off American network news television screens for a few weeks, look for congressional Democrats to use the opposite argument: "See?... SEE?!?... We TOLD you that all your fears of utter chaos are unfounded because OUR PRESENCE in Iraq is the main cause of all the violence. Once you remove the coalition from the field, things will improve in Iraq. Our success depends on us getting out as fast as possible."

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September: Democrats' Last Chance To Show Some Backbone

[ Posted Tuesday, September 4th, 2007 – 15:29 UTC ]

Republicans, thankfully, are doing a good job of self-destructing on their own. This will serve to depress their base in the primaries and the election next year. But Democrats should be warned that their own base will likely desert them if they can't manage to win a few fights in Congress.

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God Speaks

[ Posted Tuesday, September 4th, 2007 – 06:00 UTC ]


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Anti-War Slogan Contest Winners

[ Posted Monday, September 3rd, 2007 – 19:59 UTC ]

Once again, there was a flood of excellent entries, making it extremely difficult to pick winners out of the field.

As always, winners receive absolutely nothing, other than bragging rights. A big thanks to everyone who entered, and without further ado, here are the top three winners in each of the following categories: Best Chant, Best Anti-Bush Slogan, Best Slogan To Influence Middle America, Best Slogan To Influence Congress, Funniest Slogan, Most Subtle Slogan, and Best Obscure Reference.

At the end, five awards for Most Profane / Tasteless (because of overwhelming interest in the category), and my five picks for Best Overall Slogan.

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Made In America

[ Posted Saturday, September 1st, 2007 – 11:45 UTC ]

Self-Igniting Flags

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