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Good commentary on FourthBranch

Two places that have had insightful analysis about the WaPo series on Dick FourthBranch Cheney (have you read #3 yet?) are: Hilzoy at Obsidian Wings: War Crimes, Abu Graib, Weakness & Dysfunction And emptywheel at The Next Hurrah, who’s been posting lots of good stuff on it (she’s the Libby Trial liveblogger of note from […]

Our 4th branch of Government

Our 4th branch of Government

The WaPo series of articles about how Cheney has done an end-run on everyone has me steamed. Not that I wasn’t steamed already. I remember reading something about John Perry Barlow about the Cheney he knew. JPB said “I believe he is personally indifferent to greed.” Before I went and looked up the exact quote, […]

Get ready for a Sonic Boom, So Cal

The Shuttle’s gonna land at Edwards at 3:49 pm Eastern. That’s 12:49 Pacific. double-boom! (Why in CA? Cause the weather in Florida is pretty sucky for a landing) Update: heard the booms about 10 mins ago at 12:46 (by my computer’s clock). Florida Today says shuttle safely landed.

ice cream social

is a scream. Wonkette unearths some capitol anony-board w/ conversation about where the social is. And something else.

Culture of Life, example 4390-24.6345

Maybe this “collateral damage” could have been avoided if the targets (read: children) had been called, say, stem cells? No? how about snowflake children, then?

There’s been a cute disturbance in The Force

Ohai! I can has mashup! The force is strong with this one. kthxbye!

There’s been a strange disturbance in the force

Robot Chicken Wars it was as if a million voices were laughing, and then were sighing.. or something. Bravo. via Shelley Powers

Great Moments in Serendipity

So, as I was preparing to shop for Doc M’s birthday present (disaster supplies, because it’s better to have it given to you than to get it yourself. Or rather, it’s better to buy it for someone else at the same time you buy it for yourself), he gets a phone call. Doc M: How […]

Happy Birthday, Andrea and Sheila

Andrea and Sheila, many happy returns of the day (I know it’s your birthdays because you share a birthday with Doc M, who’s very happy he didn’t have to spend his birthday inside the court system, on jury duty.)

The General’s Report

The story everyone’s talking about in the New Yorker: “How Antonio Taguba, who investigated the Abu Ghraib scandal, became one of its casualties.” It goes all the way to the top. Criminal? or incompetent? It doesn’t have to be either/or, you know. Such a marked contrast with the book I finished reading yesterday, Doris Kearns […]