From the daily archives: Tuesday, May 1, 2007

Battlefield Earth, by L. Ron Hubbard.

I found this gem on while I was trying to decipher Blackwell’s latest article (more on that later)…

It’s part of an interview with Mitt Romney on where he admits his favorite novel was written by the founder of the Church of Scientology:

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Best Veto Email

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I got about 40 today. This one was head and shoulders above the rest:

A timetable for Republican withdrawal

Dear Eric,

President Bush has hit a new low — and I’m not talking about his 28% approval ratings.

Today, he ignored the majority of Americans and he defied the majority of Congress. And what’s worst, he told our brave men and women in uniform that they will be the ones to pay the price.

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: a Democratic president wouldn’t veto that bill. We put forward a thoughtful plan and the President rejected […]

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Found a great take on global warming the other day that i wanted to share. Ed Brayton at Dispatches from the Culture Wars sums up my position on global warming almost precisely. So much so that I don’t even have to write a post. Just excerpt his and send you on over!

Let me first say this: the consensus among qualified scientists certainly is that global warming is real and it is substantially man-made. Yes, there are some dissenting scientists who argue that global warming is a natural, perhaps cylical process, that has little to do with human […]

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Happy Law Day!

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Oh, the irony is thick. Dubya has declared today “Law Day USA 2007”. From his statement:

Our Nation is built upon the rule of law and guided by our founding promise of freedom, equality, and justice for all. Law Day is an opportunity to celebrate the Constitution and the laws that protect our rights and liberties and to recognize our responsibility as citizens to uphold the values of a free and just society.

Unreal, the hubris.

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An 8 year old boy without a father. His mother without her husband. His grandparents without their child. Tragic, regardless of your politics.

HT: VAWatchdog

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How in the world did Oklahoma ever elect Senator Inhofe? Were they falling behind in the “crazy wingnut” race with their neighboring states? Not only does he religiously deny global warming, he’s now claiming the WMD justification for the Iraq War was a fabrication of the media! Inhofe now:

?The whole idea of weapons of mass destruction was never the issue, yet they keep trying to bring this up,? Inhofe said. [?]

Pressed for an explanation, Inhofe said weapons of mass destruction were ?incidental? to the decision to invade Iraq.

?The media made that the issue because they […]

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YouTube Tuesday

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Will Ferrell’s viral video. Hilarious.

[Eric: Putting this after the break because it autoplays, but it’s worth the click!

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PBS is airing a 3-part BBC documentary called “A Brief History of Disbelief” in the near future. Unfortunately, it doesn’t appear to be on WOSU during the next two weeks (the limit of my MythTV box’s guide data).

What is interesting is the commentary by hard-right religious organizations.

Janice Crouse, director of the Beverly LaHaye Institute for the conservative group Concerned Women for America, told Cybercast News Service that “airing the program gives credibility and cohesiveness to individuals who seek to undermine the beliefs and values on which democracy and the American dream are founded.”

“One has to […]

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Return of RATM?

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It’s been seven long years, but over the weekend Rage Against The Machine played the Coachella festival out in California. They’ve got a few other planned dates… but might they be encouraged to write new music?

I hope so.

Bonus bootleg footage after the jump.

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