From the daily archives: Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Baaa baaa black sheep

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Upon learning that Dick Cheney is Barack Obama’s 8th cousin, the Obama campaign had this to say:

Every family has a black sheep.

Ha!

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Terrorists, terrorists everywhere!

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Despite the claims of our right-wing friends here in Ohio that there are terrorists or pro-terrorist Muslims around every corner, a recent study shows that most terrorism arrests never actually result in terrorism prosecutions.

Six years of investigations and prosecutions have turned up little evidence of Islamic jihadists at work in the United States, according to a study released Monday.

The study, conducted by New York University’s Center on Law and Security, tracked 510 cases billed as terrorism-related when arrests were made.

But it found only 158 of those people arrested since al Qaeda’s September 11, 2001, attacks […]

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The hilarity of watching Latta and Buehrer beat each other up in a primary for the Republican nod in OH-05 is too much fun. It appears they are both angling for the wingnut christofascist vote as Ohio Daily Blog is reporting today.

Latta says: “Steve Buehrer doesn’t want our children to pray in public schools”. Good for Steve right? Oh no! Turns out YES HE DOES! His wingnut water carrying (and research dropping) blogging friend Matt Naugle at RABid blog is all too happy to point out that Steve is, in fact, just as christofascist if not more […]

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from Newsweek (ht Jeff Hess):

The colonel was furious. “Can you believe it? They actually drew their weapons on U.S. soldiers.” He was describing a 2006 car accident, in which an SUV full of Blackwater operatives had crashed into a U.S. ArmyHumvee on a street in Baghdad’s Green Zone. The colonel, who was involved in a follow-up investigation and spoke on the condition he not be named, said the Blackwater guards disarmed the U.S. Army soldiers and made them lie on the ground at gunpoint until they could disentangle the SUV.

It’s past time for Congress to shut […]

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