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SCOTUS NEWSFLASH

October 27, 2005 kim lien 0

Miers withdrawing, according to reports. More soon. (Via AnkleBitingPundits) UPDATE. The withdrawal letter. UPDATE II. Bush’s response. UPDATE III. Associated Press: Under withering attack from conservatives, President Bush ended […]

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BABY BOOMER

October 27, 2005 kim lien 0

Via Menorah Blog, news of a pregnant 22-year-old Palestinian explodey instructress: It’s hard to believe that this young, quiet religious woman is a seasoned commando fighter, an expert […]

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THERE IS ONLY ONE REASON

October 27, 2005 kim lien 0

The Sydney Morning Herald last year added its own root-causes theory (shown below in expensive bold) to a piece sourced from London’s Sunday Times: Osama bin Laden ordered the alleged mastermind […]

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GALLONS FOR GALLOWAY

October 27, 2005 kim lien 0

Page 72 of the independent inquiry committee’s oil-for-food report: Ministry of Oil records show that from Phases VIII through XIII a total of 18 million barrels of oil […]

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DRIVING MUSIC

October 27, 2005 kim lien 0

Sing along with a Formula One engine! (This continues a trend in automotive songery.)   Posted by Tim B. on 10/27/2005 at 11:15 PM I prefer singing along with this one instead. […]

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LOADS O’ BOGOSITY

October 26, 2005 kim lien 0

Jon Henke emails: I assume you’ve heard about former Powell aide Lawrence Wilkerson, who recently gave a speech in which he said—inter alia—that decisions in the […]

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MOTHER DOWN

October 26, 2005 kim lien 0

Mother Sheehan’s innovative chain whispering campaign—“Participants also did a ‘chain whisper’ in each other’s ear: ‘We honor Casey Sheehan and other fallen soldiers. Pass it on’”—hasn’t inspired […]

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MAJOR SPEECH PREDICTED

October 26, 2005 kim lien 0

An email arrives from johnkerry.com: Dear Friend, Later today, I will deliver a major speech on the war in Iraq. It asks a hard and essential […]

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PLASTIC TURKEYS EVERYWHERE

October 26, 2005 kim lien 0

Utah talk-show host Tom Barberi: That plastic turkey didn’t go over too well when the media compared it to a rubber chicken. Someone call 97.5 FM Talk in […]

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BOB ON THE JOB

October 26, 2005 kim lien 0

Picture Bob Ellis at his computer, tapping out another column for the weekly Byron Bay Bong Trader, stomach furrowed with concentration. Tap, tap … sip … […]

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BIRD VIRUS INCURABLE

October 26, 2005 kim lien 0

Most plastic turkey conspiracists only mention the Great Magical Holy Bird of Bush’s Perpetual Idiocy once, lest repeated mentions tempt opportunistic relatives to have them […]

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TASER ME ELMO

October 26, 2005 kim lien 0

The LAPD comes down hard on a member of the Puppet-American community: The red and cuddly Sesame Street Muppet Elmo has learned a new lesson: ‘H’ […]

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TURNING JAPANESE

October 25, 2005 kim lien 0

Antony Loewenstein, who discovers profound meaning in Asian stereotypes, seems to be undergoing some form of Oriental transformation himself: Few journalists or politicians want to be tarred with the […]

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CONSTITUTION APPROVED

October 25, 2005 kim lien 0

In an otherwise miserable AFP report appears an astonishing number: Iraq’s constitution has been adopted despite stiff opposition from the country’s disaffected Sunni Arab minority, electoral officials […]

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LOCAL DRIVING CONDITIONS

October 25, 2005 kim lien 0

Stunning outback Australia photo blogging from Bilious Young Fogey. It’s difficult to explain why or how massively these desolate-seeming regionslure and inspire Australians; they just do. Please enjoy. Posted by Tim B. on 10/25/2005 […]

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ARGUMENT ATTEMPTED

October 25, 2005 kim lien 0

Oh, how cute! (Thanks to fan David Heidelberg.) Posted by Tim B. on 10/25/2005 at 10:36 AM (52) Comments • Permalink

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LONG WAIT AT AN END

October 25, 2005 kim lien 0

Little Green Footballs has been monitoring the peace movement’s ghoulish anticipation of America’s 2,000th death in Iraq. That grim milestone has just been reached. Party on, peaceniks. Posted by Tim B. on 10/25/2005 at 10:50 […]

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COLUMN ISN’T FAMILY FRIENDLY

October 25, 2005 kim lien 0

Mentioned in this week’s Continuing Crisis column for The Bulletin are sociology expert Michael Bittman, Greens Senator Rachel Siewert, John Howard, Adolf Hitler, George W. Bush, Philip Ruddock, and […]

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MASS BOOTINGS

October 25, 2005 kim lien 0

It’s bloodletting time at Fairfax: John Fairfax Holdings Ltd will slash up to 7.5 per cent of its editorial staff at its Sydney and Melbourne metropolitan newspapers […]

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TEXAS SMARTER THAN CALIFORNIA

October 25, 2005 kim lien 0

Vermont is the smartest US state. Arizona is the stupidest. So claims a ranking system based, in part, on student-teacher ratios and percentage of children in public […]

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SILENCE

October 24, 2005 kim lien 0

Labor’s Lindsay Tanner tells the ABC his party’s bitterness and unpopularity are due to reflected anger: LINDSAY TANNER: I would like to see more idealism in Labor. […]