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It's on. Professor Glenn Melancon is trailing corrupt GOP incumbent Rep. Ralph Hall by a 48-41 spread. This district went 70% for Bush in 2004. This is nothing short of amazing, people. This is a huge race, not so much as far as who controls the next Congress goes, and not so much for long term Democratic majorities either.  But for the sake of holding corrupt politicians accountable for their bad acts, we the people - regardless of political or ideological stripe - need to show these politicians that they're not immune to public scrutiny. You can't hide behind the elephant (or the donkey) and think you can just do as you goddamn please.
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This is the modern GOP. Sex, sex and more sex. And not the good kind either, more like the kind which is prohibited by various State and Federal Laws. It is genuinely difficult to keep up with it all. This has been diaried already, but for those of you (like me) who haven't heard, this one's gonna be big. Here we go again.
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Today, Vice President Cheney went on Rush Limbaugh and discussed the troubled Arizona Cardinals who are off to a 1-5 start to their season after a humiliating fourth quarter meltdown on Monday Night Football where they surrendered a 20 point lead to the Chicago Bears. Listeners were astonished to hear Cheney predict that Arizona would win the Super Bowl, and that all suggestions to the contrary were being fueled by ESPN and heavily biased blogs (such as Daily Kos) who are pushing a pro-Chicago Bears agenda.

Which of the following predictions is most likely to come true?

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Once upon a time there was a Democrat named Ralph Hall. In 2004 he switched political parties and became a Republican. We can all thank the sweet Baby Jesus for that. Ralph Hall is not a man I want in my Party. Matter of fact, I'm not  sure I want him in my species. Honestly, I'm not entirely comfortable sharing a genus with this guy. He's a real piece of shit, and he has no problem with a 15 year old girl being sold into sex slavery, especially when "she wanted it". Here's the straight dope...
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This is old news. This diary will show that the Bush Administration was asleep at the wheel (and probably still is) in dealing with the threat of al Qaeda and their sponsors. I intend merely to argue that the Bush Administration had adequate advance warning in their first eight months in office to be aware of the threat posed by al Qaeda and to try and stop it, and that they utterly failed to do so. I also pose the question of whether they can be trusted to defend the US in the future, given the many possible threats we face. While the reports featured in this diary are old, so were the stories of George Allen's racism. But Macaca got them back in the news cycle. I feel Path to 9-11 should bring these stories back as well. Indulge me.
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Mon Sep 25, 2006 at 08:13 PM PDT

The 9-11 Conspiracy

by Zaphod Beeblebrox

This diary is about the conspiracy behind the terrorist attack against the United States which took place 11 September 2001. It is a condensed version of a diary I posted this past weekend about the need to create a unified narrative about BushCo's handling of al Qaeda, Iraq and Katrina. I think such a narrative could - and should - be applied to all of the actions of the right wing authoritarian movement. I'm am posting this because I was disturbed by the response I received in the comments to my other diary by someone who believes 9-11 was an "inside job" wherein he "welcomed me to the party". 9-11 was definitely not the work of the neo-cons. That statement is absurd. It's past time that people acknowledge the truth.
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Sun Sep 24, 2006 at 09:23 AM PDT

Alien vs. Predator

by Zaphod Beeblebrox

Like many of you, I have been bothered by things which have occured during the Bush Administration. The two most infamous events which have happened during this time have been the terrorist attacks of 11 September 2001, and the aftermath of Hurrican Katrina. Of course we're all painfully aware of the numerous bullshit 9-11 conspiracy theories which infest the internet, but there are a number of troubling questions about that event which have never been satisfactorily answered. The same is true of Katrina. But "controlled demolition" theories aside, we know enough about these events to make some sense of them, if you consider that they have one thing in common... Bush. All you have to do is take what is known about the two events and merge them into one narrative, call it 9-11 vs. Katrina.
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Sat Aug 19, 2006 at 03:57 PM PDT

Verb my fucking noun, Kos

by Zaphod Beeblebrox

I originally posted this as a comment in Occam Hatchet's diary about the NSA Ruling. But I really wanted to flush it out into a full blown rant. Consider this a kind of "meta-primal scream". I am just sick of this shit, I'm tired of feeble democrats who refuse to stand up for themselves.

Just so you know where I'm coming from, I'm a moderate. I disagree with liberals on a number of issues. I'm not a pacifist. I'm not a feminist. I'm opposed to gun control. In short, I'm not from around here. Having said that, understand that I am absolutely, positively, in no unfuckingcertain terms opposed to authoritarianism. And I'm here to say... I was wrong about Howard Dean.

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