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Sun Mar 10, 2013 at 03:50 AM PDT

The Drones of Dementia

by harto

Imagine you’re in a Monty Python sketch in a parallel universe (like, say, the one Faux Nooz viewers live in), Viking voices are raised in song:

    Drones, drones, drones, drones
    Drones, drones, drones, drones

    Lovely drones, wonderful drones
    Lovely drones, wonderful drones

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I had never been hospitalized before.

I was in my forties, and, save for a long, sadistic episode in which they WOULDN’T let me sleep, after ten hours in a steel mill in Kansas, having hit my head on pavement and requiring five or six stitches and the creepy claustrophobia of a CAT scan and nothing to eat (which I do not consider hospitalization, but, rather, the eight-hour airport layover from HELL).

As I was saying, except for that, I had never spent a night in a hospital bed...

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Tue Sep 07, 2010 at 01:54 PM PDT

Founding Fathers Agree: Republicans Suck

by harto

The 2010 campaign begins in earnest today. (OK: It begins with the Labor Day picnics.)

And I am here to act as your Progressive Armorer.

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Haley Barbour has an interesting history of winking at racism. A little noticed 2004 incident highlights it.

In light of all this, and the new radical twist that the Sons of Confederate Veterans have taken, you’ll be thrilled, no doubt, to know that the SCV-owned “Jefferson Davis Presidential Library”—at whose rededication and ground breaking Gov. Haley Barbour was a featured speaker—was heavily damaged by Hurricane Katrina.

But not to worry. Its rehabilitation is being paid for with your FEMA funds.

Grand re-opening is scheduled for August 2011. Details at the jump.

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Sun Apr 11, 2010 at 09:57 AM PDT

'Appomattox Was Halftime'

by harto

How come in all this debate on “slavery v. tariff” or whatever other rationalizations show up for the “Lost Cause Follies,” nobody bothered taking a look into the Sons of Confederate Veterans which is newly purged, political, and allied with open secessionists and a guy who’s stated “Appomattox was just halftime”?

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Sat Sep 05, 2009 at 08:25 PM PDT

Van Jones - A "High Tech Lynching"

by harto

"Republicans defend war criminals. Democrats only defend perfect and spotless Democrats, and not even then, generally..."

You probably have never heard of Van Jones. I hadn't until last week, and it is a virtual certainty that most of those swarming right now hadn't either ...

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While MSNBC seems to be noticing that there are some REALLY creepy things being slipped by them — Politico reporting that the Pat Buchanan "Hitler" column is being removed from its website — there’s  more (and WORSE) that they’re still missing ...

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Sun Mar 09, 2008 at 08:18 AM PDT

Pyrrhic Victory for Hillary

by harto

Obama's back on track again. According to final results, he beat Hillary Clinton in Wyoming today, "The Equality State" (and not, as cluelessly sneered in Slate by effete moron "Chadwick Matlin", "Despite this minor flurry of attention, the Cowboy State—that’s seriously its nickname—still won’t matter when all is said and done."), by  61-38.

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How do you feel about polls? Do you want to be polled more?

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Sat Dec 15, 2007 at 04:49 AM PST

Where The Buck Stops

by harto

... let Facts be submitted to a candid World.
the Declaration of Independence (1776)

I used to think that Cindy Sheehan had gone a grudge too far, when she announced that she was going to challenge Nancy Pelosi for Pelosi’s House seat.

Why, Nancy Pelosi is the first woman Speaker of the House in U.S. history!

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Sun Dec 09, 2007 at 10:25 AM PST

The Camels' Toes and the Camel's Nose

by harto

DISCLAIMER: This is a dangerous column. It talks about subjects that some people find extremely discomforting, and raises issues that demonstrably drive many members of our society into homicidal frenzy. If you fall into EITHER of these classifications, please stop reading now. Beyond this, you're responsible for your own nightmares; you've been warned.

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Sat Dec 08, 2007 at 01:32 PM PST

Rape, Justice or Just Us?

by harto

Just a quick observation:

Self-appointed arbiters of truth and justice have been (correctly)  apoplectic about the Saudi woman who is being punished for being gang-raped. (And now, about  her lawyer, who is being punished for defending her.)

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I thought I should put all my Col. Boylan investigative reporting in ONE place, so that it would be easier for dKosians to ignore and belittle.

I have been faithfully chronicling the silencing of "The Baghdad Diarist" since July. I have posted SOME of my work on DailyKos (remembering that the most "interest" I ever received here was last year, when some idiot decided -- along with his friends -- that my research on Howie Rich wasn't NEAR as interesting as attacking me repeatedly for being a "blogdumper" and a "blog whore.")

Funny: you've been getting the good stuff for FREE. What kind of self-respecting whore does that?

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