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  • 60 Minutes: Behind the scenes on how the Fascist are interfering with Science and Emergency Contraceptive; The increasing size of single family homes and male pattern, penis envy; and tennis player James Blake

    Meet the Press: Biden vs Warner on Iraq, then David Broder, David Gregory, Eugene Robinson, & Judy Woodruff on the free fall [what a panel..!! it reminds me of one those ice cream sandwiches everyone bought as a kid. The inside was good (Gregory and Robinson), but the pseudo cookie covers made you sick to your stomach]. Also, Broder will also recount the various times he's seen Halley's Comet.

    AAR's Politically Direct: David Bender interviews Christopher Kennedy Lawford on his family, his activism, and his new book

    This Week: Russ Feingold and George go to Wisconsin to talk about the Qwagmire

    Face the Nation: Presidential Historians, Ellen Fitzpatrick, Joseph Ellis, James Reson, Jr., and Stephen Carter

    CNN: Mowaffak al-Rubaie, Iraq's national security adviser (I imagine this is what they say at the West Wing, "Ruby, 'ya doin' a heckva job!") then Henry Kissinger vs Zbigniew Brzezinski on whether CondLiar Rice's "Day of the Turkeys" analysis is correct: is "peace is at hand??" Also, Lunatic and Dolphin Whisperer, Peggy Noonan, exercises her weekend furlough from the nut house. Finally, Nathaniel Fick (author, "One Bullet Away"); and Evan Wright from Rolling Stone (author, "Generation Kill").

    Foxx News (What, the Aruba Satellite is down??) Carl Levin vs Dick Lugar on Nigergate; and pollsters Whit Ayres and Doug Schoen (he's good!) on how voters want their money back!!

    She's Simply Breathtaking

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    •  Kossack Women - Bathing in Kossack Orange (3.95)

    •  Kristen Breitweiser for US Senate (JERSEY) !!! (4.00)

    •  Al ROdgers is the shit. (4.00)
      Thanks al.

      --Liberate your radio--

      by Sam Loomis on Sat Nov 26, 2005 at 09:02:59 PM PST

      •  Yeah (4.00)
        The undisputed King of Sunday Talk about Sunday Talk.  

        "There is no Armando, there is only Zuul."

        by Delaware Dem on Sat Nov 26, 2005 at 09:13:54 PM PST

        [ Parent ]

        •  What about "Reliable Sources"? (none)
          The first fifteen minutes of "Meet the Press" have featured stonewalling and rose-colored viewing by Sen. John Warner and an argument between Warner and Sen. Joe Biden about whether U.S. commanders always have been given all the troops they have requested.  Warner, when asked whether the attendees at a meeting he recently had with younger commanders complained about not receiving enough troops, stated that he could not deny or confirm what was said at the meeting, "because it was a closed meeting."

          Squabbling and obfuscation, it seemed to me, when compared to the comments by Howard Kurtz and his guests on CNN's "Reliable Sources".  Why don't we have the lineup for "Reliable Sources" posted here each week?  [I couldn't find that lineup on the CNN-TV site, but Al may have another way to get that information.

          Warner has been flat-out LYING on "Meet the Press", and the partisans who appear on other programs devolve into "he said-she said" ass-covering.  Why not list the weekly programs which avoid that stuff?

          We're all in this together.

          by JTML on Sun Nov 27, 2005 at 08:23:46 AM PST

          [ Parent ]

          •  Especially this morning (none)
            Where I was passing through on the way to the Weather Channel and saw Howie introduce Paul Krugman.  I sat there glued to the TV for 20 minutes.

            And the next segment included our local boy Jurkowitz (Media critic, Boston Phoenix).  I didn't even know the show existed -- so it's possible the total lack of prior publicity puts it out of the running for the late Saturday night roundup, alas.

            Heterosexual monogamy is still a valid lifestyle choice...

            by FlyingToaster on Sun Nov 27, 2005 at 11:57:52 AM PST

            [ Parent ]

    •  Love you Al. (4.00)
      What would Saturday be without you?  

      "But your flag decal won't get you into heaven anymore"--Prine Pay attention Georgie - 2100+ dead Americans. Jesus Christ, make it stop already.

      by Miss Blue on Sat Nov 26, 2005 at 09:07:17 PM PST

    •  RFK and MLK (4.00)

    • RFK's telegram to MLK, asking him to attend the President' funeral

    • Dr King dropped the crossed out section from a speech he gave to the National Press Club.  But less then a year later, most of the section would become part of King's "I have a Dream" speech.  I guess MLK sensed how great the words were, and and he wanted to save it for the appropriate occasion.

    • Ethel Kennedy hugs Senator Obama, after deliver the keynote address at a ceremony commemorating the 80th birthday of Robert F. Kennedy. She said she had carefully followed the career of the Illinois senator, whom she referred to as "our next president."

      It's amazing how RFK would only be 80 yrs old today, and MLK would only be 77.  

      Forever young.


      •  "Our next president" (4.00)
        Wow. Wouldn't that be something.

        Bush - the ultimate example of the Peter Principle.

        by PatsBard on Sat Nov 26, 2005 at 09:12:50 PM PST

        [ Parent ]

      •  wow, AL-RFK+MLK memos r incredible. thanks. (4.00)
      •  'I Have a Dream' Delivered Earlier (4.00)
        in Detroit I think, earlier in the year for a mostly black audience. He may have run the basic material up the flagpole another time or two.

        But the speech he delivered at the March on Washington was the "Promissory Note" speech about the unfulfilled promises of emancipation. Evidently the text shown above divided itself into two distinct approaches to the subject prior to August 63: first the promises, then the dream.

        After he'd been into the Promissory Note speech for a while, and the crowd wasn't especially fired up, the great gospel singer Mahalia Jackson standing behind him said "tell us about your dream, Martin."

        We are called to speak for the weak, for the voiceless, for victims of our nation and for those it calls enemy....--ML King, "Beyond Vietnam"

        by Gooserock on Sat Nov 26, 2005 at 09:49:08 PM PST

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        •  two different speeches (3.94)
          gooserock is right.  few people have seen the tape of the entire March on Washington speech.  but in the first half of the address King is reading a relatively dry speech from a prepared text.  it is not bad, but it is not particularly memorable.  He is looking down at his notes and not particularly connecting with the audience.  when the prepared remarks end you can sense the disappointment.  this is not the stirring speaker that so many present have heard before.  this is his big national moment and he has played it safe and fallen flat.  the organizers want to hear MLK give the kind of talk that inspired them to ask him to speak at the March in the first place.  you have to listen very very carefully to the audio to hear a woman's off camera voice say "tell them about the/your dream, Martin"

          it is the second half of the speech that made it go down in history.  it is only the second half that is the "I Have a Dream" speech.  MLK looks up from the paper, looks right into the crowd and the cameras, and begins to speak without notes.  He was speaking extemporaneously, but he was not improvising, he was playing the hits--pulling together memorable and well-received images from other speeches he had given.

          I have heard the last few minutes of that speech dozens of times in my life and it never fails to kick me in the gut.  It is the most moving piece of oration in modern history, IMO.  Not just the words, but the musicality of the delivery, the tension and release of the pacing, and now the historical knowledge we bring to it, knowing hat less than five years later he would be shot without ever seeing that dream come true in the flesh.

          another soul-shaking MLK speech that is less well known is the "mountaintop" speech he gave the night before he died.  he begins with a broad overview of the history of dissent.  he preaches on the parable of the good samaritan.  he said possibly the most threatening thing he ever said, calling for an economic boycott in the black community of certain products (including Coca Cola!) and asking black people to take their money out of certain banks.  then he describes a knife attack where the blade was so close to his heart that if he had sneezed his aorta would have been punctured, and tells the story of a support letter from a child saying "I'm glad you didn't sneeze."

          with phrases like "I may not get there with you" and openly comparing himself to Moses (who did not enter the promised land himself but was allowed to see it from a distance so that he could know before he died that it did exist and his people would reach it), the emotionally stirring end of the mountaintop speech is eerie in that it appears that King predicts his own death on the very night before he was shot.  But in fact he predicted his death frequently because he expected he could die at any time.  He knew he was doing dangerous work and making racists angry enough to kill.  He got death threats constantly and told friends he expected to die in jail.  I think he was probably surprised that it wasn't a jailhouse beating or a bomb thrown through the window that got him.

          Some of you know that the night King was shot Bobby gave a moving extemporaneous speech that endeared him to the black community forever.  RFK said among other things that he hoped this would not encourage black people to hate all whites because King was killed by a white man.

          Of course Bobby only lived another two months and two days himself.

          1968 was a horrible, horrible year.  those of us who were alive then really felt the world had gone mad and anyone could be next.  say what you will about the wingnut excesses of the current Administration--at least they engage in character assassination rather than bullet assassination.

          sorry to be so somber but when I remember the connection between MLK and RFK this is what comes to mind.

          Politics is like driving. To go backward, put it in R. To go forward, put it in D.

          by TrueBlueMajority on Sat Nov 26, 2005 at 11:33:39 PM PST

          [ Parent ]

          •  Interesting (none)
            You know, I've heard the Mahalia Jackson story before, read references to it in many accounts, but have never once seen it definitively sourced... And as many times as I've listened to the audio of that speech in its entirety (and I've listened to it a lot), I've never been able to pick up what others apparently have.

            Viewed simply as text, it's absolutely classic rhetoric; it looks very deliberately structured in terms of the wedding of content and form.  King may very well not have needed notes for the final section, but the entire form of the speech leads one to believe he's been heading there all along.

            I'm not saying the Mahalia Jackson story isn't true, but I guess I just view it with a grain of salt -- seems more like it fits into the "happy accident" school of history. Given King's well-documented gifts and skills as an orator and his stunning command of rhetorical form seen all through his body of work, I guess I'd find it a bit surprising.

            Maybe part of what bugs me about the story is that it would partially invalidate those gifts, those skills, that determination, that absolutely masterful craftsmanship. I love teaching King's work to students -- they know him as a name from history, but their eyes really fly open when they realize what a deep, profound thinker and masterful writer he was.

            Dunno. The truth is probably somewhere in between, as usual...

            And thanks for the reminder of the "Mountaintop" speech -- the only word I've ever been able to find for it is "stunning."

            •  i have a dream (none)
              Was kings stump speech. The fact that he repeated it several times does not reduce its value.

              If you take yourself too seriously, no one else will.

              by Yoshimi on Sun Nov 27, 2005 at 05:57:40 AM PST

              [ Parent ]

              •  Fine (none)
                but that isn't even remotely my point.

                The question I raise is whether the "I Have a Dream" section of his 8/28/63 speech was preplanned, as both his recoreded delivery and the later printed text suggest, or was indeed extemporaneously added on the spur of the moment.

                I look forward to your comments on this question.

          •  assassination (none)
            those of us who were alive then really felt the world had gone mad and anyone could be next.  say what you will about the wingnut excesses of the current Administration--at least they engage in character assassination rather than bullet assassination.

            Or airplane assassination, like Wellstone.

          •  MLK is not alone (none)
            A few months back I attended the funeral of my landlord's young grandson. He lived in Bed-Sty, Brooklyn, and on the way home from work one night, he was shot and killed in a robbery attempt.

            At the funeral, I was struck when I read in the program, which mostly spoke about his life, that this accomplished and much-loved young man had once told friends that should he die, he wanted those who attended his funeral to wear white.

            At first I thought that he must have had a premonition that he would die at a young age. Then it occurred to me that for a black male growing up in a rough neighborhood, death at a young age is not so uncommon an occurance. It's a reality that one faces--via RIP graffitti memorials, watching the local news, through street gossip--at a very early age.

      •  Wouldn't that be something? (none)
        Yep... I'd like to cut off all those good old boys (and Hillary too)... I agree with them... Obama for President... 2008!!  There really is something special about him, and so far there's nothing under the rug that I've heard of.

        Yippee!  O B A M A

        •  Definitely (none)
          A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of waiting on Senator Obama at the restaurant where I work in DC.  He is a freakin' rock star.  He was engaging in some good conversation with the others at his table, some of whom he agreed with and some with whom he disagreed.  He is smart, sensible, funny, polite and charismatic.  I was already sold on him after the Democratic Convention, but after that night, I'd love to see him as POTUS someday.  We would be incredibly lucky.

          A free press is one where it's OK to state the conclusion you're led to by the evidence. - Bill Moyers

          by logan on Sun Nov 27, 2005 at 07:55:04 PM PST

          [ Parent ]

    •  Amazing (none)
      But what does it say on the Tin Man (under Leavenworth)?
    •  A Kossack's Story (4.00)

    •  Once upon a time, ....

    •  First Steps !!!

    • The young'n doesn't like Dipper Derby

    •  Lunch!!

    •  Hey Now :-P  !!

    •  Ducks (Teals) flying South for the Winter - Over South Korea

    •  Damn, Screen Door!!

    •  Ahhhh, Little Devil Dog..

    • "Winter sucks"

    • A BEAMING Rosa in the Oval Office.  Thanks, Big Dog!!!

    •  Sexiest Lawyer Alive!!!   What about the Boston Legal guys??  Oh that's right..

    • "And that was Nightline.."

    •  Woodward = laughing stock.  Why did `ya do it Bob???

    • ...Movin' on aaaaa ...satellite dish in the sky...

    • Jersey Sensibilities !!

    •  Yeaah!!  There's Hope for us yet !!!

    •  The End....


      •  LONG LIVE STERN!!!! (none)
        GOt my SIRIUS ready to go for the switch!

        He's already got programming on there that is AMAZING!

        Like, for instance, lthis month he had this fat Eric guy broadcast fro 24 hours in his apt, and he ate all day and shit in this little bucket.  And at the end of the day they wieghed his shit to see if it wieghed more than a baby elephant's shit at the zoo they were also weighing.  The elephant won...barely.

        And every night now on his station he ends the evening with TISSUE TIME WITH HEIDI CORTEZ, where Playboy model Heidi gives you a good bedtime story to send you off to sleepyland with.

        God Bless Howard.

        --Liberate your radio--

        by Sam Loomis on Sat Nov 26, 2005 at 09:36:55 PM PST

        [ Parent ]

        •  Piss on Stern (none)
          GOt my SIRIUS ready to go for the switch!

          So you, like him, have completely forgotten that without terrestrial radio, Stern would be exactly nowhere? Will satellite "radio" tell you if your schools are closed due to weather? If a flood or hurricane strikes your town will satellite "radio" tell you where to go or what to do? Does satellite "radio" support local business and the local economy? Does satellite "radio" give a shit about you? Does satellite "radio" give you local personalities that can serve as a sounding board for what is going on in your comunity? Will satellite "radio" play your requests? Will satellite "radio" listen to you at all?

          He's already got programming on there that is AMAZING!

          Like, for instance, lthis month he had this fat Eric guy broadcast fro 24 hours in his apt, and he ate all day and shit in this little bucket.  And at the end of the day they wieghed his shit to see if it wieghed more than a baby elephant's shit at the zoo they were also weighing.  The elephant won...barely.

          I guess your definition of "amazing" and mine are substantially different.
          God help us all.

          In this world of sin and sorrow there is always something to be thankful for; as for me, I rejoice that I am not a Republican.
              -- H. L. Mencken

          •  Piss on yourself (none)
            I don't give a FUCK about local jerkoff DJs who play the same fucking song every five fucking minutes.

            Yes, My satellite radio cares about me, I can call any of the DJs and they'll play any fucking song in the catalogue that I request as long as it fits their station theme.

            SO, piss on yourself.
            And you might want to get a different job, cause your old fashioned radio job is about to become irrelevant in about two years.


            --Liberate your radio--

            by Sam Loomis on Sun Nov 27, 2005 at 06:24:40 PM PST

            [ Parent ]

            •  Don't forget to pay your bill.... (none)
              I don't give a FUCK about local jerkoff DJs who play the same fucking song every five fucking minutes.

              Fine. When severe weather or worse hits your area and you end up fucked because you were listening to XM, don't come crying to me.

              And you might want to get a different job, cause your old fashioned radio job is about to become irrelevant in about two years.

              I think not, because, like terrestrial TV stations, there's no bill you have to pay to listen to terrestrial radio. Traffic, local weather, emergency information, community involvement - satellite radio  can and will never give you any of that.



      •  Outstanding, as always-thanks, Al-Fitz is the MAN! (none)
        very fine, total hottie...
      •  That is one sick looking panda. (none)

        "Problems can never be solved by using the same pattern of thought which created them." - Albert Einstein

        by robolywa on Sat Nov 26, 2005 at 11:44:35 PM PST

        [ Parent ]

      •  Baby Pandas (none)
        Now I want a pet panda!  How adorable was that little furball?
        •  may I boast? (none)
          We were at the panda reserve in Chengdu, Sichuan last June and my kids (12 and 7) got to HOLD a 7 month old baby panda!!  It was fabulous, even for the adults standing behind the cameras.  Sorry; I couldn't resist sharing that.
    •  Lady Liberty and the Fearless (4.00)

    •  "The only thing we have to fear, is fear itself!!" ~ former New York Governor, Franklin Roosevelt


    •  Ahhh...see? (none)
      This is what I've been waiting for...

      Y'all want this party started, right?

      Y'all want this party started, QUICK-LY...


    •  RedState's obsession with Joe Wilson (none)
      Actually the famous radio jock John Batchelor, he of the dreamed up  Paul Vallely green room scenario. Here  is the LINK to RedState.
      Thirty some questions he thinks need to be asked. These people are whacked out.

      Batchelor is now taking off on some ambiguous statement. Take a look at this latest "evidence" of something, I don't know what. They don't even know how to read over there at World Net Daily. Twisting some syntax to fit with their paranoia.

      Treason's Greetings from Karl Rove and Scooter Libby: Merry Fitzmas and Happy New Smear

      by seesdifferent on Sat Nov 26, 2005 at 09:37:59 PM PST

      •  They only obsess with him (4.00)
        because he's an effective spokesperson for his side of the story.  It's amazing watching him on the pundit shows, his will is unbreakable.  He always masters the segment and never, ever lets the pundit trick him up, though they try.  And he takes no shit.

        He mocked Wolf Blitzer last week and basically told Wolf he needed to get a life and a sense of humor.

        --Liberate your radio--

        by Sam Loomis on Sat Nov 26, 2005 at 09:47:30 PM PST

        [ Parent ]

      •  man (none)
        Those people are the definition of cognitive dissonance. Yeesh.

        John Murtha = Walter Cronkite. The tide is turning. -4.75, -4.41

        by Aethern on Sat Nov 26, 2005 at 11:49:12 PM PST

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      •  I'd respond to the dipshits (none)
        but they justifiably banned me.   :-)

        George W. Bush, Resign NOW.

        by tlh lib on Sat Nov 26, 2005 at 11:56:11 PM PST

        [ Parent ]

      •  What difference (none)
        would the answers to any of Red States' questions make - to them, to us, to anyone?

        I think the people over there need an exorcist; they're obviously haunted beyond endurance by pointless questions.

        "Self-respect is a question of recognizing that anything worth having has a price." - Joan Didion

        by SueDe on Sun Nov 27, 2005 at 05:44:42 AM PST

        [ Parent ]

      •  Red State (none)
        First time I've heard of Red State.  I couldn't read through the entire WILSON DIARY... I fell asleep!  However, there are some good questions there.  Do we have answers to that @#$@?  Seems like the guy knows a lot about the subject, but since he's a Bushie I won't believe a word.

        What do you guys think?

    •  Thanksgiving Rhapsody, in Kossack Blue (4.00)

    • St. Louis

    • Gallivare, Sweden

    • The Lincoln

    • A sunny day in Athens

    • Stirling, Scotland

    • Racine, Wisconsin

    • Rotterdam

    • ...New York City !!!!

    • The Space Needle

    • The D.C. Metro

    •  They don't call it the Windy City for nothing

      Our very own Teal Veal snaps these photos from the #4 Platform, just after his beloved Yankees crushed the Sawks.  Teal is on a high right now, his idol, Alex Rodriguez, was recently named this years MVP.  Congratulations!!!  You guys deserved it....

    • If you look closely, you can see David Ortiz sitting on the bench


    •  Irony... (none)

      CLICK HERE to wear, wiggle or wave a graphic of our times.

      by STOP George on Sat Nov 26, 2005 at 09:57:45 PM PST

    •  Ya won't see this kind of football story this week (none)

      Pop-gun president lying with impunity, soundbyte policies and photo opportunities

      by Dave the Wave on Sat Nov 26, 2005 at 10:31:39 PM PST

    •  I see Biden is at his favorite watering hole (none)
      He goes there weekly just like someone would always show up at a certain bar for Happy Hour every week, same time.
      Only Biden's Watering Hole is Sunday Morning Programs. LOL!

      I could not resist.

      America was not built on fear. America was built on courage, on imagination and an unbeatable determination to do the job at hand-Harry S. Truman

      by wishingwell on Sat Nov 26, 2005 at 10:57:16 PM PST

      •  not as much lately (none)
        in the last two months he's missed 5 or 6 spots.

        katrina was front and center.

        now the war is back front and center.

        Sick of the mess they find/On their desert stage/And the bravery of being out of range. -- r. waters

        by BiminiCat on Sat Nov 26, 2005 at 11:17:42 PM PST

        [ Parent ]

    •  i look forword to this diary every Saturday night (4.00)
      Thanks Al Rodgers
      here is my contribution:

      A sad time in history:

      Keep The Faith:

    •  Starbucks labor practices (4.00)
      Did anyone see the news coverage of the Starbucks pickets in the NYC area ? It seems that the favorite meetup location has some really sinister labor practices.
    •  Al (none)
      As always, an outstanding job!  But it's too late for politics...anyone have a good recipe for homemade spaghetti sauce?  :-P

      Arrogant lips are unsuited to a fool-- how much worse lying lips to a ruler - Proverbs 17:7

      by Barbara Morrill on Sat Nov 26, 2005 at 11:44:39 PM PST

      •  Homemade spaghetti sauce the hard way (none)
        Roast some tomatoes in your oven. Don't ask me how--just do it!
        Then whirl them in a blender, add some fresh herbs (basil would
        be nice). Put all in pan. Add either red wine or some broth or both.
        If you have some bell peppers, add them also. Oh, and add garlic
        whenever the hell you want, either cooked or fresh. The fresher the
        sauce, the better. There is almost no way to go wrong on this.

        Simmer it all when you're distracted by being online.

        Or, buy the store brand w/the least amount of crapola, & add what
        you want? Fool the crowd.

        Meanwhile, I heart Al Rodgers.

        It is never too late to be what you might have been...George Elliot

        by begone on Sun Nov 27, 2005 at 12:06:44 AM PST

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        •  Okay... (none)
          I won't ask how (fortunately I have a friend who is quite the chef, so I'll ask her), but can you tell me, how many tomatoes do I start with...say if I wanted four (or so) cups of sauce?  

          And btw, garlic?  Add early and often, I always say!  ;-)

          Arrogant lips are unsuited to a fool-- how much worse lying lips to a ruler - Proverbs 17:7

          by Barbara Morrill on Sun Nov 27, 2005 at 12:17:12 AM PST

          [ Parent ]

          •  4 cups of sauce? (none)
            Must be a big crowd you're feeding.

            I don't know. I hereby admit that. I put a whole cookie
            sheet in for less than what you want. Maybe you could roast
            some tomatoes, then add the canned variety? Italians,
            generally, make a lighter sauce, so what I do is make the
            sauce I want to make, then stir it all up w/fresh herbs
            & such, then add olive oil, wine & lemon juice at the last

            sorry if this is not helpful. just ask your chef friend because
            I'm clearly not helpful enough. I cook on the fly, but i do check
            out & search for possibilities.

            It is never too late to be what you might have been...George Elliot

            by begone on Sun Nov 27, 2005 at 12:34:30 AM PST

            [ Parent ]

            •  No, it is... (none)
              And I thank you!  I'm perfectly happy to experiment...and if it doesn't work out, I'll make sure I have a jar(s) of Prego ready just in case.  ;-)

              Arrogant lips are unsuited to a fool-- how much worse lying lips to a ruler - Proverbs 17:7

              by Barbara Morrill on Sun Nov 27, 2005 at 12:54:17 AM PST

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          •  If you roast the tomatoes, (none)
            roast a head of garlic in a piece of foil at the same time. You will not regret it. Use some in the sauce & the rest for the garlic bread!
        •  Chicken Parmigiana (none)
          1. Open you favorite Italian cookbook. $35.00
          2. Select your favorite recipe. $23.00
          3. Call a friend you want to share this meal with. $63.00
          4. Select one of your many credit cards. $32.000
          5. Go to your nearest Italian restaurant. $125.00
          6. Read this blog instead of cleaning dishes. Priceless. There are some things money can't buy

          Armando: But [I] find your obsession with promotion to be distasteful in the extreme. LMAO!

          by oratorio on Sun Nov 27, 2005 at 06:35:36 AM PST

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      •  Bolognese Sauce (4.00)
        Al, I rarely make this but whenever I do, it is Bellisimo - well worth the extra effort. It is perhaps the most famous of Italian meat sauces.

        I don't mess with this one - it already makes your eyes roll back in your head. If you have time, make it a day ahead, it improves with age.

        2 tbl Olive Oil
        2 tbl butter
        2 large cloves garlic minced
        1/2 c chopped onion coarse
        1/2 c chopped celery (include some leaves)
        1/2 c finely diced carrots

        1/2 to 3/4 lb each ground beef and ground pork
        1/8 tsp nutmeg (fresh grated if possible)
        1 1/2 to 2 teaspoons oregano dried is ok, fresh is better (double amount if fresh)
        Salt and freshly ground pepper

        1/2 c white wine
        1/2 c half and half
        1 28 oz can Italian plum tomatoes,chopped(or use crushed)
        1/2 inch strip lemon peel (remove all white pith) ***this is really a key ingredient - odd as that may seem.

        Serves 4-6

        Heat oil and butter in large, heavy bottom pan. Add the garlic, onion, celery, and carrots. Sauté until the vegetables are softened, about 5 minutes. Add meats, nutmeg, oregano, and salt and pepper to taste. Sauté, breaking up the meat and stirring frequently, just until the meat is barely cooked and not at all browned, about 2 minutes. Add the wine. Raise the heat to medium high and cook, stirring often, until the wine evaporates, 8-10 minutes. Add cream. Reduce heat and cook gently, stirring frequently, until cream has almost entirely reduced. Then add the tomatoes with their juice and the lemon peel.

        Cover and simmer or better yet bake at 325 degrees in covered casserole until the sauce thickens 1 1/2 to 2 hours.

        Remove the lemon peel. Serve over hot pasta.

        Use this for baked lasagna as well - it is a very classy sauce.

        One must not attempt to justify them, but rather to sense their nature simply and clearly. Albert Einstein

        by goghgirl on Sun Nov 27, 2005 at 01:42:45 AM PST

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        •  This recipe (none)
          looks terrific!  It will be a good one for the wood cookstove.  Thank you for posting it.
        •  Another recipe for another day... (none)
          NEVER, NEVER, NEVER, NEVER put butter in the foundation for sugo (pasta sauce) unless it's cream-based.   I don't know where this recipe came from, but in Northern Italy where I lived, that would be a huge mistake!

          Here's what ya do... takes all day... so if you're cooking for tonight, it's too late.

          Buy a bottle of the BEST RED WINE (Italian) you can find - consider Bardolino!

          -Dice (1-2) white/yellow onions, according to your like/dislike of onions

          -Chop about 3-5 pieces of FRESH garlic

          -Dice (make them small) several fresh carrots

          -Chop fresh parsley (not too much but a few sticks from a bunch of Italian or regular parsley if they don't have Italian)

          -Several leaves (5-7) of fresh basil

          -A pinch of fresh oregano (very, very little)

          -A pinch (2-3 sticks of fresh rosemary)

          -Buy a bottle of the most EXPENSIVE imported olive oil you can find - better yet, take a trip to Rome and Genova for the holidays!  You deserve it.

          -Meat (if you want meat, but it's better without)...ground round or only THE BEST you can find.

          -Crumble a piece or two of red peppers (dried and imported from Italy - pepperincini)

          Then: add a small amount of olive oil to an EXPENSIVE French/Italian skillet... no Teflon stuff! Sauté the onion until it's slightly brown, add the parsley, garlic and carrots (make sure your veggies aren't wet or you'll create a mess - dry well before cooking). Simmer on low heat.  

          If you're using meat, add it NOW and allow it to simmer.  BUY ONLY the BEST QUALITY or those additives will turn your creation into a watered down YUK!

          Add the crumbled red peppers and the basil, rosemary and oregano.

          I've NEVER heard of roasting the tomatoes in the oven, but do it if you want to.  If you can get really fresh tomatoes (at this time of the year it's unlikely)... but if you use fresh, just roast them (one by one)  over the fire on your stove. Remove the skin.  If not, get the BEST AND MOST EXPENSIVE Italian pomodori/tomatoes in the can.  

          When all of the ingredients in the skillet appear to be sautéed and when they smell wonderful, add 1/4 to 1/2 cup of the red wine. Cook for 2-3 minutes.

          Remove the skillet from the stove and pour all of the ingredients (hope you don't have a watery mess - you won't if you buy the BEST INGREDIENTS for your sauce) into a big pasta cooking pot. You won't have a watery mess if you buy fresh and expensive ingredients at a place like Wild Oats or a small grocery story in NY's Little Italy (or similar place).

          If you're an earth cook-squash the skinned tomatoes into your cooking pot.  If you have to, use a blender, but I prefer earth cooking!

          Then you just let it cook and cook and cook for hours... Refrigerate for one day and then bring it out the day of your big event.

          Two more expensive things you need: 1) Fresh imported Parmesan cheese and 2) real Italian bread... none of that squashy stuff Americans eat - please.

          NEVER, NEVER, NEVER, NEVER cook your pasta in a small pan with too little water.  Fill a big cooking pot all the way with fresh spring water (no city faucet water please).  Add about ½ - 1 teaspoon of your expensive olive oil to the water and about 3/4 teaspoon of salt. If you use pasta fresca, it takes very little time to cook.  If you use the box pasta, cook it to al dente, and remove the water (all of it).  Then dump the ingredients back into the pot on top of your pasta.  Mix it well (don't use all of the sauce - save some to top off each plate)  Never put a bowl of pasta on the table.  Pasta is to be eaten FRESH and HOT.

          Serve your guests (while they are sitting down at your beautiful and colorful table) one plate at a time.  Add a small amount of cheese to each serving, and make sure that you have a cheese bowl on the table for the cheese lovers!

          By the way: Italians don't make garlic bread.  They don't put butter on it either, but if you must... be American!

          Don't forget the wine... I won't take up any more room here, but for those of you who haven't been in Italy... they don't put it all on the plate at one time.  If you want to conduct a real Italian dinner, do a Web search and learn how to cook and serve the courses and put love into each course and interact with your guests... LOVE is the key to the success of a real Italian meal.

          •  NEVER, NEVER, NEVER, NEVER put butter ... (none)
            I normally would not use butter in sautéed veggies destined for pasta either but since this recipe called for 1/2 butter and 1/2 olive oil, and a fairly small amount so I went with it.

            I checked with Simonetta Lupi Vada ( One of Italy's leading food writers and editors for many years - column in Bellisimo Magazine) and this is also what she recommends for making Bolognese sauce.  

            This recipe  is wonderful. Really wonderful. I do a lot of cooking and while most recipes are open to experimentation, this one is untouchable.

            One must not attempt to justify them, but rather to sense their nature simply and clearly. Albert Einstein

            by goghgirl on Sun Nov 27, 2005 at 03:58:07 PM PST

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      •  Here's a good one... (none)
        Tomato Sauce

        1 2-lb can of Italian peeled tomatoes
        1/2 peeled onion
        1 small carrot
        1 clove garlic
        1 stalk of celery with leaves
        3 basil leaves

        Put the tomatoes with their juice into a pot (at least 2-qt) and crush them with your fingers. Add the vegetables, cleaned and cut into pieces, and the basil leaves, Add about a cup of water. Bring to a boil, and then simmer for 1 hour, stirring occasionally. If the sauce starts to stick or thickens too quickly, more water can be added. At the end of the hour pass it all through a food mill. Add enough water to bring it up to a quart in quantity. Put it into a tightly capped bottle and keep in the refrigerator. A good "all-purpose" sauce, it can keep this way from one to two weeks, and is good for 4-6 servings.

        My kids like this because it has all the flavors of traditional sauce, but without the pieces of vegetables. I usually make double this amount to have on hand for a quick dish of pasta, or to use in other recipes (see below).


        "Quick" Bolognese Meat Sauce

        2 tbsp olive oil
        1/2 lb ground beef
        1/2 cup white wine
        salt and pepper
        1 pint homemade tomato sauce (above)
        2 tbsp butter
        grated parmesan cheese

        This is "quick" because all the vegetables you would normally have to sauté are already in the tomato sauce. Also good for kids (like mine) who don't like "pieces" of vegetables in their sauce.

        Sauté the ground beef in the olive oil until well browned. Add the white wine and simmer until it evaporates. Sprinkle about 2 tbsp flour over the meat and stir in, scraping up all that sticks to the pan. Salt and pepper to taste. Add the tomato sauce. Add about 3/4 cup water and cook over low-medium heat for about 20 minutes, stirring every once in a while to prevent sticking, until the sauce thickens and reaches the "right" consistency. Turn off the heat, and when your pasta has been cooked and drained, toss it in the pan with the sauce, to which a lump of butter has been added. Sprinkle with parmesan cheese. Use this sauce with fettuccine, fusilli, rigatoni, or some other shaped pasta that "holds" the sauce well.

        "Sometimes I wonder whether the world is being run by smart people who are putting us on or by imbeciles who really mean it." - Mark Twain

        by Donna in Rome on Sun Nov 27, 2005 at 06:07:35 AM PST

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        •  P.S. (none)
          There's no salt mentioned in the sauce recipe, because you add it to taste, whenever you use the sauce, either by itself (with a sprinkling of parmesan cheese) or with other ingredients.

          "Sometimes I wonder whether the world is being run by smart people who are putting us on or by imbeciles who really mean it." - Mark Twain

          by Donna in Rome on Sun Nov 27, 2005 at 09:11:20 AM PST

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      •  I have a good one (none)
        1. Open 2 jars store bought organic spaghetti sauce, empty contents into a saucepan and heat over medium-low heat.

        2. serve over your favorite noodles.

        -I just it would be funny to see my own "recipe" up here with those fantastic "real" spaghetti sauce recipes:p
      •  Easy and good homemade sauce (none)
        Put 1 pound ground beef and 1 C chopped onion in large skillet or Dutch oven. Sprinkle with 1 tsp salt, 2 chopped garlic cloves (or some garlic powder), 1 1/2 tsp crushed dried oregano, 1/4 tsp crushed dried thyme, and either 2 Tblsp fresh or 2 tsp crushed dried parsley. (Crush the dried herbs between your fingers as you sprinkle them over the meat.) Cook until beef is browned and onion is soft.

        Skim off excess fat, then add three 1-pound cans of tomatoes and cut them up with a spoon. Stir in one 6-ounce can of tomato paste and 1 tsp sugar. Add 2 or 3 bay leaves.

        Simmer, uncovered, for a few hours, or until sauce is thick. After about an hour, taste to see if it needs more salt or sugar. Remove bay leaves before serving.

        I've discovered that if you add the seasonings directly to the meat when making spaghetti sauce or chili, you wind up with a much more flavorful dish than if you wait and add them later with the sauce ingredients. The flavor permeates right to the core.

        •  Sugar??? :-( n/t (none)

          "Sometimes I wonder whether the world is being run by smart people who are putting us on or by imbeciles who really mean it." - Mark Twain

          by Donna in Rome on Sun Nov 27, 2005 at 09:15:59 AM PST

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          •  yes (none)
            The tomato paste is very acidic tasting, so the little bit of sugar basically just cancels that out. I've tried it without the sugar but don't like the acidity. The paste makes the sauce thicker than if you don't add paste. Just one of those things.

            I'm actually allergic to sugar and generally don't use it, but I don't have a reaction to an amount this small, when it's spread out over the large quantity of sauce this makes. Generally I only cook with honey or real maple syrup, as I dislike the artificial sweeteners.

            •  Come to think of it, (none)
              when I was in the States a couple of years ago and wanted to cook up some pasta dishes for friends, I found that the canned tomatoes (and pastes) there had a completely different taste (even if imported from Italy) than the ones I find here. It was very difficult to find a way to "touch up" the sauce to make its taste resemble what it was supposed to be.

              The acidity over here can vary from brand to brand (sometimes, with the more acidic ones, I find that cooking the sauce longer, adding more water as needed, helps tone it down), but in general I found the ones in the US more acidic AND sweeter, and they often have basil leaves already in the can... an addition that changes the flavor of the tomatoes (also because canned basil will obviously not be the same thing as fresh basil), and makes them not quite suitable for dishes such as, for example, spaghetti with tuna sauce, which uses tomato and garlic. You definitely don't want a sweet or basil taste there.

              "Sometimes I wonder whether the world is being run by smart people who are putting us on or by imbeciles who really mean it." - Mark Twain

              by Donna in Rome on Sun Nov 27, 2005 at 10:34:01 AM PST

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          •  Sugar cuts the acidity of (none)
            and brings out the flavor of the tomatoes. If your using really sweet tomatoes (hard to find hybrids that are really sweet).   My Nonna always added sugar to her sauce.  Food in Italy is regional.  Some sections of the country use it, some don't.  She also added a little sugar to her vinagrette, just to cut the acidity of the vinegar.  But, then again, she didn't use as much oil in the salad dressing, so the flavor of the wine vinegar was more noticeable.

            I actually like adding what is called Raw Sugar.  It's still processed the same way, but it still holds molasses, hence the golden color of the sugar.

            Just because a person has faith doesn't mean that he isn't full of crap.-- Pastordan

            by Maggie Mae on Sun Nov 27, 2005 at 10:21:01 AM PST

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    •  Al....Amazing work once again... (none)
      You continue to amaze. You are the gift that keeps giving. Whatever Blog awards are given out, you should win them all. I will never forget your Rosa Parks tribute several weeks ago. Genius!

      *This site is slower than Bush's reaction on 9/11.*

      by Chamonix on Sun Nov 27, 2005 at 12:05:33 AM PST

    •  Boondocks! (4.00)

      John Murtha = Walter Cronkite. The tide is turning. -4.75, -4.41

      by Aethern on Sun Nov 27, 2005 at 12:14:39 AM PST

    •  Thanks, Al. I needed you extra bad (none)
      First there was Sharon Jumper's great diary.
      Then I read the news.
      Then there was SusanG's excellent diary.
      Your diary put the rainbow on my tears.
    •  A freaking TAX on hybrid cars. (none)

      Time for some outrage.

    •  George W. Bush resigns in the name of freedom. (none)
      "The accumulation of all powers, legislative, executive, and judiciary, in the same hands, whether of one, a few, or many, and whether hereditary, self-appointed, or elective, may justly be pronounced the very definition of tyranny." -- James Madison

      "I set out the long-term goal of ending tyranny in our world." -- George W. Bush

      Resignation accepted, fuckface.

      If you don't get involved with politics, politics will eventually get involved with you.

      by big dave on Sun Nov 27, 2005 at 12:26:20 AM PST

      •  You know (none)
        For a split second when I wake up in the morning and I am still groggy, first I have to think what day it is. Then for a split second, I wonder if  should flip on the radio or TV to see if by some miracle, Bush is resigning..LOL..Then sadly, the thought goes away in a split second.
        But I admit to turning on the TV briefly to see if this WH is any more hot water or if there is more Fitzmas to come or if the Republicans are fighting among themselves or any good news..LOL

        America was not built on fear. America was built on courage, on imagination and an unbeatable determination to do the job at hand-Harry S. Truman

        by wishingwell on Sun Nov 27, 2005 at 01:55:52 AM PST

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        •  It comes (none)
          from remembering the glorious day Nixon resigned.
          I will think for a split second how much more glorious it would be if Bush did.

          America was not built on fear. America was built on courage, on imagination and an unbeatable determination to do the job at hand-Harry S. Truman

          by wishingwell on Sun Nov 27, 2005 at 01:57:05 AM PST

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      •  Except --- (none)
        "I set out the long-term goal of ending tyranny in our world." -- George W. Bush

        Saudi Arabia and the People's Republic of China are off the map of course. Somebody's gotta sell us crude and finance our public debt.

    •  Guitar Players (none)
      Does anyone have a favorite tabs/chords site? I've been googling a song lyric, and come up with, or something. Does anyone like something better?


      If you're so fucking smart, why are you so fucking dead? - Scarface

      by JohnGor0 on Sun Nov 27, 2005 at 12:46:22 AM PST

    •  Watching the genius of Al Rodgers, Armando - (4.00)
      Old or New Armando, and some great dairy entries on dailyKos, I now know why Rupert Murdock said that the days of print Newspapers as we know it are numbered. As he eloquently stated recently:
      " Today, the newspaper is just paper," Murdoch said. "Tomorrow, it can be a destination."
      "Newspaper editors must abandon convention and "free our minds" for the industry's digital revolution, media mogul Rupert Murdoch said Wednesday
      " Just as people traditionally started their day with coffee and a newspaper," he said, "in the future, our hope would be that for those who start their day online, it will be with coffee and our Web site."
      " I'm a digital immigrant," Murdoch said. "I wasn't weaned on the Web nor coddled on a computer. Instead, I grew up in a highly centralized world where news and information were tightly controlled by a few editors."
      Forty-four percent of Americans between 18-and-34 use a Web portal at least once a day to get news, while only 19 percent read a newspaper daily, the report said.
      Though some older readers objected, Murdoch said, the overall response was resoundingly positive - resulting in increased readership.

      With the news revolution, people want different angles to news stories and ultimately "don't want news presented as gospel," he said.

      He suggested that newspapers experiment with bloggers to supplement their regular content and avoid duplicating the paper version. Other media are also taking off through the Internet, forcing newspapers to compete with bloggers who provide audio commentary online, he said.

      " Today, the newspaper is just paper," Murdoch said. "Tomorrow, it can be a destination."

      We are the beginning of a huge revolution. With Al, Armando and many others in here leading the way we are in a very good company. Keep up the good work Al. What will Saturday Night be without you? Boring.
    •  Why isn't Kissinger (none)
      in jail, he is a criminal.
      It looks like the Sunday lineup except for a few exceptions is fossils and crazy people, oh yea, then there's Biden, haven't found a group for him yet, just hypocrite and self absorbed phony will have to do for now.
      PS - Broder, you aren't taken seriously anymore, at least by informed people, your opinions are as old as you are, maybe older, so crawl back in your coffin.
      •  No idea... (none)
        Watched "The Killing Fields" again last night on teevee. One of those rare instances where history and politics meet as a great film -- "The Battle of Algiers" is another.

        As an initiator of the bombing of Cambodia and the subsequent rise of the Khmer Rouge, Kissinger's Nobel Peace Prize is little more than a sick joke.

    •  WAPO Front Page: Bush, Unleash Those Shiites! (none)
      Sometimes I wonder why I subscribe to the Washington Post.

      Back in the day, folks in Russia didn't need to subscribe to Pravda or Izvestia, 'cause they could get exactly the same kind of news on the radio and on TV.

      On the WP front page today:

      Reminiscent of the 1950's campaign to "Unleash Chiang"--let those Chinese troops from Taiwan who had fled the Mainland go back and conquer Red China.

      In the 1960's, Vietnamization--every time one corrupt South Vietnamese general screwed up, there would somehow be a coup, and another "tough" US-backed South Vietnamese general would take over--always with more military failure as the result--until LBJ finally got fed up, and ordered that there be no more of "this Coup shit."

      This article today seems to be the same sort of crap, promoting one more, Tougher Tactical Shiite Battalion--which could be added to the one or two other crack small pro-US Iraqi units now in existence.

      If the tactics used by us against the insurgents in Iraq now are not tough enough, we'll shudder to see what comes next--though of course the Wash Post probably won't let us know much about that, or see any photos.

      The article is by Ellen Knickmayer, Washington Post Foreign Service--somehow the name does not seem so familiar. Could this be Judith Miller's new pen name, or is this simply a creation by a Judith Miller clone?

      •  To Be Fair to Ellen Knickmeyer... (none)
        To be fair to Ms. Knickmeyer, I found:

        Educating Ms. Knickmeyer

        By one Westhawk, a person who advocates Iraqi death squads and the like, and who thought, back on Tuesday, September 20, 2005, that Ellen was a peacenik marshmallow. Perhaps she read Westhawk's chicken-hawkish screed, and took it to heart--or, hopefully, not.

        To be fair to Ellen Knickmeyer, she has courageously reported on past horrors in Iraq.

        Hopefully today's article is merely an exception to her previous reporting, or meant to be satirical, rather than a change of direction designed to please the Westhawks of this world, and perhaps her editors back in DC.

      •  They just want (none)
        to take back Abu Ghraib and restore it to normalcy

        "That story isn't worth the paper it's rotten on."--Dorothy Parker

        by martyc35 on Sun Nov 27, 2005 at 10:19:26 AM PST

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    •  Biden Did Well on MTP (none)
      Biden framed the Iraq War Vote, scratch that, the "Iraq Presidential Empowerment Vote", in its literal terms, and how the president did not abide by the terms of this resolution in his decision to invade Iraq. He framed it as it was, a vote to give the president the power to use US resources, including military, if Saddam failed to comply with UN resolutions on WMD, and bar or restrict UN Weapons inspectors to access, or to prevent them from carrying out their task of identifying and destroying WMD in Iraq.  As we all should remember, while Saddam had his faults, he did nothing to impede the UN WMD inspectors, and it was Bush and not Saddam that ended their work in Iraq.  While Biden did not use the exact words above, his intent was clearly to remind us all what the resolution really said and meant, and how Bush mis-used the resolution.  By doing this, we lay the whole mess where it belongs, in the president's lap.
      •  I missed most of Biden (none)
        But the small part I did see was better than some of his previous appearances.  Maybe he finally got the memo -- America has left him and his Iraq stances.

        Anyway, the follow up panel was quite good also.  With even Judy Woodruff pointing to people she has interviewed (albeit with varying points as to "get out now" or "stay the course") all saying that Bush is not telling the truth about where Iraq is today, about realistic plans for what happens next, and the disallusionment of most of those who followed Bush wholeheartedly.  They are losing their love for this war.

    •  Kudos and huzzah (4.00)
      to the four historians on Face the Nation - especially to James Reston, Jr. -- when the host tries to make out like this presidency is just another ho hum second term with all the accoutrements - they ain't buyin it.  And quietly and with precision they put him in his place - he's out of his league here. He's not interviewing politicians or the likes of partison pundits.  It is the war and poverty - each of them states even though they are being steered in another direction.

      The power of education!  I must read james reston, jr. His father was, I believe, a well known commentator for the Times?  Many wingnuts must be going crazy -especially those without any historical background.  

      Watch this program if you can.

      The beneficiaries are likely to be...large corporations and development firms. (O'Connor, J. dissenting in Kelo). God bless you, J. O'Connor.

      by xanthe on Sun Nov 27, 2005 at 07:58:03 AM PST

    •  Russ Feingold kicked ass on This Week (none)
      He said health care is the number one priority. It's clear he can stand his ground without any excuses about his votes on the Iraqi Invasion and the Un-Patriot Act, too.

      Chris Matthews spent 20 minutes saying Hillary is for all intents and purposes the next Democratic Presidential nominee.  What a dick.

      In the practice of tolerance, one's enemy is the best teacher. Dalai Lama

      by leolabeth on Sun Nov 27, 2005 at 08:23:19 AM PST

    •  MTP: Not a bad days work. (none)
      You know, I am usually one to avoid the Talk Shows, for fear of the bullshit wind tunnel effect of the insular belt-way hot air.  But I watched Russer today after Biden was done, and, while Timmy tried to veer towards Democratic responsibility, Woodruff, Gregory, Broder and Robinson were all painting a bleak picture for the Administration and for Republicans generally.  Heck Judy even said the blogs linked Melon-head to Woodward - who they had just shit all over - and he had to respond, "I'm no Bob Woodward."  Given expectations, not a bad days work.
    •  and what was this about? (none)

      Tim Russert on MTP today... Let me turn to the CIA leak investigation.  Time magazine reports that Viveca Novak of Time magazine has now been subpoenaed to testify.
    •  Anyone notice this Sunday.... (4.00)



    •  Certified Al-Qaeda Recruiter (none)
      can't seem to post the photo. here's the link...

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