Posting History for N0MAN1968
|GBCW – It’s the credibility, stupid!
At least for now, I’m signing off as a diarist and commenter. All will be told at length below. Stand by for venting.
|When Juan Cole nails it, he nails it
This might be my shortest diary ever, but among the trillions of words written on our New National Nightmare that is neoconservativism, George W. Bush, Iraq, the gutting of the Constitution and on ...
|Evolution evolves into the defining issue
Lots of chatter about evolution since the Redumblican debate. My thoughts below.
|Oregon Guv to live on food stamp budget
It’s a brilliant idea – and one that any Republican governor could have tried in order to look somewhat human – but Oregon’s Democratic Governor Ted Kulongoski, along with ...
|The Iraqi Centipod
I saw a story diaried this week -- no cite handy, sorry -- about a report that the US military has taken over Iraqi security, in a tacit admission that training the Iraqis is no longer feasible as a ...
|Ueberroth: US "better off" if LA/CHI mayors ran it
Peter Ueberroth isn't likely to get an Air America gig any time soon. Not that he's way over on the Dark Side, but the former ...
|What the DOJ scandal really means
As foolish as it is to think that DOJ is not a political animal, it's even more foolish to misunderstand those politics -- or, more accurately, to so badly misrepresent them, as our neoconservative "...
|A response to all impeachment diaries
I am a great admirer of teacherken. I read with interest his diary of today, They will have no choice but to impeach , and I am moved ...
|Us and Them
Us, and them And after all we're only ordinary men. Me, and you. God only knows its not what we would choose to do. Forward he cried from the rear And the front rank died. And the general sat ...
|GOP lacks COMPLIANCE capability
Paraphrasing, the question was asked, HOW/WHY is it that the Bush Maladministration is, well, so extraordinarily ham-handed in its indiscretions? The answer came to me in a flash: The GOP ...
|"If you've got nothing to hide ... "
Lordy, this is funny! It's just one whip-saw after another with the Goopers. The latest is this controversy over White House senior staff testifying to Congress under oath. This is where perception ...
|Shirlington Loses DHS Limo Contract
It was reported yesterday that Shirlington Limousine & Transport, which has been under investigation as part of the whole Duke Cunningham et al. mess, will no longer be one of DHS’s ...
|"Third-rate burglary" vs. "Internal personnel matter"
Am I the first to note this curious similarity in linguistic efforts to minimize a looming political catastrophe for a sitting President?
|“You offered me the lives of my crew.”
Yeah, that’s right. If you recognized the line you are now or at one time were a Star Trek geek. It’s from “
|Democrats afraid war will end
Sorry, folks. Read it and weep.
|GOP in "vicious cycle" of pessimism
If this has been diaried, I really don't care. I'm writing it more for myself and thank you for stopping by. I've grown to respect Charlie Cook quite a bit. His predictions were accurate but ...
|It's the sex, stupid!
I've given this a lot of thought (I know, you're happy for me) and have come to the conclusion that what's happened with religion and politics is that the Christian Right, as doubly oxymoronic as ...
|FCC and Radio HATE: Prepare for a long wait
This is not a new idea. theleftcoaster brought it up twice that I know of, most recently in connection with the ABC mendacity known ...
|Iraq escalation violates AUMF (staying might, also)
Sen. Kennedy’s posting prompted me to go back and look at exactly what George W. Bush was authorized to do. You might be surprised.
|Overheard at the Pentagon (Bob Newhart Redux)
If you are young, like my youngest kid, Bob Newhart was Wil Farrell's adoptive elfin dad in the movie "Elf." If you are old, like my kid's dad, Bob Newhart started out in your awareness as a ...
|Six said he was "worth it" -- A revived reflection on Saddam's execution
This got more feedback as a comment today than as a diary yesterday but some have requested it in diary form. So here it is, again, with update added yesterday, in full form below the fold. Happy ...
|UPDATED: Was he worth it? Six said "yes"
Saddam Hussein is dead. His execution was a direct object and result of the decisions made by the 43rd President of the United States, George W. Bush. As president, former governor of Texas and a ...
|Bush tops 06 poll as both "Hero" and "Villian"
A diary a while ago noted the penchant for the clinically mentally ill to embrace Bush, as a reaction to the need for a figure of clear authority in a dysfunctional world view. Here is ...
|Chgo Trib's Sanity Clause: Crismis doin's in rightieville
The /Chicago Tribune/ is among several papers I monitor in the U.S. and abroad, but it’s December 26, 2006 edition contained a trilogy of treats—profound indications that all is not well,
|Barockstar Obamapalooza -- Feel the inevitable
I saw a young, personable politician on /The Tonight Show/ being interviewed by Jay Leno after a noteworthy speech at the Democratic Convention, nominating the party's candidate. I said to my wife "...
|"Stupid is as stupid does" -- President Gump
Over recent years, and especially in recent days, there has been a lot of speculation about the sanity of President George W. Bush. This goes hand in hand with speculation about his intellect. ...
|Episcopal split on gays manufactured by conservative money
This is the kind of issue that seeps in around the edges. It showed up as an afterthought in diarist essexgreen ’s tip-jar comment to a diary posted today,
|"Wrong on Iraq" -- Effect of war auth votes on 2008 candidates
I spent a lot of time reading the comments in today's rec'd diary on John Edwards. Seems the biggest knock on this guy in our Kommunity is his previous pro-military force position on Iraq. By the ...
|Battle of Aught-Six (apologies to Johnny Horton)
With the election of 2006 producing so many battles after Election Day, it put me in the mind of Andrew Jackson's post-truce victory in the Battle of New Orleans. Hope you are old enough to ...
|Shelby Steele on Iraq: BLAME AMERICANS!
In his recent op ed, Our Unceasing Ambivalence , published December 8 in the /Wall Street Journal/,
|Saturday Night Joke Thread v2
Hey it was fun last week and added some notables to my collection! I'll start ...
|Bush is a four-time, big-time loser
This came to me today with two separate revelations. First, someone as notable as the popularly elected non-President of 2000, Al Gore, finally stopped beating about the bush (so to speak) and ...
|Saturday Night Joke Thread
What the Hell. I'll start.
|Vote hacked, just not enough
The group Election Defense Alliance (EDA), a national election integrity organization, claims that evidence shows the just-concluded election was skewed Republican by 3,000,000 hacked votes. This is ...
|TSA can unionize but won't be allowed to--Second in a Series||N0MAN1968||11/18/2006||11||6||-||1|
|The straight, white, male, rural, southern party||N0MAN1968||11/17/2006||42||25||1||23|
|IRS: Check this box if you supported the Iraq war||N0MAN1968||11/13/2006||15||15||1||133|
|THINK like a prosecutor and 07 becomes a GOP death march||N0MAN1968||11/11/2006||9||25||1||9|
|This song helped me through the worst years||N0MAN1968||11/09/2006||14||2||1||-|
|BEST POST MORTEM: Juan Cole||N0MAN1968||11/08/2006||23||35||-||11|
|Saddam: History's Most Expensive Law Enforcement Action||N0MAN1968||11/04/2006||1||-||-||5|
|WHAT IF ... Bush declares martial law? (fiction)||N0MAN1968||10/29/2006||36||8||3||83|
|SECRET TAPE OF BUSH-BAKER EXCHANGE ("Snarkle!")||N0MAN1968||10/14/2006||5||6||-||-|
|Are we making too much of Foley? NAHHHHH!||N0MAN1968||10/04/2006||8||3||-||-|
|Comma or WWII? I'm confused.||N0MAN1968||09/26/2006||10||12||1||-|
|"Jihad" auto dealer ad cancelled--how low can you go?||N0MAN1968||09/25/2006||13||1||-||1|
|GOP Embraces "Woody Allen Strategy"||N0MAN1968||09/24/2006||22||7||-||6|
|Jesus Christ Delays Defense Bill||N0MAN1968||09/22/2006||5||6||-||-|
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