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Sunday, July 22, 2007

The GOP field

Friday, July 20, 2007


This could be trouble:

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Bush will undergo a routine colonoscopy Saturday and temporarily hand presidential powers over to Vice President Dick Cheney, the White House said.

Anyone need a pardon?


Wednesday, July 18, 2007


They have mosquitoes down in the euphemistically termed "River Valley." Lana Labrousse of 40/29 sez a good way to avoid them is to "stay inside between dawn and dusk, when they're most active." Never mind that most people can't avoid going outside during the daylight hours. She got it bass-ackwards.
(Link later if they post their report.)

Sunday, July 15, 2007

No joke

As we slouch toward the sixth anniversary of
9/11, the war against Al Qaeda has only just begun.

They hate your children


WASHINGTON, July 14 — The White House said on Saturday that President Bush would veto a bipartisan plan to expand the Children’s Health Insurance Program, drafted over the last six months by senior members of the Senate Finance Committee.
The vow puts Mr. Bush at odds with the Democratic majority in Congress, with a substantial number of Republican lawmakers and with many governors of both parties, who want to expand the popular program to cover some of the nation’s eight million uninsured children.

Why? Tony Fratto: “This will have the effect of encouraging many to drop private coverage, to go on the government-subsidized program.”

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Barry Bearak

One of our favorite NYTimes writers has returned to a place he knows well:

Afghanistan surely has made some progress toward development, but most often the nation seems astride some pitiable rocking horse, with each lurch forward inevitably reversed by the backward spring of harsh reality.

Read every story he files.

Monday, July 09, 2007


Whoever's writing the scripts that the anchors at 40/29 mindlessly read keeps referring to this trial as the "murder trial of an Arkansas beauty queen." She's the alleged victim. Her ex-boyfriend is accused of killing her.

Sunday, July 08, 2007


Wednesday, July 04, 2007


Sunday, July 01, 2007