Tuesday, December 26, 2006

'Godfather of Soul' James Brown Dies

'Godfather of Soul,' Legendary Singer James Brown, Dies of Heart Failure at 73

http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory?id=2750586&CMP=OTC-RSSFeeds0312

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

But seriously folks...

Lots and lots of discussion over subpoena power and the like...

Back by popular demand...

The infamous grocer's son...unedited...

The Honorable Henry Waxman!

http://www.newsobserver.com/114/story/519136.html

C'mon...I know you're curious...

aaack....oooookk....eeeerk...argghhhhh....

http://www.tomdelay.com/home/2006/12/12/tom-delay-hillary-will-be-the-next-president.html

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

FT's Gideon Rachman: The Baker-Hamilton report

http://blogs.ft.com/rachmanblog/2006/12/the_bakerhamilt.html#more

Finally, it seems to me that the ground is being prepared for the United States to walk away, and to blame the Iraqi government for failing to get its act together. Take a look at this recommendation from the report:
"If the Iraqi government does not make substantial progress toward the achievement of milestones on national reconciliation, security and governance, the United States should reduce its political, military or economic support."
If I were an Iraqi sitting in the green zone, I wouldn’t feel too re-assured by that passage.

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Whatever happened to the "Good War"?

Afghanistan Opium Crop Sets Record

U.S.-Backed Efforts At Eradication Fail

Opium production in Afghanistan, which provides more than 90 percent of the world's heroin, broke all records in 2006, reaching a historic high despite ongoing U.S.-sponsored eradication efforts, the Bush administration reported yesterday.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/12/01/AR2006120101654.html

When asked about the increase in Opium production, G-Dub "Rub a dub dub" Lame Duck responded, "Take me out, Coach...I'm tired..."