I grew up reading comic books wanting to be a superhero. Comics taught me that those who speak the truth are heroes, all the rest are liars.

Friday, March 24, 2006

Friday's Shag

Hopefully all the hotair GOP garbage wedge rhetoric speeds up the Minnesota spring thaw! Have a nice weekend.
A Cartoon that's funny but....:

A Cartoon Moment:
"Hello There Children"
Is Chef back? Kinda

Where Bush Got His Ethics:
All in the family.
Former first lady Barbara Bush donated an undisclosed amount of money to the Bush-Clinton Katrina Fund with specific instructions that the money be spent with an educational software company owned by her son Neil.”

An Uncomfortable Moment:
'Unintentional contrast found between Senator Sharon Marko’s campaign for Congress in MN CD2 and Coleen Rowley’s campaign."
Notice went out on the cd's list server of an executive board meeting last night to discuss opening an office. No candidates were sent ‘special’ or personal invites as the meeting was specifically called to address office space within the district. Coleen Rowley showed up and so she was given a 2 minutes to speak over the objection of a Marko supporter who asked why Marko wasn’t specifically called and invited.

In the past ten years in CD2 Marko has attended zero fundraisers for CD2 or any of it's non incumbent democratic candidates. It was embarrassing to see her supporter ask for special treatment for Marko because she’s so out of touch with the grassroots workings of the district.

Think About It:
Are You Mad Enough Yet?
One of the first things a veteran Dkos front-pager told me after my promotion was that I could write a post condemning Dick Cheney and get 200 adoring comments in less than an hour. But ask unregistered voters to register, ask readers to consider signing a petition, and the turn-out is shockingly low.

The opposition is banking, literally, on our apathy. Karl Rove is depending on you not to register to vote. Dick Cheney is praying you won't talk two into joining you. Jerry Falwell and James Dobson are anointing themselves with magic wingnut oil to keep you from checking with your local party HQ to see if there's a candidate who needs volunteers, or something as simple as signatures to get a local candidate on the ballot. There are plants and trolls here specifically to stir up division and to spread the idea that your vote won't be counted, no matter where, no matter what.

Best Quote:
Just ask the general:
(Rumsfeld) has shown himself incompetent strategically, operationally and tactically, and is far more than anyone else responsible for what has happened to our important mission in Iraq. Mr. Rumsfeld must step down.

A Painful Three Years: Allah yistur min il rab3a
Baghdad Burning
"Three years later and the nightmares of bombings and of shock and awe have evolved into another sort of nightmare. The difference between now and then was that three years ago, we were still worrying about material things- possessions, houses, cars, electricity, water, fuel…

It’s difficult to define what worries us most now. Even the most cynical war critics couldn't imagine the country being this bad three years after the war... "

Allah yistur min il rab3a (God protect us from the fourth year).

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