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Monthly Archives: November 2008

Patriots, Not Double Dippers


From Today’s Washington Post we get this little insight into the thinking of people at the Pentagon regarding the budget: “They know the money (in the budget) is coming down,” a Pentagon official said of the uniformed services, and many welcome increased discipline. “But it’s neither the military’s nature nor its role to volunteer the […]

Peace Sells, But Who's Buying?


There is a brouhaha in Leftblogistan regarding the President-Elect’s recent personnel decisions. A blogger I read frequently, Godless Liberal Homo, expressed it in comments here at KIAV. On a post in which I praised the Clinton pick, he wrote: “The idea of a bloodthirsty war monger like Clinton as Secretary of State is really frightening.” […]

I Do Not Want What I Haven't Got


Tivo Alert: Rachel Maddow will appear on Conan this evening. I know that I am one of the few who actually cares about this kind of thing. I tried time and again to set the world on fire with John McWeirdsmile’s bizarre use of the phrase “I’ll follow him to the gates of Hell,” but […]

iPod Alert


The NPR/Fresh Air interview of William Ayers is at:

Newt Gingrich Is A Space Alien


Some is being made of a quote by Known Muppet Newt Gingrich on The Ted Baxter Show. Here’s what he said. Look, I think there is a gay and secular fascism in this country that wants to impose its will on the rest of us, is prepared to use violence, to use harassment. I think […]



It is a shame that our caucus has taken the impractical step of maintaining Joe Lie-berman’s chairmanship of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee. May the caucus bear this day in mind when Lie-berman is the first to call for our new president’s impeachment, as he was for President Clinton, or when he takes […]



(From today’s Salon) “We were so glad that we had (gone to Grant Park at 10 p.m. election night) because it was a moment that we wanted to share. We didn’t want to be by ourselves. It was just too sweet. It felt like a page of history was being turned. And, of course, there […]

Don't Worry, America! You're Still A Nation of Bigots and Superstitious Shitheads!


Cross burnings. Schoolchildren chanting “Assassinate Obama.” Black figures hung from nooses. Racial epithets scrawled on homes and cars. Incidents around the country referring to President-elect Barack Obama are dampening the postelection glow of racial progress and harmony, highlighting the stubborn racism that remains in America. From California to Maine, police have documented a range of […]

Poupon the GOP


You may note that I have refused to call the Republican Party anything polite in recent postings. Most recently I took to calling them the Billshitter Party because that’s what they have become. Now that President Elect Obama has made it clear that he wants us all to make nice with the enemy, I will […]

Secretary of State Clinton


President-Elect Obama has a knack for personnel in the exact same way that The Current President doesn’t. He is making personnel decisions that seem not just good, not just right, but downright inspired. When I heard the name “Rahm Emanuel” as COS, I immediately thought, “Eureka!” and bolted out of the tub. A coworker I […]