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Truth, Justice, and the American Way of Life

Keith Olbermann scores another direct hit with: Bush owes us an apology.

Go and read it. You’ll need IE and Windows Media to see it on the MSNBC site, but I have confidence that it will be converted to other formats soon.

September 18, 2006   3 Comments

An Outrage

Via Watertiger [a nice person, but she should review her use of the word, Cracker, as Chambliss doesn’t make the cut] we arrive at Raw Story on Senator Saxby Chambliss (R-Georgia)

According to Roll Call‘s source, Chambliss said, “We need better intelligence. If we had better intelligence in the Civil War we’d be quoting Jefferson Davis, not Lincoln.”

A spokesperson for Chambliss said the story wasn’t correct and that what the Senator actually said said was, “If Gen. JEB Stuart had had better intelligence, we’d all be meeting in Richmond right now.”

How can a Senator from a Southern state makes such egregious errors? How can he blacken the memory of Major General James Ewell Brown Stuart, CSA? How can he call Lincoln’s Invasion [The War Between the States is acceptable if there are Yankees present], the Civil War?

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September 18, 2006   2 Comments

Halloween Comes Early

Civil Defense

That’s the old symbol of Civil Defense, but these days you would have to visit a museum to see it, although some states and localities still use it in conjunction with their emergency management systems.

As Andante notes, those of us who attended school in the 1950’s and 1960’s still remember air raid drills and hiding under our desks.

This was the period of Mutually Assured Destruction, Nuclear Winter, Thermonuclear War. If I’m not terribly impressed with threat mongering, it is because I remember vividly what it was like knowing the planet could be rendered uninhabitable. The situation portrayed in On the Beach was the push of a button away. Dr. Strangelove means a whole lot more to those of us who remember Kennedy and Khrushchev.

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September 18, 2006   2 Comments