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2006 June 22 — Why Now?
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Some Bloggers Report

Karen at Peripetia has been doing original reporting on the Rove indictment story that Jason Leopold wrote in Truthout.

Part One and Part Two are up and well worth a read.

Among other skills, Karen is an attorney, so she has the underlying knowledge of the legal system to ask relevant questions, and she has gotten some answers.

Personally, I think the indictment exists, but Fitzgerald is using it to obtain Rove’s cooperation.

June 22, 2006   2 Comments

More Sad News

Jane Hamsher of Fire Dog Lake has lost her mother to a sudden illness.

This has been an unkind summer.

June 22, 2006   Comments Off on More Sad News

Analogies Are Dangerous

A chainsaw is really useful after a hurricane for clearing debris, but you have to know how to use one safely or you may end up in the back of a pick-up racing to a hospital with various body parts in a cooler beside you.

Analogies are like chainsaws: helpful when used with care and knowledge, but dangerous if you haven’t read the manual and don’t pay attention.

The Shrubbery was in Hungary and said that Hungary was an example for the Iraqi people.

I think someone should sit the Shrubbery down and explain that Hungary welcomed the Soviet army’s help in getting rid of the Nazis, but wanted them to leave in 1956.

So Saddam = Hitler, Iraq = Hungary, and the US = the Soviet Union. Somehow I don’t think that’s what he wanted to say, although it is a fairly accurate picture of what’s going on.

Someone needs to show the Shrubbery how to “keep the chain tight and oiled” and always maintain control so those analogies don’t kickback on him.

June 22, 2006   10 Comments

World Cup update

Team Group Points Games Goals
Played Won Tied Lost For Against Difference
United States Out 1 3 0 1 2 2 6 -4
Germany In 9 3 3 0 0 8 2 6
England In 7 3 2 1 0 5 2 3
Switzerland In 7 3 2 1 0 4 0 4
Netherlands In 7 3 2 1 0 3 1 2

Yes, the US is out of the tournament. You can’t buy the World Cup.

June 22, 2006   8 Comments