Booga booga! —

More “chatter” indicating non-specific threats of large-scale actions at undetermined locations and times, apparently aiming to “disrupt elections” in order to effect an as yet unspecified outcome. This was the announcement yesterday which you’ve now seen all over the place today. Despite the breathless urgency of the announcement, the meaningless color-coded terror alert system remains at “yellow.”

It was all the CIA’s fault —

The Senate has completed Phase I of its investigation into the intelligence failures leading up to the Iraq War, and concluded that it’s all the CIA’s fault. Conveniently, the “second phase” of the report, which will deal with how administration officials used the intelligence (should we really keep calling it “intelligence”?), does not begin until after the elections.

“You win some, and some get stolen –“

— Rep. C.L. “Butch” Otter, R-Idaho, co-sponsor of Bernie Sanders’ Patriot Act Amendment that would have restricted the FBI’s ability to spy on your library activities without a subpoena, and which failed to pass. Doubly demonstrating their animosity for democratic institutions, the House GOP leaders once again held a vote open past its scheduled time in order to arm-twist enough colleagues to win.

Oops – lost those records!

And darn it, they would have been just the ones needed to prove what George Bush was doing during the disputed months of his Guard service! What rotten luck! Oh well. Guess we’ll just have to take his word for it. (You knew it was coming.)

Kenny and Me —

Via Working for Change, a touching collection of the love letters between Bush and Ken Lay…

Never mind your scientific credentials; did you vote for George Bush? —

The Union of Concerned Scientists issues another report detailing the Flat Earth Society takeover of the White House.


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