Thursday, September 08, 2005

is the pendulum swinging?

I'm not an optimist, but today, in the midst of terrible times, there were signs that the Republican monolith's facade may be fracturing under stress.

- http://www.cnn.com/2005/POLITICS/09/08/election.investigation.ap/index.html

- also from CNN. "One passer-by shouted the same vulgar phrase to Cheney that the vice president himself had used on the Senate floor in a celebrated and heated exchanged in June 2004 with Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vermont."

(I have really got to learn to hotlink)

- from The War Room at salon.com

An Ann Coulter speech? Thanks but no thanks
We haven't heard much from Ann Coulter in the last few days.

As Hurricane Katrina was striking the Gulf Coast, Coulter was suggesting that New Yorkers, who "don't really consider themselves a part of the rest of America," wouldn't come to the aid of its victims. But that was more than a week ago, and we haven't heard mention of Coulter since.
Maybe she's still doing her regular spew and we just haven't noticed. Either way, we can't say we miss her, and it appears that we're not alone: Harding University, an Arkansas college affiliated with the Church of Christ, has disinvited her from its lecture series after learning a little more about the way in which she chooses to express herself.
In an e-mail message to faculty members, Harding's director of public relations said that the school's administration had "re-evaluated" its decision to invite Coulter to speak. "Harding and Ann Coulter are probably on the same page on many issues," the school's spokesman told Inside Higher Ed. But he said school officials had grown "concerned with the manner in which she presents her ideas. We believe that some of her comments are very controversial and confrontational, and we just weren’t comfortable with that."

- from the al franken show

President Bush said last week, "I don't think anybody anticipated the breach of the levees."
Well, that's incredibly false.
More interestingly, even Saturday Night Live's Mr. Bill anticipated the breach of the levees. Bush a liar? Oh noo!

I sure hope these links work. also stay tuned for some funny stuff later.

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