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warming…

God gave Noah the rainbow sign Don’t you see (don’t you see) God gave Noah the rainbow sign Don’t you see God gave Noah the rainbow sign No more water, but the fire next time Tide me over, Rock of Ages, cleft for me                           […]

more pre-meditation…

The ‘Good Germans’ Among Us October 14th, 2007  Ten days ago The Times unearthed yet another round of secret Department of Justice memos countenancing torture. President Bush gave his standard response: “This government does not torture people.” Of course, it all depends on what the meaning of “torture” is. The whole point of these memos […]

“Jesus as Financier”

It is likely that you don’t watch Charismatic Pentacostal Christian television very much, so you don’t know what it’s actually all about. You probably think it has something to do with the Christianity you might have encountered personally or through some acquaintance, something to do with things Jesus said or things in the Bible. That’s […]

the rape of america…

[I've said this before, but it's worth saying again.] The most remarkable thing to me is how this Administration has been able to get away with the number of outrageous things they’ve done since coming to the White House in 2001. It’s tempting to blame the other side, and many do that. Raing at the […]

remember Fitzmas?

  Today is Plame Eve. Fair Game comes out tomorrow…  [program pre-recorded on the back porch]

a breakthrough…

I saw the Ann Coulter interview on CNN that everyone is talking about: COULTER: [W]e just want Jews to be perfected, as they say. DEUTSCH: Wow, you didn’t really say that, did you? [...] DEUTSCH: Ann Coulter, author of If Democrats Had Any Brains, They’d Be Republicans, and if Ann Coulter had any brains she […]

dateline Nairobi…

( life )

Off the grid to Masai Mara in the morning for our first game-trip with cameras in hand… [Live out of Africa] 

oh look! a world leader leading…

Britain draws up plan to put pressure on Burmese junta Britain is calling for a multi-billion-pound aid package from rich nations to encourage Burma’s ruling military junta to move towards democracy. Gordon Brown has written to other world leaders outlining his "carrot and stick" approach, under which Burma would face tougher sanctions if its leaders […]

hope these numbers are true…

icasualties.org is admittedly only able to give a guesstimate of the civilian casualties in Iraq [from news reports]. Nonetheless, their numbers for October look good. Whether it means "the Surge is working" in the way the Administration will interpret it, or something else doesn’t matter to me. I’m just glad to see that maybe fewer […]

courageous…

Hillary Pledges to End War “Immediately” Upon Taking Office What I do know, is that I heard her say that she would end the Iraq war immediately upon taking office. Lots of heads snapped up when she said that (and there was plenty of applause, even a little whooping) and the very politically plugged in […]