Monthly Archives: June 2007

Remain Vigilant, etc

by matttbastard ZOMG CAR BOMBS IN LONDON!!11 Police have confirmed they are now investigating the discovery of two car bombs in the West End of London. Police said the second device had been found in a Mercedes hours after the … Continue reading

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Quote of the Day: Accepting Responsibility

by matttbastard How, if at all, can the US discharge its obligations not only to the people of Iraq but to our own soldiers as well? For the war’s supporters, confident that that the “surge” is working, the answer is … Continue reading

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Hump Day Music Spotlight: “I only apologize when I’m wrong”

by matttbastard Girl in a Coma – Clumsy Sky (Blackheart Records)

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About That Pony…

by matttbastard The other day I posted on how US military officials in Iraq were (once again) musing about the possibility of future US troop reductions – if Iraqi forces can maintain local security without an American presence. Cernig was … Continue reading

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“The Law is the Law”

by matttbastard Apparently the leader of Ontario’s Opposition has rejected Chief Fontaine’s invitation to join frustrated First Nations peoples in solidarity. In a speech today at a meeting of the Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police, purportedly ‘moderate‘ Ontario Progressive … Continue reading

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“What if Mary had said no?”

by matttbastard Mandolin astutely captures the essence of anti-choice blog comments. Also check out a longer piece by the talented Ms Swirsky, Dispersed by the Sun, Melting in the Wind, one of the most elegantly disturbing SF short stories I’ve … Continue reading

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Drawing the Line (Updated)

by matttbastard WaPo: In a radio interview last fall, Cheney said, “We don’t torture.” What he did not acknowledge, according to Alberto J. Mora, who served then as the Bush-appointed Navy general counsel, was that the new legal framework was … Continue reading

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Whoops.

by matttbastard Well then. Apparently there is a bug with regards to uploading OPML files. Discovered this while attempting to update the sidebar blogroll for The Blogging Alliance of Non-Partisan Canadians (of which I am a proud member). WordPress now … Continue reading

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An Inappropriate Endorsement

by matttbastard Via Hossein Derakhshan, an upcoming rally in New York calling for the release of imprisoned Iranian-American reform advocates and activists Haleh Esfandiari, Kian Tajbakhsh, Parnaz Azima and Ali Shakeri will feature a speech by controversial Iraqi exile Zainab … Continue reading

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Quote of the Day: Matt Taibbi on the Responsibilities of Leadership

by matttbastard We’ve gotten so caught up in the horse-race aspect of campaigning that we forget that politicians also have a responsibility to educate people. To say ahead of time that you have to indulge prejudices or ignorance in the … Continue reading

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