White House Defends Mercury Proposal
"The rust belt wasn't going to vote for us anyway, things being what they are"
via Nathan Newman,
by way of Ginger:
republican judge overrules Labor Department, decides that America doesn't have enough coliform bacteria
in our vegetables. On the same subject, Riba Rambles
provides a handy "how far do our farmworkers have to go to take a shit indoors" calculator.RuminateThis on redistricting as a political toolMy little niece is being published. I'm so proud.
In case you were wondering what the appointment in Samarra
you keep hearing tell of this past week was all about, here's one version:
There was a merchant in Baghdad who sent his servant to market to buy provisions and in a little while the servant came back, white and trembling, and said, Master, just now when I was in the marketplace I was jostled by a woman in the crowd and when I turned I saw it was Death that jostled me. She looked at me and made a threatening gesture, now, lend me your horse, and I will ride away from this city and avoid my fate. I will go to Samarra and there Death will not find me. The merchant lent him his horse, and the servant mounted it, and he dug his spurs in its flanks and as fast as the horse could gallop he went. Then the merchant went down to the marketplace and he saw me standing in the crowd and he came to me and said, Why did you make a threating getsture to my servant when you saw him this morning? That was not a threatening gesture, I said, it was only a start of surprise. I was astonished to see him in Baghdad, for I had an appointment with him tonight in Samarra.
Spooky, isn't it. John
O'Hara wrote a book
of the same name, which Hemingway really liked but it's still a good book.No More Mister Nice Blog,
and no wonder. More on our thriving export business in torture devices. Talk about creating a market.
via Digby: John "developing Nixon's strategy of influencing foreign affairs by being a shrieking paranoiac loon" Bolton
is back. A basic introduction to Mr. Bolton is here.
Also, our new kangaroo court at Gitmo
had to replace some folks who didn't hop high enough during the dry run.If we don't stop picking on the CIA
they'll stop giving us bad intelligence data and our soldiers can just stay home and watch their children grow up. That'll show us.Who is Laurie Mylroie
and what did our soldiers ever do to her?Dwight
messes up perfectly good twaddle with, you know, facts. He's always doing that. So tiresome, really. That other lawyer blogger doesn't do that.Mark A. R. Kleiman: Stephenson and the Philosophick Mercury
- thoughts on Quicksilver and Cryptonomicon