Thursday, February 08, 2007

Blog Round Up -- posts too good to miss!

from Mock, Paper, Scissors

If they have time, I have other talking heads I’d like them to check out, too.

from Crooks and Liars

Her appearance on Imus this morning was just bizarre. The main point Imus wanted to cover is if she actually told Libby that Tim Russert hated Chris Matthews ... Basically—try to follow this logic—she says that she doesn't think she said Russert hates Matthews, that she was mischaracterized but if Scooter Libby told Fitzgerald that she said it than she did, but she doesn't think Russert hates Matthews, but if Libby said than she did say it ...

BAC: The Republicans are starting to lose it!

from The Carpetbagger Report

I’m delighted to see that Rep. Gary Ackerman (D-N.Y.) and I are on the same page about reaching out to the government-trained military linguists, removed from duty because of their sexual orientation ... “For some reason, the military seems more afraid of gay people than they are against terrorists, but they’re very brave with the terrorists,” Ackerman said. “If the terrorists ever got a hold of this information, they’d get a platoon of lesbians to chase us out of Baghdad.”

On the Hill, conservative war supporters have a reflexive, knee-jerk reaction to any disapproval of the president’s policy — critics are weak and cowardly. It doesn’t matter whether the conservative avoided military service and the critic didn’t; Bush backers believe in “strength” and “courage,” and his detractors might as well be terrorist sympathizers ... When Iraq war veteran Jon Soltz accused Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) of “aiding the enemy,” the Democratic senators gathered around him yesterday did not wince. Nor did Democrats object when Soltz, the chairman of a group called, called President Bush and Vice President Cheney “draft dodgers.”

from Pandagon

I’ve deliberately refrained from writing about the wingnut witch hunt of Amanda and Shakes here for many reasons, not least of which being that I’d be preaching to the choir. Plus, I’m not going to be able to top Pam’s summary anyway.

But that Nezua guy, he sucked me back in by highlighting one of the things I think is most important about this: Bloggers are not a new species. They (WE) are nothing special, nothing strange, nothing unknown. BLOGGERS ARE PEOPLE. It’s just been so long since real people’s voices were actually represented in media or politics that when you begin hearing them, they sound so—ew—so…human!

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