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Baghdad 9/13 Death Toll Nears 100

UPDATE: The numbers keep rising.

It’s carnage so grisly that the largest Sunni group demanded that the Shiite-led government take steps to disarm militias. The AP called it a “violent day even by the standards of Baghdad.”

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Chris Buckley
From Forbes FYI

Buckley: Let’s Quit While We’re Behind

Humorist and former Bush I speechwriter Christopher Buckley, a once-staunch Republican, writes that he hopes his party loses both houses in November. And as for Bush’s “compassionate conservatism”? Buckley suggests it should be termed “incontinent conservatism.”

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Dems’ Effort to Limit Surveillance Bill Is Blocked

From the AP: “Senate Republicans blocked Democratic attempts to rein in President Bush’s domestic wiretapping program Wednesday, endorsing a White House-supported bill that would give the controversial surveillance legal status.”
The November elections can’t come soon enough….

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Rumsfeld and Murtha
From Huffington Post

Murtha Resolution: Rumsfeld Must Resign

Rep. Jack Murtha, a decorated Marine veteran, has introduced a resolution calling for the resignation of the secretary of defense, “not only for his past mistakes, but for the future of the military,” he told CNN.

  • Read the actual resolution

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    Bush: ‘3rd Awakening’ of Religion Underway

    Speaking to conservative journalists, the president said he sees a “third awakening” of religiosity in America that has coincided with the so-called war on terror—which he depicted as “a confrontation between good and evil.” (h/t: Huff Po)
    It must be comforting to see the entire world in black and white. It obviates the need for, you know, thinking.

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    The Right-Wing Roots of ABC’s Undocu-Drama

    No, wait. You haven’t heard this before: The ABC/Disney miniseries “The Path to 9/11” was directed by a guy who formed an evangelical group “dedicated to a Godly transformation and revolution TO and THROUGH the Film and Television industry.”

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    Lonelygirl15
    From YouTube.com

    The Lonelygirl That Really Wasn’t

    The woman who has been posting insanely popular video blogs on YouTube under the handle Lonelygirl15 has been exposed as an actress working with a film crew in what appears to be the early serialized version of a movie.
    A fascinating sleuthing story here.

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    Moderate GOP’er Bests a Conservative in R.I.

    Sen. Lincoln Chafee, a Republican who has often clashed with Bush & Co., fended off a conservative challenger in the Rhode Island primary. It’s actually bad news for progressives; R.I. is a left-leaning state, so it would have been easier to defeat the conservative in November.

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    The Ultimate Low-Emission Driving Machine

    BMW has just announced that it intends to be the first car company to bring a hydrogen-burning vehicle to market.  The race is on, with GM parading its hydrogen prototype on CBS on Tuesday, and Toyota and Honda fighting over who loves trees more.  Still, one has to wonder when the environmentally friendly car will trickle down from luxury status and low emissions can be had by all.

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    Scientists: Global Warming Fueling Hurricanes

    Nineteen scientists from 10 institutions collaborated on a paper concluding that the burning of fossil fuels, which warms the climate, is also heating the oceans and intensifying hurricanes like Katrina. Some skeptics remain unconvinced.
    Of course, some skeptics remain unconvinced that America ever landed on the moon…

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