Late Late Nite FDL: Tobias Fröberg & Peter Morén

By: Wednesday April 30, 2008 10:02 pm

Something new, Peter Moren performing Just Behind A Brick Wall.


Late Nite FDL: Froomkin. Enough Said.

By: Wednesday April 30, 2008 8:00 pm

One of the few mainstream journalists whose output is always worth the reading is the Washington Post’s Dan Froomkin. And he’s just getting better: It wasn’t just his wistful words about magic wands that made President Bush’s talk about lowering gas prices at his press conference yesterday feel particularly unrealistic.

Those Pastoral Ties

By: Wednesday April 30, 2008 6:00 pm

I have to admit that I’m officially baffled by why whatever it is Jeremiah Wright thinks — and not what John Hagee thinks — is a big stinking deal. Because my churchgoing experience — and one I think I share with most other churchgoers — is that the church community was always more important than the pastor, and was the reason we chose to attend that church. The pastors did their thing, and we usually agreed, but sometimes disagreed. But we attended because of the church, not the pastor.

Digging a Hole Big Enough For Two

By: Wednesday April 30, 2008 4:30 pm

Apparently John McCain can’t read a simple graph — which is good news for the Democrats.

Is A Rockefeller/Hoyer FISA Immunity Deal Imminent?

By: Wednesday April 30, 2008 3:00 pm

According to the ACLU, there is rumor of a backroom deal being brokered by Jay Rockefeller on FISA that will include retroactive immunity. I’ve heard from several sources that Steny Hoyer is doing the dirty work on the House side, and some say it will be attached to the new supplemental.

There doesn’t seem to be any greater priorityfor this administration than to get Dick Cheney and the other criminals in the Bush administration retroactive immunity for themselves and their teleco cohorts on their way out the door. Much fear mongering, ads in the districts of freshmen House Democrats, and lookie here, Trent Lott crawls out from under his slimy rock

Republicans And The Two-Faced ‘Moderate’ Ruse

By: Wednesday April 30, 2008 1:30 pm

Ever wonder how Republicans maintained their hold on congressional power from 1994 to 2006 — a grip that enabled them to enact probably the most sweeping rightward shift in governance in our history — in spite of polls showing that, on the issues, most voters disagreed with the majority of their policies? Well, a lot of it had to do with so-called “moderate” Republicans. Guys like Dave Reichert.

Why is Daniel Inouye Raising Money For Senator Toobz?

By: Wednesday April 30, 2008 12:01 pm

So Daniel Inouye is traveling to Alaska to headline a fundraiser for Republican Ted Stevens. How delightful. Who needs a supermajority anyway?

After having backed Slummy Joe before he didn’t, you’d think Inouye would learn. But I guess he has his reasons

While Malkin & Co. Continue Endless Circle Jerk On Wright, Deadliest Month Of 2008 In Iraq Gets Worse

By: Wednesday April 30, 2008 10:30 am

Of course the Anchor Baby and her minions are blathering on and on about Jeremiah Wright. They desperately want to change the subject.

Wouldn’t you, if your party presided over this debacle?

The killings of three U.S. soldiers in separate attacks in Baghdad pushed the American death toll for April up to 47, making it the deadliest month since September.

How are they going to message this?

Feingold’s Secret Government Law Hearing

By: Wednesday April 30, 2008 8:33 am

Sen. Feingold held a hearing this morning regarding secret law, the US government, and the need for better oversight and transparency. It was a fantastic hearing that, as I understand it, C-Span recorded for broadcast later today. Luckily for us, it was webcast from the Senate Judiciary website, and I have roughly transcribed the hearing — but watching it in its entirety is well worth looking for it on

The McCain Healthcare Plan: The “I’ve Got Mine!” Corporate Bonanza!

By: Wednesday April 30, 2008 7:00 am

Talk about your double-talk express. John McCain unveiled his “health care plan” for the masses yesterday. Well…what I should have said was the health care plan for masses of profits for the insurance industry. Because it sure as hell doesn’t result in more coverage for the uninsured or the underinsured….

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