They have been really good for years.
DeLay's Wu Room : Praise the Lord. Tom DeLay is putting together a war room to fight the demonic forces who are trying to destroy him. It's going to be a formidable operation. The Hammer recruited some of the most vicious political operators around to run it. Chief among them is Mr. Wu, former boss of Deadwood's Celestial District, who DeLay tapped to run his shop...read on
Don't miss the email that outlines Delay's strategy...
Crooked Timber takes a look at our own Joe Scarborough. (here's an excerpt)
In 580 words, Scarborough uses the words elite or elites 6 times. This kind of class resentment is understandable from a regular Joe (his term) like Scarborough, but its hard to put your finger on when it developed. He might have picked it up during his hardscrabble days as a partner in a Florida law firm. He might have learned to resent the elites that he hired and fired as a newspaper owner
Or maybe its more recent. Like most millionaire television pundits, Regular Joe can probably really commiserate with the concerns that working folks have about shitty service from the incompetent idiots that our employers hire to style our hair and apply our makeup.
endorses 'outing' anti- gay politicians
via Raw Story
A Minnesota state senator who bucked his party in voting against a measure to that would bring an amendment to the states constitution to prohibit gay marriage to the full Senate has revealed that he is gay, RAW STORY has learned. The senator, Republican Paul Koering, has also endorsed efforts to expose gay politicians who wield their power to oppose gay rights...read on
Emailer SH: On his show, Rush just mentioned liberals always wearing their "KillBush" and "Delay suicide" t-shirts .....WOW. I mean Drudges lameass "Suicide T-shirt" article is like 2 days old, but the "Kill Bush" one was from today,right?
I'm confused: did Phyllis Schlafly study the same constitution that I did or study the same law that all of my best friends at Colgate University did (they are now lawyers, prosecutors and judges)? I doubt it....read on
Joe rips into this Town Hall loon. The judge bashing never stops.
via All Spin Zone
This fringe movement of fundamentalist lunatics has been legitimized by the corporate press, and this mainstreaming of ecumenical fanaticism really bothers me. Fortunately, their "in your face" approach is starting to bother others besides myself.
In her posting on Blondesense, Liz wonders why "mainstream religion leaders [haven't] called these knuckleheads out"? It's really pretty simple. They are - witness Forrest Church's denunciations from a few weeks back - unfortunately, the more moderate religious leaders don't want to get caught up in the controversies.
What's it going to take to wake up the country to the theocrats?
"I've begun a new blogging adventure. The New York Yankees and Sports Blog inc. The site I'm running is called Pinstripe Alley. Marcos at Daily Kos asked me to handle the Yanks. I've been a Yankee fan for many years so it was an easy choice to make. I just started. It's new and different and if you're a fan, please check it out. I need your help. They have the same diary setup as Kos. I have to say I'm a little nervous about it, but I'm sure once I get in the zone I'll be fine. "
Athletics Nation (A's)
Amazin Avenue (Mets)
AZ Snake Pit (Diamondbacks)
Bleed Cubbie Blue (Cubs)
Brew Crew Ball (Brewers)
Camden Chat (Orioles)
DRays Bay (Devilrays)
Fish Stripes (Marlins)
Gaslamp Ball (Padres)
Halos Heaven (Angels)
Let's Go Tribe (Indians)
Lookout Landing (Mariners)
McCovey Chronicles (Giants)
Over the Monster (Red Sox)
Minor League Ball (Minor league prospects)
Pinstripe Alley (Yankees)
Red Reporter (Reds)
Note -- the Yankees blog, Pinstripe Alley, is written by the great guy behind Crooks and Liars.
New sites are coming online every week, and we're set to start building some non-baseball sites as well.
On 4/3, our favorite Michelle posted : AN HONEST SCHIAVO POLL
In my March 23 column, I wrote: " Imagine how the poll results might have turned out if ABC News had made clear to participants that Terri is not terminally ill." Well, no need to imagine any longer. A new Zogby poll suggests that if Americans knew the details of the Schiavo case they would not have supported removing her feeding tube.
Heres the part that they get wrong.
"If a disabled person is not terminally ill, not in a coma, and not being kept alive on life support, and they have no written directive, should or should they not be denied food and water," the poll asked. A whopping 79 percent said the patient should not have food and water taken away while just 9 percent said yes.
That sounds like what most Americans would say to a question like that. The only problem with it is that it does not describe Terri Schiavo. Terri Schiavo was suffering from PVT, an injury that not one person has ever recovered from according to Dr. Sanjay Gupta of CNN. (you know where to find all the facts)
A group of right wingers jumped on this like: David Limbaugh's : Now they Tell us
If a person can't swallow or eat and needs a device implanted in them to keep them alive. Then isn't that life support? Steven Taylor of Poliblogger and James Joyner of Outside the Beltway agree. They say:
"Further, to ignore that the feeding tube was medical intervention, of a type similar to, although not as dramatic as, a ventilator is to put ideological blinders on. At a fundamental level it ignores the fact that for the vast predonerance of human history, Terri would have died 15 years ago."
The problem really isnt with the poll, but how it was applied.
Now of course the obvious truth has reared up and shown its truthful head.
on 4/10 Malkin posts: A SECOND LOOK AT THAT ZOGBY SCHIAVO POLL : But now some skeptical bloggers--conservative bloggers--are revisiting the poll and asking questions about the sponsors, poll wording, and reporting on the poll.
So she starts apologizing not because the poll doesn't accurately describe Terri, but because some of the information about the questions was not released by Zogby, and the poll was a joint effort with The Christian Defense Coalition.
Smells fishy to me. Of course Malkin tried to say how thoroughly the conservatives were investigating and fact checking this story now, so there's no problem here. Dont criticize us you nasty liberal bloggers. Then shes gives us the stupid example from her "MICHELLE MALKIN IS A C**T" post.
I know apologizing is getting quite common for the right wing blogosphere lately. Can you please just apologize not only for getting the story wrong, because we all will at some point, but for the fact that you were blinded by your ideology to honestly look at the facts of an issue.
(Update): The same is happening with the Drudge driven UNHINGED LIBERAL PRODUCTS FOR SALE. The bottom line is that Cafe Express is getting a lot of action because of these dimwitted efforts to try and help Tom Delay. Is that all Drudge and Malkin can find to defend Delay and smear liberals with? More on this later...