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Mike's Blog Round Up

The Group News Blog:  Why 50,000 pissed-off New Yorkers are dying to stick a shiv in Rudy Giuliani's presidential hopes. Orcinus:  Be very afraid.

The Group News Blog:  Why 50,000 pissed-off New Yorkers are dying to stick a shiv in Rudy Giuliani's presidential hopes.

Orcinus:  Be very afraid.  Bill O'Reilly has uncovered a "national underground network" of "pistol-packing pink lesbian" gangs.

David Bacon of TAP on Benchmark #1:  "In Iraq, however, Maliki faces a fact that U.S. policymakers refuse to recognize: The oil industry is a symbol of Iraqi sovereignty and nationalism. Handing control to foreign companies is an extremely unpopular idea."

Truth 2 Power JournalAprès Scooter, le Déluge!  Criminal defendants, including an alleged Hamas operative, are already demanding "the Libby Treatment."  (Also: will Bush get the Clinton Treatment?)

Rick Perlstein:  "Principled Goldwater conservatism" is just as bad as the cheesy Bush kind.

The ACLU files suit over a "Presidential Advance Manual" explaining how to restrict dissent at taxpayer-funded Presidential events, which leads Drinking Liberally in New Milford to wonder where the White House get its ideas.

Guest blogger Simbaud bids a fond adieu to the C&L community, and to our congenial hosts John, Nicole, and Mike, whose generosity and goodwill we hope to repay when next they visit a distant Northern land.  Meanwhile, we are pleased to leave you in the extremely capable hands of our good friend The Heretik, who will be entertaining you in this space for the next week.  Send your very finest links to: joe.ivory.mattingly AT gmail DOT com.

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