Saturday, January 14, 2006

political blog madness

well i thought i'd catch up a bit on the political blogs, and now i think i may just hafta stop reading these things: the madness right now in this country is really quite jawdropping.

of course everyone's a-buzz with talk about iran lately: kevin drum here and here, martin walker here, atrios here and all too convincingly here, matthew yglesias with his own synposis and links here. it's not just that the writing on the foreign policy wall is so familiar but that the domestic-side spin is so predictable and seemingly inevitable.

but now for a few things to send the wingnut detector really off the scale!

invaded anyone's privacy lately? wanna buy the cellphone records for, oh i dunno, general wesley clark's? rats, americablog has already beat you to it.

and hey, heard about the latest terrorist cell breakup? glenn greenwald's got it all down, yeah, the one about the arab-looking guys who tried to buy coupla hundred disposable cellphones at a wal-mart in midland texas? heard it on TV so it must be true, right? nope, it's all wrong. didn't happen that way at all.

dick cheney just won't give up his alleged connection between hussein and bin laden. he just won't. from his wednesday interview with tony snow:

     a lot of those documents that were captured over there that have not yet
     been evaluated offer additional evidence that, in fact, there was a
     relationship that stretched over many years between Saddam Hussein and
     the al Qaeda organization.

as josh marshall points out, he's so convinced himself of it that he can't help but utter nonsense -- documents that have not been evaluated yet somehow offer evidence of the connection -- as if it were flawless logic. he's utterly delusional.

here's how conservative efforts to spin the abramoff scandal as "bipartisan" square with the record.

oh yeah, and pat robertson apologized to ariel sharon's family for saying the stroke he suffered was god's vengeance for giving away the land of israel. thanks, imbecile.

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