Daily Archives: October 6, 2007

Another Republican mistook public bathroom for private bedroom


St. Bernard Parish Councilman Joey DiFatta, who on Thursday withdrew from the 1st Senate District campaign, has been stopped twice since 1996 for suspicion of engaging in lewd behavior in public restrooms in Jefferson Parish, records obtained by The Times-Picayune show.

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Hot and humid in New England

It was quite chilly last night in the Bay Area, mid 40’s. But I see on the TeeVee that the baseball playoffs are hot and sticky, and my daughter tells me the leaves haven’t changed in Rhode Island.

I hope that when the residents of the coastal states have to move farther and farther inland to escape the rising oceans, they will be mad as hell.  I imagine the rest of the world is gonna be pretty mad, also.

As best I can tell, we are certainly in for a 20 foot rise. The only thing that could possibly change that is Al Gore becoming president of the US in 2008.  And that isn’t going to happen.  The Atlantic and Gulf coasts are also going to be devastated by storms. Droughts, crop failures, floods, insects, tropical diseases … it’s all going to be, shall we say, unpleasant.

All we can realistically hope for is to avoid the 80 foot rise.

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Dispatches from Iraq, at McSweeney’s

Roland Thompson recently returned from Iraq.

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Can we please have a sitcom about Oral Roberts University?

The place is just crawling with hypocrisy, which makes for a lot of laughs. Of course, Christianity doesn’t have a real good sense of humor.


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GOP presidential candidates all approve Bush veto of children’s health insurance


It’s striking, then, that Bush’s would-be Republican successors all agree with the ridiculous White House line.

If you’ve been following the debate, you no doubt know that practically everything the Bush gang has said about the bipartisan S-CHIP compromise is wrong. If you need a refresher, the WaPo’s usually-mild-mannered Eugene Robinson slammed the president pretty hard today, saying Bush’s veto “should shock the consciences of every American.” He added that the White House’s rationale on the policy is “a pack of flat-out lies.”

But they’re lies that Rudy Giuliani, Mitt Romney, Fred Thompson, and John McCain happen to believe.

The four leading Republican presidential candidates have aligned themselves with President Bush’s veto on Wednesday of an expanded health insurance program for children, once again testing the political risk of appearing in lock step with a president who has low approval ratings and some critics of the veto within their party. […]

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Asst US Attorney commits suicide in prison

John D Roy Atchison, Pensacola, FL, Republican, indicted for trying to allegedly have sex with a five year old, hung himself (allegedly) this afternoon in Milan Federal Prison, in Michigan. In related news, ID Republican Senator Larry Craig urged Atchison to withdraw his suicide.

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