Thursday, February 15, 2007

Blog roundup

I haven't done one of these in a long time....

The truth is, I found so much good stuff on the blogs this morning I couldn't decide what to share with you. So here are a few of my favorites:

On Bush’s press conference yesterday, the Rude one writes:

No matter how many times his plans have failed, you have to give his latest Iraq plan a chance to work. It's sort of like having your mom insist that you hire your just-released-from-prison pyromaniac brother to work in your fireworks factory. See, just because he burned down three houses and two giant warehouses doesn't mean he'll do it again. Give him a chance.

The Rude Pundit

So now because there is more danger in Afghanistan, somehow it’s NATO’S Kos writes:

Bush screws up Afghanistan by turning his attention to Iraq when we had the Taliban, Osama Bin Laden, and Al Qaida on the run. Now, five years later, having screwed up not just Iraq, but also a war we should've won relatively easily years ago, Bush is demanding that other NATO countries bail him out.


This is sort of neat. It's the headline from this morning's New York Times and for the first time, in a long time, they got it just about right! The article does a great job on the live blogging that was done by Jane Hamser, Jerylyn Merrit, Marcy Wheeler, Swopa,and Christy Hardin Smith at the Libby trial. It rightly pointed out how professional these bloggers were; how knowledgeable they were and how they added credibility to the whole proceeding. I need to add my congratulations to Jane and the whole firedoglake crew for the incredible job they've done at the Libby trial AND their podcasts from Plame House. By the way, by clicking on the link you can see the Politics TV blogcast from Plame House

For Liberal Bloggers, Libby Trial Is Fun and Fodder

Congratulations to Jane Hamsher and her merry team of bloggers at firedoglake both for the stellar work they've done on the Libby trial and also for making the front page of the New York Times. And the headline describes perfectly what blogging is about:
One final thing about that headline. Jane, and by extension, our larger patch of the blogosphere has been - will wonders never cease? - accurately described. We are liberal bloggers, and the Times knows this, resisting the use of a more prejudicial and inaccurate adjective with the same number of letters that would please the rightwingers (can u guess what it is?). While the Times, disgracefully, still permits its reporters to take dictation from Bush and print it as reporting, this is a refreshing, and hopeful sign. It wasn't too long ago that the Times, under Raines, would provide creationists free advertising on their front page. It's not much of a step forward to describe Jane as a liberal blogger and not, inaccurately, as a _____, but it is a step.

Tristero on Digby’s

Tbogg had a link to a story that involved both Bill O'Reilly and Dennis Miller, but the link to the Miller part of the article didn't work so I won' inflict it here......

Then my favorite over at Last Chance Democracy Cafe, it's "Ask Winston day". And somebody writes in this:

Am I wrong to be terrified about what Bush may do in Iran? I just can’t get over the thought that if he decides he wants to bomb there, no power on earth will be able to stop him. And everyone with any expertise at all on the subject seems to agree that attacking Iran would prove to be a disaster for our country.

to which Winston answers (in part):

Without a doubt, the next two years are going to be among the most dangerous in the history of the republic. We have a president who worships the aggressive use of military force as devoutly as Bill O’Reilly worships the sound of his own voice. War has become both a sacrament to him and the ultimate proof of his manhood. And as with many true believers, he seems incapable of hearing any music except that coming from his own choir.

Letters to Winston at

and who is Winston?

and scroll down….

Enjoy....there's a lot to read there.....

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