This week’s collection of carnivals:
Anyone else feel that it’s a shame CoE hasn’t hit #66 yet?
Otherwise, you got your open thread right here.
“…the Senate, as an institution, remains remarkably similar to the body created at the Constitutional Convention in 1787. It retains all of its original powers, including providing advice and consent–yes. You said it. You better read that again in the Constitution. It retains all of its original powers, including providing advice and consent to Presidents on nominations and on treaties, serving as a court of impeachment–you better believe it, Mr. President. The Senate can send you home. You better believe that.”
-Senator Robert Byrd on the Senate floor
Right now Ron Wyden (D-Oregon) is on C-SPAN, filibustering until the Senate agrees to vote on his amendment which would end all subsidies to the oil industry when oil price is over $55 a barrel.
According to a recent Zogby poll, 90% of U.S. troops fighting in Iraq believe that it is retaliation for Saddam’s role in 9/11.
Since it has been demonstrated that Saddam had no role in 9/11, why do you suppose they are believing this?
“Demonstrating” or “proving” or similar ideas are barely operable terms in mass decision-making and mass communication in the U.S. “Demonstrated” to whom? How so “demonstrated” originally?
You’re confusing thinking and reality with politics. A few weeks ago I wrote a bit on how Dub and Vee-Dub originally convinced a third of Americans there was a connection.
I posted it in response to an observation similar to yours.
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The sequel is going to go a bit dark: this is a deep ocean sponge. It’s…
Time to forage.
You Californians have no excuse. Go to the coast and stop by the Monterey Bay Aquarium…
Living a languorous life and occasionally nibbling on a jellyfish has its virtues.