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“Leave General Petraeous Alone!”

There’s a hysterical viral video making the rounds of a young eye-liner clad young man called “The Last Brittany Spears Fan” crying into a camera admonishing Ms. Spears critics to “Leave Her Alone.”  You can find it on YouTube or Break.com. But videos like this quickly inspire hysterical knock offs.  Like this one… [ev type=”youtube”…

Petraeus or Betray Us? It’s all in the Question Mark

Earlier this week, MoveOn.org ran a full page ad in the New York Times under the headline “General Petraeous or General Betray Us?” It sent conservatives into mouth-frothing, unmitigating anger.  We had postings here saying MoveOn had accused the general of treason.  OC Blog’s Matt Cunningham, in a post on his site, called Rep. Loretta…

CNN’s Michael Ware Refutes President’s Comments on Iraq

HT to CrooksandLiars.com, a transcript of CNN’s Anderson Cooper interviewing Bagdhad Bureau Chief Michael Ware on the President’s speech last night. BUSH: Today most of Baghdad’s neighborhoods are being patrolled by coalition and Iraqi forces who live among the people they protect. Many schools and markets are reopening. Citizens are coming forward with vital intelligence.…

NEWS FLASH: Edwards to respond to Bush address

From the John Edwards Campaign: Tonight, after President Bush makes yet another argument for continuing the war in Iraq, John Edwards will speak directly to the American people in a nationwide address on MSNBC. The Edwards campaign has bought airtime on MSNBC immediately following the President’s address at 9 p.m.(ET), and John Edwards will challenge…

The New Republican Holiday

I remember one of Ronald Reagan’s speeches, where he said “We (Republicans) see every day as if it’s the Fourth of July.  Democrats see every day as April 15th.”  Just one more reason why I never cared for Ronaldn Reagan as president even though I admire his sense of optimism about this country.  This optimism…

CA Teachers Oppose No Child Left Behind Changes

Among the many campaign themes of Democrats running for Congress in 2006 was the failed policies of the Bush led Republicans regarding publicly funded education.  In particular, the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act.  I remember the sound bites like “We need to fully fund No Child Left Behind;” or “We need to stop teaching…