Wednesday, March 21, 2007

PEACE IS SEXY * OBJECTS OF CREATION

At the Pentagon peace rally the other day, a Republican protestor against the protestors held up a sign saying "PEACE SUCKS." I know it isn't sexy to stop arguing or fighting. I know it's more fun to gossip, vent, scream, yell and find fault with others. I know it is more exciting to watch a train wreck than a healing, but it doesn't help heal anything, in fact it keeps us stuck. Bad news proliferates because of our constant nurturing of it. I'm not saying stop shining a light on the bad guys like Rove, Bush, Cheney, Gonzales, Delay, and corrupt corporations. I'm saying let's also uplift each other by seeing the hope that is right around the corner. We need to see our innate goodness and know that truth will thrive as good people come into power.

JOY
I have been experiencing moments of pure joy lately. It all started when I consciously decided to shift my thought to seeing the beautiful in life. Believe me it hasn't been easy, in light of all the bad news in the world. But ever since I took a class in spiritual physics (metaphysics) I began to practice "reversing my thought" and looking up. Literally looking up at the treetops, at the higher laws in operation. In other words, the spiritual invisible goodness running things. Now I'm madly in love with life, people, trees, flowers, nature — and I'm seeing things I never saw before! It's amazingly beautiful out there. I'm seeing more and more beautiful objects of creation.

I have also shed my jealousy of others and have begun to see everything with new eyes. Suddenly a new sense of compassion and love for strangers in the news and on the street — even people who seem gruff and don't smile back. I saw a sad-looking Hispanic gardener on our street the other day, and I silently blessed him. He looked up and beamed back at me. Think of all the people who seem invisible, as if no one cares about their burdens.

My ideal day: going on a road trip with the kids in the back of the minivan. We went to Tahoe over the holidays, and I can't tell you how majestic the snow-covered treetops are as you drive up to Lake Tahoe. It looks like heaven. In fact the town we went to is called "Heavenly." I get a calm peaceful feeling whenever I see a picture of Tahoe or Sedona, so I keep a postcard of Heavenly, right by my computer.

For the past few years I have not behaved in a very admirable way toward my husband. He used to annoy me when he wouldn't listen or care about anything I was interested in, especially politics. But I began to look at him differently. Everytime he annoyed me I would thank him for the good. I became sweeter and more loving and lately, I have fallen back in love with him. The kids are actually nicer too.

Joy is coming back. Despite the horror stories in the news, I truly believe that if we keep our eyes on the "beautiful, the good and the true" as Paul said -- if we "think on these things" and we will bring these into our lives proportionate to our thought.

Man is the offspring of Spirit. The beautiful, good, and pure constitute his ancestry. - Mary Baker Eddy.

In reality, man is not material, he is spiritual. We are just so focused on the material, we forget where we came from and what we're made of. Man's misguided belief in duality (his belief in a devil, in "evil as a force" as big as God) causes most of his problems. But THERE IS NO OPPOSING FORCE. I know it seems like there is, and this is difficult to wrap your mind around, but try it. Try focusing on only the good in life. It will change everything. Only good is real and eternal. But as I said earlier, I know peace isn't always sexy.

Paul wrote, “Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things (Philippians 4:8). Paul’s list contains elements that all point to God.

Paul’s list contains “things that are honest,” “things that are just,” “things that are pure,” “things that are lovely,” “things that are of good report,” “virtue and praise.” And, he tells us to think on these things. All of these things lead us to a life that is peaceful in Christ. Paul tells us to “think on these things.” We are to keep them in our mind. He wrote in Romans, “For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace” (Romans 8:6).

We are to be anxious for nothing (Philippians 4:6): we are to put our trust in God. We are to pray to Him for everything: “but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God” (Philippians 4:6). And we are to meditate on Holy things.

This is THE SECRET. They just left out the Christ.

Life is short, break the rules, forgive quickly, kiss slowly, love truly, laugh uncontrollably, and never regret anything that made you Smile (except really mean thoughts about George Bush.)

215 comments:

  1. Lydia the words of Christ paint a very beautiful way to live, and interact with others, which is why some totally ignore then even while they misuse his name by claiming their religion is what HE preached.

    Jesus did warn us about them, so he must have known who they were back then, hopefully for them his grace and forgiveness is much larger than theirs.

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  2. Maybe because of the people in my ancestry, I tend to be moved internally more by places than by words.

    Upon my first look at Lake Superior, I felt like I had come "home." The Upper Peninsula of Michigan, in any season, is exactly the kind of place that one can exist in and actually LIVE, rather than just "get by" in.

    Were it not for the necessity of making a living, I would have retreated over the Mackinac Bridge a long time ago, and never returned. The Great Lakes, and their continued existence, are an affirmation of everything good in the world. They, themselves, are ALIVE.

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  3. BTW interesting new scandal "gap";

    Shades of Rose Mary Woods? An 18 day gap?

    I think a commenter in our document dump research thread may have been the first to notice that the emails released by the Justice Department seem to have a gap between November 15th and December 4th of last year.

    (Our commenter saw it late on the evening of the dump itself -- see the comment date-stamped March 20, 2007 02:19 AM in the research thread)

    The firing calls went out on December 7th. But the original plan was to start placing the calls on November 15th. So those eighteen days are pretty key ones.

    Mike Allen spotted it this evening in the Politico.

    -- Josh Marshall


    Damn, when I guessed we were in early 1974 last night, I didn't realize just how CLOSE to 1974

    It's Deja Vu all over again

    Why don't the re-pubies EVER learn, it's not thew crime, it's the cover up ......

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  4. jollyroger, I have to agree, I lived on Lake Ontario's shore for six years, incredible sunsets, and winter scenes.

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  5. clif, I used to have a regular gig in Watertown. The folks who live in that part of the country are really blessed, scenery-wise.

    Superior is bigger, louder, and wilder. An incredible place to be. Sadly, Erie has been MCMansioned to death from one end to the other.

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  6. I grew up around both Lake Erie and Ontario and Niagara falls.....They were great places to grow up and I still enjoy visiting them but you are right Ontario is certainly nicer.

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  8. I spent most of my time at the other end of Lake Ontario.

    GREAT Fishing in the streams which feed it.

    Also spent quite a while hiking and camping in the Adirondack Mountains, which are the best kept secret of new York State. An area the size of the State of Rhode Island, which is forever preserves by STATE CONSTITUTION in the 1890's, environmental conservation is NOT a new concept. From the time I spent there, I'm glad some back then did think about the environment and the future generations.

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  9. Mike,

    You been back?

    Now, the Ontario side is nothing but casinos and theme parks and Planet Hollywood. The American side still has some wilderness.

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  10. Karma rears its ugly head once more

    Literally

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  11. By the way, Lydia, nice post.

    Now will you please get out of my head!!!! :-)

    ARGH! I had a similar post in draft last night for you! LOL!

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  12. Clif your not talking about Berts Dam (i think) by the railroad trestle near the mouth of lake Ontario.........I used to go there to fisg quite a bit, particularly for the Salmon spawning in the fall........caught some nice Salmon and a big Carp there.

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  13. Happy happy, Joy joy, were getting a “congresspresent” from John Conyers….

    House Committee authorizes subpoenas of White House officials

    The House Committee investigating the firing of US Attorneys by the Justice Department authorized the issuing of subpoenas of top aides to President George W. Bush today in a voice vote. They stopped short of issuing the subpoenas themselves.

    “The motion passed to authorize the chairman to issue subpoenas,” said a spokesperson for House Judiciary Committee Chairman John Conyers

    (snip)

    The authorization provided for subpoenas to “secure testimony at a hearing, and to obtain documents from these individuals, as well as unredacted documents from the Department of Justice and the White House, pursuant to the Committee’s investigation concerning the recent termination of United States Attorneys and related subjects” according to a notice at the House Judiciary Committee website.

    Subpoenas for the following individuals would be covered by the authorization: D. Kyle Sampson, Karl Rove, Harriet Miers, William Kelley, and Scott Jennings.


    Looks like the summer of ‘74 sequel is beginning to get cued up for a LONG run on Capital hill…….

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  14. I go back to Western New york about twice a year............i'm planning my next trip right now as matter of fact.........should be there in a few months.

    Last year I took off an entire month in the summer for a cross country motorcycle trip to Buffalo NY..........i'll probably do the same this year.

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  15. I was only a little kid at the time but this does seem eerily like 1974...........I remember Nixons impeachment vividly, i was around 3 going on 4 and we were coming back from a vacation to the Adirondacks and the Nixon impeachment was on the radio for 6 hours straight..........i'll never forget that.

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  16. No Mike, the little Salmon river, the Salmon River Reservoir and the mouth of the Oswego river, which had the BEST perch fishing I have ever sen, two hooks, a couple of minnows, and two perch with in a minute.

    The east end of Ontario which is much less developed than the Niagara end.

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  17. Lydia if you want to talk spiritual places with AMAZING scenery you should really take your family to Machu Pichu the Lost City of The Incas........your kids are the perfect age and would love it!!!!!....its such a spiritual place.............that is if you arent apprehensive to leave the country after the 6 years of hatred for America Bush has created

    I went there for 2 weeks in 2000 before 9/11 happened and it was such a multicultural place there were people from all over the world.........lots of Europeans and Australians who love coming to North and South America with their 12 weeks vacation and at that time at least loved Americans.

    Repugs have such misguided values..........I constantly hear people like FF and TT worship the allmighty dollar and deride Europeans for taking 12 weeks vacation and placing time over money.........but I work extremely hard also but i took 8 weeks of vacation last year including taking off a month last summer for a cross country motorcycle trip to Buffalo........and to me spending time seeing the world or doing things you love with people you care about is worth far more than making a few extra bucks.

    I work hard and play hard but anyone who puts a price tag on seeing the world, having leisure time to spend with people you care about doing things you love and values mere pieces of paper more than that is a fool.

    So Americans earn a few more dollars than Europeans, is that worth 2-3 weeks vacation instead of 10-15..............I think not, money comes and goes, memories are irreplaceable.

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  18. Mike said...
    So Americans earn a few more dollars than Europeans, is that worth 2-3 weeks vacation instead of 10-15..............I think not, money comes and goes, memories are irreplaceable.


    Actually, when you come right down to it, they don't.

    Oh, some salaries might be a bit higher here, but then you have to look at how much health care costs and education and things like that.

    Too, what good is money if you're too f*cking tired to enjoy it?

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  19. Too, guys, as I pointed out today at my place, Americans have a very self-centric attitude when it comes to travel and sightseeing. A large majority don't have passports, and never have (altho more will have to now). And most Americans wouldn't travel internationally, apart from Europe, the Caribbean and maybe the Far East, if they're lives depended on it.,

    They're too scared.

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  20. Now, for amazing scenery, get your ass to a dive shop and learn how to scuba, then go to the Caribbean, like Bonaire or the Caymans (I like to visit my money). Or for you left coasters, Fiji or Truk Lagoon.

    THAT'S God's handiwork, incarnate.

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  21. Keep posting here, I have to delete the other post and add it here.
    sorry it posted twice.

    Of course we can still list the crimes of Bush, et al

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  22. Later Mike, it's SUNNY, temps in the 70's and the BIKE is screaming for me to ride it ..........

    at least that's my excuse.....

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  23. Larry said...

    Nice post Lydia and you are right in we need to take our eyes off the evil in the world and look at the good.

    Thanks for sharing.

    8:38 AM


    Carl said...

    Karma rears it's ugly head once more.

    Literally

    http://patriotboy.blogspot.com/2007_03_18_archive.html#2358170522758681355

    Sorry Carl, I can't seem to figure out HTML. Can you repost this hilarious link to Jesus' General?
    thanks

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  24. I'm going to go walk the dog and see if Freedom Fan is hanging outside my house in a white van. I saw him a few days in a row. He looks just like Gandalf, but wears a funny hat.

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  25. Lydia, thank you for a great article. Except for my own blog, yours is the first one I visit daily. I haven't exactly analyzed why, but I think it's because you remind me to take time out from the daily struggle against injustice to consider the more important things in life. You also remind me why I struggle, for the things you listed from Paul are the very things Bush and his minions work to destroy.

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  26. Here are some Superior scenes from last December. A few from Lake Michigan as well.

    Yeah, I take Winter vacations way up North. And I love every minute of them. You don't pay much attention to cold in the face of such beauty.

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  27. Lydia Cornell said...
    I'm going to go walk the dog and see if Freedom Fan is hanging outside my house in a white van. I saw him a few days in a row. He looks just like Gandalf, but wears a funny hat.


    What could possibly be funnier than a Republican wearing a dunce cap?

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  28. Lydia, for you I would give all the world, but you ask for just a repost of a link? Gladly:

    Karma rears its ugly head, literally...

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  29. "Try to think positively today and repel any negative thoughts. Try not to judge yourself or others... which may be harder than you imagine. However by doing so, you'll change your reality, because thoughts are made up of positive and negative energy, and this directly affects your life. When you think a thought, your aura will magnify it with energy and put it out to the universe. By monitoring your thoughts, you'll have a conscious control over your future."

    John Holland

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  30. TomCat, THANK you so much! You are a welcome addition to the blog, and a wonderful writer/thinker/public servant.

    JollyRoger -- Great scenes of the Great Lakes! How beautiful...

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  31. Lydia, they are. They really are.

    And as the weather changes, the itch to go is becoming unbearable. Time to prepare for the next expedition....

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  32. Anonymous12:02 PM

    For once, I actually enjoyed reading these posts.

    Replacing anger with the most beautiful places on earth.

    I understand that our government is corrupt, but always focusing on it, is not going to change it.

    "Keep peace in your heart"

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  33. Carl - my stepson just got his scuba certification. He's so adorable!

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  34. Where does/did he dive?

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  35. Thank you for the kind words, Lydia. You are a welcome addition to my blog as well, although we don't see you enough. ;-)

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  36. Carl - what an incredible post you wrote about the naval sonar. I love these lines: "when in truth, a small change in our attitude towards other people and other creatures would solve most of these problems at far lower cost than the billions and trillions of dollars we have and will spend to defend our 5% of the planet's land mass."

    "True security only comes when you respect other people. When you start building walls to provide yourself security, eventually you find yourself a prisoner within those walls."

    I couldn't agree more.

    My stepson literally just got certified this month. He has only been to Laguna and Catalina so far. He is obsessed with sea life and sharks; wants to be a marine biologist.

    TomCat, I will be able to visit your blog and Carl's more often after a major project is turned in, in a few days.

    I'm going to your blog now!

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  37. Funny, that's what my daughter wants to do...

    I've always wanted to dive the kelp forests. If I ever make it out your way, Lydia, I'd love for him to show me around.

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  38. Lydia, I'm just flattered you show up on my blog at all.

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  39. Carl said...
    Mike,

    You been back?

    Now, the Ontario side is nothing but casinos and theme parks and Planet Hollywood. The American side still has some wilderness."

    I heard that Carl......but I havent been out that way to see for my self yet.

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  40. Carl said...
    Mike said...
    So Americans earn a few more dollars than Europeans, is that worth 2-3 weeks vacation instead of 10-15..............I think not, money comes and goes, memories are irreplaceable.


    Actually, when you come right down to it, they don't.

    Oh, some salaries might be a bit higher here, but then you have to look at how much health care costs and education and things like that.

    Too, what good is money if you're too f*cking tired to enjoy it?"

    Excellent point Carl.....I agree completely.........I was just giving the greedy SOB's the benefit of the doubt that Americans actually make more money.

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  41. Liberals look outward and appreciate many things like people, memories, nature, the environment, leisure time etc............repugs look only inward and focus primarly on the green paper inside their wallet and the power and respect they believe that green paper conveys...........so deluded and one dimensional their thinking is.

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  42. clif said...
    Later Mike, it's SUNNY, temps in the 70's and the BIKE is screaming for me to ride it ..........

    at least that's my excuse....."

    Well its about time the weather broke where you are.........I've beeen riding almost everyday for the past week.

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  43. Lydia Cornell said...
    I'm going to go walk the dog and see if Freedom Fan is hanging outside my house in a white van. I saw him a few days in a row. He looks just like Gandalf, but wears a funny hat."


    No Lydia He only comes out on the Ides of March and Saint Patricks day...........I guess he likes stabbing people in the back or trying to steal gold from small green guys........typical repug.

    BTW Lydia is he still wearing that pointy dunce cap?

    either way he's probably busy now though that The Ides of March and Saint Patricks day are over.........its tax season and this anti Robin Hood is probably busy helping the rich rob from the poor and middle class.

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  44. Cool picks Jolly I've never been to lake superior!

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  45. Lydia said "My stepson literally just got certified this month. He has only been to Laguna and Catalina so far. He is obsessed with sea life and sharks; wants to be a marine biologist.

    TomCat, I will be able to visit your blog and Carl's more often after a major project is turned in, in a few days.

    I'm going to your blog now!"

    I've been to Laguna Beach and Malibu they are great!

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  46. Stand on the sands of Maui and look over the ocean, or look at the beauty surrounding Oak Creek Canyon, and you can't help forget the words cancer, war, homeless or divorce.

    Those words can't compare with what you see if you just look.

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  47. Diving looks pretty cool, id love to try it sometime but.......my next vacation to somewhere i've never been will probably be to Banff and/or Glacier National Parks and possibly driving up the California Coast to see the Giant Redwoods and Yosemite.

    Although I am going to Tucson and Santa Fe this weekend.....

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  48. It's a pretty ass-kicking place in the summertime too Mike :)

    One of the weirder things ever to happen to me happened at the beach in Munising. In 50 degree water, I got sunburned. The water is that clear there.

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  49. Carl that "State Secrets" or "privileged Information" crap is getting old.............i'll bet the majority of the time its used to circumvent or obstruct justice and throw a wrench in investigations........repugs hate accountability.

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  50. Its such a nice feeling though to hop on your motorcycle at hit the open road on a cross country trip.

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  51. Hey Lydia are those pictures of Tahoe?

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  54. Go to Sedona Arizona or Estes Park Colorado and just sit and look.

    You will forget the troubles at home.

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  56. Aww are the poor pathetic trolls getting upset......BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  57. For every place there is a season and for every one some where to roam.

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  58. There is a time to hurt
    And a time to heal
    A time to laugh
    A time to cry
    A time to remember
    And a time to die

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  59. You turning Roger McGuinn on us, Larry?

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  60. Just trying to bring a little morbid depth to the dialogue.

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  61. That Eccelsiastes...always good for a laugh.

    Did you know that Kansas' "Dust In The Wind" was also based on that Book?

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  62. Altho, come to think of it, Ecclesiates 3:19... "For that which befalleth the sons of men befalleth beasts; even one thing befalleth them: as the one dieth, so dieth the other; yea, they have all one breath; so that a man hath no preeminence above a beast: for all is vanity."...seems to be a recurring theme today.

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  63. Didn't know Dust in the Wind was based on Ecclesiates but makes sense now that I think of it.

    Ecclesiates 3:19 does run along into today. Prophetic in nature.

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  64. RE: TomCat's great blog post. Glad you wrote about this because I haven't had time, and wanted to. It's so bizarre to me, this whole discussion on whether being gay is genetic or not.

    My sister is gay, and has always been attracted to women.

    I grew up with a gay best friend, Monroe (whom they modeled the Jim Bullock "Monroe" character after in our show (Too Close for Comfort). He was clearly the stereotypical effeminate gay male, with a passionate love of Broadway musicals and bright colors, supremely gifted in the arts and in comedy. He was BORN that way, and if one had tinkered with his DNA, he might have lost his gifts.

    I am so sick of people casting stones. They need to tend to their own lives, improving their view of their fellow man, and seek the good.

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  65. Mike, yes these are pictures of Tahoe off the internet, but I also have some really good personal ones I'll post later. Have to do an adventure journal page.

    Larry - thank you for those beautiful descriptions and the verse form Byrds and bible.

    I love hearing about all these beautiful places to visit. We have to preserve the wildnerness, keep it pristine.

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  66. He was clearly the stereotypical effeminate gay male, with a passionate love of Broadway musicals and bright colors, supremely gifted in the arts and in comedy.

    Hey now!

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  67. Since we're posting pics of beautiful places....

    Bermuda

    Bonaire

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  68. I mean, Lydia, I can belt with the best of them, wear really loud shirts, and well...I like to think I'm funny.

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  69. (and oh, I'm teasing you...)

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  70. Carl, I know you're teasing. And obviously not all gay men are into Broadway; my friend Monroe happened to be.

    Love the pix of Bonaire and Bermuda! I remember when you went there on your scuba trip.

    TomCat -- love your blog post.

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  71. Anonymous3:29 PM

    looks like mayor nagin is tossing hit hat into the presidential ring.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dTqfhVFo0bQ

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  72. Barbra Boxer slapped James Imhoff down REAL good during the hearings.

    He was trying to dominate his time and refusing to allow Al Gore to answer his STUPID questions.

    Barbra Boxer stopped him, told him to allow Gore to answer.

    When he tried to make rules she Held up the Gavel and said he didn't have it anymore so he couldn't make the rules,

    Her Quote "Elections have consequences"....

    It looks like the dems are starting to put the re-pubies in their place,

    hopefully, the re-pubies will end up where they really belong;

    In time out in a corner

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  73. Anonymous3:37 PM

    Don't matter. The Senate has a one vote majority, which could change in a heart beat. You ain't doin' nothin' there without the GOP. Rememeber cloture requires 60 votes.

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  74. RonaldReagansGhost4:06 PM

    Anonymous said...
    Don't matter. The Senate has a one vote majority, which could change in a heart beat. You ain't doin' nothin' there without the GOP. Rememeber cloture requires 60 votes."

    You must not be paying attention son, yesterday the senate voted 94 to 2 to slap down that disgrace you call a republican and tell him we want a democracy governed by justice and the rule of law, not a dictatorship ruled by thugs and cronnies.

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  75. BTW analuseless, It takes TWO votes to remove the sitting chairpersons of the committees and majority leader position, since they already had the vote for the senate in the 110th congress the only way they can change that is BY a reversal of the true majority, and one vote does NOT do that son.

    besides after this investigation really gets traction, and Joe Lierman sees the re-pubie's falling deeper and deeper into the morass, especially If Pete Domenici gets shown to have tried to interfere with an on going federal investigation he MIGHT be leaving; and since Bill Richardson is the sitting Governor, they number of re-pubies in the senate just might fall further, let alone the very Idea some moderate re-pubies might decide their fortunes are better served Like Jim Jeffors were, as independents.......

    You've been so wrong for so long, most people can foretell the future, just by expecting the opposite of what you post son.

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  76. More than 5 million Americans are known to have Alzheimer's.

    This is a 10% increase in the past five years.

    The nation is on track for a skyrocketing rise in Alzheimer's as baby boomers start turning 65 in 2011.

    Deaths among Alzheimer's patients has risen 33% in 4 years.

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  77. looks like the liberal losers and there blond queen have nothing constructive to discuss but the pretty sky summer vacations in liberal land and liberal books of secrets

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  78. Looks like the ratbastard right wingers have nothing to discuss in the face of their entire administration falling apart.

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  79. Here. You can discuss this.


    For some "mysterious" reason we are missing 18 days of emails out of the thousands of emails provided, and oddly enough, those 18 days just happen to be the very same where the flurry of activity took place with regards to the firing scandal.

    But then, suddenly today, ONE string of emails from that period, one short, tiny string, magically appears, and guess what? It supports the Presidents position.

    Problem is, this is just a few emails from that period, but the problem goes further.

    In these emails, for some odd reason, BRENT WARD SUDDENLY FORGETS HOW TO SPELL HIS OWN NAME.

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  80. Here, let me say that again.


    In these emails that suddenly appeared today, Brent Ward FORGETS HOW TO SPELL HIS OWN FIRST NAME.


    :|

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  81. People often mispell words, but the one word it has been shown is almost never mispelled, is a persons own first name.

    Your brain just won't let you do it.


    So why then did Brent Ward sign his name, "BRANT"?

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  82. I considered a typo, but the E key is not next to the key.

    Also the email take special care to offer a cheesy Thanksgiving message, yet when he signs his name to the message, he mispells his OWN FIRST NAME?


    :|

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  83. People do not mispell their own first names, PARTICULARLY when SIGNING them.

    A persons signature, both type written and handwritten is burned into your brain. It is so unlikely for a well educated man to do that I can't even begin to factor the odds.

    But suppose someone else wrote the message? Suppose someone else hacked into the server, or broke into the server room where the mail server resides, and changed the message to say what he wanted?

    Wouldn't that person most likely be hurried? Rushed? He wouldn't probably have much time. And he'd be nervous. I would be easy for such a person in mispell SOMEONE ELSES first name.

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  84. So we are left with two possibilities why Brent Ward mispelled his own first name.

    A. He didn't mispell it. Someone else did.

    B. He is too stupid to sign his own name.


    :|


    Please check one of the above.

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  85. Nobody is talking about this yet but me, so maybe theres a perfectly logical explanation.

    But I'd like to hear it.


    When you factor in the administrations need to deflate Congress's case for subpeonas, along with the questionable circumstances this email string came forward, by itself and after a long delay, then you can see there is at least reason to want some answers.

    And to get those answers, Congress needs to subpeona the people who wrote those emails, and ASK them.

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  86. ooks like the liberal losers and there blond queen have nothing constructive to discuss but the pretty sky summer vacations in liberal land and liberal books of secrets

    See Chimpleton, that's the advantage to doing your own thinking, instead of wauiting for Malkin, Slanthead, or C*****r to do it for you. We can have the most fantastic conversations on almost anything under the sun! Ain't it great?

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  87. How does a man who has signed his name about a billion times via email in the course of his career, suddenly mispells his own name.

    People don't mispell their own first names. They just don't.

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  88. We can have great conversations, but I seemed to be doomed to eternal typos.....

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  89. A typo is one thing Jolly Roger. But don't let that dismiss this.

    You don't "typo" your own first name. You might miss the key, but your brain won't let your eye get past it. Its your name. Its burned into your brain.

    I cannot see such a well educated man who signs his own name daily, mispelling his name in his own email signature.

    It is highly dubious.


    It at least calls for the man who wrote the email to be questioned to find out if he did indeed write the email.

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  90. I have never even typo'd my handle, much less my first name.

    People don't do that. Its your name. And the signature stands out. He just signs it, "BRANT".

    But thats not his name.

    Like I said, there is one of two answers.

    A. He didn't mispell it. Someone else did.

    B. He is too stupid to sign his own name.


    :|


    Please check one of the above.

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  91. I mean, he took the time to capitalize the B for petes sake!


    But he didn't know the next letter was an E?


    Come on....

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  92. If you think I'm kidding, judge for yourselves.


    THE MAN WHO COULD'NT SIGN HIS OWN NAME

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  93. Anonymous7:49 PM

    John Edwards and family have a surprise news conference for tomorrow noon

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  94. Well I would also like the anmswer to how he could misspell his own name,,,,,,,,,,,,,But I also want to Know what the hell happened to the rest of those e-mails..........isnt it anmazing how e-mails, billions of dolars, evidence, whatever just happens to get lost with these jackasses in charge.

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  95. Shades of Nixon and Rosemary Woods.

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  96. Good thoughts are contagious.
    Thanks Lydia :)

    Peace.

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  97. Chimpy kind of set a tone for all those who work for (or worship) him.

    That tone seems to be DULL. 500 of these intellectual titans don't have enough brain power to turn on a 25 watt light bulb.

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  98. John Stewart is tearing Bush up tonight.

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  99. Stewart took John Bolton out for a ride last night it was awesome.

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  100. John Edwards was pulled from a campaign event to attend a doctors appointment with his wife.

    He will hold a news conference Thursday.

    No word if his wifes cancer has returned, or if he is pulling out of the campaign because of her health.

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  101. Worf is right. Why would someone who has signed or typed their name all their life, suddenly misspell it?

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  102. John Stewert just Bitch slapped Bolton as a FOOLE who doesn't know WTF he is talking about, and Doris Kern was very credible which Bolton was NOT.

    I especially liked Stewert saying "why the F**can't Karl Rove put his hand on the Bible and tell the truth for once......

    the image of the Bible was clasic.

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  103. Bolton was no match for Stewart.

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  104. Yes, Mike, I am glad Jon Stewart addressed those comments of Boltons last night. It made me furious that Bolton sat there and just insisted that Lincoln did not surrounded himself with opponents.

    I also saw the interview with Doris Kearn Goodwin and I knew Jon knew better so I didn't understand why he wasn't calling Butthead Bolton on it, but now I know.

    It shows you how deranged these right wing fringe nuts really are. They will sit there and call the night day and the day night, and demand you accept it.

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  105. If Edwards pulls OUT Gore definitely needs to run...

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  106. I don't think Gore will run. His own party turned on him the last time.

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  107. Something else on the emails guys.

    Notice the one in question, the one signed "BRANT".

    Notice the "FROM:" field?

    It appears to have been corrupted somehow.

    In the abscense of an good technical answer for why that happened, couple that with the mispelling of his own signature, plus the suspicious circumstances this one message was released under, and I'd say you have a reason to ask people who wrote what.

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  108. I can't think of a reason off the top of my head why that field would be corrputed, (barring tampering), so I think Congress needs to find out just who wrote what.

    Only way to do that is under oath.

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  109. Have they even noticed that?

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  110. But that email, to me at least, is HIGHLY suspicious.

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  111. I don't know Larry.

    To be honest I don't think so.

    I mean, we were looking for emails from 18 days.

    Days go by and nothing.

    Then, suddenly, this one tiny email string is released.

    And when we look at it, the first thing we see is Brent Ward can't even sign his name correctly.

    And the SMTP header, only on that message where his name is mispelled, is corrupted.


    :|


    Seems odd to me.

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  112. Surely they have someone who will catch that since it is obvious.

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  113. What does corrupted mean.....corupted in what context?

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  114. Cant Congress seize his computer AND the server for forensic evidence and to retrieve ALL THE e-mails????????

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  115. It looks like it was altered in some way.

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  116. Mike, when I say corrupted I am referring to the data that is normally associated with the SMTP header.

    Data corruption can occur for different reasons under different circumstances, but if that from data field was corrupt at the time the message was sent, or during transmission, then I don't see how the message could have arrived.

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  117. Its like it was altered, remotely, from some sort of VTY shell.

    I don't have any proof of that, but it sure is suspicious.

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  118. Oh well, I'm sure its all completely innocent.


    But so far no one here, or in thinkprogress has been able to explain how.

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  119. It sounds like something fishy to me.

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  120. How many are like that?

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  121. Why would they ONLY produce one e-mail with a corrupted SMPT field that doesnt sound on the level.

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  122. I thought there was more than one.

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  123. Worf go to Talking Points memo and explain to them what your saying Here, as MOST people following this story for the MSM is reading that blog now since they were on the story long before any body else.

    Here

    I can't find their E mail or I would give that to you, Josh Marshall does post what people send into him.

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  124. How many are like that Clif?

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  125. Clif said...

    Worf go to Talking Points memo and explain to them what your saying Here, as MOST people following this story for the MSM is reading that blog now since they were on the story long before any body else.


    No. I don't want to be the target of a hit.

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  126. Larry. Go look at that link I sent you. Thats the string in question. Only one message from the string has a corrupted header.

    And it just happens to be the same message where he mysteriously mispells his own first name.

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  127. The Democrats have to put ALL of these clowns under oath and have foensic people examine the servers and computers in question.

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  128. Larry, I haven't a clue, I read the e mail Worfeus did, but because I know very little about the technical aspects of e mail I never even saw what Worfeus recognized at once.

    I do not have the ability to know when an e mail has been tampered with, but If Worfeus would explain what he sees to Josh Marshall he would post it, and that would get people with larger readerships to LOOK into it.

    and them the ball would be rolling, which would make the cover up harder to hide.

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  129. I see it now. One line is Brent, the signed line is Brant.

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  130. Today was the first day of Spring............Spring cleaning should start with Gonzalez!

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  131. Worfeus, Josh only uses the persons initials when he posts their comments, and if you wanted to remain anonymous he would do that also

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  132. But don't worry Clif. This guy over at ThinkProg posted a link to the article over at TPMMuckracker, so if theres anything there it will get out.

    Here. Here is what he wrote.

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  133. I’ve posted a link to the article; the Brant misspelling; and the FrMit on TPMmuckraker as well with a reference to here. So far, only j4k has picked it up.

    Keep an eye on it. I think it deserves more attention as well.

    Something else: does the House Committee get the same “pdf” files as we are working on or do they get the “original” print-outs?


    Comment by Willem van Oranje — March 22, 2007 @ 12:20 am

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  134. Well Worfeus if that is true, then the congressmen will have a reason for subpoenas for computer records and some other things which the white House definitely doesn't want out in the MSM, looks like this scandal is moving faster than the summer of '74 did.

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  135. Over at TP we're trying to figure out if anyone else is noticed this yet.

    Its weird.

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  136. And you're right. Theres more than enough reason to subpeona the servers and workstations involved.

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  137. I have been on several blogs and you are the only one who seems to have noticed it.

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  138. If congress gets the computers, That is where much will show UP because even I know delete does not mean gone for ever.

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  139. Lets hope the Democrats don't back down like they did on the war.

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  140. The repugs are self destructing..........even the trolls are silent.

    In light of that i'll post this in honor of Bush, Gonzalez and the other Neo Con cronnies

    "Oh Mama, I'm in fear for my life from the long arm of the law
    Law man has put an end to my running and I'm so far from my home
    The jig is up, the news is out
    They finally found me
    The renegade who had it made
    Retrieved for a bounty
    Never more to go astray
    This'll be the end today
    Of the wanted man

    Oh Mama, I've been years on the lam and had a high price on my head
    Lawman said 'Get him dead or alive' and it's for sure he'll see me dead
    Dear Mama I can hear you cryin', you're so scared and all alone
    Hangman is comin' down from the gallows and I don't have very long

    The jig is up, the news is out
    They finally found me
    The renegade who had it made
    Retrieved for a bounty
    Never more to go astray
    The judge'll have revenge today
    On the wanted man

    Oh Mama, I'm in fear for my life from the long arm of the law
    Law man has put an end to my running and I'm so far from my home

    The jig is up, the news is out
    They finally found me
    The renegade who had it made
    Retrieved for a bounty
    Never more to go astray
    This'll be the end today
    Of the wanted man"

    STYX

    Hopefully this will be in these thugs future when justice finally prevails!

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  141. May justice come by summer.

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  142. We Hate To Bring Up the Nazis, But They Fled To South America, Too

    Our paranoid friends over at Bring It On have put together a story that hasn’t exactly made Washington Whispers. It’s real short and real simple:

    The Cuban news service reports that George W. Bush has purchased 98,840 acres in Paraguay, near the Bolivian/Brazilian border.
    Jenna Bush paid a secret diplomatic visit to Paraguayan President Nicanor Duarte and U.S. Ambassador James Cason. There were no press conferences, no public sightings and no official confirmation of her 10-day trip which apparently ended this week.
    The Paraguayan Senate voted last summer to “grant U.S. troops immunity from national and International Criminal Court (ICC) jurisdiction.”
    Immediately afterwards, 500 heavily armed U.S. troops arrived with various planes, choppers and land vehicles at Mariscal Estigarribia air base, which happens to be at the northern tip of Paraguay near the Bolivian/Brazilian border. More have reportedly arrived since then.
    What the hell, after the jump. Plus a BREAKING UPDATE involving, of course, The Moonies!

    Now, Prensa Latina is a Cuban-government operation that is not exactly friendly toward Washington, what with Washington trying to kill Castro for 50 years and all.

    But Prensa Latina didn’t invent the story. It’s all over the South American press — and not just Venezuela and Bolivia.

    Here’s a version from Brazil.

    Here’s one from Argentina.

    And here’s one from Paraguay itself.

    As far as we can understand, all the paperwork and deeds and such are secret. But somehow the news leaked that a new “land trust” created for Bush had purchased nearly 100,000 acres near the town of Chaco.

    And Jenna’s down there having secret meetings with the president and America’s ambassador to Paraguay, James Cason. Bush posted Cason in Havana in 2002, but last year moved him to Paraguay.

    Cason apparently gets around. A former “political adviser” to the U.S. Atlantic Command and ATO’s Supreme Allied Commander Atlantic, Cason has been stationed in El Salvador, Honduras, Guatemala, Panama … basically everywhere the U.S. has run secret and not-so-secret wars over the past 30 years.

    Here’s a fun question for Tony Snow: Why might the president and his family need a 98.840-acre ranch in Paraguay protected by a semi-secret U.S. military base manned by American troops who have been exempted from war-crimes prosecution by the Paraguyan government?

    Here’s a little background on the base itself, which Rumsfeld secretly visited in late 2005:
    U.S. Special Forces began arriving this past summer at Paraguay’s Mariscal Estigarribia air base, a sprawling complex built in 1982 during the reign of dictator Alfredo Stroessner. Argentinean journalists who got a peek at the place say the airfield can handle B-52 bombers and Galaxy C-5 cargo planes. It also has a huge radar system, vast hangers, and can house up to 16,000 troops. The air base is larger than the international airport at the capital city, Asuncion.

    Some 500 special forces arrived July 1 for a three-month counterterrorism training exercise, code named Operation Commando Force 6.

    Paraguayan denials that Mariscal Estigarribia is now a U.S. base have met with considerable skepticism by Brazil and Argentina. There is a disturbing resemblance between U.S. denials about Mariscal Estigarribia, and similar disclaimers made by the Pentagon about Eloy Alfaro airbase in Manta , Ecuador. The United States claimed the Manta base was a “dirt strip” used for weather surveillance. When local journalists revealed its size, however, the United States admitted the base harbored thousands of mercenaries and hundreds of U.S. troops, and Washington had signed a 10-year basing agreement with Ecuador.

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  144. It seems that Mike is wearing his tin foil hat today.Bush going to Paraguay......hmmm,perhaps Mike is huffing paint cans once again.

    I think the market crashed today,let me check........oh snap,the Fed held interest rates and the Dow went up 160 points.
    Just where the hell is this economic disaster and when will it get here?


    Please, please, please, stop saying stupid things. Just WTF do you think the foreclosure rates mean, anyway? Have you checked out the number of Americans living in poverty today? Or the uninsured?

    You idiots got your asses handed to you on the Iraqi issue. Why must you cling to stupid as if it was some kind of a life preserver?

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  145. I really need to get caught up on today's DC revelations. I have been watching Pakistan come apart at the seams, and felt like it was time to try to summarize Pakistan today.

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  146. Larry said...

    I have been on several blogs and you are the only one who seems to have noticed it


    Yer scaring me.

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  147. I'll be interested to see what they say about it. Someone has to notice this, right?

    I mean, sure he may have mispelled his name, but lets hear him tell us that. Under oath. And lets her what the reason is for the corrupted From field.

    My gut tells me they are manually transposing these emails from some logging program and that means if they are manually transposing them they could write or change, anything they wanted, as long as no one gets the originals.

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  148. Worfeus, I posted your and the other person on Think progressive comments on Kay's blog, it just needs a day or two to percolate up.

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  149. percolate up?


    Well make mine decaf.

    :D

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  150. I went ahead and posted some of my thoughts on TPM Muckraker Clif.

    If there is anything there they'll know.

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  151. I mean, I am assuming that someone somewhere that counts, has already seen this stuff, and knows what it is.

    But it just looks to me like we are getting manually copied messages, that may or may not be accurate or complete. It might even be a forgery. Who knows? Thats why Congress has to subpeona shit. Subpeona everything.

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  152. If I find out that I was one of the first people to find this suspicious, then I'm going to be scared. Cause that means my other suspicions may be true.

    And trust me, that would suck.

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  153. word, Worfeus, word...

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  154. Rusty you pathetic ignorant sack of shit, you've seen the offers i've made to you the last week or so.................why dont you be a man for once in your pathetic life and show some courage and accept one of them or STFU you gutless punk before someone shuts you up!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


    I know your a gutless retarded punk living in your mama's basement who probably doesnt have 2 plug nickles to rub together but i made you plenty of offer boy its time to put up or shut up punk!

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  155. I wouldn't have known what to look for, but I'm watching the Maliki meltdown in Iraq, and rising problems in Pakistan right now closer, because if either of them explodes, all hell is gonna break lose over there.

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  156. Interesting though how worf is talking aboyt something serious like an altered e-mail and in comes Rusty the pathetic loser troll to divert and derail the discussion!!!!!!!!!

    Protecting your masters Troll?

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  157. Here from Juan Cole's blog;

    Al-Zaman reports in Arabic that Saudi Arabia and Jordan invited Massoud Barzani, the president of Iraqi Kurdistan, for consultations in hopes of detaching him from his alliance with the fundamentalist Shiite parties. Al-Zaman says that its sources in Riyadh say that the Saudi royal family increasingly sees Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki of the Shiite Islamic Call (Da'wa) Party as an obstacle to any movement toward peace and reconciliation. Al-Maliki was prominent in the Debaathification Commission that was punitive toward Sunni Arabs, and has during the past year had a tacit alliance with the Sadr Movement and its Mahdi Army militia, which many Sunnis believe comprises death squads that kill Sunni Arabs in the dark of night.

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  158. So many powder kegs.... so little time.

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  159. John Edwards and wife holding press conf on Thursday

    No one yet knows why, but you don't mysteriously announce a press conference with your wife if it's good news. This comes on the heels of Edwards canceling a campaign appearance recently in order to attend a doctor's appointment with his wife, who was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2004.

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  160. you guys sit here all night in paranoia about an email that has no significance to anything don't you think if this was anything then Rush would be all over this after all he is far more knowledgable than blondie and the f troop that always defend her

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  161. As usual, the wingnut(s) don't dare post anything that can even be debated. Come to think of it, they are incapable of posting anything that can be debated. Just talking points and paeans of love to the high priests of their sick religion.

    Clearly, the same guy is responsible for all but maybe 1 of these "other" posts. I don't say that because of what is being posted-all Chimpletons post the same things, after all. I say that because of the childlike style of the writing.

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  162. I WORFEUS said...
    Larry. Go look at that link I sent you. Thats the string in question. Only one message from the string has a corrupted header.


    I realize I'm being somewhat naive here, but by law, aren't they required to keep a backup of all documents and e-mails in their original form? I thought I remember reading that the Republicans demanded that during the Clinton administration, who, of course, complied.

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  163. Eric said...
    you guys sit here all night in paranoia about an email that has no significance to anything don't you think if this was anything then Rush would be all over this after all he is far more knowledgable than blondie and the f troop that always defend her


    So you think the rule of law is irrelevant?

    I'm sorry, you're from the Stalin School of Government, I guess...

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  164. Eric said...
    looks like the liberal losers and there blond queen have nothing constructive to discuss but the pretty sky summer vacations in liberal land and liberal books of secrets


    I got a topic: how many men has your mom screwed this week. Discuss.

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  165. I got a topic: how many men has your mom screwed this week. Discuss.

    Related to her? Not related? In toto?

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  166. I would like to recommend this definition of modern-day conservatismto all non-Chimpletons.

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  167. Ultra neo-con Duncan Hunter will not seek re-election as he will only make a futile attempt to be President.

    Hunter's son will seek his fathers Congressional seat instead.

    Another Daddy neo-con passing the torch to junior.

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  168. U.N Secretary General Ban Ki-moon escaped a mortar attack near the Iraqi Prime Ministers office, as they were conducting a press conference.

    The Green Zone is about as safe as the rest of Iraq.

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  169. Alberto Gonzales says he will not resign.

    Gonzales says he is busy protecting our kids.

    Who protects the rest of us from Gaozales?

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  170. Northwest Washington:

    Reports of rising death rates, rooms splattered with blood, urine and feces at the Armed Forces Retirement Home.

    The GAO warned the Pentagon that residents of the home "may be at risk " in light of allegations of severe health problems.

    Residents have been admitted to Walter Reed with "the most serious types of pressure sores" and in one case maggots in a wound.

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  171. Leading indicators for the U.S economy declined in February as consumer confidence and shipments by manufacturers weakened.

    More of the Bush economy.

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  172. The Senate Judiciary Committee voted to authorize subpoenas for Karl Rove and other top aides.

    The House and Senate Judiciary committees have now both approved the subpoenas.

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  173. And don't call me Blondie! (That's for Anon Eric/Steve/Rustsy/Moo)

    No wonder we are wracking our brains to understand these people. This explains it:

    Q: What is conservatism?
    A: Conservatism is the domination of society by an aristocracy.
    Q: What is wrong with conservatism?
    A: Conservatism is incompatible with democracy, prosperity, and civilization in general. It is a destructive system of inequality and prejudice that is founded on deception and has no place in the modern world.

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  174. Jolly Roger: Thank you for that link defining conservatism. I forgot to give you credit.

    Hey I just did a really cool radio show in New York with Vito from the Sopranos and Sean Pompano!!

    Also, I just posted a new item about John Edwards.

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  175. Lyd, BZB is in Pittsburgh, PA.

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  176. JollyRoger said...
    I got a topic: how many men has your mom screwed this week. Discuss.

    Related to her? Not related? In toto?


    Since I specified "men", by definition that rules out any of his male relatives.

    Altho it might include Aunt Fred.

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  177. Ah, crap. That's what I get for doing my stations from memory.

    It's now located on Long Island...

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  178. A trucker wrote this:

    "I quit reading Ann Coulter's columns awhile back for the same reason I no longer listen to or read Rush Limbaugh. They got mean spirited. While both have made contributions to the conservative movement they allowed their egos to take over. I was a truck driver in the past. Rush was very big amongst truck drivers. Many have stopped listening. I used to look forward to Ann's column. She had a unique view of politics and put a humorous spin on things. It seems that the fame went to her head. I hope that she receives a lot of criticism for this and maybe she will open her eyes and see how hypocritical she is being. Maybe then she will return to her old self. As for Rush, it may be too late. I see this as a sad time for conservatives. This is exactly what the left wants. Now, once again, they are able to point their collective fingers and say, 'See. You are no different than us.' Which any true conservative knows is far from the truth. Lately, it seems we wait to see who will put their foot in their mouths next. That is sad."

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  179. Awe isnt that cute the little trolls are playing their stupid little games to prevent people from accessing the blog............welll guess what jackass your ineffective and incompetent as usual.........cause here I am.

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  180. This is exactly what the left wants. Now, once again, they are able to point their collective fingers and say, 'See. You are no different than us.'

    WHAT????? No DIFFERENT?!? What's this guy been drinking. I AM different. I want everyone to get a fair shake in life. I don't care how you live your life as long as it doesn't affect me. I believe that healthcare and education should both be GUARANTEED,through college as far as education is concerned. I DON'T believe in "free" trade with countries that foul the air and water, pay people subsistence wages, and/or use slave labor. I DON'T believe that it is possible, or even desirable, to try to force whatever we're calling "democracy" on other countries at the point of a gun. I DON'T believe that Paris Hilton or El Shrubbo del Estupido should be relieved of the estate tax obligation so that they can skate through life even easier and establish a permanent American aristocracy. I DON'T believe that "jokes" about killing Government officials are funny, and I DON'T believe that denigrating different groups in our country by using hateful slurs should be a part of the political discourse.

    You'll never hear me saying a @#$@#$%#$@ 'con is the same as me. Far from it.

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  181. Jolly Roger Excellent definition of Conservatism............the only thing I would add is that conservatives brains have not fully developed and they think one dimensionally and are not able to understand comprehend or formulate abstract thoughs or concepts.

    a perfect example is global warming or the stock market crash.........one dimensional thinkers and dunces like Rusty think because it is cold out on this specific day or because the stock market has not crashed today that it is inconcievable that global warming exists or we will have a stock market crash.

    Now a few months ago my 5 year old couisin asked how global warming could exist if it was cold today and with a little explaining he was able to conceptualize the difference between short term variability in the weather and long term climatic change that is quite quantifiable and measurable.

    Interesting that many repugs brains are far less evolved and developed than a 5 year olds.

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  182. The economy is falling.
    The war rages on with no end in sight.
    The scandals are mounting.
    The indictments are nearing.
    The poor are still hurting.
    The elderly are still struggling.
    The middle aged are hurting.
    The youth are more violent.
    The wealthy are more arrogant.
    The world is filled with unrest.

    This is Bush's America.
    May God help protect us from him!

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  183. Exactly Jolly..........investing in education is investing in the future and in future generations.............short changing education to fund war and death with tax cuts to the ultra wealthy elite and tax breaks and huge no bid contract to big oil and the military industrial complex are sacrificing our Children qand grandchildrens standard of living to line the wealthy and corporaqte elites pockets today.

    The wealthy and corporations like halibuton are paying less and less taxes while forcing the tax burden onto the middle class and poor.

    Halliburton is even incorporqating overseqas to avoid taxes and likely to avoid regulatory and accountability for the corruption, criminal acts and cronnism they were involved in.

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  184. We'll see if Bush gets the Constitutional show down he's been begging for for the last six years........because I think he's got a fight this time and this ones for the whole ballgame.

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  185. Halliburton has just opened an office in Mexico.

    That will be Bush's headquarters.

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  186. Slobo's suite at The Hague is probably still empty. Let's sens them one chimp. Perhaps the facility can charge admission and sell peanuts at inflated prices for folks to feed the chimp. Just don't give him any pretzels!

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  187. Bush is demanding his Iraqi war spending plan be fully funded with no provisions.

    What will he do if they don't?

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  188. The repugs are doomed in 2008......their fortunes literally and figuratively will sink with GWB's as the perfect storm erupts before the election........presidents always receive credit or blame for wars and for the economy and by late 2007/early 2008 we will be in severe recession and the stock market will be in a nasty Bear market and Iraq will explode into a disaster..........and the repugs will be tarred and feathered by association with the Idiot in Chief and the disaster he created and will be DOOMED!

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  189. Bush's role in the Attorney scandals will now be looked into according to The Hill.

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  190. Obstruction of Justice is grounds for impeachment......Larry remember Nixon.............the chimp has NEVER been challenged or confronted before........he doesnt like it and it will be real interesting to see how it plays out.

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  191. Democracy 21 sent a letter to Alberto Gonzales requesting a probe, into whether there was political interference into the investigation and prosecution of Jack Abramoff.

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  192. At the very least is obstruction of justice by Bush.

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  193. Lydia more and more decent main stream repugs are running away from extremist wacco's like Coulter, Rush and the Neo Cons............they are being more and more marginalized and their influence is greatly diminishing.

    America is sick and tired of their lies "Smear and Fear rhetoric" and dishonest talking points.........I predict that after the 2008 election Coulter will be an irrelevant hasbeen that VERY few people care to listen to.

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  194. As long as Fox News exists there will always be a medium for Hag Coulter.

    The Hag makes millions a year on the speaking circuit alone.

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  195. As long as Fox News exists there will always be a medium for Hag Coulter.

    The Hag makes millions a year on the speaking circuit alone.


    Somebody please, tell me why?

    I can call people names and accuse them of treason. So that couldn't be it. And it sure as hell isn't her looks, unless she speaks exclusively at medical schools-most of the students would be awestruck by a talking cadaver.

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  196. I dont think the big money powers that be that by up her books and then give them away to buy her way onto the bestseller list and the people running fox will support a hasbeen that has been discredited and has few followers............I think Coulter will be sent to the glue factory or put out to pasature soon by the powers that be that find they have no more use for her................Remember there is no honor among thieves (repugs)........or loyalty when the chips are down and times are tough.

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  197. There is always Michelle Malkin waiting in the wings to grab the mantle of hate.

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  198. The Democrats need to have those servers and computers seized and examined by forensic experts.

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