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Wednesday, October 26, 2005

November Comedy

November 2nd @ 8pm at the Comedy Studio (above the Hong Kong in Harvard Sq.)

November 5th @ 9pm on the Walsh Bros. Hilarium at the Thirsty Ear Pub, on the MIT campus

Indictment Party at My House!

I feel like a kid on Christmas Eve! I’m going to wake up tomorrow and ask: "Did Fitzgerald come? Did he bring me a Scooter? How about a Cheney? Oh boy, I hope it’s a Cheney!"

Hey, they wanted Infinite Justice didn't they?

A terrific article in Salon today talks about the greater implications of the investigation. Remember, leaking Valerie Plame's name was tantamount to a death threat, a Godfather-style tactic to intimidate Wilson into keeping his mouth shut about real evidence AGAINST going to war in Iraq. If they get perjury or obstruction of justice, they are getting off easy. If Clinton did it, we'd be hearing words like treason.

But I think David Letterman said it best: “The real crime is that there's an adult man walking around in the current administration named Scooter."

"If Fitzgerald hands down indictments, Washington will face a political upheaval not seen since the Clinton impeachment. But that will not be the only, or even necessarily the most important, effect of Fitzgerald's decisions. The resulting criminal process could also, for the first time, throw open the doors on the inner workings of the White House during one of the most controversial periods of recent American history. After 22 months of investigation, Fitzgerald, a Chicago-based prosecutor, may know more about the internecine battles that led to the outing of Valerie Plame than even the most well-connected intelligence wonks."

Monday, October 24, 2005

America braces for 2000th dead soldier in Iraq

I read this headline today. The news media predicts this grim upcoming milestone like another Hurricane. Just chomping at the bit for the next casualty. Do we need to talk about our military death toll like Superfresh’s 2000th customer? Do balloons fall? Does he or she get a coupon for $5 off a Swiffer? How about we just focus on mourning the current dead, not the future.

Friday, October 07, 2005

This isn't about right and left. It's about right and wrong. - Cindy Sheehan

Russ Fenigold's Response to Bush's Speech

October 6, 2005

"The President still does not understand that his failed Iraq policy is making America weaker and our enemies stronger. The administration's strategy in Iraq is providing terrorists around the world with a recruiting pitch, international networking opportunities, unity with Iraqi nationalists, and on-the-job training in urban combat. We cannot afford a "stay the course," open-ended commitment in Iraq that threatens to break the U.S. Army and hurt the economy. Such a policy keeps America bogged down in Iraq rather than engaged in what should be a global campaign against terrorism. It's time for the President to put forward a strategy that actually makes us stronger in the fight against terrorism and safer here at home -- unfortunately he failed to do that today."

In June, Feingold introduced a resolution, the first of its kind in the Senate, that calls for the President to clarify the military mission in Iraq, lay out a plan and timeframe for accomplishing that mission, and publicly articulate a plan for American troops to return home. In August Feingold again jump-started the discussion by becoming the first member of the U.S. Senate to propose a target date to finish the mission in Iraq -- December 31, 2006.

Wednesday, October 05, 2005

October Comedy

October 14th, 8pm

The Comedy Studio
3rd floor above the Hong Kong
1236 Massachusetts Ave., Harvard Sq.
Cambridge, Ma

Follow the stench of meat from Bartley's Burger Cottage.

It's a good idea to call for reservations. 617.661.6507.