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Entries by Jayne Lyn Stahl from 10/2006

"Operation Return to Sender: the I.C.E. Man Cometh"

| Posted 10.02.2006 | Politics
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In South Florida, not far from where Rep. Foley sent those notorious e-mails, a 30 year old Ukranian woman, Bella Maryanovsky, was arrested, two weeks...

Oh, and Here's a Question...

| Posted 10.03.2006 | Politics
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Here's a question for you: now that Mark Foley has caused such a stir, does anyone remember Jack Abramoff. Or, more to the point, does anyone care abo...

Howard Dean to the Rescue...

| Posted 10.03.2006 | Politics
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Today, President Bush argued that Democrats have a "softer side" when it comes to fighting terrorism. Howard Dean, chair of the Democratic National C...

Only Temporary?

| Posted 10.05.2006 | Politics
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Do we need an explanation as to why a patently illegal act should be allowed to continue while an appeals court decides its fate? I think so.

In Time for Columbus Day...

| Posted 10.06.2006 | Huffington Post

What would our founding fathers say were they to learn about secret prisons, "enemy combatants," waterboarding, and routine beating of prisoners held only hundreds of miles away from Miami?

The Truth and Anna P.

| Posted 10.08.2006 | Huffington Post

It is up to those of us who care about getting the truth out to continue Anna Politkovskaya's mission to uncover those crimes that come within the parameters of normal governmental practice.

Here's a Scandal for You

| Posted 10.09.2006 | Politics
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For those who want something you can sink your teeth into, here's a scandal for you. How is it that this president took us into Iraq when we have a l...

Now That We Figured Out How to Go in Reverse...

| Posted 10.11.2006 | Politics
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After being startled today, like everybody else, by eerily-familiar live footage of yet another airplane crashing into a Manhattan skyscraper, I could...

Insulting Ignorance: the Vindication of Orhan Pamuk

| Posted 10.12.2006 | Huffington Post

Pamuk's award is as much a victory for free speech as it is in recognition of the accomplishments of an important novelist.

How's This for a Cover-up?

| Posted 10.13.2006 | Politics
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Who is responsible for granting immunity to our troops, and can it be the same fellows who recently granted immunity to themselves by redacting the War Crimes Act with the Military Commission Act of 2006?

Outsourcing the Death Penalty

| Posted 10.16.2006 | Politics
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Do we not make a mockery of Iraqi jurisprudence when American military brass is allowed to manipulate the outcome, and sentences of those who come before Iraqi courts?

Not to Change the Subject, But...

| Posted 10.18.2006 | Politics
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Any party that wants to bring peace to the planet can't afford to forget that. We must not forget that without a base, there can be no platform.

Why Is Karl Rove Smiling?

| Posted 10.19.2006 | Politics
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There's a grace period for naivete after which one is no longer naive, but criminally negligent, and, alas, our grace period is almost up.

Thus Spake Zarabushtra

| Posted 10.21.2006 | Politics
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Can it be that the label "flip flop" which Dick Cheney slapped on candidate John Kerry, in the 2004 election, has come back to haunt Mr. Bush?

Forget the Sharks, What About the Swamps

| Posted 10.24.2006 | Huffington Post

One would like to know whether Hillary's stand on Iraqi withdrawal has changed as conditions deteriorate in that country, and how she would respond to being called "McCain lite" instead of "ugly?"

President Flip Flop Rides Again

| Posted 10.25.2006 | Huffington Post

In 2005, defense contractor CEO pay was 44 times that of a military general with 20 years of experience, and 308 times that of an army private.

The Scales and Scalia

| Posted 10.26.2006 | Huffington Post

You have a man sitting, for life, on the highest court in the land who thinks that you might just not be capable of understanding the complexities of the court or their rulings.

A Slam Dunk for the Vice President

| Posted 10.27.2006 | Politics
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Hiring Tony Snow was, arguably, the smartest move this administration has made as he has turned a town riddled with right-wing bible-thumping hypocrites into theatre of the absurd.

A Little Silly

| Posted 10.29.2006 | Entertainment
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Do we care more about obscenity of thought, word, and image than obscenity in action?

What Color Is Your Aura?

| Posted 10.30.2006 | Politics
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As I sit running through various and sundry outfits that might work, I can't help but fantasize about what some, in the Bush administration, might go trick or treating in.

Busted: Augusto Pinochet

| Posted 10.31.2006 | Huffington Post

A 90 year old, fragile, former dictator, General Augusto Pinochet, was arrested yesterday, and placed on house arrest in Santiago, Chile, and charged ...