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Shelley Lewis

Entries by Shelley Lewis

Scalia: Just Be Glad He's Not a Fan of "Itchy And Scratchy"

(5) Comments | Posted June 20, 2007 | 12:34 AM

Marge: Do you want your son to become Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, or a sleazy male stripper?
Homer: Can't he be both, like the late Earl Warren?
Marge: Earl Warren wasn't a stripper!
Homer: Now who's being naive?

If only Judge Scalia...

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Cindy Sheehan Calls it Quits

(14) Comments | Posted May 28, 2007 | 8:53 PM

In a Dailykos diary entitled "Good Riddance Attention Whore" Cindy Sheehan announces that she is going home, resigning, as she puts it, from the role of "the face of the American anti-war movement."

She is obviously exhausted, embittered, frustrated, and angry, saying that being called "an attention whore" is...

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Jeb Bush Lands Huge Paycheck at Scandal Plagued Healthcare Company -- With a Little Help from Dad's Friends

(14) Comments | Posted May 10, 2007 | 11:40 PM

If you've been worried sick about what would become of ex-Governor Jeb "No Futuro" Bush since his big brother totally screwed his chances for ever being elected president, here's some great news. Jeb is now officially on the board of Tenet Healthcare, at an annual pay of $474,500--for 13...

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Gov. Huckabee, Here's "What In the World" Evolution Has To Do With Being President

(47) Comments | Posted May 5, 2007 | 7:43 PM

Mike Huckabee is confused. He was one of the three candidates who confidently raised his hand at the GOP "debate" to be counted on the anti-evolution team. But he doesn't understand why we care.

Perhaps in an effort to scrape off the wingnut patty he stepped in on national television...

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Laura, Spare Us All Your "Suffering"

(12) Comments | Posted April 25, 2007 | 1:43 PM

Gosh, it just has to suck to be Laura Bush. Imagine holidays with her mother-in-law, for starters. And then, of course, there's her husband, the master of disaster himself. I picture her secretly wearing an "I'm with Stupid" t-shirt under her knit suits, just to compensate.

And now...

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Yet More Proof: No Link Between Abortion and Breast Cancer

(0) Comments | Posted April 24, 2007 | 2:38 PM

Can we please stop the mandated lying to women now?

A Harvard University research study just out confirms what the National Cancer Institute said in 2003:

There is no link between abortion and breast cancer. There is no link between miscarriage and breast cancer.

The Harvard study followed...

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Hard to Reconcile: Secretly Ditching the War Strategy

(3) Comments | Posted April 23, 2007 | 11:50 AM

When Defense Secretary Gates told the Iraqis last week that they had to get serious about reconciliation, who knew he meant reconciliation between al Maliki's government and the Pentagon?

Once again, in another painful demonstration of the impossibility of the American mission, al Maliki countermands the US military's security...

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De-Fund Bush's War on Unmarried Sex

(7) Comments | Posted April 15, 2007 | 6:41 PM

As you send in your tax returns, and ponder how much of your taxes go to support the slaughter in Iraq, think about how much also goes to pay for spreading misinformation and fear about sex, through the Bush administration's beloved Abstinence Only sex "education" programs.

The answer: 176 million...

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WANTED: One Scapegoat for "War Czar" Position

(18) Comments | Posted April 11, 2007 | 11:40 AM

Unemployed? Under-employed. There's a sweet job just waiting for someone like you at the White House.

Because some of the generals they've approached have begun to talk about it, we now know about the exciting new position of "War Czar." So far, for some reason, nobody wants the job.

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Al Capone and Al Gonzalez

(6) Comments | Posted April 5, 2007 | 11:44 AM

As the Washington Post reports today, the nation's chief law enforcement officer, our very own Alberto Gonzalez, has "retreated from public view this week" to rehearse his upcoming testimony in front of the Senate Judiciary committee about the US attorneys purge. They're planning three days of "rigorous mock testimony."...

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Are We Really Lacking the "Full Picture" about Iraq? Ok, Here It Is

(12) Comments | Posted April 1, 2007 | 7:13 PM

While the Bush war machine plays chicken with Democrats over the Iraq funding bill's timetable for withdrawal, elsewhere a familiar refrain can be heard: America, the media won't tell you the good news from Iraq.

So here's John McCain Sunday in Baghdad, proclaiming that the...

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McCain: ThisClose to Becoming a Democrat in 2001?

(1) Comments | Posted March 29, 2007 | 5:56 PM

Was John McCain on the verge of switching parties in 2001?

There's a fascinating story in The Hill today, which quotes both Tom Daschle and former Congressman Tom Downey (D-NY) as saying McCain was seriously considering it. According to the story, McCain's close adviser, John Weaver, approached Downey in...

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Injured Soldiers, Unfit to Fight, Forced to Go Back to Iraq

(9) Comments | Posted March 12, 2007 | 12:00 AM

Now that some heads have rolled and some hearings have begun in the Walter Reed scandal, you might have thought you'd read the last awful story of shoddy treatment of our injured soldiers. Well, sorry. There's more.

Salon's Mark Benjamin, who has been writing about the shamefully poor treatment...

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Rummy's Privatized Obsession and the Walter Reed Scandal

(32) Comments | Posted March 3, 2007 | 3:12 PM

We should all be pleased that Army Secretary Francis Harvey has been forced out, and that General Kevin Kiley is no longer the temporary commander at Walter Reed, replacing General George Weightman. Kiley was in charge of Walter Reed before Weightman, and had been told repeatedly of the disgraceful conditions...

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At Walter Reed "Only the Appearance of Accountability"

(12) Comments | Posted March 2, 2007 | 3:58 PM

So now the Army Secretary, Francis Harvey, has resigned over the Walter Reed scandal. Great. That's a good follow up to the firing of Major General George Weightman, who had headed Walter Reed. Now let's talk about the man who has inexplicably taken Weightman's place.

You see, General Weightman's replacement,...

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Introducing "Conservapedia"--Battling Wikipedia's War on Christians, Patriots

(10) Comments | Posted February 23, 2007 | 2:38 PM

All of you bloggers and term paper writers who use Wikipedia for research take note: it turns out it's full of anti-Christian and anti-American entries.

That's why we have to say thank you to Conservapedia (and to Wonkette for bringing the good news to our attention). Conservapedia...

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Expose: Wounded Soldiers Coming Home to Neglect at Walter Reed

(32) Comments | Posted February 18, 2007 | 3:44 PM

How many times during the Bush administration have you said to yourself, "This is America. How can this be happening?" I've lost count. But coming at the end of a week filled with Capitol Hill gasbaggery over who does and does not support US troops, I'm shocked again. This time...

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Foundering President Honors Founding President

(3) Comments | Posted February 16, 2007 | 11:26 AM

Sometimes you have to wonder which side the President's handlers are really on. They seem to put him in positions that invite obvious and unflattering comparisons. Going to Vietnam, for example, was so awkward for him, what with the current quagmire in Iraq and such. Now, I see that he...

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We Don't Need Leaders in Congress, We Need Followers

(6) Comments | Posted February 14, 2007 | 12:43 AM

While Hillary Clinton continues her "Hard for Me To Say I'm Sorry" tour, and John McCain frets over a bloody"Tet" offensive, Iraqi style, that turns Americans against the war (although at this point the supporters are pretty much limited to McCain, Joe Lieberman and Rudy "Say Anything" Guiliani), thank God...

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363 Tons (of Dollars) And What Do you Get? Tales from the Provisional Authority

(4) Comments | Posted February 7, 2007 | 9:43 AM

Among the many examples of gross ineptitude about the Iraq war, this one has a special place in the Hall of Shame.

363 tons of cash were shipped to Iraq on giant wooden pallets before the "hand over" of the government--that's about 4 billion bucks for those of you who...

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