Friday, May 19, 2006

Immigration Another Manufactured Crisis 

EXCERPT Cross Posted from SoonerThought:

Hasn’t the American public caught on yet? Like homosexual unions, Terri Schiavo, the threat of terrorists, the “war” on drugs, extramarital sex running rampant in the White House and common people breaking wind in the halls of the mighty we now have the “immigration crisis.”

Sure, there is a problem with people sneaking into the country without the proper permission. But when did it become an epic crisis…? Okay, I guess I know when–as soon as the GOP realized they were about to lose control of their own personal ATM: the United States Congress.

Frankly, I don’t blame them. The Houdinis of politics, the GOP always feints with a distraction. When they realize that the people are finding out how lousy they are at governing, the GOP creates a crisis so they can look like “leaders.”

That is what they do. The fable of “The Scorpion and the Frog” is instructive...

Friday Blogaround 

What more can happen this week? Find out via The Liberal Coalition.
  • All Facts and Opinion engages in Idol talk.
  • archy continues his examination of racism and the definition of it.
  • Bark Bark Woof Woof has some choice words for the Senate bigots.
  • blogAmY deciphers that new movie.
  • Moi at bloggg reviews the Pennsylvania primary results.
  • Collective Sigh has a series on health care.
  • Dodecahedron is happy to see the Pentagon consider alternative fuels.
  • NTodd has some questions for Gen. Hayden.
  • Echidne responds to the idea of the "pre-pregnant" woman.
  • the farmer salutes a veteran investigator.
  • FDL on the Connecticut senate race wherein Joe Lieberman screws his party leaders.
  • First Draft on the really important news in Chicago.
  • Happy Furry Puppy on what The Left is up to.
  • Left Is Right on the devastation of bird flu in Florida and other hilarity.
  • Lefty says goodbye to The West Wing.
  • Liberty Street on the accusations of atrocities in Iraq.
  • Make Me a Commentator with Part 1 of a discussion of immigration's impact on the GOP.
  • MercuryX23 on Frau Coulter's latest brown-shirted screed.
  • Newly-graduated master Michael has some choice words for the English-only crowd.
  • Pen-Elayne reports from England and turns the reins of her site over -- temporarily -- to Desi and Wayne.
  • Rook's Rant reports in from indefinite hiatus to rage against the nuts.
  • rubber hose takes to soothsaying via Lipton left-overs.
  • Science and Politics on Project Exploration.
  • Scrutiny Hooligans heralds the arrival of a new book by a fellow blogger, Anonymoses.
  • Sooner Thought on Bush buying votes.
  • Speedkill on the warnings of Christian scientists.
  • Steve Gilliard relays Kevin Phillips's concerns about the rest of the Bush term.
  • Kenneth at T. Rex explores the world of deviant drug and alcohol use.
  • The Countess counts down the Worst Movies Ever.
  • The Invisible Library has an inside track to the NSA.
  • WTF Is It Now?? has the latest on the Rove watch.
  • The Yellow Doggerel Democrat on the Senate doing something.
  • ...You Are A Tree on who pays taxes.
  • It's the start of a long weekend for Canadians (Victoria Day is Monday). That's their May holiday -- we get Memorial Day next weekend.

    Cross-posted from Bark Bark Woof Woof.

    Monday, May 15, 2006

    SoonerThought Podcast Interviews Greg Palast 

    The SoonerThought Podcast...the Chatty Side of SoonerThought.com

    Episode 17

    A MUST-LISTEN episode as we interview BBC & Harpers Investigative Reporter Greg Palast about his new book, Armed Madhouse.

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