Friday, September 15, 2006

Friday Blogaround 

Here's the Liberal Coalition roundup.
  • Coturnix finds a link between smoking and depression.
  • archy welcomes a couple of dwarf planets (or should it be "little planets?").
  • Bark Bark Woof Woof says "don't ask, don't tell" doesn't work.
  • bloggg runs down Project Runway.
  • Collective Sigh does some ironing.
  • NTodd has some bad news for depressed freshwater mussels.
  • Echidne finds a church that looks hip on the outside but still manages to hold antique ideas about the role of women.
  • FDL on the hacking of Diebold.
  • First Draft bids adieu to John Bolton.
  • Happy Furry Puppy draws out our foreign policy in such a way that even Homer Simpson could get it.
  • iddybud on health care in Africa.
  • Lefty has some links to check out.
  • Left Is Right notes that Exxon is now a "critical infrastructure" and therefore protected from certain rules.
  • Liberty Street on the war campaign.
  • Make Me A Commentator looks at the decline of the effectiveness of Clinton-bashing.
  • Musing's musings on the candidacy of Keith Ellison, who could be the first Muslim elected to Congress.
  • Pen-Elayne schleps...and finds a site for extraneous diacritical marks (what is an umlaut for anyway?)
  • Rook would rather read Tolkien than write about you-know-what day.
  • rubber hose conflates Michael Chertoff and Alfred E. Neuman.
  • Sooner Thought: Free the Internets!
  • Speedkill on the problem of evil.
  • The Yellow Doggerel Democrat hands out cookies.
  • Steve Gilliard wonders where the black and Latino bloggers were in the Clinton blog meetup last week.
  • Kenneth is back full-time at T. Rex and has an interview with congressional candidate Michael Calderin.
  • The Invisible Library explains it all for you.
  • WTF Is It Now?? looks at one aspect of the war on terror.
  • ...You Are A Tree adds some color to our lives.
  • Scrutiny Hooligans clears the sun. (Sorry to get you in so late, Screwy; blame Blogger.)
  • Go for the upgrade.

    Cross-posted from Bark Bark Woof Woof.

    Tuesday, September 12, 2006

    I Smell Desperation... 

    Cross-posted from SoonerThought:

    I smell desperation. This is the same crap that was pulled on me when I was running ahead in the polls against my GOP opponent. I experienced the joys of “midnight flyers” posted on doors which called me a homosexual, (then there were attacks from religious types because I was divorced!)questions about my meager personal finances and contributors, the blatant lies of the “Christian” Coalition voter guides, a formal investigation to the state Ethics Commission and more personal smears then you can shake a stick at. There is no depth to which Republicans will not sink to hold onto power.

    In a Pivotal Year, GOP Plans to Get Personal

    Republicans are planning to spend the vast majority of their sizable financial war chest over the final 60 days of the campaign attacking Democratic House and Senate candidates over personal issues and local controversies, GOP officials said.

    The National Republican Congressional Committee, which this year dispatched a half-dozen operatives to comb through tax, court and other records looking for damaging information on Democratic candidates, plans to spend more than 90 percent of its $50 million-plus advertising budget on what officials described as negative ads.