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253 days ago

In other news, the world is scheduled to end tomorrow, as earth and the rest of the solar system is swallowed up by a large black hole created by CERN. The Mayans were right, people!!

Now back to our regularly scheduled programming of Better World Books solicitations and Rock and Roll hall of fame advocacy!

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338 days ago

It was probably important to Jim Carrey in 'Dumb and Dumber,' but me, not so much.

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338 days ago

If the Republicans had followed the money instead of the semen, they might have actually succeeded in removing him from office. This guy was/is corrupt up to his eyeballs.

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338 days ago

Maybe I'll make a paper airplane after reviewing this. Then I'll make paper TSA people. I like to fly, but it's a pain in the ass.

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338 days ago

Clinton is probably the biggest sociopath I can think of. The guy is a douche. He should have probably been impeached on that alone.

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357 days ago

Two hundred years ago today occurred one of the epic battles of the 19th century, or of any century for that matter: the Battle of Borodino. It was the last hurrah and a Pyrrhic victory for the greatest army ever seen up to that time. It led to the defeat of Napoleon's Grande Armée, and the vacuum of power in continental Europe in which Germany would later fill, shaping the events of the 20th century. Its impact is still felt today.

Napoleon, pissed that Russian Czar Alexander I had reneged on the continental blockade of Britain, crossed the Nieman River in late June of 1812 with nearly 600,000 troops. Advancing on Moscow, the Russian army retreated after a series of defeats, most notably at Smolensk. The Russian commander Kutuzov (who had replaced Barclay) finally made a stand at a little hamlet named Borodino, about one hundred miles west of Moscow.
The battle began early in the morning and lasted most of the day. Although the French won the field, they did not destroy the Russian army. The losses were staggering; over 70,000 troops were lost in one day (compare that to the bloodiest single day in the Civil War 50 years later; the Battle of Antietam, where the losses were only 1/3 of those at Borodino). The problem was that French losses could not be made up, while the Russian losses could be replaced, and the Russian army got away to fight another day...
Aftermath...
With the Russian army out of the way, Napoleon entered Moscow a week later only to find it devoid of people and supplies. Napoleon waited over a month for a Russian surrender that never came, and when it finally dawned on him that he was totally screwed, his army was deep in hostile country without supplies or food, and little hope of getting any, and the impressive Russian winter coming on. Napoleon retreated, but the Russian army he failed to destroy at Borodino kept to the south, forcing Napoleon to use the same route he entered Russia with, a route long stripped of food and supplies by the armies a few months earlier. The remnants of the army, a pitiful 22,000 or so, finally limped out of Russian territory on Dec. 14th, 1812. Napoleon was finished.

The battle inspired Leo Tolstoy to write a book called War and Peace, and it also inspired Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky to compose a little ditty to commemorate the Battle of Borodino:

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367 days ago

The story was apparently a bit more complex than was initially revealed. It was no accident.

A Pentagon whistleblower named Gwenyth Todd revealed that Dick Cheney and the neoconservatives tried to start a war with Iran in 2007.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/magazine/su nk/2012/08/21/96209788-cebd-11e1-aa14-708bac2c7ee9_story.html

This also confirms that it was Cheney who ordered the move of those six nuclear warheads out of North Dakota that same year, most likely to be used on a false flag attack against Iran.

In a just world, Cheney would be investigated and tried for high treason.

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388 days ago

You know, when a politician's campaign slogan is Larry Craig: He'll bend over backwards for you!, you just gotta wonder...

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388 days ago

Former Senator Larry Craig of Idaho is back!!

http://www.usatoday.com/news/washington/story/2012-08-03/larry-craig-bathroom-trip-lawsuit/56759984/1

Apparently, he claims that his toilet stall cavorting was official business. The FEC obviously disagrees.

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396 days ago

Bush didn't go along with a proposed Israeli attack against Iran in 2008, this after the Cheney crowd tried to set in motion another plot the year before to provoke a wider war.

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/01/11/washington/11iran .html

My bet is that a Romney Administration will seek to reverse course and mount an invasion of Iran within his first year in office. Such an invasion would likely require significant ground forces and air support. It will likely be costly. An attack cannot be ruled out under Obama, but it should be noted that it hasn't happened yet. The hard-core neoconservative crowd around Romney is pushing very hard for this, and additionally, he is very close to the reactionary PM Netanyahu. Taking a campaign trip to Israel symbolizes this.

The people around Romney--Dan Senor (like Romney, a hedge fund alum and was formerly known as the face of the failed Iraqi Occupation Authority), Josh Bolton (Bush's UN secretary), Robert Joseph (authored the Niger "yellowcake" allegations against Iraq), Eliot Cohen and Robert Kagan--apparently learned nothing from their post-2001 experiences. They'd justify war with Iran based on capabilities, not whether they actually have weapons and are threatening nearby powers. This is essentially the old Bush Doctrine of pre-emptive war.

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