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Thursday, November 06, 2003

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Good to see Jessica Lynch finally calling bullshit on all the exaggerations about her "rescue".

Wingnuts can't stand to reason that she was being cared for as best the Iraqis could given the situation and the whole rescue operation was staged for the cameras.

Now this allegation of her being raped is surfacing, and I for one am suspicious. The wheels are falling off the officall All American Hero story, and now reports of the one thing that's taboo to question comes out just in time for the made for TV movie airing on Veteran's Day.

I would never doubt a woman who says she was raped, and since Jessica has no recollection of anything that happened you can't help but think that raping her would be entirely out of character for the people helping her and entirely *in* character for a government who wants everyone to hate all the brown people.

I don't think it's beyond the pall of a group who lied to start a war.

That sickens me.

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Sorry for the gap in blog activity (for the 5 people who actually read this), I landed a 9 to 5 job for the first time in ages, and I'm still in the process of adjusting my online time accordingly.


Speaking of the new job, folks in my office listen to AM radio, which as you can guess allows me to keep up with what the wingnuts are saying.

It was interesting, to say the least.

The right seems to be in total denial mode over every minute detail of the Mess in Iraq, perhaps out of self preservation, while still beating the tired line that anyone who implies that Bush's fecal matter does in fact have an odor is a anti American commie.

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Sunday, November 02, 2003

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Y'now, it's really amazing sometimes. Democrats will say how their candidates need to try to win over groups that have long been surrendered to the right wing. Show some of these diehard pubbie voters that their party has little use for them.

So of course when Howard Dean tries to do just that, half of DU jumps all over him saying he's racist.

I'm not a Dean guy, I'm a card carrying member of the Anyone But Bush Club, but the whole "southerners with the confederate flag on their pickup truck" fiasco proved a few things to me:

1. There are still far too many oversensitive people on the left who go apenuts crazy before they hear the whole story.

2. The people who think that Dems should try to expand their base apparently think that means to not give Republican voters a reason to vote Dem.

3. Dems of all stripe should just avoid mentioning the confederate flag in any context. No matter what you say, people will apply their own meaning and go crazy.



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