"The new Rasmussen poll is out today, showing Lamont ahead of Lieberman 51-41 in the primary and tied 40-40 in a three way."I wonder if Fox will still call it a 'statistical dead heat'
* frankrich (unleashed):
"Sam Brownback, the Kansas Republican who led the Senate anti-stem-cell offensive and sees himself as the religious right’s presidential candidate, has praised the idea of limiting the number of eggs fertilized in vitro to “one or two at a time.” A Kentucky state legislator offered a preview of coming attractions, writing a bill making the fertilization of multiple eggs in I.V.F. treatments a felony. ROFL!"(i'm not sure whether 'ROFL' was in the original, or if that was editorial from the unleasher. i suspect the latter)
* billmon is grumpy:
"What we are dealing with here, in other words, are some truly useless idiots. And this country -- and this world -- have far too many of those already."
"This blog notes that the Kelly Investigation Group (KIG) have re-opened their investigation into some of the anomalies surrounding the death of Dr Kelly with the establishment of two new Blogger.com blog sites.
These can be found at:
Dr-david-kelly.blogspot.com and at: death-of-truth.blogspot.com
Their previous work can be found archived at: deadscientists.blogspot.com
* Simon also notes that it was Dr. Kelly's anniversary during the week. I, for one, never believed for a minute that Kelly actually killed himself. (I think Simon disagrees)
* galloway via kathleen:
"Imagine if Lebanon destroyed every bridge in Israel, blew up the international airport, blockaded the ports, severed every arterial road, ordered people to leave their homes and then bombed them to pieces when they did... Do you think any Western leader would utter the words “Lebanon has a right to defend itself”?
This is the basic truth that every news bulletin seems designed to obscure. It is the reality that is enraging hundreds of millions of people across the globe as Israel launches its barbaric action against the people of Lebanon and the Gaza Strip."
* drum :
" In our daily lives, we fear seemingly random violence (terrorism, kidnappings) more than we fear known threats (car accidents, bathtub drownings), even if the known threats are actually more objectively dangerous. Perhaps that's what's going on here. While a threat from NARAL or the Club for Growth is a known quantity that can be dealt with, no one has quite figured out what sorts of things might set off a blog lynch mob. If you knew, you could craft some clever plan to triangulate around it, but if you don't, you have to watch every word that comes out of your mouth, always in terror that you might say the one thing that gets them screaming for your head on a pike."