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Sunday Open Thread

An open thread today. Because everyone needs to take a day to regroup before getting ready for battle. It's going to be a long week. Those of us who are no longer 20 and maintain day jobs, need to pace ourselves.

If you're around, and have something to say, be my guest.

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  • Re: Sunday Open Thread (none / 0) (#1)
    by james on Sat Dec 17, 2005 at 01:05:16 PM EST
    Hello

    Re: Sunday Open Thread (none / 0) (#2)
    by Johnny on Sat Dec 17, 2005 at 01:05:16 PM EST
    Do I have to use Internet Exploder to make this type-key thing remember me? I tell it to keep me signed in for two weeks, and I can come back in 1/2 hour and I have to log in again! Firefox does not even remember my password! Speaking of Firefox, anyone know what the current percentage of Talkleft visitors using Firefox is?

    Re: Sunday Open Thread (none / 0) (#3)
    by fafnir on Sat Dec 17, 2005 at 01:05:16 PM EST
    In anticipation of indictments on Fitzmas Day, I'd like to share "Doug's" family curse for the Bush Crime Family: For the grief we have harvested From the evil you have sewn Jackals will forever call you coward And vultures refuse your bones. Merry Fitzmas, George.

    Re: Sunday Open Thread (none / 0) (#4)
    by roger on Sat Dec 17, 2005 at 01:05:16 PM EST
    J, Firefox remembers my password. Hurricane coming right at me

    Re: Sunday Open Thread (none / 0) (#5)
    by pigwiggle on Sat Dec 17, 2005 at 01:05:16 PM EST
    I use Firefox, mostly. Michael Ditto has done a great job making sure that TL translates well to Firefox. You might try screwing around with your IE privacy/security settings if the typekey business is too much of a hassle.

    Re: Sunday Open Thread (none / 0) (#6)
    by jimakaPPJ on Sat Dec 17, 2005 at 01:05:16 PM EST
    Johnny - When I got a new computer MSIE wouldn't let me sign in at all. That problem went away after awhile, and I can now sign in, but, same as you, 1/2 later I have to do it again. I think the problem is in TypeKey/MT. Firefox works better, and I sometimes use it for TalkLeft. Problem is, I'm not sure how well FireFox and AOL will support each other long term, so I don't want it as my default. Oh well, we can thank the spammers for needing security...

    Re: Sunday Open Thread (none / 0) (#7)
    by jimakaPPJ on Sat Dec 17, 2005 at 01:05:16 PM EST
    Roger - Duck! (Good luck)

    Re: Sunday Open Thread (none / 0) (#12)
    by TomStewart on Sat Dec 17, 2005 at 01:05:16 PM EST
    Who's next for the court? I hear Karl Rove might be looking for a job.

    Re: Sunday Open Thread (none / 0) (#13)
    by Dadler on Sat Dec 17, 2005 at 01:05:16 PM EST
    For energy independence and creativity, the GREASE-CAR link returns. Run your diesel engine car on vegtable oil.

    Re: Sunday Open Thread (none / 0) (#8)
    by Talkleft Visitor on Sat Dec 17, 2005 at 01:05:17 PM EST
    If you'd like to see some good posts on Harriet Miers, Democrats' prospects for 2006, NYTimes contraversy, and local elections, check out this blog: The Agenda Gap

    Re: Sunday Open Thread (none / 0) (#9)
    by Talkleft Visitor on Sat Dec 17, 2005 at 01:05:17 PM EST
    Well, looks like the RWNJ Michelle Malkin, and her fellow ideologues over at Little Green Foilables are all atwitter over the gravest theat facing this country...the American Friends Service Committie. Yes, the Quakers are coming to take our freedoms. Apparently, these idiots believe that the AFSC national commemoration of the death of the 2000th soldier in Iraq is a party, a celebration of their deaths. These people have no conscience, and no clue about Quaker values. I'm pretty sure they would sacrifice small fuzzy creatures to satan if they thought it would further their own political agenda. Personally, I love seeing things like this because it shows mainstream America the true ugly face of the right wing and their cheerleaders. Why do the Quakers hate our freedoms?

    Re: Sunday Open Thread (none / 0) (#10)
    by Mike on Sat Dec 17, 2005 at 01:05:17 PM EST
    Well, everyone else and their dog is weighing in with predictions, so here's mine FWIW: link [links must be in html format or they skew the site]

    Re: Sunday Open Thread (none / 0) (#11)
    by Talkleft Visitor on Sat Dec 17, 2005 at 01:05:17 PM EST
    The Miers nomination is in big trouble. Will Bush push forward? How will he withdraw the nomiation? Who on earth will he put up next?

    Re: Sunday Open Thread (none / 0) (#14)
    by Talkleft Visitor on Sat Dec 17, 2005 at 01:05:17 PM EST
    "Who on earth will he put up next?" Without a doubt, someone who he has known for ten years. It's a toss-up between Moamar Kadafi and Islam Karimov. Both have long legal records, and both have oil. What other issues are there? They can cram the Constitutional law. Bush does.

    Re: Sunday Open Thread (none / 0) (#15)
    by Talkleft Visitor on Sat Dec 17, 2005 at 01:05:17 PM EST
    The problem isn't your browser, the problem is with TypeKey. Apparently the cgi program isn't effectively dropping a cookie (or perhaps reading the cookie) to tell it you are an authorized poster. I have the same problem whether I use IE or Firefox or Mozilla. Too bad, it really is annoying.

    Re: Sunday Open Thread (none / 0) (#16)
    by Lww on Sat Dec 17, 2005 at 01:05:17 PM EST
    Paul in LA, the constitutional law has been desecrated by the left in the last few yrs. Who thinks local governments should confiscate private property and give it to another private entity? Who thinks avowed homosexuals should get the "right" to sleep in tents with young boys? All the other things pale against these basic property and freedom of association rights.

    Re: Sunday Open Thread (none / 0) (#17)
    by Talkleft Visitor on Sat Dec 17, 2005 at 01:05:17 PM EST
    i'm am also about to get hit by wilma. not looking forward to losing power. how am i going to keep up with all the indictments tomorrow and tuesday?

    Re: Sunday Open Thread (none / 0) (#18)
    by squeaky on Sat Dec 17, 2005 at 01:05:17 PM EST
    The next King of Iraq. Chalabi.
    Ahmad Chalabi, ..... will visit Washington in November....U.S. officials view him as an acceptable candidate for Iraqi prime minister. Chalabi, who is now Iraq's deputy prime minister, is expected to meet with Treasury Secretary John Snow next month to discuss the progress of economic reconstruction, a Treasury spokesman said on Sunday.... ....A State Department spokesman said Chalabi could also meet with Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice.
    war and peace This is over the top and if Chalabi becomes the ruler of Iraq I will be sure that this is all some sinister B grade movie. How is it possible that he even got to be Associate Prime Minister.....Oh, that's right,his election was won with a secret ballot. Iraqis voted for parties and did not know any names until after they were elected. Had they been announced before they would have risked being killed.. Hmmm... Why would anyone want to kill them? Remember when Chalabi was looting secret intelligence files from the Interior Ministry while everyone else was busy looting from the the museums. Of course the oil ministry was not looted as it was the only area protected by the occupying US forces. I guess it is old news. From George Packer two years ago:
    In the Pentagon’s scenario, the responsibility of managing Iraq would quickly be handed off to exiles, led by Chalabi—allowing the U.S. to retain control without having to commit more troops and invest a lot of money. “There was a desire by some in the Vice-President’s office and the Pentagon to cut and run from Iraq and leave it up to Chalabi to run it,” a senior Administration official told me.


    Re: Sunday Open Thread (none / 0) (#19)
    by Che's Lounge on Sat Dec 17, 2005 at 01:05:17 PM EST
    CSPAN had a great discussion between Seymore Hersch and Scott Ritter about Iraq. I missed the first 20 minutes but the last 70 were gold.

    Re: Sunday Open Thread (none / 0) (#20)
    by Talkleft Visitor on Sat Dec 17, 2005 at 01:05:18 PM EST
    "Posted by LWW: "Who thinks local governments should confiscate private property and give it to another private entity?" Your illusion of a 'left' is just silly. Five supremes notify the states that there is no federal standard, and the state standards are all over the board. And that is the support of property confiscation? Why don't you talk to the people of New Orleans in six months, see how much of that choice real estate FEMA has given to casinos and hotels. Get back to me. "Who thinks avowed homosexuals should get the "right" to sleep in tents with young boys?" I was in the scouts, and FOR SURE NONE of the adults would be caught dead sleeping anywhere near the scouts. You must live on some other planet. "All the other things pale against these basic property and freedom of association rights." Then you are an imbecile. The murder of 130,000 innocent civilians en masse, and the DISPLACEMENT AWAY FROM THEIR DUTIES of our national guard, and the WASTE of our highly-trained troops, at a loss of millions invested, their families destroyed, their businesses never to be built, etc. -- those are FAR more salient rights destroyed by Bush. The rampant destruction of the environment by Bush and his fellow industrialists will cost the United States trillions of dollars by the time it is done, if not stopped, but it has already impoverished our children and grandchildren. THEIR rights to inherit an habitable world YOU JERKS don't support at all. THAT'S the rights of the unborn you ought to be fighting for. Why don't you toddle over to your lying racist talking points service and charge back up. You're pathetic.

    Re: Sunday Open Thread (none / 0) (#21)
    by Talkleft Visitor on Sat Dec 17, 2005 at 01:05:18 PM EST
    White Sox in 6 !!!!

    Re: Sunday Open Thread (none / 0) (#22)
    by Talkleft Visitor on Sat Dec 17, 2005 at 01:05:19 PM EST
    make that 5!