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Its link time.

Links culled from this evening's late night readin’ and re-readin'. Some old links, some new. All posted in celebration of today's holiday. This week's Evil is just the icing on the cake.

Memo to the Media: Libby Outrage is Not Confined to the Left
Are we better off: One Liberty at a Time
Battlespace America
The Patriot Act & You
The Molly Ivins Archive
White House Policy Illegally Silences Americans Critical of Bush
The Assault on Civil Liberties
(AP Article) Romney defends Bush decision on Libby
Rolling Stone's National Affaris Daily
Before You Light that M-80
Evidently the Press Corps is Sick of This Shit, Too
Removable Dance Poles

Sorry, people, but you are going to keep getting bombarded with my progressive propaganda for the foreseeable future if you stick around in this blog.

For those of you that are uninterested in politics, I've included a link to a removable dance pole that I saw tonight. I was considering trying out one of those pole dance exercise classes with a friend of mine, and was wondering how the hell I'd ever practise. Now I know. I somehow distrust a pole that isn't... screwed in. I have visions of me flying across the room, makeshift bo staff in hand, leaving smashed windows and broken furniture in my wake.

Aaaaaaand... here's a pic of some polar bears that I found on the Huffington Post site:



My heart hurts. I'm going to bed.

Comments

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squeeful
Jul. 4th, 2007 08:26 am (UTC)
Who'da thunk that polar bears lounge. All that one needs now is a can of beer in one paw and a TV remote in the other.

Right now I'm too tired to be enraged; I'll kick up shit tomorrow later today.
shantih
Jul. 4th, 2007 09:44 am (UTC)
"One member of the corps yelled repeatedly that Libby was convicted of "obstruction of justice." Another press corps member told Snow, "You are insulting our intelligence." (from the link before the removable dance poles one)

That's beautiful. It really, really is.
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sanat
Jul. 4th, 2007 09:48 am (UTC)
Progressive politics AND perfume oils--if you started selling socks and tea, my browser history would shrink drastically. :)

Stripperobics, meh. I don't think I'll ever be motivated to exercise until someone upgrades Dance Dance Revolution with a feature to stomp on the heads of one's foes buried up to their necks in sand.
salixnoir
Jul. 4th, 2007 12:00 pm (UTC)
I somehow distrust a pole that isn't... screwed in. I have visions of me flying across the room, makeshift bo staff in hand, leaving smashed windows and broken furniture in my wake.

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!
Sorry,
visual in my head.
(sounds like something I would do)
dorei
Jul. 4th, 2007 12:30 pm (UTC)
I've got one of those poles. They're a LOT of fun. I don't think I'll ever do inversions on them, but I can do a showgirl, fireman, ballerina, peter pan and chair spin with the best of them.
lostcities
Jul. 4th, 2007 01:21 pm (UTC)
I'm so glad that there is someone else who is as heartsick about what's happening in this country as I am. Apparently a lot of someones. I don't seem to meet many of them IRL; mostly I meet are the folks who don't like to think about anything but what they're going to do this weekend, or what they're going to watch tonight.

No wonder the rest of the world is angry; we're so complacent and greedy, wanting more, more, more, and not giving enough.

Volunteer, folks. Write to your Congressmen, to the leaders of other countries when you see injustices. Care about what happens in the world around you, and not about who wins Survivor.
bibliochick
Jul. 4th, 2007 03:58 pm (UTC)
"Care about what happens in the world around you, and not about who wins Survivor."

Amen.

And thanks, Beth, for all of these links. Politics turns my brain into a bowl of mush. Your links are very helpful to me and have really helped light a fire under my ass. Also, the comments of the "Before you light that M-80" piece contain this great quote from Franklin D. Roosevelt: "The liberty of a democracy is not safe if the people tolerate the growth of private power to a point where it comes stronger than the democratic state itself. That, in its essence, is fascism - ownership of government by an individual, by a group.”

Peace!
Heretic
misfitroxy
Jul. 4th, 2007 03:52 pm (UTC)
Is early, so I have no brain for politics. Though I have no objection to current or future displays of progressive propaganda. ;}

I've heard decent things about Lil' Minx. Pole Katz is another name that gets thrown around a lot in my web wanderings (it's all research, I swear!). As a random lol, pre-the-warming, Melinda and I were totally debating as to if you and Ted already had a pole in your house. I can't even remember why the thought crossed our minds now in order to lead to a subject of brief query, but I say two thumbs up to the addition! And I really, really miss taking classes (did a few rounds in London several years back - I think I'm still finding bruises, haha), so I'll have to live vicariously through you.
pencat
Jul. 4th, 2007 04:43 pm (UTC)
Ooo, polar bears :)
alicia_stardust
Jul. 4th, 2007 06:40 pm (UTC)
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! I have always been suspicious of removable dance poles. If you try it and it works, let me know. :)

I am spending the 4th of July in a town where the majority of people listen to (and love) Rush Limbaugh. My heart hurts, too. :( Anguish.
alicia_stardust
Jul. 4th, 2007 06:46 pm (UTC)
And now that I've finished reading the rest of the articles, I feel even worse. I'm angry as it is, but now I'm also feeling suffocated by mindlessness.
vitriol120
Jul. 5th, 2007 03:26 am (UTC)
Sorry, people, but you are going to keep getting bombarded with my progressive propaganda for the foreseeable future if you stick around in this blog.

Don't apologize. I wouldn't even necessarily characterize it as "progressive propaganda", as there are plenty of real conservatives who find the direction of this country since 9-11 disturbing e.g. Ron Paul, Pat Buchannan, William S. Lind, Bob Barr, as well as others mentioned by Huffington in her article in re the Libby affair
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