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Thursday, October 04, 2007
Fred Thompson worse than George W. Bush?
Hard to imagine, I know, but I think it's possible that Fred Thompson would be an even worse president than George Bush.

Lucky for us, his candidacy was dead on arrival as this NYTimes piece shows.
posted by CB @ 2:15 PM   0 comments
Wednesday, October 03, 2007
Abuse in Burma
This the kind of stuff is extremely troubling. Don't we have peacekeepers we can send in? Oh, right.

Yangon residents say helicopters fly over the city throughout the night as military trucks patrol the streets with loudspeakers broadcasting intimidating messages.

Shari Villarosa, the highest ranking U.S. diplomat in Myanmar, said the message, broadcast in Burmese, was roughly this: “We have your pictures. We’re going to come and get you.”
posted by CB @ 9:46 AM   0 comments

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