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Friday, October 24, 2003

Atrios Watch
I try to come up with different, sometimes even original stuff. But other times I just have to steal from Atrios. This happens to be one of those times. He's got some jaw-dropping stories over there right now! Here's a couple:
  • A story which links Grover "drown government in the bathtub" Norquist with his buddy Karl Rove, their old friend Newt Gingrich, and a couple of alleged Saudi-backed terrorists. Atrios quotes from Keith Olbermann's show on MSNBC where they were discussing all of this. Frankly, I don't understand all of the implications, but it seems like it could be huge, blowing the few remaining shreds of the Bushies' "war on terror" farce out of the water.
  • A tale of two soldiers, both women, both wounded in Iraq and held as prisoners. One gets 80% disability pay, not to mention book and movie deals. You've no doubt heard of her. The other gets 30% disability pay, and no book or movie deals. One is white, one is black. One is Jessica Lynch, one isn't.