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February 2006

The Blog | Michelle Pilecki: The Huffington Post

by mikepower
Arms-control treaties, nuclear proliferation, weapons of mass destruction -- in dealing with these issues, does the State Department need career professionals who know what they're talking about? Apparently not

xymphora: Danish cartooning

by mikepower
The conspiracy angle of this unnecessary crisis is that the Danes knew exactly what they were doing, and intended to provoke the violent Muslim reaction that they got.

David Aaronovitch Blog

by mikepower
By and large those of us who manage to get through the week without depicting the Pope as a geriatric paedophile, or the Chief Rabbi as a hook-nosed money-grubber, understand that this discussion should be as much about civility and tolerance...

Bartlett's Bizarre Bazaar: More on those cartoons

by mikepower
This is not about freedom of speech. Where were the campaigns to defend George Michael’s single ‘Shoot the Dog’? This single was not released in the US because it was controversially critical of US and UK foreign policy...

Andy at Yellow Swordfish: Go Wicca!

by mikepower
The fastest growing religion in the US (in terms of percentage) is Wicca - a Neopagan religion that is sometimes referred to as Witchcraft.

Dozy Sycophant: Dave on Ms Armstrong

by mikepower
The question I want answered is: why can’t Blair sack some people — Peter Mandelson, Keith Vaz, Hilary Armstrong? They’re among the foulest turds ever to disgrace the Houses of Parliament, besides being utterly hopeless.

SullyWatch on those cartoons

by mikepower
This was clearly done to bait the European Muslim community. If you take the right, take the responsibility.

Best of Both Worlds

by mikepower
We're still short of any definitive opinion on the row, not helped by the fact that the debate has descended into chronic whataboutery. But there are a few issues that will be ripe for analysis when things settle down...

AMERICAblog: Because a great nation deserves the truth

by mikepower
Cindy Sheehan's side of the story. If true, this is just very sad for our country

Bloggerheads- Reactions to State Of The Union 2006

by mikepower
Reactions to Bush's State Of The Union 2006 Address from around the blogs

January 2006

The J-Walk Blog: Karl Rove Speaks

by mikepower
At CNN: Rove: Security will be focus of 2006 campaigns. Here's the quote of the week: "We need to learn from our successes, and from the failures of others." Karl Rove

The HuffPo Blog | Martin Garbus: How Close Are We to the End of Democracy?

by mikepower
No president in over 200 years of our history has ever before claimed the "unitary powers" that Bush claims are his. Not President Lincoln during the Civil War, not President Wilson during World War I, not President Roosevelt during World War II, not Pres

AMERICAblog: Because a great nation deserves the truth

by mikepower
Karl Rove has emerged from his White House cave to start the 2006 campaign. Karl wants to make national security the issue. Think about that -- the guy who violated national security by leaking the name of an undercover CIA operative during the war he hel

Philobiblon:

by mikepower
Femmes Fatales No 40: More female bloggers selected by Natalie Bennett - Everything from birthing-plans to typewriters!

Andrew Bartlett: Johan Hari teeters on the ledge of deligitimation

by mikepower
IIn his efforts to smash George Galloway, Johan Hari writes; “he was rejected at the ballot box by 64 percent of the people"...Saint Oona was rejected by 66 percent.

Chicken Yoghurt:

by mikepower
U.S. soldiers fed up with almost daily bomb attacks on their patrols near Iraq's main oil refinery are taking drastic measures to fight their shadowy enemy -- they're walling in an entire town.

Chicken Yoghurt: The recipe for freedom: break heads, beat vigorously and boil. Our man Straw...

by mikepower
If the country operated under his code of morality, it would burn to the ground overnight in a hurricane of murder and rape. Or maybe it wouldn't. The vast majority of people are unable to perform the mental contortions that allow the likes of Straw and

Neave Blog ...pointless, just pointless

by mikepower & 1 other
There's a huge stress on people who publish to the web: the bloggers, the creatives, the nerds trying to prove themselves (me included). Pressure to make new stuff now and have their new stuff accepted by a load of people they've never met before and wil

December 2005

Daily Kos: Welcome To ScAlito World: Abortion

by mikepower
For those who are ambivalent about a woman's right to choose, those who support the right only in cases of rape or incest, imagine being raped in South Dakota.

Stumbling and Mumbling

by mikepower
Women are not the same as men. That's what I learned from this paper by Marie-Claire Villeval. She's found that men and women choose different ways of being paid.

November 2005

Aaronovitch Watch

by mikepower
Bruschetta Boy: Nurses are not “semi-skilled workers”. Aaro twice...sets up a rhetorical question about “semi-skilled labour” and gives a rhetorical answer about nurses. Good luck at your next arse checkup, Dave.

October 2005

Best of Both Worlds on Andrew Sullivan, period

by mikepower
If "normal" (i.e. non Muslim, non gay) society is so comfortable with menstruation, why is it impossible to tell the difference between a tampon ad and a Hallmark card?

Guido: Tories Donated to Stringfellow

by mikepower
The Campaign for a 'Sir' Peter Stringfellow petition to the Queen is still open. You too can sign and show your appreciation.

Dave Weeden: Why oh why is binge-drinking a crime? Most of the bleeding money goes to wages or the Treasury.

by mikepower
Walk through town on a Saturday night and see the future, their rich subcutaneous fat spilling out between the tops of their trousers and their tops...leering and puking, and rejoice that they’re all going to prison.

Antony Loewenstein: A friend of mine recently returned from Ghana.

by mikepower
She spent ten weeks travelling around the nation – though little in the crowded capital, Accra - and arrived back with tales of beauty, wonder, large HIV infection and bemusement at Western ways.

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