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Pendulum swings left in Japan

Posted by Charles II on July 29, 2007

Some background, from Hisane Masaki in Asia Times (April):

While Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s ruling coalition may seem to be cruising easily toward the first revision of the country’s postwar pacifist constitution, it has encountered an unexpected head wind – a decline in public support for the move.

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Seven Years Too Late

Posted by MEC on July 29, 2007

The New York Times issues a correction:

An article last Sunday about politicians’ choice of clothing while campaigning referred incorrectly to the role of Naomi Wolf in Al Gore’s 2000 presidential campaign. She was a consultant on women’s issues and outreach to young voters; she was not Mr. Gore’s image consultant and was not involved in his decision to wear earth-toned clothing.

Words fail me.

(H/T Atrios)

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Their Internal Polls Must Really Be Scaring Them

Posted by Phoenix Woman on July 29, 2007

The RNC is going all-out against Al Franken now. Heh!

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Bush Comes By His Hatred Of Freedom And Democracy Honestly…

Posted by Phoenix Woman on July 29, 2007

his grandfather Prescott was in the gang of hyper-rich people that plotted to overthrow Franklin Delano Roosevelt and set up a Hitler/Mussolini-style fascist dictatorship.

Oh, no!  I made a perfectly legitimate Hitler/Bush comparison.  The tighty-whitey righties will be screeching “Godwin’s Law!” over and over again now.


Charles adds: As noted by whig in comments below, the History Channel has produced a documentary titled The Plot to Overthrow FDR. It is available through and other outlets. One can see a preview at Monkeyfister’s blog.

Posted in abuse of power, Bush, BushCo malfeasance, Busheviks, Constitution, Constitutional crisis, corruption, half-vast rightwing conspiracy, rightwing moral cripples | 5 Comments »

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