New Message From Mullah Omar

omar bin laden.jpgAfter a spate of communications in late September and early October, Al Qaeda and Taliban communications have been quiet the past few days until now. Mullah Omar has sent his usual Eid message, promising more resistance.


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Lieberman in the Catbird Seat

Joe_Lieberman_official_portrait.jpgSenator Joseph Lieberman from Connecticut has jumped to an impressive 17 point lead over his opponent, Ned Lamont, who ousted him from his party in the contentious primaries earlier this year. Joe is in great position, as his  opponent’s and the DailyKOS grassroots campaign’s bubble is not only bursting, but looking like it will stick to their face rather messily.

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Dr Blake

thor.jpgI read this when I was very young and I  came across it again while trolling through Wikipedia. I’m parking this here because today was a good day, and this brings back fond memories of simpler times.

Thor as he first appeared was a twist on Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde: instead of the weak Dr. Blake turning into a monster, he turned into a hero who saved the earth from an alien invasion. The stuff to thrill small lads, but… Thor had character, and some of mine I got here — strange indeed how those things go. Thanks Stan Lee, and to others who will go un-named on this day.

Iranian Narrowband Internet Revolution

iran372.jpgIn a brilliant move, Ahmadinejad has introduced new internet technology to the people of Iran — it’s the dawn of NarrowBAND! Member countries of the EU think it’s such a great idea that they are trying the same but by requiring licenses for broadband content instead of using Ahmadinejad’s revolutionary new thinband technology. 

Sarcasm aside, this is about freedom and reality. Tyrannical regimes always want to repress the free flow of information because they live in fragile governing structures that can’t withstand the light of day. It always fails. In the end and over time freedom and reality always prevail.

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Why is This Man Not Smiling?

frownyreid.jpgIt has nothing to do with the fact that his shady land deals are coming to the light of the ethics committee, instead, it’s all about the economy and the elections. For some great analysis, illustrations, and excellent research, please stop by Doug Ross’ place.

Washout in Keystone Canyon





















My sister sent me some great pictures of Keystone Canyon on the way to Valdez, Alaska,  I thought I would share a couple of them. 

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Waziristan Pact Violated

In a bad sign for the Waziristan pact, NATO states that the recent bombers in Afghanistan were trained by Sadiq Noor in North Waziristan, definitely a breaking of the pact.

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Musharraf and Waziristan Update

Sorry for the long delay in this report, I’ve been holding out for more names and information, but that’s not forthcoming at the moment.

I’ve been holding out hoping that I could announce that Hamid Gul was one of the arrests in the round-up after the Coup attempts, but by then this could be stale.

In earlier posts you’ve seen the Musharraf asassination attempts, and the lead up to them: the Waziristan accords as well as the closing of Jihadi ISI-sponsored camps. This is a move towards better relations with India, as well as a turn-out of the Taliban / Al Qaeda -affiliated old guard of the ISI. With the recent rumors of Bin Laden’s death, Zawahiri’s takeover, and other portents you can see that there has been a shift. It’s likely that the Al Qaeda leadership is no longer in Pakistan.

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We’ve Got the Dream, They’ve got the Spleen

To carry on with the theme from my earlier post: elections are about the future, not the past seen through a distorted, dark mirror. While the pundits have the Dems sweeping to power I’ve made my prediction, and Karl Rove seems to be saying much the same. I expect the Republicans to lose some seats, perhaps 6-10, but hold control of the house. I expect it would be a miracle if the Dems took the senate.

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Franken, You’re Fired!

portraits_Par_0030_PortraitImageFile.gif“Franken — You’re Fired.”

It’s not as far a stretch of the imagination as you might think. This conversation could take place.




Air America has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in the state of New York.

Under bankruptcy law, in chapter 11 cases normally the debtor, in this case Air America, tries to have themselves appointed as trustee over the bankruptcy. However in cases of mismanagement, the court and the creditors can appoint the trustee.

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