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    Sex Sin Soil

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    Anti-Muslims protest Mosque to be built on top of Mosque

    SEATTLE – “Do I need honor these people and pretend that they are worthy of the privileges of the First Amendment which I have in my gut the sense that they will abuse?” cried out Marty Peretz.

    “Where are the peaceful Muslims?! Where are the peaceful Muslims?” wrote Sarah Palin on her Facebook page.

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    A Guide to Natural Gas Fracking

    Hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” is a drilling technique that has earned a lot of media coverage lately - especially in regard to natural gas.  In the last couple of years, it has been credited with dramatically increasing U.S.

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    Muslims Need To Speak Up!

    I don't usually care what Marty Peretz of The New Republic has to say.  I just usually dismiss him as a crazy old coot and perhaps some one past his intellectual prime.  So, whatevs.

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    Welcome to DagBlog! Have you learned the 'Wolfrum Rules' yet?

    I see that Dagblog is getting a diverse group of new voices via Readers Blogs. As a regular  contributor, I'd like to say hi and tell you a little about myself:

    1) My name is William K. Wolfrum

    2) DagBlog is my bitch.

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    Liberals for Obama: What a Concept!

     Yesterday Maureen Dowd devoted an entire column to why her Republican sister is angry that she voted for Obama:

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    Megan McArdle Still Doesn't Understand Basic Economics

    Brad DeLong is a professor of economics at Cal.  Megan McArdle is a hack in the employ of the Atlantic (for some reason).

    Megan, meet Professor DeLong.

    The real treat here is that McArdle comes by DeLong's blog to defend her stupidity in comments.  DeLong, again, tries to clue her in.  The fun comes when she finally realizes her simple (yet gargantuan) error and has to finally utter the resounding mea culpa of, "Oops."

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    Koran Burning and Other Performance Art

    Just like about everybody else on this planet, I am at the very least thoroughly disgusted by Pastor Terry Jones and his followers.  Now there seems to another in Tennessee who thinks burning Korans is an idea whose time has come.  I have to remind myself that these whackjobs don’t represent our country, or even the region in which they live.  Yet for every one that actually carries out or talks about carrying

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    Religion, Fornicating, and Beheading

    I am a Christian woman. I used to be pretty proud of that. Not so much these days. Now don't get me wrong, I'm not ashamed of my Lord, but I am ashamed of what is done in his name.

    Take burning Korans, for instance. I'm pretty sure there is no place in the Bible where it says this is a good idea. But it does say that adulterers and fornicators should be stoned to death...Now here's an idea. Let's take all the fornicators and adulterers in congress and stone them to death. We can't seem to get rid of them through the ballot box, so why not use their weapon of choice, the Bible?

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    9-11: Nine Years On

    Seen through a cloud of burning Koran smoke, nine years on and counting, most Americans still have no real idea what happened on the eleventh of September in 2001 or why it happened.
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    Okay, so it appears we find ourselves in a new era.

    Here is a sampling from a speech given almost half a century ago from some politician:

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    Bush Speaks Out About Former Presidencying

    President George W. Bush spoke at a fundraiser for community college scholarships this week in downtown Fort Worth.

    On avoiding talking about Obama's policies: "I don't think it's befitting the office of the presidency to go out and be criticizing my successor," he said. "I didn't like it when some of my predecessors -- a predecessor -- criticized me."

    [translation: Clinton was a schmuck]

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    Ask Tamburlaine: Burning Korans Is a Bad Idea

    Who on Earth is crazy enough to burn the Koran? Until two weeks ago, my answer has always been "raging lunatics in Elizabethan drama." You know, stage characters from the age of Shakespeare, the kind of people who are prone to cutting off their own hands, biting off their tongues and spitting them on the stage, or baking their enemies in pies and serving them for dinner. The people who make Hamlet seem well-adjusted. Certainly, I didn't think of it as the kind of thing real people did.

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    What Is Going On Out There (A Koranamania Post)

    So I try to take a little break from politics and what happens?  A Radical Christian Cleric decides to throw himself a Koran burning in Gainesville, Florida.  Actually, he announced it a long time ago and when I first saw the headline about it on Gawker I was absolutely livid because I misread it as "Korean Burning."  Burning Koreans is just wrong.

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    Josh Marshall Sees the Democratic Boat Sinking Before It's Hit The Iceberg



    It's off to the races after Labor Day...

    If you haven't seen it, over on the front page at TPM Josh has been ruminating over the coming elections and... using a most "well... duh..." headline he writes :

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    Indonesian Travel Journal: Happy Holidays!

    Lebaran is this weekend which means I have successfully completed my first Ramadan in a Muslim country. I wasn't affected much. My area of the city has almost as many Christians as Muslims, so the restaurants were still crowded at lunch time. I was more careful about eating, and drinking alcohol, outside during daylight hours and I didn't eat in front of my Muslim co-workers prior to sundown, but other than that, life went on normally.

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    Jack and the Statstalk


    Statistics are the magic beans of pop science. Tell someone that heavy drinkers live longer than teetotallers, and she'll say, "How is that possible? What about cirrhosis of the liver?" Tell her there are statistics proving it, and she'll say, "Wow, I never would have guessed that!" That particular stat is making the rounds of the news talk shows right now, and I'd imagine so are a lot of beers.


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