Thursday, February 22, 2007

Team CRUD on High Drive: Tony, Paul, Ted, Rick

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Running High Drive this morning; Sunrise and Will Rogers Shrine over Co Springs

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Barcelona!!

Fear grows over US Iran War mongering in Britain.

Mother Jones: The Iraq Effect: The War in Iraq and its effect on Terrorism.

The Nation: A Trial for Thousands denied Trial: The case of Jose Padilla, an American citizen held for over four years without charges being brought against him.

I fly to Barcelona tomorrow to run the Barcelona Maraton!

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Monday, February 19, 2007

NYT: A Film Star in Kampala -- Forest Whitaker, star of The Last King of Scotland as Idi Amin, makes a big hit in Uganda. We watched the movie last Saturday in the theater. Powerful movie.
Barcelona here we come! This is where we're staying for nine days.

NPR: Is America too damn religious?

What Happens When a Country Gives Up Religion? as Spain Shows, Nothing Much

Science Mag: Meeting the Asteroid Threat

DailyKos: The Half Hour I will never get back: Fox News Half Hour for Nitwits
Pastor Ted Update

Sunday, February 18, 2007

Microsoft 1978 (In 1982 as an employee of Bank and Office Furnitures of Bellevue, WA I delivered furniture to the fledgling company known as Microsoft)
Senator Bill Clinton?
10 Totally Stupid Online Business Ideas That Made Someone Rich

Cherokee Moons

Green House


I love this little Green House that perches on the hillside above Memorial Park in Manitou Springs.
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Rattlesnake Gulch


Rattlesnake Gulch, the start of the Ute Trail as it leaves Manitou Springs.
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Williams Canyon

Williams Canyon and Manitou Springs from the vantage point of the Intemann Trail. The Cliff House is the large green building in the lower right hand corner.
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Pikes, Incline, Manitou


Pikes Peak, The Incline, and some of the unique homes of Manitou Springs as seen from the Intemann Trail on this morning's run.
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Rep Tim Ryan Iraq Debate

Congressman Tim Ryan calls out Repuglican hypocrits on who is really "supporting the troops".

Saturday, February 17, 2007

The 111 Greatest Anglo-American Folk Artists

Running upper Crystal Park on "Palmer Trail Road" this morning. We tried to find the Palmer Trail without success. Our plan had been to run back down the trail and join up with the Section 16 trails. Instead, we turned around to run back down the Crystal Park Road. I made the mistake of deciding to slide down to the Cog Railway from the second big switchback. I thought the snow would be loose and easy to plunge step down the slopes. That turned out to be true. What I hadn't reckoned on was a solid sheet of ice beneath the new snow. That side of Eagle Mountain never sees the sun this time of year. I made it down, but the tips of my fingers are still somewhat numb -- three hours later.
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I snapped this photo of my house through the tree at 6:45 A.M. as I left for this morning's run.
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DailyKos: Good tour through the "radical left" of the last 50 years or so.

Playboy is doing some great reporting on PTSD.

Friday, February 16, 2007

Bill Maher on HuffPost has a New Rule:

Pinot Noir: An Introduction.
Graphing the importance of Religion by country to a nation's IQ

Congressman Raul Grijalva (D-AZ): "history and fact will not be kind to the decision-makers and deciders of this war" You can watch his statement to Congress on his web site.

Thursday, February 15, 2007

Swiss Erdhaus

Earthship Swiss-style
Fox News tries a right-wing comedy show. You judge. Are they funny?

Booman Tribune: Creeping Fascism or just a simple dictatorship?

Intelligence Leaks: Cheney's Call

Tony Snow: "I'm not sure anything went wrong in Iraq".

Please listen to tonight's session on Democracy Now! Greg Palast on Vulture Capitalists taking windfall gains from poor African nations, The Dixie Chicks, and more. It is a great program this evening.

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Who is this man, Wes Clark?

From the 'Frontline' four-page series on the media Interviews: Carl Bernstein on Nixon vs. Bush Excerpt: It's very difficult, as a reporter, to get across that when you say, "This is a presidency of great dishonesty," that this is not a matter of opinion. This is demonstrable fact. If you go back and look at the president's statements, you look at the statements of the vice president, you look at the statements of Condoleezza Rice, you go through the record, you look at what [counterterrorism expert] Richard Clarke has written, you look at what we know -- it's demonstrable.

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Ted Haggard Update
Somebody is no longer a Repuglican.
Ken Silverstein of Harper’s is running a three-part series of discussions with experts on the likelihood of a U.S. attack on Iran. The first part is up here.

Hat tip to Tom Tomorrow and This Modern World.

41 has a heart to heart with 43

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Jane Smiley: The End is Nigh

Monday, February 12, 2007

Gore Vidal's questions from the year 2002 still require answers.
Wes Clark has a highly intelligent assessment on whether: Is War with Iran Inevitable?

Anarchist News

Barcelona in 60 seconds

Bush Backed Shiite group receiving weapons from Iran. How is that for a confusing factor?

Longest time for a jailed journalist: Josh Wolf: Why? Democracy Now! asks why?


Walter Pincus reveals Ari as leak source.

Escalation - A Film by Ward Kimball

Short film from another war, another escalation (Viet Nam 1968)

Sunday, February 11, 2007

The best of The Asian Times' Pepe Escobar on Iraq and Iran follies.

WaPost: Between the lines of the Iraq Intelligence Estimate

Lt Gen (ret) William Odom: Victory is not an option.

Daily Kos: I think that we are now ready to impeach Dick Cheney

Daily Kos: I think that we are now ready to impeach Dick Cheney:

Saturday, February 10, 2007

CRUD Run


This morning's run above Williams Canyon. Cameron's Cone in backdrop.
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TWO OHIO ELECTION OFFICIALS CONVICTED FOR RIGGING 2004 PRESIDENTIAL RECOUNT!

Will be Questioned by Special Prosecutor Before Sentencing to Learn if Higher Ups Involved

Anthony Weiner Rips the Republic Party

Friday, February 09, 2007

Rumsfeld/Bolton 2008: Republican Dream Ticket

Blogs you should be reading

50 Things Everyone should know

TomDispatch: Over the Cliff with George and Dick
NPR: "Miss Sunshine" Directors recommend serious DVDs

TomDispatch warns of impending war with Iran

American Torture website

Thursday, February 08, 2007

Refreshing Candidate: Mike Gravel's Campaign for the 2008 Presidency

I just signed up for the Bighorn Trail 100-mile race on June 15th.

Other races on the schedule so far for 2007:

Barcelona Marathon, March 4th

Big Sur Marathon, April 29th

Barr Trail Race, July 15th

Grand Island Trail Marathon, Michigan UP, July 28th

Pikes Peak Double (Marathon and ascent), August 18 and 19

Colorado Relay, Sept 21 - 22

More Clues to what is coming if we are not vigilant

From the Wonderful Folks Who Brought You Iraq By Craig Unger
Vanity Fair March 2007 Issue

The same neocon ideologues behind the Iraq war have been using the same tactics-alliances with shady exiles, dubious intelligence on WMD-to push for the bombing of Iran. As President Bush ups the pressure on Tehran, is he planning to double his Middle East bet?


The Pentagon's not-so-little secret By Sidney Blumenthal

As the president and Republicans continue to hype the surge -- and stifle debate about it -- Bush's own war planners are preparing for failure in Iraq.

And, another marveously insightful look into the twisted psyche of "The Decider":

Why Bush's Inner "Reality" Has Poisoned His Own Troop Plan
By John P. Briggs, M.D., and JP Briggs II, Ph.D.



Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Monday, February 05, 2007

Can Washington get smart on science?

Cheney's Fund Manager attacks... Cheney

PROBE THIS: Sen Bob Graham said two 9/11 hijackers had direct ties to Saudi intelligence

Joe Scarborough is getting angry with Bushevism.

Huff Post: Artifact from the Future: GoreBama

Very Weird story: Space shuttle astronaut arrested at OIA on attempted kidnapping, battery charges.

Sunday, February 04, 2007

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National Intelligence Estimate: WaPost: U.S. Has little control in Iraq anymore

Update on U.S. Attorney firings: Set for Congressional Showdown. Good. The Bush Crime Family no longer has a rubberstamp politburo for a Congress.

Must Read: John Pilger: Iran, A War is Coming

Frank Rich: Timeline of Deceptions. He has an excellent post in today's Times, available on Times Select if you have it. Update: Truthout has the complete article with links.

Booman Tribune: Traitorgate: Dick Cheney was briefed by CIA on Niger

Worse than Satan !

Saturday, February 03, 2007

What is your favorite building?
Is the prez going to get his self-fulfilling prophecy and secret wish? That the terrorists bring the war to the U.S.?

NYT: Iraq’s Shadow Widens Sunni-Shiite Split in U.S.
Keith Olbermann: Bush Shoots for "Jaws", Delivers "Jaws 2"
Juan Cole has analyzed the salient details of the 4 abducted US soldiers and concludes that it could not have been Iran behind it.

Tomgram: Chalmers Johnson, Nemesis on the Imperial Premises
Blame Iran Campaign stumbles on reality.

John Genet stopped by my house this morning after running the Incline to recommend this thoughtful piece by Nick Bromell: Scooter Libby and Me. Subtext: A longtime friend of Scooter Libby's shares the questions he wants to ask of his old touch football buddy, and as the trial begins, wonders whether to hope for Scooter's acquittal or conviction.

It goes a long ways towards elucidating the difference between the fundamentalist mindset that has had a stranglehold on America public policy throughout these long and dark six years and the tolerant, openminded perspective that represents liberalism.

Friday, February 02, 2007

Thursday, February 01, 2007

Zbigniew Brzezinski will offer this to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. It is so refreshing to have a Congress that is actively seeking answers and solutions to our debacle instead of rubberstamping delusional quasi-dictator/deciders.

Spencer Ackerman on Admiral Bill Fallon: Not very admirable

Francis Fukuyama has this in yesterday's Guardian.