anna

Or steal my daddy's cue and make a living out of playing pool

by anna at 09:03 AM on June 26, 2006

Growing up we all had regulation-sized pool tables in our rec rooms. This was a very 70s thing. Pool halls were considered seedy, unlike today's trendy "billiards rooms." Nobody really knows what "billiards" is.

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adam

Sufficient Conditions

by adam at 02:17 AM on June 15, 2006

While discussing his trip to Iraq today, the Prez said that his visit gave him confidence in the ability of the new Iraqi government to get the job done. My question is, what might you have seen that would have reduced your confidence in the Iraqi government? I suspect that this question has no answer. There is nothing Bush could have seen that would have reduced his confidence in Iraq, and this makes this so-called confidence entirely meaningless.

Brudda keeps talking about "winning," but I don't have any better of an idea of what this means now than I did last year. No matter what we do, we will only lose; lose young men and women, lose good will in the world, lose credibility. Even if we accomplish our goals in Iraq, whatever those are, what is it that we'll have won? What threat to our safety will we have removed? What have we done to make Iraq safer? None, and nothing. I don't like saying it, but that doesn't make it less true.

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