25 Aug: Afternoon in the bunker


Politics —

  • Meet Bruce Majors: The Tea Partier Advising Beck Rally-Goers To Stay Off The Green And Yellow Lines — he’s everything you’d expect AND MORE!
  • Nate Silver: 08/25/2010: New Forecast Shows Democrats Losing 6 to 7 Senate Seats
  • A NYC cab driver  was stabbed by his passenger when he answered “Yes” to the question, “Are you a Muslim?” But it doesn’t appear to be a straight-up hate crime — it could be something more and much more complicated than you’d imagine. TPM reports: “the facts as we know them do not fit clearly into patterns we might expect.”
  • The victim’s name is Ahmed Sharif, 43, of Queens. “I feel very sad,” Sharif said, in a statement released by the Taxi Workers Alliance. “I have been here more than 25 years. I have been driving a taxi more than 15 years. All four of my kids were born here.” Read the full statement here.

News –

  • The bodies of 58 men and 14 women have been found on a ranch in Tamaulipas, Mexico, officials say. The ranch is about 100 miles south of the U.S. border. They were migrants, killed by gunmen who tried to extort money from them.

Misc —

  • State Dept: Text “FLOOD” to 27722 to give $10 to the Pakistan Relief Fund.
  • 800,000 in Pakistan Reachable Only by Air
  • Hallowed Ground” — excessive memorialization has consequences. Old Spanish proverb: olvidar la injuria es la mejor venganza: to forget an insult is the greatest revenge.
  • Just how much money did John (Cindy) McCain blow on Arizona’s GOP Senate primary? …with a preliminary total of 281,347 votes for ol’ Walnuts, the people at Esquire have done the Hard Math and figured out the craven fraud spent $74.62 for each one of his unenthusiastic votes — $21 million ÷ 281,347 = $74.64. The McCain/Budweiser fortune should be totally shot by the next couple of Senate races! [Wonkette]

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