Ten Post Round-Up: Friday, Pre-Dawn Edition

I just got home from work and had to take care of some promotional stuff. Since I’m online, I figured I would get my Ten Post Round-Up out of the way before I go to bed. I’m fading fast (droopy eyelids, momentary head-nod between post readings), so I’d better hurry up before this post looks something like how Ann Coulter must look before her daily make-over.

From Signs Of The Times:

  • Cervical cancer risk seen higher when on pill:

    Women who take oral contraceptives run a higher risk of developing cervical cancer, but this risk is transient and reverts to normal about 10 years after they stop, British researchers said on Thursday.Other studies have found a link between taking the pill and cervical cancer, but this is the first to show how long this risk persists, according to the study in the journal Lancet.

  • Stanford students protest Rumsfeld appointment:

    Stanford, California – More than 100 Stanford University students demonstrated on Thursday against a decision to make former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld a visiting fellow at the Hoover Institution amid campus discontent over a symbol of U.S. failings in the Iraq war.To date, nearly 4,000 Stanford faculty, students and alumni have signed a petition begun by a faculty member to reject Rumsfeld’s appointment announced in September, but John Raisian, the institute’s director, said Rumsfeld deserved the honor of being a “distinguished visiting fellow.”

From Truthdig:

  • The Cancer From Within:

    I no longer recognize the Air Force Academy as the institution I attended almost four decades earlier. At that point, I had no idea how invasive this extreme evangelical “cancer” had become throughout the entire military, that what I had witnessed was far from an isolated case of a few religious zealots.

    (Dizzy sez: Turning a prestigious military academy into a military evangelical center…)

From Shakesville:

From The Huffington Post:

  • Mukasey Confirmed As Attorney General:

    The Senate confirmed retired judge Michael Mukasey as attorney general Thursday night to replace Alberto Gonzales, who was forced from office in a scandal over his handling of the Justice Department.Mukasey was confirmed as the nation’s 81st attorney general after a sharp debate over his refusal to say whether the waterboarding interrogation technique is torture.

    (Dizzy sez: I think we need to send the Democrats some spines for Christmas!)

From The Democratic Daily:

  • Kerry, Biden Introduce Pakistan Resolution Condemning State of Emergency:

    Following up on Stuart’s post below about Joe Biden’s proposal on Pakistan, here’s more from Senator John Kerry’s office about a resolution introduced in the Senate today by Senator John Kerry, Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Near East and South and Central Asian Affairs, which includes Pakistan, and Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Sen. Joe Biden urging President Musharraf to end Pakistan’s state of emergency and reinstate the Constitution.

From Watergate Summer:

From The Katrinacrat Blog:

  • Baring the Bull:

    As you may have noticed, I am not particularly interested in that phony (at least in its general practice) science called “economics.”But I can draw some conclusions from evidence. Last week, I heard George W. Bush bragging about how great the economy is. Which caused me great trepidation, mostly because every time that Bush makes a statement, the opposite turns out to be true.

    It’s called “Colonel Klink Syndrome”: In an episode of the 19s CBS sitcom Hogans Heroes there is a bomb that has to be defused. For some reason, Hogan, played by the late Bob Crane, has to defuse the bomb. The Nazi prison camp commandant, Col. Klink, played by the late Werner Klemperer, watches in his hysterical, pompous way. It comes down to two wires.

    Now, Klink was quite a character. A pompous egomaniac, he was so dreadfully bad at his job that the prisoners often had to bail him out, just so that he’d remain Commandant, and the Nazis wouldn’t send an ACTUAL soldier to cramp their style (they acted as a transfer point for downed Allied flyers, etc. ). Klink’s preening, neurotic, nepotistic incompetence was the core of the series’ comedy, just as … well, you can draw the presidential parallel without my help.

    (Dizzy sez: How do you know when GWB is lying? Either he or members of his misadministration are moving their lips!)

From Brilliant at Breakfast:

  • Fastened to a Dying Animal:

    It can be accurately said that Iraq is no country for old men. In the estimate of Just Foreign Policy.org, we have either directly or indirectly caused the deaths of over 1.1 million Iraqis, many of them young men and children who will never be privileged to grow into old men. They will never have the chance to bounce their grandchildren on their knees and tell them how much better off they were under a tinpot dictator like Saddam Hussein than they ever were under the Crusadin’ Decider.

    (Dizzy sez: Compassion is for Liberals, dontcha know? Otherwise, Conservatives look weak on foreign policy.)

From Americablog:

And an extra boost of news, in case you miss this…

From Operationg Yellow Elephant:

  • Virginians Choose New Leadership; We Know Why.:

    It should not surprise any longtime reader of this blog that the Republican Party of Virginia, under the ‘leadership’ of John Hager, the father of Jenna Bush’s fiance Henry Hager, lost control of the Virginia State Senate in the November 6 General Election.

    (Dizzy sez: “Tito, I need a tissue!”)

Well, that is enough for now. I don’t need the “beauty sleep”, but I really don’t want to wake up to my forehead imbedded in my laptop.

Enjoy your morning cuppa, while I enjoy a nap. Take care of yourself.

(Graciously crossposted: HERE and HERE and HERE and HERE)

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About Dizzy Dezzi

Feisty, 30-something, mother of three, wife to Iraq Vet (currently performing Deployment 3.0), home-school mom for 10+ years, and small business owner. Politically, I lean a little liberal, but a lot Libertarian. I may not always say what's on my mind, but when I do have something to say, you can't shut me the heck up...
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