Dirty, depressing linen

June 24, 2006 by susan

Susan here, been out in Seattle with children and grandchildren, leaving the laundry to Ironwoman Barb. (Lynnell's off to Australia until August.)

Some people might wonder how Barb and Susan came to start a blog. Barb and Susan also wonder, but it had something to do with the way Barb so calmly expresses herself. (See below.) Though we had never met, Id noticed her pithy letters to the editor and she had noticed the purple prose of my op-eds in the Star Tribune, so we connected in the sisterhood of BIR (Bush-induced Rage).

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Sound and Fury Signifying Something

June 22, 2006 by barbara

by barbara with a little help from her friends

I've been agonizing over the seeming inability of Dems to take back the war (BTW, did you know there's a war in Iraq, mission accomplished notwithstanding??).

There must be a way to shut it down, bring it home, lock it in Cheney's bunker and never let it see the light of day again.

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New stuff on the way

June 22, 2006 by barbara

Just a heads up that Clotheslineblog is undergoing some revisions. So if the site is funky today (what do you mean today? I hear you ask), please bear with us.

It's really fun to try to figure out the blogosphere. Glad you're here. Come back!!

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June 20, 2006 by barbara

It is believed that Private Thomas L. Tucker and Private Kristian Menchaca have been found. Dead and tortured. It will require DNA tests to identify them. A day of silence on this blog in their honor.

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In harm's way

June 19, 2006 by barbara

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Heres the kind of story you hurry through because, if you think about it for more than 5 seconds, your heart gallops, your guts clench and you break out in a clammy sweat.

Two U.S. soldiers went missing in Iraq three days ago. We have just learned that Al Qaeda is claiming they have them. Three days in the hands of rageful fanatics whose modus operandi is torture and death.

Sound the alarm! Call out the troops! Make a statement to the press. "We will never stop looking for our service members until their status is definitively determined," says U.S. Maj. Gen. William Caldwell. The thing is, after 10 minutes, it was already too late. "Status definitively determined" is a chilling warning about what is yet to come.

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