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Kris / Reflections of a libertarian Republican:
Anti-War Rally in D.C.: Speakers Label Bush "War Criminal"; Call for Impeachment  —  More than 100,000 people converged on the ellipse under overcast skies just south of the White House in Washington, D.C. this morning for an anti-war, anti-Bush, anti-capitalist rally.
Discussion: MaxedOutMama
Gateway Pundit:
Waiting on Ramsey Clark!  —  Well, the Jew-hater just got off stage on CSPAN.  (I thought this was an Anti-Iraq War Rally?  Hmm...)  —  ...The announcer just asked for Barbara to meet her friend at the "Socialist Liberation Tent"...  Alexis Deveaux is reading her poetry, now.
Discussion: PostWatch and The Mahablog
Jay /
Sunday Funnies  —  Ogre finds out his Elfin and Hobbit name.  By the way, my Hobbit name is Olo Loamsdown of Deephallow, and my Elf name is Findecáno Carnesîr.  To find out your Hobbit name go here.  And for your Elf name, go here.  He also does a great job on the New Blog Carnval Showcase.
Discussion: Cafe Oregano
Michelle Malkin:
A DAY AMONG THE MOONBATS  —  I spent the afternoon at Sheehanapalooza in D.C. under overcast skies, in a haze of hemp-scented paranoia, steeped with fetid Bush hatred.  Am uploading a bunch of photos of moonbats in action at my Flickr site.  Here's a sample: … Update:
The Anchoress:
Rita and DC march both weakened  —  What good, good news.  Thank God and praise Him from whom all blessings flow!  —  Rita, while powerful, spared Galveston and Houston, and essentially spent most of her fury in "extreme southwest Louisiana, a lightly populated area just east of Sabine Pass …
Ian / The Political Teen:
Cindy Sheehan at Washington, DC Protest 9/24 (VIDEO)
Discussion: The American Mind
Sights and Sounds  —  Scenes from the underground: the ANSWER, etc.
Discussion: Isaac Schrödinger
Dr. Rusty Shackleford / The Jawa Report v3.0 Beta:   Conspiracy Theories Abound at Sheehan Antiwar Rally
David Kaspar / Davids Medienkritik:   Just Back from the DC Demonstrations...
Washington Post:
SEC, Justice Investigate Frist's Sale of Stock  —  Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist is facing questions from the Justice Department and the Securities and Exchange Commission about his sale of stock in his family's hospital company one month before its price fell sharply.
Houston Chronicle:
Thousands getting jump on three-day plan for return  —  Hoping to beat gridlock as over 2.5 million evacuees try to make their way back to Houston and the Gulf Coast, thousands have begun their journeys home.  —  What they didn't wait to find out: Most schools, including …
Dwight / Hurricane Rita:
Updated: Evacuee return plan for Houston area released
Discussion: Lone Star Times
Justin Webb / BBC:
Katrina prompts charity not change  —  When Hurricane Katrina devastated the city of New Orleans three weeks ago, the authorities were criticised for not doing enough for those least able to help themselves.  —  With the spotlight shining on the country's social and economic inequalities …
Ken Hoffman / Houston Chronicle:
A little disappointed, a lot relieved  —  I threw a hurricane party Friday night, but the guest of honor stood me up.  —  Anybody want to buy 10 packs of D-cell batteries and 32 bottles of water?  —  Hurricane Rita barely brushed Galveston and pretty much missed Houston.
Washington Post:
Antiwar Protests Commence in Washington  —  Thousands of protesters against the war in Iraq rallied today in Washington and other U.S. and European cities to demand the return of U.S. troops in what organizers hope will be the largest gathering since the war began more than two years ago.
Discussion: The Mahablog
The MinuteMan / JustOneMinute:
Deep Thinkers  —  Peter Daou, currently at Salon and formerly with the Kerry campaign, writes on The Triangle and the Limits of Blog Power and charts the future of the bklogosphere: … Mr. Daou then identifies blog strategies for the left and right, or, (let me yield to his unstated preference) …
Heart of Darkness … I didn't go to the big anti-war demo in Washington today — and not just because I have the normal responsibilities of a middle-aged parent with a house, a mortgage, a dog and a backyard that badly needs mowing.  I could have evaded all of those things.
Discussion: Informed Comment
Dan Eggen / Washington Post:
Claim Atta Was Named Debated  —  Security Chief Denies Getting Chart Identifying Hijacker  —  National security adviser Stephen J. Hadley yesterday denied receiving a Defense Department chart that allegedly identified lead terrorist Mohamed Atta before the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks …
Associated Press:
Security cabinet approves response against Qassams  —  In a meeting convened by Prime Minister Ariel Sharon on Saturday evening, the security cabinet approved defense plans in response to the Qassam rocket offensive against western Negev towns over the weekend.
Point Five:
Media Lied About "Storm of Massive Destruction"  —  After a long runup to the arrival of Hurricane Rita, which breathless media commentators from all major networks promised was an imminent threat to the American people, the storm made landfall without causing the damage discussed for almost a week.
Joe Gandelman / The Moderate Voice:
A Weakened But Deadly Rita Slams Into Gulf Coast UPDATED  —  Rita has hit the U.S. Coast — if not as mind-boggling as originally feared, fearsome nonetheless with top winds of 100 mph/  —  According to CNN, Rita has now become a Category 2 storm (winds 96-110 mph).
Jennifer C. Kerr / Associated Press:
Anti-War Protesters March in Washington  —  Thousands of Anti-War Demonstrators March in Washington, London; Rallies Planned in L.A., Rome  —  WASHINGTON Sep 24, 2005 — Opponents of the war in Iraq rallied by the thousands Saturday to demand the return of U.S. troops, staging a day of protest …

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