Friday Link Dump

It's Friday. I'm heading out early for a little vacation, but the weather's shitty. Link Dump time!

The Boston Globe has a breaking story: Bush's signing statements are part of a broad agenda, a "comprehensive strategy" to curtail Legislative and Judicial power and increase the power of the Executive. I never would have guessed.

Cannonfire has a bunch of pics of Foley (and other disgraced GOoPers) labeled as a Democrat on Fox News and in other Right Wing Media.

Time has new polling: Bush is at 36% (-2% since August). "Two-thirds of those aware of the scandal believe Republican leaders attempted a cover-up, according to a new survey." Only 16% approve of the Republican's handling of the scandal. That should make November fun for the Republicans.

The Washington Post: John Warner, R-Va just got back from Iraq and didn't like what he saw. "[I]n two or three months, if this thing hasn’t come to fruition and if this level of violence is not under control and this government able to function, I think it’s a responsibility of our government internally to determine: Is there a change of course that we should take?"

The New York Times reports that Evangelical Megachurches can't keep their teenagers. Kids grow up, head off to college or move out - leaving the Church and apeshit Evangelical Pastors behind.

"Their alarm has been stoked by a highly suspect claim that if current trends continue, only 4 percent of teenagers will be “Bible-believing Christians” as adults. That would be a sharp decline compared with 35 percent of the current generation of baby boomers, and before that, 65 percent of the World War II generation."
I should actually write a post on that one. Maybe on Sunday when I get back...

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