Mark this in the 75% good, 25% bad column: the House of Representatives voted to limit parts of the Patriot Act. In a slap at President Bush, lawmakers voted Wednesday to block the Justice Department and the FBI from using the Patriot Act to peek at library records and bookstore sales slips. Despite a veto… Read More »
A House subcomittee decided to eliminate funding for Public Broadcasting, apparently deciding that the money would be better spent on, say, Haliburton. “The goal is to kill all funding to the Corporation for Public Broadcasting within two years. “A House subcommittee voted yesterday to sharply reduce the federal government’s financial support for public broadcasting, including… Read More »
In a speech that was theoretically supposed to bolster support for a conceivable presidential candidacy, Tom Tancredo revealed that he is out of his friggin’ mind! I must quote this, ‘cuz otherwise, no one would believe it: “‘And they need to be found before it is too late. They’re coming here to kill you, and… Read More »
Apparently, Xcel Energy hates trees! And their hatred is so obvious that a judge has put up a temporary injunction to keep them from ripping out some forest land. “Xcel had argued that clear-cutting was necessary to prevent trees from touching the lines, which could start fires or cause a blackout. “El Paso County District… Read More »
Well, it’s taken friggin’ forever, but the Downing Street memo is finally getting some press her in America. “The Sunday Times said the memo is the minutes of a meeting that British Prime Minister Tony Blair had with some of his top intelligence and foreign policy aides on July 23, 2002, at 10 Downing Street,… Read More »
I think that Howard Dean’s comments about the Republican party were pretty much spot-on. I don’t understand why other Democrats are distancing themselves from him, nor why some Democrats are actively criticizing Dean for the comments he made. These comments are exactly what the Democratic party needs. Right now, the Dems look like they are… Read More »
After the following rant on Wil Wheaton’s blog WWDN, how could I not love him: “Mostly, it’s when I want to rage about what a colossal fucking liar George W. Bush is, what a disgrace he is to my country, and how the mainstream corporate media have completely failed to hold him and his administration… Read More »
Okay, this is just plain creepy! These posters are apparently showing up on the rail line that runs between Baltimore and Washington, D.C. Welcome to the world of 1984, alive and well here in 2005.
So what does the Bush administration do when confronted with reports that seem to support the concept of global warming? edit the reports to downplay the tie to global warming, of course! “A White House official who previously worked for the American Petroleum Institute has repeatedly edited government climate reports in a way that downplays… Read More »
I’m sure that everyone has seen this, especially since I’m about a month behind the cut. But this is truly brilliant: a flash demonstration showing why Bush’s Social Security plan is a Bad Thing. A must-see.