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Bush: Up Yours!

Bush to FEMA Law: Drop Dead!

He’s done it again: After signing into law a bill that would mandate minimum requirements for the new FEMA director, Bush added a “signing statement” that declared those requirements null and invalid. (more…)

  • Update: ThinkProgress has the statement

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    Watchdog Group: FBI Lied About Foley Probe

    Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington has asked the DOJ to launch an investigation into why the FBI “fabricated and disseminated a cover-up story as to why it never investigated the Foley emails sent to it by CREW.”
    This is big. There now appears to be incontrovertible evidence that the FBI is engaged in a coverup.

    Posted on Oct 6, 2006 READ MORE

    Pot smoking

    Marijuana May Fight Alzheimer’s

    THC, the active ingredient in marijuana, may be better at suppressing Alzheimer’s than any currently approved drug.
    Pot: Making some people forget, helping others to remember…

    Posted on Oct 6, 2006 READ MORE

    Gitmo beatings

    AP: Gitmo Guards Bragged of Beatings

    Guantanamo guards are bragging in bars about things like slamming detainees heads into cell doors, according to a Marine sergeant’s sworn statement, surfaced by the AP. (Above picture not of guard described in article.)

  • Don’t miss Rolling Stone’s riveting, sickening blow-by-blow account of these practices

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    Sex Scandal Stalls Bush’s Anti-Terror Talk

    The Mark Foley imbroglio is drowning out Bush’s cut-and-run rhetoric and even Bob Woodward’s revelations, say many analysts.
    Again, we think this is a completely unsatisfactory way for the Democrats to win in November, but que sera, sera.

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    Kermit and the hyrbid

    It (Actually) Is Easy Being Green

    Kermit the Frog sang the blues about being green, but the author of this N.Y. Times piece chronicles how he made the relatively painless switch from being a profligate energy waster to an energy conserver.

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    Anti-U.S. attack video

    Anti-U.S. Attack Videos Spread on Internet

    Videos showing attacks on U.S. troops in Iraq have started appearing on sites like YouTube. The company is taking many down, but it can’t keep up with the volume, and they abound.

    Posted on Oct 6, 2006 READ MORE

    BattleCry concert
    From the N.Y. Times

    Evangelicals Fear Loss of Their Teenagers

    Fantastic news for everyone disgusted by religious intolerance: Evangelical Christian leaders are warning one another that teenagers are abandoning the faith in droves. (Above: a last refuge—the BattleCry Christian rallies.)

    Posted on Oct 6, 2006 READ MORE

    Stewart and Rummy
    From Comedy Central

    Study: ‘Daily Show’ as Substantive as Network News

    That’s the conclusion of a professor at Indiana University who analyzed coverage of the 2004 presidential conventions. Of course, that’s not necessarily saying much.  The study noted: Network news shows are filled with fluff.

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    MySpace Grows Up

    The popular social networking site was once thought of as the frivolous province of teenagers and indie music geeks.  But new research data shows a majority of U.S.-based MySpace visitors are, in fact, over 35 years old.

    Posted on Oct 5, 2006 READ MORE

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