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Thousands Riot in Pakistan Over Cartoons

At least two people died in the rampage. Also, the Iraqi city of Basra demands the withdrawal of Denmark’s military contingent from southern Iraq until an apology for the cartoons is proffered.
Will this madness ever end?

Posted on Feb 15, 2006 READ MORE


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Scalia Dismisses ‘Living Constitution’

The Supreme Court justice drives home his misguided belief that changes in society’s mores shouldn’t be reflected in the Constitution. Sure: the Founding Fathers got it all right 200 years ago—including the bit about counting Americans of African descent as three-fifths of a person.

Posted on Feb 15, 2006 READ MORE



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Cheney’s Response Becoming a Liability

Republicans are chastizing the vice president for his slow and unapologetic disclosure of the hunting incident. As well they should. For an administration that orchestrated Bush’s aircraft carrier photo-op, this episode seems particularly bush league.

Posted on Feb 15, 2006 READ MORE


Jon Stewart Roasts Cheney

“Don’t let your kids go hunting with the vice president. I don’t care what kind of lucrative contracts they’re trying to land or energy regulations they’re trying to get lifted. He’ll shoot them in the face.” | video

Posted on Feb 14, 2006 READ MORE


Cheney Shotgun Victim Suffers Heart Attack

Harry Whittington, the 78-year-old lawyer who was shot by Vice President Dick Cheney in a hunting accident, has a birdshot pellet in his heart and had “a minor heart attack” Tuesday morning. He is back in intensive care. | story

The ER chief at the Texas hospital, asked if the birdshot could endanger Whittington’s life, responded: “When birdshot is in your body, there’s always the risk they can move. We’ll watch very closely for any migration.”


Continuing Coverage:

  • Account of Doctors raises questions on heart injury

  • Think Progress: Scott McClellan concealed the heart attack from the press.
  • A White House spokesman cracked jokes on the record about the incident (before Whittington suffered the heart attack).
  • The Smoking Gun surfaces the Texas hunting accident report. (hat tip: Huffington Post)
  • The lowdown on what hunting rules Cheney broke.
  • Slow Leak: Time publishes an inside account of why Cheney didn’t publicly disclose news of the accident for 24 hours.
  • Unloading on Cheney: Comedians take aim at the vice president.

  • Posted on Feb 14, 2006 READ MORE



    From Paramount Pictures via Yahoo.com

    Samuel L. Jackson to Star in Iraq War Movie

    The versatile 57-year-old actor will play an Army medic who struggles to resume his normal life in “Home of the Brave.” | story
    This is one of the first big-budget films to deal with the ongoing conflict.

    Posted on Feb 13, 2006 READ MORE



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    Gays Have to Play It Straight in Hollywood

    Sir Ian McKellen says, “It is very, very, very difficult for an American [gay] actor who wants a film career to be open about his sexuality.” | story
    This is exactly what Truthdig’s Larry Gross was getting at in “Year of the Queer: Hollywood and Homosexuality.”

    Posted on Feb 13, 2006 READ MORE


    ...but Gays Don’t Have To Play it Safe in ‘Warcraft’

    The maker of the insanely popular online game says it was wrong to threaten a user with expulsion for advertising a gay-friendly team. | story
    People take these online universes seriously; Warcraft has apparently seen its share of gay pride marches.

    Posted on Feb 13, 2006 READ MORE


    Calvin Klein Perfume Used as Tiger Love Potion

    London zookeepers are hoping that CK’s Obsession fragrance will induce two endangered Sumatran felines to get it on.
    Obsession: trusted by tomcats to make kitties purr.

    Posted on Feb 13, 2006 READ MORE



    From News of the World

    Video Shows British Soldiers Beating Iraqi Teens

    The News of the World (UK) publishes images and releases a video of a squadron of English soldiers savagely beating a group of rioting Iraqi teenagers in 2004. | story or watch video
    UPDATE: British authorities have arrested a serving soldier in connection with the incident. | story

    Posted on Feb 12, 2006 READ MORE


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