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Paper Drops Coulter’s Column

An editor at the Cedar Rapids Gazette said that conservative readers felt she was misrepresenting their views.
May a thousand newspapers follow suit.

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AFP/ Craig Potton

Expert: Trees Could Grow in Antarctica Within Century

Due to global warming, the icy continent could revert to how it looked 40 million years ago—with bushes and trees, an environmental expert told an international scientific conference.

Posted on Jul 12, 2006 READ MORE


Tom Cruise lampooned on
From E! Online

‘South Park’ Scientology/Tom Cruise Spoof Rejoins Lineup

The Emmy-nominated episode that lampooned Tom Cruise and his Scientology beliefs will rejoin the rotation on Comedy Central, nearly four months after the network yanked it, reportedly under pressure from Cruise himself…. (more)

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Vanatu Man
From AFP/ Marc Le Chelard

Vanuatu Is World’s Happiest Country, Study Finds

The AP reports: “The tiny South Pacific Ocean archipelago of Vanuatu is the happiest country on Earth, according to a study published measuring people’s wellbeing and their impact on the environment.”

Zimbabwe came in last of the 178 ranked countries. The U.S. came in at a dismal 150th. Of the G8 industrial powers, Italy scored highest at 60th.

Posted on Jul 12, 2006 READ MORE


Mikhail Gorbachev
From ABC News

Gorbachev: Americans Have ‘Winner’s’ Disease

The disease is “worse than AIDS. It’s called the winner’s complex,” the former Soviet leader said in an ABC News interview. “You want an American-style democracy here [in Russia]. That will not work.”

  • Gorbachev railed against Cheney and Rumsfeld, calling them “hawks protecting the interests of the military ? shallow people.”

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    Zinedine Zidane
    From Canal Plus

    Head-Butting Soccer Star: Opponent Insulted My Family

    According to the AP: “Zinedine Zidane apologized for head-butting an Italian opponent during the World Cup final, saying Wednesday that he was provoked by harsh insults about his mother and sister.”

  • Watch the interview (in French, no subtitles)
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    Posted on Jul 12, 2006 READ MORE


    Gov. Schwarzenegger
    From the Sacramento Bee / Anne Chadwick Williams

    Schwarzenegger Reaffirms Support for Minutemen

    The Calif. governor said about the group of private citizens who are patrolling the country’s border with Mexico, “I support any time that a civilian wants to go and do the job that law enforcement cannot do.” (Story—scroll down)

  • Ironically, the governor made the statement at a campaign stop while trying to burnish his credentials with Latino voters—many of whom view Minutemen as akin to the KKK.

  • Also, higher up in the piece: Karl Rove gets booed while trying to woo Latinos at a conference.

  • Posted on Jul 12, 2006 READ MORE


    Rep. Emanuel Makes Satirical Mincemeat of White House Salaries

    Responding to a recently published list of White House salaries—including $100,000 a year for the “director for lessons learned,” Rep. Rahm Emanuel (D-Ill.) ran through a few “lessons” the White House apparently missed.

  • Money quote: “When you’ve ‘turned the corner’ in Iraq more times than Danica Patrick at the Indy 500, it means you are going in circles.”

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    Sectarian Blood Bath Drenches Baghdad

    Over 100 people were killed in a three-day stretch. A N.Y. Times reporter writes, “Militias now appear to be dictating the ebb and flow of life in Iraq.”

    Posted on Jul 11, 2006 READ MORE


    U.S. Terror Targets: Petting Zoo and Flea Market?

    The official anti-terrorism database is so flawed that it lists 8,591 potential terrorism targets in Indiana—50% more than in New York and twice as many as in California. Examples: “Old MacDonald’s Petting Zoo, the Amish Country Popcorn factory and the Mule Day Parade.”

    Posted on Jul 11, 2006 READ MORE


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