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Suri Cruise
From Vanity Fair

Just a Friendly Reminder…

Forty-six percent of Americans still believe there was a connection between Saddam and 9/11. The good news? That number is down from 69% since September 2003. (via Salon)

  • At this rate, the truth will become common knowledge around the same time Suri Cruise, above, graduates from college.

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    Couric and Bush
    White House photo (via CBS)

    Holy Truth-Telling, Batman!

    Quote of the week: Bush, in an Oval Office interview with Katie Couric, “The hardest part of my job is to connect Iraq to the war on terror….” (video and transcript)

  • Why should that be so tough? Sure, Iraq didn’t have WMD, wasn’t harboring terrorists, and had nothing to do with 9/11, but…. OK, maybe it should be kind of tough.

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    Just say What?
    From Time

    Stoner Boom

    Drug use among baby boomers is up, while use among teens is down, according to new government figures.

  • That actually makes sense. If teens started paying as much attention to the doings of Bush & Co. as their forebears, we’d see those numbers rising in unison.

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    Baghdad Death Toll Triples

    It appears that a much-heralded drop-off in the number of killings in Iraq last month didn’t actually happen. ABC News reports that the original reported figure of 550 has now been revised to 1,535—which is in line with the blood-drenched months of June (1,595) and July (1,855). No word yet on the reason behind the initial discrepancy.

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    reporter_attacked
    From Fox 6 in San Diego (via YouTube)

    When ‘Truthdigging’ Turns Violent

    When Karl Rove became angered by an investigator who dug up damaging information, he went after the guy’s wife. The guy being investigated by this reporter, however, goes straight for the source.

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    Path to 9/11
    Courtesy ABC

    The ‘Path’ to a Distorted 9/11

    Several progressive bloggers have set up an online clearinghouse dedicated to exposing the fabrications in ABC/Disney?s upcoming miniseries “The Path to 9/11.” It urges ABC/Disney to scrub the film of outright falsehoods, or else shelve the film completely.
    UPDATE # 1:

  • ABC makes some minor changes to the film.
  • (much more after the jump…)

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    Borat
    Photo illustration by The New York Times; Photo from 20th Century Fox

    Borat Plays Anti-Semitism for Laughs

    With the Sacha Baron Cohen movie “Borat: Cultural Learnings…” hitting screens Nov. 3, Americans will be treated to a brand of Jew-bashing not often seen in Hollywood films. (In one scene, Borat becomes convinced his Jewish innkeepers have turned themselves into cockroaches and throws money at the bugs.)

  • The kicker: Cohen is an observant Jew.

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    europa.eu

    EU Lawmakers Condemn Bush?s Secret Prisons

    Members of the European Union?s parliament have been fuming over the existence of secret European prisons, following Bush?s recent admission about the facilities.  In response to the discovery and to previous denials by European leaders who may have played host to the detention centers, one lawmaker said: ?Bush exposes not only his own previous lies. He also exposes to ridicule those arrogant government leaders in Europe who dismissed as unfounded our fears about extraordinary rendition.?

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    GOP Losing Dixie Chicks

    Southern women are turning away from the Republican Party, due to the president?s handling of the war.  As one Southerner put it: ?As a mother you worry, ‘Am I going to lose my baby boy?’ A mother’s view about war is often going to be a lot different than dad’s is.?  (h/t: AMERICAblog)

    Posted on Sep 7, 2006 READ MORE


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    BlackBoxVoting

    Diebold Voting Machine Hacked in Four Minutes

    Bev Harris of BlackBoxVoting recently got her hands on a Diebold voting machine and was able to hack it in four minutes with tools that cost $12.  Harris? handiwork is just the latest demonstration of how vulnerable electronic voting machines are to vote manipulation.

    Posted on Sep 6, 2006 READ MORE


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