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Palin and McCain

Fox News Report: Palin Didn’t Know Africa Is a Continent

Sarah Palin didn’t endear herself to everyone in the McCain campaign, from the look of this Fox News report on Wednesday. Stories about Palin sourced to campaign staffers are a bit on the, um, career-demolishing side, let’s say.

Posted on Nov 5, 2008 READ MORE

Toby Keith

Toby Keith Comes Out as a Democrat

Is this the same Toby Keith who unleashed the cheese-slathered anthem, “Courtesy of the Red, White and Blue” (complete with fluffy golden retriever puppies and rippling flags in the video version), on the general public in 2002? Mr. “We’ll-Put-A-Boot-Up-Your-Ass”?

Posted on Aug 19, 2008 READ MORE

Mohamed ElBaradei

Truthdigger of the Week: Mohamed ElBaradei

Truthdig salutes Mohamed ElBaradei, the head of the U.N.‘s nuclear agency, who warned the world that up to 30 more countries could soon possess the technology necessary to produce nuclear weapons.

Posted on Oct 20, 2006 READ MORE

Red State - The Movie

Red State - The Movie

A group of documentary filmmakers record “what actual people, not pundits, politicians or reporters, have to say about their country and themselves.” Screenings start Sept. 29 in San Francisco.

Posted on Sep 29, 2006 READ MORE

rejected passport photo
From The Telegraph

Why Was This Girl’s Passport Photo Rejected?

British authorities informed the parents of this 5-year-old that the above picture would not pass official muster. Why? Ahhh…but that would ruin the suspense. You gotta jump.

Posted on Aug 16, 2006 READ MORE

Bush butchers the language
Crooks and Liars

Is This a Trick Question?

Joe Scarborough, of all people, began his program on Tuesday by asking: ?Is Bush an ?idiot?? ? To provide context for his question, the MSNBC host let loose with a must-see highlight reel of the president?s assault on language and logic.

Posted on Aug 16, 2006 READ MORE

As U.S. Shifts Policing Power, Baghdad Strife Rises

As U.S. forces have given Iraqi security officers responsibility for policing Baghdad, violence has notably increased, undercutting America’s premise that Iraqis are capable of securing their own country.

Posted on Aug 6, 2006 READ MORE

Denmark Is Happiest Country, Study Says

According to a scientist at the University of Leicester in England, Burundi is the unhappiest country in the world, and the U.S. came in 23rd out of 178 countries ranked.

Posted on Jul 28, 2006 READ MORE

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

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