Submitted by lambert on Sat, 03/04/2006 - 10:47am
On to Katrina: We already knew, from testimony and interviews, that Bush's statement that "no one could have anticipated" the breaching of the levees was not exactly an accurate description of the warnings that he and other top officials received. Now newly released video of the meetings in those fateful days has confirmed it.
"Not exactly an accurate description..." I love it! Let's go to the tape: Read below the fold...
Submitted by lambert on Sat, 03/04/2006 - 9:43am
I've never understand why the extremely legitimate deal to sell control of our ports to the Emirates had to go through in such a hurry; the Republicans claim that to wait would be racist--oh, puh-leeze--but what's racist about making sure that selling big parts of Philly and Manhattan to pro-torture money-launderers who vacation with OBL doesn't pose any security risks? Surely these guys can wait 45 days? [Hums the old Sly Stone tune, It's a family affair, it's a family affair...] AP sheds some light: Read below the fold...
Submitted by MJS on Sat, 03/04/2006 - 1:57am
CD and Tom have paid a bit of attention to the Show Me State. Hmm...Jesus in the "Show Me" state. What time will he be shown? Read below the fold...
Submitted by lambert on Fri, 03/03/2006 - 10:26pm
I confess I actually buy cooked food rather a great deal, instead of cooking it for myself. (Matyson!) But if I cut loose from the corporate beast, I'm going to have to cut back on that.
Anyone have any thoughts on a minimum budget in money and time for someone who likes to eat well but has grown suddenly poor?
Sure, $30 at the dollar store really can buy a month's worth of food, but heck, I'm not retired yet... Read below the fold...
Submitted by tom on Fri, 03/03/2006 - 6:11pm
Submitted by lambert on Fri, 03/03/2006 - 12:46pm
So, in New Orleans after Katrina, a fisherman's business goes under. The fisherman then displays adaptability and goes into the T-Shirt business, and gives away an anti-FEMA t-shirt. (I guess there's a big market for that message down in NOLA.) And the MBFs at FEMA arrest him. Only in Bush's America! Read on:
AP: Read below the fold...
Submitted by captain nemo (not verified) on Fri, 03/03/2006 - 12:27pm
From the Champaign IL News-Gazette:
One law of quantum mechanics, called "superposition," says properties such as the spin of an electron or the polarization of a photon can be in a range of different states at once down at the atomic and subatomic levels. Read below the fold...
Submitted by chicago dyke on Fri, 03/03/2006 - 10:43am
A friend of mine was actually "shocked" by the South Dakota situation. Most of us saw it coming in December of 2000. Most of us also saw this:
Missouri legislators in Jefferson City considered a bill that would name Christianity the state's official "majority" religion.
House Concurrent Resolution 13 is pending in the state legislature. Read below the fold...
Submitted by chicago dyke on Fri, 03/03/2006 - 9:59am
Because you know, Hitler let all those radical Jews keep their jobs as teachers of German youth, so I'm sure I don't know what the problem is here:
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Submitted by captain nemo (not verified) on Fri, 03/03/2006 - 9:32am
From today's WaPo:
ConAgra Foods Inc. got an early warning from chatter on the Internet that the low-carb craze was fading. The huge food company seized the chance to promote an alternative menu, its Healthy Choice soups, entrees and lunch meats. Read below the fold...
Submitted by shystee on Fri, 03/03/2006 - 2:06am
Submitted by Sarah on Thu, 03/02/2006 - 11:35pm
but insofar as can be managed it should be food that you control.
I am not so upscale-able as to advocate for the health food store and the boutique organic exclusively, and nor am I so old-fashioned as to say there are no good things made quickly. Read below the fold...
Submitted by lambert on Thu, 03/02/2006 - 10:53pm
Submitted by lambert on Thu, 03/02/2006 - 10:50pm
Dubai Ports World's $6.85 billion acquisition of Britain's P&O will close on Friday or Monday, despite an additional 45-day review by the U.S. government in response to security concerns, a U.S. Treasury Department official said on Thursday. Read below the fold...