Submitted by captain nemo (not verified) on Wed, 02/08/2006 - 1:10am
Via (a remarkably good piece in) NYT:
George C. Deutsch, the young presidential appointee at NASA who told public affairs workers to limit reporters' access to a top climate scientist and told a Web designer to add the word "theory" at every mention of the Big Bang, resigned yesterday, agency officials said. Read below the fold...
Submitted by captain nemo (not verified) on Tue, 02/07/2006 - 11:34pm
Sen. Don McLeary
Tennessee State Senate Building
Dear Sen. McLeary,
Welcome to the Repubican Party! Your announcement that you were leaving what we like to call the "party of loosers" came as a great joy to us. It also came as something of a surprise to us--but probably not as much of a surprise as it was to your (former) fellow Democrats, since you were telling people as recently as last week that you had no intention of doing any such thing. Read below the fold...
Submitted by lambert on Tue, 02/07/2006 - 10:51pm
Submitted by lambert on Tue, 02/07/2006 - 10:20pm
Inspired by ReddHedd, I went and read John Dickerson's articles about how the White House outed Valerie Plame. I thought it would make things simpler if I made a scorecard that shows the players in the story that Dickerson tells, and the nature of their contacts with the press, as Dickerson describes them: Read below the fold...
Submitted by lambert on Tue, 02/07/2006 - 8:20pm
It's nice to be right. Reuters, today, 2006-02-07:
A Senate committee will look into discrepancies in accounts of how dogs came to be used to abuse detainees at a U.S. prison in Iraq, after a general who testified to the committee then declined to testify in military court, senators said on Tuesday. Read below the fold...
Submitted by lambert on Tue, 02/07/2006 - 8:01pm
After handing out billions in tax cuts to those who have billions, the Bush [cough] domestic policy arm gets down to bidness. AP
President Bush's budget calls for elimination of a $255 lump-sum death payment that has been part of Social Security for more than 50 years and urges Congress to cut off monthly survivor benefits to 16- and 17-year-old high school dropouts. Read below the fold...
Submitted by chicago dyke on Tue, 02/07/2006 - 6:16pm
Amy Goodman, covered (of course) by a British paper, here.
Ms Goodman said in the run-up to the Iraq war a study of NBC, CBS, ABC and PBS newscasts over a fortnight recorded 393 interviews on the conflict, of which only three reported the anti-war movement. Read below the fold...
Submitted by tom on Tue, 02/07/2006 - 5:14pm
Submitted by lambert on Tue, 02/07/2006 - 1:00pm
And that's one sign of a truly hard-core weasel, isn't it? Boston Globe:
Gonzales forcefully repeated the administration's defense of its wartime powers...
[Senator Diane] Feinstein also asked if the president had used these powers to bypass other laws. Read below the fold...
Submitted by lambert on Tue, 02/07/2006 - 12:49pm
"What the administration has said is that when it comes to national security, the problem is that the Democrats have a pre9/11 view of the world," [Senator Russell] Feingold said. "Well, let me tell you what I think the problem isâ€¦. The real problem is that the president seems to have a pre-1776 view of the world.
Read below the fold...
Submitted by MJS on Tue, 02/07/2006 - 11:49am
(Jivester News, Lmtd.) In yet another example of how sloppy and just plain stupid some people can be, Al Qaeda has once again forgotten to get the one thing we needed from the store: milk. How many times have we said "Why don't you just write it down? You know, make a list of the items we need?" But no, Mr. Al, too stubborn to listen to anyone, just goes la-la-la all the way down to the market like some school girl high on licorice, and once again wastes all of our time. Oh, and he forgot we were wiretapped. Again. 'Cause that's a hard one to remember. I wish I could quit him. Read below the fold...
Submitted by shystee on Tue, 02/07/2006 - 12:54am
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- What is it?
I can't tell you what it is: It's a black box special. It's the newest and latest but I can't tell you any details. That's why it's fifty bucks, know what I'm saying?
- Why am I going to buy something if I can't see it?
You're not understanding the black box special. It's a closed box. No questions asked. But you get something that's worth like a hundred times more than fifty bucks. Trust me. Read below the fold...
Submitted by lambert on Mon, 02/06/2006 - 10:29pm
Submitted by lambert on Mon, 02/06/2006 - 9:42pm
Yes, the VRWC shouting heads lecture Democrats on how to be polite--and all the time they call us traitors. We're not Civil. We're not Dignified. And now they've come up with a new one. Via Media Matters, one of the editors of the WSJ's wingnut editorial page has come up with a new one. On FUX, naturally: Read below the fold...
Submitted by lambert on Mon, 02/06/2006 - 8:45pm
Relax, there's no longer any question that His Royal Lieness rules by divine right--He's told us so Himself! From today's New Yorker, a profile of Bush speechwriter Michael Gerson: Read below the fold...