Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Deal Lets Big Farms Skirt Pollution Fines - Yahoo! News

Deal Lets Big Farms Skirt Pollution Fines - Yahoo! News

Monday, January 30, 2006

Report: 8M With Birth Defects Each Year - Yahoo! News

Report: 8M With Birth Defects Each Year - Yahoo! News

Is the SBA Hurting Small Business? - Yahoo! News

Is the SBA Hurting Small Business?

I'll save you the trouble of readin it...the answer is yes.

Religious Groups Get Chunk of AIDS Money - Yahoo! News

Religious Groups Get Chunk of AIDS Money - Yahoo! News

Yeah this makes sense...not.

Sunday, January 29, 2006

ABC News: Lawmakers Push Bush on Abramoff Contacts

ABC News: Lawmakers Push Bush on Abramoff Contacts

Mixed U.S. Signals Helped Tilt Haiti Toward Chaos - New York Times

Mixed U.S. Signals Helped Tilt Haiti Toward Chaos - New York Times

US Army forces 50,000 soldiers into extended duty - Yahoo! News

US Army forces 50,000 soldiers into extended duty - Yahoo! News

Can lying serve national interest? - Yahoo! News

Can lying serve national interest? - Yahoo! News

CNN.com - Poll: Most think Bush is failing second term - Jan 26, 2006

CNN.com - Poll: Most think Bush is failing second term - Jan 26, 2006

Saturday, January 28, 2006

A REPUBLIC OF LIES - Yahoo! News

A REPUBLIC OF LIES - Yahoo! News

Friday, January 27, 2006

Bloomberg.com: U.S.

Bloomberg.com: U.S.

Thursday, January 26, 2006

The Dick....Cheney

The Dick....Cheney: "Baghdad
'Once you get to Baghdad, it's not clear what you do
with it. It's not clear what kind of government you
put in place of the one that's currently there now.
Is it going to be a Shia regime, a Sunni regime, a
Kurdish regime? Or one that tilts toward the Baathists,
or one that tilts toward Islamic fundamentalists?
How much credibility is that going to have if it's
set up by the American military there? How long
does the United States military have to stay there
to protect the people that sign on for that government,
and what happens once we leave?'
Secretary of Defense
Dick Cheney 1991
Source:Richard Reeves http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&cid=123&ncid=742
&e=10&u=/ucrr/20041119/cm_ucrr/theargumentforcuttingandrunning"

Cheney, Rumsfeld Could Testify in EU Probe - Yahoo! News

Cheney, Rumsfeld Could Testify in EU Probe - Yahoo! News

Wednesday, January 25, 2006

Media Matters - In Today 's "Straight Talk" segment, Lauer didn't challenge McCain's misleading claims

Media Matters - In Today 's "Straight Talk" segment, Lauer didn't challenge McCain's misleading claims

Monday, January 23, 2006

CNN.com - Pakistan PM:�CIA attack reports 'bizarre' - Jan 23, 2006

CNN.com - Pakistan PM:�CIA attack reports 'bizarre' - Jan 23, 2006

As Profits Soar, Companies Pay U.S. Less for Gas Rights - New York Times

As Profits Soar, Companies Pay U.S. Less for Gas Rights - New York Times

World Can't Wait | Drive Out the Bush Regime

World Can't Wait | Drive Out the Bush Regime

Sunday, January 22, 2006

Pictures surface of Bush and disgraced lobbyist - Yahoo! News

Pictures surface of Bush and disgraced lobbyist - Yahoo! News

SocietyGuardian.co.uk | Health | NHS told: put money before medicine

SocietyGuardian.co.uk | Health | NHS told: put money before medicine

After all, it's not how many lives can we save, it's how much money can we make off the damn thing...right Republicans?

Six Ex-EPA Chiefs Urge Bush to Curb Global Warming

Six Ex-EPA Chiefs Urge Bush to Curb Global Warming

Saturday, January 21, 2006

WASHINGTONIAN: Capital Comment

Bush and Abramoff - Say Cheese?

Confined Space

Confined Space

Medicare mess portends badly for new drug plan - Yahoo! News

Medicare mess portends badly for new drug plan - Yahoo! News

Sen. Burns Can't Escape Abramoff's Shadow - Yahoo! News

Sen. Burns Can't Escape Abramoff's Shadow - Yahoo! News

Friday, January 20, 2006

Suits filed to freeze Haitian deportations - The Boston Globe

Suits filed to freeze Haitian deportations - The Boston Globe


I sure wish more attention was being paid to Haiti as it is very similar to the Ivory Coast situation.

guampdn - www.guampdn.com - Hagatna, GU

Former director bows out

Eric Boehlert: How The Press Played Dumb About The K Street Project - Yahoo! News

Eric Boehlert: How The Press Played Dumb About The K Street Project - Yahoo! News

Curiouser and curiouser...

Thursday, January 19, 2006

Slaughter in Iraq

Slaughter in Iraq: " The Associated Press is reporting about an all out slaughter that took place over the past two days in the area of the downed American Helicopter. Warning, this report is not for the faint of heart but for the Chickenhawks I would say this is recommended reading material. Thirty people were dragged from their vehicles yesterday and were fatally shot -- execution-style -- in farming areas in Nibaei, a town near Dujail, about 50 miles north of Baghdad, said police Lt. Qahtan al-Hashmawi. "

AOL News - More Than 3,200 Still Missing From Katrina

AOL News - More Than 3,200 Still Missing From Katrina

And I just heard that Brown was at a ski resort saying how he was wrong not to ask for help and that the Hurricane was way to big to deal with for such a small and ineffective agency as FEMA.

So, "it wasn't me it was the agency that I made completely ineffective" seems to be his approach now. It's good to know that the man responsible for such a huge catastrophe is free to go from country club to ski resort and talk about this as if it was just another failed polo match where he didn't get word out in time to bring the sponsors to the table.

Detour triggers killings - PittsburghLIVE.com

Detour triggers killings - PittsburghLIVE.com

This is a gut-wrenching view of just two days in Iraq. I would hope that every politician that voted to grant Bush the power to start this war would read it and see what a grave mistake they made.

Wednesday, January 18, 2006

MyDD :: Illegal Airstrikes Always Get Their Man

MyDD :: Illegal Airstrikes Always Get Their Man

The Barking Dingo: Out of the Frying Pan and Into the Fire

The Barking Dingo: Out of the Frying Pan and Into the Fire

Belfast Telegraph

Belfast Telegraph

CBC: The Fifth Estate - Sticks and Stones

CBC: The Fifth Estate - Sticks and Stones

Tuesday, January 17, 2006

BobGeiger.com: Poll Says 39 Percent of Americans are Morons

BobGeiger.com: Poll Says 39 Percent of Americans are Morons

Hotline's Chuck Todd ignored key fact in stating that Bradley, too, was a member of CAP

Media Matters - Hotline's Chuck Todd ignored key fact in stating that Bradley, too, was a member of CAP

Monday, January 16, 2006

ummmm

: "DCAA Audit Report No. 3311-2004K17900055
Below are the first ten pages of the Defense Department Contract Audit Agency audit, as redacted and submitted to international auditors. Click on the redactions to reveal the original audit text. (Text remaining grayed-out contains identifying information that will not be revealed.)

JUMP TO FIRST REDACTION



DEFENSE CONTRACT AUDIT AGENCY


AUDIT REPORT NO. 3311-2004K17900055


October 8, 2004

PREPARED FOR: Procuring Contracting Officer

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Fort Worth District

ATTN: Contract Specialist (Vernon Vann)

819 Taylor Street, Room 2A19

Fort Worth, Texas 76102



PREPARED BY: DCAA Arlington Branch Office

"

AlterNet: The Shameless and Spineless

AlterNet: The Shameless and Spineless

I'm growing to like Will Durst.

Saturday, January 14, 2006

Mr. Bush, You Can Stop Protecting Me Now

Mr. Bush, You Can Stop Protecting Me Now

Nice work SusanG. This is an article, every politician should read.

Friday, January 13, 2006

Daily Kos: Support the MyDD Polling Project

Daily Kos: Support the MyDD Polling Project: "Support the MyDD Polling Project
by lutton [Subscribe]
Thu Jan 12, 2006 at 05:24:53 PM PDT
I noticed this post by Chris over at MyDD:
Oh, this is so exciting! Thank you all so much!
As of 2:53pm, 136 of you guys had raised $6629 for the poll. While we need to raise $16K for the entire project, we only need $7500 in order to start the phone calls. That means we are only $871 away from putting the poll in the field.
As soon as we have the $7500, we will send the money to Joel Wright. After that we can start the poll as early as this weekend, and as late as Tuesday.
We are almost halfway there. I have seen the final questionnaire--and it is really exciting stuff. I should be able to give you guys a look soon.
So I wanted to find out more, and it is really interesting stuff:"

Thursday, January 12, 2006

Lobbyists' scandal has a K Street home - Americas - International Herald Tribune

Lobbyists' scandal has a K Street home - Americas - International Herald Tribune

MyDD :: Judge Alito Poses a Direct Threat to Women's Right in America

MyDD :: Judge Alito Poses a Direct Threat to Women's Right in America



Former Rep. Elizabeth Holtzman, in Article, Calls for Impeachment Proceedings Against Bush

Former Rep. Elizabeth Holtzman, in Article, Calls for Impeachment Proceedings Against Bush

Hmmmm....

AlterNet: The Impeachment of George W. Bush

AlterNet: The Impeachment of George W. Bush

Recommended reading for those who need some history lessons.

MyDD :: 14 Top Legal Eagles Say NSA Taps Illegal - The Right Is Oddly Silent

MyDD :: 14 Top Legal Eagles Say NSA Taps Illegal - The Right Is Oddly Silent

Wednesday, January 11, 2006

The Political Switchboard -> A judge that lies.

The Political Switchboard -> A judge that lies.: "'A judge can't have any agenda,' said Alito over and over and over at the Senate Confirmation Hearings. But then I thought back to yesterday's testimony when he was discussing an Apellate Court decision in which he described the judges their as being in two camps, one camp was pro-employer and one camp was pro-employee.

So I guess a judge can have an agenda Mr. Alito and your agenda is very clear. To award a woman who suffered racial discrimination at the hands of her employer in front of co-workers a measly $150,000 that was to include lawyer fees for a case that went through three courts is like spitting on the person discriminated against. And it certainly is no deterrent for the employer not to repeat the mistake.

And oh did the Republicans flaunt that one as being proof that you aren't a racist. Only in their blurred vision of Viagra, Champagne and Tinted Windows would they think that this was proof of a well adjusted individual.

The thing is, I know he will be approved and I know he will back Bush all the way to the gas chamber...so what's an American Citizen to do? "

Guardian Unlimited | Special reports | US army in Iraq institutionally racist, claims British officer

Guardian Unlimited | Special reports | US army in Iraq institutionally racist, claims British officer

Tuesday, January 10, 2006

MyDD :: The MyDD Polling Project: Lock and Load

MyDD :: The MyDD Polling Project: Lock and Load: "The MyDD Polling Project: Lock and Load"

Did Washington wives benefit from Abramoff? - Countdown with Keith Olbermann - MSNBC.com

Did Washington wives benefit from Abramoff? - Countdown with Keith Olbermann - MSNBC.com

tsk tsk tsk

Monday, January 09, 2006

A Donor Who Had Big Allies - Los Angeles Times

A Donor Who Had Big Allies - Los Angeles Times

Man Oh Man!

Sunday, January 08, 2006

AlterNet: Rights and Liberties: An NSA Whistleblower Speaks Out

AlterNet: Rights and Liberties: An NSA Whistleblower Speaks Out

Iraq needs progress for US to keep spending - Yahoo! News

Iraq needs progress for US to keep spending - Yahoo! News

Daily Kos: Swiss paper confirms existence of Torture camps in Europe

Daily Kos: Swiss paper confirms existence of Torture camps in Europe

Great photos too!

12 more dead Americans

Bloomberg.com: Top Worldwide: "All twelve passengers and crew were killed when a U.S. military helicopter crashed late last night in northern Iraq, said the U.S. military today. The cause of the crash is being investigated, it said."

Saturday, January 07, 2006

Media Lick the Hand That Feeds Them

Media Lick the Hand That Feeds Them

Slurp it up guys...I hope you got chickenwire in front of your stage because your gig just ended.

CNN.com - Tyco acknowledges ties to convicted lobbyist - Jan 5, 2006

CNN.com - Tyco acknowledges ties to convicted lobbyist - Jan 5, 2006

Read the entire article....please.

Sago Mine Disaster Indicts Deregulation | The Progressive

Sago Mine Disaster Indicts Deregulation | The Progressive

You're Damn Straight Matt.

Treasonous Devices: Weapons of Mass Surveillance | CorrenteWire

Treasonous Devices: Weapons of Mass Surveillance | CorrenteWire

Oh My!

Guardian Unlimited | World Latest | DeLay's Decision Won't End GOP Troubles

Guardian Unlimited | World Latest | DeLay's Decision Won't End GOP Troubles

Chron.com | DeLay-linked group funded by Abramoff clients

Chron.com | DeLay-linked group funded by Abramoff clients

CNN.com - Has Bush gone too far? - Jan 3, 2006

CNN.com - Has Bush gone too far? - Jan 3, 2006

Friday, January 06, 2006

CNN.com - U.N. says�millions in Africa�on 'brink of starvation' - Jan 6, 2006

CNN.com - U.N. says�millions in Africa�on 'brink of starvation' - Jan 6, 2006

House GOP Calls for DeLay Replacement - Yahoo! News

House GOP Calls for DeLay Replacement - Yahoo! News

Homeland Security opening private mail - U.S. Security - MSNBC.com

Homeland Security opening private mail - U.S. Security - MSNBC.com

Thursday, January 05, 2006

VOA News - Suicide Attack in Afghanistan Kills 10

VOA News - Suicide Attack in Afghanistan Kills 10: "Afghan officials say a suicide bomber has killed 10 people in a local market, as the U.S. ambassador to Afghanistan held talks nearby with local officials."

ABC News: Heavy Bloodshed Wracks Iraq Again

ABC News: Heavy Bloodshed Wracks Iraq Again

Bring our Troops HOME!

Media Matters - Robertson blamed Sharon stroke on policy of "dividing God's land"

Media Matters - Robertson blamed Sharon stroke on policy of "dividing God's land"


Gotta love those Fundamentalists .... or not.

Wednesday, January 04, 2006

Bush to Give Up $6,000 Linked to Abramoff - Yahoo! News

Bush to Give Up $6,000 Linked to Abramoff - Yahoo! News

Suicide Blast Kills at Least 30 in Iraq - Yahoo! News

Suicide Blast Kills at Least 30 in Iraq - Yahoo! News

More than 100 mourners were standing in a cemetery for the burial of a nephew of the director of the Muqdadiyah hospital when the explosion went off, leaving tombstones stained with blood, police said.

Tuesday, January 03, 2006

Support for Bush drops among US military: poll - Yahoo! News

Support for Bush drops among US military: poll - Yahoo! News

Monday, January 02, 2006

The Smirking Chimp

The Smirking Chimp

Former top US justice official objected to Bush spy program - Yahoo! News

Former top US justice official objected to Bush spy program - Yahoo! News

2theadvocate.com: News - Bush, Cheney flagrantly abused power 01/02/06

2theadvocate.com: News - Bush, Cheney flagrantly abused power 01/02/06

Sunday, January 01, 2006

3 Katrina evacuees in Texas die in shooting - Hurricanes' Aftermath - MSNBC.com

3 Katrina evacuees in Texas die in shooting - Hurricanes' Aftermath - MSNBC.com: "3 Katrina evacuees in Texas die in shooting
Man, woman, 14-year-old found dead in apparent murder-suicide"