Month: September 2005

Charts and more charts

The following charts, based mostly on data from the Office of Management and Budget, display the growth of the federal government since the 1960–1963 period. Sea Ice Decline IntensifiesSummer Arctic sea ice falls far below average for fourth year, winter …

Throngs tell Bush and Co. where to go…

The poet Sharon Olds, winner of a National Book Critics Circle Award and professor of creative writing at New York University, was invited along with a number of other writers by First Lady Laura Bush to read from their works. …

Google reacts to google-bombing

Christian Exodus has a mission… Founder, Cory Burnell (who remains in California) is, “…coordinating the move of thousands of Christians to South Carolina for the express purpose of re-establishing Godly, constitutional government.” Google Bombers are also on a mission… regarding …

Kelo v. New London

My apologies to any regular readers for failing to post anything at all lately… ‘nuf said, here’s today’s thread: Joan Claybrook is president of Public Citizen. Previously, she was head of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in the …

Hurricane Links…

Webshots Member Photos: Hurricane Katrina August 29, 2005 Many musicians in New Orleans are not famous but they make up the soul of NOLA Jazz. Find out more about them and lend a hand at the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra …

Hurricane Exit Strategy

On 8/31/2005 the Rude One posted the following…The Hurricane Exit Strategy: “At some point here, some wise, ambitious, and none-too-cynical member of Congress, perhaps Chuck Hagel, perhaps Russ Feingold, needs to say the obvious: Hurricane Katrina offers the ultimate exit …