Month: October 2005

Warmongers in retreat…

Bush Admin. Drops ‘Bunker-Buster’ PlanSen. Pete Domenici, R-N.M., said funding for the nuclear bunker-buster as part of the Energy Department’s fiscal 2006 budget has been dropped at the department’s request. “This is a true victory for a more rational nuclear …

In the trenches…

“Three years ago when the Congress and the country debated the resolution to give President Bush the authority to launch a preemptive war against Iraq, reference was often made to the lessons of Vietnam… There are many lessons, both of …

SUSA’s latest poll

Thanks to Robert Godfrey for the following details from SUSA’s latest 50-state Bush poll: Seven states actually gave Bush higher approval ratings than disapproval: Utah, Idaho, Wyoming, Alaska, Nebraska, Oklahoma and North Dakota. Two were a wash. Forty-one states are …

Plan Columbia

Bill Anderson sends the following: I saw an excellent presentation tonight, by a woman from Columbia. She is a human rights lawyer, and native Columbian. She was talking about “Plan Columbia”, the drug war supported by the Columbian government, but …

Catch Arianna on Judy

“So which way will it go? Will the Times save its journalistic soul by coming clean or will it serve up a mushy bowl of Judy-shielding pablum to avoid contradicting its editorial stance so far?” Don’t miss this… Catch-22 at …

Gas, oil… and pedal power

An energy consultant who’s privy to a lot of insider information about the hurricane damage to the US energy infrastructure from Katrina and Rita provides the following report: 21 natural gas processing plants with a total daily capacity of 13.1 …

I Love Paris in the Fall

“I love pink, I love Barbies, and pink’s the favorite color of my whole life,” Paris Hilton is saying at a shutterbug press conference. “I think every girl loves pink.” Through it all, Paris is sporting a limited-edition watch from …