Month: April 2006

Hail to the Chief

Charlie Savage, Boston Globe Staff reports on April 30, 2006…Bush challenges hundreds of lawsPresident cites powers of his office WASHINGTON – President Bush has quietly claimed the authority to disobey more than 750 laws enacted since he took office, asserting …

Fighting the Protestant Ethnic

It started with another random discovery… The Attack of the Viral Campaign Ads and proceeded to an e-mail message containing the lyrics to I’m The Decider (Koo-Koo-Ka-Choo) I am me and Rummy’s he, Iraq is free and we are all …

Multi-media

This animation illustrates the failure of…The Nuclear Bunker Buster – Robust Nuclear Earth Penetrator as an effective weapon and explains the threat to life and health for millions of civilians that lie within the scope of impact and the range …

Smoking Gun Fatigue

“We have reached smoking gun fatigue.” says Swanson, founder of After Downing Street. “We have new memos and testimony every week on the war lies.” See former Col. Ann Wright and David Swanson speaking to a San Diego business group …

McKinney Blues…

Norvel notes: Another new reason I hate cell phones… now they’re being used as weapons! How many incidents of whacking or throwing them have taken place in the last year? At least it didn’t happen much when they first came …

Remembering Desmond Doss

Thanks to Russell Wallace (and CNN!) for the following: Decorated conscientious objector buried with honorsServed as medic in World War II CHATTANOOGA, Tennessee (AP) – The only conscientious objector to receive a Medal of Honor in World War II has …

Gerrymandering District 22

A visit to Juanita’s, The World’s Most Dangerous Beauty Salon Inc., might help to explain how this map and Texas politics in general have gotten so bent out of shape.