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Sorry to Burst the Bubble

Ron posted some quips from Slate’s review of “Inside the Bubble” earlier tonight. I’m not one to tout what Faux News has to say, but clearly a bit too much was made of “Inside the Bubble” earlier this week. Even Faux conclused that in their review… Empty ‘Bubble’ You may have heard buzz about a […]

GAO Rules Bush Propaganda Illegal

Things just seem to get worse and worse for the Bush Administration. Public opinion of them is low, and most believe that their domestic agenda is virtually dead. Now they can’t even legally continue one of their methods of increasing support. The New York Times reports that Buying of News by Bush’s Aides Is Ruled […]

Inside The Bubble Says Little About Campaign

As we suspected from the initial clips, Inside the Bubble was more hype than anything which would provide any meaningful insight into the 2004 campaign Slate was not very impressed with the movie: Unfortunately, Inside the Bubble, which premiered at the New York Television Festival Thursday, doesn’t do much to answer those questions. The movie […]

Fire and Brimstone

Hat tip to the Talent Show for this: For those of you distraught over the confirmation of Chief Justice John Roberts, you’ll appreciate the headline / photo juxtaposition on the front page of today’s L.A. Times : “Bush’s pick to head the Supreme Court was sworn in today. In other news, the gates of hell […]

John Kerry’s Floor Statement on the Introduction of the Small Business Hurricane Relief and Reconstruction Act

The following is the text of John Kerry’s Floor Statement on the Introduction of the Small Business Hurricane Relief and Reconstruction Act from today, Friday, September 30, 2005. Mr. KERRY: Mr. President, today I join with Senator Snowe, the chair of our Committee, and our colleagues, Senators Landrieu and Vitter, to introduce a bill to […]

Feinstein Urges GAO to Investigate SBA Disaster Relief and Faulty Computerized Loan Processing System

Senator Dianne Feinstein urged the GAO to Investigate SBA Disaster Relief and faulty computerized loan processing system, today, citing reports of over 28,000 outstanding SBA Disaster Relief Loans from an article in today’s, USA Today. Washington, DC – U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) is urging the General Accountability Office (GAO) to investigate claims of computer […]

Wading Through the River of Republican Corruption

Every day the river gets deeper, and I’m not talking about the Mississippi. It’s the river of Republican corruption, that I am referring to — and the river Denial that keeps some in the media still spouting GOP talking points. Earlier this week Ron and I both pointed out a recent example of this from […]

Day 3 of Los Angeles County Burning

21,000 acres (more than 32 square miles) have burnt in wildfires across Los Angeles and Ventura Counties in the past 3 days. The initial fire broke out “just before 2 p.m. on Wednesday on the north side of the Ronald Reagan (118) Freeway”, in the north-western end of the San Fernando Valley. By that evening […]