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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 […]

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 […]

Karen Hughes “Tries” to Make News

A bit of classic reporting of the bungling Karen Hughes in the Mid-East from the NY Times … Karen Hughes, the under secretary of state for public diplomacy, tried to make news in the Middle East by defending unpopular U.S. policies.

George Clooney’s “Good Night, and Good Luck”

The WaPo has a video interview of George Clooney about his upcoming movie, “Good Night and Good Luck.” It looks to be a powerful, must see film, given the correlation of current events to the movie. At a time where we have witnessed our media taking on the role of pushing propaganda to the American […]