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Amy Sherman-Palladino To Leave Gilmore Girls

This is far bigger news than the shake-ups in the White House of a lame duck President. In the saddest moment for television dialog since Aaron Sorkin left The West Wing, Amy Sherman-Palladino and Dan Palladino announced they will leave as executive producers of The Gilmore Girls at the end of this season. They will […]

Fake Doctor Gives Free Breast Exams

What’s this world coming to? First we got a fake President (thanks to irregularities in Florida) who is virtually raping the country and world. Now we have a fake doctor in Florida offering free breast exams and sexually assaulting women who accept the offer and allow him into their appartment. The moral of the story […]

Bush’s Cleaning Lady Might Get Dumped

The New York Times reports that “Bush’s cleaning lady,” as critics on both the left and right referred to her in just when nominated for the Supreme Court, may be on the way out. Harriet Miers might be removed as White House Counsel. It is understandable that Joshua Bolten, the new White House Chief of […]

Medical Marijuana a Casualty in Bush War on Science

The New York Times reports that the F.D.A. Dismisses Medical Benefit From Marijuana. One of the costs of the Bush Administration’s war on science is that we no longer believe such claims from the government, denying the medical profession, and the public, the benefits we previously received of unbiased scientific analysis. The FDA says there […]

John Kerry ‘Thinking Hard’ About 2008 Run

Speaking from the Latin Economic Forum at the United Nations today, John Kerry said “he was seriously thinking about another White House bid in 2008 and will decide before the year is out.” “I will make that decision toward the end of the year, but I’m thinking about it hard,” Kerry said in response to […]

The Purple Party

Kurt Andersen proposes the Purple Party in New York Magazine. Andersen typically votes for Democrats nationally, often without entheusiasm, and socially liberal Republicans in New York. He describes what he would like to see in a new moderate party. The Carpetbagger Report does a fine job in summing up this long article by noting he […]

We Face A Crisis Without Equal

Editor and Publisher notes many of the same trends we have. “Fox News poll this week shows his approval rating sinking to 33%, with grassroots Republicans abandoning Bush in droves.” “This week at Vanity Fair online, Carl Bernstein is calling for a Watergate-style congressional probe of possible high crimes and misdemeanors. Even Neil Young is […]

Fox News: Bush Approval Down to 33%

Fox News reports that Bush’s approval is down to 33%. That’s right, Fox News, Bush’s unofficial propaganda organ, places his approval below most other recent polls. Will this put a stop to the Bush Worshippers who have been claiming that Bush is rebounding in the polls, or that the low numbers come from biased news […]