Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Rove's Car Gets Pranked

Karl Rove's Jaguar got wrapped in plastic while parked next to the West Wing. There was also a couple of stuffed eagles and a "I Love Barack Obama" bumper sticker.

Friday, August 24, 2007

Nugent to Obama: "Suck on My Machine Gun"

During a recent performance, musician Ted Nugent joked about killing Senators Barak Obama and Barbara Boxer.
"Obama, he's a piece of shit, and I told him to suck on my machine gun," Nugent said in front of a screaming crowd as he brandishes what appear to be two large assault rifles.

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Yup, Private Sector Assists in Spying

National Intelligence Director Mike McConnell seems to have confirmed what many people already knew: Private companies have been assisting the government in its warrantless domestic spying.
At the end of the interview, McConnell cautioned reporter Chris Roberts that he should consider whether enemies of the U.S. could gain from the information he just shared in the interview, Roberts said. McConnell left it to the paper to decide what to publish.

Suspended for Sketching a Gun

A 13 year old student at Payne Junior High in Chandler, Arizona has been suspended from school for a crude sketch of a gun. Well, it sort of looks like a gun, I guess.
"We understand that there was zero tolerance and the sketch could look like a gun, but the way this was handled was so horribly wrong," Paula Mosteller said. "Hopefully, when my son goes back to school on Friday this will all be behind him. But a school accusing a child like this can have a huge effect on a child for the rest of his life."

Friday, August 17, 2007

Army Suicides Highest in 26 Years

A new military report says the suicide rate among Army soldiers is the highest in 26 years, with a quarter of the deaths occurring while on duty in Iraq or Afghanistan.
"In addition, there was a significant relationship between suicide attempts and number of days deployed" in Iraq, Afghanistan or nearby countries where troops are participating in the war effort, it said. The same pattern seemed to hold true for those who not only attempted, but succeeded in killing themselves.
via HuffPost

Tony Snow Quitting Due to Cash?

During an interview, White House Press Secretary Tony Snow told Hugh Hewitt there will likely be more resignations from the White House within "the next month or two". Snow also said he'll probably be resigning pretty soon, because he's running out of money.
I've already made it clear I'm not going to be able to go the distance, but that's primarily for financial reasons. I've told people when my money runs out, then I've got to go.

via ThinkProgress

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

D.C. Orders Removal of Anti-War Posters

Officials in Washington D.C. are reportedly ordering The ANSWER Coalition to remove several hundred posters announcing the September 15 march on Washington. The protest is timed to coincide with the release of a report the White House is preparing regarding "progress" in Iraq. Authorities say the posters must be removed because the adhesive used to display the posters doesn't meet city standards. Sarah Sloan, the staff coordinator for the coalition doesn't agree.
"This is a definitely a calculated political move aimed at disrupting the demonstration, which has been organised on a day when the world's eyes will be on Washington for the Petraeus report," she said.

White House Will Write Sept. Report

The expected September report by General Petraeus on progress in the Iraq War won't be written by General Petraeus, but by the White House.
Despite Bush's repeated statements that the report will reflect evaluations by Petraeus and Ryan Crocker, the U.S. ambassador to Iraq, administration officials said it would actually be written by the White House, with inputs from officials throughout the government.

via tpm

Monday, August 13, 2007

I'm With Stupid