Google Compliant With Censorship
From Raw Story
Google has becoming increasingly compliant to government requests to block purportedly sensitive information -- including images of Tibet, military installations and even a General Electric research plant -- according to a new report prepared by the Open Source Center for the Bush Administration's Director of National Intelligence Mike McConnell and reports circulated online about areas Google has blocked or blurred.
The War Against Boobs
Having large breasts is not a crime
Lesbian Ejected From Fed Building
From the Daily News
A routine trip to the Social Security office Monday turned into 30 minutes of shock, disbelief and irritation for Lapriss Gilbert, who was forced to leave the federal building by a guard who objected to her "lesbian.com" T-shirt.
POW! POW! POW!
The Wrinkly White Haired GuyTM
was a POW
in the '60s.
This is the answer to everything.
Got that? Don't forget it!
You Can't Do It, My Friend
The Wrinkly White Haired GuyTM
once offered $50/hour
to anyone who would work a full season picking lettuce in Yuma Arizona. No word yet from the campaign as to whether the offer still stands.
"Now, my friends, I'll offer anybody here fifty dollars an hour if you'll go pick lettuce in Yuma this season and pick for the whole season. So, ok, sign up! Ok, when you sign up, you sign up, and you'll be there for the whole season, the whole season, ok, not just one day. Because you can't do it, my friend."via dailykos
Again With Being a P.O.W.
Apparently that's why
the Wrinkly White Haired GuyTM
McCain's Fabulous Life
The Wrinkly White Haired GuyTM
can't remember how many homes
His staff says at least
four, Obama says seven
, others say ten
McCain Wasn't Tortured
Well, at least according to
the Bush administration.
Cheney denies that McCain was tortured; as does Bush. So do John Yoo and David Addington and George Tenet. In the one indisputably authentic version of the story of a Vietnamese guard showing compassion, McCain talks of the agony of long-time standing. A quarter century later, Don Rumsfeld was putting his signature to memos lengthening the agony of "long-time standing" that victims of Bush's torture regime would have to endure. These torture techniques are, according to the president of the United States, merely "enhanced interrogation."via kos
Jews, Christians, and Muslims
The Wrinkly White Haired GuyTM
is a bit unclear
on some concepts.
McCain Blogger Apologizes to D&D Players
Gingrich Brings On Teh Stoopid
So Sen. Obama was urging you to go out and enrich Big Oil by inflating your tires instead of buying gas.
No "Cone of Silence" at Saddleback
Despite assurances from Reverend Rick Warren that "we have safely placed Senator McCain in a cone of silence"
, it has now come out that the Wrinkly White Haired GuyTM
was not isolated, but was actually in his motorcade
traveling to Saddleback Church while Senator Obama was being questioned.
Later, when Rev. Warren asked the GOP candidate "Was the cone of silence comfortable that you were in just now?"
, the Arizona Senator didn't correct the impression, but instead indicated that he had
been sequestered away by joking "I was trying to hear through the wall."
Now his campaign is complaining loudly
, and once again
invoking the Senator's POW status 40 years ago, about the suggestion that he may have been listening to his opponent's answers while traveling to the church. Why his history as a POW during the 1960's is relevant to the present incident has not been explained.via tpm
Bush Buzzed in Beijing?
Gawker is on the case
Is McCain Gay For Obama?
If not, why is his campaign obsessing over this
CNN Asks: Obama the Anti-Christ?
It's Elizabeth's Fault
Some fat guy is suggesting
it's Elizabeth Edwards fault her husband was unfaithful. And of course he does it in a very
LIMBAUGH: OK, we're back. Ladies and gentleman, my theory that I just explained to you about why -- you know, what could have John Edwards' motivations been to have the affair with Rielle Hunter, given his wife is smarter than he is and probably nagging him a lot about doing this, and he found somebody that did something with her mouth other than talk. I think I can back this up from her.
McCain: Iraq Not So Serious
The Wrinkly White Haired GuyTM is saying
the Russian/Georgia conflict is "the first probably serious crisis internationally since the end of the Cold War"
. I wonder how that'll go over with our troops.via Atrios
McCain, Presumptuous Much?
Remember a few weeks ago when some folks said
Barack Obama was acting too much like the President before he was even elected? Well now some are saying the Wrinkly White Haired GuyTM
is doing the same thing
, but in a much more dangerous way.
Free Speech Zones: DNC
From The Colorado Independent
Denver officials weren't planning to reveal details about where activists would be detained in the event of mass arrests during the Democratic National Convention until after the event had started, but those plans were quickly dashed this week when CBS 4News reporter Rick Sallinger not only revealed that protesters would be locked up in a city-owned warehouse, but he also obtained clear video footage inside the facility, a building that includes barbed wire-topped cages and signs warning of stun-gun use.
Free Speech Zones: RNC
Impeach for Peace, a Minnesota-based group which plans to demonstrate at the upcoming Republican National Convention at St. Paul's Xcel Energy Center, has sued for space to demonstrate within sight and hearing of convention attendees.
Detainee Dies of Neglect
Hiu Lui Ng, a 34 year old immigrant, in custody since last summer for overstaying a visa, has died of cancer
, which had gone undiagnosed and untreated by U.S. authorities. His lawyers say officials accused Ng of lying when he complained of severe pain, and refused his pleas for independent medical attention.
Instead, the affidavits say, guards at the Donald W. Wyatt Detention Facility in Central Falls, R.I., dragged him from his bed on July 30, carried him in shackles to a car, bruising his arms and legs, and drove him two hours to a federal lockup in Hartford, where an immigration officer pressured him to withdraw all pending appeals of his case and accept deportation.
Alcohol Abuse Up Among Combat Vets
A significant number of U.S. veterans back from wars in Iraq and Afghanistan begin abusing alcohol after returning, perhaps to cope with traumatic memories of combat, military researchers said on Tuesday.
Danziger Bridge Charges Dropped
Murder and attempted murder charges against seven New Orleans police officers, accused of killing two men crossing the Danziger Bridge after the New Orleans flooding, have been dropped
. The judge says prosecutors violated state law when questioning a policeman would was a witness in the case.
Conyers to Investigate Suskind Claims
U.S. House Judiciary Committee Chairman John Conyers has announced that his staff will investigate claims
of fraud made by Ron Suskind in his book The Way of the World: A Story of Truth and Hope in an Age of Extremism
"I am particularly troubled that the decision to disseminate this fabricated intelligence is alleged to have come from the highest reaches of the administration," Conyers said in a press release Tuesday evening. "The administration’s attempt to challenge Mr. Suskind’s reporting appears to have been effectively dismissed by the publication of the author’s interview recordings and transcripts. I have instructed my staff to conduct a careful review of Mr. Suskind’s allegations and the role played by senior administration officials in this matter."
Dalai Lama: The Crackdown Continues
The Dalai Lama accused China Wednesday of pursuing its crackdown in Tibet in spite of the Olympic Games, French lawmakers said following talks with the exiled Tibetan spiritual leader.
Hot Chicks Dig Obama
The Wrinkly White Haired GuyTM continues
Now with even more young white women
FBI to Reporters: Sorry About That.
FBI Director Mueller has apologized to the Washington Post and New York Times for the agency's inappropriate gathering of phone records of reporters and researchers working for the two papers. Now there are calls
for further investigation.
"[T]he new revelations about the improper collection of reporters' phone records -- combined with the general reports on the misuse of [National Security Letters] and exigent letters -- create a troubling impression of deliberate wrongdoing or serious negligence at the FBI," the senators wrote in a letter to Mueller Monday. "Together, these revelations underscore the importance of vigorous congressional oversight and suggest that additional legislation may be needed."
Mukasey Won't Prosecute DoJ Officials
He criticized them
, but that's all he's going to do.
But, he told delegates to the American Bar Association annual meeting, "not every wrong, or even every violation of the law, is a crime. In this instance, the two joint reports found only violations of the civil service laws."
McCain Questions Obama's Patriotism
Lip Syncing at the Olympics
Yang Peiyi, the seven-year-old who won a national competition to sing at the Olympics' opening ceremony, was judged too ugly
(because of crooked teeth) by a member of the Chinese politburo and prevented from singing. Instead, nine-year-old Lin Miaoke, the girl in a red dress who appeared at the ceremonies, was actually lip syncing to a recording of Yang Peiyi.
"The reason was for the national interest," explained Chen Qigang, general music designer of the opening ceremonies, who revealed the deception during a Sunday radio interview. "The child on camera should be flawless in image, internal feeling and expression."
Elizabeth Edwards Writes
At Daily Kos
The "Ad is a Lie"
That's the response
to the latest smear from the Wrinkly White Haired GuyTM
. You know, the guy who wears $500 shoes
, owns many homes and several ranches
, is himself 40 times wealthier
than his opponent
, flies in a corporate jet
owned by his wife, who is said to be worth over $100,000,000
, though she refuses
to say how much.
reveals how deeply envious he is of the young and popular.
Though I guess it's better than suggesting
he's the Anti-Christ.
Proud to be Ignorant
McCain for Miss Buffalo Chip!
I guess this is better
than calling her a trollop.UPDATE:
A noun, a verb, and POW
Conservatives in Congress Boo Vets
Last Friday, conservatives in the House began booing
when statements from veterans groups were read. Perhaps they'd rather win elections than honor those who've served.
No Warrants, FBI Seizes Library Computers
Without a court order, FBI agents removed two computers
from the C. Burr Artz Library in Maryland.
Darrell Batson, director of Frederick County Public Libraries, said two FBI employees came to the downtown Frederick library either Wednesday or Thursday. The agents removed two public computers from the library's second floor. They told him they were taking the units back to their office in Washington, D.C., Batson said.via /.
Ten senior Hess Corporation executives and/or members of the Hess family each gave $28,500 to the joint RNC-McCain fundraising committee, just days after McCain reversed himself to favor offshore drilling, according to Federal Election Commission reports.
Westboro Baptist Church Burns
The "God Hates Fags"
church sustained several thousands dollars worth of damage during the Saturday morning fire
. Guess who they blame
"No doubt the work of fags or fag sympathizers," Rev. Fred Phelps said in a recent YouTube message of the Saturday morning fire that broke out at Westboro Baptist Church.via rawstory
The First Wal-Mart Trade Union
Is in China
Tire Gauge Politics
"Barack Obama stood up at a speech recently and said that one of the things that is really important from energy policy from his standpoint is to check the pressure in our tires, so here's a tire gauge and you can go out in the parking lot here and check your tires. Now, that's an interesting thing — we want you to have good pressure in your tires, you know, it will very mildly add to your fuel efficiency — but checking the air pressure in your tires is not an energy policy for the United States of America," Pawlenty said.via atrios
Happy Birthday Senator Obama
He is 47 years old today.
U.S. Hospitals Deporting Immigrants
The New Your Times is reporting
that hospitals in the U.S. are deporting immigrants, without any involvement from Federal authorities.
Many American hospitals are taking it upon themselves to repatriate seriously injured or ill immigrants because they cannot find nursing homes willing to accept them without insurance.
Bill Would Restrict Secret Executive Orders
Senators Russ Feingold and Sheldon Whitehouse have introduced a bill
which would prevent the President from rescinding or modifying publicly published Executive Orders in secret.
"No one disputes that a President can withdraw or revise an Executive Order at any time," Feingold said as he introduced the bill Thursday. "But abrogating a published Executive order without any public notice works a secret change in the law."
Report: U.S. Protected Karadzic
From the AFP
Bosnian Serb wartime leader Radovan Karadzic was protected by the United States until a CIA phone bug caught him breaking the terms of his 'deal', Serb newspaper Blic reported Saturday, quoting a US intelligence source.via rawstory
Talking in the Dark
G.O.P. members in the House are talking to themselves