I’m simultaneously appalled and amused…

MSNBC has a section on “Animal Peculiarity“. I found “Man bites panda in Beijing zoo as retribution” via their front page, which in turn led to that section. (I’m resisting the urge to file this under “morons” – my point is on the section, not on the Chinese fellow who wanted to pet a panda.)… Continue reading I’m simultaneously appalled and amused…

In Today’s News: Thailand?

Plenty of news out of Thailand, none of what is making it to the states agreeing with each other about what is exactly happening. There is a state of emergency, and rumors of a possible coup attempt. The web sites for Bangkok’s two English-language papers, the Bangkok Post and the Nation have been nearly uselessly… Continue reading In Today’s News: Thailand?

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In Today’s News: On the Lighter Side

World’s first hypo-allergenic cat Sept. 18 – There’s a new solution for cat lovers allergic to cats. San Diego based company Allerca says it has successfully produced the world’s first hypoallergenic cat, something that could allow allergic pet lovers to enjoy cats again. Paivthra George reports. SOUNDBITE: Stephen May, Allerca Spokesperson

Bush vs. the Bill of Rights

In an article on MSNBC, Senate committee rejects Bush anti-terror plan The president’s measure would go further than the Senate package in allowing classified evidence to be withheld from defendants in terror trials, using coerced testimony and protecting U.S. interrogators against prosecution for using methods that violate the Geneva Conventions. Lovely. Does anyone yet doubt… Continue reading Bush vs. the Bill of Rights

“Salon sums it up.”

Via Troy, on DBA: How bad is he? Bush ran as a moderate, tacked right and governed ineffectually — before 9/11. Since then he’s become the most radical American president in history — and arguably the worst. Editor’s note: Following is the introduction to Sidney Blumenthal’s new book, “How Bush Rules: Chronicles of a Radical… Continue reading “Salon sums it up.”

Andy’s back!

Via MyDD: Electoral-Vote.com which preoccupied many of us during the 2004 campaign, has now released their 2006 Senate page. I know I will be checking in a couple of times every day. It certainly was one of my favorite sites in the run-up to the 2004 election, and it’s run by a well-known computer science… Continue reading Andy’s back!

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