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Another conservative ‘journalist’ paid with taxpayer funds

Yes, one more conservative columnist was paid with taxpayer money to promote the Bush agenda. Surprise. Surprise. Only this time it’s a paltry $21,500 vs. $241,000 that Armstrong Williams received… man, she sure got a raw deal… she must not have taken any negotiation classes in school. But shill she did for the proposed $300mm “Defense of Marriage” act… with ... Read More »

The Great Game part III: China & Venezuela

One of the under-reported parts of Condi Rice’s confirmation testimony was the grilling she received on Venezuela by Lincoln Chafee (R-RI). What’s up with Venezuela you ask? Well, it seems the Bushies are none too happy about the democratically elected President Hugo Chavez and see his government as a threat. A threat? How can that be? It’s just a country ... Read More »

Clooney vs. O’Reilly

In the never-ending cable news cycle, Bill O’Reilly is King. And he knows it. It matters not to the master of disinformation what the “facts” are or who he slanders, the great beast must be fed. Many have tried over the years to take on O’Reilly and provide their point of view, only to be shouted down, insulted, and ridiculed. ... Read More »

Onward Christian Soldiers.. aka the Tsunami victims will go to hell

I can’t even believe this, it is so antithical to any Christian beliefs, but, House Majority Leader Tom DeLay, in his twisted version of God’s will, chose to grace us with this verse from the Bible at a Congressional Prayer Service held on Tuesday January 4, 2004. First some context before DeLay’s wonderful interpretation and his outreach to humanity… The ... Read More »


As controversy continues to swirl surrounding the last Ukrainian election, one of the top election officials filed papers with the highest court asking for a “protective order” that would recuse him from being interviewed or testifying due to his status as a high-ranking public official, and accused the voters challenging the results of ‘frivolous conduct’ and abusive and unnecessary requests ... Read More »

The Revolutionary Mystery…

Subcomandante Marcos, the leader of the Zapatista’s, is co-writing a novel with Mexico’s top crime writer. The novel, written by Marcos and Paco Ignacio Taibo II in alternating parts, is being published in installments in Mexico’s La Jornada. The tale, Muertos Incomodos (Awkward Dead), is supposedly loosely based on Marcos’ real story. Marcos has been dubbed the new Che and ... Read More »

Global warming as a human rights issue

The battle over global warming took a new turn last week at the latest UN environmental conference as the Inuit asked the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights to rule the United States was threatening their existence by not addressing and seeking to stem emissions that contribute to global warming. The US contributes 25% of the world’s emissions, yet is only ... Read More »

Iraq Round Up

It has been a busy few days for Rumsfeld and the WH. Republicans are starting to call for Rummy’s head for the remarks he made to the troops regarding “going to war with the army you have”…Republicans and neo-cons call for ‘arrogant’ Rumsfeld to quit.. But wait a second… Rummy, arrogant? Just a few months ago he was the ‘Marlboro ... Read More »