Friday, October 28, 2005

The Indictment

Read it here.

Libby Indicted

Five counts: obstruction and two counts each of perjury and false statements

The Onion Responds to the Bush Administration's Demand That the Onion Stop Using the White House Seal

See it here.

Wednesday, October 26, 2005

Kay Bailey is Confused

Tim Grieve explains.

GOP to America: "We Got Ours, You're on Your Own"

"Republicans began targeting key programs for budget cuts yesterday, from student loans and health care to food stamps and foster care.


"'Listen, we're broke. Let's face it,' said Rep. John A. Boehner (R-Ohio), chairman of the House Education and the Workforce Committee."


"'I can't believe that some people in Washington think that, after a Category 5 hurricane, the solution is to unleash a Category 5 hurricane on working people,' said Michele Baker, a custodian for the Orleans Parish School District, who weathered Katrina in her car, spent the aftermath in the Louisiana Superdome and now has no job.

The House Ways and Means Committee today will begin drafting legislation that would save about $8 billion over five years, eight times the $1 billion target the panel was given in the spring. To do it, Chairman Bill Thomas (R-Calif.) would cut back federal aid to state child-support enforcement programs, limit federal payments to some foster care families, and cut welfare payments to the disabled."

Oh, we're broke, are we Mr. Chairman? Not so broke that the GOP-controlled Congress has any problem with $336 billion in tax cuts for the richest 1%.

Cheney Advocates Torture

The Washington Post explains.

Tuesday, October 25, 2005

Butcher's Bill

U.S. Dead in Iraq tops 2,000

And over 15,000 wounded.

Guess Whose Horoscope

"Aquarias: Events in the near future will validate your foresight in
setting up those offshore accounts. This would be a good time to travel
to a foreign country; preferably one without an extradition treaty
with the U.S. If you decide to stay, keep a toothbrush nearby and
beware of strangers attempting to hand you documents. Don't make any
plans for the next 10-20 years."

Dare to Dream

The next mug shot?

Monday, October 24, 2005

Kay Bailey is Confused

As Tim Grieve of Salon explains:

"When Republican Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison went on "Meet the Press" over the weekend, she tried to equate the Valerie Plame investigation with the prosecution of Martha Stewart. Maybe she had Bill Frist on the mind.

Just to remind the good senator from Texas, the Plame case involves the outing of a CIA agent amid charges that the president lied about the reasons for a war that has claimed the lives of 1,997 American troops. The Martha Stewart prosecution involved charges that a woman famous for her homemaking skills lied about a stock sale that saved her $51,000.

Which brings us back to Sen. Frist. The Justice Department and the Securities and Exchange Commission are investigating the Senate majority leader's suspiciously timed sale of stock in his family's healthcare company, and the Washington Post reports this morning that things may be a little more serious than Frist has let on."

Sunday, October 23, 2005

MoDo Has the Mojo

Maureen Dowd scores a bulls-eye on Judy Miller:

"Judy told The Times that she plans to write a book and intends to return to the newsroom, hoping to cover "the same thing I've always covered - threats to our country." If that were to happen, the institution most in danger would be the newspaper in your hands."

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