Category Archives: News

Hearts and Minds

Who’s winning the “war on terror” on the PR front? Well… There are a couple of items out there that suggest that the U.S. is still fighting an uphill battle. It hard not to feel at little sorry for Bush’s … Continue reading

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Bush & the Bottle

I’ve been seeing blog posts about the National Enquirer story that Bush — who stopped drinking after turning 40, but never entered treatment or admitted to having a drinking problem — has been hitting the bottle after Katrina happened and … Continue reading

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About Our Families

If you haven’t yet, go get and read Jonathan Rauch’s new article, “Gay Marriage, Same-Sex Parenting, and America’s Children.” (Rauch is the author of Gay Marriage : Why It Is Good for Gays, Good for Straights, and Good for America, … Continue reading

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The Role Call

This morning, the first thing I saw on the train into D.C. was a headline I read over a fellow commuter’s shoulder. It read “Katrina Ushers in Return of Big Government,” apparently a response to Bush’s speech and the amount … Continue reading

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Accountability or Covering Ass?

So, George W. Bush has finally taken responsibility for the post-Katrina relief debacle. A bit late, but at least he stepped up. Right? Well. Via the Stakeholder comes this link to the Congressional Research Service report (PDF), requested by Rep. … Continue reading

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As I expected, Schwarzeneggar vetoed his first gay rights bill today, according to Boi from Troy. Here’s “the Governator’s” veto statement. (PDF) To the Members of the California State Assembly: I am returning Assembly Bill 866 without my signature. I … Continue reading

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Draining Begins

I said earlier that I don’t think the full impact of what Katrina has wrought is going to be felt until the water is drained away and people actually get to survey the damage. Well, the draining has started, and … Continue reading

Posted in Current Events, Katrina, Media, News, Weblogs | 5 Comments

It’s About Oil Now?

I’ve written here before about the connection between oil (and our consumption of it) and the war in Iraq, and how generally people stop listening when anyone suggests a relationship between the two. But will that be the reaction now … Continue reading

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Looters & Finders

Caption: A young man walks through chest deep flood water after looting a grocery store in New Orleans on Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2005. Flood waters continue to rise in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina did extensive damage when it made … Continue reading

Posted in Current Events, Katrina, News, Picture of the Day | 14 Comments

Founding Father Hotness

  Who’s your daddy…uh…founding father? (Couldn’t resist.) Via Dappled Things. 

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Limbaugh: Sheehan’s Story a Hoax

This is one of those things you just have to read for yourself. But first I’d like to review the two wingnut modus operandi I mentioned before. When reality doesn’t fit your beliefs, deny reality. When reality doesn’t fit your … Continue reading

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WaPo and the Wacko

The hubby, who’s becoming more web savvy, turned me on to this story when I got home this evening. "Did you see who got profiled in the Post?" he asked. I hadn’t, so he pointed me towards the Post’s profile … Continue reading

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iBook Riot

I almost considered going to one of these "iBook for $50" sales that was going on in my area last week. But I figured I already have the one I use for work and didn’t need another one. (Though it … Continue reading

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Does it Matter Why?

I’ve been trying to decide how to respond to this Boston Globe article about what makes people gay. For some reason, the whole notion of finding the "cause" of homosexuality has always made me nervous, because to me it implies … Continue reading

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Cartoon Double Take

I’m not sure if this is one for the "McCarthyism Watch" files, but things have come to a pretty pass when cartoonists have to watch what they say. Case in point, Cartoonist Dan Piraro was moved to replace a reference … Continue reading

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