Saturday, December 10, 2005

“There is no precedent in any modern White House for what is going on in this one: a complete lack of a policy apparatus…It's the reign of the Mayberry Machiavellis
~John J. DiIulio Jr, Faith-Based and Community Initiatives

Saddam Stands on Illegal Invasion Defense
He asserts that the trial is illegal because our invasion was illegal, and therefore, from a legal standpoint, he is still the president of Iraq. What's funny is that he's right – not that that will save him.

BushCo Rushes for Damage Control
As US officials rushed to deny that Ms Rice had ever made such a guilty admission, Mr el-Masri’s lawyer in the US, who this week brought a lawsuit against the CIA, was rubbing his hands.

It's Same Ole McCain
He is not only fervent in his support for the war and massive intervention in the Middle East, but he supported each and every one of Bill Clinton's wars, back when Republican members of Congress were coming off like peaceniks.

Air Travel Becomes Life & Death Matter
In an age when the president and his cohorts claim the right to stage "pre-emptive" invasions of foreign countries, should we really be surprised when innocent American citizens are "pre-emptively" murdered by federal law enforcement officials?

Keep Permit to Carry, a Secret
Zien said he doesn't want police officers targeting citizens simply because they have a permit to carry a concealed weapon.

Deadly Smog Kills 100 in Iran
Severe smog on emissions from the capital's three million cars, many of which lack modern exhaust filters …cars will only be allowed into the city center on alternate days, depending on whether their number plates start with odd or even numbers.
See Post below for uncanny forecast…

California Takes Higher Greener Road
While California leads Blue America into the 21st century, Red America's oil-refining states like Texas and Louisiana join fellow world polluters Iran, North Korea and Algeria in rejecting greenhouse gas emission controls and continuing to pump ozone-depleting pollutants into the atmosphere at a devil-may-care pace.

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