Archives for December, 2005
The UMass Dartmouth student who claimed to have been visited by Homeland Security agents over his request for "The Little Red Book" by Mao Zedong has admitted to making up the entire story....read on
Here's a few highly downloaded clips
Geraldo and Shepherd Smith go nuts over Katrina www.crooksandliars.com/2005/09/02.html#a4763
Howard Kurtz writes today:
"Some liberals criticized The Post for withholding the location of the prisons at the administration's request."
" But somehow the Washington Post found out. I think we need a special prosecutor to subpoena the reporter and prosecute the leakers."
Howard follows that up with:
"After Bush's meeting with the Times executives, first reported by Newsweek's Jonathan Alter, the president assailed the paper's piece on domestic spying, calling the leak of classified information "shameful." Some liberals, meanwhile, attacked the paper for holding the story for more than a year after earlier meetings with administration officials"
Barrons notes: "There's not much fidelity in an executive who debates and lobbies Congress to shape a law to his liking and then goes beyond its writ. Willful disregard of a law is potentially an impeachable offense."
Conservatives in the WSJ said: "President Bush's claim that he has a legal right to eavesdrop on some U.S. citizens without court approval has widened an ideological gap within his party. The surveillance furor, at least among some conservatives, also has heightened worries that the party is straying from many of its core principles the longer it remains in control of both the White House and Congress."
Is Howard on the receiving end of emails from the Patrick Ruffini's (political operatives masquerading as bloggers) of the world-because these stories obviously cross party lines? I'm sure we'll see more of this debated on Howard's CNN show called, "Reliable Sources" in a few weeks. (that I like) Which wingnut will be on defending Karl Rove's position again?
FireDogLake says: "And in one fell swoop the whole matter of illegal wiretaps is now reduced to a partisan squabble instead of a justifiable concern about government overreach, invasion of privacy and complete disregard for the Constitution....read on"
The Sideshow: A Republican Christmas
Progressive Blog Digest: All roundup, all the time...valuable.
slacktivist: A retired judge, a college professor, and a bunch of Rotarians from Delaware are trying to keep a promise that a superpower and the Leader of the Free World have long since abandoned.
Pharyngula: Narnia blarnia
newdarkage - of human trafficking: A threat to justice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.
How many times have we all said that, "you can't make this stuff up?"
Check it out.
Know any neighbors that have a light show that comes close to this?
Here's a few links to some older Jon Stewart posts. You can search in google on the site and find as many as you like.
August 17th, TDS and Justice Sunday,
June 1st- TDS and Deep Throat revealed.
June 14th--TDS and the Michael Jackson Verdict
A cool, singing Christmas card brought to you by Mike.
Dan's column is still named the same so we'll have to wait and see what John F. Harris has planned in '06, but Froomkin gives us his,"Year in Review"