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04 October 2007 @ 01:27 pm
 
Welcome to America, 2007: "Justice Department opinion provided explicit authorization to barrage terror suspects with a combination of painful physical and psychological tactics."

Russia marks the fiftieth anniversary of Sputnik. Added bonus: BBC Q&A Also, half a century into the space race, the irony of Russia's continued success.

Oh, man. Dana Milbank on the testimony from the head of Blackwater. Added bonus: campaign contributions listed! More on the donations here.

THURSDAY NEWS:
* Thousands of South African gold miners have been rescued so far.
* Meanwhile, China wrangles with succession.
* Always a good read: LiveOnline transcript with Dan Froomkin.
* The Supreme Court takes on how states select judges.
* Matt Frei on the all new President Bush.
* And now Sen. Domenici is planning to retire.
* Zombie graphic novel Fragile heads to Hollywood.
* Wallace and Gromit return to TV.

Yes, Middle Eastern actors are getting more work these days, but...

More on Bat Boy: the Musical.

 
 
PMMJ: Newscheetahmaster on October 4th, 2007 05:44 pm (UTC)
write your own punchline
"This is why people hate politics in America and why they are so desperate for a change," said former GOP pollster Frank Luntz, a consultant for Fox News Network.
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PMMJ: TVcheetahmaster on October 4th, 2007 05:49 pm (UTC)
Because Naveen Andrews is *awesome.*
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PMMJ: Moviescheetahmaster on October 4th, 2007 06:08 pm (UTC)
Hey, at least they didn't pick some British actor.
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Strange Detractor: tunnelprofessorbooty on October 12th, 2007 10:06 pm (UTC)
...
Or maybe Andrews had a better agent or did better in auditions...

Not that I know anything one way or the other, just throwing that possibility in the mix.
PMMJ: Newscheetahmaster on October 4th, 2007 05:59 pm (UTC)
A report from the Thompson campaign says he isn't exactly raising the roof.