02 November 2007 @ 02:07 pm
"When George W. Bush surveys his presidency, he will see two wars commenced and none concluded, Osama bin Laden still on the loose, American prestige at record lows throughout the world, a military both broken and abused, and a country that in large part thinks its government is a liar."

"As the United States fights the first war of the 21st century and nuclear weapons spread across the map, President Bush has managed to build a bridge to the 15th century - by picking a fight with Congress over the use of a weapon perfected by Torquemada."

"The chief of the Consumer Product Safety Commission and her predecessor have taken dozens of trips at the expense of the toy, appliance and children's furniture industries and others they regulate... Some of the trips were sponsored by lobbying groups and lawyers representing the makers of products linked to consumer hazards." (Courtesy mscongeniality.)

* "A rising number of dual infections with HIV and tuberculosis has created a co-epidemic spreading throughout sub-Saharan Africa."
* The number of attacks in Iraq is down. Will it hold?
* Crocker defends forcing US diplomats to serve in Bagdhad.
* The wacky tale of Glenn Greenwald and the Army public relations officer.
* On Giuliani's problem with numbers.
* Will immigration policy be a stumbling block for Democrats?
* Britain reconsiders abandoning the space race.
* Saving the redwoods through cloning.
* The Everglades: setting environmental policy through (a lack of) funding.

BAGnewsNotes with an interesting look at the troops' graffiti.

New magazine for Lego fanatics!

PMMJ: Newscheetahmaster on November 2nd, 2007 06:15 pm (UTC)
"Also does that mean if you are straight married, then one parent dies and the other gets gay married, then it's ok? IS ROMNEY ENCOURAGING THE GAYS TO KILL???????"
-Ana Marie Cox
Selkiselki on November 2nd, 2007 08:10 pm (UTC)
Re: hee
Unable to parse.
PMMJ: Newscheetahmaster on November 2nd, 2007 08:27 pm (UTC)
Re: hee
Oh, just cheap comedy. I'm a Ana Marie Cox mark.
Robert E. Allen IIIwarmaster on November 5th, 2007 06:29 pm (UTC)
Re: hee
She's MINE, you hear me? MINE!!!!
Leesa Logicleesalogic on November 2nd, 2007 09:32 pm (UTC)
Re: *weeps*
Ugh. So depressing.
Jenexamorata on November 2nd, 2007 08:18 pm (UTC)
Did you see they greenlighted a new X-Files movie?
PMMJ: Moviescheetahmaster on November 2nd, 2007 08:27 pm (UTC)
Yeah, linked to it a while back.

I honestly don't know where'd they'd go with it, but I guess that's up to the writers. Who may or may not be on strike by the time it gets rolling.
Jen: xfilesexamorata on November 2nd, 2007 08:35 pm (UTC)
My bad, I looked at a few posts and didn't see it. I wasn't actually excited until I saw Fox confirming it, and I still have lots of trepidation, but it should at the very least be fun. And, yeah, the strike could make that interesting.
PMMJ: TVcheetahmaster on November 2nd, 2007 08:37 pm (UTC)
The question is, where do they put it in the timeline of things?
Jen: devilmeexamorata on November 2nd, 2007 08:41 pm (UTC)
Well at least I hear it's to be a standalone supernatural story, more like a MotW episode and no weird mytharc stuff. But since they're obviously both older, and ostensibly do have that kid, it will be...interesting. Good interesting or bad interesting remains to be seen!