July 22nd, 2009

News

Romero, transparency, and the Metro

"In a tucked away 'clarification' published on page 7 of a recent edition of L'Osservatore Romano, the Vatican produced a document that unequivocally confirmed automatic excommunication for anyone involved in an abortion - even in such a situation as dire as the Brazilian case. It settles any questions about the absolute nature of Church doctrine on the matter of abortion - but could potentially reignite the PR firestorm."

SOME NEWS:
* Oh, hell. Widespread problems found across the DC Metro system. I foresee many long commutes in my future.
* The unknown detention facility at Bagram.
* Will there be a civil war in Iraq?
* The states' revolt over expanding Medicaid.
* And the administration again rejects transparency, this time over the White House visitor logs.
* Interesting read: an anthropologist examines problems on Wall Street.
* Oooh. Evidence of a Jupiter collision?
* Detail on Romero's next zombie flick.
* Whoah. The return of... Batman Beyond?

Politics

oh, snap

"Let me tell you what this is all about: The President of the United States is named Barack Hussein Obama. He is the first chief executive of this grand and good nation not to be melanin-deprived. There are a fair number of frightened, ignorant, idiot white folks still prowling the streets. They listen to right-wing talk radio. They show up at Republican town meetings. They can not believe that a man named Barack Hussein Obama could actually have been elected President. I must admit, I relish their discomfort. But I wish they'd go away."