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27 April 2004 @ 08:23 pm
 
Supreme Court takes on Cheney's energy task force.

Dan Froomkin's on the week with Cheney.

Good read: Paul Krugman on the behind-the-scenes story of Cheney and the Court.

MORE NEWS:
* Wait, now Burma too? Is the whole world going to hell?
* March leaders look to the future.
* Rove's multilevel Republican marketing campaign machine.
* Brahimi upbeat on Iraq timetable.
* Finding room to bury the dead in besieged Falluja.
* Our NATO ambassador wants more help in Afghanistan.
* The changing spots on Jupiter.
* Programs rapidly shifting at NASA.
* Christian fundamentalists seek to argue against The Da Vinci Code.
* Special movie showings for parents with infants.

"What Mr. Cheney is defending, in other words, is a doctrine that makes the United States a sort of elected dictatorship: a system in which the president, once in office, can do whatever he likes, and isn't obliged to consult or inform either Congress or the public."
-Paul Krugman

"Don't get me wrong. I love living in Washington. I still think it is the least superficial of the interesting American cities, owing to our inability to experience sensual pleasure. But over the past few months it has come to resemble one of those decadent triviality pits, like Paris in the 19th-century French novels."
-David Brooks
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mediaprophetmediaprophet on April 27th, 2004 10:39 pm (UTC)
From the DaVinci Code article: '"I think it's out there to win people over to an incorrect and historically inaccurate view, and it's succeeding. People are buying into the notion that Jesus is not divine, he is not the son of God."' Rephrased with a hat tipped to Carl Sagan: '"I think it's out there to win people over to an incorrect and historically inaccurate view, and it's succeeding. People are buying into the notion that there is no such thing as the invisible pink dragon that burned down my garage."'

More: 'For example, Mr. Bellinger said, "if you just look at the contemporary church, it's really hard not to raise questions," like why no women are priests.' Actually, Mr. B, there used to be, in Ireland. And why can't there be women priests today? Rules made by men, not God. That's the message you're supposed to get. Don't question God, question mankind.

Re: the Multi-Level Marketing campaign - What happens when they register all those voters, and some percent of them turn out Democrat? The Democrats are more sure in their registration, generally; targeting cities and working class folks. I wonder...
Lalaangela_la_la on April 27th, 2004 11:26 pm (UTC)
They have special movie showings that people bring their kids to here in Philly. They occur at all times of the day and night. Just move to a major metropolitan area, you'll soon experience the thrill of seeing Kill Bill with twenty screaming children at 11pm. Good stuff.

Not that I'm bitter.