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29 November 2005 @ 01:18 pm
"No debate about the past, of course, can undo the mess that the administration made in Iraq. But the past remains important because it is a road map to both the present and the future. Leaders who dissembled then are still doing so."
-Frank Rich (must read)

BAGnewsNotes: eleven reasons why the Iraqi army is going nowhere.

Analysis: public becomes more aware and less accepting of big money and politics.

So, why is Cheney covering up his travel costs?

More details on domestic surveillance plans by the Pentagon.

* "I quote this trio of braying exaggerators - all of them still in the administration - because they emphasized the purported nuclear weapons threat."
* Report says the administration lacks a plan to curb terrorism funding.
* California congressman resigns after guilty plea.
* The uncertain future of hurricane refugees living in trailer towns.
* The hard truth on withdrawing the troops.
* Pride and the Supreme Court.
* Examining super-huge high schools.
* The administration works to defend its positions on climate control.
* The science behind speed eating.
* Today's top headline: Fat Buttocks Need Longer Needles
* MLB rejects DC's requests for more money for the new stadium.
* Threshold and other new shows get the chopping block.

Hurricane season draws to a close... with tropical storm Epsilon.

High school newspaper seized because authorities didn't like the content discussing birth control.

C.S. Lewis didn't want a live-action Narnia movie. (Of course, he wrote this in a different age of special effects, so...)
mediaprophetmediaprophet on November 29th, 2005 06:50 pm (UTC)
"A Growing Wariness About Money in Politics" because nobody knew about this before. Because Eddie Murphy didn't make a comedy about this over a decade ago. Because the source of a lot of conservative cynicism in the Clinton era wasn't Democratic ties to special interest money. Because if you ask anyone in the US what the biggest problem with politicians is, they wouldn't think to mention the fact that they can be bought. Yawn.
mediaprophetmediaprophet on November 29th, 2005 06:53 pm (UTC)
Also the high school student paper wasn't seized by "authorities" - it was seized by the school administration.
Josephinelovellama on November 29th, 2005 06:56 pm (UTC)
But aren't they the authority in the school?
mediaprophetmediaprophet on November 29th, 2005 07:20 pm (UTC)
When I think "authorities" I think "police".
PMMJ: Scud: Heavy 3POcheetahmaster on November 29th, 2005 07:25 pm (UTC)
Luckily, reading the article clears that confusion right up.
Tales from a suburban tourist: listenasimplelife on November 29th, 2005 07:17 pm (UTC)
CBC has an interesting factoid:

Lewis died on Nov. 22, 1963, but his death was overshadowed by news of the assassination of U.S. President John F. Kennedy, which happened the same day. British author Aldous Huxley also died that day.


Matty: The Vampire Slayermtvs on November 29th, 2005 09:30 pm (UTC)
So, why is Cheney covering up his travel costs?
Because the gov't would refuse to pay for his round trips to Hell to visit his family?
Lalaangela_la_la on November 29th, 2005 10:27 pm (UTC)
PMMJ: The Factscheetahmaster on November 30th, 2005 04:17 am (UTC)
Lalaangela_la_la on November 30th, 2005 04:26 am (UTC)
I knew I was wasting my weekend spending it offline!