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28 February 2006 @ 11:29 am
 
Time magazine's timeline of Iraq in cover pictures.

Poll finds the administration is losing the war for public opinion in its war on terrorism.

The Supreme Court rules unanimously that racketeering laws cannot be used to ban demonstrations outside abortion clinics.

Governors unhappy with Bush's proposed National Guard cuts.

TUESDAY NEWSDAY:
* Violence spreads in Iraq as casualties mount.
* The government settles with one of the post-9/11 detainees.
* New poll from New Orleans finds blacks more likely to be optimistic about the future, despite having lost the most.
* The Darfur crisis spreads into Chad.
* The EU releases funds for Palestine.
* Court blocks the administration's plan to rewrite labor rules.
* A year after the spy program reorganization, problems persist.
* Free market barriers are making a comeback worldwide.
* The site of the Afghani prison riot has a grim history.
* Ted Rall on how a bill becomes a law and Dick Cheney's declassification powers.
* Republican governors worried about Bush's missteps, as Bush's poll numbers hit a new low.
* A liberal writer defends Bush's legacy creatively.
* BAGnewsNotes on the Condi doctrine.
* Scalia talks about gun control.
* Maryland's lt. governor Steele pushed for funding faith-based groups.
* Debating the value of AP classes.
* Anti-evolution bill fails in Utah.
* Ancient temple unearthed in Egypt, with statues of my favorite, Ramses the Great.
* Uncovering the last days of the Kennewick Man.
* Finally, the author of The DaVinci Code gets taken to court.

Ten things we didn't know this time last week.
 
 
 
Tales from a suburban touristasimplelife on February 28th, 2006 04:38 pm (UTC)
John Irving, the brother of Holocaust-denier historian David Irving, is chairman of the Wiltshire Racial Equality Council.

Whoa, that is kinda cool.

Daniel Craig, the latest incarnation of 007, cannot drive manual cars - meaning Bond's classic Aston Martin DB5 has had to be converted to automatic.

Um, hi, you COULD learn? What kind of dumb do you have to be to think that destroying a classic car is easier than learning how to drive standard. UGH.
Andy: jackcastironskillet on February 28th, 2006 06:39 pm (UTC)
Also, Hi. If you can't drive stick, you should be eliminated from the running to play Bond at all.
Dr. Acula: cupcakesoontzgrrl on February 28th, 2006 07:26 pm (UTC)
IAWTC
That Guynecrocannibal on March 1st, 2006 04:58 am (UTC)
http://www.ucomics.com/tomthedancingbug/

i heard something about tom the dancing bug keeping his day job (banker? stockbroker?) so he could say whatever he wanted on the comics page. have not looked it up, was a good enough rumor to pass along.

BUT this week's TTDB was very good, "super fun-pak comix." Usually he is about second to tom tomorrow I would say, but TT I think has been flailing, because his formula seems to be: (setup/point up hypocrisy/comment) but I think he has been fed too much material by the bush administration recently and is wondering why some unknown "phase two" (democratic society corrects for obvious oversight) hasn't somehow happened. As if we were not all suffering from the same problem.