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10 May 2006 @ 02:15 pm
 
Two quotes, courtesy Jon Stewart, via Dan Froomkin:

"He's the right man to lead this important agency at this critical moment in our nation's history."
-President Bush, introducing Porter Goss.
"He's the right man to lead the CIA at this critical moment in our nation's history."
-President Bush, introducing Michael Hayden, two years later.

Metro considers making its cars less comfortable. No, really.

What if you tried to spark partisan infighting in Congress, but no one cared?

Courtesy BAGnewsNotes: Dick Cheney's non-interview and the gang of three.

Howard Kurtz on the media's New Orleans fatigue.

SOME NEWS:
* Who are those fresh new faces on the UN's new Human Rights Council. Hint: you might not want to live there.
* Again with the fiscal responsibility angle, Republicans extend tax cuts.
* What was in Iran's letter to the president? Nothing useful, it seems.
* Will there be a clash between the CIA and the Pentagon?
* On the front lines with the medics in Iraq.
* Is it still news when Bush's poll numbers hit record lows?
* Howard Kurtz on even more Colbert fallout. Dan Froomkin on poll number fallout.
* Putin fears a population decline for Russia, and wants a larger army.
* The descent into delusion that led to the Chantilly police shooting.
* Combining two of my favorite things: booze and science.
* Did bloggers have an impact on the box office take for M:I 3? Also, Mr. Cruise is proving difficult to work with.

"Nearly half of the nation's children under five are racial or ethnic minorities, and the percentage is increasing."

Utah launches an organized-crime investigation of Warren Jeffs's sect.

Ann Arbor, Michigan, beset by fairy doors.
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PMMJ: Sebulbacheetahmaster on May 10th, 2006 06:17 pm (UTC)
Courtesy Fametracker:
As we write this, Tom Cruise is starring in an international spectacle that finds him battling powerful forces to assert and re-assert his love for a willowy brunette. Villains keep trying to pry Cruise and his lady apart, but that doesn't dull his devotion to her. Nay, the opposition to their pairing seems almost to fuel him to ever greater and showier acts of heroism in support of their relationship. She doesn't get much of a chance to say anything, but when she does speak, it's to assert and re-assert her love for him. A lot of money has been thrown at this venture, which hasn't quite performed up to expectations.

The Question: Are we talking about Cruise's fictional life, in Mission: Impossible III, in which he stars opposite Michelle Monaghan? Or are we talking about his non-fictional life, in which he stars opposite Katie Holmes?

The Answer: Does it even matter anymore?