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12 September 2006 @ 02:04 pm
"Iraq had nothing to do with the war on terror until the Bush administration decided to invade it. The president now admits that Saddam Hussein was not responsible for 9/11 (although he claimed last night that the invasion was necessary because Iraq posed a 'risk'). But he has failed to offer the country a new, realistic reason for being there."
-NYTimes editorial

Courtesy judithiscariot: a five years later commentary by Keith Olbermann. *Well* worth watching all eight minutes of it.

Wow. Giving Somalian refugees a three-day crash course on life in America.

Gene Weingarten asks: "Is George W. Bush the worst president in American history?"

* Dan Froomkin: "It's hard to imagine that he could have been more divisive if he'd tried. And with most Americans no longer trusting the president, it's hard to imagine the speech served him well."
* Post analysis finds that Bush is just not as convincing as he used to be.
* The AP noted a certain degree of partisanship. For example, all that stuff about Iraq.
* Transcript

* An interview with Ted Koppel on the price of security here at home.
* Evaluating our allies, five years later.
* Why we should send more troops into Bagdhad.
* Top Sadr aide draws up a map of an Iraq after the occupation.
* Democrats are learning to stand up to Cheney.
* Dottie Lynch on the Republican's fear of Nancy Pelosi.
* Dick Polman on Clinton's legacy and terrorism.
* Hewlett-Packard chairwoman stepping down in the face of the growing espionage scandal.
* Quietly the Pope is making changes at the Vatican.
* The gap in projected life spans in America continues to grow.
* The heir to the Japanese throne is given a name.
* The growing popularity of fire poi dancing.

"There is a growing need to develop technologies that help us tackle the problem of trust online."

This I Believe: comic book artist Frank Miller, on patriotism.

Things that are awesome: the Kuiper Belt.
Jake Thrashjakethrash on September 12th, 2006 06:08 pm (UTC)
Not quite what I expected from Frank Miller.
PMMJ: The Bat Signalcheetahmaster on September 12th, 2006 06:09 pm (UTC)
I expected him to mention whores more often.
Jake Thrashjakethrash on September 12th, 2006 06:15 pm (UTC)
He does seem to like them.
Leesa Logic: bunnythiefleesalogic on September 12th, 2006 09:27 pm (UTC)
I thought his point about patriotism equalling self-preservation was interesting.

I was surprised to see him give in to sentimentality though, regarding the flag.
Mrs. Raarjudithiscariot on September 12th, 2006 06:15 pm (UTC)
"If I can't beat my wife, how will she know that I love her?"

Lord Multiplexer, King of Michiganmultiplexer on September 12th, 2006 06:18 pm (UTC)
On Warren G Harding:

Greatest achievement: Died in office.

Tales from a suburban tourist: News:  Bitch Dailyasimplelife on September 12th, 2006 06:40 pm (UTC)
"I'm starting to worry about where I will live and who will take care of my baby when I go to work," said Fozia Ahmed Hussein Mohammed, 24 and eight months pregnant. Her boyfriend was not eligible to go with her.

"This is going to be more difficult than I thought," she said.

She'll fit right in with western women.
safetypupsafetypup on September 12th, 2006 06:40 pm (UTC)
Pluto - by 2 Skinnee J's
With depravity,
I break lots of gravity
Blast past the atmosphere
To the last frontier
I go boldly through space and time
The sky's the limit,
But the limit isn't the sky
I break orbit by habit,
I ignite satellites and leave rings round the planets
A flying ace like that beagle,
Nevertheless this alien remains illegal
Cause their discovery don't cover me
The immigrants been left in the cold
To grow old
And disintegrate
Against the distant and disclaimers,
Cause small minds can't see past uranus
When i shun their race
Cause that's just a phase
And my odyssey runs in 2001 ways
And i can see clearly now like hubbell
Shoved off the shuttle,
Here's my rebuttal
It's a planet.

Who do you represent?
I represent the smallest planet
A tourney in this journey
Versus those who tried to ban it.

If you don't agree
Go see interplanet janet cause
The sun is star like
Is planet.
So lend me all ears
And let me state my case,
About all the types of satellites we must embrace
Cause like parents'
This planet was an immigrant,
To deport it's an offense.
It's an upstanding member of the solar system
Abide the laws of earth and make it a victim.
Of proposition
When pluto spawns a moon it will apply to the heavens.
A dandy like judas of a chariot
If you demote this boat
Remote to a goat
It's like taking et's custody from elliot,
Support yours
Clearly put cause,
Simply put

Pluto is a planet. pluto!
Pluto is a planet. pluto!
Pluto is a planet. pluto!
Pluto is a planet. pluto!

Do it
For the
If not for yourself.
Lord Multiplexer, King of Michiganmultiplexer on September 12th, 2006 07:23 pm (UTC)
Time For Us To Go -- 7 Major Conservatives on Why the Republicans Need to Lose in November.
PMMJ: Clippy!cheetahmaster on September 14th, 2006 02:15 pm (UTC)
Yay, ripe for pilfering.