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12 October 2006 @ 02:05 pm
 
"George H.W. Bush, the president's father, had just moved into the White House in 1989 when the CIA discovered that the North Koreans were building a reprocessing facility near their nuclear reactor at Yongbyon - the facility that could manufacture plutonium from the fuel rods. Five years later, Bill Clinton stopped them from moving the rods into this facility. Eight years after that, George W. Bush let them go ahead."
-Fred Kaplan

Study shows that while you can get cheaper housing farther from urban areas, you end up losing that money in commuting costs anyways. (I heard this last night on Marketplace.)

"...The real value of today's federal minimum wage is less than it has been at any time since 1951. "

So now Bush is a fan of diplomacy? Also, Will Bunch takes on the word "tolerates".

MUCH NEWS:
* "The U.S. government has constantly oversold and overreached in its counter-terrorism efforts, turning weak or non-existent terror cases into headliners." -Andrew Cohen
* Howard Kurtz reviews Tony Snow's performance so far.
* Actually, Mr. President, fighting them 'over there' doesn't actually affect them fighting us 'over here.'
* Times editorial talks about Bush's empty rhetoric.
* Dana Milbank observes the President's news conference.
* Political campaigns now hire people just to shadow their opponents, waiting for mistakes.
* Man, Republicans are still obsessed with Chappaquiddick.
* Lloyd Garver: "Besides, does anyone really think the federal government could build anything 700 miles long?"

Today's top headline: David Bowie thrilled to work with SpongeBob
Runner-up: Vatican unveils world of the dead
*Second* runner-up: Literature and Lullabies from the 'Axis of Evil'
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Tales from a suburban touristasimplelife on October 12th, 2006 08:29 pm (UTC)
stupid being busy....
friend posted this, thought you would be interested, I don't have time to read it all, so I am just flipping you the link and I will read it later...

http://www.progressive.org/mag_mc100406?cheney
Kensubliminaltea on October 12th, 2006 10:56 pm (UTC)
I always thought the fighting them "over there" excuse was a horrific and cowardly argument. Basically, we are saying that we can buy security here by letting the terrorists blow the crap out of Iraq (and the civilians there) instead.

1 Iraqi Life < 1 American Life

I don't know of any politician that has called them on this, though I have seen a few articles that agree. Really, the bringing Democracy to the middle east argument they use is less amoral.
Race Dowlingeracerhead on October 13th, 2006 01:25 pm (UTC)
It's worse.

Fighting them "over there" means what? We are sending our youth and young adults over there and placing them in harms way, so there really is no "over there." "Over Here" is wherever our citizens are.