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03 February 2007 @ 02:52 pm
The Libby trial reveals what the special prosecutor couldn't discuss.

Interesting profile of the secretary of state under siege in, shall we say, complex international times.

Checking in with the Zeitgeist Checklist.

* Haw haw. Defense department official who called for a boycott of law firms protecting Guantanamo detainees resigns.
* Democrats are a chatty lot.
* "An officer who arrested a man for cursing in a public meeting violated the man's right to free speech, a federal appeals court ruled Friday." Goddamn right.
* Gossip columns grow in DC, but keep the city's, uh, certain allure.
* Texas governor uses executive order to require schoolgirls to receive HPV vaccine, and to make it free to those who can't pay.
* eBay bans auctions of virtual items.
* "Nevertheless, we are disappointed that someone dressed as Chewbacca would behave in this way."

Language differences between the scientific and the political.

Turner will pay Boston to help quell the anger wrought by the Mooninite Two. Lame.

Ten things we didn't know this time last week.
Lizammitnox on February 3rd, 2007 09:55 pm (UTC)
PMMJ: Guy Gardenercheetahmaster on February 3rd, 2007 09:59 pm (UTC)
Funk bomb: dropped.
Strange Detractor: cloud 1professorbooty on February 3rd, 2007 11:21 pm (UTC)
Re: whoah
I actually think this is a good thing.  Wonder Woman is a hard sell -- a cheesy character (IMO), the lack of a good rogue's gallery, and it really sounded like Joss Whedon was having a rough time getting the script where he needed it to go, from his periodic mentions of it.
PMMJ: Guy Gardenercheetahmaster on February 3rd, 2007 11:29 pm (UTC)
Re: whoah
I agree, but, Joss is that rare commodity of a Good Writer Who Gets The Material. Which is why iw as hoping he'd be the guy to tackle it.

Ah well. Hopefully they'll just put the project on hold until they come up with a better idea.
Strange Detractor: brickprofessorbooty on February 4th, 2007 04:50 pm (UTC)
Turner will pay Boston to help quay the anger wrought by the Mooninite Two.

I think you mean quell.
PMMJ: What the hell?cheetahmaster on February 4th, 2007 05:40 pm (UTC)
Re: ...
Huh. I guess so. I think I was mixing quell and sway, or, something.
Strange Detractor: cloud 2professorbooty on February 5th, 2007 03:35 am (UTC)
Re: ...
I had to check to see if there was a verb usage of the word I was unfamiliar with...
Selkiselki on February 5th, 2007 04:08 am (UTC)
Re: ...
It worked for me, I think b/c my head re-routed with a note that quay=wharf --> unloading cargo, dumping anger