Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Coretta Scott King 4-27-27 ~ 1-30-06

Goodbye Coretta

State of the Bushco

My winner from last year
-Stolen from Bartcop

Monday, January 30, 2006

Those Oil companies obscene profits

While you're being shocked at the pumps, yes you guessed it, the poor oil
companies are raking in record profits.
From The Sunday Times:
Shell and Exxon to smash transatlantic profit records
by Tracey Boles

OIL companies on both sides of the Atlantic will gush record profits this week, with America’s Exxon Mobil posting the world’s biggest-ever profit, and Shell setting a new record for British companies.
Exxon is tomorrow expected to unveil a profit of about $32 billion (£18 billion) for 2005, according to Thomson Financial. It will be the largest single profit in the history of corporate America.
It shatters last year’s previous record for a company of $25 billion, set by Texas-based Exxon, the world’s largest listed oil company, and easily trumps the benchmark $22.1 billion made by Ford in 1998.
On Thursday Shell will top record-setting results with an estimated profit of $23 billion for 2005. This is up nearly a third from 2004, when its profits were $17.6 billion, at the time the biggest by a British company.
BP is expected to continue the trend on February 7 by revealing full-year profits estimated at $21.7 billion. This contrasts with earnings of $16.4 billion in 2004.
Oil-company profits, driven by the surging price of oil and gas, have drawn criticism as the cost of petrol remains high and domestic-heating bills soar.

Law enforcement professionals against the war on drugs

So good I lifted it verbatem from BoingBoing

Law enforcement professionals against the war on drugs
Law Enforcement Against Prohibition is an international organization of cops, district attorneys, judges, corrections officers and others who oppose the war on drugs.
I've lost a few friends to prohibition, people who took unknown street drugs and overdosed as a result, and I lived in a crack neighborhood for years in San Francisco. Though I don't take narcotics (I did when I was younger, but ran out of time to indulge in either liquor or drugs when my life got very busy in my mid-twenties) I believe that prohibition of drugs leads to far worse evils that even the abuse of drugs engender.

I further believe that the war on drugs criminalizes otherwise law-abiding people and forces them into criminal contexts to engage in something that is intended only to change their own mental state. Finally, I believe that the law has no business telling adults which chemicals they can take to change what and how they think.

After nearly four decades of fueling the U.S. policy of a war on drugs with over half-a-trillion tax dollars and increasingly punitive policies, our confined population has quadrupled over a 20 years period making building prisons this nation's fastest growing industry. More than 2.2 million of our citizens are currently incarcerated and every year we arrest an additional 1.6 million for nonviolent drug offenses‹more per capita than any country in the world. The United States has 4.6 percent of the population of the world but 22.5 percent of the world's prisoners. Every year we choose to continue this war will cost U.S. taxpayers another 69 billion dollars. Despite all the lives we have destroyed and all the money so ill spent, today illicit drugs are cheaper, more potent, and far easier to get than they were 35 years ago at the beginning of the war on drugs. Meanwhile, people continue dying in our streets while drug barons and terrorists continue to grow richer than ever before. We would suggest that this scenario must be the very definition of a failed public policy. This madness must cease!


Friday, January 27, 2006

Filibuster Alito

Sign John Kerry's petition to filibuster "Scalito".

Oops, never mind they've already given up. I'd suggest the
White house thugs nominate Josef Goebbels next. It's not as
though the Republican machine would mind, or the Democrats
would do anything about it even if they could.

Tuesday, January 24, 2006

The fifty most loathsome people

The fifty most loathsome people in America

Certainly worth a read. I don't agree with them all, and would substitute a few I consider more loathsome, but overall it's a great pack of mostly loathsome worms.

A few fine examples:

50. Geraldo Rivera
Charges: A mustache only slightly less loathsome than Tom Friedman’s-if only because fewer people take Rivera seriously. Began his career as a seemingly skilled and passionate muckraker, but having been exposed countless times as a shameless, megalomaniacal fraud, he absolutely refuses to get out of our living rooms. Most recently, Geraldo was accused of making a frail, elderly victim of Hurricane Katrina whom he “rescued” do multiple takes of the rescue scene with Rivera for Fox News cameras. Geraldo heroically carried the woman’s dog.

Exhibit A: Claims he defected from CNBC to Fox News for patriotic reasons.

Sentence: Sealed inside Al Capone’s vault with a phalanx of Neo-nazis armed with folding chairs.

49. Michelle Malkin
Charges: A curious case of racial Stockholm syndrome with a palpable lust for violent ideological oppression and displays of imperial power. Rose to prominence in conservative circles by congratulating white America for its most shameful chapter since slavery, and encouraging a return to form in her book, In Defense of Internment: The Case for “Racial Profiling” in World War II and the War on Terror. Malkin thinks it’s hunky-dory to detain an entire demographic indefinitely if it makes the rest of us feel more comfortable. Her newest, Frenzy, argues that liberals have lost their minds, because they are upset with the direction their country is taking. Her evidence is a carefully collected selection of the dumbest things liberals have ever said, as if she couldn’t have just as easily filled an entire library with the insane ravings of right-wingers. Her accusations of blind hatred and vitriol mimic soul sister Ann Coulter’s classic tactic of psychological projection: whatever Malkin is, she sees in her opponents.

Exhibit A: Internment was so irresponsible that it prompted 40 history professors to sign a letter condemning it.

Sentence: Detained indefinitely without charge and waterboarded hourly for looking at a cop “all slanty-like.”

48. Larry the Cable Guy
Charges: The absolute nadir of the American South’s baffling cultural hegemony. A middle-class Nebraskan, raised in Palm Beach, whose parents sent him to private school, masquerading as an Appalachian mutant and making millions off the nine-toed cyclopes in his audience by calling his material “blue collar,” when it’s really just a celebration of proud ignorance. The latest in a long line of “entertainers” propagating the lie that real talent is elitist. The South has risen again—just long enough to grab the rest of the nation by the legs and pull it back down to its Lovecraftian depths. Isn’t even “bad funny.” Makes Jeff Foxworthy look like Chris Rock.

Exhibit A: Ostensibly ‘humorous’ catchphrase translates into “complete the task.”

Sentence: Sent back in time for the sole purpose of having Mark Twain’s cigars extinguished on his face.


Bill Press, "Impeach the Bastard!"

Historical quote of the day:
"Since they [Democrats] think it is their job to run the plantation, it shocks them that I’m actually willing to lead the slave rebellion.”
--Newt Gingrich, [Washington Post, 10/20/94]

Bill Press says it exceedingly well.
by Bill Press

I don’t know about you, but I’m sick and tired of President Bush playing politics with his spying caper.

He’s at it again this week, trying to turn his breaking the law into a political attack against Democrats.

And we hear the same old crap, over and over again: September 11! War on Terror! Do what we gotta do! September 11! War on terror!

You know, it’s all one big pack of lies.

The truth is: George W. Bush is an outlaw president.

He has zero regard for the law.

Zero regard for the Constitution.

Zero regard for the American people.

He thinks, and he acts, like September 11 made him a dictator. Or King. Or God!

He honestly believes he’s above the law, which makes him worse than Richard Nixon. Nixon only tried to cover up breaking the law. George Bush brags about it.

Now it’s up to us – to make sure he doesn’t get away with it.

No exaggeration. I think this is the biggest Constitutional crisis of our lifetime, and we have to decide: Are we suckers, or citizens?

Will we surrender our rights and freedoms to a tin-horn dictator who uses his self-declared “war on terror” to trash the Constitution?

Or will we stand up and fight for our freedoms?

No exaggeration. The future of America depends on whether we have the balls to make the right decision.

To me, the choice is clear.

We must resist this presidential grab of power.

We must repudiate this tyrant George W. Bush.

And there’s only one way to do it:

First, in November, put Democrats back in control of Congress.

And then, as soon as possible thereafter – impeach the bastard!


Sunday, January 22, 2006

Puppy Blogging

You love 'em and I love 'em here's Misty's chihuahua puppies.
Better pics when I get them:

She has four, no names yet, Ellen & Brittany call them,
Cootchie(no kidding)
Manly & brownie


Before having one of them "fixed" we decided we'd like one litter
of their pups. So, Voila! the result.

Friday, January 20, 2006

Now for something completely different -- Bog people

Peat bog mummies the latest historical trivia I've become semi-obsessed with. Many came to a savagely violent end, sacrifice, execution, robbery/murder maybe all at once

"Red Franz" (161+- B.C.)was murdered, by sacrifice or for another reason

"Grauballe Man"

Thousands of these bodies have been discovered. Some more than likely were
suicides, some slipped and/or fell to their dooms in the bogs.

A few links, or just dogpile Bog People.
National Geograhic

Tell the Sleazy Chris Matthews what you think

Media Ho Tweety Matthews is in a swan dive to the bottom of sleaze,
in his latest attack on decency he called Michael Moore Osama Bin Laden

Tell that MSGOP whore Matthews what you think

An Open Letter to Chris Matthews
To Chris Matthews:

Yesterday, you compared Osama Bin Laden to Michael Moore. Michael
Moore is an American filmmaker. Osama Bin Laden is a terrorist who
murdered three thousand Americans. This type of McCarthyite smear
has no place in American journalism, let alone on a major TV network.

You owe Michael Moore, and the American public you serve as a
journalist, an apology.

Thursday, January 19, 2006

Dubya's splendid Iraqi text game

Hilarious, the dubya's Iraq adventure as a text based adventure in the "Zork" style:
Found at:

  • boingboing

  • -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Iraqi Invasion: A Text MisadventureRevision 88 / Serial number 54892

    Oval OfficeYou are standing inside a White House, having just been elected to the presidency of the United States. You knew Scalia would pull through for you.

    There is a large desk here, along with a few chairs and couches. The presidential seal is in the middle of the room and there is a full-length mirror upon the wall.
    What do you want to do now?

    > INVADE IRAQ-You are not able to do that, yet.
    > LOOK MIRROR Self-reflection is not your strong suit.
    > PET SEAL It's not that kind of seal.
    > EXAMINE CHAIRS They are two several chairs arranged around the center of the room, along with two couches. Under one couch you find Clinton's shoes.
    > FILL SHOES You are unable to fill Clinton's shoes.
    > EXAMINE DESK It is a large, oak desk, with several drawers.
    In one drawer you find a bag of pretzels.
    > EAT PRETZEL. I don't think the pretzel would agree with you.
    > INVADE IRAQ You are not able to do that, yet.
    > INVADE IRAQ You are not able to do that, yet.
  • defective yeti
  • Wednesday, January 18, 2006

    The Milky Way/Across the Universe/Going Home

    Riding to the center of the Milky Way as the Beatles play...

    "You and me chasing paper
    Getting nowhere
    On our way back home
    We're on our way home
    We're on our way home
    We're going home."
    (--Two of Us)


    "..Nothing's gonna change my world,
    Nothing's gonna change my world.
    Sounds of laughter shades of earth are ringing
    Through my open views inciting and inviting me
    Limitless undying love which shines around me like a
    million suns, it calls me on and on
    Across the universe
    Jai guru de va om
    Nothing's gonna change my world,
    Nothing's gonna change my world.."
    (--Across the Universe)

    Photo from:

  • astronomy pic
  • From the; We kinda already knew that department

    For what it's worth Kerry more than likely
    won Ohio, but you knew that didn't you?

    From kpete at:

  • democratic underground

  • The Gun is Smoking - 2004 Ohio Precinct-Level Exit Poll Data Show Virtually
    Irrefutable Evidence of Vote Miscount

    The National Election Data Archive (NEDA) is the first mathematical team to release a valid scientific analysis of the precinct-level 2004 Ohio presidential exit poll data. NEDA's analysis provides virtually irrefutable evidence of vote miscount.

    (PRWEB) January 17, 2006 -- There is significant controversy about whether the 2004 presidential election was conducted fairly and its votes counted correctly. According to results of the major national election exit poll conducted for the National Election Pool by Edison/Mitofsky (E/M), Kerry won Ohio's pivotal vote, though the official tally gave the state, and thus the presidency, to Bush. The conduct of Ohio's election was formally debated by Congress in January 2005.

    The National Election Data Archive (NEDA) is the first mathematical team to release a valid scientific analysis of the precinct-level 2004 Ohio presidential exit poll data "The Gun is Smoking: Ohio 2004 Exit Poll Discrepancies Are Consistent with Outcome-Altering Vote Miscount" available at http://electionarchive.org/ucvAnalysis/OH/Ohio-Exit-Pol... . NEDA's analysis provides significant evidence of an outcome-altering vote miscount.

    The analysis is based on the most accurate statistical method yet devised for determining whether exit poll error, random variations, or vote count manipulation cause the discrepancies between exit polls and official vote tallies. This analysis method was made public recently by NEDA in "Vote Miscounts or Exit Poll Error? New Mathematical Function for Analyzing Exit Poll Discrepancy" available at http://electionarchive.org/ucvAnalysis/US/Exit-Poll-Ana...

    Exit Polls were conducted in 49 of Ohio’s 11,360 precincts. At least 40% of Ohio's polled precincts show statistically significant differences between Kerry’s exit poll percent and official vote count percent. 35% of these discrepancies underestimated the Kerry official vote share. This is five times the number expected. Three of the most glaring examples are:

    Tons more at:

  • prweb
  • Tuesday, January 17, 2006

    If a tree falls in the forest...Major Al Gore speech ignored

    Al Gore at the UN, file photo

    Just another reason to NEVER watch corporate cable "News".

    .."the earthshaking "Breaking News" banner? An overturned tanker truck
    on a New York highway."

    This is from The daoureport

    If a tree falls in a forest... A former Vice-President of the United States delivers a major speech accusing George W. Bush of breaking the law. What do all three cable news nets cover under the "Breaking News" banner? An overturned tanker truck on a New York highway. THIS is the problem for the left. And as I've said a hundred times: if the Dem establishment doesn't go after the media institutionally, things simply will not change. It's astonishing to me that they haven't gotten it yet. The only other option is for the progressive netroots to organize and fight the media on its own, an uphill struggle, to say the least...

    and more:
    democratic underground

    Monday, January 16, 2006

    Beautiful Fool-Happy Birthday

    "I have a dream today."
    Love you Martin, Happy Birthday!
    Got this from Susie at:
    Suburban Guerrilla

    Beautiful Fool

    Martin Luther who did you think that you were?
    Appointed by some higher up
    Merely mortal, your plans were unaffordable
    No one wants to pay for love

    Oh you beautiful fool
    Swimmin up stream, kickin’ up waves
    Dreams weren’t meant to come true
    That’s why they call ‘em dreams
    Oh you beautiful fool

    Walter Cronkite pre-empted Disney one night
    And all us kids were so upset
    We thought that you were a trouble instigator
    Marchin’ through our T.V. set

    Oh you beautiful fool
    Swimmin up stream, kickin’ up waves
    Dreams weren’t meant to come true
    That’s why they call ‘em dreams
    Oh you beautiful fool

    To fight a fight without a fist all human instinct
    puzzles this
    How dare you threaten our existence
    Mahatma Gandhi, Jesus Christ, history repeats
    itself so nice
    Consistently we are resistant to love
    I saw you on the black and white
    With Blacks and White’s applauding you
    I saw you on another time
    Without a sign of life in you

    Oh you beautiful fool
    Swimmin up stream, kickin’ up waves
    Dreams weren’t meant to come true
    That’s why they call ‘em dreams
    Oh you beautiful fool.
    - Don Henry

    Saturday, January 14, 2006

    Stop the presses!!

    Worst newspaper error ever?

    I loved this one from Alas A Blog
    Via: educeme

    Thursday, January 12, 2006

    From Wolcott


  • James Wolcott's Blog
  • .
    This needs to be repeated as often as possible and everywhere possible.

    .."The warbloggers profess to be outraged, sickened, and appalled by
    Mideast violence yet increasingly are giving vent to their own violent
    fantasies directed at domestic foes, whom they consider traitors,
    appeasers, etc. They fantasize about their least favorite bloggers being
    beheaded, or hanging liberal traitors from lamp posts should there be
    another terrorist attack. Sites like Little Green Footballs, Atlas Shrugs,
    and their ilk have a lynch-mob mentality that has gotten uglier as the
    situation in Iraq has worsened. They blame Cindy Sheehan (recently voted
    "Idiotarian of the Year" at LGF), Michael Moore, and liberal Democrats
    for how badly the war has gone because they don't have the courage and
    honesty to blame the real architects of failure: Rumsfeld, who went to
    war with too few troops to carry out an occupation; Wolfowitz and the
    rest of the neocon brain trust, who assured Americans that the invasion
    would be greeted with flowers and candy, and the war would pay for itself
    through oil revenues; the U.S. military, which didn't anticipate a strong
    insurgency and arrogantly ran roughshod over the Iraqi people early in the occupation, enflaming the insurgency even more; and Bush oment of almost
    sociopathic hubris, taunted the insurgency with the three words that should
    be chiseled in disgrace on the wall of his future presidential library:
    "Bring 'em on." According to a recent poll, 55% of Americans no longer
    believe the war with Iraq was worth fighting. Are the majority of Americans "defeatniks"? If so, I must be more
    influential than I thought."

  • Atrios
  • I've always suspected this

    C'mon, it would explain a lot.
    Got it at Bartcop

    Wednesday, January 11, 2006

    Again and again, liar, liar

    This man lies just for the sake of lying, he lies
    when the truth would do.

    "That's why more than a hundred Democrats in the House and the Senate -- who had access to the same intelligence -- voted to support removing Saddam Hussein from power." George W. Bush, November 11, 2005

    .."A congressional report made public yesterday concluded that President Bush and his inner circle had access to more intelligence and reviewed more sensitive material than what was shared with Congress when it gave Bush the authority to wage war against Iraq…

    The report, done by the Congressional Research Service at the request of Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), comes amid allegations by Democrats that administration officials exaggerated Iraq's weapons capabilities and terrorism ties and then resisted inquiries into the intelligence failures."

  • bottleofblog, again.
  • this will hurt your eyes

    This makes my eyes water.

  • link

  • and original link
  • Monday, January 09, 2006

    Dubya and mine safety(Hint: None)

    From hullabaloo:

    ...It's also worth remembering that since reaching office, Our Fearless Leader cut MSHA (Mine Safety and Health Administration) funds in real dollars, fired a whistleblower, put a mining company executive in charge,
    cbs news

    reduced staff by 170,aflcio
    tried to slash funding even more,
    working for change
    and exempted the MSHA from the Freedom of Information Act.

    He did, however, arrange a photo op with the last group of high-profile miners trapped in the ground, and said this for the cameras:

    "It was their determination to stick together and to comfort each other that really defines kind of a new spirit that's prevalent in our country, that when one of us suffer, all of us suffers."

    Mr. Bush, we are told, has given up spirits.

    edit: are we all suffering now?

    Scott mahablog
    and Barb

    tell us that the mine in question had (among other issues) a full 273 safety violations in the past two years

    Leah lefarkins
    puts all this into context

    Remember the Anthrax? I do

    From The Bulldog Manifesto a few choice excerpts:

    Anthrax? Hello? Anybody Home? Hello?

    Here we are, it's 2006. Anybody remember the Anthrax scare?

    Ahhh c'mon, you remember don't you? It was that freaky time in your life when you weren't sure whether the world was about to suddenly come to an end. Remember the days soon after 9/11, when anthrax started appearing everywhere? Do you remember how gas masks were selling on Ebay for hundreds of dollars? Do you remember how you feared for your family's life as your television sold you a bill of goods about these Anthrax letters, reportedly sent by Arabs?

    Do you remember how Anthrax was on television, in magazines, in newspapers; seemingly downloaded into your brain at almost every moment of your waking day-- for months? According to a LexisNexis search conducted by TomDispatch.com, "between Oct. 4 and Dec. 4, 2001, 389 stories appeared in the New York Times with "anthrax" in the headline." During the same period, 238 "anthrax" stories appeared in the Washington Post. Think about that for a second. Now consider the noise made by all the other media outlets. Now add all that noise together. That's a lot of noise.

    These days though, the silence is deafening.


    But here is the real gist of it all:

    All the anthrax used in the various anthrax attacks in 2001 came from a United States military base. They all came from the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID), Fort Detrick, Maryland. But there were two separate mailings of anthrax letters. One batch of letters was mailed on or about September 18, 2001. This batch went to various media outlets and contained cutaneous anthrax (Ames Strain).

    Then on or about October, 9, 2001, the second batch of letters was mailed out. This batch contained a much more lethal "weaponized version" of the Ames strain. These letters were sent to two Democratic Senators.

    Hydrocarbon analysis showed that all of the anthrax found in the letters was incubated within two years of the time it was mailed.


    A Few More Things to Make Your Head Spin
    1. Members of the White House (including Bush, Cheney, and the Cabinet) were given the antibiotic CIPRO on September 11, 2001-- seven (7) days prior to the date the first anthrax letter was even mailed. (I wasn't aware that antibiotics could save you from a jumbo jet smashing into your building, cool!)

    2. Even after it was determined that the only anthrax to ever be used in a terrorist attack against American citizens came from our own military base, the Bush administration had Colin Powell waving around a vial of faux-anthrax at the United Nations in February of 2003. We invaded and occupied Iraq because, as Colin Powell stated that day, "Saddam Hussein has not verifiably accounted for even one teaspoon-full of this deadly material". (Considering that it was our own anthrax that was used against us in the 2001 anthrax letters, isn't this statement

    The Bulldog Manifesto

    More on The forgotten Anthrax menace at:

    What a bender can do?

    In case you haven't already seen it.

    President Bush makes a few remarks after visiting wounded soldiers at Brooke Army Medical Center, Sunday, Jan. 1, 2006, in San Antonio, Texas. President Bush is sporting a cut on the left side of his forehead from cutting down brush on his ranch. (AP Photo/Lawrence Jackson)

    From bottleofblog

    I laugh about it.

    I like to kid about how, when I was in college, it wasn't unusual for me and my friends to cut and clear so much "brush" that, by the next day, we couldn't even remember where we cut that brush.

    Sometimes, we'd wind up, in the early hours of the morning, holding onto a toilet, just vomitting up all the "brush" we had "cut". That's called "clearing" "brush", I guess. Once, I "cut" so much "brush", I got stomped by a pair of giant Samoan bouncers outside the Allen Room on College Avenue.

    Apparently, they preferred that I just "trim" the "brush" and not "cut" so much. Fucking tree-huggers.

    And me and my friends would get up the next day, after "cutting" and "clearing" so much "brush", and we'd literally stink of "brush". No amount of toothpaste or mouthwash could get the taste of "brush" out of our mouths.

    But that didn't stop us from going out again that night for a "bike ride"!

    And, it goes without saying, we "rode" our "bikes" hard, sometimes even passing out from a long "bike" "ride".

    I joke about it.

    I like to point out that there are only two kinds of grownups in modern American life who show up in public with as many contusions, lacerations, and bruises on their faces on such a regular basis as George W. Bush:

    1. Prizefighters; and

    2. Falling down drunks.

    Though, to be fair, maybe rodeo clowns and women married to Bob Dornan do as well.

    But I'm completely serious about it. And anybody who just didn't wake up on Earth yesterday should be, too.

    The dude is a serious boozer. He hasn't given up shit.

    Worth continuing:


    Thursday, January 05, 2006

    Time for the Weblog Awards

    Weblog Awards

    Check out the Bloggies . You can nominate three sites per category.

    "It's now the sixth year of the world's most established weblog awards,
    the Bloggies™.
    Personal Web

    publishing never stops growing, and that means this year the public will have more contenders than

    ever to select from when choosing the year's best weblogs"

    Pick 'em

    Wednesday, January 04, 2006

    Fav Book

    The best book I read this year-Kite Runner-sad and uplifting also-Excellent book.

    Bushco using Katrina tragedy as cover to fund religous schools

    Who woulda thunk it ol' dubya is using Katrina destruction as an excuse to
    feed your tax money to religous schools:

    The ever vigilent Corrente

    Bush uses Katrina to fund religious schools through vouchers

    "...The president of the National Education Association, Reg Weaver, called
    the bill part of "the worst assault on public education in American history."

    "For the first time ever," Mr. Weaver said, "taxpayers will be forced to pay
    for a nationwide voucher program. ... Religious schools will be allowed to
    receive taxpayer dollars, and proselytize and discriminate in hiring on the
    basis of religion." The text of the legislation does allow parents of students
    attending religious schools funded by the bill to "opt out" of any worship
    or other religious activities..."

    Mathews not only a Media Ho but on the Take?

    Chris "Tweety" Mathews up to his neck in Abramoff?
    From Daily Kos
    via Suburban Guerrilla
    Suburban Guerrilla
    Chris “Tweety” Matthews was part of the gang that pitched in to help
    Abramoff’s fake “charity” – you know, the Republican slush fund?
    (Wonder if he got any of those skybox seats?)

    Daily Kos

    Matthews implicated in Abramoff scandal
    Okay, things are suddenly starting to make sense. If you were wondering why Chris Matthews was so desperate to explain away the Abramoff scandal, now we know why. Aravosis has the scoop.
    "...Then we go back to March 5, 2003 and find out that Chris Matthews helped put on an event benefiting the very same "Capital Athletic Foundation":

    It's called the Interactive Spy Game Gala. Scheduled for March 26 at the International Spy Museum in Washington, the event's purpose is to raise about $300,000 for the Capital Athletic Foundation....

    Fox News Channel's Tony Snow is master of ceremonies, and Fox's Brit Hume and MSNBC's Chris Matthews are aboard. Opera great Placido Domingo is an event committee member. But, this being Washington, the event will be mostly populated by powerful lawmakers, including Rep. Tom DeLay, R-Texas; Sen. Rick Santorum, R-Pa.; and Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, R-Calif..."


    "...There's the ethical issues with this so-called journalist hanging out in (and helping with) such a blatantly partisan event. It's again obvious that his schmoozing with the rich and powerful have hampered his ability to commentate on those issues properly detached and rational. He's been co-opted by the DeLay/Abramoff machine.

    Combined, those two issues make it painfully obvious why Matthews is completely uncredible to discuss this issue. Of course, this being the modern media at work, he'll continue to play his role in efforts to explain and obfuscate this scandal away..."

    Daily Kos

    Monday, January 02, 2006

    2005 in Review: Top Ten Lists from a Year of Watching the FOX

    Ayear of watching FAUX News? Talk about pain and suffering.
    2005 in Review: Top Ten from a Year of Watching the FOX

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