So we’ve got a president who doesn’t read newspapers or watch the news. And Secretaries of Defense and Homeland Security who don’t use email. Should we just shut off the power and turn the capitol into Amish country? It’s ironic that the Bush administration argues that it needs to bypass the courts when wiretapping Americans […]
Archives for February 2006
Click image for a larger version. And like Cheney, we figured we’d wait five days until commenting on the shooting. Care of Animal New York.
A belated shout out for, um, us. New York Magazine has a great article on blogging this week and they were kind enough to mention us. [from NY Mag]: FREE WILLIAMSBURG What Is It? Hipster heaven Who’s Behind It? Robert Lanham, 34 Based Where? Williamsburg (of course!) Rank: No. 6,885 The site covers things ‘burg […]
In addition to the $250,000 given to Armstrong Williams to promote No Child Left Behind, here’s what you money bought [from Adweek]: A Food and Drug Administration contract had the objective of warning the public about the “consequences and potential dangers of buying prescription drugs from non-U.S. sources.” “expert advice and support in the development […]
A big thanks to RBALLY, who has lots of new live MP3’s available on his blog. He’s got everyone from Cat Power to Art Brut to Sleater Kinney. Here are some highlights from recent BBC performances [Via BrooklynVegan] Belle and Sebastian on BBC The Blues Are Still Blue Dress Up In You Funny Little Frog […]
This is either the best idea ever, or the worst. Maybe both: Point Break LIVE!, the absurdist stage adaptation of the 1992 Keanu Reeves extreme-sports blockbuster, surfs into Galapagos for an exclusive one-month engagement. The show, which garnered a ‚”Seattle P-I Best of Seattle 2004″ award, as well as rave reviews across the nation, tells […]
Brooklyn Rock is offering a 3-day festival of music next week. The line-up includes lots of under the radar local favorites. Best of all, they are offering a free one-year subscription to TimeOut for anyone who buys a $10, one-day ticket. Sign up here. See the schedule here.
It was Cheney who authorized the leaks. Vice President Dick Cheney’s former chief of staff, I. Lewis (Scooter) Libby, testified to a federal grand jury that he had been “authorized” by Cheney and other White House “superiors” in the summer of 2003 to disclose classified information to journalists to defend the Bush administration’s use of […]
Having no logical defense against his illegal wiretaps, Bush decides to rely on what always works best for his administration. Good old-fashioned fear.
Huff Post currently has this as their top story, but we thought we’d run it too since it’s been buried elsewhere: DeLay, R-Texas, … claimed a seat on the subcommittee overseeing the Justice Department, which is currently investigating an influence-peddling scandal involving disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff and his dealings with lawmaker Can anyone say “conflict […]