This ‘n That

Quote of interest (via BradBlog) – from Chuck Hagel:

Hagel, who considered running for the GOP presidential nomination as an antiwar candidate, told the foreign policy experts that he would give the Bush administration “the lowest grade of any I’ve known.”

I have to say this is one of the most arrogant, incompetent administrations I’ve ever seen or ever read about,” Hagel said, according to our colleague Robert Kaiser, who attended the speech. In case his audience didn’t get the point, Hagel also said: “They have failed the country.”

‘Why Tuesday’ Candidate Challenge. Hear answers from all the 2008 candidates themselves on the issues.

McCain Blames Rise of Hitler on Ron Paul’s ‘Isolationism’ at the Republican CNN/YouTube Debate (Geez.. Great response from Ron Paul):

Here is Juan Cole’s take on what happened in this embarrassing exchange.
Here was an interesting take from Salon on last night’s debate: The godawful GOP debate.

Keith Olbermann is releasing a new book! Its called “Truth and Consequences: Special Comments on the Bush Administration’s War on American Values”. It won’t be released until December 29,2007, but it is already racing up the charts!

Apparently Osama bin Laden has put out yet another tape.. This time he is accepting full responsibility 6 years after 9/11. (Better late than never..) I find this interesting, after I commented last month that to date, the FBI has not charged Bin Laden with the 9/11 attacks. According to the FBI’s “Most Wanted Terrorist” list, Usama Bin Laden is at the top, but nowhere does it say he is wanted for 9/11..

I found this gem today called “Is Bush Stupid? Well, duh..” (via: The Smirking Chimp). Gorn, here are a lot more quotes to choose from..

This Friday night Bill Moyers Journal profiles the politically powerful group Christians United for Israel (CUFI), whose leader, Pastor John Hagee, wants to bring millions of Christians together to support Israel. This should be interesting.. Remember Max Blumenthal’s video on this?

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Subpoenas revisited (again..)

I almost hate posting on this because this is getting so ridiculous.. But.. here it is…

via: CNN

The chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee rejected White House claims of executive privilege and demanded Thursday that key White House aides testify in the case of the controversial firings of U.S. attorneys.

The committee’s investigation has found “significant and uncontroverted evidence that the president had no involvement in these firings,” Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vermont, said. Thus, the White House can’t claim executive privilege or immunity, which are meant to protect private communications between a president and White House aides, he ruled.

The committee has issued subpoenas for White House chief of staff Josh Bolten and former political advisor Karl Rove, among others.

Hmmmm….. Wake me up when they actually follow through with something…. yawn…….. snore…………..

Giuliani flooded with bad press..

Rudy can’t seem to get a break. Couldn’t happen to a nicer guy..

First, the article by the Politico came out yesterday, right before the Republican CNN/YouTube Debate:

As New York mayor, Rudy Giuliani billed obscure city agencies for tens of thousands of dollars in security expenses amassed during the time when he was beginning an extramarital relationship with future wife Judith Nathan in the Hamptons, according to previously undisclosed government records.

The documents, obtained by Politico under New York’s Freedom of Information Law, show that the mayoral costs had nothing to do with the functions of the little-known city offices that defrayed his tabs, including agencies responsible for regulating loft apartments, aiding the disabled and providing lawyers for indigent defendants.

At the time, the mayor’s office refused to explain the accounting to city auditors, citing “security.”

The Hamptons visits resulted in hotel, gas and other costs for Giuliani’s New York Police Department security detail.
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Exploding cell phones?

via BBC:

Authorities in South Korea are investigating the death of a man amid reports he may have been killed by an exploding mobile phone battery.

He was found at his workplace with a melted battery in his shirt pocket and punctured lungs and heart.

A co-worker said the victim was bleeding from the nose and his shirt had soot in the shape of a phone.

Kim Hun, a doctor at Chungbuk National University Hospital, told South Korea’s Kookmin Ilbo: “There were burns on his left chest, and fractures of his ribs and spine as well as haemorrhaging in the lungs.

“Considering all these factors, it seems that high pressure from an explosion damaged his lungs and heart, leading to his death.”

I heard this on CNN this morning. Strange story.. They were telling women not to have their cell phones in the bottoms of their purses where they will bang around. This particular phone was from the #5 top cell phone maker, but that particular phone is apparently not sold in the US. I am wondering if this is something having to do with that PARTICULAR cell phone, or cell phones in general.

Conservapedia Answers Conservative’s Important Questions

Conservapedia was started because Wikipedia is believed to have such a liberal bias conservatives felt the need to start their own site. It calls itself “The Trustworthy Encyclopedia”.   Is this the site to go to for “trustworthy” information on homosexuality? 

Here is the list of  Most Viewed Pages from the Statistics Page at Conservapedia:

1.  Homosexuality
2.  Main Page
3.  Homosexuality and Hepatitis
4.   Homosexuality and Parasites
5.   Gay Bowel Syndrome
6.   Homosexuality and Promiscuity
7.   Homosexual Couples and Domestic Violence 
8.  Homosexuality and Gonorrhea
9.  Homosexuality and Anal Cancer
10. Homosexuality and Mental Health


One would hope that this information then would be trustworthy. However, when you go to the topic “Homosexuality” the first heading is “Bible Statements Regarding Homosexuality”. And it gets worse from there. See for yourself by following the above link.

Who’s Crazy?

The Questions for the Day.

Who’s calling?

An enterprising gentleman called his jailer from the jail and asked to be released. His request was granted but now the Government claims he cheated and they want him back.

Who won?

A lucky gentleman cashed in a lottery ticket for $1,000,000. The Government claims he cheated and wants it back.

Personal Freedom at work!