They can turn on your cell phone when you think you've turned it "off," and listen in on anything the microphone can pick up. Which is probably a much wider range than you think it is.
After she attends a meeting about the Baker Report...
Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-NY) joins Sen. Lieberman (I-CT) at a press conference to announce the launch of a nationwide television PSA campaign about video game ratings at 3:00 pm ET in the Dirksen Senate Office Building in Washington, DC.
Apparently, we're in election gear solid. Read below the fold...
I remembered the extensive, vehement comment thread about Joe Biden's "humorous" comments on South Carolina's Articles of Secession when I read this column by WaPo's Harold Meyerson: Read below the fold...
After I threw my copy of The Purpose Driven Life at the radio during the Iraq Studly Group NPR coverage, it squawked, went dead, and then began to emit the material I have transcribed below:
|Announcer:||Are you embarrassed easily? I am. But it's nothing to worry about. It's all part of growing up and being a pundit. This course is designed to eliminate embarrassment, to enable you to talk freely around real subjects, to deny inconvenient and embarrassing truths, and to sniff Hillary's panties. The course has been designed by David Broder, Dean of The Institute of Large-footed and Pasty White Men in Arlington, Virginia. Here, he himself introduces the course.|
|Broder:||Hello, my name is David Broder. Thank you for inviting me into your home. My method is the result of six years work here at the Institute, in which subjects were exposed to simulated embarrassment predicaments, over a prolonged fart - period! time! (fart) ...Sorry. Lesson 1: Words. Do any of these words embarrass you?|
|Voice over:||Teabag. Wurlitzer. Cocktail weinies.|
|Broder:||Now let's go on to something ruder:|
|Voice over:||Wankel rotary engine|
|Broder:||Now lesson 2: Noises. Noises are a major embarrassment source. Even words like "my pet goat", "potent tool" and "eight-inch, cut" cannot rival the embarrassment potential of sound. Listen to this, if you can:
How do you rate your embarrassment response?
If C, you are loosening up, and will soon be ready for this:
[more embarrassing sounds]
Well! How did you rate?
Now lesson 3, in which these rude and dirty sounds are combined with visual suggestions into a embarrassment simulation situation. You are the waiter at this table:
|Cindy:||George, I've got something to show you...
[Unzipping body bag, thud of bloody corpse]
|Broder:||Score 5 for no embarrassment, score 3 for slight embarrassment, and 1 for...|
When Phil runs, people talk...
Well, he'll run in '08 provided his aching joints hold up that long. Once elected, King Philip Jumbo Chumly III, better known as Phil, will likely pee all over the White House and bark at guests (he learned most of what he knows from John Bolton). Read below the fold...
Outgoing Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nevada, praised the [Iraq Study Group] report as a "tremendous step forward."
"[Bush] has the ball in his court now," Reid said. "It is up to President Bush to implement the recommendations of this commission."
"We're going to be watching very closely after the first of the year with oversight hearings" conducted by the Foreign Affairs Committee, the Armed Services Committee and the Intelligence Committee.Read below the fold...