Submitted by shystee on Fri, 03/10/2006 - 10:45am
One potential private-equity buyer is Washington's Carlyle Group, which bought the U.S. container-shipping business of CSX Corp. in 2002 for $300 million, selling it two years later for $650 million. Also, the Dubai government has been an investor in Carlyle's investment funds and put $100 million into its latest, $7.85 billion buyout fund. Read below the fold...
Submitted by lambert on Fri, 03/10/2006 - 10:25am
Pretty soon, only the KoolAid drinkers will be left. AP on the AP-Ipsos poll:
Nearly 70 percent of people say the U.S. is on the wrong track, a 6-point jump since February. Read below the fold...
Submitted by lambert on Thu, 03/09/2006 - 11:24pm
Here's a curious little coincidence from The Times
The chief of an Indian tribe represented by the lobbyist Jack Abramoff was admitted to a meeting with President Bush in 2001 days after the tribe paid a prominent conservative lobbying group $25,000 at Mr. Abramoff's direction, according to documents and interviews.
Of course, $25,000 is chump change. Read below the fold...
Submitted by lambert on Thu, 03/09/2006 - 11:04pm
You can answer--and do it now, because he publishes the answers tomorrow. (And remember, this is Froomkin, not L'il Debbie. Use your indoor voices and be nice.) Read below the fold...
Submitted by lambert on Thu, 03/09/2006 - 9:05pm
Submitted by Sarah on Thu, 03/09/2006 - 8:53pm
and according to AP the Tenn GOP is onto something. As reported by the online version of The Tennesseean:
Bill would tighten livestock feed rules
Tennessee is "playing Russian roulette" with mad cow disease until it clamps down on livestock feed regulations, state Rep. Frank Niceley said yesterday.<--break--> Read below the fold...
Submitted by lambert on Thu, 03/09/2006 - 12:54pm
Well, duh. He's a Republican! Still, it's good to get on the record. WaPo:
After saying in January that he would end his regular meetings with lobbyists, Sen. Rick Santorum (Pa.), the third-ranking GOP leader in the Senate, has continued to meet with many of the same lobbyists at the same time and on the same day of the week.
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Submitted by SteveAudio on Thu, 03/09/2006 - 12:53pm
My sister Kristin died from complications of cervical cancer. It was a painful and humiliating experience for her, yet she made it seem more graceful than I can even still imagine. She showed strength, humor, determination, and ultimately wisdom as the journey quickly ran its course.
One of her proudest moments, and mine for her, was when she bought her cabin in the mountains. With no family help, she found and bought a wonderful escape hatch, somewhere she could go and leave the world behind. Read below the fold...
Submitted by chicago dyke on Thu, 03/09/2006 - 8:27am
Most mornings my breakfast is like this one, getting the brain started and all that. We were talking about scary things like Xtianity and fascism, and ideologies ancient and modern. Anyhoo- I had this thought about Ciro and "our" loss there. Read below the fold...
Submitted by lambert on Wed, 03/08/2006 - 10:25pm
Submitted by MJS on Wed, 03/08/2006 - 10:07pm
Republican Senator Bill Napoli of South Dakota said the following regarding under what circumstances it would be okay for a woman to have a say in what she does with her own body: Read below the fold...
Submitted by lambert on Wed, 03/08/2006 - 9:49pm
Submitted by Sarah on Wed, 03/08/2006 - 7:42pm
Marsha Sharp's last Big 12 women's college basketball game is in the books. After 24 years at the helm of Texas Tech's Lady Raiders, Coach Sharp is hanging up her whistle at the end of the season. Today, her team was beaten by the Missouri Tigers in the quarter-finals of the league tourney. The Tigers will face Oklahoma tomorrow night in a semi-final match. Last year's national champions, Baylor, are playing against Kansas State right now for a shot at the other semifinal game. Read below the fold...
Submitted by chicago dyke on Wed, 03/08/2006 - 7:41pm
That is to say, don't give yourself three "heavy" selections in a row and expect to go unaffected by them. Read below the fold...
Submitted by lambert on Wed, 03/08/2006 - 6:24pm
We know, of course, that Republicans promote anger and use it manipulatively. (That's why, in a classic case of WPS and protective coloration, the Republicans relentlessly propagate the meme of Hilllary's supposed "anger.") What I hadn't realized was that their emotional manipulation was driven by data mining as part of their field operations.
What should our strategy be? What should our emotion be?
WaPo: Read below the fold...