He's got a blog, but I can't seem to leave any comments. It's not a bad speech, but a couple of points indicate to me that he still doesn't quite grok the nature of political and news blogging.
What does the future look like in a world in which the consumer has taken over the printing press, the dark room, the television studio? What does the result of a mash-up of professional and â€œamateurâ€ actually look like?
[UPDATE Kossack RenaRF points out that the last time Turki resigned unexpectedly was on... September 4, 2001. Eesh. I guess this explains why Bush is postponing his big strategery speech 'til January. Tinfoil, anyone?] Read more about Saudi ambassador leaves DC abruptly to spend more time with his family
IIRC, the current CEO pay rate is ~500x that of their average worker. Now, my question to shareholders is, while you may be fine with that, don't you think it's time to find some CEOs who don't believe that they should also have droite de seigneurie over your money?
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Which explains a lot, if you think about it.
I made a rough transcript of the amazing propaganda video from [cough] Christian Embassy. (You can see the whole thing at C&L.) Here is just one of the many juicy quotes: Read more about In video, Pentagon Christianists say they'd rather study the Bible than do their jobs
Personally, I don't give two shits. As Mrs. Patrick Campbell, the actress, once said:
Does it really matter what these affectionate people doâ€”so long as they donâ€™t do it in the streets and frighten the horses!
But the Christianists, having disguised their own warped sociological and psychological reasons as theology, care deeply. And so Ted Haggard, erm, went down. Read more about Sweet jeebus, are all the megachurch pastors gay, or just some of them?
Christian Embassy, a theocratic front group, made a video with soldiers, in uniform, proselytizing, and a General violating his oath of office by admitting he puts his country third, after his family and the God of His Choice. Read more about Military Christianists pull rank to force their beliefs on subordinates
You have to go over to Tennessee Guerilla Women, which it seems is not a standard web page according to the omnipotent Google, to find Paul Krugman's good post today about our Outsourcer in Chief. I've thrown in some links that the good Dr. Krugman omitted. Shown is only the part germane to my soapbox, but do read it all. Read more about Drowning Accountability in the Bathtub First
This Saturday Gore is hosting a network of 1,600 house parties across the country to watch and discuss his documentary, "An Inconvenient Truth," with the Democrat planning to address the gatherings by satellite hookup. The movie is on the short list of feature-length documentaries being considered for Oscar nominations.
Dennis throws his hat in the ring:
CLEVELAND - Democratic Rep. Dennis Kucinich, who unsuccessfully ran for president in 2004, said Monday he is planning to run again because his party isn't pushing hard enough to end the war in Iraq.
In a statement, Kucinich said he plans to formally announce his candidacy for 2008 on Tuesday at City Hall, where he served as mayor of his hometown in the 1970s.
Oh, call me a "process liberal," but here are just a few Republican outrages I will neither forget nor forgive:
1. 1998 - Republicans impeach President Bill Clinton over a blowjob.
2. 2000 - Republicans steal the Presidential election, with the help of Jeb Bush (Florida felon's list) and Antonin Scalia (Bush v. Gore)
3. 2002 - Republicans use the AUMF (Authorization to Use Military Force) as a political tool to win the mid-terms Read more about Some things I don't plan to "get over" anytime soon
This story from the Times didn't get any play on Sunday, so I thought I'd take a look at it today. The short version:
Question: How can you "stand up" the Iraqi army when they're selling all their new guns in the black market?
Answer: You can't. We are so fucked. Read more about Why did Bush flood the Iraqi black market with guns?