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Saturday, January 21

Week In Review

Not a comprehensive list- just some interesting stuff.

Fear Mongering on the Rise- Osama threatened the US again. It seems we weren't scared enough to not pay attention to the GOP scandals. The bird flu hasn't pandemic-ized. Yet. We haven't been anthraxed. Yet. Our subways weren't bombed. Yet. It's going to take Iran 5 years to make a WMD. Whew. Our children, which parents are afraid to say "no" to, may look at porn because Google won't comply with the Justice Department. Yet. Anti-war sentiment is making the terrorists bolder. Hey Osama, Could you release another threatening tape, Love George and Dick. Bill Frist, in a purely political effort to hurt Democratic politicians is fucking up the country. He doesn't care about people and it's out in the open.

Osama's Book Club- The book that bin Laden mentioned in his tape, "Rogue State", went from 205,763 to 26 on's index of the most-ordered books. Author William Blum was on Olbermann last night and stated that he was not repulsed by Osama's recommendation because terrorism is caused by US foreign policy. He doesn't expect to become wealthy from book sales as only 2,000 were printed, he mentioned last night. WaPo has more. Furthermore, the US isn't raising security levels after the tape was broadcast.


That nasty nasty Bill Frist was in the news this week being a big fat defensive bully out to screw the dems, not to mention his very own country. He is truly a menace to society.

From HuffPo: Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) tried to secure time this week to speak on the Senate floor about Supreme Court nominee Judge Samuel Alito. But Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist would not allow any time for speeches until January 25, a day after the Senate Judiciary Committee votes on Alito's nomination.

Frist went on to piss me off even more with his attempts destroy the fabric of democracy:
Reuters: Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist told Republican Party activists on Friday night that U.S. Supreme Court nominee Samuel Alito was the "worst nightmare of liberal Democrats."
Furthermore, Frist and Delay's office were accused by Rep Louise Slaughter on Air America's "The Majority Report", of day trading out of their offices based on bills they knew were going to be passed which would affect commodities prices. Martha Stewart went to jail for insider trading.

From Kos: "I'm going to track this down, I know it's true," Slaughter told us,"that Frist, DeLay and probably others had some day traders working out of their offices." Those working out of the Congressional offices "would find out there's a bill being written by lobbyists, that there would be no asbestos bill ... and when the market opened the next day, the cost of asbestos stock had doubled."

Flack over Flak After all the flack the pentagon took for providing inferior body armor to our troops, the US Army awared a 70 million dollar contract to California-based Ceradyne Inc. to produce side inserts for body armor. Does anyone know what ties this company has to the GOP?


Google Oogle-
This week Google's stock plummeted after word got out that it refused to comply with the Justice Department and reveal it's records on millions of users. It turns out that Google really doesn't give a shit about your privacy, they just don't want their corporate secrets revealed. Stock holders probably were grossed out at the thought of another big circle jerk in the GOP over their internet searches. I made a point of searching for "Fascism" on the search engines this week.

The Justice Department insisted that they weren't looking to target individuals. Yeah right. "It says it is trying to establish a profile of Internet use that will help it defend the Child Online Protection Act, a 1998 law that would impose tough criminal penalties on individuals whose Web sites carried material deemed harmful to minors." -NY Times

I imagine that the congress has it's own link to pedophilia without using search engines because they didn't seem to be alarmed.


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