Make Hate Not Anti-Globalization
Blair’s Law in action:
Right-wing extremists looking for converts appear to be trying to subvert the anti-globalization movement, using at least one intentionally confusing website and possibly even showing up at major protests to recruit activists directly.
Bush displays Midas touch in fund-raising
He may have just bought the Alabama governor’s office for Bob Riley.
Bush may spurn U.N. program
President Bush is poised to reject the advice of his own fact-finding team and cut off millions of dollars to a United Nations family planning program that abortion opponents contend supports forced abortions in China.
It doesn’t. In fact, the fact-finding team contends that it reduces them through education and birth control. Given the anti-sex right’s views on sex education and birth control, that didn’t help any. This isn’t about China, this is about the goofy political views of the GOP and the Religious Right, which are increasingly interchangeable.
The money has already been appropriated by Congress, but that won’t stop the Bush Administration. As I’ve pointed out ad nauseum in the context of the Endangered Species Act, the administration only enforces the law when it wants to. Screw the financial stuff, as far as I’m concerned the real scandal is the administration’s under-the-table attempt to seize the legislative function.
Bin Laden said well, planning more attacks
Whether this guy (an “Arab journalist with close ties to the Saudi-born
militant” terrorist — corrected from the Reutersese) is telling the truth, he has no personal knowledge. He’s just taking the word of Osama’s associates fellow terrorists.
“They also said bin Laden would not appear in a video and just say words. He will make another appearance only after his people attack the Americans again,” he said.
“He wants to appear when he has something to discuss.”
You know, he’s like a guest on a talk show, only going to show up when he has something to plug.
Actually, Brendan, I called you an asshole not because you criticized the Blogosphere, which is just fine with me. Criticism makes us strong. I called you an asshole because you were acting like an asshole, and because you’ve decided that only British and Irish, and not American, are proper English.
washingtonpost.com: Former Internet Darling DrKoop.com Sold for $186,000
Wow. Even after the Bust that seems low. It’s about one penny for every five dollars the IPO brought in, unless my math is more messed up than usual.
Salon in six months?
State wildlife officials: Take our pigs — please
Washington hunters have been told to shoot all the wild pigs they want, no restrictions. (They’re technically feral, not true wild pigs.)