Monday, March 10, 2008

Odds and Ends

Why am I at work when I have 'Battlestar Galactica' DVDs to watch? Here's some news...

Former Pentagon policy chief Doug Feith-- one of the war's chief architects-- has written the latest in a series "whoa, don't blame me for all this shit, it was everyone else's fault!" books from disgraced Bushies. This one throws a dart at the wall and decides the blame lies with Colin Powell, the CIA, and Paul Bremer.

And apparently, some people in the Senate want an investigation "to determine what Iraq is doing with the billions of dollars in oil revenue it generates." What? Did they forget to give it all to us or something?

Speaking of oil, as if $100+ a barrel oil isn't bad enough, now Goldman Sachs is raising the possibility of $200 oil?! Don't worry, though, some folks at MIT have a brilliant plan to have all of us drive around in shopping carts.

Tony Blair to teach faith and globalization at Yale? What, Oxford didn't want him?

Here's news from Washington: "The House Judiciary Committee filed suit Monday to force former White House Counsel Harriet Miers and White House chief of staff Joshua Bolten to provide information about the firing of U.S. attorneys." Eh, by the time this thing is actually settled, Bush's reign of terror will be over anyway.

And here's some fun news: "Anti-immigrant sentiment is fueling nationwide increases in the number of hate groups and the number of hate crimes targeting Latinos, a watchdog group said Monday."

Finally, some news from around the world... the Serbian government appears to have collapsed as part of the fallout from Kosovo's declaration of independence. Israel announces new West Bank construction. And tensions in Latin America between Colombia, Ecuador, and Venezuela seem to have cooled down.


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