Saturday, March 29, 2008

Weekend Odds and Ends

Only one week until 'Battlestar Galactica' returns. Good times. Here's the news...

An AP report notes an increase of food prices worldwide. The factors behind this include "Freak weather... [and] dramatic changes in the global economy, including higher oil prices, lower food reserves and growing consumer demand." Trips to the supermarket = painful.

Defense Secretary Gates decides to find out what's going on with our nukes.

Someone wakes up President Bush, reminds him that he's supposed to pretend to care about human rights: "President Bush sharply confronted China's President Hu Jintao on Wednesday about Beijing's harsh crackdown in Tibet, joining an international chorus of alarm just months before the U.S. and the rest of the world parade to China for the Olympics."

And French President Sarkozy's the first world leader to suggest personally boycotting them.

Over two dozen world cities will be recognizing 'Earth Hour' today, with plans to " to turn off the lights on major landmarks, plunging millions of people into darkness to raise awareness about global warming". Officially in are "Chicago and San Francisco, Dublin, Manila, Bangkok, Copenhagen and Toronto", with others expected to follow.

Airport security gets more ridiculous by the day... nipple rings = WMD!

Former Alabama Gov. Don Siegelman was released from prison, while on appeal. His corruption conviction is a window into the Rovian politicization of the Justice Department.

Meanwhile, in campaign news, Hillary Clinton's top donors are blackmailing their own party again. They've been sending letters to Speaker Pelosi demanding that she "reflect in your comments a more open view to the optional independent actions of each of the delegates" or they will pull their donations to the party. Stay classy, Senator.

One thing the Obama campaign has taught us is how racist many Democrats are.

Finally, John McCain unveils his first general election ad... he's an American who loves America goddammit!!


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