Saturday, April 26, 2008

Weekend Odds and Ends

Going to see 'Harold and Kumar' (something about White Castle at Gitmo). Here's news...

President Bush says those election year bribes stimulus checks will be going out soon, saving the economy once and for all. When's yours coming? The IRS website has a schedule up.

Meanwhile, John McCain is already spooked by that Democratic ad I posted the other day... and is flip-flopping on his earlier economic cheery talk. Asked if he believes Americans are better off than they were before the Bush presidency, McCain says now, "Oh, no. No." Oh no indeed, Senator.

NPR's 'This American Life' did a show entirely dedicated to stories on the Bush administration's radical theories of governmental power.

Meanwhile, Barack Obama will appear on Fox News tomorrow with Chris Wallace. A preview-



And the much-hyped Rev. Wright sat down this week for an interview with Bill Moyers.

Say it once, say it again: 'Experts say sex abstinence program doesn't work'.

And here's a depressing statistic and story: "The United States has less than 5 percent of the world’s population. But it has almost a quarter of the world’s prisoners."

In other news, U.S. lawmakers reach a deal on another shitty farm bill.

In international news, those protesting the upcoming Olympics in China have discovered a new avenue... taking on the event's sponsors.

Finally, the Bush administration was making a big deal this week by showing Congress secret evidence that North Korea was helping to provide Syria with nuclear assistance. It would really help, of course, if their case on these things didn't fall apart upon inspection.

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