Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Odds and Ends

Al Gore sucks, he made it so hot today. Here is some miscellaneous news...

This weekend, we got the news of $4 a gallon becoming the natural average for gas. Then today we got this news: "Saved by Senate Republicans, big oil companies dodged an attempt Tuesday to slap them with a windfall profits tax and take away billions of dollars in tax breaks in response to the record gasoline prices that have the nation fuming... The Democratic energy package would have imposed a 25 percent tax on any 'unreasonable' profits of the five largest U.S. oil companies, which together made $36 billion during the first three months of the year. It also would have given the government more power to address oil market speculation, opened the way for antitrust actions against countries belonging to the OPEC oil cartel, and made energy price gouging a federal crime."

In campaign news, Sens. Obama and McCain reject a NY Town Hall offer, since only ABC would broadcast it.

Bad news for the White House... Scott McClellan agrees to testify before a House committee on the Plame case.

And look out, because Rep. Kucinich is totally going to impeach them.

Hey, maybe he can add this to the charges: "The Pentagon urged interrogators at Guantanamo Bay to destroy handwritten notes in case they were called to testify about potentially harsh treatment of detainees, a military defense lawyer said Sunday."

Ohh, and throw in this too while you are at it.

Also, yes, you will be able to watch the Beijing Olympics on TV (NBC, to be exact), but how much of what is happening in China you will actually see is not clear. The government is looking to control what gets shown.

Meanwhile... is Walmart too liberal?! oMg they won't discriminate against gays, WTF?!

Finally, Al Franken's road to the Senate just got a little easier.

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