3 February 2007

Links for the week

  • Journalist Sy Hersh has harsh words for Bush - A scary/real prediction of more insanity to come:

    "He's a total radical, probably the most radical president we've ever had in terms of his definition of the power of the presidency," he said. "There's nothing more dangerous than a radical who doesn't have information, doesn't learn from information and doesn't learn from the past."

    Seymour Hersh is, unfortunately, rarely off-base.

  • The Passion of Mary Cheney - Dan Savage shames Mary Cheney as the careless idiot she is:

    Yes, itís a baby, not a prop. My kid isnít a prop either, but that never stopped right-wingers from attacking me and my boyfriend over our decision to become parents. The fitness of same-sex couples to parent is very much part of the political debate thanks to the GOP and the Christian bigots that make up its lunatic ďbase.Ē Youíre a Republican, Mary, you worked on both of your fatherís campaigns, and you kept your mouth clamped shut while Karl Rove and George Bush ran around the country attacking gay people, gay parents, and our children in 2000, 2002, 2004, and 2006. Itís a little late to declare the private choices of gays and lesbians unfit for public debate, Mary.

  • Scientists offered cash to dispute climate study - The best part of this story is a quote I heard on NPR from a representative of the AEI. He defended the money by attacking those who think the money is a bribe. He said that anyone who would think that reputable scientist could be bribed doesn't have much faith in the scientific community. A second, more sane, interviewee pointed out that the money will only help create astroturf that will be heavily lobbied to lawmakers who don't understand the value of peer-review.

  • Hillary Clinton Drops Madrassa Bomb on Barack Obama - First, Fox News says that Obama attended a fundamentalist Muslim school and that Hillary Clinton leaked the story (Dem v. Dem!). Quickly, and with unusual accuracy, CNN investigated and found out that neither assertions were true. The story, of course, continued to be reported on in its original form by Fox. Obama then kicked Fox News in the nuts.

[ posted by sstrader on 3 February 2007 at 10:10:59 AM in Politics ]