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Imagine

In last night's CNN Democratic Debate the less popular candidates didn't get much time to talk, but when they did they made it count. Here is a clip of Dennis Kucinich insisting that there is a solution to the disaster called Bush and Cheney.




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Cheney Impeachment Resolution

For the record, thanks Dennis.




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Cheney

They say wisdom comes with age. It ain't necessarily so.




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Dick Cheney, President

The Now Show's Mitch Benn with a ditty that is destined for the top 10.




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Links With Your Coffee - Saturday

  • Major Spoiler Ahead
    Everybody is talking about the mysterious and awesome trailer for the new film from J. J. Abrams that is set to debut on January 18, 2008. Code-named Cloverfield, the materials posted and hidden online have generated a ton of speculation about the subject of the movie.
    (tip to Ray)
  • President Cheney Sickens Planet
  • Not-So-Elementary Bee Mystery
    The disappearance of large numbers of U.S. honeybees is so odd that it's attracted Ian Lipkin. Since last fall, beekeepers in at least 35 states have reported colonies that shrank rapidly for no apparent reason. Adult bees just go missing, leaving behind young bees in need of tending. This colony-collapse disorder (CCD), as it's now called, has got bee researchers coast to coast stirred up and looking for causes and remedies.

    Beekeepers in the United States tend some 2.4 million honeybee colonies, which obligingly haul pollen for many of the nation's commercial crops. Researchers are urgently seeking to understand why bees vanished last winter in large numbers, leading to the collapse of countless hives.

    Lipkin, however, had never studied a bee disease until now. He works in the epidemiology department of Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health—human health, that is. He's solved mysteries, though, and he says that his methods are yielding results this time too.

    Lipkin is the pathogen hunter who in 1999 figured out that a cluster of people with encephalitis in New York had caught a then-obscure virus called West Nile. . .
  • A Gut Feeling about Coffee
    Earlier this year, Spanish researchers unveiled coffee as a notable source of soluble fiber. Now, a team in Germany confirms the finding and shows that beneficial gut microbes can easily digest the coffee-bean fiber left in brewed liquid and extract its energy for their growth. Because the waste products of that digestion—also called fermentation—can repel some disease-causing bacteria, the new data suggest that coffee drinking might represent more of a benefit than a vice.

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Lil Bush and Evolution

Lil Bush provides a great definition of the Bible: "A handbook for not having to know anything" This was really quite an amusing episode you can check it out on iTunes lil Cheney in hell is hot.




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Links With Your Coffee - Friday

  • Please Never Find A Giant Squid
  • Audio: Urban Planning: Online Only: The New Yorker
  • From Smut to Adult Diapers: The Young Novelist's Life
  • The author and the Austen plot that exposed publishers' pride and prejudice
  • Imminent Crises: Threats and Opportunities by Noam Chomsky
    What has been central to planning is control, not access, an important distinction. The United States followed the same policies long before it relied on a drop of Middle East oil, and would continue to do so if it relied on solar energy. Such control gives the United States “veto power” over its industrial rivals, as explained in the early postwar period by influential planners, and reiterated recently with regard to Iraq: a successful conquest of Iraq would give the United States “critical leverage” over its industrial rivals, Europe and Asia, as pointed out by Zbigniew Brzezinski, an important figure in the planning community. Vice President Dick Cheney made the same point, describing control over petroleum supplies as “tools of intimidation and blackmail”—when used by others.

Links With Your Coffee - Tuesday

  • Exclusive: Interview with Senator John Edwards on Science-Related Topics
    7. If elected President, what do you intend to do to make sure that you receive trustworthy scientific information and that your policies are based on the best available empirical knowledge about the world?

    This is a good question. As I said before, the disregard of science by the Bush administration -- the censorship of data and analysis of global warming, the treatment of stem cell research, mercury emissions and other subjects - has been shameful.

    As president, I will ensure that government professionals charged with the collection and analysis of scientific data--from the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy to the EPA--are insulated from political influence. Period.
  • Quantum Dick
  • Perpetual Bullshit (tip to Jason)
  • Health Care Terror
    These days terrorism is the first refuge of scoundrels. So when British authorities announced that a ring of Muslim doctors working for the National Health Service was behind the recent failed bomb plot, we should have known what was coming.

    "National healthcare: Breeding ground for terror?" read the on-screen headline, as the Fox News host Neil Cavuto and the commentator Jerry Bowyer solemnly discussed how universal health care promotes terrorism.

    While this was crass even by the standards of Bush-era political discourse, Fox was following in a long tradition. For more than 60 years, the medical-industrial complex and its political allies have used scare tactics to prevent America from following its conscience and making access to health care a right for all its citizens.

    I say conscience, because the health care issue is, most of all, about morality.
  • Natalie Angier Book TV
  • Should you take your kids to the Creation Museum?

Links With Your Coffee - Friday

  • Scooter Libby In Hell / What do Dick Cheney, Paris Hilton, "The Sopranos" and colon spasms have in common? Find out here
  • Bush "Anti-Protester" Manual Discovered
    A lawsuit by the American Civil Liberties Union has uncovered a manual from the Bush Administration detailing its tactics for suppressing protests at presidential appearances. The lawsuit was filed on behalf of two people from Colorado who were forcibly removed from a presidential "Town Hall Meeting" because their car had a bumper sticker that said, "No more blood for oil."
    (tip to Jim)
  • Walt Handelsman: Loverly
    You don't want to miss this (flash video)

  • Moral relativism and A Mighty Heart
    This is a political version of a famous paradox formulated by Bertrand Russell in 1901, which shook the logical foundations of mathematics. Any person who claims to be tolerant naturally defines himself in opposition to those who are intolerant. But that makes him intolerant of certain people--which invalidates his claim to be tolerant.
  • THE ABSOLUTE ‘POWER’ TO PARDON/COMMUTE IS NOT AN ABSOLUTE SHIELD AGAINST CRIMINAL LIABILITY
    Memo to Patrick Fitzgerald: You have previously expressed outrage over Mr. Libby “throwing sand in your face.” Now that Messrs. Bush and Cheney have thrown the entire Sahara Desert into your face, it is time to take a closer look at the “commute that doesn’t compute.”
  • The language of exile
    Nobel Laureate Wole Soyinka talks about his writing and how the political situation in his homeland, Nigeria, impacts his work.
    You’ve written that there’s an epidemic of religion in Nigeria and in the world. Do you think that the world would be better off without religion?

    I think so. It would be less beautiful perhaps, because some religions have created really beautiful architecture, incredible music, some of the most moving dances stem from religion — this idea or acknowledgement of something that stems from something larger than yourself. But I have a feeling that the world would have found a way of substituting it, or creating the same thing from a different source of inspiration.
  • Unorthodox Atheist
  • Editorial: Say no to drug ads
    There is nothing wrong with giving consumers access to information - generally the more the better. The problem with DTCA is that the information is at best incomplete, at worst biased. There is a better way to provide people with data about medicines: the US Consumers Union, for example, produces free drugs guides in partnership with independent researchers who have no financial interest in the drugs they may recommend. It seems the US Congress has thrown away the chance to follow this enlightened approach. The European Commission should embrace it. . .

    There is nothing wrong with giving consumers access to information - generally the more the better. The problem with DTCA is that the information is at best incomplete, at worst biased. There is a better way to provide people with data about medicines: the US Consumers Union, for example, produces free drugs guides in partnership with independent researchers who have no financial interest in the drugs they may recommend. It seems the US Congress has thrown away the chance to follow this enlightened approach. The European Commission should embrace it.

Resign - Keith Olbermann's Special Comment

Keith calls on the President and Vice President to resign.

It is nearly July 4th, Mr. Bush, the commemoration of the moment we Americans decided that rather than live under a King who made up the laws, or erased them, or ignored them—or commuted the sentences of those rightly convicted under them—we would force our independence, and regain our sacred freedoms.

We of this time—and our leaders in Congress, of both parties—must now live up to those standards which echo through our history: Pressure, negotiate, impeach—get you, Mr. Bush, and Mr. Cheney, two men who are now perilous to our Democracy, away from its helm.

For you, Mr. Bush, and for Mr. Cheney, there is a lesser task. You need merely achieve a very low threshold indeed. Display just that iota of patriotism which Richard Nixon showed, on August 9th, 1974.

Resign.




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Pardon Me


Bush commutes Libby prison sentence
President Bush spared former White House aide I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby from a 2 1/2-year prison term in the CIA leak investigation Monday, delivering a political thunderbolt in the highly charged criminal case. Bush said the sentence was just too harsh.

Bush's move came just five hours after a federal appeals panel ruled that Libby could not delay his prison term. That meant Libby was likely to have to report soon, and it put new pressure on the president, who had been sidestepping calls by Libby's allies to pardon Vice President Dick Cheney's former chief of staff.

"I respect the jury's verdict," Bush said in a statement. "But I have concluded that the prison sentence given to Mr. Libby is excessive. Therefore, I am commuting the portion of Mr. Libby's sentence that required him to spend thirty months in prison."

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Pardon Me

A Bill Moyers Essay on Scooter Libby and the call for a Presidential pardon. It airs this evening on PBS

We have yet another remarkable revelation of the mindset of Washington's ruling clique of neoconservative elites-the people who took us to war from the safety of their Beltway bunkers. Even as Iraq grows bloodier by the day, their passion of the week is to keep one of their own from going to jail.

It is well known that I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby-once Vice President Cheney's most trusted adviser-has been sentenced to 30 months in jail for perjury. Lying. Not a white lie, mind you. A killer lie. Scooter Libby deliberately poured poison into the drinking water of democracy by lying to federal investigators, for the purpose of obstructing justice.

Attempting to trash critics of the war, Libby and his pals in high places-including his boss Dick Cheney-outed a covert CIA agent. Libby then lied to cover their tracks. To throw investigators off the trail, he kicked sand in the eyes of truth. "Libby lied about nearly everything that mattered," wrote the chief prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald. The jury agreed and found him guilty on four felony counts. Judge Reggie B. Walton-a no-nonsense, lock-em-up-and-throw-away-the-key type, appointed to the bench by none other than George W. Bush-called the evidence "overwhelming" and threw the book at Libby. You would have thought their man had been ordered to Guantanamo, so intense was the reaction from his cheerleaders. They flooded the judge's chambers with letters of support for their comrade and took to the airwaves in a campaign to "free Scooter."

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