Thinking Globally, Acting Locally By Fini Finito image courtesy of earthtimes.org You\’ve heard that phrase a few thousand times by now, but what exactly have you noticed at a local level that has had an impact on our global environment? Sure, the curbside recycling in many cities could ease the burden on our landfills by [...]
Archive | August, 2006
Headlines for 8.31.2006 By Fini Finito image courtesy of Malaysia Star Iran is expected to miss today\’s “deadline” set by the UN Security Council for the cessation of uranium enrichment activity which the US alleges is in pursuit of a nuclear weapons program, but which the Iranians insist is for a peaceful civilian nuclear program. [...]
Dark Anniversaries Serve As Election Year Reminders By Fini Finito Election years are always an emotional time with tempers flaring on both sides of the aisle, and this season is no exception. With the first anniversary of the Hurrican Katrina fiasco freshly passed, we now turn our attention to the 5 year anniversary of the [...]
Moral Confusion guest post by Mash "Force always attracts men of low morality, and I believe it to be an invariable rule that tyrants of genius are succeeded by scoundrels." – Albert Einstein In Salt Lake City yesterday, Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld warned against moral confusion in George Bush\’s crusade against reason. Mr. Rumsfeld [...]
Bolton's Idea of Diplomacy Bolton's favorite blogger is berzerk. I came all the way to New York City, but all I got when I turned on my lap top was the picture above from Pam's latest berzerk blog post. On holiday, but couldn't resist sharing it with you all. So, John's idea of the perfect [...]
Meet Coleen Rowley – A Genuine Agent For Change and Another Strong National Security Democrat by Howie Klein Coleen Rowley on TIME Mgazine cover Does that cover of TIME Magazine ring a bell? It should; just like Coleen Rowley did for our intelligence establishment. TIME didn't put her on their cover as Person of the [...]
Wednesday\’s Rise & Shine Headlines Guest Post by Matt Browner-Hamlin My hopes for a sunny and beautiful New York morning appear to have been dashed. Despite the drab weather, I remain very proud of myself for making some damned fine chicken last night (I\’m not much of a cook). Eat this chicken and forget about [...]
A Black Governor for Massachusetts? cross-post by Michael Fauntroy, Ph.D. With all the attention given to the gubernatorial bids of prominent African American Republicans Ken Blackwell and Lynn Swann in Ohio and Pennsylvania, respectively, you would think they were the only Black major party nominees for state chief executive positions but they aren’t. Massachusetts Democratic [...]
Rise and Shine Headlines By Fini Finito Good morning everybody, Taylor is on vacation and has asked me to keep you all updated with the morning roundup of headlines from the various toobz that make up the Internets. I jumped in my truck earlier this morning and backed it up to some of the toobz [...]
New York City bound… It's time for me to take a long planned and much needed holiday, though there will be some biz mixed in. Here that John? I'll be in New York if you change your mind. I'm once again visiting where I lived and worked for several years, a town I truly love, [...]
Surely you remember him. He's the guy who floated the bogus Iranian badge story right before Prime Minister Olmert was to visit President Bush. The same story I blew out of the water, which the dogged reporter Larry Cohler-Esses took even further, after I got the Simon Wiesenthal Center on the record as pushing Taheri's [...]
TRex, don't you even think about watching this video! Snarkaholics have a tough life and things can get rough, especially when wingnuts seduce the TRex into places where he can't get out. They know the TRex's weakness and exploit it. It's what they do best. Just ask lesser men like John McCain. …I called Taylor [...]
More Katrina Sized Storms? By Fini Finito What happened in New Orleans has never left my mind. I have given what few dollars I could spare to Hurricane Katrina victim relief efforts. I've donated volunteer time, raised funds from others, done everything I know to do. But even that is not enough as evidenced by [...]
Joe Joins the Axis of WWIII Crowd Rush and Glenn, now all they need is Joe. Just 75 days and counting. It\’s bad enough that Joe is actually campaigning with Republicans. But when I heard he also agrees with the wingnut axis of WWIII crowd it was enough to make you want to demand Senator [...]
Impressing world leaders one photo op at a time. The photo above explains so much, especially if you do a Google search on the word “failure”. That came compliments of Chuck Pena, to whom I'll return in a minute. Things certainly are getting interesting on the Iranian front. Stratfor offers some developments on the subject, [...]
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THE 21st century world offers ways to tweak your appearance, or alter it altogether, with women finally able to combat directly the comparison that’s always been around. Men look distinguished as they age, while women look old, unattractive, or to use Rush Limbaugh’s favorite comment, who wants to look at a woman with wrinkles? The 2012 plastic surgery statistics are out and the American Society of Plastic Surgery tells the story.
The real question about Hillary is this: When people take a new look at her in the coming years, will they see the past or the future — Mrs. Clinton or Madam President? – Maureen Dowd IT’S A classic front page from Huffington Post, coupled with a post by Jason Linkins, which details what’s been going on.
Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy “Here’s what nobody is telling you: Find a husband on campus before you graduate. Yes, I went there.
“Norma Rae is a survivor and for the first time in her life she’s got a chance to become something more… a winner.” – Promo for “Norma Rae” CRITICS like Anne-Marie Slaughter, but especially Maureen I-Love-My-Pearls Dowd, and others [most of whom didn't read the book or do their homework] who are blaming Sheryl Sandberg for being a billionaire Ivy League graduate, while accusing her of letting corporations and government off the hook, are missing a major point.
Great sex doesn’t always just happen. Sometimes, it takes a little planning, especially if — like many Americans — you’ve been in a bit of a sex rut. Do some prep work by turning your bedroom into a love nest: Make the bed (with new, or at least clean, sheets), tidy up, light a candle or two, and queue up a sexy playlist on your iPod.
“You Don’t Own Me” PSA -Official from You Don't Own Me on Vimeo. WHO DOESN’T know the song “You Don’t Own Me,” sung by Leslie Gore? The movie First Wives Club helped to reignite the relevancy of the song.
“Last night I interviewed Jill Stein the presidential candidate for the Green Party on this show. And I confess right now, I should have asked her to just get out of the race.” – Jennifer Granholm, “The War Room” [Current TV] THE ARGUMENT Jennifer Granholm makes above is a tactic that no longer fits the times.
“With that drum magazine, he could have gotten off 50, 60 rounds, even if it was semiautomatic, within one minute,” Chief Oates said. [New York Times] IN THE GAPING MAW of our leadership vacuum stands Aurora Police Chief Daniel Oates, whose resolve, vulnerability and humility inside the vortex of a man made hell revealed what nobody in Congress or either political party has shown in decades. Leadership without regard to anything but his own duty to the people, which included the cops in the eye of volcanic carnage.
“Rick Doblin has done a lot for the field, but he is more of a populist,” Grob says. “We need careful and controlled scientific studies showing the efficacy of these drugs so funding can continue.” Broader awareness of these sorts of end-of-life psychedelic studies could be good for everyone, the researchers say.
*updated below* So much for keep calm and carry on, what Joe Scarborough proclaims to be his motto. It was the weirdest one-on-one back and forth with a high profile talking head imaginable. It makes high school look mature.
**UPDATED** Would we be any worse off with Stephen Colbert as president? I doubt it. Politifact has watched the video “(repeatedly!
Despite rising public concern about the federal budget deficit, Americans favor keeping Social Security and Medicare benefits as they are rather than taking steps to reduce the budget deficit (by 60% vs. 32%). – Public Wants Changes in Entitlements, Not Changes in Benefits This is starting early, so it’s time to revisit the facts.
“If we can prove that a biological attack originated in a country that attacked us, then all bets are off.” – Sect. Hillary Clinton Women can do it, too.
The interview with Obama by George Stephanopoulos wasn’t nearly as contentious as the interview with the Edwardses. No Republican talking points from Stephanopoulos yesterday, like when he accused Edwards of abandoning the troops with this beauty: “Do you think the Democrats should be saddled with the idea of completely cutting off funding for the troops?” Or this one: “You know, a lot of Democrats still in the Senate think that your position here is cynical political theater.
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