Thursday, April 28, 2005

Tuesday, April 26, 2005

CNN Money
Base closures have enormous political ramifications.

Bush adds DeLay to Social Security tour. Further known as the "thumbing their noses tour."

Microsoft to add 'black box' to Windows. That breeze you feel is more of your privacy floating away.

In Bush's Washington, no Democrats need apply.
If Senate shuts down, who's to blame? This could be fun to watch. I think its important to note that if the Republicans would nominate some more moderate judges, this whole issue wouldn't be a problem.
House ethics panel lapses at an awkward time.
Homegrown Terrorism
Sammy Sorrell is today's guest ... and we're talking about homegrown terrorism (a.k.a. crime).

Weapons Inspector Ends WMD Search in Iraq. Weapons found: 0.

Sunday, April 24, 2005

Bolton Finds U.N. Nomination in Jeopardy. Very interesting ... all the way down at the bottom is this sentence: "If the White House wants to spend enough political chips they could save it." - Personally, I think they've already spent most of their "political capital."

Saturday, April 23, 2005

Judicial Insanity. Pretty interesting commentary about all the judge threatening we've got going on these days.

Senate closes in on filibuster showdown.

Jeb Bush to lead U.S. delegation to Rome. Hmm. Very interesting. A lot of people believe that Jeb is being groomed to run for president in 2008. This makes you think they may be right, doesn't it?

Dems: Energy Bill Would Raise Gas Prices. Bush's plan gives tax breaks to the oil industry, allows drilling in ANWAR, and does not do anything to encourage conservancy. What do you expect with an oil man in the White House?

Activists Ask Who Led Them From Bush Event. Always nice to see people barred from an event because of their bumper sticker. Ahh - America these days. What fun.

Bush Seeks Funding for Iraq, Afghanistan.

Friday, April 22, 2005

Moussaoui Pleads Guilty in 9/11 Conspiracy. If his guilty plea is true, how could we NOT put this person to death? Personally, I'm opposed to the death penalty and would rather see him sit in jail forever, but if we're killing thieves and liars, we should certainly put to death one of the 9/11 conspirators.

Voting agency chairman quits in protest. Cites lack of funding and lack of attention to real reform.
Free PublicData.comSex Offender Search. This is the web site that a caller was discussing today on the show. A quick check of 14094 ... and I was surprised to see a name of someone I knew. Hmm.

Candid camera with Supreme Court justices. This is a very interesting story ... you don't usually get to peer into Supreme Court Justice's minds.

New push to win approval for Bush judicial nominees. But the public ain't buyin' it.

Critics Question Screening Tactics at Bush Events. This is purported to be "only on FOX," but I'm fairly certain you've heard this on Dialog before. "Fox News: We distort. You comply."

Dems Change Tack on Ethics Panel Debate. It's very interesting to see what Fox's take is on this as compared to CNN.

Hastert: Democrats protecting their own
BBC News
US may toughen airspace security. I don't have a problem with this. Do you?

Powell playing quiet role in Bolton fight. And by playing quiet, he's speaking volumes.

Wednesday, April 20, 2005

House panel prepared to investigate Delay

Rice says ‘da’ to 2008 run ... but it’s really ‘nyet.’ Hey, I give her credit just for trying to do an interview in Russian. Her boss can't even do one in English.
Baltimore Sun
So far, GOP squandering Bush's capital. I was thinking the same thing the other day. All the "political capital" Bush had talked about is being spent ... and he's not getting anything for it.

Independent Sen. Jeffords to retire. This is sad. He's been a good man ... even when he was a Republican.

Democracy For America. This is a pretty cool campaign to DeRail DeLay. I hope it works.
The Romenesko Effect - How a one-man Web site is improving journalism. I never heard of this web site before. Looks pretty cool, though. Especially for people like me who want to stay on top of media issues.

GOP Ethics Chair Trying to Snap Deadlock

Bush: 'I'm worried about gasoline prices.'Yeah, right.

Rove: White House 'strongly' behind DeLay. Good. Maybe they'll go down together.

Waste, possible fraud reported at TSA.

Monday, April 18, 2005

Bolton often blocked information, officials say. SO the guy they want to be the US's main guy at the United Nations withheld information from the Secretary of State?!?!? And Bush doesn't withdraw his name? Ah, to be a crazy right-winger in Washington.

Sunday, April 17, 2005

Tampa Bay Online
Conservatives push for "Bash Gay High School Students Day." This is some scary stuff. And, in true right-wing form, in the name of God.

Democrats Seek to Block Bush Nominee as UN Envoy - This guy HATES the UN. Is that a good way to foster relationships with the rest of the world? Unless ... of course ... we're not trying to foster relationships with the rest of the world. Hmm.

"Death solves all problems - no man, no problem" - Joseph Stalin

Dana Milbank says Justice Kennedy should be impeached ... because he doesn't think kids and gays should be put to death. She quotes crazy right-wingers ... including someone who alludes to wishing that someone would kill the Supreme Court Justice. Ah, the peaceful right-wing. Folks, these people are American Terrorists.

Saturday, April 09, 2005

News, union talk contract as circulation, profits fall. Interesting to note in this story, News editorial staff gets their health care paid for 100 percent. Hmm.

Thursday, April 07, 2005

"The Schiavo memo" writer is found ... and whaddya know? It's a staff member to Florida's Republican Senator Mel Martinez. But Republicans would never use the Schiavo case as a political game ... right?

Tuesday, April 05, 2005

Lockport Union-Sun & Journal Online
Niagara County Taxpayers Union born. Here's a story about Fred's new group ... Hope it works.

Monday, April 04, 2005

Erie County Clerk proposes fee hikes to boost revenues, restore jobs. Cause ... um ... apparently Dave Swarts didn't get the memo that Erie County taxpayers don't want to pay any more money.