Archive for July 28th, 2006

Buggin’ Out

Those silly liberal bloggers are getting all worked up about how Joe Lieberman’s latest campaign button is missing a union “bug.” This is just further proof that those latte-sipping elitists think of the proud American working man as nothing more than an insect, to be crushed under their Birkenstocks as they emerge from their limousines and sushi bars.

Joe Lieberman understands that the best way to honor the American worker is to ignore his existence completely, so that he can do his job without any silly distractions. Joe Lieberman considerately steers well clear of these proud Americans so that he won’t accidentally step on one.

Three cheers for Joe Lieberman, a real American hero and patriot!

July 28th, 2006 at 11:05pm Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Politics,Wankers

A Picture Is Worth A Thousand… Something.

This is my one-thousandth post. I started Multi Medium 525 days ago on 2/18/05, so that works out to 1.9 posts per day.

Slacker.

4 comments July 28th, 2006 at 08:22pm Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Coolness

Top-Secret Environmental Information

This is bad. Very bad.

With New Yorkers already fuming about reports that the feds downplayed the danger of Ground Zero dust, the White House gave EPA chief Christie Whitman the power to bury embarrassing documents by classifying them “secret.”

“I hereby designate the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency to classify information originally as ‘Secret,'” states the executive order, which was signed by President Bush on May 6, 2002.

Although the stated reason for Bush’s directive is to keep “national security information” from falling into enemy hands, advocates for thousands of ailing Ground Zero heroes are convinced there’s a more sinister motive.

“I think the rationale behind this was to not let people know what they were potentially exposed to,” said Joel Kupferman of the New York Environmental Law and Justice Project. “They’re using the secrecy thing to cover up their malfeasance and past deceptions.”

(…)

Whitman, who resigned as EPA chief in May 2003, could not be reached for comment yesterday. In a Newsweek interview that year, she said the White House never told her to lie about the air quality.

However, Whitman conceded that she did not object when words of caution were edited out of her public statements.

“We didn’t want to scare people,” she said.

(…)

Two days after the Sept. 11 attacks, Whitman declared, “There appear to be no significant levels of asbestos dust in the air in New York City.” Then on Sept. 21, Whitman reported that “a host of potential contaminants are either not detectable” or at a level the EPA considered safe.

But on Oct. 26, 2001, the Daily News slapped “Toxic Zone” on the front page and warned that “toxic chemicals and metals” were poisoning lower Manhattan.

So… what kind of “national security information” would the EPA have, exactly? I think Christie resigned about 20 months too late.

July 28th, 2006 at 06:17pm Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Politics,Wankers

Friday Quote & Cat Blogging

This week’s quote is from Homegrown, a lame marijuana comedy/thriller with an intriguing cast.

Your head is hollow, and yet you walk around, and say things, and frolic in it.

And, of course, there’ll be other people’s cats…


Gollum again. He really loves rolling around on the pavement. Posted by Picasa

3 comments July 28th, 2006 at 07:50am Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Friday Quote & Cat Blogging


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