Archive for June 27th, 2007

Just Because.

June 27th, 2007 at 09:19pm Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Monday Media Blogging


This is pretty awesome:

Chairman Leahy issued subpoenas to the Department of Justice, the Office of the White House, the Office of the Vice President and the National Security Council for documents relating to the Committee’s inquiry into the warrantless electronic surveillance program.

Specter, Grassley, and Hatch all sided with the Democrats for a 13-3 vote in favor of subpoenas. Orrin HATCH, people!!!

And since they subpoenaed Cheney’s office, he can’t claim that because his pacemaker makes him part machine, he is therefore not subject to any human laws.

1 comment June 27th, 2007 at 07:19pm Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Bush,Cheney,Constitution,Corruption/Cronyism,Democrats,Politics,Republicans

Wednesday Why-I-Love-The-The-Weekly-World-News Blogging

Great Moments In Astronomy:

Astronomer Percy Lowe is back in the news with another startling claim. Last year, the fifty-four-year-old astronomer claimed that not only was Pluto still a planet but that it was inhabited by Irish sheepdogs. This year, he has made a claim about the Red Planet, Mars.

“Coupled with recent data from the Mars Orbiter about the planet’s sidereal rotation, I have concluded that the core of Mars is composed entirely of milk chocolate,” Lowe proclaimed.

“Not only that, but it’s molten,” he added, “meaning hot chocolate!”

Fellow astronomer Sir Chesley Bowen immediately called for the crackpot’s resignation from the Royal Academy of Space Watchers, but Lowe is undeterred.

“My theories will be vindicated when we finally land on Mars,” Lowe defiantly predicted, adding, “why else would they need polar caps made of marshmallows?”

Can’t really argue with that logic…

June 27th, 2007 at 11:49am Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Weekly World News

Nathan Lane’s Modest Proposal

From NY Daily News’ Gatecrasher column:

Nathan Lane wants to end discrimination – and give heterosexuals a pride march.

“The grand marshal of the Straight Pride Parade – don’t you think it’s gotta be George Bush, in a tank top and cutoffs?” he told me Monday.

Celebrants could “play a little touch football and then go home and have sex with a woman. I think that’s saying it loud and proud.”

Can I just skip the touch football?

June 27th, 2007 at 11:28am Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Teh Gay

Wanker Of The Day

Admittedly, I haven’t read around much today, but I think I have to give Tom Friedman the nod today:

Three years ago, I was catching a plane at Boston’s Logan airport and went to buy some magazines for the flight. As I approached the cash register, a woman coming from another direction got there just behind me — I thought. But when I put my money down to pay, the woman said in a very loud voice: “Excuse me! I was here first!” And then she fixed me with a piercing stare that said: “I know who you are.” I said I was very sorry, but I was clearly there first.

If that happened today, I would have had a very different reaction. I would have said: “Miss, I’m so sorry. I am entirely in the wrong. Please, go ahead. And can I buy your magazines for you? May I buy your lunch? Can I shine your shoes?”

Why? Because I’d be thinking there is some chance this woman has a blog or a camera in her cellphone and could, if she so chose, tell the whole world about our encounter — entirely from her perspective — and my utterly rude, boorish, arrogant, thinks-he-can-butt-in-line behavior. Yikes!


Friedman’s basic premise isn’t really all that bad: You never know who might be watching and reporting, so don’t be an ass. Which is all well and good, but he completely undermines it with that cute little opening anecdote suggesting that us bloggers are unhinged bullies who just make shit up.

On the other hand, maybe he’s been reading Malkin, in which case I would have to withdraw my objection.

June 27th, 2007 at 11:15am Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Blogosphere,Media,Wankers

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