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Friday, September 28, 2007

Coming Soon: Direct Flights from Philly to Shanghai

All things considered, I'd rather be in Philly. At least there's one more option.

State-Sponsored Homophobia Provides Common Ground for US-Iran Relations

General Pace has something in common with Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Both are incapable of dealing with gay and lesbian people in a realistic and respectful way, and both were mocked and derided by ordinary Americans. At least Pace didn't attempt to deny the existence of gay and lesbian Americans serving in the military as Ahmadinejad attempted to deny the existence of GLBT Iranians living in Iran.

Ethnic Cleansing Becomes New Plank In Bush-Cheney Iraq Policy

Spiegel has all the details in a great interview with Seymore Hersh. And how could any article that uses the terms "America's Hitler" and "Bush's Vietnam" in the first paragraph not turn out to be a great read?

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Friday, September 7, 2007

Bike Philly Without Having to Compete With Cars This Sunday

The Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia is sponsoring a big event this Sunday. You can register online until 5:00 pm Friday. There's also a pdf that you can download, print, and bring to register at the event.

US Park Service Police Ignore Constitution to Violently Supress Peaceful Demonstrators

So far, most corporate media [except for French-owned AFP] seem to be ignoring what happened in Lafayette Park yesterday. Long story short, a hopefully massive antiwar demonstration in DC is scheduled to coincide with the release of the Bush-Cheney "report" on Iraq by General Petreus on September 15 [in yet another craven attempt by the Bush-Cheney junta to confabulate their disaster in Iraq with the Saudi islamoextremist-sponsored terrorist attacks against the US on September 11, 2001]. One of the groups sponsoring the peaceful demonstration, ANSWER, was threatened with a $10,000 fine for using the wrong kind of tape on posters advertising the demonstration unless they removed all the posters. Yesterday, less than a dozen members of ANSWER held a press conference in Lafayette park to demonstrate a new adhesive that would appear to conform to DC's legal guidelines, at which point they were charged by mounted US Park Service Police "officers." Secret sources within the Bush-Cheney junta claim that Bush has already signed a supersecret signing statement exempting all executive branch employees from following the rule of law so the victims no longer have any legal recourse.

Thursday, September 6, 2007

Hillary Was In Town Yesterday

Who knew? The Daily. Her visit didn't even tie up traffic [GG managed to drive right by in an actual car without thinking anything special was going on].

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

America's Illegitimate President Moves Goal Posts

In a vain attempt to obscure the measurable effects of the humanitarian disaster he has created in Iraq, the de facto but illegitimate president of the United States announced plans yesterday to stop monitoring factors that might make it appear as if His War is anything less than a stellar success.

Bitter Soon-To-Be Former Senator Contemplates Dragging Things Out

Apparently heading the advice of Arlen Specter regarding the application of Scottish jurisprudence to his current dilemma, Formerly Closeted Gay Republican Senator Larry Craig announced yesterday via a "crisis management" PR firm that he may not resign after all. He is quoted as saying, "I spent last night polishing my breastplate of righteousness. It seems a shame not to put it on and parade around like a frothing bigot just one last time."

Tuesday, September 4, 2007

USGS Moves to Catalogue Every Last Little Bit of Dinosaur Shit That Could Possibly Be Sold For Profit By Exxon-Mobile

Observers remain conflicted about the signifigance of a USGS project to identify some of the last remaining untapped fossil fuel deposits on the planet. However, industry insiders explain that it is expected to be much easier to plunder extraterritorial arctic resources than those within our borders, which enjoy the unfortunate protection of domestic environmental regulations.

Sunday, September 2, 2007

Never Boring

Arlen Specter has an interesting take on the plight of his openly not gay collegue Sentaor Craig. He explains his deft application of Scottish jurisprudence in this instance by relying on his experiences with the topic as Philadelphia District Attorney.