Am I the only one who thinks that right now Gary Hart is the only credible threat to Bush in 2004? Talk amongst yourselves.
So you want to write a story about oil well fires, and how we should be prepared to puta bunch of them out if there is another Gulf War? Great idea. A different angle, allowing you to speculate about the future based on an established history of what happened in the first Gulf War. But tell me, how do you write a 7,000 word story about oil well fires and not once mention Red Adair: An American Hero?
I met Red Adair when I was in Kuwait in 1991- so maybe I am biased. But, c’mon. He essentially invented the field of oil well fire containment.
I guess preening effeminate liberalism did not work, so MSNBC is going to replace Donahue with testosterone laced stupidity. MSNBC Presents, one hour live with Jesse ‘The Mouth” Ventura.
Former Minnesota Governor Jesse Ventura has signed a deal for a new talk show on the MSNBC network and the Mall of America has been scouted as a possible location.
Negotiations between Ventura and the cable network were widely reported in November. KSTP’ chief poilical reporter Tom Hauser says three unidentified sources confirmed to him that an agreement had been reached.
Since taking office in 1999, Minnesota’s flamboyant governor had been a regular on the cable television news circuit. Ventura decided against running for a second term and left office Jan. 6.
MSNBC is an all-news cable channel whose top-rated show is “Hardball” with Chris Matthews. Ventura has appeared often on the program, several times as Matthews’ only guest.
Happy, Happy, Joy, Joy!
Here are the PDF files for all the documentation of the Michigan Affirmative Action cases now before the Supreme Court.
WASHINGTON–A Pentagon antiterrorism plan to link databases of credit card companies, health insurers and others–creating what critics call a “domestic surveillance apparatus”–is encountering growing opposition on Capitol Hill.
Sen. Russ Feingold, D-Wisc., is planning to introduce a bill on Thursday to halt the Pentagon’s Total Information Awareness program. A representative said on Wednesday that if passed, the legislation would suspend the TIA program until Congress can “review the data-mining issues.”
Even if Congress never acts on Feingold’s proposal, the unusual step of trying to suspend a military program may prompt the Defense Department to review the TIA program in a way few other tactics could. The bill will also provide TIA critics with a focal point for activism.
With Dick Armey and Bob Barr gone from the House, it is up to Russ Feingold and Pat Leahy to do the heavy lifting defending your privacy and your rights. Remember that the next time you want to fly off the handle and savagely attack all Democrats (I ma talking to myself, here). I think this is the first time I have ever said anything nice about Pat Leahy.
I am listening to the Imus interview with Joe Lieberman, and the one thing that stands out about the man is that you just get the feeling he is a fundamentally decent person. A good guy- someone you would trust with your kids, someone you would want on your jury were you accused of something, someone you would like to live next door to you. I dump on Lieberman for being so preachy (I really have little or no taste for people constantly professing their faith- live by your beliefs and quit talking about them), but you can’t help but think he is a good man. He kinda reminds me of an old friend of the family who recently passed on. This man was built like Lieberman, and he was a wonderful person- but physically, he was very awkward. Manual labor was not his specialty. Despite all that, every time there was a town clean-up, or everytime the Boy Scouts needed someone to lead a camping trip, this man was there. I just get the feeling that Joe Lieberman is the same way- a good man.
In other words, the Democrats will never vote for him.
Frank Herbert had Dune, while for Bob Herbert, duped seems to be more fitting. Check out Herbert’s cause du jour (guess what- the main problem is the Bush tax cut):
Felix Rohatyn, the civic-minded financier who helped guide New York City through the perilous waters of its 1970’s fiscal crisis, is going to Washington next week to talk to the nation’s mayors about possible solutions to the current fiscal crisis that is threatening to overwhelm budgets in states and cities across the country.
The crisis is enormous and growing. “I don’t think we even have a handle on how big the problem is because people have been pushing this under the rug,” said Mr. Rohatyn. “People have not been candid about how serious it is. And people aren’t being candid about how to deal with it.”
States from one coast to the other have begun the dreaded process of raising taxes, cutting services and laying off employees. Hardly any states have been spared. And when the states are in trouble, the whiplash effect on cities can be profound.
O.K. now. Who is right.? Herbert and Mr. Rohatyn? Or this story in USA Today?
State and local governments are spending more money and hiring more people than last year, even as governors and mayors warn of draconian cuts in public services because of the economic slump.
The National Governors Association says states face the “most dire fiscal situation since World War II.” But a USA TODAY analysis shows that most of the budget cuts being studied are not declines in spending from last year. Instead, they are reductions in spending increases that were approved when the U.S. economy was booming. (Related story: Costly programs stagger states)
For example, Minnesota legislators approved spending based on an expected 13.4% jump in tax revenue over the next two years. But tax collections are expected to rise 6.6%. The result: $4.6 billion must be cut. But those cuts would be from planned spending; actual spending is still expected to rise from present levels.
I am not going to bother telling you which one I am inclined to believe.