katie couric about to do her first turn on 60 minutes. 911 air quality story.
Great tomatoes.
wikis lamest wars. check out the missionary position debate. teddy or no teddy?
the msm are just so loathesome as a class. digby looks at case #1 as the best minds in the ny times washington office look for ways to smear clinton goo on ned lamonts prep school tie. they must really loves them that bought and paid for pro-empire jew. i wont even mention that chris matthews slimebag. think hed ever say (say, not think) of a candidate -- "too jewy?"

and then this snide look at 911 conspiracies in the washinton pust. no need to waste any time investigating the claims, lets just insinuate that theyre crackpots, and elide the possible with the far-fetched to discredit the lot. i particularly enjoyed the effort to suggest that 50% of new yorkers are addle-brained conspiracists. im sure thats what most washingtonians would like to believe anyway.

It is easy to think our "leaders" are just incompetent, but I still believe creating chaos in the Middle East is the plan. And things are going according to that plan. The chaos will keep us there long enough to get sucked into the next war and the next and the next.
Months before the United States invaded Iraq in 2003, Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld forbade military strategists from developing plans for securing a post-war Iraq, the retiring commander of the Army Transportation Corps said Thursday.

In fact, said Brig. Gen. Mark Scheid, Rumsfeld said "he would fire the next person" who talked about the need for a post-war plan.
wtc outline
orcinus on the organization behind the 911 fakeumentary

mydd on disneys motives
WASHINGTON (AP) -- There's no evidence Saddam Hussein had a relationship with Abu Musab al-Zarqawi and his Al-Qaida associates, according to a Senate report on prewar intelligence on Iraq. Democrats said the report undercuts President Bush's justification for going to war.

The declassified document being released Friday by the Senate Intelligence Committee also explores the role that inaccurate information supplied by the anti-Saddam exile group the Iraqi National Congress had in the march to war.

The report comes at a time that Bush is emphasizing the need to prevail in Iraq to win the war on terrorism while Democrats are seeking to make that policy an issue in the midterm elections.

It discloses for the first time an October 2005 CIA assessment that prior to the war Saddam's government ''did not have a relationship, harbor, or turn a blind eye toward Zarqawi and his associates,'' according to excerpts of the 400-page report provided by Democrats.

Bush and other administration officials have said that the presence of Zarqawi in Iraq before the war was evidence of a connection between Saddam's government and al-Qaida. Zarqawi was killed by a U.S. airstrike in June this year.

White House press secretary Tony Snow played down the report as ''nothing new.''
whats allowed on planes. not sure why the ky jelly is on the list. emergency enemas? snakes?
empire eclipsed over strategic ellipse.
couric lowers news porn bar right out of the gate
frontal asalt
RIP, crocodile hunter.
new tennis thread.
watching when the levee broke on hbo on demand. 4 parts, 4 hankies.
havent been but someone mentioned this winebar w/ french treats on rivington.
matters of scale in monster movies.

via mr BD
Hard not to be skeptical, but Richard Branson is developing a clean fuel
It will be called Virgin Fuel, yes! It's not ethanol-based as such, but it'll be a clean fuel. And if we've got it right, it could be a very important breakthrough. We think this fuel will work in cars and trucks and trains within a year. And we're hoping that it might work in commercial jet engines within five years, possibly sooner. So it will be able to work in Virgin Atlantic planes one day.

But it's not just that we thought we should do this to try to save the world and the thousands of species that could die if we don't do it. Unless you can generate cash, it's not going to be successful. With oil prices above $70 a barrel, people want to save on the cost of fuel, and so alternative fuels suddenly make business sense.
christ on a kidney
wolcott appropriately slags entourage and deadwood.
universal health care in california?
some good tennis on usa network. one set apiece in what could be andre agassi final professional match. first two sets both went to tiebreakers.

meanwhile my big tv broke today. yesterday it was a hard drive. better check my biorhythms.
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