Saturday, June 17, 2006

world cup - day 9

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Portugal 2:0 Iran

Czech Republic 0:2 Ghana

Italy 1:1 USA

Colbert nails congress critter

In this video, Stephen Colbert nails Georgia Representative Lynn Westmoreland, a Congressman who's co-sponsored a bill to require the display of the Ten Commandments in the House of Reps and the Senate. After bantering with Westmoreland for a couple minutes, Colbert says, "What are the Ten Commandments?"

via Boing Boing

Friday, June 16, 2006

world cup - day 8

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Argentina 6:0 Serbia and Montenegro (Goooooooooaaaaaaals!)

Netherlands 2:1 Côte d'Ivoire (Ruud!)

Mexico 0:0 Angola

Thursday, June 15, 2006

world cup - day 7

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Ecuador 3:0 Costa Rica

England 2:0 T&T

Sweden 1:0 Paraguay

Wednesday, June 14, 2006

world cup - day 6

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Spain 4:0 Ukraine

Tunisia 2:2 Suadi Arabia

Germany 1:0 Poland


The decision not to charge Karl Rove shows there often are no consequences for misleading the public.

In 2003, while Rove allowed the White House to tell the news media that he had no role in leaking Valerie Plame's CIA identity, the presidential aide was secretly telling the FBI the truth.

It's now known that Rove had discussed Plame's CIA employment with conservative columnist Robert Novak, who exposed her identity less than a week later, citing two unidentified senior administration officials.

Rove's truth-telling to the FBI saved him from indictment.

And by misleading reporters, the White House saved itself from a political liability during the 2004 presidential campaign.

While the president and the vice president underwent questioning by Special Counsel Patrick Fitzgerald in 2004, Rove's role never surfaced. The lone blip on the radar screen was a one-day flurry of news stories the month before Election Day when Rove was brought before a federal grand jury — one of his five grand jury appearances in the probe.

The extent of Rove's involvement didn't become official until Oct. 28 of last year, when Vice President Dick Cheney's chief of staff, I. Lewis Libby, was indicted on charges of perjury, obstruction and lying to the FBI about how he learned of Plame's CIA identity and what he told reporters about it.

Tuesday, June 13, 2006

world cup - day 5

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Korea 2:1 Togo (Korea comes back in the second half with Toga playing with a man down.)

France 0:0 Switzerland (Scoreless draw. Eight yellow cards.)

Brazil 1:0 Croatia

Monday, June 12, 2006

world cup - day 4

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Australia 3:1 Japan (Tim Cahill didn't come into the match until the second half where he promptly received a yellow card. He redeemed himself by scoring two goals in the final six minutes. Aloise scored the other goal for the Socceroos in extra time. Nakamura scored the lone goal for Japan.)

USA 0:3 Czech Republic (Ouch. Thomas Rosicky with two goals. Koller, with the early goal, was taken of the field on a stretcher. US take on Italy on Saturday. The three goal differential will kill them in this group.)

Italy 2:0 Ghana

Sunday, June 11, 2006

world cup - day 3

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Serbia and Montenegro 0:1 Oranje (Robben gets a goal. Van der Sar was solid earning his 110th cap. Damn... Ruud was off today)

Mexico 3:1 Iran (Bravo!)

Angola 0:1 Portugal (Pauleta)