45th Annual Birthday Party
Saturday, April 26, 2008
11:00 a.m. until dark.
Children's Area from 11:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.
Austin TX USA
Photo by Ryan McManus
"Starship" - Spacemen 3
"Dry On Ice" - The Shapes
"TV Show" - Shorty Cat
"Poisoned Arrows" - Meat Puppets
"The Greys" - Frightened Rabbit
"Great Expectations" - The Ballet
"She Always Goes Down" - Havana Guns
"Worlds End" - Hanna Hirsch
"I Wanna Fuck You" - The Ponys
"Slash Your Tires" - Luna
"Mondays Tune" - My Broken 101
"I Turn My Camera On" - Spoon
fubar on Disaster Capitalism in action.
The head of the United Nations nuclear agency is criticizing the United States for withholding intelligence the U.S. says shows North Korea was helping Syria build a nuclear reactor.
Juan Cole: Syria Reactor Story a Diversion; But From What?
Limbaugh dreams of DNC riot"Riots in Denver at the Democrat convention would see to it we don't elect Democrats. And that's the best damn thing (that) could happen for this country as far as anything I can think."
Commentary: All Spin Zone, Booman Tribune, Suburban Guerrilla, Crooks and Liars
The Detroit Red Wings and Colorado Avalanche will rekindle one of the NHL's best rivalries on Thursday night in Game 1 of a Western Conference semifinal. Detroit and Colorado met in five post-seasons between 1996-2002 - with the Avs advancing three times - and the franchises combined to win five Stanley Cups during that seven-year stretch.
"We pushed each other to be the best," Red Wings forward Darren McCarty said Wednesday before facing Colorado for a sixth time in the playoffs. "It was a slugfest back and forth - figuratively."
Blood, brawls - involving even goaltenders - and broken bones made the matchups that much more interesting.
Asia Times: Petraeus' rise lets Cheney loose on Iran
The global food crisis reached the United States yesterday as big retailers began to ration sales of rice in response to bulk purchases by customers alarmed by rocketing prices of staples.
Scott Horton interviews Phillippe Sands, the author of The Torture Tapes.
Could Alabama bring back the whipping post or brand the skin of a thief with a scarlet T, and not run afoul of the Eighth Amendment’s prohibition against cruel and unusual punishment? Such a proposition may seem outlandish, but it is what opinions signed last week by Justices Antonin Scalia and Clarence Thomas in Baze v. Rees would seem to sanction.
Mark Fiore: America Decides Network
Steve Fraser: Our Guilded Age and Theirs
Showdown at Knox College: Daily Kos diarist Elsinora vs. War Criminal John Ashcroft.
The Brad Blog takes a look at e-voting, registration and polling place problems in th Pennsylvania Primary
Bob Herbert: Clueless in America
The United States has less than 5 percent of the world's population. But it has almost a quarter of the world's prisoners.
An 84-year-old U.S. Army veteran was charged with revealing secrets about America's nuclear weapons, fighter jets and missiles to Israel more than 20 years ago in a case linked to an earlier spy scandal that strained U.S.-Israeli relations.
David Foster Wallace stranded on a desert island (h/t Bookslut)
Former Catholic bishop Fernando Lugo was elected president in a landslide victory Sunday in Paraguay, putting an end to 61 years of rule by the Colorado Party.
The former head of interrogations at Guantánamo Bay found that records of an al-Qaida suspect tortured at the prison camp were mysteriously lost by the US military, according to a new book by one of Britain's top human rights lawyers.
Scott Horton: John Yoo's legal opinions and questions about culpability and timing.
My Vote's for Obama (if I could vote) ...by Michael Moore
DownWithTyranny!: Impeaching Bush and Cheney Has Never Only Been About Retribution
World-O-Crap: Anti-Wankers of the Day
Village Voice, Cleveland Free …
Apr 21, 2008
The Pentagon's Hidden Hand: Rent-a-General
To the public, these men are members of a familiar fraternity, presented tens of thousands of times on television and radio as “military analysts” whose long service has equipped them to give authoritative and unfettered judgments about the most pressing issues of the post-Sept. 11 world.
Hidden behind that appearance of objectivity, though, is a Pentagon information apparatus that has used those analysts in a campaign to generate favorable news coverage of the administration’s wartime performance, an examination by The New York Times has found.
The effort, which began with the buildup to the Iraq war and continues to this day, has sought to exploit ideological and military allegiances, and also a powerful financial dynamic: Most of the analysts have ties to military contractors vested in the very war policies they are asked to assess on air.
Roller Derby Worldwide
689 amateur roller derby leagues to date