Saturday, September 27, 2008

saturday reads

Murray Waas: Sources say Alberto Gonzales now claims that President Bush personally directed him to John Ashcroft's hospital room in the infamous wiretap renewal incident—and that in another instance the President asked him to fabricate fictitious notes.

McCain reveals his low-ranking monkey status.

Boing Boing: Wal*Mart shutting down DRM server, nuking your music collection -- only people who pay for music risk losing it to DRM shenanigans

Paul Newman (January 26, 1925 - September 26, 2008)

Newman's Own

The Hustler (1961)

Hud (1963)

Cool Hand Luke (1967)

Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)

The Sting trailer (1973)

Slap Shot (1977)

Friday, September 26, 2008

friday reads

U.S. stock-index futures tumbled after the government's $700 billion financial rescue plan stalled in Congress and Washington Mutual Inc. was seized in the largest bank failure in the nation's history.

The corruption trial of Alaska Sen. Ted Stevens began yesterday.

Why Is a US Army Brigade Being Assigned to the 'Homeland'?

God I don't want to go to that debate tonight.

Rep. Lloyd Dogett: Vultures Coming Home to Roost

'Bleed Until Bankruptcy'

Ron Paul on the bailout:

The bailout package that is about to be rammed down Congress’ throat is not just economically foolish. It is downright sinister. It makes a mockery of our Constitution, which our leaders should never again bother pretending is still in effect.

John McCain - Drama Queen

Fusionman flys across the English Channel

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Sucking Ice Cubes - #01

Music that has been in my head for the past week. No Talk. Just Music.
Playlist (31:32) and more info at Sucking Ice Cubes.

Monday, September 22, 2008

monday reads

Naomi Klein: Financial crisis part of Bush 'shock doctrine'

Scott Horton: An October Suprise in Pakistan?

Devilstower: Three Times is Enemy Action

No Americans say that the national economy is getting better, 13% say it is staying the same, and 82% say the national economy is getting worse.

In 2007, Wall Street's five biggest firms-- Bear Stearns, Goldman Sachs, Lehman Brothers, Merrill Lynch, and Morgan Stanley - paid a record $39 billion in bonuses to themselves.

America's Finest News Source: Man Succumbs To 7-Year Battle With Health Insurance

Sunday, September 21, 2008

sunday reads: pitchforks and torches edition

Paulson Bailout Plan a Historic Swindle

Paul Krugman: No Deal

Glenn Greenwald: The complete (though ever-changing) elite consensus over the financial collapse

No. Blank. Checks. For. Crooks.

DownWithTyranny: Bail 'Em Out? How About String 'Em Up Instead?

Fuckin' A

Hank Paulson: liar, thief and scam artist.

Bill Moyers Journal: Wall Street Woes