Saturday, November 01, 2008

Louis "Studs" Terkel (May 16, 1912–October 31, 2008)

R.I.P. Studs Terkel

"I hope for peace and sanity — it's the same thing."

Conversations with History: Studs Terkel

saturday reads

Think Progress: Texas Businessman Files Lawsuit Claiming He Was Forced To Funnel $75,000 To Norm Coleman’s Wife

Missiles exploded in two villages in north-west Pakistan yesterday, killing 27 people including foreign fighters, in the latest in a surge of alleged American strikes, intelligence officials said.

RIAA sued for price fixing.

The Republican IT guru, recently described as a "high tech Forrest Gump" for his proclivity to be "at the scene" of so many troubling elections since 2000, and even at the heart of the "lost" White House email scandal, has been ordered by a federal judge to appear for an under-oath deposition next Monday in Ohio.

The Raw Story: Documents reveal how Ohio routed 2004 voting data through company that hosted external Bush Administration email accounts

The stupid. It burns.

Cap Metro drivers and mechanics to strike on Wednesday.

Friday, October 31, 2008

friday reads

brilliant Geezer/Dingbat Political Yard Sign - where to buy it
Originally uploaded by within(Reason)

CIA officers could face trial in Britain over torture allegations

Universal Voter Registration as the Real Answer to Fraud Concerns

Barack Obama on Rachel Maddow

Nature: This journal does not have a vote, and does not claim any particular standing from which to instruct those who do. But if it did, it would cast its vote for Barack Obama.

BLDGBLOG: The Atlas of Hidden Water

Naomi Klein: Bailout = Bush's Final Pillage

Harvard Professor takes on the RIAA.

Looking for affordable artist housing in the SF Bay Area? Check out Dystopic Horizons Realty.

Jesus People Pray That False Idol Will Save God’s Economy

Thursday, October 30, 2008

thursday reads

Chaos in Congo

Coordinated bombings kill over 60 in Assam.

Afghanistan's Ministry of Information bombed

Exxon Mobil Corp. and Royal Dutch Shell Plc, the world's biggest oil companies, posted gains in third-quarter earnings after crude's surge to an all-time high made up for slumping production.

John McCain's last best hope...

Juan Cole on McSame's hypocracy

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

wednesday reads

The Army’s use of involuntary extensions of combat duty will likely continue through 2009 despite pledges earlier this year by top military officials to reduce reliance on the policy known as stop-loss.

Porsche runs over hedge funds.

For the past two months, a major American magazine and an allied news service have been engaged in a legal battle with the United States Navy over records that they believe show that John McCain once was involved in an automobile accident that injured or, perhaps, killed another individual.

Aaron Huey has many stunning photos of the Afghan Drug War.

Monday, October 27, 2008

Sen. Stevens - Guilty!

The Hill

Ted Stevens, the longest-serving Senate Republican in history and patriarch of Alaska politics, was found guilty of all seven felony charges for making false statements.

Microsoft Ad Campaign Crashing Nation's Televisions

WASHINGTON—According to an FCC report released Monday, a new $300 million Microsoft ad campaign is responsible for causing televisions all across the country to unexpectedly crash.

The Microsoft ads, which began airing earlier this week, are being blamed for generating critical system errors in more than 70 million televisions. In addition, thousands of frustrated Americans said that the ads have caused their TVs to become unresponsive, their screens to turn blue, and a small box with the message "terminal application error" to suddenly appear.

monday reads

Damascus Outraged by US Cross-Border Raid

Paul Krugman: Desperately Seeking Seriousness

David Neiwert - Memo to Palin: Here are some other domestic terrorists

Scott Horton: Will Justice Hack the Vote?

Obama in Denver

According to Denver police chief Gerry Whitman, "well over" 100,000 people attended the rally at Civic Center Park, at which Obama also chanted "si se puede," or "yes we can," in Spanish, with the attendees. Campaign spokesperson Jen Psaki said that the turnout was the Senator's largest in the United States, in contrast to a Friday McCain appearance which drew 3,000.

Colonels could face jail time in paternity case

Time Management for Anarchists