Following up on the idiotic ID'ers and today's defeat in Dover, Chris Mooney is interviewed by DarkSyde about his new book The Republican War on Science, recently reviewed in The New York Times and optioned by "Super Size Me" director Morgan Spurlock. This is a very timely interview considering the slap down the liars in Dover were dealt. What do you think Pat Robertson is praying for today?...read on
The Flying Spaghetti Monster Flies Again
"Intelligent design" cannot be mentioned in biology classes in a Pennsylvania public school district, a federal judge said Tuesday, ruling in one of the biggest courtroom clashes on evolution since the 1925 Scopes trial. Dover Area School Board members violated the Constitution when they ordered that its biology curriculum must include the notion that life on Earth was produced by an unidentified intelligent cause, U.S. District Judge John E. Jones III said. Several members repeatedly lied to cover their motives even while professing religious beliefs, he said...read on"
The Flying Spaghetti Monster flies again!
Update: Arthur dubbs U.S. District Court Judge John E. Jones III the hero of the year.
TMV joins in the discussion.
Rolling Stone: Brian Schweitzer, Democratic Governor of Montana, speaks Arabic and spent years building irrigation projects in Saudi Arabia and Libya. He has some thoughts on Iraq.
Sid's Fishbowl: A biased look at media bias
Donkephant: You might be a terrorist if...
Petrelis Files: Why the hell has the U.S. Justice Department still not posted an explanation, rationale, press release or briefing paper on its web site about the National Security Agency domestic spy scandal?
fbihop: Remember ANWR?
Media in Trouble: Even a blind pig might find an acorn...NYT's Nicholas Kristoff put's O'Reilly's phony Christmas controversy in perspective.
Thread the night away...
"The president was so desperate to kill The New York Times eavesdropping story, he summoned the papers editor and publisher to the Oval Office. But it wasnt just out of concern about national security.--- I learned this week that on December 6, Bush summoned Times publisher Arthur Sulzberger and executive editor Bill Keller to the Oval Office in a futile attempt to talk them out of running the story---read on
If this story is on the mark, then Karl Rove is really losing it. They had a couple weeks to come up with some Ken Mehlman action figure talking points are all Condi Rice manages to say was that she isn't a lawyer. Can we chalk this up to the Fitzmas blues too?
Appearing on the Situation Room, Alan slammed King George over the wiretapping scandal.
Wolf: Did the President break the law?
Alan: I think the President broke the law. I think congress should hold hearings...
The only talking points I've heard by the likes of "Newt" is to attack the NY Times over publishing this story. I almost agree with the wingnuts this time. They should have published it last year.
Ameriablog weighs in...
King George's federal crime
Jonathan Turley-on the Factor said that President Bush's spying operation is based on a federal crime.
Bill: Professor Turley, how do you see it?
Turley: I don't consider this a close case at all. I think that this operation-ahh-it was based on a federal crime.
This Modern World: "Judge Andrew Napolitano, has strayed off the reservation:
Napolitano: The president has violated the law in the name of national security, not wanting to violate the law, believing hes doing the right thing, but he violated it nonetheless. He cant pick and choose which laws to obey and not to obey any more than the rest of us can...read on
"Last week the Pennsylvania AFL-CIO gave Rick Santorum the lowest marks of all the members of the Pennsylvania congressional delegation on their annual report card...see the video here.
Letter: The record needs to be set clear that the Administration never afforded members briefed on the program an opportunity to either approve or disapprove the NSA program. The limited members who were told of the program were prohibited by the Administration from sharing any information about it with our colleagues, including other members of the Intelligence Committees....read on
His handwritten letter is there from July 17, 2003.
He took the time to say he was keeping it stored in a secure space. Why did he write that? Did he think he would be sleeping with the fishes?<snark>