"No matter how paranoid or conspiracy-minded you are, what the government is actually doing is worse than you imagine." - - - William Blum

June 11, 2009

Bits and Pieces for the Week of June 7 - 13

Sicker than the sick... there is actually a group of anti-abortion activists who were jailed for protesting Focus on the Family. Whew, that's what you really call, "right wing extremism." (7 of 6)

The right wingnuttiashpere is now trying revisionist history... the Holocaust Museum shooter was a "Leftist"! (7 of 6)

Someday soon we'll be able to extract drinking water from the air. (Mike)

Should you trade in your gas guzzler? (Mike)

In other health related news... "American Medical Association Trying To Torpedo Health Care Reform Again". Seems like I want my primary care Doctors to be more interested in my health than the bottom line. (7 of 6)

"The World Health Organization told its member nations it was declaring a swine flu pandemic Thursday _ the first global flu epidemic in 41 years... WHO said it decided to raise the pandemic warning level from phase 5 to 6 _ its highest alert _ after holding an emergency meeting on swine flu with its experts." (7 of 6)

A small amount of happiness about our current media... Lou Dobbs ratings are down. His attacks on Obama's policy, his anti-immigration stance and second amendment rights screeds, have failed miserably. Maybe Mr. Independent should stick to his reporting of how corporate America is screwing over the middle class. UPDATE: After the shooting at the Holocaust Museum, it's possible that Lou's rants have brought the response he really wanted. (7 of 6)

Oh no!! Grab the kids and lock the doors! The first Gitmo prisoner is inside our borders. (Mike)

This year's graduates of the school of factual journalism (Mike)

Great cartoon.... just too offensive for this blog. (Mike)

Come on Obama... I thought this was a priority... time to stop the fraud, waste and abuse conducted by private contractors in Iraq and Afghanistan. (7 of 6)

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