January 31, 2006
Truthiness or consequences
Jon Stewart of “The Daily Show” compares the softball-tossing tossers of the news media to Oprah.
Posted by mowabb at 12:22 PM
State of the Union 2006
See it before everyone else!
Posted by mowabb at 06:58 AM
January 26, 2006
Guns Don't Shoot Up Offices, Delegates Do
John Reid, a Virginia Delegate representing Henrico, accidentally discharged a gun in his General Assembly office today.
Posted by mowabb at 05:38 PM
Gonzales Reaction to Georgetown Student Protest
“I...saw him storm out of the lecture hall, surrounded by a gaggle of secret service, and scream ”WE'RE PROTECTING YOUR RIGHTS“ to no one in particular in the atrium before leaving the building in a huff.”
Posted by mowabb at 09:25 AM
More Americans favor impeaching Bush
a poll released last week by Zogby International showed 52 percent of American adults thought Congress should consider impeaching Bush if he wiretapped U.S. citizens without court approval
Posted by mowabb at 09:01 AM
January 25, 2006
Supreme Court halts US execution
the court wants to consider if the chemicals used in the execution cause pain - thus violating a Constitutional ban on cruel and unusual punishment.
Posted by mowabb at 06:47 PM
undermining Bush administration's “reasonable basis” defense of spy program's legality
Posted by mowabb at 06:43 PM
Court convicts 'Survivor' winner
Richard Hatch is apparently not as smart as he thought.
Posted by mowabb at 05:22 PM
January 24, 2006
Bush's spying program
a bad poll, a new name and some false facts
Posted by mowabb at 01:56 PM
A conservative mag says Bush is preparing for the worst.
Posted by mowabb at 09:19 AM
January 22, 2006
January 21, 2006
January 20, 2006
Stanford law school dean fails bar, dropped from case
She has also argued four cases before the U.S. Supreme Court. [via
Posted by mowabb at 09:33 PM
National police, fire, 911, crime alerts mapping w/Google maps
Posted by mowabb at 03:13 PM
Autonomous non-violent agents
protest bots who spread peace, not war
Posted by mowabb at 08:37 AM
January 19, 2006
Congressional Agency Questions Legality of Wiretaps
The Bush administration appears to have violated the National Security Act by limiting its briefings about a warrantless domestic eavesdropping program to congressional leaders...
Posted by mowabb at 02:54 PM
A Different Kind of Scandal
The 2006 elections look to be another of these decadal bloodlettings, victimizing, this time, the Republicans.
Posted by mowabb at 02:34 PM
Dutch open 'Big Brother' jail
Electronic bracelets track their moves while emotion recognition software monitors tempers - with good behaviour rewarded with privileges.
Posted by mowabb at 11:57 AM
A cautionary tale about judges who say they have “no agenda”
It was the first dissenting vote from the new chief justice, and one that left him aligned with two other justices who insisted, as nominees, that they had no political agenda: Clarence Thomas and Antonin Scalia.
Posted by mowabb at 11:54 AM
January 18, 2006
Gore responds to White House 'hypocrisy' comments
The country needs a full and independent investigation into the facts and legality of the present Administration's program.
Posted by mowabb at 07:52 AM
Bush challenged on spying policy
“...it reflects an attempt by the Bush administration to exercise unchecked power without the inconvenient interference of the other co-equal branches of the government.”
Posted by mowabb at 07:51 AM
January 17, 2006
Cops Just Wanna Have Fun
Jason was surprised to see the police officer riding on the hood of patrol car #162, laughing as it ran past the stop sign on I Street. . .
Posted by mowabb at 05:42 PM
Al Gore at DAR Constitution Hall
a photoset on Flickr
Posted by mowabb at 07:02 AM
January 16, 2006
Elderly US killer faces execution
. . . after last-ditch appeals by the 76-year-old blind wheelchair user were rejected.
Posted by mowabb at 06:43 PM
January 14, 2006
iLife ’06 From the Perspective of an Anthropomorphized Brushed Metal Interface. ;-)
Posted by mowabb at 06:47 AM
January 13, 2006
Md. Senate Overrides Veto on 'Wal-Mart Bill'
MD becomes the first state to effectively require that Wal-Mart spend more on employee health care.
Posted by mowabb at 08:35 AM
January 12, 2006
they are a blast to ride and they really catch people's attention.
Posted by mowabb at 09:58 AM
January 11, 2006
A Million to One
It's so simple, so cheap, so mind-bogglingly lucrative that it took the 21-year-old student from small-town Wiltshire, England, not even five months to go from broke to millionaire.
Posted by mowabb at 11:33 AM
NSA Whistleblower Alleges Illegal Spying
He says the number of Americans subject to eavesdropping by the NSA could be in the millions if the full range of secret NSA programs is used.
Posted by mowabb at 10:12 AM
The gang that couldn't question straight
Somehow it is hard to imagine a dynamite television commercial built around Alito's use of “inexorable.”
Posted by mowabb at 10:06 AM
January 10, 2006
wishes do come true
Posted by mowabb at 01:48 PM
Who's representing you?
Posted by mowabb at 11:22 AM
January 09, 2006
This Modern World
The Scandal Unfolds!
Posted by mowabb at 10:00 AM
January 08, 2006
Fracking Good II:
With such insanely high stakes and so many fast-moving storylines, “Battlestar Galactica” may just be the anti-“Lost.”
Posted by mowabb at 09:47 AM
January 07, 2006
“Battlestar Galactica” is the best frackin' show ever
Posted by mowabb at 06:37 PM
Honestly, “truthiness” is selected the word of 2005
“truthiness” is defined as the quality of stating concepts one wishes or believes to be true, rather than the facts.
Posted by mowabb at 04:57 PM
Report Rebuts Bush on Spying
A report by Congress's research arm concluded yesterday that the administration's justification for the warrantless eavesdropping authorized by President Bush conflicts with existing law and hinges on weak legal arguments.
Posted by mowabb at 12:51 PM
January 06, 2006
January 05, 2006
Who needs Congress, anyway?
This pretty much sums up the how out of control Congress has allowed Bush to get.
Posted by mowabb at 07:53 PM
An OPML directory of lists of the top everything of 2005.
Posted by mowabb at 04:09 PM
Torture ban? What torture ban?
“The signing statement is saying, 'I will only comply with this law when I want to, and if something arises in the war on terrorism where I think it's important to torture or engage in cruel, inhuman, and degrading conduct, I have the authority to do so and nothing in this law is going to stop me.'”
Posted by mowabb at 04:05 PM
January 04, 2006
Americans Divided on Alito
Nearly 70% of those surveyed “would oppose Judge Alito's confirmation if they thought he would vote to make abortion illegal.”
Posted by mowabb at 10:44 AM
iBook and PowerBook Reliability
The iBook G3 simply appears to have been a flawed design, but it took a long time for Apple engineers to get a handle on the problem and fix it. Now they tell me!
Posted by mowabb at 09:46 AM
January 03, 2006
Arianna Huffington: NSA Wiretaps: Bush's Macho Swagger is Back. But for How Long?
The president has only just begun to feel the political grief on this one.
Posted by mowabb at 12:47 PM
[back to ambivalent imbroglio