Archive for June, 2005

Clarence Thomas’ Kelo Quote Turned Into T-Shirt

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Supreme Court, T-shirts

Self explanatory

June 30th, 2005 | Permalink| 1 Comment »

Sobering Look At The Real Cost Of War

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Technology, War

A new technology that combines Google Maps and the casualty count from the Iraq War provides a unique perspective.

June 30th, 2005 | Permalink| No Comments »

Time To Out Plame Source

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Supreme Court, War

The Supreme Court ruled that Matthew Cooper could be held in contempt for not revealing his source(s), so Time throws in the towel.

June 30th, 2005 | Permalink| No Comments »

Security Contractors Gets A Taste Of Marine Justice

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in War

16 America security contractors were detained by Marines at Camp Fallujah in Iraq. They say they were abused. The AP has the story.

June 30th, 2005 | Permalink| 1 Comment »

No More Propaganda…For A Year…Starting In October…Maybe.

By Montag | Related entries in General Politics, Ideas

This is good, right, what the House did today? The U.S. House of Representatives approved a provision on Thursday designed to bar government agencies for one year from hiring journalists and public-relations firms to secretly tout policies as news. [Emphasis added.] Wait a minute, this seems like a good idea. Why only one year? Because […]

June 30th, 2005 | Permalink| No Comments »

eBehemoth

By Montag | Related entries in Money, Technology

Holy cow! eBay… “…is now nearly 10 years old, employs 9,000 workers, serves 135 million customers, and is currently looking at a year where 1.8 billion items offered for sale are expected to produce $4.2 billion in fees.” And apparently CNBC is going to air a documentary about the company. PopMatters: The eBay Effect: Inside […]

June 30th, 2005 | Permalink| No Comments »

Let’s Make A Multi-Billion Dollar Oil Deal

By Montag | Related entries in Money

Even with the prospect of a takeover bid of $18.5 billion from a Chinese state-controlled oil company.. Shareholders of oil and gas company Unocal Corp. will vote Aug. 10 on a proposed merger with Chevron Corp. valued at approximately $16.6 billion.. Associated Press: Unocal to vote on Chevron merger proposal Hey, what’s $1.9 billion among […]

June 30th, 2005 | Permalink| No Comments »

House Ethics Committee Still AWOL

By Montag | Related entries in General Politics

After months of partisan bickering over staffing issues there seems to be some movement within the House Ethics Committee.. In a statement, [Representative Alan] Mollohan [D-WV] said, “I am pleased to report that we reached an agreement in principle that the person ultimately hired as the committee’s chief counsel-staff director would be in charge of […]

June 30th, 2005 | Permalink| No Comments »

Capital Invaded! (Again)

By Montag | Related entries in War

Washington DC was again invaded by a small prop driven airplane tonight. The President was valiantly relocated. Rudely interrupted in the throes of voting, Congress too was evacuated. Pedestrians on Pennsylvania Avenue were hurried along by anxious “agents.” The onslaught lasted for an excruciating ten minutes before the “all-clear” was given. This was the latest […]

June 30th, 2005 | Permalink| No Comments »

One Republican Says Goodbye To GOP

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in General Politics, Smart Things Said By Smart People

James Chaney yearns for the GOP of old.

June 29th, 2005 | Permalink| No Comments »