March 2007
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Poisoning the population for the environment

Over the past month, every political body from Congress to Europe to Austrailia has jumped on the War on Lightbulb band wagon. The average CFL (compact fluorescent lightbulb) uses about a quarter of the energy of the traditional incandescent lightbulb and therefore is much more friendly to the environment.

The only problem with this [...]

“MIracle Dog” Headlines from Around the World

Following up on the amazing (some would say incredible) story of a dog that performed the Heimlich Manoeuvre on Ms. Debbie Parkhurst, 45, are a selection of related headlines from around the world:

Canine heroics: a doggone mystery

Toby’s ‘Heimlick’ rescue (get it? HeimLICK? hee hee!)

Dog saves owner with modified Heimlich

Retriever Saves [...]

Iran and the UK Military Personnel They Kidnapped

Possibly to avert escalation in this most dangerous situation, Iran says it will let “UK officials visit the 15 Royal Navy personnel who were captured in the Gulf on Friday.”

“Iran’s foreign minister also said the only woman being held, Faye Turney, who has been interviewed on Iranian state television, could be released. However, he [...]

Dog Performs Heimlich Manoeuvre, Licks Face

America’s “miracle dog” is praised by the owner whom he saved:

“A dog owner in the US state of Maryland says her golden retriever Toby saved her from choking to death by performing the Heimlich manoeuvre. Debbie Parkhurst, 45, said she was eating an apple at home last Friday when a piece became lodged in [...]

How to avoid getting Libbyied

A review article appeared today on the web site regarding why the administration’s officials are now going to shun testifying before Congress under oath to avoid attempts to be caught perjuring themselves.

If Senate Judiciary Chairman Patrick Leahy wants to investigate the Bush Administration’s dismissal of eight U.S. attorneys, that’s certainly his prerogative. But [...]

Surrender Date with Veto

“Surrender Date:”

WASHINGTON (CNN) — Defying President Bush, the Democratic-led Senate turned back a Republican attempt to remove a call for U.S. withdrawal from Iraq from a $124 billion war-spending bill, Tuesday. Though the 50-48 vote is far short of the two-thirds majority needed to override a veto, Democrats said the measure was a sign [...]


Two girls for every boyyyy…sort of:

Women’s share of college enrollment is at an all-time high as education researchers continue to debate what is causing the trend of more women than men going to college, and what the future impact of the trend could be.

“It is a topic of some conversation within the [...]

Dennis Haysbert Speaks Truth to Power

So are all Hollywood types assholes, or what:

Dennis Haysbert is still smarting a bit about his final exit from Fox’s “24,” in which his character, former President David Palmer, took a bullet to the head.

And it’s not because Palmer’s assassination last season put Haysbert out of a job.

The actor said he’d already [...]

Soros Blames Bush, AIPAC, and Israel for the Woes in the Middle East

In the New York Review of Books, Soros argues that Israel’s refusal to recognize Hamas is stalling peace negotiations and that AIPAC, the “Pro-Israel Lobby,” in combination with President Bush, is stifling debate on U.S. policy towards Israel.

Part I: Israel is to Blame, First and Foremost

Soros will not be known as a great [...]

Larry “Bud” Melman, Dead at 85

Calvert DeForest, best known for his role as Larry “Bud” Melman on the David Letterman Show, died today. He was 85.

“The balding, bespectacled nebbish who gained cult status as the oddball Larry “Bud” Melman on David Letterman’s late-night television shows has died after a long illness. Brooklyn-born Calvert DeForest, who was 85, died Monday [...]

Movie Review: Rocky Balboa

The sixth in the Rocky series, “Rocky Balboa,” finally came to Poland on March 9, 2007. I was much looking forward to the film; despite the idea of Rocky still fighting at 60, I held high expectations.

There are few movies that live up to my high expectations, mostly because I expect too much from [...]

More Carbon Credits BS!

While on the campaign for his bid for the U.S. presidency, John Edwards boasted this week that his 28,000 square foot mansion and his campaign was carbon neutral. While on CNN’s American Morning and covered by, Edwards was promoting his energy plan that would mandate carbon caps.

The March 20 edition of CNN?s ?American [...]

Dissent Stifled!

The chill wind of disapproval blown by the black helicopters of Halliburton has kept the truth from coming out about global warming and manbearpig. This poor man hasn’t yet been able to find his voice:

A NASA scientist who said the Bush administration muzzled him because of his belief in global warming yesterday acknowledged to [...]

“I could have relieved myself all over my pants.”

Man pees in air-sickness bag, proving that they are indeed very moisture-resistant:

SkyWest Airlines has apologized to a passenger barred from a plane’s restroom by a flight attendant.

James Whipple says that after repeated pleas to empty his beer-filled bladder on a recent flight, he finally found relief – with an air sickness bag. [...]

Clinton, Obama, and Selma: The Battle for Identity

Marking the 42nd Anniversary of a civil rights demonstration in Selma, Alabama, on March 3rd 2007, Senators Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama took time from their busy Capitol Hill schedules to make heavily choreographed public appearances.

Why mark a 42nd anniversary? The obvious, but unsatisfying answer is that they are both in the thick [...]