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It’s the government to the rescue! Oh goody.

On Friday, MSNBC, in an area entitled “The Mortgage Mess”, had an article describing how the President and Congress are trying to who can ride in first on their white stallion and save the nation from its mortgage woes.

The measures President Bush outlined Friday for dealing with the ailing mortgage market are just the beginning. [...]

Turns Out They Might Have Done a Bit Better After All

Despite that Virginia Tech’s internal investigation gave Virginia Tech an “A” grade for performance in regard to that animal shooting up the school, a different panel says otherwise:

RICHMOND, Va. —  Virginia Tech officials may have been able to save lives if the campus warning system had been implemented more quickly, a panel said in a [...]

Tenth Anniversary

Today marks the tenth anniversary of Princess Di getting mashed into a thin red paste in a Paris tunnel:

Princess Diana is at rest, but the passions that swirled around her tempestuous marriage to Prince Charles are still evident as friends and family prepare to commemorate her life at a memorial service Friday.

The religious [...]

Anyone catch that “God’s Warriors” show on CNN?

I didn’t, but MSNBC’s Dan Abrams did so you don’t have to:

 On Monday’s MSNBC Live with Dan Abrams, host and MSNBC General Manager Abrams attacked CNN’s series God’s Warriors for “a defense of Islamic fundamentalism and the worst type of moral relativism,” and as “shameful advocacy masked as journalism,” quipping that series host Christiane [...]

Alberto Gonzales Quits

Another one from the White House quits:

President Bush on Monday said he reluctantly accepted the resignation of Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, whose “good name was dragged through the mud for political reasons.”  After months of standing by his top prosecutor and “close friend,” Bush spoke briefly in Texas to praise Gonzales, saying the attorney [...]

Political Cartoon of the Week

Here is today’s political cartoon of the week, submitted by noted political cartoonist, I.P. “Ip” Freely.  Professor Freely calls this one, “A Gun Is Worth a Thousand Words: A Tribute to Queen Creek Parents, Teachers, and Administrators.”  For context, please see a previous The Waterglass post.

Botulism Update

The update is: Jon Stockton doesn’t have botulism!

Botulism was not found in tests of a Maui man who was hospitalized after eating a can of recalled chili, according to the state Department of Health.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention didn’t detect the Clostridium botulinum bacteria, which produces the toxin, in 33-year-old [...]

Zen Koan for the Week

What is the sound of two thousand self-licking ice cream cones?

Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton returned to her favorite family vacation spot Saturday to raise money for her presidential campaign at a celebrity-studded event where she took some pointed swipes at President Bush.

Clinton—accompanied by her husband and their daughter Chelsea—smiled broadly and swayed to [...]

“Anchorwoman” Is a Bust

R.I.P. for the brilliantly concieved reality television show, Anchorwoman:

Here’s news that Fox’s series “Anchorwoman” wouldn’t want to deliver: It’s been canceled after one low-rated airing.  The debut of the reality show about Lauren Jones’ attempt to turn herself into a news anchor for a Texas TV station drew an estimated 2.7 million viewers Wednesday, [...]

Patently Ludicrous

Worldnet Daily points us to this disturbing story:

A 13-year-old student who drew a picture of a gun on his homework at Payne Junior High School in Queen Creek was initially suspended for at least five days, but his father was able to slash it to three days.

The Mosteller family moved to Chandler from [...]

Mexican Chutzpah

Must be watched to be believed.

Masturbatory fantasies about certain felons aside, this woman’s reasoning could rejigger the thinking of the entire criminal justice system.  If I victimize you, it’s your fault if I get in trouble because you let the victimization happen.  You didn’t do enough to stop it.

 Oh, and if you do [...]

Virginia Tech’s Internal Review of Virginia Tech Massacre Finds that Virginia Tech Not to Blame

Virginia Tech Massacre Update.  Read this article:

An internal review of the actions Virginia Tech took in the hours after student Seung-Hui Cho’s April shooting spree makes suggestions to boost security but assigns no blame for the deadliest school shooting in U.S. history.  The report was requested by Virginia Tech President Charles Steger. It was [...]

Bush Compares Iraq to Vietnam

While the wars are different, Bush says that we can learn a thing or two from our time in Vietnam:

KANSAS CITY, Missouri (CNN) — President Bush drew parallels between the aftermath of the Vietnam War and the potential costs of pulling out of Iraq in a speech Wednesday.

Bush told members of the Veterans [...]

“I regret what I did. I wish I could take it back every day.”

No, that’s not a quote from the editor of the New Republic.  This is from the so-called “Barbie Bandit:”

MARIETTA, Georgia (AP) — One of the two young women dubbed the “Barbie Bandits” after a videotaped bank theft pleaded guilty Wednesday and apologized in tears.  “I regret what I did. I wish I could take [...]

Masculinity

There’s an interesting, though silly debate going on about how conservatives, because they are perceived as engaging in macho behavior by liberals, are by definition less manly and secure in their manhood. Jeff Goldstein has been doing the majority of the water-carrying on this one, and I suggest you go read the linked post and [...]