Archive for February 10th, 2007

It wasn’t really about Gerald Ford: the feeding habits of social vultures

| February 10, 2007 | 2 Replies
It wasn’t really about Gerald Ford: the feeding habits of social vultures

After Gerald Ford died, we had non-stop ceremonies, processions, rituals and headlines.  Except for his family and close friends, though, most of us didn’t really know him. What did Gerald Ford’s death mean?  A few days before the funeral, a state worker told me that a former president died and that “everybody gets the day […]

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Per 87% of Congressional Republicans, global warming is not man-made

| February 10, 2007 | 1 Reply
Per 87% of Congressional Republicans, global warming is not man-made

Truthdig.com reports: The results were startling. Only 13 percent of congressional Republicans say they believe that human activity is causing global warming, compared to 95 percent of congressional Democrats. Moreover, the number of Republicans who believe in human-induced global warming has actually dropped since April 2006, when the number was 23 percent.

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The insanity of Bush’s 2007 budget proposal

| February 10, 2007 | 7 Replies
The insanity of Bush’s 2007 budget proposal

Here’s Robert Sheer’s take on the new budget: Ever since some lunatics, mostly citizens of our longtime ally Saudi Arabia, used $3 knives to hijack four planes on the same morning, President Bush has exploited our nation’s trauma as an opportunity to throw trillions of dollars at the military-industrial complex to build weaponry for a […]

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Don’t let the White House gut the budget of Public Broadcasting

| February 10, 2007 | Reply
Don’t let the White House gut the budget of Public Broadcasting

President Bush’s new budget proposal cuts more than $53 million money from the budget of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), the agency that allocates federal money for NPR, PBS and other federally funded media.  This is a quarter of the CPB budget.  This same budget will drastically crank up military spending to support a […]

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