Wednesday, January 17, 2007

News Round-Up, January 17, 2007

Happy 65th birthday, Muhammad Ali [photo from wikipedia]

The Greenland ice sheet is melting much faster than scientists had predicted; our consumption of crap is increasing global warming; even the God Squad is becoming concerned about global warming; yet the fucking morons in the Bush Administration are cutting funds for the scientific research that could help. God help us.

Obama's running. Wow, who saw that one coming?

The Scooter Libby trial started yesterday. ThinkProgress links to all the blogs with good coverage. First time ever bloggers got courtroom seats as press!

The Bush Administration is running federal prosecutors out of town (TalkingPointsMemo), using an obscure provision in the Patriot Act (dailykos). Greasing the skids to skate for their crimes? Can you say 'abuse of power'? Stay tuned.

The Crawford Caligula has been out there doing interviews and cementing his unpopularity. You can watch his psychopathic giggling as he talks about war; Scott Pelley of 60 Minutes (transcript, video), and Jim Lehrer of PBS (transcript, podcast)

Hey, I'm finally in a majority: NYTimes: 51% of Women Are Now Living Without Spouse

Digby has a dark post about death squad activity in Iraq possibly encouraged by Bushco. Because it worked so well in El Salvador.

Finally, I am sad to report that Jane Hamsher of Firedoglake has been diagnosed with a third recurrence of breast cancer. Get in there and kick cancer's ass, Jane. We're all pulling for you.

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