Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Bush denies Iraq heading toward civil war - Yahoo! News

Speaking of "Baghdad Bob:"

Bush denies Iraq heading toward civil war - Yahoo! News

(just the title is all you need)

Crooks and Liars


Lou Dobbs turning

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Crooks and Liars

Trent Lott on Bush


Crooks and Liars

Crooks and Liars

Jon Stewart on Larry King


Crooks and Liars

ABC News: Bush Not Worried About Low Approval Ratings

Tough questions and nonsense answers

ABC News: Bush Not Worried About Low Approval Ratings

No Short Cuts To "The End of History"

Fukuyama Interview (by Nathan Gardels)
Gardels: You have long been known as a key figure among the neoconservatives you are now criticizing. What was the turning point for you?

Fukuyama: I started out reasonably hawkish on Iraq back in the 1990s. But after 9/11 I was asked to participate in a Pentagon-sponsored study on long-term strategy in the "war" on terrorism. In the course of doing that, I thought through the underlying threat and the kind of strategies needed to address it. I decided then the challenge of terrorism was ultimately a political contest that couldn't be solved by military means. It was clear to me then, about a year before the war, that, at a minimum, a war with Iraq would be a huge distraction. It has turned out worse: It has become a major setback, making terrorism worse.

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flash forward: Fukuyama Supports Obama Politico 5.27.2008

Fuel Cell Breakthrough?

A123's fuel cells could lighten batteries by as much as 80% and boost hybrid car performance.

It's what drill-wielding DIYers have craved for ages: More power! And a new line of teeth-rattling 36-volt cordless saws, rotary hammers, and drills from DeWalt, a division of Black & Decker, finally delivers. The potent black-and-yellow beasts have twice the power of standard 18-volt tools and run for twice as long per charge. How? Each packs the M1 battery, a hand grenade of electrons that promises to transform mobile power.

The M1, based on the same lithium-ion technology used in your cell phone and laptop, is the first product from MIT spinoff A123 Systems. Cofounder Yet-Ming Chiang, a materials science professor, succeeded in shrinking to nanoscale the particles that coat the battery's electrodes and store and discharge energy. The results are electrifying: Power density doubles, peak energy jumps fivefold (the cells pack more punch than a standard 110-volt wall outlet), and recharging time plummets. Going nano also solves a safety problem. Regular high-capacity Li-ion batteries tend to explode under severe stress, like if they're dropped from a ladder.

William Rivers Pitt

The Boomerang:

'I feel the Republican Party in my state and nationally is a party that has lost its way,' said former Colorado state senator John Andrews. 'We need to find our way back to a reason to vote Republican.'

'I believe these scandals are the end of the 1994 Revolution,' said conservative congressman John Shaddeg, in reference to Jack Abramoff. 'All this seriously threatens the Republican majority. It might be hard to shrink government as we promised. But it's not that hard to be honest and we haven't.'

'The demoralization of the base is real,' said Missouri Lt. Governor Pete Kinder. 'I hear it everywhere.'

Zogby: Poll of U.S. Sevicemembers

On a New Poll Of U.S. Soldiers During Their Service in Iraq
Nearly nine of every 10 - 85% - said the U.S. mission is "to retaliate for Saddam's role in the 9-11 attacks," while 77% said they believe the main or a major reason for the war was "to stop Saddam from protecting al Qaeda in Iraq.

You're No Albert Schweitzer

The West Leans Left - Yahoo! News
The Nation -- Is a red state Governor [Montana] who wears cowboy hats, embroidered denim jackets and bolo ties, drives a Volkswagen Jetta powered by biodiesel, ran with a Republican Lt. Gov on his ticket, loves hunting, strives for energy independence and refuses to accept special interest money or hold closed-door meetings the new face progressives should be talking about?

[Brian] Schweitzer has made energy independence the centerpiece of his governing agenda, advocating wind, ethanol, biodiesel and new coal-to-fuel technologies. He even carried little vials of various farm oils and a rock of coal to the CAP event. "The next generation will not be sent to a foreign land to protect an oil field," he says.

Schweitzer for President websites are already launching. The current hype may prove to be just that--hype. But Republicans are beginning to watch closely. At a White House dinner on Sunday, Schweitzer's wife, Nancy, sat between "the straight shooter himself," Dick Cheney, and "the Architect," Karl Rove.

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flash forward: 6.5.2008

Something's going on at the grass roots.

GOP Govs. Say Bush Miscues Hurt Candidates - Yahoo! News
"You've got solid conservatives coming up speaking like they haven't before, it's likely that something's going on at the grass roots," said Republican Mark Sanford of South Carolina. "Whether it's temporary or not remains to be seen."

Monday, February 27, 2006

Programming the Universe : A Quantum Computer Scientist Takes On the Cosmos

250 emails from white house


democrats in congress vs bush on natl security


Cheney to retire in 2007?


All 50 Governors ...

... say Bush policies are weakening national security.
NY Times

NY Times Sues Pentagon

The New York Times sued the U.S. Defense Department on Monday demanding that it hand over documents about the National Security Agency's domestic spying program.

Bush Ratings At All-Time Low

According to Latest Polls.

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