Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Harpers Again....

Forgot this one:

It emerged that the Bush Administration had quietly issued a 'signing statement' on the Patriot Act; the statement indicates that the President intends to ignore oversight requirements built into the act, such as the requirement that the President inform Congress of how the FBI was using its new spying powers.[]
This I dadn't heard about!
St. Louis talk show host Dave Lenihan, discussing Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice as a potential NFL commissioner, said: "She loves football. She's African-American, which would kind of be a big coon." He repeated: "A big coon." Lenihan apologized, said that he meant to say "coup," and was fired.[FOX News]
And thank god they got it together in Afganistan:
Eighty-seven percent of the world's opium was made from poppies grown in Afghanistan,[St. Louis Today]
And finally these 2 tid bits:
Tresa Waggoner, an elementary school music teacher in Bennett, Colorado, was suspended from her job after local parents complained that she was a lesbian devil worshiper; the parents drew this conclusion after learning that Waggoner showed her classes a videotape of the opera Faust performed with sock puppets.[The Los Angeles Times] In San Francisco over 25,000 teenagers gathered at AT&T Park for an evangelical Christian rally. "The devil's a pimp," said one 18-year-old attendee. "Don't be his ho."

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