Katrina and Donations

"Having lived through hurricane Hugo I pass this sage advice on: if you have a family member or friend that was affected send your "donation" directly to them. The Red Cross and all other organizations will eventually get help to those affected BUT it will take time and staff and administration costs. We must help our fellow Americans. So start where you are most connected. We have a cousin and her fiance who have lost most of everything and perhaps many of his family; our check is going to them first."
-Uncle Zoloft, From the Buckle of the Bible Belt


The Real Disaster: Bush and the Democrats

The Democrats should be all over this one, but don't hold your breath. That sorry bunch of moral cowards--Hillary Clinton, John Kerry and Joe Lieberman among them-- voted for the Iraq War and they have uttered scarcely a peep at the gutting of the domestic Guard units, instead calling for more troops to be sent over to Iraq. (Louisianans and Mississippians should be grateful their words were not heeded or there'd be nobody home to help!)

Religious Right Blames Gays, Abortion for Hurricane

The Columbia Christians for Life have concluded that Hurricane Katrina was the wrath of God on the city of New Orleans for having abortion clinics. Now if that sounds remotely plausible to you, I should point out that they also claim the radar image of the hurricane resembles a 6-week-old fetus. No, I am not making this up. I wish I were. Note that the radar image does not resemble a 6-week-old fetus, but rather a hurricane


War in Iraq Costing $186,000,000 a Day

EPA director said anti-pollution standards for gasoline are being eased throughout the country until Sept.15

Reality show writers are upset about being overworked

GM, Ford, DaimlerChrysler allowing hurricane victims to defer car payments


White House ignores pleas to save New Orleans; helicopters diverted

New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin has given a remarkable interview to WWL TV, broadcast on Nagin said that the National Guard's Blackhawk helicopter carrying the sandbags to plug the hole in the levee on 17th St. Canal was diverted to rescue misssions. Continued

How Bush's policies doomed New Orleans.

Am I Covered?

Common Questions Asked by Homeowners about Insurance

FP&L urges energy conservation due to uncertain fuel supply

Although FP&L said it has enough power to meet present customer needs, the utility is encouraging wide energy conservation while scientists assess the full impact of Hurricane Katrina on Gulf of Mexico fuel production.


Eddie Izzard to costar in Super Ex

Anna Faris and cross-dressing British comedian Eddie Izzard have signed on to join Uma Thurman and Luke Wilson in Ivan Reitman's comedy Super Ex. The story centers on a man (Wilson) who learns that his girlfriend (Thurman) is a superhero and breaks up with her when she becomes too controlling and neurotic.

"As The World Burns"

Las Vegas: UFO's Caught On Tape

Sharon's Son Indicted on Corruption, Forgery and Perjury Charges

The elder Sharon son is accused of setting up fake companies in order to conceal illegal contributions to his father’s 1999 election campaign to chair the Likud Party and become its candidate for prime minister.

FCC Wants To Crackdown On Cable Indecency



Off camera, Darfur deteriorates

Fighting may have died down in Sudan's crisis-torn Darfur region, but rampant banditry has taken its place...

FDA Official Resigns in Protest of Morning-After Pill Decision

Big Guns For Iraq? Not So Fast.

American officer said when asked about the Iraqi complaints. "It's too early to start talking about M1A1 tanks, and they don't need helicopters...

"Girl meets Saudi prince at college. Prince falls for girl. Girl uses Saudi prince's Boeing 727 to smuggle cocaine from Columbia to Paris"

'It's a classic love story...."

Art Garfunkel charged with marijuana possession...again

Detroit Becomes Nation's Poorest Big City

Michigan's Unemployment Rate Highest In Nation.


Butterbur May Be Effective Hay Fever Remedy

An herbal product derived from the leaves of the butterbur plant was found to be as effective for treating hay fever as a widely used antihistamine.

CIA banned from Danish air space

The government has told the United States that the CIA can no longer use Danish airspace for flights to transport suspected terrorists around the world, reported the Copenhagen Post.


"This administration is in danger of being the first in American history to leave our nation worse off than when they found it."

FX's "Oil Storm" Life Imitates Art?

Oil Storm examines what happens when a Category 6 hurricane in the Gulf of Mexico slams into Louisiana, crushing the city of New Orleans and crippling the vital pipeline for refined oil that is Port Fourchon.

Katrina Moves Dolphins to Motel Swimming Pool



The Twilight of Fuel,the Virtue of Waste,and Why We Will Never Run Out of Energy.

Dumping of US dollar could trigger 'economic September 11'

9/11 was an INSIDE JOB : Everything else is a Distraction

We are 2 weeks away from the 4 year anniversary of 9/11. And still NO one in the mainstream media as even addressed the TRUTH about that horrific day.


Katrina Should be A Lesson To US on Global Warming

Seems like everything is President Bush's fault. One day after Katrina hammered the Gulf Coast, German commentators are laying into the US for its stubborn attitude to global warming and Kyoto.

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Bush Flees From Hurricane Cindy!

Gov. Bush Warns Florida Residents Of Gas Shortages...

Poverty Rate Rises to 12.7 Percent

The nation's poverty rate rose to 12.7 percent of the population last year, the fourth consecutive annual increase.

The self-driving car comes closer—but difficulties remain


Katrina Rescue Operations: Are National Guard and Equipment Stretched Thin by Iraq War?

Earlier this month the Louisiana National Guard publicly complained that too much of its equipment was in Iraq. Continued

The Louisiana Superdome of shame
Hurricane Katrina brings out the worst in Limbaugh and Goldberg


Ostrich Gets Loose on Golden Gate Bridge

HBO Starts Building 'Rome'

"Rome," which HBO co-produced with the BBC, tells the story of the rise of the Roman Empire through the eyes of two soldiers who become caught up in Rome's history.


Sharpton's car caught going 110 mph!

Cindy Sheehan: "We Are Taking Camp Casey to Congress"...

"How much more blood are we going to allow congress to wash their hands in before we force them to force George to bring our children home?"

Almanac Warns of Temperature Fluctuations

"Mother Nature seems to be in the mood for some amusement this winter season," the almanac said in its 2006 edition, just off the presses.

Apple to Pay Up For Rotten Batteries

‘An Unwinnable War of Attrition’

Dorothy’s Ruby Slippers Stolen


AZ Daily Star Dumps Ann Coulter

Finally, we've decided that syndicated columnist Ann Coulter has worn out her welcome. Many readers find her shrill, bombastic and mean-spirited. And those are the words used by readers who identified themselves as conservatives.

Iraqi activist taken up by Bush recants her views

The purple finger lady gives Bush the finger.

Protesters Greet Bush In Arizona

Buchanan suggests Bush impeachment

Pat Buchanan, a leading conservative pundit and former presidential adviser, quietly suggested House Republicans mull impeaching President Bush -- though not for the liberals' cause celebre, Iraq -- but rather for what he sees as Bush's 'criminal' failure to stem the tide of illegal immigrants, RAW STORY has discovered.

The GOP starts eating its own again
Chuck Hagel, GOP du jour.

The Gullibility Factor Test

In this simple, anonymous test, you can assess your own Gullibility Factor (GF) score. Simply answer TRUE or FALSE to the following questions, click SUBMIT, and your score will be instantly calculated and displayed along with an explanation and the correct answers.

-My score, 100!

Venezuela to Provide Discounted Heating Oil and Free Eye Operations to U.S. Poor

Part of the plan was for the U.S.-based and Venezuelan state-owned oil company Citgo to provide heating oil directly to poor households. Continued

Related: Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez said on Sunday his government would take legal action against Pat Robertson and potentially seek his extradition

In Future, Lighting May Boost Health

Scientists have been taking a closer look at the lighting in our homes, offices and vehicles, and they're seeing potential for a way to improve health and a new means of electronic communication.

Sunnis bitter as Iraq parliament accepts constitution's final draft

The Fabulous Adventures of Rex Ray....

A Few Photos from BRAD SHOW in Crawford

Air America's Randi Rhodes Stops by...

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MTV Pulls Off Awards Despite Drama

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Martin Sheen, Sharpton Visit Anti-War Camp

Cindy Sheehan hasn‘t achieved a meeting with the president during her three-week war protest, but she met a man who plays one on TV. Martin Sheen, who portrays the president on NBC‘s "The West Wing," visited Sheehan‘s makeshift campsite Sunday.

FLASHBACK: Bush refused to fund New Orleans flood and hurricane protection last February

U.S. sniper kills Reuters man in Iraq

U.S. occupation forces in Iraq shot dead a Reuters television soundman and wounded a cameraman, Iraqi police said on Sunday.


Charges Dropped Against Tucson's 'Raging Grannies'

Charges have been dropped against the "Raging Grannies," five women accused of trespassing after they tried to enlist at a military recruitment center to protest the war in Iraq, a city prosecutor said.

LaRouche Says 'Georgie Porgie And Hitler' Running Government And Leading World Into Global Disaster


The PM is being lined up for a highly lucrative position with the Carlyle Group - an American-based investment giant with strong links to the White House and the defence industry.

HAARP: A Weapon of Total Destruction

Editor's Note: Many articles have been written about HAARP. What this author wishes to make clear is that he believes HAARP is not the actual facility designed to be used as a military system but a "front" or "red herring" facility which allows the authorities to deny important questions about its purpose and operation.

Anti- Sheehan groups turn on themselves.

The World's Shortest Personality Test

This is the world's shortest personality test - but quite revealing. Simply click on the picture that appeals to you most at this moment.

Roaring to Pontiac's Rescue

Airbus A380 touches down in Germany

The two-story high superjumbo can hold at least 555 passengers.

Airbus File Photo

Patriotic 9/11 pins are made in China

Gov. Janet Napolitano, who last month publicly asked Arizonans to buy the pins, said no one told her before her press conference that they were made in China.


U.S. Ports Begin New Catastrophic Terrorist Attack Drills

The federal Port Security Training Exercises Program (PortSTEP) is to bring together government and private-sector officials responsible for maritime transportation and commerce, emergency response and land transit in 40 port districts around the United States. Officials participate in fictitious incident scenarios intended to reflect the terrorist threat environment.

Busted: Blair gives public treasure to White House

A bronze bust of Winston Churchill, owned by the British Government Art Collection and paid for by the taxpayer, is at the centre of a row after it was loaned by Tony Blair to George W Bush.

Drone crashes in Iran

An unmanned single-engined plane has crashed in a mountainous area of western
Iran and the wreckage has been recovered by the Iranian armed forces.


Greenspan's post-boom vision

Looking forward to the time after he steps down as the chairman of the Federal Reserve, Alan Greenspan has said that the United States' frenzied housing boom - and the consumer spending that it has spurred - is near an end.

Related: Mortgages used to be something people strove to pay off. Now they've become income tools, but risky ones, some financial analysts say.

Anti-Gay Church Protests at GI Funerals

Members of a church say God is punishing American soldiers for defending a country that harbors gays, and they brought their anti-gay message to the funerals Saturday of two Tennessee soldiers killed in Iraq.



Calling the Kettle Black: Ethically Challenged GOP Front Move America Forward Accuses the UN of Corruption

Workers uncover possible Native American bones under A1A in Pompano, 2002

The bones were found in the 1400 block of South Ocean Boulevard, one block from Indian Mound Park, an ancient Indian burial ground used for ceremonies by the Tequestas, the Tallucas and the Seminoles.

New Music Coming Soon From The Eurythmics!

Now based in Los Angeles, Stewart is currently working with Annie Lennox on new songs for Eurythmics releases planned for later this year.

Related: Annie Lennox - iTunes

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VIDEO FLASHBACK: Dynasty "B**ch Slap"

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"The Commitment" - Dan Savage - Author

There is no hotter issue than gay marriage in the culture-war debate, and Dan Savage, one of America's most outspoken and beloved columnists, takes it on and makes it personal in this rollicking memoir of coming to terms with the very public act of marriage. What he discovers will make readers—gay or straight, right or left, single or married—howl with laughter as well as rethink their notions of marriage and all that it entails.


VMA Update: DJ Earworm @ LIFEbeat

San Fransisco's DJ Earworm is getting his big break this weekend when he will be spinning during the MTV2/LIFEbeat benefit in Miami.

Four Major Record Companies vs. Apple... Showdown Over iTunes...

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Venus, Jupiter and the Moon are gathering for a beautiful sunset sky show.

Something nice is happening in the sunset sky. Venus and Jupiter, the two brightest planets, are converging, and they're going to be beautifully close together for the next two weeks.

FCC Delays Cutoff of Internet Phone Users

Most Americans agree on the right to object, protest

Nearly three weeks after a grieving California mother named Cindy Sheehan started her anti-war protest near President George W. Bush's Texas ranch, nine of 10 people surveyed in an AP-Ipsos poll say it is okay for war opponents to publicly share their concerns about the conflict.

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Grand Canyon to Get Glass Bridge

The all-glass, balcony-like "Skywalk"--shown in an illustration released this week--will extend over the edge of the Grand Canyon, 4,000 feet (1,200 meters) above the Colorado River.