VIDEO: Wiliam Gibson Speaks out for the Delay Indictment

"We would not have handed down an indictment. We would have no-billed the man, if we didn't feel there was sufficient evidence," said Gibson.
I don't think he took too kindly to the fact that the Ken Mehlman talking point is that "You can indict a ham sandwich."

What's With That Tom DeLay Indictment?

Village Voice: A crash course on the Hammer, a criminal conspiracy charge, and one little Texas D.A.
Talk Left explains why lawyers don't like their clients blabbing on TV.

A History of Violence Movie Review

Brutal but not nihilistic, thought-provoking but not preachy, David Cronenberg's A History of Violence is a damn fine film. It takes a new approach to film violence that shows the effects of violence.

Florida tourists warned that locals could shoot them

Free' iTunes from the National Guard!

The Army National Guard is fishing for recruits and they're using the temptation of three "free" iTunes Music Store downloads as bait. You're required to provide some information and agree to the following:

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Foul stench spreading from coast to coast

The disgusting stench sickening people in D.C. and L.A. is also in Ohio, Texas and South Carolina. The smell is often reported as sulphur.

Wiki Whacked: The online encyclopedia you know and love is spreading lies about Barbra Streisand. Dirty, dirty lies.

Peaceful Assault on the Epicenter of Evil

"The White House and the Pentagon look so innocuous, yet behind their innocent facades lurk sinister forces which have unleashed much misery and suffering upon the world,"

Bohemian Grove Employee Blows the Whistle on Inside Events

The Grove is a private 2,700 acre redwood retreat on the Russian River in Sonoma County, California. Described as the "Greatest Men's Party on Earth," the members of the Bohemian Club and international elites have been gathering in their redwoods for over 100 years. Regular visitors include the Bushes, Henry Kissinger, Colin Powell, Newt Gingrich, whilst past luminaries have included Former Presidents Regan and Nixon, together BEFORE they had even taken office.

ANIMATION: "The Kooks of Hazzard"


First Lady, Laura Bush, attempted to present herself as just a regular chick this week when she made an appearance in Biloxi, Mississippi to offer 5 minutes of "help" to the hurricane victims.

Biologists Observe Gorillas Using Tools

For the first time, biologists have documented gorillas in the wild using simple tools, such as poking a stick in a swampy pool of water to check its depth.

Fisk not buying into civil war speculation

British journalist and Middle East specialist Robert Fisk believes the fear of civil war in fact is an American and British concoction.

Edgy W talks damage control with GOP bigs

President Bush hit the political panic button yesterday, calling a strategy session with top Republicans to salvage their shredded agenda.

Our Imploding President

U.S. Insists on Keeping Control of Web

A senior U.S. official rejected calls on Thursday for a U.N. body to take over control of the main computers that direct traffic on the Internet, reiterating U.S. intentions to keep its historical role as the medium's principal overseer.

Arianna Huffington: “What Made Miller Refuse Libby’s Waiver When It Was First Offered But Accept It Now?”…


Thousands of residents return to New Orleans

City recovering but short of adequate goods and services.

Gay GOP leader may challenge incumbent in Poughkeepsie

Cook said special interests have hijacked the congressional agenda, advocating for uncontrolled spending and government invasion into private family decisions, he said.


Judith Miller Out of Jail, Will Testify Friday

The Inquirer had reported that an unnamed jail official had revealed that Miller left an Alexandria, Va. jail late this afternoon, at 3:55 pm., adding, "She was released after she had a telephone conversation with the Vice President Dick Cheney's chief of staff, I. Lewis Libby, sources said.

Fireball lights up South Florida sky

That's how fast witnesses said a glowing meteor streaked across Florida skies Thursday before disappearing. From Fort Lauderdale to Cape Canaveral people called the National Weather Service reporting the bright orange orb.

Half-Empty Cruise Ships Chartered After Katrina Raise Questions

The government is paying more per week for those staying on board three cruise ships than passengers would pay to cruise the Caribbean.


Volvo Goes Climate-Neutral

Volvo has just announced the world’s first CO2-free automotive plant -- its new Volvo Trucks plant in Tuve, Sweden. The company plans to maximize the plants efficiency and invest in wind power and biofuel to zero out the facility’s carbon footprint.

How DeLay's House of Scandal Hurts You

To put it plainly, DeLay's Republican Congress doesn't care about you.

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VIDEO: Mann Coulter on Pat Tillman: "I don't believe it"

Civil Disobedience at the White House

Peaceful Noviolent Loud and Proud, A Camp Casey Detainee's Story

Smoke from wildfires in western Los Angeles County and Ventura County

Danny Goldberg: Right Wing Media Gets Desperate

Recently, Air America Radio came under attack from the same cast of right wing media characters who have attacked the Network for ideological reasons from day one.


Model behavior?

As the white dust settled around this month's revelation - with photos! - that Kate Moss uses cocaine, the average newspaper reader could be forgiven for wondering whether they were supposed to be shocked.

Madonna Sings About Kabbalah Founder

Madonna likes to think of herself as being on the cutting edge, so she probably thinks a song called "Isaac" on her new album, about the founder of modern Kabbalah, is just the ticket.


VIDEO: Madonna's Motorola ROKR Ad

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For two hours yesterday, Congressman David Dreier was poised to become the next Majority Leader. Then he didn’t. Though some Congressmen have some ’splainin to do, they won’t spill the beans…

Watch Where You're Putting That Wand

While the increased screening at airports is an inconvenience to everyone, some travelers have been so pissed by their treatment at security checkpoints that they have written the Transportation Security Administration with their beefs. Here you'll find some of these amusing complaints.

MIT Professor Developing Laptop That Will Cost Under $100…

DeLay...Katrina...Dr. Frist...Gas Prices...Karl Rove... Abramoff...Social Security...Iraq...$2.5 Trillion US Debt...

Say Bu-Bye To Dubya!

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President Bush Pardons Bootlegger, LSD Dealer and Marijuana Smuggler!

President Bush granted pardons Wednesday to 14 people, including a member of the mineworkers union who was convicted for his role in bombings at a West Virginia coal mine, a counterfeiter and a bootlegger.

After Indictment, DeLay Grossly Distorts Role With TRMPAC

Tom DeLay wants you to believe he was completely in the dark about TRMPAC’s activities. Here’s what DeLay said on Hardball:

DeLay 'paid family $500,000'
DeLay tries to avoid fingerprinting

US forces 'out of control', says Reuters News chief

Reuters has told the US government that American forces' conduct towards journalists in Iraq is "spiralling out of control" and preventing full coverage of the war reaching the public.


Judge Orders Release of Abu Ghraib Photos

Saying the United States "does not surrender to blackmail," a judge ruled Thursday that pictures of detainee abuse at Iraq's Abu Ghraib prison must be released over government claims that they could damage America's image.

More Family Values from Bill Bennett

Bill Bennett: "[Y]ou could abort every black baby in this country, and your crime rate would go down"

Really, get a horse

All Gulf of Mexico oil production shut down

Video proves UK cops lied about Brazilian's execution


Venus Express spacecraft ready for launch

O'Reilly falsely claimed he retracts his false claims

Media Matters for America has identified and corrected hundreds of O'Reilly's falsehoods, made both on his radio show and on Fox News' The O'Reilly Factor -- the vast majority of which he has yet to retract. Rather than correct his own falsehoods, O'Reilly lashes out at those who expose them or simply denies that he erred.

O'Reilly, Malkin & Maloney: The Three Little Pigs Diss Air America & Predict Its Imminent Demise

DVD: New Order: Item

A must-have for any fan of the groundbreaking band, Item brings together all of New Order's videos for the first time.

New Order: Multimedia Website

Flight Attendant Groups Calling For A Boycott Of Jodie Foster’s New Film…

Why US isn't prodding Mideast peace process

With President Bush focused on domestic concerns, experts do not expect to see any major peace-process initiatives coming from the White House. "Bush has been knocked over by these hurricanes. He's totally distracted," says Michael Hudson, a Mideast expert at Georgetown University in Washington. "I don't expect to see anything new from the US, and that's too bad because it's a critical moment in Gaza."

National Guard Sent to Protect Oil, Not People

35 percent of Louisiana's and 40 percent of Mississippi's National Guard troops were in Iraq while their towns were leveled. National Guard officers repeatedly had warned officials about the catastrophic impact of having so many Guardsmen deployed in the event of a major natural disaster.

UFO landing strip gets mayor's support

Puerto Rico (AP) -- People in this sleepy hamlet are so sure they have been receiving other-worldly visitors, they want to build a UFO landing strip to welcome them.

Tom Delay Indicted For Conspiracy!

Luckily, there's no House rule against being a criminal, so he can continue to "serve" even though the house speaker will make DeLay step down as majority leader.

Apple iTunes for Windows Mobile 5.0

After the Motorola ROKR Apple seems to get seriously into the mobile phone business.

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The truth wasn't bad enough? Tales of rape, murder in Superdome appear false


ABC, CBS Lead First Week of New TV Season

The season began like the old one left off: ABC is hot, NBC is not and CBS remains the nation's most popular network.

Blogging 2.0

HOW TO BE A BLOGGER Itching to get in the game? New tools make it easier than ever. Here's a guide to publishing and publicizing your blog:

Cindy Sheehan Won't Pay Fine For "Demonstrating Without A Permit"

5 Russian Warships, Sub Moved Next To Iran/India

Is Russia is sending a subtle message to the US not to invade Iran?


Weekend Protesters Hit Travel Snags

Twelve Amtrak trains between New York and Washington were disrupted and one was canceled, affecting the travel plans of at least hundreds and possibly more than 1,000 protesters, organizers said.

Activists arrested outside White House said cuffed on buses, vans for up to twelve hours

Oaths and Letters

Did Brown lie today? Conyers has some questions.

SIRIUS OutQ will be moving from Channel 149 to 106 Effective 9.29.05

Geena Davis Sweeps Up the Oval Office

"Geena Davis can veto my legislation anytime. Starring as the first woman to hold the highest office in the land, Davis reminds us what we have missed in most of our past, real-life presidents: cuteness. She's got a twinkle in her eye, a twinkle in her smile, a twinkle everywhere. She's President Twinkle -- just what we need to tame the extreme, charm the militant, inspire the troops."

Scientists capture giant squid on camera

The size of a bus, with vast eyes and a querulous beak, Architeuthis has long nourished myth and literature, most memorably in Jules Vernes' "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea," in which a squid tried to engulf the submarine Nautilus with its suckered tentacles.

Fake-Marine White House hooker supports the troops from D.C.

New Car Smell: Don't Inhale

One of the best things about having a new car could be bad for you. New research finds that much loved "new car" smell is produced by harmful chemicals.


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Three Men Charged With Killing SunCruz Owner, Related To Abramoff Indictment!

DeLay, R-Texas, has asked the House Ethics Committee to review allegations that Abramoff or his clients paid some of DeLay's overseas travel expenses. DeLay has denied knowing that the expenses were paid by Abramoff, whom he once described as "one of my closest and dearest friends." He was not mentioned in any lawsuits involved in the SunCruz deal.


Company Outfitted President Bush With Flawed Bulletproof Vests, Whistle-Blower Testifies…

Bill Frist Has Been Caught In A Lie”...

It's one thing to lie in politics. It's another to be caught in a lie. Bill Frist has been caught in a lie.
His political future is over. The immediate question is, can he survive as Majority Leader?

Democratic congressman says conspiracy trial ironic; Sees Bush conspiracy to attack and occupy Iraq

Chimp genome 'proves evolution'

When scientists announced last month they had determined the exact order of all 3 billion bits of genetic code that go into making a chimpanzee, it was no surprise that the sequence was more than 96 percent identical to the human genome. Charles Darwin had deduced more than a century ago that chimps were among humans' closest cousins.

VIDEO: Sheehan Arrested Outside White House

Guess it's the only way to get the media to cover the anti-war protest in D.C.?

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Roberts Prances Out Of Committee

Only five gay hatin' Democrats in the Senate Judiciary Committee voted against Judge Roberts becoming the next Chief Maddam Justice of Fabulous Court of the United Straights, I mean States.


VIDEO: "Brokeback Mountain" Trailer

Watch Heath Ledger and Jake Gyllenhaal in the trailer for 'Brokeback Mountain,' a controversial, cowboy love story from director Ang Lee.

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Palm unveils "Treo on Windows"

Palm this morning announced a future Treo smartphone, which will run Windows Mobile 5.0 instead of Palm OS. The company touted a feature expansion for the device, but left many questions open, including the future of Palm OS for Palm hardware. The "Treo on Windows" will be available "early" in 2006 and sold exclusively through mobile carrier Verizon Wireless.

Politicians not giving us much of a choice

American politics seems to have dwindled down to a choice between a big government party and a big permanently-out-of-government party.


Powerful Earthquake Rocks Northern Peru

A powerful earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 7 hit northern Peru late Sunday, causing power outages and cutting phone service throughout much of the region.

VIDEO: Tim Russert went on the attack today to please the right wing apologists...

Aaron Broussard responds...
"Listen, sir, somebody wants to nitpick a man's tragic loss of a mother because she was abandoned in a nursing home? Are you kidding? What kind of sick mind, what kind of black-hearted people want to nitpick a man's mother's death? They just buried Eva last week. I was there at the wake. Are you kidding me? That wasn't a box of Cheerios they buried last week."

Blood for bucks: Halliburton's stock doubles as troop deaths double

Andrew Sullivan: Is Bush a socialist? He's spending like one

Sure, he has cut taxes, a not-too-difficult feat when your own party controls both houses of Congress. But spending? You really have to rub your eyes, smack yourself on the forehead and pour yourself a large gin and tonic. The man can’t help himself.

Notebooks Expand Reach with Broadband Wireless

PC makers Dell Inc., Hewlett-Packard Co. and Lenovo Group Ltd. are moving to offer their corporate notebooks with wireless broadband.

Group Lists 13 'Most Corrupt' in Congress

A watchdog group, naming what it calls "the 13 most corrupt members of Congress," is calling for ethics investigations of some of the most prominent leaders on Capitol Hill in a report to be released Monday.

How Many More Mike Browns are out There?

A TIME inquiry finds that at top positions in some vital government agencies, the Bush Administration is putting connections before experience

iPod Nano owners in screen scratch trauma

People slavering to get Apple's "impossibly small" iPod Nano into their sticky hands may want to pause a moment: those ahead of them in the queue have discovered that it's also unbelievably easy to scratch the screen, nixing its photo-displaying abilities.

Armed and dangerous - Flipper the firing dolphin let loose by Katrina

It may be the oddest tale to emerge from the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. Armed dolphins, trained by the US military to shoot terrorists and pinpoint spies underwater, may be missing in the Gulf of Mexico.


Rita heading back to Gulf of Mexico?

Bush's PayPal begging for Iraq Earns $600

Seems people aren't much interested in paying (again) for Iraq occupation.

VIDEO: Antiwar Protests in D.C.

Must See Coverage!

Madonna dumps video director

Madonna has dumped David LaChapelle as director of her music video for "Hung Up" and hooked up with Johan Renck instead.


Anti-War Protest Headlines


Mercenaries control the New America

VIDEO: Real Time "Fun with Bush"

AOL Television: TV's Top 5!

They're coming. Are we ready?

This weekend, Toronto will host some of the UFO community's more level-headed types, writes ANTHONY REINHART. They believe alien visitors are on the way, and we should be prepared to make contact


As a military jury in Texas considers the fate of Lynndie England, the low-ranking reservist pictured in the notorious photos of the abuse of Iraqi detainees at Abu Ghraib prison in late 2003, two sergeants and a captain in one of the U.S. Army's most decorated combat units have come forward with accounts of routine, systematic and often severe beatings committed against detainees at a base near Fallujah from 2003 through 2004.

Dog House Puzzle

Just put the puzzle together. Then, wait a few seconds for the dog to come out!

Protest Videos: Sheehan, Galloway, Rev. Jackson and Rep. McKinney

Fafblog picture of the week

Wesley Clark Stands His Ground with Bill O'Reilly

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VIDEO FLASHBACK: King - "Love & Pride"

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Comedian gets her clown on during keynote speech at Human Rights Campaign dinner.