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Christopher Hitchens "Eulogy" of Jerry Falwell

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Christopher Hitchens appears on Hannity & Colmes and has some undiplomatic comments about Falwell's life, in contrast with the Fox take that Falwell "was one of the most important figures of the last 50 years."

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Jerry Falwell Is Dead

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This morning Jerry Falwell was discovered slumped over in his office and later pronounced dead.

Here at BSA we're compelled to offer some insight into this man's contribution to society and humanity...

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100 Worst Cover Songs

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Retrocrush has put together a scary yet entertaining list of the 100 worst cover songs in history. If you think you have heard some bad covers before, check out this outrageous list, along with videos of most of the horrid transgressions.

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Wait A Minute, This ISN'T Where The Child Sex Is?

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Twenty-eight Florida men came from all over the state driven by a purpose. That purpose was, of course, to have sex with young teens whom they met over the Internet. Brought by instructions delivered from cyberspace (or perhaps with the aid of Google's new GooglePervert service) they came to a house in Polk County. There they got their just reward...

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Your Pet: A Canary In A Coal Mine

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U.S. officials said on Friday that melamine, a chemical found in fertilizers in Asia and which should not be in pet food in any amounts, has been detected in the wheat gluten used by Canada-based Menu Foods.

The FDA said the wheat gluten in question came from a company in China, and was not known to be used in any human food yet.

Yet? Oh goody.

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Coulter Column Dropped By Newspapers

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In the last week at least seven newspapers have dropped the syndicated column of conservative firebrand Ann Coulter. Speaking at the American Conservative Union's annual Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington, D.C. on March 2, Coulter said "I was going to have a few comments on the other Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards, but it turns out you have to go into rehab if you use the word 'faggot,' so I -- so kind of an impasse, can't really talk about Edwards." Newspapers that have dropped her column include: Sanford Herald (North Carolina); Daily Chronicle (Illinois); American Press (Louisiana); Lancaster New Era (Pennsylvania); The Oakland Press, (Michigan); The Mountain Press (Tennessee); and The Times (Louisiana). The editorial director of The Clarion-Ledger in Jackson, Mississippi, David Hampton, said that while he disagreed with her opinions, the paper would keep her column. "I think her popularity will continue to wane. I believe ideas rise and fall on their merits, and I haven't seen much depth in hers," he said.

Imagine that, Jackson, Mississippi will keep Coulter's column? Surprise, surprise.

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Guantanamo: If You're Good We'll Let You Grow Tomatoes

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A select group of detainees at the U.S. prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, has been allowed to garden for the first time, a military spokesman said.

Prisoners in Camp 4, which holds the "most compliant" detainees, started growing tomatoes several weeks ago in concrete soil-filled planters, Navy Cmdr. Robert Durand said.

The military allowed the plants and provided plastic gardening tools, watering cans and seeds at the request of lawyers for detainees

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A Tale of Two Phone Books

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The new New Orleans phone books showed up from Bellsouth/AT&T today. I couldn't help but notice the difference between these and the last ones that came out, so I took a picture...

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"Goofy" Turns Out To Be A Pedophile?

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A Disney actor who plays "Goofy" and "The Beast" from 'Beauty and the Beast' faces 51 counts of child porn in Orlando.

20-year-old Matthew Wendland was arrested early this morning at his apartment. Police found explicit photos of children as young as 3 years old, posed in pornographic positions inside Matthew's room. Officials say it was his roommates that led police to the pictures. They say Wendland usually kept his room locked.

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Cheney Implicates Bush In CIA Agent Treason Scandal

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Copies of notes handwritten by Vice President Dick Cheney, introduced at trial by defense attorneys for former White House staffer I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby, would appear to implicate George W. Bush in the Plame CIA Leak case.

Bush has long maintained that he was unaware of attacks by any member of his administration against former ambassador Joseph Wilson. The ex-envoy's stinging rebukes of the administration's use of pre-war Iraq intelligence led Libby and other White House officials to leak Wilson's wife's covert CIA status to reporters in July 2003 in an act of retaliation.

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The World No Longer Trusts The United States

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Global opinion of U.S. foreign policy has sharply deteriorated in the past two years, according to a BBC poll released on the eve of President Bush's annual State of the Union address.

Nearly three-quarters of those polled in 25 countries disapprove of U.S. policies toward Iraq, and more than two-thirds said the U.S. military presence in the Middle East does more harm than good. Nearly half of those polled in Europe, Africa, Asia, South America and the Middle East said the United States is now playing a mainly negative role in the world.

More than 26,000 people were questioned for the survey.

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British Scientists Working On Creating "Zombie Cows"

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News that the daughter of a US clone cow has been born on a British farm has moved the issue from science fiction to consumer reality. While some are concerned about this bringing on a new crop of "farmyard freaks", scientists boast of the ability to create "zombie cows" which in-effect don't mind living their life in cramped spaces and ultimately being slaughtered for food.

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Dan Savage: Who's Next To Hang After Saddam? God

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Who we should hang after we hang Saddam Hussein?

God.

Saddam Hussein found guilty of executing fewer than 200 men and boys after an assassination attempt was made on the dictator’s life near the village where these unfortunate men and boys lived. They weren’t guilty of any wrongdoing—but that didn’t stop Hussein from having these men and boys rounded up, tortured, and executed. Saddam was sending a message to all of Iraq:

“Don’t want f*ck with me, people, because that’s going to make me mad and when I’m mad I f*cking kill people—yes, even people that had nothing to do with whatever it was that made me mad in the first place. So not only should you avoid pissing me off, you need to keep an eye on your friends, neighbors, and fellow citizens to make sure they don’t piss me off. Because if they do, then a bunch of folks are gonna die—and that might include you and your whole family.”

Saddam’s crime was horrific — it’s the same crime that got hundreds of Nazis strung up after WWII. When a despot or an occupying power or a rebel army tortures and kills innocent people to send a message to, say, the population of occupied France or Kosovo or Iraq, that’s what known as reprisal killings, and that’s a war crime. And it mystifies me that American fundamentalists constantly accusing Jesus Christ—the Lamb of God, the Prince of Peace, the Savior of All Mankind, etc.—of engaging in reprisal killings and summary executions on a scale that would make a genocidal maniac like Hussein blush. Read the bible lately?

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U.S. Caught Shipping Tainted Beef To S. Korea (again)

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South Korea has asked the United States to explain why a shipment of American beef rejected for having banned bone fragments also contained unacceptable levels of the toxic chemical dioxin, an official said Friday.

The discovery was the latest bad news for the U.S. cattle industry in South Korea, already dealing with the rejection of three recent shipments of beef for including banned bone fragments, which South Korea fears could potentially harbor mad cow disease.

Officials said the beef with the dioxin was in the third of the shipments, which was rejected on Dec. 6.

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The Decider Decides To Not Decide Yet

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President George W. "I Am the Decider!" Bush is delaying until some time in January his planned report to the nation on the direction he and aides are charting for the United States in Iraq. Meanwhile the American soldier death toll in Iraq is nearing 3000, tens of thousands of Americans injured, and reports of upwards of 500,000 dead Iraqis. But hey, what's another month... listen to what even CNN is saying now about "The Decider!"

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The Sad Saga of James Kim

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It's a big buzz on the Internet and the mainstream media is all over the place. In the spirit of young white girls who go missing in exotic places, San Francisco tech writer James Kim drove his family into the middle of the wilderness in Oregon, got them stranded, and unfortunately died while wandering off from his vehicle into the frozen cliffs.

This is a sad state of affairs, but as usual, the media is blowing this totally out of proportion. What gets me are the folks calling this guy a "hero." I think our definition of hero needs a little bit of work. It's very sad that the guy died, but when you hear the details of this story, it reads like a classic cautionary tale of what NOT to do if you're driving cross-country.

Before people lambast me for my nerve to question the wisdom of Mr. Kim's decisions which led to his death and the near death of his family, I ask, is it any better for the media to replay this tragedy over and over? Who is exploiting this tragedy for selling advertising, and who might want to at least point out there are some lessons to be learned beyond merely mourning for an associate? It's just a thought.

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Blow Your Load For Peace!

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Give the Shah one in the eye! Show George W. by riding the Great White Knuckler! Beat the insurgency AND your bishop! Encouraged by Princeton's Global Consciousness Project, non-profit group Baring Witness (usually known for getting nekkid for peace) has come up with the Global Orgasm Project. In a little over 3 weeks (ticker available on their website for exact time), everyone in the world (especially those in countries with WMDs) is encouraged to masturbate ("with as much privacy as you choose") and concentrate all thoughts before, during, and after orgasm on world peace. Unless you're Catholic, then you'll be concentrating on the mortal sin you just committed. So liberal guilt isn't bad enough--now I have to feel guilty that I'm not thinking about world peace whilst cranking the shank?

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What Have We Learned From History: Trojan Horses

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An enterprising group of Aussies have asked the question: What have we learned from history? Specifically in the case of the Trojan War, where the Greeks managed to get their army past the gates of Troy.

So have we learned anything? Let's find out...

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Single Chimp Seeks Older Female For Perpetuation of the Species

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A study published in the journal Current Biology reveals that chimpanzees of any age prefer older female chimps when seeking a mate and younger females have to beg for attention of the sexual kind. It is what the researchers call "one of the biggest behavioural differences between humans and our closest biological relatives" (other than public masturbation and flinging fecal matter, that is).

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Borat Gets A Beatdown

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Actor Sacha Baron Cohen, who has both received and generated an irritating amount of press lately over his new movie Borat, has discovered that some American's are not huge fans of his work. It's already been fairly widely reported that Cohen is being sued by two Chi Psis at USC after allegedly being duped into getting drunk and making sexist and racist remarks on camera (I'm guessing the only part that wasn't par for the course for the pair was doing those things on camera). However Cohen was recently punched repeatedly in the face after he tried to use his schtick on a passer-by in New York. Sure it might be insensitive, but... HA!

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Holy Porpoise Chorus, Batman!

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Scientists at New College of Florida in Sarasota have been able to get dolphins at Disney's Epcot Center to sing a short, high-pitched version of the Batman soundtrack. Using rewards and repetition, the dolphins were taught to recognize and repeat various rhythms at various frequencies. This is the first evidence that other animals can recognize and reproduce rhythms vocally, a real breakthrough. I'm not so sure--if they could teach them to truly appreciate the 1966 feature-length Batman movie, THAT would be something.

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Kwan's Kwazy New Job

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Michelle Kwan (yes, that's right, THE Michelle Kwan) is going to be named by Secretary of State Condeleeza Rice as a "public diplomacy ambassador." The champion skater is expected to travel all around and "represent American values," especially to young people and sports fans (well, ice skating fans, anyway). The position is unsalaried, so at least the federal government is not going to spend money on this.

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Secretary of Defense, Donald Rumsfeld Cuts and Runs

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Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, the controversial face of U.S. war policy, quit on Wednesday after Democrats rode Americans' anger over Iraq to victory in Tuesday's congressional elections.

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Republican Don Sherwood Pays Mistress To Keep Quiet, Or Not

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A Republican congressman accused of abusing his ex-mistress agreed to pay her about $500,000 in a settlement last year that contained a powerful incentive for her to keep quiet until after Election Day, a person familiar with the terms of the deal told The Associated Press.

Rep. Don Sherwood is locked in a tight re-election race against a Democratic opponent who has seized on the four-term congressman's relationship with the woman. While Sherwood acknowledged the woman was his mistress, he denied abusing her and said that he had settled her $5.5 million lawsuit on confidential terms.

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New Technique To Protect Kids From School Shootings: Textbooks!

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In the wake of recent school shootings, a candidate for Oklahoma state superintendent of education has announced a bold new proposal to keep kids safe without spending more on school security. Republican Bill Crozier suggests that students can defend themselves from school shooters by using textbooks to stop bullets fired at them. “If elected” he promises that thick used textbooks will be placed at the ready under every school desk.

Finally, the republicans find a use for books!

Wait, you have to see their video demonstration!

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Olbermann: US Government Now More Dangerous Than Our Enemies

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Olbermann points out that this may be "the beginning of the end" of freedom and liberty for United States citizens. No word yet if CSI will be cancelled, which apparently would create a bigger uproar among the populace.

History shakes its head in shame. See the video everyone is talking about.

Habeas Corpus R.I.P. 7/12/1215 - 10/17/2006

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Mom, Dad--Stop Kidnapping Me!

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Two parents who told their daughter they were taking her on a pre-wedding shopping trip are now charged with kidnapping the woman. Instead of a taking a trip to a local Provo, Utah mall, they drove their protesting daughter 240 miles to Grand Junction, Colorodo while trying to convince her not to get married.

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Why Don't You Go Foley Yourself?

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Judging by the latest e-mail transcripts that ABC News has gotten its hands on, Congressman Mark Foley had a particular interest in getting those underage male pages to perform a specific act. In a fitting homage, we at BSAlert respectfully suggest that in the future, this act be known as the reflexive verb "foley." (Sample usage: "I was a bit self-conscious, until my friend suggested that I foley myself.")

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First Rule of Congress: Don't Choke Your Mistress!

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You know...if you're a Pennsylvanian Congressman who constantly touts the conservative party line and spouts about "family values", it might be a bad idea, at 60, to be exposed for having an affair with a woman more than half your age for more than half a decade, and then trying to strangle her. Don't ya think?

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Pope Urges Mankind To Choose Religion Over Science & Progress

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Pope Benedict XVI on Sunday warned modern societies not to let faith in science and technology make them deaf to God's message, and suggested that Asia and Africa could teach the wealthier West something about faith.

In his sermon to some 250,000 pilgrims at an open-air Mass in Munich, Benedict said modern people suffered from "hardness of hearing" when it comes to God.

"Put simply, we are no longer able to hear God - there are too many different frequencies filling our ears," he said. "What is said about God strikes us as pre-scientific, no longer suited to our age."

Hey, maybe the Pope finally gets it. When you live in a jungle or desert and have little to do but wake up each day and be surprised you're not dead from starvation or disease, you have to thank God. Everywhere else, where man understands the value of science and medicine to extend life and provide protection and security, the notion of believing in a supernatural being who never seems to be there when you need him, and giving money to a group of old guys who use it to pay off secret sex abuse lawsuits, might be obsolete.

It's no surprise that religion flourishes where human suffering is rampant. The pope points that out with a perverse sense of romanticism. Think about it.

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Crocodile Hunter Steve Irwin Dies In His Sleep At 44

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Following a traditional night of sitting beside his fireplace reading fiction with a lukewarm cup of cocoa, Steve Irwin retired to bed, drifted into a peaceful slumber, and never awoke. Authorities discovered the "freak accident" death of TV's famous "Crocodile Hunter" the following day.

The community is now mourning this unforseen circumstance. Many thought that Irwin's history of provoking, coralling and manhandling dangerous creatures might lead to his ultimate demise. This unanticipated "freak accident" has proven otherwise.

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Canadian University Distances Itself From Ivy League "IQitude"

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Emblazoned with a picture of George W. Bush (who graduated from Yale in 1968), Lakehead University in northern Ontario has set up a web site which states, "Graduating from an Ivy League university doesn't necessarily mean you're smart." as part of their new recruitment campaign.

I can appreciate what they're trying to do, but I don't think college students these days go to universities to "get smart." (On the other hand, if you're a dumbass and you think going to college will make you the most powerful man in the country, that could be quite a draw) Maybe it is more effective and less humorous in Canada? By the way, I just made up "IQitude"... Stephen Colbert eat your heart out!

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Billiards: The Nickel Trick

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This has to be the greatest trick ever done on a pool table. Watch it performed flawlessly.

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Top 10 Bush Moments

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David Letterman had a good top 10 list the other day. Top 10 Bush presidential moments.. check it out.

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Interesting Video On Religion vs. Atheism

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This is one of the more interesting and powerful videos comparing the issue of religion to non-religion. Check it out.

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Petting Zoo Critical to Homeland Security Infrastructure

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The Department of Homeland Security is building a massive database of critical national infrastructure to be used to determine what sites most need protection from terrorist attacks.

Among the critical assets in the database are Old MacDonald's Petting Zoo, a Kangaroo Conservation Center, Jay's Sporting Goods, several Wal-Mart stores, Amish Country Popcorn, and the Sweetwater Flea Market.

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Battle Rages Between Spammers and Anti-Spammers

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An Israeli company called Blue Security has attracted the ire of the spam community by introducing a new system whereby people subscribe to a "do not spam" registry and download client software that effectively attacks spam advertisers if they violate the do-not-spam rules.

The spamming community has not been happy with this and have launched their own counter attack against Blue Security (and anybody in between).

In the process, these two warring factions have interrupted thousands of internet sites and systems. And still, the federal authorities seem completely uninterested in actually enforcing computer tampering and anti-spamming laws.

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Stop The Madness, Stop The Irony

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Someone dug up a circa 1985 anti-drug video sponsored by the White House featuring New Edition, LaToya Jackson, (a very young) Whitney Houston, Nancy Reagan, David Hasselhoff, Kim Fields, Herb Alpert, Casey Kasem, Arnold Schwarzenegger and many others. Whitney Houston? Oh yea, this is classic 80s.

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NBC Puts Celebrity Cooking Showdown On Ice

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First Star Trek, and now this?? NBC has taken "Celebrity Cooking Showdown" off its primetime menu. The reality series was originally scheduled to run five consecutive nights beginning April 17, but the peacock shelved "Showdown" on Thursday with two servings still to go. The quick hook comes after three nights of abysmal ratings.

But wait, this was produced by Sean "Puffy" "Puff Daddy" "P-Diddy" Combs. How could it not be good?

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Chalmations Looking to Tap Former FEMA Head

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Michael Brown, disgraced, incompetent former director of the U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency, is negotiating a consulting contract with St. Bernard Parish, the area in New Orleans hardest-hit by Hurricane Katrina.

Katrina spawned floodwaters that inundated the low-lying community between New Orleans and the Gulf of Mexico for two weeks after its Aug. 29 landfall there. The storm claimed 129 lives and destroyed 26,000 homes in St. Bernard.

Parish leaders expressed confidence in Brown's ability to help them compete more effectively with large communities for federal funding and speed a recovery they say has been mired in bureaucratic red tape.

Rumor has it Brown's first job as consultant will be to tell St. Bernard residents which fast food places suck the least.

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April Fools is Upon Us

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[Humor]
It seems once a year, we are reminded that tech people have a marginal sense of humor, as various web sites take advantage of April Fools to come up with what they think are clever tricks...

Check out our list of April Fool's web sites.

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Army Corps of Engineers Charged With Improperly Fixing Levees

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[Military]
The Army Corps of Engineers seems likely to fulfill a promise by President Bush to rebuild New Orleans's toppled flood walls to their original, pre-Katrina height by June 1, but two teams of independent experts monitoring the $1.6 billion reconstruction project say large sections of the rebuilt levee system will be substantially weaker than before the hurricane hit.

These experts say the Corps, racing to rebuild 169 miles of levees destroyed or damaged by Katrina, is taking shortcuts to compress what is usually a years-long construction process into a few weeks. They say that weak, substandard materials are being used in some levee walls, citing lab tests as evidence. And they say the Corps is deferring repairs to flood walls that survived Katrina but suffered structural damage that could cause them to topple in a future storm.

In essence, the new levee system, supposedly brought up to "old specs" which were not even designed to handle a Katrina-type storm, won't be as strong as it used to be. New Orleans resisidents have been adamant about rebuilding the levees to category 5 protection. Uh Oh.

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Unsealed Election Documents Show Widespread Vote Fraud in 2004

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Years after the fact, an activist group has finally won the right to get records on Florida voting machines from the 2004 election. The results are surprising: Internal logs of at least 40 touch-screen voting machines reveal that votes were time and date-stamped as cast two weeks before the election, sometimes in the middle of the night!

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White House Katrina Study Blames Government

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The results are in, and after tons more money spent on another report to asses what went wrong with the Katrina disaster, the obvious answer appears again, that FEMA and the Dept. of Homeland Security screwed up. Even the administration's own report reveals it.

Major departments across the U.S. government must assume significantly greater responsibility in future catastrophes, because the flawed response to Hurricane Katrina demonstrated that the United States relies too much on insufficient and not always well-managed resources of the Department of Homeland Security, a White House study has concluded.

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Ken Starr Involved In Forged Letter Scheme

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Lawyers for a death row inmate, including former Whitewater independent counsel Kenneth Starr (also dean of Pepperdine Law School), sent fake letters from jurors asking California's governor to spare the man's life, prosecutors said Friday.

Can we get an independent investigator to check this out?

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Judge Orders Priest To Prove God Exists

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An Italian judge has ordered a priest to appear in court this month to prove that Jesus Christ existed.

The case against Father Enrico Righi has been brought in the town of Viterbo, north of Rome, by Luigi Cascioli, a retired agronomist who once studied for the priesthood but later became a militant atheist.

Signor Cascioli, author of a book called The Fable of Christ, began legal proceedings against Father Righi three years ago after the priest denounced Signor Cascioli in the parish newsletter for questioning Christ’s historical existence.

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Bush's Bizzarro World Photo Op

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Behind the President is his failed Supreme court nomination-Harriet Miers. Next to her is Karl Rove, the man who might be indicted next by Fitzmas for his involvement with the Plame investigation. On his left is the author of the torture memos-Alberto Gonzales. To his right is Michael Chertoff, the guy who fell asleep during Hurricane Katrina and wonders if New Orleans should even exist.

The president is surrounded by his top advisors. Any chance the American people and the GOP can figure out why some people might be a bit upset with the state of government today????

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Anti-Abortion Group Seeks Aerial Advertising Over Hawaii

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The attorney for an anti-abortion group told federal appeals court judges Monday that Honolulu's ban on aerial advertising illegally censors the group's most effective way to spread its message: flying pictures of aborted fetuses over crowded beaches.

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Bush Administration Launches War On Porn

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Because all other important social and political issues have been solved, the Bush administration is now launching a "War on Porn" and the FBI is recruiting.

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Just In Case You Forgot What Happened On Sept. 11th...

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[News Media]
The New York Times calls it "a rich vein of city records." Akin to gold??

Others might find such a characterization offensive and inappropriate. Whatever you want to call it, the city of New York is making public a large array of transcriptions and recordings of the pandemonium during Sept. 11th, as if any of us need to be reminded that people suffered and died. So be prepared to have your senses bludgeoned with a blitz of suffering, all ultimately designed to distract and lure eyeballs to commercial sponsors.

Already in "heavy rotation" is the recording of a New Yorker trapped under a fire truck, calling 911 from a cell phone, saying he won't be able to breathe much longer. Thanks for sharing CNN. Thanks for exploiting the suffering of thousands.

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