Archive for August, 2007

Governor Baldacci is offering up $11.3 million dollars in spending cuts to meet a target set in the new $6.3 billion biennial state budget, but has stopped short of putting $30 million in cuts on the table as requested by the Appropriations Committee.
The Governor said his proposal would promote government streamlining and avoid new […]

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Maine’s Law Court has issued a ruling that paves the way for two siblings in foster care to be jointly adopted by the two women who have raised them for the past six years. Ann Courtney and Marilyn Kirby of Portland will be able to form a permanent, legal parental relationship with their […]

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The US Census Bureau is reporting this week that 36.5 million people lived in poverty last year in the United States, with children and blacks the worst affected. Digging around for the pony, the Census Bureau stressed that despite the fact that the poor would fill an entire state like California, the poverty rate […]

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Republicans have stripped Larry Craig of his senate committee assignments and are calling for the resignation of 62 year old lawmaker for conduct “unbecoming a Senator.”
Really? I’m not sure that soliciting sex in a public bathroom qualifies these days.
Craig has served as Idaho’s most closeted gay politician for 25 years. During […]

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The GAO is reporting that 13 of the 18 benchmarks that constitute “progress” or “success” in Iraq haven’t been met. Worse yet, Iraq has only completed the easy benchmarks: get to work without being blown to pieces, get home without being blown to pieces…
An internal White House memorandum, prepared to respond to the GAO’s […]

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The thought of having sex with anyone under any circumstances in a public restroom at the airport just doesn’t do it for me. But I’m a Virgo, so unless you have a brand new house and a brand new, never-been-used, surgically-clean bathroom? No way. And even if you do? Probably not. […]

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Remember the good old days of heating oil budget plans? You agreed to pay “$x” and, as such, never paid more than “$y” if prices went up. Likewise, when they dropped, you paid the lower rate. Those days are long gone. Many Mainers, in fact, found themselves rolled over and locked […]

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The Democratic National Committee voted over the weekend to strip Florida of all its 210 presidential convention delegates, effectively leaving the sunshine state without a voice in choosing the party’s 2008 nominee, unless it delays its primary date.
Florida changed its primary to Jan. 29. Several other states are elbowing for room in the front […]

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Couldn’t remember how to get to the office? Damned if he was going to testify to anything? Regardless of the reasons, Gonzales is officially gone!
Adios to the ultimate puppet-boy for the Bush administration.
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Give your eyes a break with Maine Democrat’s weekly podcast, The Week That Was August 20, 2007. Who let the dogs down? Made in China airlines crash. Bush loyalist advertising campaign to whip us up into a war frenzy. Subscribe to the RSS Feed via iTunes for the enhanced podcast: […]

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You’ll find at least 11 American flags on the home page of FREEDOMSWATCH.ORG, the ultra-testosterone, mega-victory, ass-kicking website that warns agains “anti-victory groups” that are undermining the war on terror going on right now in Iraq — “eye-RACK.”

The ads assert that we are making progressing, winning on the ground, and that if we leave? Terrorists […]

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The World Without Us by Alan Weisman
From the New York Times: The abundant doomsday plotlines in “The World Without Us” make it a useful conversation piece, if a grim one. Traveling down many different avenues of scientific research, Alan Weisman postulates the complete disappearance of mankind from planet Earth.
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Hugo Chavez: Oil, Politics, and the Challenge to the U.S. by Nikolas Kozloff. From Palgrave Macmillan: This is the riveting and frightening story of ambitious, tempestuous and avowed anti-American Hugo Chávez, who is making waves through South America and being widely compared to Fidel Castro. Ex-paratrooper, outspoken socialist, and brash personality, Chávez is […]

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Black Hawk Down

A U.S. Army helicopter crashed north of Baghdad this morning, killing all 14 soldiers onboard.
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Made in China Airlines

A China Airlines flight from Taiwan landed safely in Okinawa, Japan, only to burst into flame.

According to the ministry, 157 passengers, including 23 Japanese and two infants, and eight crew members, including one Japanese, were aboard Flight 120. All 165 passengers and crew members escaped the jetliner before it exploded.
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Michael Vick: Who Let the Dogs Down?

Well, the drug sniffing kangaroos were a complete disaster… if you think kangaroos are normally “hopped up,” you should see them when they land on a bag of cocaine. Poof! Hop. Hop. Snort. Hop. Chaos.
And the seeing-eye cats? How many blind people were left stranded under porches, in trees or tucked […]

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Hundreds of people posed naked on Switzerland’s shrinking Aletsch glacier today for US photographer Spencer Tunick as part of a Greenpeace campaign to raise awareness of global warming.
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Are you more authoritarian or libertarian? Do you lean left or right? How far? Here’s how the various candidates stack up according to Political Compass. Democrats. Republicans. Huddled together in the top right square.

I had to take the test, of course, to see where I ended up. This explains everything…

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Give your eyes a break with Maine Democrat’s weekly podcast, The Week That Was August 13, 2007. Susan Collins Has a Patriot Act Moment. Microsoft Lame Search. Wikipedia or Foxipedia. 2008 Voting Machines Can’t Be Trusted. Subscribe to the RSS Feed via iTunes for the enhanced podcast:
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Daily Show Reader: Cheney

Cheney: The Untold Story of America’s Most Powerful and Controversial Vice President
by Stephen F. Hayes
From the Washington Post review: “In the final third of the book, devoted to Bush’s first six years in office, the President is little more than a bit player in an administration where Cheney is pretty much in charge […]

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I just can’t figure out why Manilla sweat shop factory workers don’t embrace quality control when it comes to assembling and testing voting machines to be used in the far away country of America. It’s almost as if they don’t care. Like, they’re just in it for the 14 cents a day…
iVotronics […]

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Find Your Birthday Star

Mine is in the constellation Cepheus. It has the name γ (Gamma) Cephei. Start here.
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Rep. Don Young (R-AK) waited until after the House and Senate passed a transportation bill, but before the president signed it into law, to rewrite a passage that would have granted $10 million for an interstate in Florida.
His new wording targeted the money to a much smaller, more specific project to connect Coconut […]

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Microsoft Lame Search

So I came across this article on FOX News about how some inmate is suing Michael Vick for 63 billion dollars for stealing his pit bulls and selling them on eBay so Vick could buy missiles from Iran. Yeah, I know. But the fact-checking department at FOX (read: some guy named Steve) was […]

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Why is FOX News (IP: 12.167.224.228) wasting time editing Wikipedia?
To smear rivals? To skew the news? Yes. Take for instance the Wikipedia change to an item regarding Al Franken and Fox News. Geeks are Sexy has a terrific review of FOXipedic updates. The changes reek of some Renfield- like […]

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