Tuesday, November 06, 2007


Lou Dobbs for president?

Michael Crowley and Marshall Wittmann, among others, suggested CNN’s resident bully Lou Dobbs could mount a credible presidential campaign.

Terrific! Lou Dobbs as president. Mile-wide moats across our Mexican and Canadian borders. Filled with alligators.

Yahoo In Legal Hot Seat For Cooperating With Chinese Gov't

The lawsuit contends that Yahoo provided identifying information about the Plaintiffs, in violation of the privacy agreements and assurances made to the Yahoo’s customers and users, that led to their arbitrary arrest, indefinite detention and torture. Yahoo had acceded to the Chinese government to provide this information.

Comment: Too bad that Yahoo doesn't have President Bush and his Republicans to give it immunity.

Mini-scandal: a waitress’s report that Mrs. Clinton had failed to tip after eating at a Maid-Rite diner in central Iowa, an assertion that ricocheted around the Internet on Thursday.

At last, an issue that can propel Obama and Edwards over Senator Clinton and into the lead - TippingGate.

But the waitress, Ms Esterday. got it right. "You people are really nuts,” she told a reporter during a phone interview. “There’s kids dying in the war, the price of oil right now — there’s better things in this world to be thinking about than who served Hillary Clinton at Maid-Rite and who got a tip and who didn’t get a tip.”

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, Nov. 5 — Angry protests by thousands of lawyers in Lahore and other cities on Monday demonstrated the first organized resistance to the emergency rule imposed by the Pakistani president, Gen. Pervez Musharraf.

Comment - Can we possibly picture our pin-striped lawyers pouring out of their office suites to march in protest against warrantless wiretapping, torture, habeas corpus denial, and other affronts to our constitution by the Bush administration?