Skip to content

News Dump

January 17, 2006

1. Maine: Tribal leader Francis mourned — [Governor Melvin J. Francis] …killed instantly . . . when his . . . pickup truck collided with an oil truck. …returning home from . . . where he had participated in the signing of an agreement by Venezuelan-owned Citgo Petroleum to donate heating oil to four Maine tribes this winter.
2. Iraq: ‘Marshall Plan’ for Iraq FadesU.S. officials are promoting a tough-love vision of reconstruction that puts the burden on the Iraqi people.
3. Elections: New Mathematical Function for Analyzing Exit Poll Discrepancy (pdf) — For my “to read” backlog.
4. Gore speaks: In Martin Luther King Day address, Gore compares wiretapping of Americans to surveillance of King — Text of Gore’s speech yesterday.
5. Nagin speaks: New Orleans Mayor Says God Mad at U.S.“Surely God is mad at America. He sent us hurricane after hurricane after hurricane, and it’s destroyed and put stress on this country[.]” — New Orleans Mayor joins the ‘God punishes sinners with natural disasters’ meme. Also vows New Orleans will be a “chocolate” city again.
6. Clooney speaks: Quote of the Day: George Clooney thanks Jack Abramoff — Upon receiving his Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture (Syriana)
7. New news links: The NewStandard & Newsday

One Comment
  1. January 17, 2006 8:59 PM

    Well the Nagin quote is REALLY dumb. Or is he auditioning for Pat Robertson and that other honky preacher down there?

    And the Clooney quote is stupid. What is he, in the 8th grade?

Comments are closed.

%d bloggers like this: