December 08, 2006

Dumpster Divers Needed for EPA Bailout

"...the EPA has already destroyed documents. The Christian Science Monitor reports that "scientific journals worth hundreds of thousands of taxpayer dollars were thrown in dumpsters in October." An EPA chemist told the Kansas City Star that one library was told to throw away journals. Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility uncovered documents ordering one library to recycle materials?"as many as possible."

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full story at The Union of Concerned Scientists

May 11, 2006

Laughing Off Disaster at the Bush White House

Laughter in response to tough questions isn't unusual in the Bush White House. Yesterday's reponse to the 18 page letter from Iran's President Ahmadinejad was not much different from what we recently experienced when Bush was questioned by an undergraduate student at Johns Hopkins University about contractor impunity - although it was not nearly as abusive as the incoherent joking and laughter that Secretary Rumsfeld launched at public news broadcasters when questioned about the bombing of Afghanistan - where, by the way, we are still deeply involved in a full scale war.

full story and more at DOGSPOT

April 13, 2006

Coastal Commission Staves off Special Interests

Last I heard, the coastal commission successfully asserted it's independence from Arnold Schwarzenegger, prevailing against an attempted take-over bid by friends of the governor's office.