Friday, February 15, 2008

Big Dan's Big News Feb 15, 2008

(Am I the only one who's scared...that the same guys who AREN'T winning the Iraq War...ARE GOING TO SEND A HUGE MISSILE INTO SPACE...ACCURATELY(?)...AND SHOOT DOWN A SATELLITE???????? Are there lots of disabled satellites up there? Then why are we shooting this one down? How come we never shot down a disabled satellite before, but now we're shooting this one down? And why the accompanying media circus surrounding it? Just wonderin.......)

● US to Try to Shoot Down Spy Satellite. Taking a page from Hollywood science fiction, the Pentagon said Thursday it will try to shoot down a dying, bus-size U.S. spy satellite loaded with toxic fuel on a collision course with the Earth. (bd: SAME GUYS WHO AFTER 5 YEARS CAN'T BEAT A BUNCH OF "CAVEMEN" IN THE IRAQ WAR, ARE GOING TO ACCURATELY LAUNCH A HUGE MISSILE INTO SPACE AND SHOOT DOWN A SATELLITE!!!).

● Predatory Lenders' Partner in Crime. How the Bush Administration Stopped the States From Stepping In to Help Consumers

● Screwed: How The Bush Administration Defied All 50 States So Predatory Bankers Could Rape American Consumers

● HOUSE REPUBLICANS STAGE WALK-OUT to protect fellow Republicans Bolton/Miers from embarrassing the Republican Party

● Democrats pass contempt charges against Bush aides

● The Staged Walk-Out of SHAME!!!

● DNC demands RNC e-mails. In attorney firing scandal, 68 pages of e-mails are being withheld.

● GOP softballs to Clemens?

● Karl Rove Recruits Roger Clemens for Bush Administration (Big Dan interviews Karl Rove about the Clemens/steroid hearings)

● U.S. says Bonds failed steroid test before record

● Another person shot when a gunman opened fire at a lecture hall at Northern Illinois University has died, bringing the toll to seven, including the gunman, a coroner said Friday.

● Mexican President Felipe Calderon told a joint session of California's Legislature on Wednesday that the United States and Mexico are at a historical point in their relationship and called for comprehensive immigration reform.

● Police have been given the go-ahead to use Taser stun guns against children.

● Anticipating international criticism over plans to seek the death penalty for accused September 11, 2001, terrorists, the State Department is advising U.S. diplomats to point out that Nazis were executed after their war crime trials.

● Homegrown Terrorism: Bush Uses Threat Of Violence To Coerce Congress

(video thx to bluebear; video below goes with article above...)

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