Tuesday

Cindy Sheehan DETAINED In D.C.

Bay Area Congresswoman Lynn Woosley gave anti-war activist a gallery pass late Tuesday, just hours before the planned State of the Union speech. Sheehan was in Washington to protest the president during his national address, but then came word she was DETAINED not arrested.

Police escorted Sheehan from the visitors' gallery above the House chamber after causing a disruption, said a Capitol Police official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because details of the incident were sketchy. LA Times

Cindy Sheehan: "Bush's Presidency Is Illegitimate!"

"10:20p ET - AP updates their report. Confirms original exclusive BRAD BLOG report that it was a T-Shirt, not a banner that led to Sheehan's arrest....."

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VIDEO: Olbermann Skewers O'Reilly, Again

In a performance that deserves an oscar nomination Keith Olbermann ridicules the Fox News poster child Bill O'Reilly. One Good Move

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Bush Promises Pony Rides, Kitchen Tables in State of the Union Address

In his annual address to the nation Tuesday night, President George W. Bush outlined his vision for the remaining two years of his term and attempted to allay the growing criticism over his domestic spying program and allegations of unethical behavior in the White House. Ridiculopathy

Bush-Bashing 9/11 Widow Is Hillary Clinton's SOTU Guest

Bush-bashing 9/11 widow Monica Gabrielle will be Sen. Hillary Clinton's special guest tonight during President Bush's State of the Union address. NewsMax

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President Bush is a BIG FAT LIAR

"The United States is urging Arab states to continue funding a Hamas-led Palestinian Authority, even though Washington is threatening to cut its own aid. Western diplomats said on Monday that President George Bush's administration has already contacted Arab governments that give the Palestinian Authority support and requested them to continue their funding. Mark Blum

Video Shows Officer Shooting Airman

A videotape released Tuesday shows a sheriff's deputy shooting an unarmed Air Force policeman who recently returned from Iraq as he appeared to obey an order to get up off the ground. HC

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'Hit Man' writes on corruption

This important book should not go unread. It is a New York Times Bestseller. And it has been translated to about twenty different languages. Daily Collegian

State of the Union Address Drinking Game

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In advance of President Bush’s state of the union address later tonight, author Gore Vidal delivers his own traditional state of the union address.

Contract for global Pentagon propaganda blitz enlists balls, bumper stickers in terror war...

Perhaps the most striking element of the contract is the emphasis on psychological operations and its open-ended scope. RAW STORY

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Happy birthday, Carol Channing!

Key West has plenty to crow about

Pagan Scouts!

There are now seven chapters -- called "circles" -- in Michigan alone, Detroit's Metro Times reported this month. SPLOID.COM

New Detroit Is Keen To Prove Doomsayers Wrong

People can joke all they want, Charles Elmore writes, but Detroit is hosting the Super Bowl and is out to impress. NYT via The Age

'New car smell' includes toxins

Environmental group contends drivers, passengers are breathing dangerous chemicals found in car interiors; calls for new regs. CNN

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VIDEO: The Daily Show "A Million Little Laughs"

The Daily Show investigates the information age, the art of the lying, and consequences. Featuring George Bush and James Frey, with help from Oprah Winfrey. Directed and produced by Jon Stewart and the Daily Show. OGM

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Google Considering Buying Napster, Getting In Digital Music Biz

Internet giant Google is considering an extensive alliance with Napster, which could include an outright acquisition, as it plots its move into the digital music world, The Post has learned. NY Post via HuffPo

The rumor mill continues to crank out stories about the Google PC and the Windows-challenging OS it will run. Engadget

Gonzales Is Challenged on Wiretaps

Feingold Says Attorney General Misled Senators in Hearings. WaPo

Countdown for nasty Windows virus

PC users have been urged to scan their computers before 3 February to avoid falling victim to a destructive virus. BBC

Former Chemtrail Doubter Describes Sighting

"a rare up-close description of what many others have seen happen and also a documented proof that this spraying caused immediate physical illness." COBR

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Voting out extreme right only way to save America

President Bush has got to go. He has corrupted Washington more than it ever has been and thinks he is above the law -- from his questionable military service obligation to starting world conflicts, to spying on American citizens.

Payouts Begin in Nazi 'Gold Train' Settlement

The first payouts have been distributed from a $25-million settlement with Hungarian Jews who lost jewelry, artwork and other treasures when a Nazi "gold train" was commandeered by the U.S. Army during World War II, lawyers involved in the case said in Miami. Miami Herald

Dolly Parton Receives An Oscar Nomination

Dolly Parton pulled in her second best original song Oscar nomination for her "Transamerica" song "Travelin' Thru." She was previously nominated for her theme to the 1980 film "Nine to Five," in which she also co-starred. Billboard

OSCAR.com - 78th Annual Academy Awards - Nominee List

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"Iraq is a black hole" - Christiane Amanpour

The transcript from Monday's Larry King show is here.

FACTOID from the RRMB:
There have been 2,443 coalition deaths, 2,241 Americans, one Australian, 100 Britons, 13 Bulgarians, two Danes, two Dutch, two Estonians, one Hungarian, 26 Italians, one Kazakh, one Latvian, 17 Poles, two Salvadoran, three Slovaks, 11 Spaniards, two Thai and 18 Ukrainians in the war in Iraq as of January 31, 2006. At least 16,548 U.S. troops have been wounded in action, according to the Pentagon

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"Coretta Scott King is Dead at 78"

"In addition to being a tireless, outspoken symbol of the civil rights movement and a human rights advocate who carried on her husband's message long after his death, Coretta Scott King also made many specific statements about the struggles of gays and lesbians, and advocated launching a national campaign against homophobia in the black community." TOWLEROAD

Monday

"The Alito Betrayal"

We, the voters who elect Democrats in every election, were utterly and completely betrayed today by 18 Democratic Senators that we elected, all of whom can be reached at 888-355-3588 or 888-818-6641: Read On

Randi Rhodes DIDN'T appear Live On Larry King



CNN canceled Randi's appearance.
Sorry, no additional information is available at this time.

VIDEO FLASHBACK: Randi On C-SPAN's "Q&A"

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A Near Miss?

PRE-STATE OF THE UNION DEMONSTRATION IN FT LAUDERDALE

When: 5pm-7pm
Where: Federal Courthouse on the corner of Broward Blvd and NE 3rd Ave in Fort Lauderdale

Sponsored by The South Florida World Cant Wait Coalition - BUSH
STEP DOWN AND TAKE YOUR PROGRAM WITH YOU!!! See: www.worldcantwait.net

WHAT IS THE PLAN: Assemble at 5pm in front of the Courthouse
with banners and signs provided. Speakers will speak from
various Organizations. Bring musical instruments and noise
makers.

Millions across Asia greet the Year of the Dog

It is the first day of the Year of the Dog for those countries which follow the Chinese zodiac, so it's not surprising that all eyes are on man's best friend. CNA

Social Forum Wraps Up in Caracas with Sheehan Calling Bush a 'Terrorist'

"By his own definition, he is a terrorist," said Sheehan, the mother of a US soldier killed in Iraq, who gained notoriety for setting up a protest camp outside the US president's Texas ranch last year.
"George W. Bush is responsible for killing tens of thousands of innocent people and his definition of a terrorist is someone who kills innocent women, men and children," she told other invited guests at the live broadcast of President Hugo Chavez's weekly program. truthout

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Red iPod Incoming

A bold global charity initiative from U2 icon Bono could see the introduction of a special edition red iPod from Apple. T3

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THE EMPEROR OF HATE-MONGERING PROPAGANDA

Who's more homophobic, hateful, bigoted and offensive than Bill O'Reilly? His boss, of course, Rupert Murdoch who leaves a broad swath of bigotry, stupidity, bad taste and homophobia in his fat ass wake as he moves through the media world like some kind of Ku Klux Klan species of shark. Proceed At Your Own Risk

Gay fetish: the infinite shelf life of homo- distraction

The sky isn't falling, but it's fraying. The ozone, that blanket of O3 between oblivion and us, dissolves when we spray fluorocarbons. The oceans rise. Divorce rates also rise, as more and more Americans, especially in the red states, emulate Britney Spear's matrimonial habits. RAW STORY

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VIDEO FLASHBACK: Thomas Dolby - "She Blinded Me With Science"

Koyaanisqatsi (1983)

Koyaanisqatsi is a Hopi Indian word meaning 'life out of balance'. Created between 1975 and 1982, Koyaanisqatsi is an apocalyptic vision of two different worlds - urban life, and technology versus the environment. Spirit of Baraka

Experts Claim Official 9/11 Story is a Hoax

These experts suggest these events may have been orchestrated by elements within the administration to manipulate Americans into supporting policies at home and abroad they would never have condoned absent "another Pearl Harbor." PR Newswire

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Companies to Test Balloons for Cellular Service

Why put up costly cell phone towers in thinly populated areas, when a few balloons would do? In North Dakota, former Gov. Ed Schafer is backing a plan to loft wireless network repeaters on balloons high above the state to fill gaps in cellular coverage. Yahoo

"Time for Russert to Do an Oprah"

Microsoft To Abandon MAC Media Player

Microsoft plans to halt development of Media Player for the Mac, leaving Mac users with Media Player 9 (circa 2003), along with third-party products such as Flip4Mac, which lets QuickTime play Windows Media files. Engadget

The Top 10 Conservative Idiots - January 30, 2006

EXXON BIGGEST PROFIT IN AMERICAN HISTORY

Exxon Mobil Corp. posted record profits for any U.S. company on Monday — $10.71 billion for the fourth quarter and $36.13 billion for the year — as the world's biggest publicly traded oil company benefited from high oil and gas prices and demand for refined products. The results exceeded Wall Street expectations and Exxon shares rose nearly 3 percent on premarket trading. Yahoo via Drudge

Exxon Mobil Corporation
Q4 2005 ExxonMobil Corporation Earnings Webcast
January 30, 2006
11:00 a.m. - Noon ET

Chevron registers 20 percent jump in Q4 earnings

Market primed to pump up gas prices

VIDEO: Abba "Dancing Queen"

Newest club accessory: A 'crash pad' on SoBe

The Burstyn brothers have crafted six condo conversion projects catering to wealthy professionals in need of a "crash pad" while club-hopping in South Beach. MSNBC

Sunday

60 Minutes: "The Worst-Case Scenario"

The Pentagon says there is a drug that may be able to treat radiation exposure in the event of a terrorist nuclear attack. Why isn't that drug available? Correspondent Ed Bradley reports. More...

Young Turks continue to lead the Alito charge

The Young Turks, a daily radio program which broadcasts nationally from Los Angeles, has been on the air "filibustering" since last Thursday evening. They have vowed to do so until they get 41 votes needed to keep a filibuster going in Congress over Sam Alito. They are now webcasting a video stream of the show. Brad Blog or Crooks & Liars have more info.

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Saturday

Apple's MacBook Pro 'fast, really fast - looks like a real winner'

Top Censored News Stories of 2005

Project Censored specializes in covering the top news stories which were either ignored or downplayed by the mainstream media each year. Common Dreams

Peace activist Cindy Sheehan considers challenging Sen. Feinstein

American peace activist Cindy Sheehan, whose son was killed in Iraq, said Saturday she is strongly considering running for office against U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein because the California lawmaker will not support calls to immediately bring the troops home. SJMN

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Climate Expert Says NASA Tried to Silence Him

The top climate scientist at NASA says the Bush administration has tried to stop him from speaking out since he gave a lecture last month calling for prompt reductions in emissions of greenhouse gases linked to global warming. NYT

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Martial Law - Drills, Drills, & More Drills

It has now been decided that being forced to show your bags, purses, and ID’s upon command is not unconstitutional. You can be arrested, as an American citizen, for failure to do so. The line between police, military, FEMA, eco-dictators, and Homeland Security personnel has blurred, and we are vulnerable to the powers of them all. But why? American Chronicle

Kiwi film scores Sundance Film Festival coup

The film's star, veteran African-American actress Ruby Dee, received a standing ovation from two audiences, including one screening at Salt Lake City attended mostly by locals. nzherald

Image: tvnz

VIDEO: When Your Co-Workers Turn Into Cookie Monsters For Girl Scouts

Friday

Fayed 'right' over Diana concerns

Former Metropolitan Police Commissioner Lord Stevens also said that Mohammed al Fayed - who claims the Princess of Wales and his son were killed by British spies - had been "right" to raise concerns about the 1997 Paris car crash. Manchester Evening News

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57% Back a Hit on Iran if Defiance Persists

"ATTENTION LOS ANGELES TIMES. PLEASE FEEL FREE TO TURN OVER THE LIST OF NAMES OF EVERYONE WHO SUPPORTS A HIT ON IRAN TO THE NEAREST MILITARY RECRUITER'S OFFICE." WRH

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Homeland Security addicted to porn

Homeland Security bureaucrats just look at pornography all day, a startling new government report suggests. SPLOID

VIDEO: Goldfrapp "Ride A White Horse"

VIDEO: The Malcontent "Oprah Goes Brokeback"

Rude Pundit "Filibustering Alito For Reasons Other Than Alito:"

Profound 'Fight' examines US penchant for war

Eugene Jarecki's ''Why We Fight" borrows its title from the classic World War II series of propaganda films made by Frank Capra, but the implicit meaning of the words couldn't be more different. For Capra, that title was an explanation both patient and stern. For Jarecki, it's a warning. Boston Globe

Senator says Frist will try to bring federal gay marriage ban to vote before '06 elections

A Republican effort to ban gay marriage nationwide will be returned to the Senate floor in 2006, RAW STORY has learned.

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VIDEO: Coulter: What's a little rat poison between judges

Bono Sees Red

He might have lost out on the Nobel Peace Prize last year, but Bono's already laying the groundwork for another run at the hardware. Yahoo News


Video: Mary J. Blige & U2 "One"(Live)

AUDIO: Heather Small "Proud"

Recently featured on Oprah and the Randi Rhodes Show.



Released: 11/2000

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Prosecutor in Abramoff probe steps down

The chief prosecutor in the investigation of lobbyist Jack Abramoff is stepping down because President George W. Bush has nominated him to the federal bench. Science Daily

Anti-Bush Veterans PAC Announced

A group of veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan announced Thursday that they have formed a PAC to back candidates who want the United States to change course. TPC

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VIDEO FLASHBACK: Heatwave "Boogie Nights" (Live)

Click To Stream: "Boogie Nights" or "Groove Line"

Google Music: Heatwave

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Al Gore campaigns at Sundance with global-warming documentary

The former U.S. vice-president came to town for the premiere of An Inconvenient Truth, a documentary chronicling what has become his crusade since losing the 2000 presidential election: educating the masses that global warming is about to toast our ecology and our way of life. canada.com

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Bolton Bustles in the UN

Bolton is Bush's unconfirmed ambassador to the United Nations. Bolton, a neoconservative warmonger, has managed to get the UN Security Council on January 23 to instruct Syria to disband and disarm the Lebanese militias. Bolton says, "I hope in Damascus they read it very carefully and then comply." Morty's Cabin

Big oil and gas field found in Caspian Sea

Lukoil, Russia's largest private oil operator, has said it discovered a major oil and natural gas field in the Russian sector of the Caspian Sea. IHT

Wind Gusts Hit 200 MPH In North Carolina!

Workers at Grandfather Mountain described "an unreal" scene early Wednesday when record wind gusts of at least 200 mph battered the North Carolina tourist attraction in the northwest mountains. Charlotte.Com

The gay front in the domestic holy war

The religious right’s crusade against gay citizens is at base an assault against religious liberty. It is part of a drive for big-government conservatism at odds with American values and tradition. Using selective biblical verses, anti-gay Protestant fundamentalists talk as if passages like Leviticus 20:13 create an exception to the First Amendment for gay citizens. Bay Windows

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Oprah Apologizes; Why Can't W?

A public figure admitting they made a mistake? Rob Spillman/HuffPo

Magic bullet in war on bird flu

World honors Mozart on 250th birthday

It's a birthday bash being heard around the world. The cobblestoned and turreted city of Mozart's birth was the focal point for Friday's 250th anniversary celebrations - but the sound of the master's music was being heard around the globe. Miami Herald

Helen Thomas to Bush: Some Answers, Please

According to Drudge, Helen Thomas is in a tizzy because Bush ignored her again. Thomas was quoted as wishing to ask Bush two questions. Hammer of Truth

Thursday

US posts wrong photo of ‘al-Qaida operative’

After year and a half, wrong man's photo removed from wanted page. MSNBC

"Three Cheers for David Gregory"

One of the most exasperating things about watching Bush's press conferences is that he can get off the hook by calling on the next reporter. They never follow up on their colleagues' questions, but instead ask their own pre-prepared question on some other topic. Bush is never pinned down when he does not respond. Stephen Kaus

Aaron Brown: “Truth No Longer Matters... In Cable News”...

The anchorman whose boss once characterized him as ice compared with his successor's fire was anything but chilly in the impassioned speech he delivered Tuesday at The Society of the Four Arts. via HuffPo

Nicole Kidman Lands Gig at the UN

The dazzling Nicole Kidman is set to promote women's rights around the world as goodwill ambassador of the United Nations Development Fund, reports BBC. NL

Nanny exposes Cruise, Kidman family secrets

VIDEO: Katie Couric pulls a Deborah Howell on Howard Dean

WILL AND GRACE STARS 'IN DENIAL'

The stars of TV comedy WILL AND GRACE are in disbelief that the show is coming to an end. CM


Will & Grace to end with a wedding
'Mullally' show to borrow from past talkers

Is the White House is actively involved in covering up and possibly destroying photographic evidence of Bush & Abramoff?

In his press conference today, President Bush suggested that the existence of photographs of himself and Jack Abramoff are no big deal and generally pooh-poohed the press's focus on the story. TPM

Grammy nomination for Buddhist monk

His nomination comes in the category of Best Traditional World Music Album for solo performance. TH

State Of The People's Union

CEO salaries are now 431 times that of the average worker! Tom Paine

New England Snow Satellite Photo

Elton collaborates with Scissor Sisters

Disco rockers' idol lends a hand on their next album. Rolling Stone

SCISSOR SISTERS are planning to record a song with former DEAD OR ALIVE frontman PETE BURNS. CM

VIDEO: Celebrity Big Brother 2006- Pete Burns- "You Spin Me Round"

Cingular Patents The Emoticon : (

The USA based mobile operator, Cingular Wireless has managed to get a patent on the concept of using emoticon on mobile phones. RTN

Halliburton Awarded Contract To Build U.S. Detention Camps

The contract may also provide migrant detention support to other U.S. Government organizations in the event of an immigration emergency, as well as the development of a plan to react to a national emergency, such as a natural disaster. chron.com


Bear Who Made Herself at Home Removed to Zoo

Dark-haired with a toothy grin, she used to be a liberated female, footloose and fond of junk food, long showers and wrestling. She favored Dr Pepper, pizza — and the two Oregon mountain men who took her in. KTLA

NPR AUDIO: Norah Vincent: The Woman Behind 'Self-Made Man'

Iran accuses Britain over bombing

Iran on Wednesday accused Britain of cooperating with bombers who killed eight people in the southern Iranian city of Ahvaz on Tuesday. CNN

Britain "apologizes" for terrorist act in Basra (10/15/05)

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Container Ship Still Aground in Ensenada, Mexico

Via WRH; "anyone could see that the ship was not stuck on any “sandy bottom,” it was up on the beach. "MEXIDATA

"Senators in Need of a Spine" NYT Editorial

"It is hard to imagine a moment when it would be more appropriate for senators to fight for a principle. Even a losing battle would draw the public's attention to the import of this nomination. " NYT

Hamas' Election Showing Shakes Up Mideast

"President Bush's democracy push is one of the primary factors that is responsible for what has happened because he has chosen to ignore the contradiction between electoral democracy which he's sponsoring and allowing armed Islamic movements to run." Yahoo News

Rolling Stones Censored at the Super Bowl?

"The Stones have creative control over the material they do. There are certain conditions, however, that have been negotiated -- certain songs that can't be performed," he says. Which ones? Mischer won't say. The National Ledger

AUDIO: Rolling Stones "Sweet Neo Con"

Rolling Stones Were Censored

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Radio station sale forces Air America to seek new home

The station was acquired in October, part of a three-station deal, and KXXT's format was expected to change Feb. 1. MSNBC

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Republican Scandals Spell Democratic Victories

The spreading web of Republican law breaking has begun to influence various election races around the nation. If votes get counted properly in 2006, the Republican Party is in very serious trouble nationally. Magic City News

"October Surprise"

Jimmy Carter had been attempting to deal with the Iran hostage crisis and the hostile regime of the Ayatollah Khomeini for nearly a year. Those who assert that a deal was made allege that certain Republicans with CIA connections, including George H. W. Bush, arranged to have the hostages held through October, until Reagan could defeat Carter in early November... From Wikipedia

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Wednesday

VIDEO: Internationale vs Domestic

Countdown, with Keith Olbermann did a piece on the whole "International vs Domestic," relationship to wiretapping.Crooks & Liars

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Gains in the quest for Earth-size planets

Discovery of smallest 'extrasolar' planet yet is next step in search for bodies with Earth-like conditions. CSM