Friday, June 25, 2004

More from Gore

Gore: Bush Lied About al-Qaida, Iraq Link: WASHINGTON - Al Gore on Thursday accused President Bush (news - web sites) of lying about a link between al-Qaida and Saddam Hussein and said the president refuses to back down from that position to avoid political fallout. "They dare not admit the truth lest they look like complete fools for launching our country into a reckless, discretionary war against a nation that posed no immediate threat to us whatsoever," Gore, the former vice president who lost the presidency to Bush in 2000, said during a speech at Georgetown University Law Center.

Also this...

Al Gore - Democracy Itself is in Grave Danger: Always before, we could look to the Chief Executive as the point from which redress would come and law be upheld. That was one of the great prides of our country: humane leadership, faithful to the law. What we have now, however, is the result of decisions taken by a President and an administration for whom the best law is NO law, so long as law threatens to constrain their political will. And where the constraints of law cannot be prevented or eliminated, then they maneuver it to be weakened by evasion, by delay, by hair-splitting, by obstruction, and by failure to enforce on the part of those sworn to uphold the law.

Watch out! Incoming mass hack attack | The Register

Watch out! Incoming mass hack attack | The Register

Tax evasion ahoy!

Douglas Adams is still collecting data for SETI. - Cheney curses senator over Halliburton criticism - Jun 24, 2004 - Cheney curses senator over Halliburton criticism - Jun 24, 2004

Cheney On Civility and Respect in Washington

Dick was just getting a little bit of payback

In other news...

Court Won't Order Cheney Papers Released
: The Supreme Court protected the Bush administration Thursday from having to reveal potentially embarrassing details about Vice President Dick Cheney's energy task force until after the election, sending the case back to a lower court and noting a "paramount necessity of protecting the executive branch from vexatious litigation."

Here Comes The Judge - June 24, 2004

Here Comes The Judge - June 24, 2004: "Visitors to Thompson's Creek County courtroom reported hearing a 'swooshing' sound coming from the bench, a noise the court reporter said 'sounded like a blood pressure cuff being pumped up.'"

Thursday, June 24, 2004

Examples of weblogs by women in the UK

Bridget Who?
Belle de Jour
Bacon, Cheese and Oatcakes

The Observer - New kids on the blog

Bush's Monica Moment

Clinton's affair with Monica called his character into question;
Bush's true colors emerged on 9/11.

MSNBC - Who Was Really In Charge?

Did Bush know Cheney had given orders to down airliners on September 11? The commission staff wonders—and remains at odds with both men over alleged Saddam-Al Qaeda ties.

MSNBC - Who Was Really In Charge?

Don't Link to Us!

Fine, be that way!

A familiar pattern of violent abuse and sexual humiliation discovered in America's secret network of Afghan jails

Guardian Unlimited | Special reports | 'They said this is America . . . if a soldier orders you to take off your clothes, you must obey'

Britons caught on camera in cruise ship orgy

Guardian Unlimited Travel | News | Shots of cruise ship orgy shock Cyprus :: Party for the President Event :: Party for the President Event

My advice: Enter a postcode, find a party and crash at will. This year's must-have party-wear is a black bag for your head and electrodes for your fingers.

Wednesday, June 23, 2004

Blogs on the subject of telescopes and astronomy

The Hubble Blog - news and opinions direct from the slowest hunk o' junk in the galaxy. Also; Swoon, The SpaceWriter's Ramblings and
Jan Pridal.

Popular and relevant links in Blogdex (from searching 'telescope'):
Telescope to challenge moon doubters - New telescope as big as Earth itself - Oct. 2, 2002
Dazzling Images From Newly Named Space Telescope

Not at all related, but a great time-waster and v. popular:
Dyson's telescopic push and suck game
But which came first?