I’m pretty sure I blogged about this a couple of years ago — the physician in New Orleans who was investigated for giving four terminally ill patients a "lethal cocktail" of morphine and midazolam hydrochloride as Hurricane Katrina bore down on them. A mercy killing, if you will. The grand jury refused to indict her, so she is in the … Read More
It’s brewing: The House Judiciary Committee announced yesterday that it will press toward a constitutional showdown with the Bush administration over the U.S. attorney firings scandal, even as embattled Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales vowed to stay on and "fix the problems" that have damaged the reputation and morale of the Justice Department. John Conyers Jr. (D-Mich.), chairman of the … Read More
24, the hit show among the rightwing, is getting a woman president for the next season. That’s going to ruffle the neo-con feathers a bit. And she’s a lesbian. Okay, that character won’t be a lesbian, but the actress will be. The female president in the next season of 24 will be played by the esteemed Cherry Jones.
Weekly World News ending publication While it isn’t strictly a genre publication, and it does bill itself as “The World’s Only Reliable Newspaper,” the editor has decided that this announcement does fall within SFScope’s purview: American Media has decided to suspend publication of Weekly World News, both the print publication and the web site. No reason was given at press … Read More
In 2004, Americans elected a Democratic majority in Congress. What was the GOP response? To tie up bills, filibuster, and engage in other parliamentarian tactics to prevent reforms from even coming to a vote. How bad is it? Really bad. At the present pace, the Republicans will be three times more obstructionist than any Congress in recent history. Margaret Talev … Read More
It’s a D: Experts worry nation’s on brink of teen sex surge WASHINGTON — The long decline in sexual activity among U.S. teenagers, hailed as one of the nation’s most important social and public health successes, appears to have stalled. After decreasing steadily and significantly for more than a decade, the percentage of teenagers having intercourse began to plateau in … Read More
This op-ed in the New York Times gets it right, both morally and historically: The nation is heading toward a constitutional showdown over the Iraq war. Congress is moving closer to passing a bill to limit or end the war, but President Bush insists Congress doesn’t have the power to do it. “I don’t think Congress ought to be running … Read More
Well, we’ve got two shows under out belt for the Greensboro run (not including the preview on Thursday night). Two nice reviews — on in the Greensboro News & Record (not online apparently), and one in Yes Weekly, which you can read here. (I’ll cut and paste below the fold). The entire week we had been running the show for … Read More
Apparently, the folks at the Washington Post are intrigued by the fact that — well, here’s the opening sentence of this hard-hitting news piece: There was cleavage on display Wednesday afternoon on C-SPAN2. It belonged to Sen. Hillary Clinton. You would think that the article would segue into something, oh, I dunno, relevant to oh, I dunno, something. But no. … Read More
Opens today: Here’s a montage of the stage show (featuring the touring company cast that I saw):
A Fox News Poll — that’s Fox News, kids — looks at presidential ’08 matchups (pdf format) The news? No matter who the Republicans nominate (Guiliani, Thompson, Romney, McCain), they STILL get beat in the general elections by Clinton or Obama. I like that.
USAToday tells us that Bush is undergoing a 2-1/2 hours colonoscopy tomorrow, and during that time, Lord Voldemort Dick Cheney will be "Acting President". I can see it now — Saturday headline: Bush briefly transfers Presidential power to Cheney. Sunday headline: The U.S. starts bombing Tehran.
We need stuff like this in our culture: