October 27, 2006

Dick Cheney is into torture

Permalink | October 27th, 2006

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Vice President Dick Cheney has confirmed that U.S. interrogators subjected captured senior al-Qaeda suspects to a controversial interrogation technique called “water-boarding,” which creates a sensation of drowning.

Cheney indicated that the Bush administration doesn’t regard water-boarding as torture, and allows the CIA to use it. “It’s a no-brainer for me,” Cheney said at one point in an interview.

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October 24, 2006

New Yorker wins Cover of the Year

Permalink | October 24th, 2006

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A New Yorker magazine cover depicting President Bush being flooded in the Oval Office after Hurricane Katrina has been chosen by a panel of the nation’s magazine editors and designers as the best cover of the year.

The illustration shows the waters rising around Mr. Bush and his top appointees as the flood from New Orleans engulfs the White House, which was criticized for failing to respond promptly and fully to the disaster.

Barry Blitt drew the cover, entitled “Deluged,” which appeared on the Sept. 19, 2005 issue.

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October 20, 2006

Actresses talk about their first time

Permalink | October 20th, 2006


Actresses get real in front of the camera for this PSA and talk about their first time doing it — voting, that is — and try to entice you, with that age old taken-out-of-context trick, to do the same.

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September 27, 2006

Alyssa Milano has a global initiative

Permalink | September 27th, 2006

Alyssa Milano at Clinton Global Initiative

Alyssa Milano attends an event for the Clinton Global Initiative — the cause that Bill Clinton was supposed to talk about during his interview with Chris Wallace on Fox News Sunday, but was instead blindsided with terror related questions.

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September 14, 2006

George Bush hosts talks over Borat

Permalink | September 14th, 2006

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US President George Bush is to host White House talks on British comedian Sacha Baron Cohen.

Cohen, 35, creator of Ali G, has infuriated the Kazakhstan government with his portrayal of Borat, a bumbling Kazakh TV presenter.

And now a movie of Borat’s adventures in the US has caused a diplomatic incident.

The President has deemed the antics of a comedian important enough to hold international talks about it — is he serious?!

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September 13, 2006

Fashion meets fear

Permalink | September 13th, 2006

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In a rather bold pictorial titled State of Emergency by Steven Meisel, Vogue Italia makes a strong yet disturbing statement about post 9/11 security. All in the name of fashion.

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August 23, 2006

Ryanair puts the fun back into flying

Permalink | August 23rd, 2006

Ryanair security procedures

Back on Friday European budget airline Ryanair threatened to sue the British government over the cost of implementing the new security measures. The airline claims that under the law, it’s the government’s responsibility to shoulder the brunt of the financial strain the new requirements have placed on all of the airlines. Ryanair CEO Michael O’Leary has also been outspoken in his desire to have the government restore normal operations saying, If they allow these restrictions to stay in place, then the government will have handed the extremists an enormous PR victory.

To further their cause, Ryanair has started two new campaigns, Let’s Beat Terrorism: Keep Britain Flying; and the highly effective, New Airport Security Procedures: Put Fun Back Into Flying, which depicts a crowd of naked people standing around their luggage (which Ryanair actually posted on their own website).

August 18, 2006

America doesn’t believe in evolution

Permalink | August 18th, 2006

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A study conducted by Jon Miller from Michigan State University of 32 European countries, the United States and Japan has revealed that the US is the second most unwilling nation to accept evolution as fact. In the only country in which evolution has been politicised, the percentage of people who accept the idea of evolution has declined from 45% in 1985 to only 40% in 2005.

Many attribute the cause to the large fundamentalist Christian population in the US. While Catholics, European Protestants and so-called mainstream US Protestants consider the biblical account of creation as a metaphor, fundamentalists take the Bible literally, leading them to believe that the Earth and humans were created only 6000 years ago.

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Snakes on a …

Permalink | August 18th, 2006

Snakes on a Senate

First there were Snakes on a Plane, then there were Snakes on a Music Video, next came Snakes on a Piece of Jewelry, followed by Snakes on a Phone, Snakes on a Dell, and the edible Snakes on a Cake. We get it, this movie, or at least its title, has become a cult phenomenon, but the line has to be drawn somewhere, and I think we’ve just found that line.

Wanting to prove just how in tune they are with pop culture, the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, has recently launched a new website based on — wait for it — motherf’ing snakes on motherf’ing planes.

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August 9, 2006

Hillary Clinton’s bare bust

Permalink | August 9th, 2006

Hilary Clinton bust

Daniel Edwards, the same artist that created the controversial life-sized nude statue of Britney Spears, has done it again. Edwards unveiled his latest creation, a Presidential Bust of Hillary Clinton, today at New York’s Museum of Sex. Edwards says of the boob baring bust, The key was to reveal her chest a little bit. She usually covers herself up, but I don’t think that’s necessary.

By revealing her chest a little bit, he really meant putting her boobs on full display, sans nipple. Edwards hopes the bust will get people talking about sex, politics and celebrity. Don’t we do that already?