Friday, March 31, 2006

Another Angle 31 - March - 2006

News others won't tell you


Farrakhan Calls for U.S. 'Regime Change'

Watergate Figure to Attend Censure Hearing
Nixon White House counselor John Dean, testifying in behalf of a Democratic resolution to censure President Bush, asserted Friday that Bush's conduct in connection with domestic spying exceeds the wrongdoing that toppled his former boss from power.

Ex-New Orleans Cops Indicted in Taped Beating

NAACP: Florida Boot Camp Withheld Details

Black Panther's son lashes out at Daley
“We are here to further expose whether we are dealing with a democracy or a Daley dictatorship,” Hampton said at City Hall. “It’s bigger than a street sign. They do not want to talk about Chairman Fred and the assassination that Daley Sr., under his tenure, this went down.

Nick Berg's father runs for Congress
Almost two years after the videotaped beheading of U.S. contractor Nick Berg in Iraq, his father is running a third-party race for the U.S. Congress on a platform seeking a complete withdrawal of American troops. "Other than stopping this war, I have no political ambitions," Berg said. "Let's face it, I would not be running if my son had not died in Iraq. People would not have known my name, and the Green Party would not have asked me to run."

"White House Memo" Drives a Stake into the Heart of White House Lies
Why is the truth finally breaking through? Because of us - all of us.

Rice Concedes Errors in Iraq, Elsewhere
The U.S. diplomat met loud anti-war protests in the streets and skeptical questions about U.S. involvement in Iraq at a foreign policy salon Friday, including one about whether Washington had learned from its ``mistakes over the past three years.''

Army Bans Use of Privately Bought Armor
Just six months after the Pentagon agreed to reimburse soldiers who bought their own protective gear, the Army has banned the use of any body armor that is not issued by the military.
US to test 700-tonne explosive -

9/11 -- Eliminating the Impossible
"All you gotta remember is ... if something is something, it can't be anything else but that something. No matter how they dress it up, no matter how much lipstick they smear on it, it's still that something. It ain't never something else. Everything that's happened in the last five years, and everything that'll happen in the next five," Bernie said, "is a result of that one day Bush keeps throwing in our faces -- September the 11th -- September the 11th, September the 11th, September the 11th, Septem"
9/11 Truth Calling Oprah

If you start looking at them as humans, then how are you gonna kill them?
Becoming a peace activist, he says, has been a "cleansing" experience. "I'll never be normal again. I'll always have a sense of guilt." He tells us that he witnessed civilian Iraqis being killed indiscriminately. It would not be the most startling admission by the soldiers on the march.


Hamas says Israel's has declared war on Palestinians
“The initial results show that the Israelis voted for Olmert’s plan, which is a declaration of war on the Palestinians and the liquidation of Palestinian rights. The occupation is pushing the area towards greater escalation.”
US severs all ties with Hamas

US's Rice: US Might Back Israeli Border Plans -BBC
The U.S. may be open to backing Israel's Kadima party in plans to draw the country's borders without Palestinian input, the British Broadcasting Corp. reported U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice as saying on its Web site Thursday. The BBC added that Rice said a negotiated deal with the Palestinians was preferable, but seemed unlikely after the militant group Hamas won Palestinian elections.

Iran: Just-Tested Missile Can Avoid Radar
Iran successfully test-fired a missile that can avoid radar and hit several targets simultaneously using multiple warheads, the military said Friday.

Blackburn mosque cancels Rice invitation
Muslim leaders yesterday withdrew an invitation to the US secretary of state, Condoleezza Rice, to visit a mosque in the Blackburn constituency of the home secretary, Jack Straw. Ms Rice was due to go to the Masjid al- Hidayah mosque tomorrow.

Exxon Mobil not welcome in Venezuela anymore
Venezuela's oil minister said today that Exxon Mobil Corp., the world's second-largest integrated oil company, was no longer welcome in this oil-producing nation. Exxon Mobil has resisted tax increases and contract changes that are part of a policy by President Hugo Chavez's government to "re-nationalize" the oil industry.
Venezuelan Government To Launch International 9/11 Investigation


US envoy 'calls for new Iraqi PM'
Zalmay Khalilzad said President George W Bush "doesn't want, doesn't support, doesn't accept" the retention of Mr Jaafari, Rida Jawad al-Takki said. Mr Jaafari's spokesman accused the US of trying to subvert Iraqi sovereignty.

US Raid on Shi'ite Shrine Was 'Warning'
The U.S. military has long contemplated taking tougher steps against Sadr and his troublesome militia but has held off in the past because it did not want to antagonize his many fervent supporters. This raid, officials say, was intended as a reminder to Sadr of the U.S. military's reach in Iraq.


Weinberger, Bushes & Iran-Contra
Christmas Eve Day 1992, At the center of that historic moment was former Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger, who died on March 28 at the age of 88. In 1992, he was one of six defendants in the Iran-Contra scandal who received Christmas Eve pardons from President George H.W. Bush less than a month before Bush left office.
If Bush had not granted those pardons, Weinberger would have gone on trial in early 1993 facing perjury and obstruction charges, a courtroom drama that could have changed how Americans perceived key figures from the Reagan administration, including Colin Powell and President Bush himself.

Bush, Blair had ‘no evidence’ of Iraq WMDs

Repairing Rumsfeld's Damage


Private contractor could provide troops
Stepping into a potential political minefield, Blackwater USA is offering itself up as an army for hire to police the world's trouble spots. Cofer Black, vice chairman of the Moyock, N.C.-based private military company, told an international conference in Amman, Jordan, this week that Blackwater stands ready to help keep or restore the peace anywhere it is needed.

Delphi Seeks to Cancel Labor Contracts
Auto parts maker Delphi wants to cancel existing labor contracts. The United Auto Workers union is calling the idea an insult. The former General Motors subsidiary is expected to ask a federal judge for permission to cancel the labor agreements. Delphi is in bankruptcy, and says it needs to cut its wages and benefits to survive.

Rates on 30-Year Mortgages Rise

Blacks Left Out in Cold
DO YOU realize that the average white American family has $67,000 net worth, while a typical black household has just $6,166 in assets - less than one-tenth as much? Did you know that more black U.S. men are in prison (791,600) than in college (603,000)? Or that the jobless rate for blacks (10 percent) is more than double the white rate (4.4 percent)? Or that blacks depend on public transportation four times more than whites do? Or that the black infant mortality rate is double that of white babies?


JAMES CLINGMAN: First Things First
Economics does not have to be shrouded in confusing terms nor be as complicated as many would have us believe. For our purposes, economics must be lowered from the lofty heights of academia to the 'street talk' with which we are all familiar. It, too, must become a part of our vernacular, because at that level we can deal with our concerns, our complaints, and our problems with the only ammunition that is effective: Our Dollars.

Will The U.S. Nuke Iran?
In the new video produced with the support of volunteers of the Campaign Against Sanctions and Military Intervention in Iran (CASMII), the UC San Diego Physicist and signatory to the petition Dr Jeorge Hirsch outlines the devastating consequences that are certain to follow if the U.S. pursues a policy of deploying nuclear weapons.


Surprising Expiration Dates


Georgia Bill Puts Fried-Pie Lady Back in Business
Willie Watts has been making fried pie in her Powder Springs, Ga., kitchen and selling it for about 20 years. State regulators forced Watts to move to a commercial kitchen last week. But the Georgia House of Representatives passed a bill that will allow Watts to return to her home kitchen.


A Cacophonous Affair: Images From Contemporary Africa
"Africa," the philosopher Kwame Anthony Appiah wrote, "is a 'multiple existence.' " So it's fitting that "Snap Judgments" is a wildly diverse, cacophonous affair. This sprawling show presents the work of 35 photographers, from locales as varied as Egypt, Uganda, Mozambique, and South Africa, and whose approaches to the medium range from the austerely documentary to the resolutely fabulist.


Today's Preemptive Apology

Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Another Angle 29 - March - 2006

News others won't tell you


Fitzgerald Will Seek New White House Indictments
Although the situation remains fluid, it's possible, these sources said, that Fitzgerald may seek to indict both Rove and Hadley, charging them with perjury, obstruction of justice, and conspiracy related to their roles in the leak of Plame Wilson's identity and their effort to cover up their involvement following a Justice Department investigation.

About Moussaoui, much ado about nothing
Either Zacarias Moussaoui is a brainwashed simpleton, or he wants to humiliate the US DOJ in killing him, an innocent man, in what has up to now been nothing but a kangooroo court. Under this theory Moussaoui's rants make sense, to himself at least, otherwise why would would he utter this non sense. Would a normal person say these things? Would a normal person come out and admit these evil plans that he supposedly was part of?
MSNBC VIDEO: Moussaoui wore 'stun belt' for new testimony

Film details Black Panther's killing
Writer and film producer Mike Gray admits, at the start of an interview about his film "The Murder of Fred Hampton," that a picture of the film's subject sits on a shelf at his home. The facts unfolding on film say this: In 1969 the charismatic Hampton died, in all probability, of state murder, partly because the powers that be feared what Gray believes: Hampton had the potential to be the first black mayor of Chicago and the first black American president. Chicago's first black mayor, Harold Washington, arose directly from the black community's rage, Gray contends. Hampton's partner and the film's second-leading subject, Bobby Rush, is now an Illinois congressman.

Story of Your Weave
Only a fraction of what the International Trade Commission calls "unworked" hair is exported to the States, and every year about 95 percent of this fumigated, sorted, and bundled virgin hair is gobbled up by New York's hair makers. But whether worked or not, whether it's been shorn from Eastern European, South Asian, or provincial Chinese heads, much of the human hair that enters the U.S. has done a stint in an enormous processing plant human and labor rights organizations are calling illegal and exploitative.

U.S. Willing to Deploy Combat Troops to Colombia
While the U.S. mainstream media widely-reported the U.S. Department of Justice’s recent indictment of 50 rebel leaders belonging to the leftist Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), an announcement by the State Department the next day received surprisingly little coverage. On March 24, Assistant Secretary of State Anne Patterson told Colombia’s Radio Caracol that, while the United States would not initiate any unilateral military action to capture FARC leaders, it would intervene if invited by the Colombian government. Given that the U.S. government’s intervention in Colombia already involves everything but the deployment of U.S. combat troops, it is clear that Patterson’s comments were intended to illustrate the Bush administration’s willingness to deploy U.S. troops to Colombia to combat FARC guerrillas.

Candidate fakes Iraq calm with Turkey pic

Wind Farms Draw Mixed Response in Appalachia
The Appalachian states lead the nation in underground coal production, but now there's an effort to harness another type of energy there. Huge windmills are sprouting up on mountaintops from western New York through Pennsylvania and West Virginia. The futuristic machines are promoted as a source of clean, renewable power. But they're often not welcomed by locals, who say they blight the rural landscape.

New Anti-Terror Training Manual Says ''Property Rights Activists'' Are Terrorists
The manual begins in typical fashion by evoking 911 to remind the reader that on September 11th all of our "lives changed forever". Good thing, I almost slipped into my pre-911 mindset!

Pitt, Affleck auctioning motorcycles for Martin Luther-King memorial
Celeb pals Brad Pitt, Ben Affleck and Laurence Fishburne have donated sleek, custom-made motorcycles to an online charity auction to benefit a planned memorial in Washington for the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. The memorial will be built on the National Mall, according to the Web site for Build the Dream, which is promoting the project. The centerpiece of the memorial, the "Stone of Hope," will feature a 3.3-meter likeness of King.



Drought Forces Herders to Seek Cattle Through Marriage
A widespread drought in the Horn of Africa is killing the livelihoods of herders. Hundreds of thousands of cattle, camel and other livestock have perished, with their carcasses now littering the region. Some herders have resorted to marrying off their daughters, some as young as ten, to get dowries that restock their herds. Activists are trying to stop the practice.

FLASHBACK: Mad Cow feed banned in Britain dumped on Third World
Britain offloaded tens of thousands of tons of potentially BSE-infected cattle feed on the Third World after deciding it was too dangerous to give to herds in the UK.
The meal and bonemeal was exported after March 1988, when the Government realised that feed made from slaughtered animals was the probable cause of the BSE epidemic in UK cattle.


Rival Shia groups unite against US after mosque raid
Senior ministers from the three main Shia factions united yesterday to denounce an American raid on a Baghdad mosque complex in which at least 20 people died, opening the biggest rift between the US and Iraq's majority Shia community since the toppling of Saddam Hussein.

Juan Cole: 69 Killed in Separate Outbreaks of Violence
It seems possible that the US committed two major military blunders that will worsen its relationship with Iraqi political forces. If the US/Iraq force actually did accidentally hit a Shiite Husayniyah instead of a Sunni Arab terrorist cell, it was a horrible mistake. Then US forces raided a secret prison of the Ministry of the Interior. They captured 17 Sudanese inmates.


'Asia must prepare for dollar collapse'
The warning comes as the US trade deficit reaches a record high and global interest rates continue to rise. "Our suggestion to Asian countries is: Don't take this continuous financing of the US current account deficit as given. If something happens then East Asian economies have to be prepared."

US living on borrowed time - and money
On the first day of class, business teachers like me love to introduce our sleepy students to the concept of TANSTAAFL - there ain't no such thing as a free lunch. The United States may soon be introduced to the concept of TANSTAAFE - there ain't no such thing as a free empire.


The conundrum of consciousness, capital
Marcus Garvey told us time after time that black people are a nation within a nation. That being true, he argued, we must act as such. Other groups in America have no problem demonstrating their nationhood within the borders of the U.S. Black folks seem to have some reservations about doing it, maybe because many of us are still trying to assimilate and be "accepted" by white people. It's great for people to love and accept us, but should we spend our every waking hour trying to force them to do so?

“Crash” and the self-indulgence of white America
The problem of "Crash" can be summed up through one phrase from the studio's promotional material, which asserts that the film "boldly reminds us of the importance of tolerance." That's exactly the problem. On the surface, the film appears to be bold, speaking of race with the kind of raw emotion that is rare in this culture. But that emotion turns out, in the end, to be manipulative and diversionary. The problem is that the film can't move beyond the concept of tolerance, and tolerance is not the solution to America's race problem. White people can - and often do - learn to tolerate difference without ever disturbing the systemic, institutional nature of racism. The core problem is not intolerance but white supremacy


Scientists study revived 1918 flu virus
In October, Tumpey and a team led by Dr. Jeffery Taubenberger of the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology announced they had achieved a remarkable feat. Not only did they discover the virus' entire genetic code, they brought it back to life in a tightly controlled laboratory at CDC offices in Atlanta. The virus that had swept the globe, infecting more than one-fourth of the world's population, existed on earth once again.


Child drugs linked to heart attack
CHILDREN as young as five have suffered strokes, heart attacks, hallucinations and convulsions after taking drugs to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.


California Wines, Cincinnati Style
Ohio may not be the first place you think of when it comes to making wine, but a vintner in Cincinnati is turning out respectable lines of vino from a Cincinnati garage. His secret: grapes frozen and trucked in from California's Sonoma and Mendocino valleys.


King Floyd Is Gone, but 'Groove Me' Lives On
Soul singer King Floyd died on March 6 at the age of 61, but his passing barely merited mention in the media -- an oversight that seems at odds with his brash style. Born in New Orleans and intimately connected to the Southern soul scene throughout his life, Floyd was widely heard but little known.


Tom Tomorrow: Conservatives Blame the Messenger!

Monday, March 27, 2006

Another Angle 27 - March - 2006

News others won't tell you


Ohio City Investigated for Voting Discrimination
The Justice Department is planning to file a voting rights suit against a city in Ohio. The last time the department brought a lawsuit alleging a pattern of discrimination against black voters was in 2001.

Abramoff may be subpoenaed in slaying case
A judge has approved subpoenas for former lobbyist Jack Abramoff and an ex-business partner to answer questions about the mob-style slaying of the owner of a gambling fleet they bought.

Family of 'Lion Sleeps Tonight' Writer to Get Millions
Millions of dollars in royalties from the song "The Lion Sleeps Tonight" will go to the heirs of the late South African composer Solomon Linda, who died in 1962. In 1950, when blacks had few negotiating rights under apartheid, Linda sold the song, written in 1939, for fewer than two dollars. His three surviving daughters live in South Africa.

Scalia gives obscene gesture at church

Fulani Espouses Independent Movement For Black Voters
In the 1988 presidential election, she became the first woman and the first African American to get on the ballot in all 50 states. Fulani, in 1992, ran again as an independent presidential candidate and got on the ballot in 40 states. Fulani is chairperson of the Committee for a Unified Independent Party, an organization, co-founded by her and Jacqueline Salit in 1994, dedicated to bringing various independent groups together to challenge the bipartisan hegemony in American politics.

Illinois blacks, Jews in row over Farrakhan remarks
I put this in for perspective only. This story comes from an Israeli publication

Boehner says he won’t let anti-Israel laws through
“As the new House majority leader, I can assure you that under my leadership, legislation that is in any way perceived as anti-Israel will not be considered in the House of Representatives,” Rep. John Boehner (R-Ohio) told the annual American Israel Public Affairs Committee conference, to thunderous applause.

The Israel Lobby and U.S. Foreign Policy

Las Vegas slot machines are more trustworthy than electronic voting machines.


Nigeria to Hand Over Liberia's Taylor for Trial
Taylor is accused of aiding and directing a vicious rebel movement in neighboring Sierra Leone and trading guns and diamonds with insurgents infamous for hacking off the limbs of civilians. He has been indicted on charges of committing war crimes by a U.N. tribunal.


Troops accused of mosque massacre
A senior aide to Sadr, in comments capable of inflaming passions among the radical cleric's supporters, accused US troops of shooting dead more than 20 unarmed worshippers at the Mustapha mosque after tying them up. The mosque's faithful follow Sadr but the aide denied they were Mehdi Army gunmen.
Iraqi interior minister calls joint US-Iraqi raid 'unjustified'

Questions over Iraq's reconstruction cash
BBC Real Player Video

Battle for Baghdad 'has already started'
Many Iraqi leaders now believe that civil war is inevitable but it will be confined, at least at first, to the capital and surrounding provinces where the population is mixed. "The real battle will be the battle for Baghdad where the Shia have increasing control."

The Gruesome Reality of Operation Swarmer
But while the public is fed rosy propaganda, the reality is far more gruesome. Take, for example, the operation in Isshaqi, a small village near Samarra. At 1:30am on Tuesday, March 21, the American troops, accompanied by helicopters , raided the modest rural home of a primary school teacher, Faiz Mratt. According to his neighbor Mohammad Al-Majma, the 27-year-old school teacher, his wife, their three children, his sister, her three children, his father and a woman who was visiting them were all arrested, tied, and beaten, and then the American troops opened fire on the family. "After they executed them, the troops put explosives in the house and blew it up," said Mohammad, crying. "They killed even the farm animals"


Bush's Requests for Iraqi Base Funding Make Some Wary of Extended ...stay
Even as military planners look to withdraw significant numbers of American troops from Iraq in the coming year, the Bush administration continues to request hundreds of millions of dollars for large bases there, raising concerns over whether they are intended as permanent sites for U.S. forces.
Early Warning: U.S. plans New Bases in the Middle East

Bush's No Child Left Behind Forcing Schools To Cut Subjects Beyond Reading and Math

Bush makes the ultimate commitment to Israel
"But now that I'm on Iran, the threat to Iran, of course, the threat from Iran is, of course, their stated objective to destroy our strong ally Israel. That's a threat, a serious threat. It's a threat to world peace; it's a threat, in essence, to a strong alliance. I made it clear, I'll make it clear again, that we will use military might to protect our ally, Israel."


U.S. personal bankruptcy filings hit record high last year


The Black Commentator - Cover Story: The Need for Struggle ...Blacks at a Political Impasse
The Black political-business class positioned itself to accept the largesse of the much more powerful white capitalist class. It took a generation for the white corporate denizens to realize that their money was their power, and that they should use it to influence the now-established Black political-business class. White corporate America convinced itself, fitfully, to sit down with Negroes who would sit down with them, and come to agreement. They found a willing audience. It is now clear that the class that was catapulted to Black leadership was - with some exceptions - out for itself. Too much blood has been spilled to be wasted on them.

Eugene Robinson: Condoleezza Rice for president?
She jets constantly around the world, from crisis to catastrophe, and when she’s soaring 42,000 feet above some ocean she can’t hear all the noise back home. That’s probably just as well. “Run, Condi, run” wouldn’t offend her ears, but I doubt she’d appreciate Spike Lee’s advice: “Condi, stop smoking that crack!”


Meatpacker Sues Feds Over Mad Cow Test
A Kansas meatpacker sued the government on Thursday for refusing to let the company test for mad cow disease in every animal it slaughters. Creekstone Farms Premium Beef says it has Japanese customers who want comprehensive testing. The Agriculture Department threatened criminal prosecution if Creekstone did the tests, according to the company's lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in Washington. Testing for mad cow disease in the United States is controlled by the department, which tests about 1 percent of the 35 million cattle, or about 350,000, that are slaughtered each year. The department is planning to reduce that level of testing.

African Americans face higher Alzheimer's risk
Researchers and the Alzheimer's Association have labeled the disease as a silent epidemic, one that is a growing health crisis among black Americans.


Sweetness of Spring: Strawberry Clafoutis
No fruit announces spring as beamingly as strawberries, let's ponder what can be made with the first sprightly rubies when they hit the market stalls. Gobbling them up straight from the box is an excellent option, but if you'd like to enroll them in a little baking and concentrate their jam-like flavor, I can suggest a strawberry clafoutis. Clafoutis is the epitome of the French grandmotherly dessert: unpretentious, easy to make, and blissfully comforting.


Roberta Flack, In Full Voice on America's Soundtrack
Flack was a public-school teacher when she began performing during Sunday brunch at a bar in Washington, D.C., in 1968. She eventually began singing nights, and her shows became so popular that the bar, a Capitol Hill spot named Mr. Henry's, had to turn people away. Mr. Henry's became a hot spot, and Flack got a recording contract with Atlantic Records. After a 1970 appearance on a Bill Cosby television special, her career caught fire. Flack's music definitely resonates with a younger generation of artists -- from the Fugees, who covered "Killing Me Softly," to Rapper Kanye West, who sampled her for his song "Hey Mama." Flack says she's grateful to still be performing at age 67, but she takes nothing for granted

Ex-Delta Force: Did Bush start WWIII?
A founding member of the elite counter-terrorist unit, Delta Force, suggested that President Bush's invasion of Iraq may have started World War III, according to the Los Angeles Daily News.

Creativity Is All Around Us
This I Believe is an NPR project that invites you to write about the core beliefs that guide your daily life. This piece is from Frank X Walker. An assistant professor of English at Eastern Kentucky University . The author of three poetry collections, he was awarded a prestigious Lannan Literary Fellowship in 2005.


Tom Tomorrow: Terrorist-Lovers: Preventing Conservatives From Growing Up

Friday, March 24, 2006

Another Angle 24 - March - 2006

News others won't tell you


A City Steps Up: Savannah Confronts Poverty
Savannah, Ga., is one of the oldest and loveliest cities in America. Called "the Little Easy" for its charming historic district and hospitality, Savannah nonetheless grapples with stubborn poverty and crime higher than that of many larger cities.

Farrakhan Visits Cuba to Learn About Disaster Relief Programs
Minister Farrakhan said he was visiting Cuba to try to learn as much as possible and "spread the knowledge" among impoverished U.S. black, Hispanic and Native American communities. The government of Cuban President Fidel Castro offered to send doctors to the United States to help Hurricane Katrina victims. The State Department said Cuba's help was not needed.

DOD removes missile defense system report from Web site
The Department of Defense withdrew from its web site a DoD inspector general report that was critical of information security in the Missile Defense Agency's ground-based missile defense system. You can also get the document right here at
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Depleted uranium: Dirty bombs, dirty missiles, dirty bullets
Vietnam was a chemical war for oil, permanently contaminating large regions and countries downriver with Agent Orange, and environmentally the most devastating war in world history. But since 1991, the U.S. has staged four nuclear wars using depleted uranium weaponry, which, like Agent Orange, meets the U.S. government definition of Weapons of Mass Destruction. Vast regions in the Middle East and Central Asia have been permanently contaminated with radiation.

Big Media Won't Touch Agenda 21
If you believe even half of Agenda 21 and it’s dealings with the World Trade Organization, The World Bank, The President’s Commission on Sustainable Development, The Commission on Global Governance, The World Conference on Global Governance, The Millennium Project, The Court of Criminal Justice, The Nature Conservancy, The World Summit on Sustainable Development, Smart Growth, AND the “visioning” training and manipulation of American people, then you realize what has happened right under our noses over the past 35 years and without one national personality ever mentioning Agenda 21.


Leeds suspends 'racist' lecturer
A university lecturer who claimed black people were intellectually inferior to whites was suspended today. Dr Ellis said he supported ideas such as the theory developed by Richard J Herrnstein and Charles Murray in their 1994 book, The Bell Curve, which claims that white people are more intelligent than black people. He also told the Leeds Student paper that women did not have the same intellectual capacity as men.


Gunmen Kill 20 in Breakout at Iraqi Jail
About 100 masked gunmen stormed a prison near the Iranian border Tuesday, cutting phone wires, freeing all the inmates and leaving behind a scene of devastation and carnage 20 dead policemen, burned-out cars and a smoldering jailhouse.

Iraq's My Lai?
The growing evidence of retaliatory killings of unarmed Iraqi families, often including children, by US soldiers seemingly bent on punishing Iraqis after an attack, will spark comparisons with the massacre of Vietnamese villagers at My Lai in 1968.

The Aftermath Of A Massacre
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Barb. Bush Katrina donation--to son
Former first lady Barbara Bush donated an undisclosed amount of money to the Bush-Clinton Katrina Fund with specific instructions that the money be spent with an educational software company owned by her son Neil.

George W. Bush: The Luckiest President Ever
What luck! For 5 years the most protested man in American history has never been exposed to a single member of the American public who does not approve of his actions 100%. And we are now told that Mr. Bush, the most protested human in American history, had a non-screened audience and not a single voice of opposition rang out. Amazing luck; wouldn’t you say? Did you see the movie called “The Truman Show?” Think about it!
Bush Bombs in Cleveland

Bush uncle set to earn millions from company that profited from Iraq war
A report filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission shows that William H.T. Bush collected a little less than $1.9 million in cash plus stock valued at more than $800,000 as a result of the sale of Engineered Support Systems Inc. to DRS Technologies of New Jersey.


Snoop Dogg Launches New Pet Line for Dogs
Snoop Dogg has entered into a worldwide licensing agreement with JAKKS Pacific Inc. to market a line of pet products based on the rapper's image.


MARGARET KIMBERLEY: Let Iran have the bomb
On July 3, 1988 the U.S. navy shot down, accidentally we are told, an Iranian passenger jet, killing 290 people. When Bush the elder became president he awarded the Legion of Merit for "exceptionally meritorious conduct in the performance of an outstanding service" to the commander who ordered the shot fired. Whose country is crazy?

The Progressive Daily Beacon: "Cheney Certifiably Insane"
"On Sunday, Vice President Dick Cheney did not express any regret for predicting in the days before the invasion that U.S. troops would be greeted as liberators or his assessment 10 months ago that the insurgency was in its 'last throes.' On the contrary, he said the optimistic statements 'were basically accurate, reflect reality.'"
Cheney's hotel room demands revealed


Chicken Stuffing is Million-Dollar Idea
Anna Ginsberg had no idea when she tried using frozen waffles as stuffing for chicken that she'd get a million dollars for the recipe. The Austin, Texas, woman says she's still shocked that her name was called out as this year's Pillsbury Bake-Off winner.

Partner this sandwich with a bean and rice salad and some crunchy pickles. End with vanilla pudding and fresh pineapple. Can be prepared in 45 minutes or less.


Dr Joy DeGruy-Leary brings message of healing with Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome - the history
Many of the social problems that affect not only African Americans but black British people and black people on the African and Caribbean continents are a consequence of what she has termed: Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome. At the start of her lecture she made it crystal clear that her new book: Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome: America's Legacy of Enduring Injury and Healing, “is not based on conjecture and it is not based on pure theory, it is based on real history. It is a history book.”


"Doing the Bush Bash"

Saturday, March 18, 2006

Another Angle 18 - March - 2006

News others won't tell you


Judge: Pay wrongly jailed
A federal judge in Cincinnati on Wednesday agreed that hundreds of people jailed in the Hamilton County Justice Center in the past two decades because of their failure to pay fines were wrongly imprisoned and should be paid $100 per day they served.

National Black agenda must include crack/cocaine disparity, disproportionate warehousing of Blacks
Just as the agendas of conventions of the 1800s reflected on strategies to end enslavement, we cannot have a Black agenda today without strategizing on ways to end the new slavery - unjust incarceration. We cannot talk about achieving true freedom if overwhelming numbers of us are not free.

FBI: No Federal Charges in Till Killing
After a reopened investigation that included the exhumation of Till's body for an autopsy last June, FBI agent John G. Raucci said in a statement that the five-year statute of limitations on federal civil rights violations had expired.

Countdown: Warrantless physical searches
...the fact that it was so quick as a suggestion shows the inclinations unfortunately of this administration-it treats the constitution like some legal technicality, and instead of the thing we're trying to fight to protect. Video-WMP Video-QT

32 US Reps Want Bush Impeachment Inquiry


Pakistan says Indian deal will hit arms treaty
Khurshid Kasuri, Pakistan’s foreign minister, said in an interview with the Financial Times: “The whole Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty will unravel. It’s only a matter of time before other countries will act in the same way.” He added: “Nuclear weapons are the currency of power and many countries would like to use it. Once this goes through the NPT will be finished. It’s not just Iran and North Korea. Brazil, Argentina and Pakistan will all think differently.”

Report: E. J'lem hospital held newborn triplet as 'deposit'
The woman gave birth prematurely to triplets at Moqassed two months ago, and the babies needed extensive hospitalization. But due to the hospital's concern that the National Insurance Institute (NII) would not cover the costs, since the babies' father is a resident of the Palestinian Authority, the hospital allegedly decided to release only two of the babies, keeping the third as a "guarantee."


Video horror captures more sectarian massacres in Iraq

Pssst. You know that 'fake' US assault in Iraq? It's for real, really. The B-52's are bombing now


Bush Signs Bill That Didn't Pass Congress
In an amazing development that has received almost no media attention, mainstream or alternative, President Bush again placed himself above the law and wilfully violated the Constitution by signing into law a bill that didn't pass both Houses of Congress.

Firm Failed to Protect U.S. Troops' Water
The most serious allegation came from the company's water treatment manager in the war zone whose internal report said troops and civilians in Iraq were left vulnerable to ``mass sickness or death.'' A former Halliburton water expert who found contamination at the Ar Ramadi base a year ago said he was told by superiors not to advise the military or senior company officials of his discovery.

Bush to Restate Preemptive War Strategy
In his revised version, Bush offers no second thoughts about the preemption policy, saying it "remains the same" and defending it as necessary for a country in the "early years of a long struggle" akin to the Cold War. "If necessary, however, under long-standing principles of self defense, we do not rule out use of force before attacks occur, even if uncertainty remains as to the time and place of the enemy's attack," the document continues. "When the consequences of an attack with WMD are potentially so devastating, we cannot afford to stand idly by as grave dangers materialize." Such language could be seen as provocative at a time when the United States and its European allies have brought Iran before the U.N. Security Council to answer allegations that it is secretly developing nuclear weapons.


African Americans and the Global Economy
Two international business experts discuss how African Americans can be more involved in global diversity. Ed Gordon speaks with Virginia Clarke, head of Spencer Stuart's Global Diversity Practice in Chicago and Dwight Ellis, president and CEO of Dwight Ellis and Associates.

USA-Dollar-Iran / Confirmation of Global Systemic Crisis end of ...March 2006
A systemic crisis expands like a tsunami progressing through an ocean and hitting different coasts at different moments. When the wave hits a coast, the tsunami has been formed already long ago. An early information is clearly the only way to take some safety measures. In any event, considering the nine indicators developed in GEAB 3, it is now clear for LEAP/E2020 that the crisis is entering its release phase.

The Beginning of the End of the Petrodollar


The Black Commentator - Revisiting King’s ‘White Moderate’
To better understand how to approach the white moderate power structure, we must first realize how King's criticism of the moderates of his time is not different at all from a criticism of our time. When King says that "the white moderate is more devoted to ‘order' than to justice" he is clearly referring to both the actions of Bill Clinton and Al Gore after the 2000 Presidential Election.

How America Won the Vietnam War, By Losing
Vietnam is now a full-fledged member of the globalized world of capitalism. The only thing that the GOP corporate supporters have to worry about with Vietnam is how low they can get those slave wages to go. America won the Vietnam War by losing it. The dominoes never fell, unless you count them falling toward Wall Street.

The End Of Civilization
I had a mild epiphany the other day: it’s not President Bush who’s living in a fantasy world, it’s most of his critics who are. I’m no apologist for Bush – I neither like nor dislike him. He’s no more significant to me than a fly buzzing around outside my window. People look at Bush’s invasion of Iraq and see a miserable failure. But a failure to do what? Democratize Iraq? Eliminate Iraq’s WMD arsenal? Reduce global terrorism? If those were, in fact, the reasons for invading Iraq, then the invasion would have to be classified as a failure. But what if the real reason was to secure Iraq’s oil supplies, perhaps not for immediate use, and perhaps not even for use by the United States? Then the invasion of Iraq would have to be judged a success.

From the Man Who Voted Against Katrina Aid
There is a mad dog Texas Congressman, Joe Barton, who does not like Venezuela's CITGO providing discount gas to America's poor. Joe Barton is Chairman of the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and he is demanding that Felix Rodriguez (President of CITGO) reveal details about discounted heating oil. This program was initiated by Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez in 2005.


Hot pepper kills prostate cancer cells in study
Capsaicin, which makes peppers hot, can cause prostate cancer cells to kill themselves, U.S. and Japanese researchers said on Wednesday. Prostate cancer tumors in mice fed capsaicin were about one-fifth the size of tumors in untreated mice, they reported in the journal Cancer Research.

Aspartame Is An Excitoneurotoxic Carcinogenic Drug!
There are sufficient independent studies to show that aspartame is a dangerous product and that it should have never been given approval.


The Roots of Caesar Salad
Tijuana chef Caesar Cardini first whipped up the now-ubiquitous dish in the 1920s. Ruth Reichl, editor of Gourmet magazine, tells Susan Stamberg the story and explains what really makes it a true Caesar salad.


Indie Rap Hero Bigg Jus: 'Poor People's Day'
The latest CD from Bigg Jus, Poor People's Day, sports jagged rhythms and off-beat, politically charged lyrics that almost make the recording destined to dodge prime-time airplay. But Bigg Jus says his art has to come first.

'V for Vendetta': The Terrorist as Hero
Supremely tasteless, V for Vendetta, with the mysterious V (Hugo Weaving) haunting London in an insouciantly smiling Guy Fawkes mask, was scheduled to have its premiere last November on the day of the Plot's 400th anniversary. The opening was delayed out of deference to last summer's London subway bombings, as well it might have been. What's remarkable about the Wachowski scenario, as opposed to Moore's original, is the degree to which it stands Fawkes on his head—recuperating this proto–suicide bomber as a figure of revolt. (Moore, incidentally, has disassociated himself from the film.)



Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Another Angle 15 - March - 2006

News others won't tell you


Autopsy: Florida Boot Camp Death Not From Sickle Cell
Dr. Michael Baden, who observed the new autopsy on behalf of the teen's family, said it was clear Martin Lee Anderson did not die from sickle cell trait, or from any other natural causes.

Dubai Firm Accused of Breaking Pledge to Divest Itself of US Port Operations
The weeks-long saga of Dubai Ports World's purchase of operations in Miami and five other U.S. seaports took another turn Monday, when the company's Fort Lauderdale nemesis publicized a private e-mail and charged the note shows the Arab company has no intention of selling its U.S. assets. Eller & Co., now a partner with DP World in a Miami operation after DP bought out a British firm last week, shared an e-mail that said the Arab company's sale of U.S. assets "would probably take a while."

Feingold Accuses Democrats of 'Cowering'

Republicans Block New Security Scrutiny
Republicans blocked a Democratic effort Wednesday to force House votes on expanding government scrutiny of foreign investments, the latest fallout from a Dubai-owned company's failed bid to run some U.S. port operations.

Preparing our people for future disasters
FEMA was never designed to help you and I. We are foolish to believe that, because we want to believe in the ‘American Dream.’ We must prepare our communities for the big picture.”

U.S. quietly tightens access to classified information
National Security Adviser Stephen Hadley quietly revised the guidelines for determining access to classified government information last year, increasing emphasis on allegiance to the United States and allowing the government broader latitude in rejecting candidates without a clearly articulated cause.

US general says no proof Iran behind Iraq arms
Asked whether the United States has proof that Iran‘s government was behind these developments, Marine Corps Gen. Peter Pace, chairman of the military‘s Joint Chiefs of Staff, told a Pentagon briefing, "I do not, sir."

Wesley Clark - 'We never finished the investigation of 9/11'
Wow, a democrat that openly questions the Bush Administration regarding 9/11?

Ohio House OKs ban on pregnancy disputes
A bill banning wrongful-birth lawsuits and another measure allowing judges to send violent sex offenders into mental institutions when their prison terms are up both passed the Ohio House yesterday.

700 Club website scrubbed Robertson's controversial comments calling Muslims "satanic"
But you can see it here.

15 Years Later, Rodney King Looks Back
King's saga began on March 3, 1991, when he was pulled over for driving recklessly in Lake View Terrace, a residential suburb of Los Angeles. King reportedly resisted arrest and charged at one of the police officers. An amateur videotape captured the end of the arrest, with three officers holding King down on the ground and beating him.


US monitoring Israel's Iran options
The sources pointed out that it is clear that Israel would have to coordinate with the US forces air control any attempt to fly over Iraq on the way to Iran, if Israel chooses to attack using the shortest route.

'We are waiting for death'
David Bull, the executive director of Unicef UK, is visiting Turkana, northern Kenya. This is the third and final instalment of his diary. Read part one and part two.

Mexico discovers 'huge' oil field


Saddam Silenced For Fingering US In Iraq Bombings
Today, Hussein fingered the hidden hand behind the staged bombings in Iraq and his microphone was immediately shut off by the judge. From the AP, "What pains me most is what I heard recently about something that aims to harm our people," Saddam said. "My conscience tells me that the great people of Iraq have nothing to do with these acts." Finally, Abdel-Rahman ordered the session closed to the public, telling journalists to leave the chamber. The delayed video feed also was cut.
"The court has decided to turn this into a secret and closed session," he said."
Saddam Takes Stand,Calls Trial a 'Comedy'

Abbas Calls Raid an 'Unforgivable Crime'
Reeling from a blow to his prestige, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Wednesday toured the devastated Jericho prison where Israel spirited away six prisoners, denouncing the raid as an "unforgivable crime," while Israel pledged to put the six on trial for killing an Israeli Cabinet minister.

In case you missed it:
The Salvador Option’
The Pentagon may put Special-Forces-led assassination or kidnapping teams in Iraq


Edward S. Herman : Uncle Chutzpah and His Willing Executioners on the Dire Iran Threat The "Drumbeat sounds familiar" to Simon Tisdall in the London Guardian (March 7, 2006), but not to the servants of power in the U.S. media.


Arab central banks move assets out of dollar
The United Arab Emirates, which includes Dubai, said it was looking to move one-tenth of its dollar reserves into euros, while the governor of the Saudi Arabian central bank condemned the US move as "discrimination". Separately, Syria responded to US sanctions against two of its banks by confirming plans to use euros instead of dollars for its external transactions.


The Black Commentator - Chitlin' Jobs: Black Folks Get Diminishing ...
Slaves got the animal parts that their masters thought were unfit for whitefolks to eat. Pig intestines, it turned out, became an African American delicacy: chitlin’s. They also got the jobs unfit for white folks. Even after slavery ended, they have gotten jobs only after whites have had the first pickin’s. Unfortunately, there is no way of making something good out of underemployment.

Claude Allen's Life Sentence
was shocked by the news about Claude A. Allen, the black former White House staffer whose rising star officially flamed out after he was arrested on charges of felony theft last week. Not shocked that he got arrested (but), how penny ante his alleged scam was, how unbefitting a man of Allen's stature and lofty ideals rooted in the requisite conservative principles of God, fiscal prudence and anti-affirmative action activism above all else.

I'd rather slam my tit in the car door!
No, really, that's exactly my response to folks who ask me if I've listened to Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Neal Boortz, or any of the other neocon pontificators. Obviously, I have listened to them, otherwise I'd have no idea how hateful their diatribes really are. But the odd thing is, there is truth to the adage "know thine enemies."


How African Are You?
The newer "genetic admixture tests" examine DNA from genes inherited from all of a person's grandparents, great-grandparents, and so on. A few of these genes reflect the part of the world where those ancestors lived. Like postcards, they track the movement of people from the lands of their ancestors to their current address.

Comet Findings Raise Fiery Mystery
Comets are described as clouds of ice, dust and gases, cruising the coldest fringes of the solar system. But scientists studying comet dust from the Stardust probe found minerals formed by intense heat, suggesting the minerals came from the neighborhood of the sun itself. That's the earliest discovery in what's expected to be decades of study.


Cheers to Cooking with Beer
The point of adding beer is to flavor the surface and the sauces or cooking liquids (as in a stew): the stronger the beer, the more flavorful the liquid. For example, adding a Budweiser would be like pouring in tap water. A bitter Guinness contributes a faintly bitter sensation.


Mary Lou Williams Collective: 'Zodiac Suite'
The new CD from the Mary Lou Williams Collective is Zodiac Suite: Revisited. The trio, created by pianist Geri Allen, plays the tunes of Mary Lou Williams.

Memories of the Movies in Segregated America
Writer and filmmaker S. Pearl Sharp offers an audio essay about the black movie going experience during the days of segregated American cinema.


Tom Tomorrow: Facts Turning Against You? Call the Nitpicking Squad!

Chrs Rock
Thanks for the heads up Ginny.

Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Another Angle 14 - March - 2006

News others won't tell you


Feingold Draws Little Support for Censure
Democrats distanced themselves Monday from Wisconsin Sen. Russell Feingold‘s effort to censure President Bush over domestic spying. Vice President Dick Cheney , visiting Feingold‘s state, called the resolution an "outrageous proposition." Feingold was the lone senator to oppose the 2001 Patriot Act. Two weeks ago, he was joined by only three other senators in opposing a renewal of the law with some new curbs on police powers. Feingold called the curbs meaningless
Surprise! Dems pretty much wimp out on Feingold and censure. And NYT adopts GOP talking points

300,000 Marched in Chicago Friday. Why Doesn't Anyone Know?
300,000 to 500,000 people marched in Chicago to protest The Border Protection, Antiterrorism, and Illegal Immigration Control Act of 2005. The Police estimated 300,000 according to Channel 2 News Chicago. Which means there were at least 400,000 to 500,000 people.
A Backlash in Phoenix over Immigration from Mexico

Nearly Half of Black Aldermen Ready for Honor former Black Panther
Nine of the city’s 19 Black aldermen say they plan to vote in favor of the honorary street designation for Black Panther Fred Hampton when the measure comes before the City Council March 29. The ordinance’s sponsor Ald. Madeline Haithcock (2nd) dropped the measure from a recent City Council agenda amid controversy sparked by the police union, which has vowed to fight the honorary designation. In his speeches, Hampton often called for the killing of police officers, largely because of the terrorism inflicted on the Black community by law enforcement.

Internal Strife Dismantles Illinois Hate-Crimes Panel
Five Jewish members of Illinois' hate-crimes commission have resigned in protest over another commissioner who is an official with the Nation of Islam. Louis Farrakhan, the leader of the Nation of Islam, rails against Jewish and gay people this week in front of commissioners.

JS Online:100 demonstrate at food program rally
Participants urge Bush administration not to eliminate benefit for poor. The rally was organized by the Hunger Task Force at Greenfield City Hall, one of the Milwaukee area's distribution points for the boxes referred to as "stock boxes."

Last week, the U.S. came out with its annual human rights report for the world. The only difference between this year’s and those of the recent past is the elimination of Iraq as being the world’s most vile abuser of human rights. Otherwise, the same culprits are mentioned: China, Syria, Iran, North Korea, and a quickly ascending Venezuela. Hugo Chavez’ response was accurate, but much shorter than that of the Chinese. He called the U.S. report nothing more than "toilet paper."

WBAL Radio cancels Rush Limbaugh
WBAL-AM Radio has canceled Limbaugh's syndicated call-in talk show, saying it wants to focus on local news and hosts. It is the first station to cancel the show, which is heard in nearly 600 markets, according to Limbaugh's syndicate, Premiere Radio Networks.

Robertson: Muslims 'satanic'
Television evangelist Pat Robertson said Monday on his live news-and-talk program "The 700 Club" that Islam is not a religion of peace, and that radical Muslims are "satanic."
Pam Spaulding on Pat Robertson's rant


Leaked: Blair envoy said US Iraq strategy 'complete mess'
Senior British diplomatic and military staff gave Tony Blair explicit warnings three years ago that the US was disastrously mishandling the occupation of Iraq, according to leaked memos.

Nepal pilgrims search for 'Buddha boy'
Ram Bomjon, the 15-year-old "Buddha boy" of Nepal, has gone missing from the spot where he has been meditating, supposedly without food or water, for the last 10 months.


Iraqis Find 87 Bodies Within 24 Hours
The bloodshed — the second wave of mass killings in Iraq since bombers destroyed an important Shiite shrine last month — followed weekend attacks in a teeming Shiite slum in which 58 people died and more than 200 were wounded.

Arming Iraq and the Path to War
This is an accurate chronology of United States' involvement in the arming of Iraq during the Iraq-Iran war. It is a powerful indictment of the current Bush administration attempt to sell war as a component of his war on terrorism. It reveals our ambitions in Iraq to be just another chapter in the attempt to regain a foothold in the Mideast following the fall of the Shah of Iran.

American arrested with arms in Iraq, official says


Former FBI Agent Jailed For Uncovering White House Drug Connection
Richard Taus played it right and played it straight for 10 long years as an FBI agent. He swore to uphold the Constitution, obey the law and protect the American people from enemies both foreign and domestic. What a shock, though, when he found out others in the department, including higher-ups in the Justice Department and the White House were playing a completely different game, playing a highly deceitful and illegal game of drug-running and money laundering. And the tentacles of what came to be known as Iran Contra led to Taus being set up, arrested and sentenced to a 33-99 year federal prison term, a sentence that conveniently started just prior to "Daddy" Bush's 1988 election as President.


EU Warns of Sanctions on U.S. Goods
The European Union advised the World Trade Organization on Tuesday that it would reintroduce trade sanctions against the United States in two months unless Washington complies with a WTO ruling condemning tax breaks for U.S. companies operating overseas.


AlterNet: Nigeria: The Next Quagmire?
Putting American troops at risk in Africa would be a big change -- and speaks volumes about the new relationship between America and the sub-Saharan Africa. Ever since American troops were killed in Somalia early in the presidency of Bill Clinton, a firm rule of U.S. policy toward Africa has been to never put U.S. soldiers on African ground. For more than 10 years, American troops have studiously avoided intervening directly in African conflicts. This policy prevented the United States from trying to halt the genocide in Rwanda in the mid-1990s. More recently, this stance stopped the United States from using troops to restore order to Liberia. The policy may also stop the United States from sending troops to Nigeria.

Open Letter to George W. Bush
Mr. Bush, (I do not address you as Mr. President because American presidents are elected; they do not become president via election fraud!) It is painfully obvious, and embarrassing, that your lack of intellect has led the world towards peril on many levels. While it would take a lifetime to educate you about general issues I thought you may have time to learn at least one thing before your term in office is up.
Please see the dictionary definition for the term “civil war”, which I took the time to look up for you.


Mad Cow Disease Found in Alabama
The Department of Agriculture confirms that a cow in Alabama was infected with mad cow disease. It's the third case of mad cow disease detected in this country. Agriculture officials say the animal's carcass was buried and was not used for animal or human food.


Miles, Beyond Jazz: Rock Hall Honors Davis
When we hear the story of how Davis earned a place in the rock Hall of Fame, we learn something about the way popular music evolved into the songs we hear today. Steve Inskeep talks with music journalist Ashley Kahn, a regular contributor to Morning Edition and one of those who votes on Hall of Fame inductees, about how Davis spanned musical genres.

Paul Beatty's Hokum: An Anthology of African-American Humor: Really Black Humor: The Original Kings...
Funny is funny whether ruthless or whimsical, and there's humor in Malcolm X chiding "house Negroes" for taking semantic ownership in "our government . . . our astronauts" and "our Navy" as Negroes "out of [their] mind," and in Danzy Senna's hilarious "Variations on a Theme of Mulatto" (which include African American Jews and Italians cheekily dubbed "Jewlattos" and "Gelattos"). The most anarchic charms lurk in the collection's final, absurdist segment, which identifies jokey avant-gardism in stand-up, spoken word, and straight-up poetry.

Fats Domino, 'Alive and Kickin' After Katrina
Fats Domino nearly perished in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. The legendary lifelong resident of the Lower Ninth Ward in New Orleans stayed in his home and had to be lifted out by a Coast Guard helicopter. Domino was touched by the outpouring of concern for him. It was a horrifying experience for him and other victims of the storm. But, the singer says, "I'm still alive and kickin' and I'm sorry for them that didn't make it, but we're gonna make it... we're making it."


Cat Gives Birth To Mouse-Like Kitten?
A cat in Tunisia has given birth to something strange. According to the owner of the cat, the litter included 5 regular kittens, and one that more resembles a mouse.


Sutton Impact: Impeachment Hearings? That's So Last Century