Posts from February 2004

More powder

More powder
: More powder, this time in a post office in a letter addressed to the GOP.

: UPDATE: Fox News reports at noon that Capitol police are investigating more powder in the Capitol building.

: Josh Marshall finds another ricin incident from early January involving trucking.

Do you speak…

Do you speak…
: In our school district, the sixth graders are about to pick the language they’ll study for the rest of school.

Instead of Latin (or Italian, for that matter), they should start offering Arabic.

Jason/George finds peace in Israel/Palestine

Jason/George finds peace in Israel/Palestine
: Allison Kaplan Sommer, Israeli blogger, sends along the news that Jason Alexander is going to Israel on a peace mission:

American actor Jason Alexander is coming to Israel to officially launch the One Voice questionnaire – a grassroots initiative aiming to end the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians….

Mohammad Darawshe, Israel regional director and co-founder of One Voice, said that ‘the goal of this project is to awaken the voice of the silent majority on both sides and involve people in helping to solve the main issues by getting their input….

Alexander learned about One Voice actors during a meeting with Lubetzky at actor Danny Devito’s house last year which was also attended by film stars Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston, who are on the organization’s American advisory board.

Standard of living

Standard of living
: Go read Omar’s post about his standard of living in Iraq.

Finally, something about which I agree with Howard Dean…

Finally, something about which I agree with Howard Dean…
: He says:

Howard Dean, a physician and a Democratic presidential candidate, on Monday dismissed as “silly” a government inquiry into whether indecency rules were broken during the broadcast of the Super Bowl halftime show when pop diva Janet Jackson’s bodice was ripped to expose her right breast.

“I find that to be a bit of a flap about nothing,” the former Vermont governor said. “I’m probably affected in some ways by the fact that I’m a doctor, so it’s not exactly an unusual phenomenon for me.”

Well, I agree with him about the silly part, but not about the bored-with-breasts part. Does he have to try so hard to be the unClinton?

But you should all note what a fair and balanced headline that is, above. I could have said this instead:

Howard Dean bored by breasts!