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  • Bloomberg Plan Aims To Require Food Composting

    06/17/2013 4:44:26 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 57 replies
    New York Times ^ | June 17, 2013 | Mireya Navarro
    Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, who has tried to curb soda consumption, ban smoking in parks and encourage bike riding, is taking on a new cause: requiring New Yorkers to separate their food scraps for composting.
  • Most Americans back NSA tracking phone records, prioritize probes over privacy

    06/10/2013 3:35:29 PM PDT · by Ultra Sonic 007 · 96 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 06/10/2013 | Jon Cohen
    A large majority of Americans say the federal government should focus on investigating possible terrorist threats even if personal privacy is compromised, and most support the blanket tracking of telephone records in an effort to uncover terrorist activity, according to a new Washington Post-Pew Research Center poll. Fully 45 percent of all Americans say the government should be able to go further than it is, saying that it should be able to monitor everyone’s online activity if doing so would prevent terrorist attacks. A slender majority, 52 percent, say no such broad-based monitoring should occur. The new survey comes amid...
  • The death of tax reform

    12/09/2012 9:02:10 AM PST · by george76 · 10 replies
    Washington Post ^ | December 6 , 2012 | Robert J. Samuelson,
    The story behind the story is that “tax reform,” as we know it, is dying. During the 1980s, no major piece of legislation better symbolized bipartisan consensus than the Tax Reform Act of 1986, which was regarded by both liberal and conservative experts as the best tax law since World War II. The basic idea was simple: Reduce tax rates and recover lost revenue by ending (or limiting) tax breaks. The struggle between President Obama and House Speaker John Boehner over the “fiscal cliff” indicates that this beneficial consensus has collapsed. Just the opposite is occurring. ... many politicians support...
  • The Washington Post Company Accelerates Payment of 2013 Dividends

    12/07/2012 6:21:14 PM PST · by george76 · 21 replies
    yahoo ^ | Dec 7, 2012
    The Board of Directors of The Washington Post Company (WPO) today announced ... an accelerated cash dividend ... This accelerated dividend is intended by the Board to be in lieu of regular quarterly dividends that the Company otherwise would have declared and paid in calendar year 2013
  • Which presidential candidate has had the better of the debate about the economy? (FReep this poll)

    09/21/2012 5:51:24 AM PDT · by justlittleoleme · 10 replies
    Which presidential candidate has had the better of the debate about the economy? Mitt Romney - 49% Barack Obama - 50% Other - 1% Total Votes: 8,859
  • Southern California sewage will fertilize Kings County ag land

    07/15/2012 9:29:51 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 30 replies
    The Fresno Bee ^ | 13 July 2012 | Mark Grossi
    Southern California soon will begin sending sewage sludge into western Kings County -- up to 500,000 tons a year to a piece of farmland the size of Clovis. It's the San Joaquin Valley's newest mega-composting project, mixing treated human waste from 5.7 million people and woody debris from area farming. The compost will be used as soil nutrient on scrubby land at Westlake Farms to help grow cotton, wheat, pomegranates, pistachios and other crops. But make no mistake about this enterprise. The Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles County -- serving 78 cities, including Long Beach and Beverly Hills -- bought...
  • Composting 101

    06/19/2012 6:49:08 AM PDT · by orsonwb · 87 replies
    The How Do Gardener ^ | June 17, 2012 | Rick Bickling
    Composting. Learn the basics, benefits, components, no-no's, and six ways to get started...
  • National Christmas Tree has died near White House.

    05/05/2012 11:56:18 AM PDT · by carriage_hill · 108 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | May 5, 2012 | Fox News
    <p>Federal officials say the National Christmas Tree planted near the White House a year ago has died and is being removed.</p> <p>The National Park Service says the Colorado blue spruce died of "transplant shock." It came from a tree farm in New Jersey last year and was planted on the Ellipse just south of the White House in March 2011.</p>
  • The Outing of Deep Throat

    04/10/2012 5:12:09 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 48 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 10, 2012 | Pat Buchanan
    As the 40th anniversary of Watergate impends, we are to be bathed again in the great myth and morality play about the finest hour in all of American journalism. The myth? That two heroic young reporters at The Washington Post, guided by a secret source, a man of conscience they dubbed "Deep Throat," cracked the case and broke the scandal wide open, where the FBI, U.S. prosecutors and more experienced journalists floundered and failed. Through their tireless investigative reporting, they compelled the agencies of government to treat Watergate as the unprecedented constitutional crisis it was. No Pulitzer Prize was ever...
  • Sarah Palin Could Run....And Win

    12/18/2011 10:00:30 AM PST · by fantail 1952 · 146 replies
    My semi-fertile mind | Fantail1952
    Many have truly lost interest in the Republican primary and its "candidates." None appear fully acceptable, all have major faults and excess baggage that could easily cause them to lose to an absolutely unre-electable sitting president. While polls are often flawed and many are absolutely biased, I have seen a consistent trend that any particular GOP candidate VS Obama consistently loses, given a choice between "Any Republican" and Obama, the Republican wins handily. What this means is that the majority of voters, about 75% in the GOP in fact, are totally unhappy with the choices offered. It is my considered...
  • Herman Cain pulls race card on Rick Perry

    10/03/2011 11:09:54 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 34 replies · 1+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | October 3, 2011 | Ralph Alter
    The Washington Post's attempt to "macaca" Rick Perry generated a racialist response from a surprising source. Stephanie McCrummen's ham-handed effort to smear the Texas Governor relied on hearsay, anonymous cloudy recollections of events from nearly 30 years ago and interviews with black Texas residents recalling how they were treated in the Jim Crow 1950's. Ms. McCrummen is a reporter based in Nairobi: it would seem the Post could bring in someone based in Texas for this research, but perhaps the editors weren't looking for someone with local knowledge so much as someone willing to grind the ax against Governor Perry....
  • Organic thinking (composting tablescraps for fun and profit?)

    08/17/2011 10:50:20 AM PDT · by flowerplough · 6 replies
    Utah compost company aims to make the most out of America's vast supply of leftovers. In a Salt Lake City warehouse, tall mounds of rotten vegetables, coffee grounds, and sawdust are steaming at 160 degrees Fahrenheit. It's not a desert dump yard, just the facilities of EcoScraps, an innovative organic compost company started by three Brigham Young University classmates who dropped out of school to launch their business. With 2011 revenues expected to approach $1.5 million, their risk seems to be paying off. EcoScraps' compost mix, sold by the bag in Utah, Arizona, and Colorado stores, is free of the...
  • 'Earth Day co-founder killed, composted girlfriend'

    04/22/2011 9:37:55 AM PDT · by Nachum · 18 replies · 1+ views
    American Thinker ^ | 4/22/11 | Thomas Lifson
    That's the hilarious (and accurate) headline on a story today from MSNBC, of all places. And it's true. For those who don't remember: Ira Einhorn was on stage hosting the first Earth Day event at the Fairmount Park in Philadelphia on April 22, 1970. Seven years later, police raided his closet and found the "composted" body of his ex-girlfriend inside a trunk. A self-proclaimed environmental activist, Einhorn made a name for himself among ecological groups during the 1960s and '70s by taking on the role of a tie-dye-wearing ecological guru and Philadelphia's head hippie. With his long beard and gap-toothed...
  • Washington Post reports lower 4Q net income

    02/23/2011 6:55:03 AM PST · by Qbert · 6 replies
    AP via Yahoo Finance ^ | 2/23/2011 | AP
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Washington Post Co. says its fourth-quarter net income declined 3 percent, as revenue was flat. The company said Wednesday that net income totaled $79 million, or $9.42 per share. That's down from $81.7 million, or $8.71 per share, in the same period a year earlier. The company had more shares outstanding in the quarter a year ago, increasing per-share results.
  • Lungren disposes of House composting program

    01/25/2011 12:22:52 PM PST · by SmithL · 28 replies
    SacBee: Capitol Alert ^ | 1/25/11 | Torey Van Oot
    Republican Rep. Dan Lungren is using the power of his new leadership post to throw out a composting initiative started under former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's watch. Lungren, named chairman of the Committee on House Administration after Republicans gained control of the House last November, announced this week that he has asked the House Chief Administrative Officer to halt the waste disposal program, citing increased costs and unrealized energy savings. The program, part of the past Democratic leadership's "Green the Capitol" push, put compostable trays and utensils in House dining facilities in an effort to reduce landfill-bound waste. But the...
  • Washington Post blogger duped by fake Twitter congressman, and: Blame Bush!

    09/09/2010 3:38:34 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 4 replies
    Right Wing News ^ | September 9, 2010 | troglopundit
    On a scale of forgetting your pencil at home to forgetting your 50th wedding anniversary, this ranks somewhere around forgetting your lunchbox. But it’s still funny. Last week, a Washington Post columnist started a Twitter hoax. This week, a Washington Post columnist fell for one. Jonathan Capehart, an editorial writer and columnist, took "@RepJackKimble (R-Calif.)" to task Monday for tweeting that "Bush fought 2 wars without costing taxpayers a dime." Capehart responded in a blog post that President Bush advocated for "two giant tax cuts that weren't paid for and two big wars that were largely kept off the main...
  • Apocalyptic views hinder constructive political debate (Report from the Beck rally)

    08/29/2010 7:45:08 AM PDT · by Libloather · 68 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 8/29/10 | Robert McCartney
    Apocalyptic views hinder constructive political debateBy Robert McCartney Sunday, August 29, 2010 **SNIP** Instead, these people think our morals have sunk so low and our political leaders have become so unresponsive that the rule of law is breaking down in America. In interviews with members of the crowd at the Lincoln Memorial, I found that many shared such an apocalyptic view of a country on the wrong track. But when pressed for evidence of such severe deterioration, they didn't offer very compelling examples. Basically, the "tea party" thinks the moderately liberal social agenda pushed by the Obama administration is just...
  • Washington Post Plans to Out Companies and Individuals Doing Intelligence Work

    07/16/2010 3:05:40 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 23 replies
    RedState ^ | July 16, 2010 | Erick Erickson
    This morning I received this memo from the Office of the Director of National Intelligence.In it, the ODNI advises its “industry partners,” that is those corporations and individuals who do work to assist the security of the country, that the Washington Post is planning on outing them. Early next week, the Washington Post is expected to publish articles and an interactive website that will likely contain a compendium of government agencies and contractors allegedly conducting Top Secret work. The website is expected to enable users to see the relationships between the federal government and its contractors, describe the type of...
  • PANIC ATTACK .. What do I do with a freezer full of meat?

    05/13/2010 5:22:21 PM PDT · by knarf · 61 replies · 1,288+ views
    self ^ | May 13, 2010 | knarf
    A freezer conked out and a lot of deer inside is on the cusp of going bad.
  • San Francisco's toxic sludge is good for you!

    04/28/2010 12:58:22 PM PDT · by Scythian · 27 replies · 457+ views
    NaturalNews) If someone were to begin marketing toxic sewer sludge as "high-quality, nutrient-rich, organic" compost, he or she would likely be considered a crook and possibly sued for false advertising. Unfortunately, this is what the city of San Francisco and Synagro, "the largest recycler of organic residuals in the United States," have begun doing to the people of San Francisco. Most waste treatment facilities across the U.S. contract treatment and disposal responsibilities to Synagro. Because it is no longer permissible to dump toxic sewage directly in the ocean, most of it ends up being reused on farm fields as "fertilizer."...
  • Free Pelosi

    04/07/2010 5:08:32 AM PDT · by Past Your Eyes · 6 replies · 554+ views
    craigslist ^ | 4/6/10 | unk
    He'll even load it for you.
  • Denver Post owner plans prepackaged Ch. 11 filing

    01/15/2010 8:09:54 PM PST · by george76 · 8 replies · 675+ views
    AP ^ | January 15, 2010
    Owner of Denver Post, Salt Lake Tribune plans prepackaged Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing. Affiliated Media Inc., the holding company for the MediaNews Group family of newspapers that includes The Denver Post, said Friday that it plans to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. The company said it would file a "prepackaged" plan already approved by lenders, which should allow it to emerge from bankruptcy more quickly. Under the plan, company debt would fall from about $930 million to $165 million. Senior lenders would swap debt for stock. Earlier this week, Morris Publishing Group, owner of 13 daily newspapers including the...
  • Washington Post : E-mails Don't Prove Warming is a Fraud

    11/27/2009 7:49:12 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 108 replies · 3,521+ views
    Washington Post via RealClearPolitics ^ | 11/27/2009 | Eugene Robinson
    WASHINGTON -- Stop hyperventilating, all you climate change deniers. The purloined e-mail correspondence published by skeptics last week -- portraying some leading climate researchers as petty, vindictive and tremendously eager to make their data fit accepted theories -- does not prove that global warming is a fraud. If I'm wrong, somebody ought to tell the polar ice caps that they're free to stop melting. That said, the e-mail episode is more than a major embarrassment for the scientists involved. Most Americans are convinced that climate change is real -- a necessary prerequisite for the kinds of huge economic and behavioral...
  • Friday Line: Ranking Republican leaders (WaPO ranks GOP leaders)

    11/22/2009 2:33:45 PM PST · by yongin · 21 replies · 1,121+ views
    WaPO ^ | November 20, 2009 | Chris Cillizza
    (To be clear, that is a relatively low bar. Republicans went into the political wilderness in a major way following Bush's re-election as he grew increasingly less popular and it became increasingly more clear that the party was either unable or unwilling to break with the chief executive in any major way. Polls suggest that the Republican brand remains badly damaged in the eyes of the American public with most people still trusting Obama far more than Republicans in Congress to solve the major issues of the day.) With 2010 right around the corner, there is significant movement in this...
  • Weekly Gardening Thread – 2009 Vol.23 – October 23

    10/23/2009 10:55:17 AM PDT · by Red_Devil 232 · 173 replies · 3,085+ views
    Free Republic | 10-23-2009 | Red_Devil 232
    Good afternoon to all of you gardeners. I apologize for the late post today. Well the last days of October are upon us and the garden is finally tilled for the last time this year. I seeded it with an annual rye grass. I also started rebuilding my compost pile. The oak and pecan trees have yet to drop their leaves so I will have to wait for their contribution to the compost pile until November.
  • Compost – It’s even better than you think! (CO2? Fegitaboudit. It's NATURE!)

    11/13/2008 9:10:41 PM PST · by Libloather · 18 replies · 670+ views
    Compost – It’s even better than you think! It’s fantastic! Compost helps retain water, improves drainage, and encourages worms and helpful micro-flora and fauna to colonise your garden beds. If you make compost at home with garden waste and kitchen scraps it’s not only free but it contributes significantly to improving the health of our environment! This is because gases are produced when organic material, such as grass clippings, leaves and food scraps are decomposing. If the organic material is decomposed in a well-managed, aerated (plenty of air circulating) compost heap or bin, healthy compost will be made and the...
  • About the Washington Post Hit Piece on Free Republic Today

    06/28/2008 10:36:43 AM PDT · by kristinn · 513 replies · 2,355+ views
    Saturday, June 28, 2008 | Kristinn
    The Washington Post published an article today in the Style section about researcher Danielle Allen's efforts to track down who is behind allegations that presumed Democratic presidential nominee Sen. Barack Hussein Obama (Illinois) is a Muslim. Allen is an Obama supporter who works for the Institute for Advanced Study.The article was written by Matthew Mosk. A curious choice for The Post considering Mosk's involvement in the nefarious MD4Bush scandal in which Mosk claimed to have been given access to a Free Republic poster's account to expose a Maryland GOP government appointee who was alleged to have commented on rumors that...
  • Washington Post Editor Leonard Downie Jr. Stepping Down (Dinosaur Media DeathWatch™)

    06/23/2008 2:25:33 PM PDT · by abb · 17 replies · 272+ views
    Washington Post ^ | June 23, 2008 | Howard Kurtz
    Leonard Downie Jr. said today he is stepping down as The Washington Post's executive editor, ending a 17-year tenure in which the paper became a major online force and won a slew of prizes for high-profile investigations, including one that Downie published over President Bush's objections. Downie, 66, said his last day will be Sept. 8. The paper's new publisher, Katharine Weymouth, said she plans to announce a successor soon. "After 44 years, the notion of not working in the newsroom anymore brings a lot of emotions," Downie said in an interview. "I will really miss it . . ....
  • Weekly Gardening Thread ----- Tossing Around Ideas

    01/24/2008 10:53:49 AM PST · by Gabz · 224 replies · 599+ views
    My "pea" brain | 1/24/08 | Gabz and GardenGirl
    Howdy folks!!! I originally planned to wait until tomorrow (Friday) to get this going, but it is such a damp, dreary, plain old yucky day here on Virginia's Eastern Shore I decided to do it now --dreaming of spring, so to speak! One of the major topics that seemed to arise last week dealt with "zones" and how even people living in the same "zone" will have different growing conditions based upon location. Also because we are all so spread out the different zones do matter when it comes to planting times and plants. GardenGirl and Diana in Wisconsin are...
  • Brokaw: Washington Post Print Paper 'Probably' Dead in 10 Years

    11/20/2007 8:24:27 AM PST · by 3AngelaD · 61 replies · 241+ views
    Business & Media Institute ^ | 11/20/2007 | Jeff Poor
    hen Tom Brokaw, an old-time mainstream media figure in his own right, says he thinks print newspapers won’t be around in 10 years, that’s probably not a good sign for the industry. The former NBC “Nightly News” anchor appeared at the Sixth & I Synagogue in Washington, D.C. on November 19 to promote his new book..Brokaw said he envisioned a major newspaper going completely digital in 10 years. “I was at The Washington Post earlier today,” Brokaw said. “And in the lobby they’ve got a wonderful graphic describing how the printing press works and where it is … 75,000 copies...
  • Washington Post Profits Slide

    08/03/2007 9:02:11 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 24 replies · 591+ views
    The Street.com ^ | 8/3/2007 | Nat Worden
    Media Washington Post Profits Slide By Nat Worden TheStreet.com Staff Reporter 8/3/2007 10:18 AM EDT URL: http://www.thestreet.com/newsanalysis/mediaentertainment/10372203.html Washington Post (WPO) reported a 13% decline in second-quarter earnings on Friday, with its results dragged down by higher taxes and weakness at its publishing divisions. The newspaper publisher and education company reported net income of $68.8 million, or $7.19 a share, down from the $78.7 million, or $8.17 a share, it recorded for last year's second quarter. The results included a one-time $9.2 million spike in tax expense, mostly related to a minority stake in a Canadian paper company. The year-ago quarter...
  • WASHINGTON POST-WATCH: The Post Looks at Islam, and blinks

    08/02/2007 5:25:12 PM PDT · by SJackson · 4 replies · 480+ views
    Camera ^ | 7-27-07
    WASHINGTON POST-WATCH: The Post Looks at Islam, and Blinks The Washington Post's Sunday, July 22 "Outlook" section gave four of its eight pages to six opinion pieces under the banner "One Islam, Many Circles." Their headlines - and continuation headlines for the first four articles - suggest how imbalanced the section was:"Roots of Rage: 'Why Do They Hate Us?' - America Has Forgotten Its Meddling ... but the Muslim World Has Not";"Muslims on Main St.: As American As You Are - We Feel Right at Home, Thanks";"What Went Wrong: Bush Still Doesn't Get It - A Divided Faith, a...
  • In the House, Suddenly Righteous Republicans (Washington ComPost barf alert)

    01/04/2007 7:01:19 AM PST · by seanmerc · 37 replies · 1,011+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | January 4, 2007 | Dana Milbank
    Thirty-one-year-old Rep. Patrick McHenry (R-N.C.) is not a large man, standing perhaps 5 feet 3 inches tall in thick soles. But he packed a whole lot of chutzpah when he walked into the House TV gallery yesterday to demand that the new Democratic majority give the new Republican minority all the rights that Republicans had denied Democrats for years. "The bill we offer today, the minority bill of rights, is crafted based on the exact text that then-Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi submitted in 2004 to then-Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert," declared McHenry, with 10 Republican colleagues arrayed around him....
  • CIA Learned in '02 That Bin Laden Had No Iraq Ties, Report Says

    09/14/2006 11:21:17 PM PDT · by endthematrix · 51 replies · 1,488+ views
    washingtonpost.com ^ | Friday, September 15, 2006 | Washington Post Staff Writer
    The CIA learned in late September 2002 from a high-level member of Saddam Hussein's inner circle that Iraq had no past or present contact with Osama bin Laden and that the Iraqi leader considered bin Laden an enemy of the Baghdad regime, according to a recent Senate Intelligence Committee report. Although President Bush and other senior administration officials were at that time regularly linking Hussein to al-Qaeda, the CIA's highly sensitive intelligence supporting the contrary view was apparently not passed on to the White House or senior Bush policymakers.
  • Cold Can't Stop Alaska Sewage Composting (People can't get enough of it)

    08/15/2006 2:19:13 AM PDT · by Einigkeit_Recht_Freiheit · 22 replies · 1,099+ views
    Environmental News Network & AP ^ | August 14, 2006 | Dan Joling
    FAIRBANKS, Alaska — Environmental consultant Mike Pollen remembers standing on a pile of sewage sludge composting outside the Fairbanks treatment plant on a November day in 1997. The temperature was 40 degrees below zero but his feet were warm. Then sweaty. Then uncomfortably hot inside his insulated rubber boots. "They felt like they were going to melt," he said. He figures there was a 180-degree difference between the compost cooking at his feet and the frosty temperature freezing his head. Prevailing wisdom said sludge composting wouldn't work north of North Dakota. Pollen, the author of several wastewater system training manuals...
  • In Iraqi Town, U.S. Feels Push Toward an Exit (Mega Hurl Alert)

    08/04/2006 12:28:22 AM PDT · by balch3 · 2 replies · 381+ views
    Washington Post ^ | August 4, 2006 | Ann Scott Tyson
    HIT, Iraq -- Lt. Col. Thomas Graves wasn't expecting trouble as his convoy rolled toward this embattled Euphrates River town at midday recently, on a mission to monitor Friday prayers at mosques. Local officials had assured Graves, the top U.S. commander in the area, that Hit was "going through a period of peace and quiet," he said shortly before leaving his camp. But just as Graves reached the edge of town, the road in front of his Humvee exploded in a cloud of dust and debris. An insurgent hiding in a nearby palm grove had detonated two buried artillery rounds,...
  • Bush faces backlash on the right (Washington Compost Dreamin)

    07/19/2006 6:15:41 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 38 replies · 641+ views
    MSNBC/Washington Post ^ | 7/19/2006 | Michael Abramowitz
    At a moment when his conservative coalition is already under strain over domestic policy, President Bush is facing a new and swiftly building backlash on the right over his handling of foreign affairs. Conservative intellectuals and commentators who once lauded Bush for what they saw as a willingness to aggressively confront threats and advance U.S. interests said in interviews that they perceive timidity and confusion about long-standing problems including Iran and North Korea, as well as urgent new ones such as the latest crisis between Israel and Hezbollah.
  • 'Prince of Darkness' Sought (Freeper NCPAC)

    05/11/2006 12:16:40 PM PDT · by conservative in nyc · 3 replies · 555+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 5/11/06 | John Wagner and Matthew Mosk
    The Maryland legislative committee investigating the administration's termination of dozens of longtime state workers plans to hear from key witnesses today, including Public Service Commission Chairman Kenneth D. Schisler. Lawmakers had hoped the star witness of the day would be Joseph Steffen, the former Ehrlich political aide who called himself "the Prince of Darkness" and, according to testimony thus far, had compiled lists of people to fire. After months of staying in touch with Steffen, and a series of interviews, the legislature's chief investigator, Ward Coe, now says he can't locate Steffen. Last week, Coe hired a process server to...
  • Rove's Time in Limbo Near End in CIA Leak Case

    05/07/2006 9:04:11 PM PDT · by mcenedo · 15 replies · 1,120+ views
    Washington Post ^ | May 8, 2006 | Jim VandeHei
    Special Counsel Patrick J. Fitzgerald is wrapping up his investigation into White House Deputy Chief of Staff Karl Rove's role in the CIA leak case by weighing this central question: Did Rove, who was deeply involved in defending President Bush's use of prewar intelligence about Iraq, lie about a key conversation with a reporter that was aimed at rebutting a tough White House critic?
  • Chesek Was Hatchet Man, Staffer Says

    05/06/2006 1:14:11 PM PDT · by conservative in nyc · 11 replies · 513+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 5/5/06 | Ray Rivera
    He called himself "Al Qaeda" and told an employee he was sent to the Maryland Public Service Commission to thin the regulatory agency's ranks and bring in friends of the governor's administration, the agency's former spokeswoman said yesterday. Craig Chesek, who became the PSC's chief of staff in 2003, helped create an agency better suited to represent utilities than consumers, Chrys Wilson told a special legislative committee investigating the hiring and firing practices of Republican Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. --Snip-- The highlight of the probe was expected at the next meeting with the testimony of Joseph Steffen, the former...
  • Ex-CIA Official Faults Use of Data on Iraq

    02/09/2006 9:40:43 PM PST · by conservative in nyc · 25 replies · 657+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 2/10/06 | Walter Pincus
    The former CIA official who coordinated U.S. intelligence on the Middle East until last year has accused the Bush administration of "cherry-picking" intelligence on Iraq to justify a decision it had already reached to go to war, and of ignoring warnings that the country could easily fall into violence and chaos after an invasion to overthrow Saddam Hussein. Paul R. Pillar, who was the national intelligence officer for the Near East and South Asia from 2000 to 2005, acknowledges the U.S. intelligence agencies' mistakes in concluding that Hussein's government possessed weapons of mass destruction. But he said those misjudgments did...
  • Letter to the Editor (regarding Washington Post "cartoon")

    02/01/2006 11:02:04 AM PST · by pajama pundit · 114 replies · 8,458+ views
    Letter Wed, 01 Feb 2006 | Dr. James Wasek
    Washington Post Editor-- As a military verteran, I am starting a grass-roots campaign that I plan to spread throughout the entire Washington DC metropolitan area: that is to have every single service member and veteran that currently receives the Post to UNSUBSCRIBE as a direct result of your callous, disrespectful decision to publish Mr. Toles' editorial cartoon on 29 January 2006. To place a wounded American soldier in the context of that cartoon was nothing less than a raging insult and a spit-in-the-face to every military member that has fought, is fighting or will fight for democracy. Can you even...
  • Joint Chiefs Send Rare Protest Letter to 'Wash Post' Over 'Reprehensible' Toles Cartoon

    02/01/2006 3:31:44 PM PST · by RWR8189 · 183 replies · 7,640+ views
    Editor & Publisher ^ | February 1, 2006 | Joe Strupp, Dave Astor and Greg Mitchell
    NEW YORK A Tom Toles editorial cartoon published in The Washington Post on Monday and on its Web site has drawn a very rare and very strong protest letter to the editors from all six members of The Joint Chiefs of Staff, E&P has learned. The letter, not yet published by the Post, charges that the six military leaders "believe you and Mr. Toles have done a disservice to your readers and your paper's reputation by using such a callous depiction of those who have volunteered to defend this nation, and as a result, have suffered traumatic and life-altering wounds....
  • "24 STAR" Letter - The Joint Chiefs of Staff letter to the WAPO

    02/01/2006 1:13:25 PM PST · by Natty Bumppo@frontier.net · 42 replies · 1,864+ views
    Office of the Secretary of Defense | 31 January 2006 | Joint Chiefs of Staff
    Mr. Philip Bennett Managing Editor, The Washington Post 1150 15th Street NW Washington, DC 20071 To The Editor of the Washington Post: We were extremely disappointed to see the editorial cartoon by Tom Toles on page B6 in the January 29 edition. Using the likeness of a service member who has lost his arms and legs in war as the central theme of a cartoon is beyond tasteless. Editorial cartoons are often designed to exaggerate issues - and your paper is obviously free to address any topic, including the state of readiness of today's Armed Forces. However, we believe you...
  • Joint Chiefs denounce Cartoon

    02/01/2006 10:15:30 AM PST · by CGASMIA68 · 71 replies · 4,183+ views
  • Comic Outrage

    02/02/2006 7:26:47 AM PST · by mal · 17 replies · 1,084+ views
    This week people have been doing more agonizing than laughing at newspaper cartoons. Not just Muslims, but now America’s military forces – and the rest of us who support our warriors – are disgusted by a cartoon. Specifically the cartoon drawn by Tom Toles and published in the Washington Post making light of an amputee recovering from battle wounds. Beyond being repulsed by cartoons, the two movements have nothing in common. Here is the statement sent by the Joint Chiefs of Staff to the Washington Post: We were extremely disappointed to see the Jan. 29 editorial cartoon by Tom Toles.
  • A Reprehensible Cartoon

    02/02/2006 7:46:47 AM PST · by Kaslin · 23 replies · 1,905+ views
    Washington Compost ^ | February 2, 2006
    Page A20We were extremely disappointed to see the Jan. 29 editorial cartoon by Tom Toles. Using the likeness of a service member who has lost his arms and legs in war as the central theme of a cartoon was beyond tasteless. Editorial cartoons are often designed to exaggerate issues, and The Post is obviously free to address any topic, including the state of readiness of the armed forces. However, The Post and Mr. Toles have done a disservice to readers and to The Post's reputation by using such a callous depiction of those who volunteered to defend this nation and,...
  • Rodgers left no suicide note

    01/19/2006 5:19:45 AM PST · by Graybeard58 · 49 replies · 1,358+ views
    Flagstaff Arizona Sun ^ | January 18, 2006 | Larry Hendricks
    His last hours in the Coconino County Jail were taken up with writing letters to friends. Then, he put his last will and testament, written in jail a week earlier, into a manila envelope and scribbled a note to have it delivered to his attorney. The next day, Dec. 22, 2005, Prescott resident William C. Rodgers, 40, was found dead in his cell, suffocated with plastic bags. Investigators are convinced the death was a suicide. Why did he do it? He appears to have left no clue. Coconino County Sheriff's Office detectives seized Rodgers' letters and will for the investigation....
  • Site Offers Clues to User in Web Chat With Ehrlich Aide (WaPo on MD4Bush - FR Mentioned)

    12/15/2005 10:10:59 PM PST · by conservative in nyc · 23 replies · 1,274+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 12/16/05 | Eric Rich
    The operators of a conservative Web site yesterday released three e-mail addresses they said were connected to the anonymous site user who drew a former aide to Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. (R) into discussions of a smear campaign against a political rival -- and one of the addresses matched that of a former state Democratic Party official. A spokesman for the Free Republic Web site said the account MD4BUSH was originally created by someone with access to the e-mail address ryanrock2004@yahoo.com . The address of record was changed twice, first to rodoherty@mddems.org and later to brianwaverly@yahoo.com , said Web...
  • Prune the Tree

    11/13/2005 11:12:41 AM PST · by Yogi-Twoworlds · 1 replies · 392+ views
    http://www.logicmuse.com ^ | 11/13/05 | Yogi Twoworlds
    The tree of government has far to many branches and it is past time to prune the groove. As President Bush came out swinging to defend his administration’s policy on Iraq the real issue remains obscure to the voting public. Aside from the connivance of target to expand the capitalist theory of world peace through economic control, to these eyes the effort in Iraq was a chance for the Department of Defense to prove that it was capable of fighting two wars at the same time while selling the voting public on it being one war. The C.I.A. had been...