:: 7.26.2004 ::
News items c/o Fark
I stopped getting my news from TV a long time ago. Mostly I now listen to NPR in the morning, check Fark during the day and watch The Daily Show at night. Thank God John Stewart signed on for 4 more years!!!
First of all, fuck Nader. He seems to have lost all perspective. I am all for bringing more voices into the debate, and I hate that we're stuck in a two-party system, but this is not the way to fix it. He was recently added to the presidential ballot in Michigan , thanks to over 43 thousand signatures submitted by Republicans; Nader's campaign only managed to scare up 5,400, way short of the 30,000 signature requirement. Yet he refuses to admit that this is a GOP ploy to screw with the Democrats - instead he continues to accuse the Dems of "dirty tricks" (those of you who read the Salon telephone interview with will recognise his new favorite phrase). Those involved with the scheme make no bones about their motives, either: "We saw it as an obvious opportunity to split the liberal base in a swing state," said Matt Kibbe, president and CEO of the conservative Citizens for a Sound Economy, which enlisted at least 400 of its local volunteers to help Nader get on the ballot in Oregon. Read it for yourself.
I had no idea that Wal-Mart and Costco had such different politics - and policies.
Wal-Mart has benefited from the president's opposition to raising the minimum wage, since some employees make less than $7 an hour, and from the Republican-controlled Congress's reluctance to make it easier for workers to unionize. Wal-Mart has no unions; about one-sixth of Costco's workers are represented by labor groups.Read more about it on Boston.com.
Now, this is just so cool. It's also a great argument for the preservation of species; what if shrimp had been "fished out" before we discovered the hemorrhage-controlling properties of chitosan, a substance derived from their shells?
McSweeney's has 82 reasons (and counting) to kick Dubya out of office in November.
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