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posted by December 5 at 8:25 AMon
Hey! What’s the new giant gov’t plan that will spend at least $17 billion a year but has “no cost estimate” and establishes permanent bases? Nothing to do with Iraq, everything to do with moon bases. Moon bases. Involving lunar landers and polar craters.
Gates Opens: Hearings begin for a new defense secretary. Asked if the US is winning in Iraq, Bush’s top candidate, Robert Gates, says, “No, sir.”
Getting rid of Big Government: Fiji’s president dissolves the country’s Parliament, apparently in conjuction with a military coup. The Prime Minister is holed up in his office, refusing to leave.
Married at 4, murdered at 12: In Afghanistan, much-needed women’s shelters are open, but always in danger of attack from angry husbands… and the patriarchal justice system.
Photo developments: Using photographs and video it says proves Hezbollah fired on soldiers from residential neighborhoods, Israel defends itself from war crime accusations.
“Bush is the Devil” candidate re-elected in Venezuela, but Latin America is actually more moderate as a whole.
Obey God, buy me a jet: Fundie fraud Benny Hinn asks followers to send in $1,000 each toward the purchase of his Gulfstream “ministry tool” which will be christened Dove One.
More photo developments: The Department of Justice begins an investigation of sexual abuse and inadequate disease control at King County Jail, where last week a guard was convicted of photographing an inmate’s breasts.
Homeless deaths continue to rise in Seattle — in 2005, there were 94.
In hetero parents news: Drunk baby dropped off at a hospital in America’s homo-hating capital, Colorado Springs.