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Thursday, October 09, 2008

Lightning Round--Tonight at the Planetarium, It's Laser McCain!

by Jay Allbritton
Political Machine: David Knowles takes a look at that $3 million projector McCain kept going on about at the debate. The war on science continues.

Ragebot!: AIG parties like it's 1929.

Monkeyfister: MF had some very kind words for this blog and I would like to encourage all of you who are not familiar with that blog to check it out because MF has been doing fine work for a very long time.

Swampland: When Joe Klein crushes you it's all over (h/t Seamus).

Prefix: David Grohl says McCain's not his hero. Well, not really. I just like the way that sounds. Here's what the band said in a press release:
This isn't the first time the McCain campaign has used a song without making any attempt to get approval or permission from the artist. It's frustrating and infuriating that someone who claims to speak for the American people would repeatedly show such little respect for creativity and intellectual property. The saddest thing about this is that 'My Hero' was written as a celebration of the common man and his extraordinary potential. To have it appropriated without our knowledge and used in a manner that perverts the original sentiment of the lyric just tarnishes the song. We hope that the McCain campaign will do the right thing and stop using our song--and start asking artists' permission in general!
BBC: Fresh off embarrassing the shit out of the American right wing, the Nobel people have their sights set on China.

Huffington Post: We need to get out of the business of "collateral damage". Ringing up 30 civilians at a time in widely ignored stories several times a month in Iraq and Afghanistan is no way to accomplish whatever our goals are supposed to be in these countries we're occupying.

Media Matters: The hilarious saga of Jerome Corsi continues. Maybe he'll gather enough material on his adventures to write a book when he finds his way home.

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