Friday, April 15, 2005


Well John Negroponte was approved as the nominee for the head of the National Intelligence Director. It goes to the whole senate next I think. I read a bit more on his background and it seems he was involved with covert funding for the Contras in Nicaragua as well as the coverup of human rights violations by CIA trained operatives in Honduras. Charming.

The Senate voted to stop government spending on propaganda videos. At least the Democrats were calling it propaganda. And it's not going to stop groups from producing them, just wasting our taxpayer money paying for them.

Armstrong Williams. No idea who he is (besides a neocon) but he was paid $240k last year to promote the "No Child Left Behind" crap. And the White House refused an interview by the Education Department. Sounds suspicious to me but then that's the watchword of this administration, "behind closed doors".

Speaking of which I heard a piece on NPR this morning about the President's annual meeting with newspaper editors. Seems they were taking him to task for being so restrictive on releasing information. He, of course, trotted out the 'we're at war' bit. News for you dude, we've been at war with the terrorist since the early 1980s.


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