Dennis is the Atlantic's first hurricane this year and is the strongest to form in the Atlantic this early in the season since records began in 1851, the US National Hurricane Center (NHC) in Miami said.[ref]
President George W Bush [...] announce[d] that the US would support some sort of language accepting that human activity was causing global warming.[ref]
The 10km Run London event this weekend, which has been essentially co-opted by Nike, is bound to see a lot of protests owing to their ongoing use of sweatshop labour and well-documented disregard for employee health. Calls for action are popping up for meetings at the finish line.
SweatLondon is taking a different tack - rebelling against the "bunch of lefty morons" and organising a "counter protest", to "support Nike in their hour of need"...
United States of Canada + Jesusland
mirrored from: letsriot.com/stuff/new_map.jpg
There's even a route out:
Marry an American .ca says:
Open your heart, and your home. Marry an American. Legions of Canadians have already pledged to sacrifice their singlehood to save our southern neighbours from four more years of cowboy conservatism.
Both these via winnie
(The link above is to a mirror miscellaneousheathen.com; nice one guys).
The BBC is world-renowned for its impartial reporting. This series of images taken from the BBC News site of Bush/Kerry was spotted by Simon Wilcox and Paul Orrock. Apparently it didn't take long to come up with the series; about every page they looked at had the two candidates with similar expressions: Kerry looking calm and in control (even praying), while Bush has his appearance ranging from a mania to a monkey-face.
Mind you, this might just be an accurate portrayal ;-)
US rivals make closing arguments:
Can you find any more?
I don't intend to make a habit of posting links (there are a million others already doing it) but this SFGate article is so entertainingly written, alarming, and politically apposite I couldn't resist.
Imagine Bush filches another election in November. Nations mourn, black clouds gather, children cry, colons spasm, the remaining shreds of the American experiment wither and die.
And within a very short time, as many as 30 U.S. states have recriminalized abortion and made repressing women and hating sex fun again, as young American females everywhere who thought their right to choose was pretty much incontrovertible and indisputable and unfailing and who therefore didn't bother to vote in '00 or '04 suddenly go, oh holy freaking hell.
This is, after all, what so many women don't seem to know. That the Bush administration has already, in just a few short years, managed to roll back a truly astounding number of their basic rights, making it more difficult, for example, for doctors to perform abortions, or making it illegal for schools to discuss contraception or for hospitals to discuss pregnancy-termination options.
From demeaning and ineffectual abstinence-only programs to biased counseling to cutting all funding for international women's health organizations that provide care to poor women in third-world nations (hell, Bush hacked that one away in his first month in office), Dubya has done more than any president in the last 100 years to smack women upside their sexually empowered heads.