Thursday, May 11, 2006

This has political catastrophe written all over it:

President Bush said Thursday the government is "not mining or trolling through the personal lives of millions of innocent Americans" with a reported program to create a massive database of U.S. phone calls.
I know that this is simply a pen-register, which has been upheld by the Supreme Court—but it's not going to sound good to the average American.

Monday, May 08, 2006

Blood for Oil!
Don't believe me? Check it out for yourself.

Reproduced in full (don't sue me, James), from a segment on James Taranto's Best of the Web Today:

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey is having trouble finding tenants for the Freedom Tower, the 1,776-foot building planned for the World Trade Center site, The Wall Street Journal reports. "Private businesses scoffed at locating in a tall, high-profile building on the site of two terrorist attacks," the Journal reports, and the Port Authority itself is "opting instead for less-visible buildings on the Ground Zero site."

As a result, the tower is "likely to be a government citadel housing federal law-enforcement groups among other government agencies--possibly enhancing its profile as a terrorist target."

Here's a crazy thought: Why not make a floor or two near the top into a supermax prison, and use it to house Zacarias Moussaoui and other convicted terrorists?"