Does the Fox News Channel support terrorists? Well, yes they do. Palestinian terrorists were paid $2 million from Fox News to ensure the release of kidnapped "journalists" Steve Centanni and Olaf Wiig who were kidnapped in Gaza earlier in the year. The terrorists, from the Gaza-based Popular Resistance Committees, said they used the money to buy weapons to "hit the Zionists." On behalf of any dead Jews that were killed as a result of Fox News's terrorist support plan -- Fuck You Hypocrites! How many more abductions will take place now that these scumbags know they can get a huge payday by kidnapping Americans. Fox is the lowest of the low.
Now that the Democrats have the majority in the Senate, hearing will be held on global warming. Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA), who will be the chair of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, will finally address the issue in a meaningful way. The former chair, Oklahoma's James Inhoffe (perhaps the stupidest man ever to hold the job of Senator), said that global warming is a "hoax" and has blocked all funding to combat the problem. Finally, some sanity will return to the environment committee.
You know how conservatives are constantly whining about the need to regulate the internet to "protect the children" from porn? Seems like this is yet another conservative myth. According to a new study, only 1% of all internet sites feature explicit sexual content. The results of the new study have been presented in federal court in a lawsuit being brought against Attorney General Alberto "the torturer" Gonzalez by the ACLU. The study was commissioned by the Justice Department, but because the results of the study do not match the Bush Administration's position, they tried to supress it. "One of the things we think came out of the government's study is that the chance of running into graphic content on the Web when filters are on is extremely low,'' said Catherine Crump, staff attorney at the American Civil Liberties Union.
Trent Lott is back in the leadership of the Republican Party. Today, he won the post of Minority Whip in the Senate. Lott used to be the Majority Leader until 2002 when his praise for the 1948 candidacy of segregationist Dixiecrat Strom Thurmond for President caused his ouster. Thurmond is not worthy of praise of any sort. He is known for leading the longest ever Senate filibuster against the Civil Rights Act of 1957, he raped a black woman that worked for his family in the 1920s and subsequently a child was born (Thurmond never publily acknowledged the child was his), and though some claim Thurmond became more "moderate" on issues of race, he never repudiated his defense of segregation.
Despite numerous allegations of personal and professional misconduct, the Bush Administration has once again nominated Kenneth Tomlinson for an administration position. He has been nominated again to head the Broadcasting Board of Governors. The board "oversees Voice of America, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, Radio Free Asia, Radio and TV Marti, broadcasting initiatives in the Middle East and other nonmilitary U.S. broadcasting overseas." In a report by the State Department's inspector general, Tomlinson was found to have "misused government funds" in his position. Tomlinson's name became known nationally when he was forced to step down from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting for violating his office's code of ethics by promoting conservative programming, and cutting funding for programs he deemed "liberal."