FutureFarmers have released another thought provoking Flash site that is designed to make you think. Thsi time you get to play at running the country after a terrorist attack (where did they get that idea). Manage the budget, fight for oil and don't piss off big business (or they will assassinate you).
FutureFarmers have a long history of making Flash content with a political message. Their They Rule
site recently won a Net Excellence award from ARS Electronica, and their Texas Draw
site has been featured here.
made history today being the first U.S. President [in or out of office] to visit Cuba since 1959
. At the initial press conference Mr. Carter switched from English to Spanish, in reverence to his host
[his Spanish was actually pretty good]. What can Mr. Carter hope
to achieve this week and how does his action [albeit as a private citizen] affect the current administration?
THESE PAGES ARE EMBARGOED UNTIL REAGAN'S DEATH.
Like looking into the future, Scripps Howard News Service has produced a 12 page newspaper insert that serves as a touching tribute to Ronald Reagan. Promise not to read any of it until he's really dead, okay?
Experiences of voting in Zimbabwe
- BBC News Online has a forum where it is displaying emails from Zimbabwe about voter's experiences in the current presidential poll
. I think the BBC are using their status responsibly in providing direct information about the conditions there.
Message to Pres. Bush: Please stop kissing Saudi butt and kindly tell them to go to hell!
Bandar was instructed to cut off further discussion between the two countries. The time had come to "get busy rearranging our lives in the Middle East." Bandar's message was a shock to the Bush administration... But over the next two days, the United States went to extraordinary lengths to try to repair the relationship, its closest with any Arab country, finally satisfying the Saudis with a personal letter to Abdullah from the President himself.
"The President" Urges You to Speak Out Against Drilling in the Arctic Refuge
Martin Sheen takes advantage of his bully pulpit. "I'm not a president, but I play one on TV."
"The New P.C." Post 9/11 Political Correctness: "In the new p.c., anyone who says anything critical about the president or his administration is branded an anti-American akin to the Marin County Taliban,"
writes Frank Rich in the New York Times. The old p.c. died when Bill Maher's "Politically Incorrect"
was nearly cancelled. Where will the new p.c. take us in the 21st century? (more inside)
Seeing as Camp David has now taken on new importance
for President Bush [NYTimes link], now might be a fun time to take a tour
(sort-of) of the highly secretive
compound. Or perhaps you would like a more detailed history
of the Presidential retreat, or even some personal stories
as told by people "in the know." (Though for the life of me I can't find more info on the person who developed these sites.)
Bush's bullhorn speech
The most genuine public show of emotion I think I've seen from the president. There has been a lot of criticism of his cue-card reading, but to me this was a refreshing change!
More info leaked
on the reasoning behind the claims that the President was specifically targeted on Tuesday. Seems to raise a lot more questions than it answers, to me.
john cusack for president Why Shouldn't John Cusack be President?
He made the tough decisions in Grosse Pointe Blank.
He couldn't be bought in Eight Men Out.
He's cooler than John Malkovich
And we like his politics so far.
interesting. what actor do you think should be president? and why?
Should presidential family members
be protected from press scrutiny when they break the law? Does majority matter? Will they lose the opportunity for federal aid
if they get busted with a joint?
Oz Revealed: The man behind President Bush.
"Under [Karl] Rove's guidance, Bush has unrolled initiatives based on his campaign promises, according to a preconceived schedule with virtually no negotiation or modification. Critics say such unilateral actions will backfire and are not conducive to results."
Hillary rules out running for president - ever!
Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton yesterday ruled out ever running for president - a startling declaration that even seemed to leave her own aides stunned. And a domain
Palm Beach Butterfly Ballot Reportedly Cost Gore
"The newspaper said the ballot confusion also hurt President George W. Bush; 1,631 people voted for both Bush and Buchanan, whose hole was directly under that of Bush"
It t'was foretold by the ancients!
"Come the millennium, month twelve,
In the home of the greatest power,
The village idiot will come forth
To be acclaimed the leader."
- Nostradamus 
I consider myself someone with mental fortitude. I consider myself not given to listen to foolish ramblings of portents. But in this case I must concede!
Clinton stressed that most of the people he would pardon have long since paid their debt to society and that the main intent of his executive action was to lift restrictions on voting and employment.
That explains why Patti Hearst and the presidents brother gets one, and Leonard Peltier does not. I guess Bill know which side his is buttered on, and realizes he is going to be spending way more time with the FBI than with Indians in the coming years.
Who else should have been pardoned? Who should not have?
Spent half of last night on the streets
with around a million other people; my feet still smart from standing up so long, but we've finally kicked the f**cker out
Presidency Resolved: 'El Presidente' Appoints Self to Settle Dispute.
Full transcript available. Nota Bene: This ain't no ordinary can o' beans. It's the Real McCoy. Read... and remember to vote.
Clinton tells Rolling Stone: 'I probably would have run again'
"Does he think he'd have been a three-time winner?
"Yes. I do. But it's hard to say, because it's entirely academic," Clinton said."
University "journalist" threatens the President's life.
How stupid do you have to be??? Don't they know that threatening the President's life, even in a joking manner is a Felony Offense
The best president you'll never have, Martin Sheen of The West Wing
, has some interesting things to say about George W. Bush's alcoholism
Sayeth Sheen: "When it was revealed that he had a DWI [a charge of driving while impaired], he said he kept it a secret because he didn't want his daughters to know. That is so much horseshit… In the [twelve step] program, we say very clearly: The only things that hurt us are our secrets... I don't go after him because I think he lacks character. It's obvious to me how little character he possesses."
Give the future President (either one) a face lift!
You've had your chance to vote, now really make a difference and help these homely men out.
George Bush DUI in Maine.
Impregnates a 15 year old girl, caught drunk driving in Maine - are there any laws he hasn't broken?
Bill clinton hangs out with Esquire
The cover of the new Esquire had all the right-wing goofballs up in arms on Politically Incorrect tonight. Personally I don't see anything wrong with it, but then I am not want to spend $60 million looking for something dirty in everything the President does.
Where can I get this as a poster?
Al Gore has decided on Sen. Joseph Lieberman (D-CT) as his VP nominee,
sez someone who ratted to the AP. I suppose there's a small chance they're just leaking this now to test public and media reaction before making a final fianl decision, but I doubt it.
A bizarre side of the Clinton presidency.
It seems that during the White House Correspondents dinner the Clinton camp displayed a short comedy movie called 'The Final Days'. I saw a few snippets on Britan's Channel 5 and was SHOCKED. I just didn't belive it... As I watched it I felt like I was watching a skit on Leno. Mind-boggling.
He has more flair than Ralph Nader
and he advocates lowering the voting age to five. How could you object to Jello Biafra for President
I came across this 6Mb movie montage
of Dan Quayle. Pure genius. I wonder if his 2000 Presidental bid is still going strong.