Archive for October, 2003

Fox News fair and balanced morning memo

October 31, 2003

In case anyone missed this, it’s a must read from Jim Romenesko’s blog. A little inside info from a former Fox News editor: From MATT GROSS, assistant editor, New York magazine: As a former editor at Foxnews.com — and therefore clearly a disgruntled ex-employee — let me just say that the right-wing bias was there [...]

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“Dark Clouds” over Iraq?

October 31, 2003

(note: “dark clouds” is a reference to this earlier post) More from Atrios Hajji Yay! Yet another cute nickname! BAGHDAD, Iraq World War II had its “krauts,” Vietnam had its “gooks,” and now, the war on terrorism has its own dehumanizing name: “hajji.” That’s what many U.S. troops across Iraq and in coalition bases [...]

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UN-redacted DOJ report from The Memory Hole

October 31, 2003

The Memory Hole brings us the full text of the heavily censored report on workforce diversity the Justice Department released last week. There are many many sections in this report that the Justice Department did not want you to see, but they screwed up. By posting the redacted report in Adobe Acrobat searchable format, they [...]

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Backward panhandle towns racist present catches up to it

October 31, 2003

To me, this was not a surprise, as Ive traveled through this general area of Florida on a few occasions and have always experienced a sense of being unwelcome. Strict blue laws and a general sense of intolerance are the things I remember most about those trips. On one occasion, some rednecks in a Ford [...]

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SXSW Band Roundup

October 30, 2003

UPDATE 12/31/2003 Whos playing? Heres a list of the 7 bands who have been invited to perform at the Tampa Music Showcase in Austin this March: Here are the 7 bands with 2 alternates: Shotgun Wedding (private chinaski) Rebekah Pulley Crippled Masters Anna O Red Tide Auditorium Willie Lomax Blues Revue John McNicholas Four Star [...]

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LaBrake is a scumbag

October 30, 2003

TT: Contamination of city land that once housed a chemical company threatens groundwater supplies in a Tampa neighborhood, officials said Wednesday. High levels of petroleum, heavy metals and dry-cleaning solvents have been detected at 1529 W. La Salle St., former site of the defunct Tarpon Chemical and Supply Co. east of Rome Avenue and south [...]

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Christian love

October 30, 2003

TT: An 18-year-old student has sued a Christian school, alleging he was expelled three days after he told a teacher he was gay. Jeffrey Woodard said a teacher pulled him out of Bible class at Jupiter Christian School in August and asked him in confidence whether he is gay. When Woodard answered “yes,” a school [...]

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Judge jilts Jeb!

October 30, 2003

Jeb and the sugar industry managed to get the long-serving judge who was overseeing the court ordered Everglades cleanup fired, figuring that they’d do better with someone less familiar with the case. Oops… A federal judge agreed with environmental groups and an Indian tribe Wednesday to appoint an expert to monitor Everglades pollution cleanup, in [...]

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Greenpeace unwelcome

October 28, 2003

SP Times The Port of Miami refused to allow a Greenpeace ship to dock Monday, saying it poses security problems. Greenpeace, an environmental activist group, requested a one-week berth for the 237-foot Esperanza, a retrofitted Soviet navy icebreaker used to highlight its campaigns. It wanted to resupply the ship, change its crew and conduct onboard [...]

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Today on MourningWood

October 28, 2003
Today on MourningWood

Live? on community radio: WMNF 88.5FM in Tampa, and streaming at wmnf.org. 4-6 am. The MourningWood Halloween Special, featuring DJ DeadWood! MP3 List hour 1 MP3 List hour 2 Live playlist The Gashlycrumb Tinies – by Edward Gorey, to be read between 4 and 5am. Tractatus Ridiculous, by Adam Engel, to be read between 5 [...]

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