liaku: (owen bang bang)
This has got to be one of the best interviews ever given, and certainly the best journalism I've seen ever. Jon Stewart was fantastic. He was prepared, he was ready, he refused to let Jim go when he ducked a question, his questions were insightful, tough, and he was just plain brilliant.

I really didn't expect it. He's always been so lame whenever he got a chance to interview someone worth interviewing. On CNN's Crossfire during the 2004 elections, he answered an accusation that he was a total suck-up in his interviews, which he is, and he argues that he's just a comedy show. I actually found the clip, so I say you should check it out:



The episode kinda massacred the end of the interview. Actually, they trimmed quite a bit, and while most of the important, I think the uncut version is worth seeing. So click the link and watch it.
liaku: (obama marshmallow)
Proud to have been an Obama supporter since the very start.

I've been ignoring my newspapers and blogs and generally staying uninformed for the last semester, but now I remember with a startling clarity exactly why Barack Obama has a stupid amount of my money.  It's a good feeling.  I needed the reminder.

I think our generation, with the definition of "my" generation being those that were too young to remember any of Clinton's accomplishments and grew up under the Bush regime, needs this.  By this, I don't mean a democrat in the White House (although that's nice), but I mean quite literally hope.  A renewed trust in politics.  We're all so cynical.  No one trusts the government.  No one trusts that anyone in power means to do good, or if they do mean good, no one believes they can possibly get anything done.  What's worse are people so world-weary that they don't believe the government cares or that their vote matters.  There's something distinctly unsettling about growing up in America, yet not believing your voice matters.

Also: if any of you back home complains about the cold, we've got over three feet of snow here, so shut up.

ETA: Cheney had a 13% approval raiding leaving office?  Holy shit.

liaku: (Default)
NYTimes: Iraqi Cabinet Approves Security Pact With U.S.
CNN: Iraq's Cabinet approves U.S. security pact

The Iraqi Cabinet on Sunday approved a security pact that would set the terms for U.S. troops in Iraq.

The agreement sets June 30, 2009, as the deadline for U.S. troops to withdraw from all Iraqi cities and towns, Iraqi government spokesman Ali al-Dabbagh said.

The date for all troops to leave Iraq will be December 31, 2011, he said.

These dates are "set and fixed" and are "not subject to the circumstances on the ground," he said.






About time, Iraq.
liaku: (elisabeth felix/annemieke)
I applaud this man, and I think this vid deserves to be watched.



In other news, I'm thinking about buying a Macbook.
liaku: (Default)
I just found this today. This is the opening of the Daily Show from Sept 11, 2001. Didn't try very hard, but I couldn't find the episode in its entirety, but this is good enough, I think.  The last minute is beautiful.



ETA: While I'm embedding videos, watch this one if you haven't already:
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Okay, now that's just playing dirty. My first thought was that the ad was playing on the celeb thing and floundering about and going nowhere with it. I zoned out until the Moses clip. For the people that don't know anything about Christianity: the ad is very obviously attempting to label Obama as the Antichrist.

...I've got to admit that I kinda want one of the antichrist t-shirts. They amuse me, and the O with horns is really very cute.

In other news, Edwards has admitted having an affair just before the Olympics begin. Quite frankly, I don't care whether or not he's keeping it in his pants or not, though it's certainly in bad taste given his wife and all, but seriously? Is there a more cowardly day to come clean about this?
liaku: (democrat xing)
Dennis Kucinich is standing in the House reading 35 articles of impeachment against one George Bush.  Broadcasted on C-SPAN live right now.  I am, uh, not watching, because 35 articles is a lot.  He's been talking for four hours now and still going apparenly.  From what I hear, Kucinich is actually doing a very good job with this presentation even though the House is likely to totally ignore him anyway.
liaku: (obama speech)
Wewt. +52% in Hawaii, +18% in Wisconsin.

Hillary has now lost ten states in a row.

ETA: Bush's approval rating drops to 19%.  I almost find that too low to believe.  He's a bad president, sure, but he's not that bad.  I mean, 19%?

ETA: Very outdated, but still amusing... Apple's Record Results Sends Shares Tumbling.  Yeah, you read that right.
liaku: (Default)
Refer to topic.  Compilation of reports here.

Fidel Castro is stepping down.  Fidel Castro is stepping down.

Wow.

ETA: Supreme Court turns down domestic spying case.  Freaking conservative majority.  Also, Castro's brother Raul is taking his place, so chances are that nothing's going to change, but even so.

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