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And what are the 22% thinking?

Frankly, it takes talent to suck this bad: President Bush will leave office as one of the most unpopular departing presidents in history, according to a new CBS News/New York Times poll showing Mr. Bush’s final approval rating at 22 percent. Seventy-three percent say they disapprove of the way Mr. Bush has handled his job…

Sadly true …

Let’s face it: When George W. Bush claims he’s “kept us safe,” it’s kind of like the babysitter who lets the toddler wander into traffic the first hour she’s on the job, then herds all the remaining kids into the basement and locks them in to compensate. So when the parents get home, she says:…

Apparently the Department of Defense?s claim this week that ?61, in all, former Guantánamo detainees are confirmed or suspected of returning to the fight? is purely imaginary. States Professor Mark Denbeaux of Seton Hall University: They have included people who have never even set foot in Guantánamo?much less were they released from there. They have…

Physioprof may be declared illegal in South Carolina and subject to fines up to $5000 and up to five years imprisonment. Details here. And you can thank this guy.

Eight years of craziness by the numbers

Minimum number of laws that Bush signing statements have exempted his administration from following: 1,069 Portion of Baghdad residents in 2007 who had a family member or friend wounded or killed since 2003: 3/4 Portion of all U.S. income gains during the Bush Administration that have gone to the top 1 percent of earners: 3/4…

You’re #43

For the second year running, you – yes, YOU, laddie! – have made the BEAST 50 Most Loathsome People in America. A slip from last year?s #9 slot, but an appearance none the less: 43. You Charges: You think it?s your patriotic duty to spend money you don?t have on crap you don?t need. You…

A little quiz for the afternoon

According to the Intercollegiate Studies Institute “Americans fail a basic test on their history and institutions” with an average score of 49% (college educators apparently score 55%, and office-holders 44%). I scored 88% (29 out of 33)… I put that down to not being a product of the American school system Some of the questions…

Ironic Statement of the Month

“I feel like [Obama] is an elitist” says a blue-collar single mom who supported Hillary Clinton and has now decided to support McCain. Just joking! The statement was made by Lynn Forester de Rothschild, CEO of EL Rothschild and wife of international banker Sir Evelyn de Rothschild, whom happens to live in New York and…

Lipstick on a pig

Yes, it’s Sarah Palin. And it has nothing to do with creationism. Read more here.