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Electric Car Technology is Here: So Why Wait For Hydrogen Fuel Cells?

I just saw the documentary Who Killed the Electric Car? last night. I'll spare you a full review, but I would strongly recommend seeing this movie as it illustrates that alternatives to conventional gas guzzlers, in the form of electric cars and hybrids, exist right now.

DHS Official Charged With Internet Pervin'

Brian J. Doyle, A US Department of Homeland Security deputy press secretary, was charged with getting too friendly, via the Internet, with a 14-year-old girl. The "girl" was actually an undercover detective working for Polk County.

Doyle, who has numerous sexy conversations with the "girl" and sent her pornographic files, faces a charge of transmission of harmful material to a minor.

Jack Abramoff Gets 5 Years, 10 Months Jail Time

Jack Abramoff, because of his "religious dedication", received the minimum possible sentence for the charges against him. Abramoff received a 5 years, 10 months, sentence for committing fraud in the purchase of a fleet of gambling boats.

Abramoff has yet to be charged for bribing congressmen and defrauding his clients. He won't be incarcerated for his current charges for a few months as his testimony is needed in these other investigations.

Bush Chief of Staff Resigns

Andrew "Andy" Card, Bush Administration Chief of Staff, announced his resignation last Tuesday, most likely because of Bush's current low approval ratings. Card will be succeeded by Joshua Bolten, son of a CIA employee and current head of the Office of Management and Budget.

Four Generations of Bush Family Arms Industry Involvement

George W. Bush lied to lead America to war and, in the process, is making a lot of money for his network.

Most people don't know how far the Bush tradition of working in government, while having arms industry interests, goes.

32 US Congressman Call For Impeachment Committee

32 congressmen are working to get the ball rolling on impeaching Bush for misleading the US into the Iraq war.

Source: Raw Story.

Bush Admin Interior Secretary With Ties to Abramoff Resigns

Interior Secretary Gale Norton resigned today. Norton, introduced to Abramoff by Tom Delay, was alleged to have done favors for Abramoff. Abramoff, in turn, got his clients to donate money to a conversative environmental group founded by Norton. The photo at right shows Norton (in center) with Abramoff (at right).

Source: Raw Story

Republican Group Sends Tax Form Lookalikes To Con Money

The National Republican Senatorial Committee has sent out donation forms designed to look like tax returns.

These forms have "Return Enclosed" printed on the bottom and are sent to "U.S. Individual Resident". The language of the form implies that one is legally obligated to return it. For example, text from the form:

Vanity Fair Releases PDF Preview of Abramoff Article

Vanity Fair, usually protective of their content before publication, has released a PDF of an article that will be published in their next issue.

The article is a talk with Jack Abramoff about his current predicament and his relationships with prominent Republicans, many who claim they don't know him or, as Bush said, don't recall meeting him. Abramoff apparently has a stash of photographs of himself with many of these folks (including Bush) that he plans to sell.

Former Republican Congressman Sentenced to Eight+ Years

Randy "Duke" Cunningham, a Republican congressman who resigned last November, has been sentenced to more than eight years in prison for corruption. The #3 guy at the CIA, Executive Director Kyle "Dusty" Foggo (I guess these guys like nicknames because it makes them more "mob"), is currently being investigated by the CIA as he oversaw at least one of Cunningham's contracts.