Monday, October 25, 2004

"I didn't know what to do so I thought I'd do a hoe-down."

And John Kerry Didn't Personally Torture POWs In Vietnam? Snopes dismisses another paranoid rumor from the Right: a frivilous lawsuit from Senator John Edwards resulted in the current shortage of the flu vaccine. When an email describes how major pharmaceutical conglomerates in the US were making the vaccines with little profit "as a favor to us," you can easily tell it's bullshit.

American Consumer-Capitalism Spreads Its Light To The World Hooters is set to open the first of many restaurants in China, with plans to expand into India.

Kerry Throws US To Pack Of Wolves Update From FactCheck: "A new Bush ad claims Kerry supported cuts in intelligence “so deep they would have weakened America ’s defenses” against terrorists, and shows a pack of hungry-looking wolves preparing to attack. Actually, the cut Kerry proposed in 1994 amounted to less than 4 percent, as part of a proposal to cut many programs to reduce the deficit. And in 1995 Porter Goss, who is now Bush’s CIA Director, co-sponsored an even strong deficit-elimination measure that would have cut CIA personnel by 20 percent over five years. When asked about that at his confirmation hearings he didn't disavow it."

-The Sikh Geek