Monthly Archives: April 2007

Deal? No Deal!

In typical fashion, Paul D. Wolfowitz, a long time Bushliburton administration operative, took a hard line, rebuting growing calls for his dismissal as president of the World Bank, stating:
“The goal of this smear campaign, I believe, is to create a self-fulfilling prophecy that I am an ineffective leader and must step down for that reason […]

The Criminal Mind

Blind Love Leads To Incarceration
Antonio Moreno, of Inglewood, California had a problem.  He was in love.  The love of his life, however, lives in Santa Barbara, California, about 100 miles distant, and Antonio did not have any wheels of his own, let alone a driver’s license.  But the ever resourceful Antonio figured out a perfect […]

Taking Us To The Dark Side…

and it is not pretty.
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The story of an innocent Afghan taxi driver, captured by U.S. forces, taken to Bagram Air Force Base and ultimately tortured to death, during George W. Bush’s watch.  The documentary film Taxi To The Dark Side has its debut at the Tribeca Film Festival tomorrow. 
How much longer will the American people […]

Renowned Feline Specialist Gives His All For A Cat

As reported today in the Los Angeles Times, James Richards, the director of the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine’s Feline Health Center was killed yesterday, while riding on his motorcycle.  Apparently he tried to avoid running over a cat that was on the road, which resulted in his fatality in the crash of his […]

Setting The Record Straight

Jessica Lynch set the record straight today during her testimony before the House Committee on Oversight & Reform.  Ms. Lynch does not consider herself a hero, as made out by the Army and the Administration in the early days of the Iraq war, it is apparent that she considers herself an abused tool of the […]

Liviu Librescu: An Example Of Mankind At It’s Best

BFD honors the memory of Liviu Librescu, 76, Holocaust survivor, husband, father, teacher, hero.

This was a man who survived arguably one of the worst eras in human history, who prevailed, who became educated, who contributed to the advancement of society, who gave back through his teaching, who, having a deep understanding of the value of […]

The Catholic Church: Breaking One Commandment Was Not Enough

Note: previously reported here was the first, and we thought, the only instance of the Catholic church going to extraordinary lengths to avoid their responsibility by breaking one of the ten commandments, we were too optimistic. 
Apparently breaking the 9th commandment (old testament, 8th commandment for Catholics) was not enough for the San Diego diocese of the Catholic […]

Modern Warfare: Pocket Forms To Claim Reparations

Are you a citizen of Iraq and have you suffered damage by U.S. military operations?  Well the U.S. Army has been thinking about you and equipped its personnel with the IRAQI CLAIMS POCKET CARD.  As reported by Paul von Zielbauer in the New YorkTimes, the military has handed out $32,000,000 in cash payments to Afghanis […]

On Second Thought…

Maybe it was not such a great idea.  As previously noted here on BFD, 20 Brachylagus idahoensis, commonly known as pygmy rabbits, were returned to the wild by authorities in Washington state.  This was an attempt to repopulate the nearly extinct little cuddly guys and gals.  It seems, as noted in this piece published by the […]

Alas, Allied No More

In business for 61 years, Allied Model Trains, in Culver City, California, which bills itself as the largest model train store in the world has been sold.  The shop in a building that was built to replicate Los Angeles’ Union Station will be moved to a storefront across the street.
Why the new owners would give up […]

Need To Get It Off Your Chest?

There is a new blog, just for you, Dear So and So.
It’s mission, as stated by it’s author:
“It’s anger bubbling just under the surface. That guy who cut you off in the parking lot or the idiot who deliberately threw a fist full of french fries out his car window, laughing as they stuck to […]

Pack Your Bags, Alberto!

Your goose is about cooked.

Alberto Gonzales, soon to be former U.S. Attorney General

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