17 May 2006

New Executive Order Permits Intelligence Director To Authorize Telcos To Lie Without Violating Securities Law

Think Progress » New Executive Order Permits Intelligence Director To Authorize Telcos To Lie Without Violating Securities Law: "Ordinarily, a company that conceals their transactions and activities from the public would violate securities law. But an executive order signed by the President on May 5 allows the Director of National Intelligence, John Negroponte, to authorize a company to conceal activities related to national security. (See 15 U.S.C. 78m(b)(3)(A))"

16 May 2006

Hollywood vs Albinos?

CNN.com - 'Da Vinci' provokes widespread protests - May 16, 2006: "Michael McGowan, an albino who heads the organization, said 'The Da Vinci Code' will be the 68th movie since 1960 to feature an evil albino."

Obviously this list includes the twins from Matrix Reloaded, whom my wife drool over.

15 May 2006

Toyota beats US again

Toyota.com : Vehicles : Yaris

Just saw an ad for this car in some magazine and checked it out. 40 MPG highway. Where is Ford/Chevrolet/GMC's answer? Well Chevy has the Aveo I suppose, so I'll let them off the hook. I don't see anything on Ford's site (PS - a hybrid SUV still loses you points, dumbasses).

If only ...

Crooks and Liars has video of Al Gore's zomgjawesome intro on SNL this past weekend.

Thanks to CJ for the tip.

10 May 2006

Ten Ways to Drive Down Your Car Costs

This is some advice from Suze Orman, who normally frightens the hell out of me. Plus she recommended that a couple on Queer Eye get separate checking accounts, and that just doesn't jive with me. But this auto insurance write-up does:

Ten Ways to Drive Down Your Car Costs: Money Matters - Yahoo! Finance