From the daily archives: Monday, April 2, 2007

The NY Post Reports that Giuliani’s new wife used to kill dogs in product demonstrations for a surgical supply company.

WOOF- WOooff….

“Judith Giuliani once demonstrated surgical products for a controversial medical-supply company that used dogs – which were later killed – in operations whose only purpose was to sell equipment to doctors, The Post has learned.

“It was a horribly cruel, outrageous program,” Friends of Animals President Priscilla Feral said about the demonstrations of medical staplers on dogs conducted by U.S. Surgical Corp. employees during Giuliani’s tenure there in the late 1970s.

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Ghosts of Abu Ghraib

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Just finished watching this spectacular documentary I recorded on HBO called Ghosts of Abu Ghraib. It made an unimpeachable case that what we did at Abu Ghraib was torture, and that we did it to innocent people (ie, people who were held for up to five months and tortured before being released without being charged with any crime).

HBO doesn’t have any upcoming showings scheduled, but it’s worth your effort to find a copy to watch. It’s stunning.

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(ht Schecter and friends) Peter Brown, Asst. Director at the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute has a piece today about the dark cloud over Ohio for the GOP:

In fact, polls of Ohio voters are finding them less inclined to support GOP candidates, less likely to consider themselves Republican than in the recent past, and giving higher ratings to potential Democratic candidates with a consistency that should set off alarm bells at the Republican National Committee.

As we know, there’s many a slip twixt cup and lip. Ohio Dems should know this all too well, but the tea […]

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(via SCOTUSblog):

Massachusetts v. EPA: Ruling 5-4, the Supreme Court on Monday found that the federal government had the authority to regulate greenhouse gases that may contribute to global warming, and must examine anew the scientific evidence of a link between those gases contained in the exhausts of new cars and trucks and climate change. In the most important environmental ruling in years, the Court rebuffed the Environmental Protection Agency’s claim that regulating those gases was beyond its authority, and the agency’s claim that it need not take action even if it did have the power to do so. […]

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McCain: Step Away From Iraq

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Dear Senator McCain,

I have some advice for you. Step away ever so slowly from the Iraq War issue. You are getting pummeled sir. There is no upside. Start talking about illegal immigration, abortion, chocolate Jesus, or anything but Iraq.

No, on second thought. Keep going! This is great fun!

BAGHDAD – After a heavily guarded trip to a Baghdad market, Sen. John McCain (news, bio, voting record) insisted Sunday that a U.S.-Iraqi security crackdown in the capital was working and said Americans lacked a “full picture” of the progress. The U.S. military later reported six soldiers were killed […]

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