Thursday, September 21, 2006

Bush fights GOP revolt over terror bill - Yahoo! News: "Bush took vehement exception when asked about Powell's assertion that the world might doubt the moral basis of the fight against terror if lawmakers went along with the administration's proposal to come up with a U.S. interpretation of the Geneva Convention's ban on 'outrages upon personal dignity.'
'If there's any comparison between the compassion and decency of the American people and the terrorist tactics of extremists, it's flawed logic,' Bush said. 'It's just -- I simply can't accept that.'
Growing animated, he said, 'It's unacceptable to think that there's any kind of comparison between the behavior of the United States of America and the action of Islamic extremists who kill innocent women and children to achieve an objective.'"

Because, of course, as Americans, we are just inherently better than the terrorists, not because we do follow codes like the Geneva Convention...

Monday, September 18, 2006

Yahoo! TV Fall 2006 Preview

Thank you, NBC, for putting the complete first episode of Heroes online. CBS has their comedy/CSI juggernaut, but between this and Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip, I think I'll be tuning in to you guys.
Man Of Action | TGIF: "So, Friday's here already and the MOA crew is up to their collective armpits in BEN 10 DVD stuff. Yesterday, Duncan recorded a commentary track for an episode of the Season 1 DVD release. Today is more interviews, photos, personal humiliation, etc...

Now, don't ask me when the DVD is gonna' come out. I have no idea. But, whenever it drops, it appears that it'll be loaded with extra content, so all you kids out there can tell your parents that they'll be getting their money's worth, no doubt about it."
Great new stuff from Pixi! - Doubleclix's Blog: "Pixi has announced its September 2006 collection of metal Asterix figurines, and there will be plenty to gawk at: Timandahaf, Pepe and Gluteus Maximus are some of the celebrities in this new series, which you can see on the Pixi page in the licensing directory on, to be found in Mrs. Geriatrix' hut. "
SCI FI Wire | The News Service of the SCI FI Channel: "USA Network ordered up a 13-episode sixth season of its hit supernatural thriller series The Dead Zone, starring Anthony Michael Hall, Variety reported. The basic cable network also gave an order for a 16-episode second season of Psych, its comic one-hour show about an investigator who pretends to have paranormal abilities.