Tuesday, March 01, 2005

First he hates you, now your evil.


This time, Democratic Party chief Howard Dean didn't have to scream to get some attention.
The former presidential candidate told party faithful at a Kansas fundraiser last week that the party's conservative opponents are "evil". "This is a struggle of good and evil," he told the gathered activists, who paid $100 apiece to hear the new Democratic chairman. "And we're the good."

The Iraqi people speak!


More than 2,000 people demonstrated Tuesday at the site of a car bombing south of Baghdad that killed 125 people, chanting "No to terrorism!"
More than 2,000 people held the impromptu demonstration on front of the clinic, chanting "No to terrorism!" and "No to Baathism and Wahhabism!"
Wahhabism is a reference to adherents of the strict form of Sunni Islam preached by Osama bin Laden, while the Baath party was the political organization that ran Iraq under Saddam Hussein.

Thursday, February 17, 2005

And about that economy thing...


The number of Americans claiming initial jobless benefits fell unexpectedly by 2,000 last week to the lowest level in more than four years as the U.S. labor market continued to strengthen, a government report showed on Thursday.
First-time claims for state unemployment insurance aid dropped for the third consecutive time, to 302,000, in the week ended Feb. 12 from 304,000 in the previous week, the Labor Department Said. It said there were no special factors to account for the drop in claims.
Last week's decline marks the lowest level since October 2000, before the economy tipped into recession.