Increasing number of Americans view Supreme Court as too conservative: “The percentage who said the court is ‘too conservative’ grew from 19 percent to 31 percent in the past two years, while those who said it is ‘generally balanced in its decisions’ declined from 55 percent to 47 percent.”
Sightings of massive “raptor-like” bird with alleged 15 to 20 ft. wingspan continue in Southwest: “(It) looked like what was possibly two people standing on top of a mountain up there. Something that big … I guess it kinda makes you feel like it could come over and carry you off if it wanted to.”
New York Times calls for the impeachment of Attorney General Alberto Gonzales: “As far as we can tell, there are three possible explanations for Mr. Gonzales’s talk about a dispute over other — unspecified — intelligence activities. One, he lied to Congress. Two, he used a bureaucratic dodge to mislead lawmakers and the public: the spying program was modified after Mr. Ashcroft refused to endorse it, which made it “different” from the one Mr. Bush has acknowledged. The third is that there was more wiretapping than has been disclosed, perhaps even purely domestic wiretapping, and Mr. Gonzales is helping Mr. Bush cover it up. Democratic lawmakers are asking for a special prosecutor to look into Mr. Gonzales’s words and deeds. Solicitor General Paul Clement has a last chance to show that the Justice Department is still minimally functional by fulfilling that request. If that does not happen, Congress should impeach Mr. Gonzales.”
Outed Tom Tancredo staffer Tyler Whitney leaves Tancredo’s campaign to work for openly gay mayoral candidate running for mayor of Flint, Michigan.
Provincetown belfry: the movie.
Rob Schneider slams Dina Lohan. Not sorry for drag depiction of Lindsay on The Tonight Show: “When Mrs. Lohan stops partying with her child, then I’ll have an ounce of respect for her! I don’t care if her parents are both crummy – you cannot blame your parents anymore. She’s not a kid. Lindsay, get it together, America will forgive you but you gotta do something positive with your life. I hope she does okay but at a certain point, there’s so many bigger problems in the world than Lindsay Lohan. I hope she gets her head out of her nice, cute little rear end and finds a life for herself. She’s very talented, and a special little actress but there are so many people out there who’d trade positions with her in a heartbeat and use it better than she is.”
Gay couple to move in to Wisteria Lane.
Man arrested for stabbing sea lion with steak knife: “Police said [Hai] Nguyen was fishing off a Newport pier about 12:30 p.m. when the sea lion apparently snatched the bait from his fishing pole. Becoming upset, authorities said Nguyen stabbed the animal with a steak knife. ‘It was close enough so he could just reach out and stab it in the water,’ said Sgt. Evan Sailor, a police spokesman. ‘A number of people witnessed it and called police.'”
An heiress no longer? Paris Hilton’s grandfather cuts off $59 million inheritance: “He was, and is, extremely embarrassed by how the Hilton name has been sullied by Paris. He doesn’t want to leave unearned wealth to his family.”
Pepsi’s Aquafina bottled water to disclose that it’s merely filtered tap.
The Incredible Hulk, version 2.0, revealed…
Lowes pulls its advertising from The O’Reilly Factor.
After Mitt Romney and Rudy Giuliani dodge the CNN/YouTube debate by saying they have “scheduling conflicts,” CNN calls their bluff and reschedules them: “It’s unclear whether the other candidates will actually participate in the rescheduled debate. Romney recently mocked the debate, stating, ‘I think the presidency ought to be held at a higher level than having to answer questions from a snowman,’ referring to a citizen dressed as a snowman who submitted a question about global warming.” Ron Paul, Tommy Thompson, and John McCain have all agreed to participate.
Photographer and filmmaker Sean Smith goes inside the Iraq surge.