New York Plans Official City Condom

Here's a sneak peek of some of the distinctive, "jazzy designs" for the wrapper.

New York Plans Official City Condom

Jan 25 2:19 PM US/Eastern

Associated Press Writer

NEW YORK (AP) -- Available soon from City Hall: an official New York condom in a jazzy wrapper, perhaps one printed with a colorful subway map or some other city theme.

New York City hands out 1.5 million free condoms a month in ordinary wrappers, and health officials figure people would be more likely to actually use them if the packaging were more distinctive.

"Brands work, and people use branded items more than they use non- branded items, whether it's a cola or a medicine, even," Health Commissioner Thomas Frieden said.

(Video) - "BushTrek: The Voyages of Starship Enron's Prize"

For anyone who hasn’t seen it, this is hilarious and basically a great LIHOP statement. Although I don't personally agree completely with some of points made like "Petroleum - the final reserves" (Peak Oil etc). From, made in 2002.

Wonkette: "Because the 9/11 Commission Report Is Fiction, Get It?"

"Google’s home page has this little “How to of the Day” feature with links to WikiHow, “The How-To Manual That Anyone Can Write or Edit.”

Because political reality isn’t outrageous enough, today we learn how to write political fiction. For a truly successful work of political fiction, you apparently need to pull off a huge “terrorist attack” and then get some bogus congressional committee to collect all the “evidence” in a “report.” Instant bestseller!

UPDATE: Damn, Cheney already had the picture removed! Good thing we got the screenshot."

At Wonkette, thanks, 7man.

LOL - "Screw: Screw Loose Change"

Check this, its satire on those assclowns at "Screw Loose Change";

Screw: Screw Loose Change;

9/11 Truth comes to Saturday Night Live.

In this undated SNL sketch, a parody of a corporate-PR commercial reveals that the stocks and bonds industry knew that 9/11 was coming down the pipe... but it's just satire. Right?



"Back in the summer of 2001, I wanted to move some money into defense-related and home security stocks, but your brokers talked me out of it. Is that because you and your friends were buying those stocks and wanted to keep the price down?"

"Exactly. We felt that with the 9/11 terror attacks coming up later in the summer, that sector of the market would probably triple in value... and once again, we were right."

"You knew in advance about 9/11?"



In "The Hidden History of 9-11-2001" Professor of Economics Paul Zarembka makes the case that this is not satire;

Among the many suspicious events surrounding the events of 9/11 are reports of insider trading that preceded the event. This is where editor and contributor Paul Zarembka applies his specific field of expertise as a Professor of economics. In a careful and revealing manner, Zarembka scrutinizes the many reports that vary from concerned to alarmist, and draws a somewhat reserved but serious conclusion.

As opposed to the reassuring footnote in the 9/11 Commission Report that tells us the issue has been entirely investigated and is wholly insignificant, Zarembka tells us that “…indeed, there is evidence of insider trading before 9-11 on American Airlines and United Airlines.” He examines the data that fueled the speculative reports, as well as a contemporary peer-reviewed study to reach his startling conclusion that fully contradicts the 9/11 Commission.

Thanks, Cloak and Swagger.

9/11 Graphic Novel spoof

Well, I knew somebody was going to do it. Here it is, the 9/11 Commission Graphic Novel spoof, they've only done a few panels so far, but maybe with a little encouragement...

9/11 Graphic Novel - The Real Version - Thanks, Joe!

Alexander Cockburn: "Leftgatekeeping for Dummies!"

Have you ever wanted to write a 9/11 hit piece, but you just weren't quite sure HOW? Well, put that lack of confidence in the DUSTBIN, because with this handy list of catch-phrases, YOU TOO can can keep your head firmly tucked up your rectum, and STILL smear people that have VALID 9/11 questions for fun and profit!

"You trip over one fundamental idiocy of the 9/11 conspiracy nuts in the first paragraph of the book by one of their high priests, David Ray Griffin ... One central characteristic of the nuts is that they have a devout, albeit preposterous, belief in American efficiency, and hence many of them start with the racist premise that "Arabs in caves" weren't capable of the mission ... My in-box overflows each day with fresh "proofs" of how the towers were demolished. I meet people who start quietly, asking me what I think about 9/11. What they are actually trying to find out is whether I'm part of the coven ... It's the same pattern with the 9/11 nuts. There are photos of the impact of the "object" that hit the Pentagon ... People inside who survived the collapse didn't hear a series of explosions ... Instead, the conspiracy nuts have combined to produce a ludicrous distraction." - Alex Cockburn, " The 9/11 Conspiracy Nuts" - The Nation, 9/7/206.