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Amazing video: Vintage airplane crash landed today, turned upside down, at Reagan Airport in D.C. — with Wash Post reporter on board filming it. No one hurt, somehow. Click on image to view video:
Full version of the video that "took down" Helen Thomas released…. In aftermath, FireDogLake asks: How has Pat Buchanan managed to survive–even thrive on MSNBC — given his record on race and other subjects? And let’s not forget Robert Novak surviving his outing of a valuable CIA agent …. Actually a decent Dana Milbank column here on Helen Thomas and the press corps or core…. Wash TImes, long a laughingstock, puts this headline on its Helen Thomas editorial: HAG GAGGED.
New contest to re-design BP logo. One winner at below left….MoveOn’s national vigils for action on oil spill seems to be a big hit…. Huff Post: How BP has "destroyed the world," going back to role in Iran…. The Onion: "Massive Flow of Bullshit Continues to Gush from BP Headquarters." It’s toxic and estimated at 20,000 to 70,000 words a day…. Don’t miss video of BP executives discussing poor response to oil spill — as re-enacted by cool kittys: