the show: 07-21-06
Good morning, Sports Racers, it's Friday once again, but this time we're gonna call it July 21st.
YouTube, the popular video-sharing site recently updated its terms and conditions. It now reads "...you hereby grant YouTube a worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free, sublicensable and transferable license to use, reproduce, distribute, prepare derivative works of, display, and perform the User Submissions in connection with the YouTube website and YouTube's (and its successor's) business... in any media formats and through any media channels."
That means they get to make money off of your ass however the fuck they want!
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But, who reads terms and conditions anyways?
(By watching this show, Ze Frank and it's parent company zefrank.com to have non-exclusive rights to your underwear).
President Bush vetoed the controversial stem cell bill this week and, according to Tony Snow, did not let photographers into the room because he "did not feel it was appropriate."
This, amid rumors by me, that, since this was the first bill that he ever vetoed, he just didn't know what the hell he was doing.
What do I do, just not sign it? Is it like voiding a check?
(writing): I...decide...no... (shakes his head).
(writing): I veto thee.
(writing): Pr...(laughs nervously). Do you have another copy? I misspelled president.
Can't I just approve it and then put a signing statement that I won't give you money?
(on the phone): Hi-hi, Alberto? Quick legal question: How much barbeque sauce would you have to spill on a document for it not to be legal?... Aw, crap.
Wired News reports that a federal judge refused to dismiss a lawsuit filed by the Electronic Frontier Foundation against AT&T for its alleged complicity in the warrentless federal wiretapping program.
The Bush Administration had sought to invoke the rarely used but highly effective States Secrets privilege to terminate the lawsuit. The administration had argued that allowing the case to proceed would cause critical harm to US national security. US District Court Chief Judge Vaughn Walker disagreed saying "Dismissing the case on the outset would sacrifice liberty for no apparent enhancement of security."
In its attempt to expand executive power, the Bush administration has made it standard practice to push up against the boundaries of our legal tradition. After 6 years, they're starting to push back.
The conflict in the Middle East continues to be a steaming pile of, to quote the President, "shit."
UN Secretary General Kofi Annan, seen here showing off his head as a vertical mouse pad, called for immediate cease fire, citing heavy civilian casualties in the emergence of a humanitarian crisis.
Condoleezza Rice, seen here misjudging the distance to her coffee cup, announced that she has plans to visit the region this Sunday.
Responding to concerns that Secretary Rice's week-long delay in announcing her plans sent the message that the US currently condones Israel's course of action, Tony Snow said "She's not gonna go with an empty satchel."
A satchel, you say... I would like to know more about this satchel.
Although the current US diplomatic effort does not involve engaging one side of the conflict in conversation, there is hope that Condoleezza's magic satchel will fill itself. The contents of Condoleezza's magic satchel will hopefully be used to decide whether enough's enough in Israel's current campaign to defend its borders.
(Enveloped in spooky darkness): This is Ze Frank, thinking so you don't have to. Have a great weekend.