Beating around the Bush

David Corn, at thinks President Bush’s ‘supposedly important new Anti-Aids program’ for Africa is an insult to those plagued by the disease, and a slap in the face to Bono: Bush was proposing funding that does not even come close to meeting the actual need. Second, he was taking credit for money already approved by Congress. Finally, he was covering up the fact that his administration had pressed Congress to lower spending for this activity. (thx Kevin)

Kiss On

The Ramones tribute album carrying U2’s cover of “Beat On The Brat” will hit stores September 17th. New additions to the lineup include horror novelist Stephen King for the liner notes and KISS for an as-yet-undetermined track, though project organizer Rob Zombie predicts it’ll either be “Do You Remember Rock & Roll Radio?” or “Rock & Roll High School”…

What a meeting!

Bono was in Paris today, meeting President Chirac – perhaps not that big a wanker after all – to talk about Africa, the developing world and an upcoming summit of industrialised nations? After the meeting, Bono signed autographs in front of the Elys