Tuesday, November 30, 2004

Interesting Look Backwards

I don't know when this piece was written, exactly, but it appears to have been written before our most recent invasion of Iraq. It is an illuminating view into what happened by looking at what might have been. This guy predicted it all. And he's a regular on Fox News! Yikes!

Apparently there are critical thinkers from Fox News. This guy is proof. Or is he the exception that proves the rule? You decide.


Monday, November 29, 2004

Is This What the World Has Come To?

The hilarity never ends! This one is a hoot! The "Optimists" have closed their doors due to lack of interest...!!
Yahoo! News - Optimists Club Calls It Quits

Friday, November 19, 2004

And Now, A Word About Your Health

As usual Matt Miller brings us the salient priorities in the midst of a forest full of diversions -- your healthcare, OUR healthcare --
Health Care: Can IT Help It?

Republicans Are a Pathetic Group

Read the low-down from Molly Ivins -- I especially like her last paragraph where she says the Repubs rip us off and then tell us to pray. Hyperbole aside (is it?), it is very funny --
WorkingForChange-Republican ethics

Thursday, November 18, 2004

Is He Crying Wolf or Is It For Real This Time?

This is what happens with lost credibility -- you wonder if a guy who has always been the voice of reason and being methodical who has led you astray is telling you the whole truth and nothing but the truth. He's most likely right, but who will listen?
Of course, the Bushies will listen because they want to take down Iran. But what if they didn't? Would they believe it then? Methinks not --
Yahoo! News - Powell Says Iran Is Pursuing Bomb

Interesting Article on Cyber Security

Former NSC adviser Clark speaks out on cyber security, 9/11, and counterterrorism --
Straight talking on terrorism | Newsmakers | CNET News.com

NYTs Dowd Blasts President and his Appointees for Cronyism

She lays it on thick, but it may be warranted --
The New York Times > Opinion > Op-Ed Columnist: A Plague of Toadies

Wednesday, November 17, 2004

Huge Debt Ceiling Increase Is Being Sought

The debt ceiling, necessarily being raised due to perennial deficit spending over the past 4 years, will be 37 percent higher than it was when Bush became president.

Even I cannot spend money that fast!

Bush is not a real Republican, nor is he a real conservative. More likely, he is just another typical politician who can't bear to veto a spending bill, as doing so might make him look like a bad guy.

Wednesday, November 03, 2004

Bush Wins, Thousands Move to Canada, or Ohio

I am terribly disappointed in what looks like a Bush win in the presidential election. But I do take solace in voting for the last 4 losers (including Bush in 2000, where he really did lose, but I voted for him).

My mind wanders (and wonders) to Canada, where those frisky Canadiens never seem to have any scandals or problems. They never, NEVER, engage in wars with anybody. It seems to me to be a more hospitable place.

Does anybody out there have any experience or insight into what it is like to live in Canada? I have been to the western side of Canada, and it is quite beautiful. It reminds one of Seattle or San Francisco. Any truth to this notion?

Monday, November 01, 2004

Florida Continues its Anti-democracy Antics

Check this out. The dufus state is at it again. Apparently there is a new law on the books in this location in Florida, the sunshine state, that allows police to beat you up if you try to photograph or interview people at the polling place.

Oh, and apparently nobody but the police knows about this law. They do, however, neglect to remember another, more enduring law, that says that the police cannot monitor polling places, unless a) they are voting or b) they are called in to stop violence or law-breaking.

Methinks "somebody" called the police and when they saw a pencil-necked photographer doing his job, they quite literally pounced. Isn't this a wonderful state?