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Entries from July 2004

War & Progress

July 16th, 2004 · No Comments

“The Latest Bush Doctrine,” an article by Dick Meyer at CBS News today, provides an insightful and non-inciteful view on Bush’s arguments for the war. The article gives Bush credit for a few things. It questions a few others. Ultimately those who support Bush so deeply that they can brook no criticism will not like […]

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Tags: The Bush Regime

Pro-Business? Or Just Mean?

July 15th, 2004 · No Comments

You often hear that the Bush Administration is pro-business. It’s somewhat surprising that more people don’t pay attention to this aspect of things, because that’s what impacts our own lives the most. After all, most Americans are employees, not employers. And the already large gap between the two is exemplified by situations like one local […]

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Tags: Politics-In-General

The Same Game

July 15th, 2004 · 2 Comments

I was trying to remember this morning the last time I heard about a company run by Democrats firing people for political speech with which they disagreed. I’m sure it probably happens. You just don’t hear about it happening nearly daily. The Slim-Fast diet drink company has dumped Whoopi Goldberg from its advertising because its […]

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Tags: Freedom of Speech

Bush v. Reality

July 13th, 2004 · No Comments

How ironic is this? I found that little tidbit by accident while unsuccessfully searching for an online version of a story that appeared on page one of today’s print edition of The Fresno Bee. The title of that story was “Bush Hammers Iraq-Al Qaeda Link.”

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Tags: The War President

Speech in America

July 13th, 2004 · No Comments

“I have always strenuously supported the right of every man to his own opinion, however different that opinion might be to mine. He who denies another this right makes a slave of himself to his present opinion, because he precludes himself the right of changing it.”                                                                         — Thomas Paine, 1783 “Free speech exercised both individually […]

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Tags: Freedom of Speech · The Bush Regime

Cheney? Corrupt? Do Fish Swim?

July 12th, 2004 · 2 Comments

I posted an article last night, noting that I had predicted on August 5, 2004, the possibility that the White House might want to invoke “terrorism” to ensure the United States did not have regular elections — something which, at the time, seemed outrageous in that the United States has never put off a regular […]

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Tags: The Bush Regime

What Election?

July 11th, 2004 · 1 Comment

I’m starting to feel prescient… …but I’m pretty sure this has nothing to do with it.

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Tags: The Decline of America

Where In The World Is Tomaldo?

July 11th, 2004 · No Comments

Reading this article made me feel suddenly nostalgic. I wondered to myself, “Whatever happened to Tom Christiansen?” I suppose I could use Google to find out… …but I don’t really want to know. I just wanted to point you to the article!

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Tags: Miscellany

The Truth About Trial Lawyers

July 11th, 2004 · 4 Comments

Now that John Edwards has emerged as the Democratic Vice Presidential candidate, the Republican attack machine, aided by a lap-dog mainstream media, is on the offensive. The myths and lies they spread do not need to be repeated here. Instead, I will examine some of the truths about trial lawyers, truths that most Republicans and […]

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Tags: Law and Legal Issues

Bush: Whacking Science

July 9th, 2004 · No Comments

Previously, I reported that several scientists had been complaining about Bush’s increasing tendency to rely upon pseudo-science in order to justify overturning environmental protections and advance the interests of large Corporations. Today, CNN announced that four thousand scientists, including 48 Nobel laureates have joined the protest. Among other reasons, scientists serving on advisory panels to […]

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Tags: The Bush Regime