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Entries from November 2004

That’ll Teach ‘Em

November 30th, 2004 · 3 Comments

There are times when I think I couldn’t possibly be amazed anymore. And then I find something like this: The lead rounds followed an arcing trajectory that brought them to the ground four miles away. Eight bullets punched through the roof of the school and at least one lodged in a child’s desk. AP, Accidental […]

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Tags: The War President

In Other Words…

November 30th, 2004 · No Comments

Hmmm… But neither Rove nor Bush has many Democratic friends, and in Washington, anyone who accumulates unelected power — especially someone with a reputation for using harsh tactics — is an inviting target. None of which seemed to bother [Rove] one bit. “You know what Harry Truman said: ‘If you want a friend in Washington, […]

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Tags: The Bush Regime

Groping for WMDs

November 29th, 2004 · 1 Comment

As a follow up to my article of this morning which mentioned the erosion of freedoms for the sake of safety. The Game and How We Played It has a story about how the Transportation Security Agency subjected some Thanksgiving travelers to grope sessions to ensure that they weren’t carrying any weapons of mass destructions […]

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Tags: The Bush Regime


November 29th, 2004 · No Comments

So there I was, reading Ramblings of a Third Grade Mind and enjoying a laugh over Big Bird, when suddenly a comment posted there by Aola brought back a never-really-forgotten memory of my own “Sesame Street Days.” Susan Bonar was a serious crush for me in grade school. I’m sure she’s not related to whomever […]

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Tags: Personal Life

Resistance is Futile: Your Information Will Be Accumulated

November 29th, 2004 · 3 Comments

Awhile back, I wrote an article called “Nothing to Hide” after a comment made by a particularly unthinking neo-conservative — an otherwise likeable guy, making his comment all the more disturbing — suggested that if you have nothing to hide, you should not be against governmental intrusion into your privacy. And, yes, that was virtually […]

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Tags: Privacy

The Future of America?

November 27th, 2004 · 2 Comments

Makes you wonder about the possibility of a future civil war… From the British newspaper, Guardian Unlimited, comes this story of Bush and Rove at the dedication of the Clinton library. Two quotes from the story really tell it all. Do they set the stage for America’s future? “You’re not such a scary guy,” joked […]

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Tags: The Bush Regime

Satire, Reality & a Return to the Dark Ages

November 26th, 2004 · 2 Comments

One reason I usually write about ideas instead of events is that it’s becoming increasingly difficult to know when a report of an event is real and when it’s a hoax. Some real events are so outrageous that you virtually have to see them yourself to believe them. And some hoaxes these days are difficult […]

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Tags: Social Issues

Yes, But Who’s The Cockroach?

November 25th, 2004 · 3 Comments

Sheesh…I’m not even sure what category to log this one under.

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Tags: Corporations


November 24th, 2004 · 2 Comments

I don’t want to be posting something every five minutes today. Unfortunately, there’s so much happening right now that I’m glued to my monitor, reading and writing. I found a new blog today that I’ll definitely make part of my daily read: The Gadflyer. (And thank you, Chepooka, for pointing me there.) You might enjoy […]

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Tags: Blogs & Blogging

When Did We Become Afghanistan?

November 24th, 2004 · 2 Comments

Over at Approximately Perfect, Justin asks, “When did we become Afghanistan?” Rod answers that it was “Oh, about 1620 or so.” Because of limitations on blogs like Approximately Perfect — maybe that’s why it’s only Approximately Perfect — I was unable to post my full response there. After congratulating Rod on his quip, I pointed […]

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Tags: Politics-In-General