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July 29, 2003
Good Grief

Well, the Killer Ds seem to be, as the headline says, on the road again. I wonder what DeLay has on the governor of Texas to force him to keep exposing himself as a fanatic in this way? (I wish Colorado government had a few equally principled members. Our redistricting is a fait accompli now.)

And, if you read the article, you'll see that the Republicans are still opening cans o'worms they're not going to want to deal with in the future.

Senate rules require that two-thirds of the chamber support a bill before it can be taken up for debate. Republican Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst has said he would do away with that rule during the second session so that only a majority would be needed to debate a bill.
I'm just saying. You can't throw out any rule that's not convenient for you today. You have to think about tomorrow, too.

Warlords Threaten Afghan Democracy the headline says. Haven't some of us been warning about this for several months now?

We're under the control of lunatics, okay?

And this is one time the Democrats are absolutely, positively, overwhelmingly right. The idea of a publicly traded "terrorism market" is not only grotesque, it's repulsive.

Does it worry you that this plan had to have been approved by the Administration or the Pentagon couldn't have gone public with it?

Does it worry you that a lot of men with big guns and various kinds of missiles haven't outgrown "playing" at war?

Does it worry you that the Pentagon foresees that our involvement (i.e., war) with overseas terrorism is going to be this extensive and this long-term?

Does it worry you that the Pentagon, seemingly unable to figure out where the terrorists are, is relying upon such surreal tactics to figure out what's going on in the world? (And, no doubt, hoping to uncover people domestically who have the inside track on what's going to happen overseas.)

The mind just boggles, doesn't it? Someone assassinates a key figure in the Austrian government and I make money. Someone sets off a pipe bomb in an Egyptian restaurant, fifteen people die, and I make money.

It's...disgusting.

I'm going to go continue the excavation of my desk. If my stomach settles, I may read a few more headlines today.

Posted by AnneZook at 08:29 AM


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