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May 05, 2003
Okay, I lied

I'm blogging. It's like an addiction. Even as I have four documents open (a contract and three addendums), and I'm re-writing all of them, I can't keep myself from opening a browser window and checking the morning headlines at the same time. Maybe I need an intervention?

Disturbing Thoughts

I think this student should have been allowed to pray if she wanted to.

I don't think she was entitled to use a public-address system and inflict her personal beliefs on everyone who was attending a high-school, football game. I, personally, really, really dislike being prayed at, okay?

If the Christian Right wants to pray over their football, let them do it privately or start their own league.

Ouch. If I was GWB and I believed in the Big Guy Upstairs and it turned out he really was sitting there waiting for me after I died, I don't think I'd want to have to explain myself to him. (And, George? A god isn't likely to fall for disinformation campaigns, okay?)

I'd be worried for a number of reasons. Telling lies so you can kill people has to be against some kind of rule in a civilized religion, right?

Of course, not all of the government is willing to admit it was all smoke and mirrors. Those determined to hide the emperor's essential nekkidness have gone as far as to arrest someone for building the Weapons of Mysterious Disappearance.

With the anniversary upon us this past weekend, I wasn't the only one who found that today's social climate was sending their thoughts to Kent State. This glimpse of the government's hysteria, channeled through news reports, is revealing.

We're not the good guys any more. Every day, more and more proof of that comes out.

"The United States took its nuclear waste and threw it at Iraq," says physicist Doug Rokke, who was a member of the U.S. military's command staff on the team sent to clean up depleted uranium following the 1991 Persian Gulf War.
When people demand better disposal arrangements for radioactive waste, I don't think that was what they had in mind, okay?

It's possible, in fact I believe that the post-war boom is gonna be a bust, but even to my partisan eyes, it's a touch early to make the announcement. Can we give it 30 days?

Conservative.... Conservancy.... "The" Conservancy.... I think I'd have suspected this just from the name.

Other Thoughts

In the whodathunkit department, most Democrats are holding firm on filibustering distasteful federal judicial nominees. Senators. Zell Miller of Georgia and Ben Nelson of Nebraska, both Democrats, voted with the Republicans to pass Owen, though. Someone send them a note and tell them the Democratic party is watching.

Is this a good idea or a bad idea? If bad drivers are responsible for most of the costs of trauma centers, why aren't they just billed for the services they use? Why nick them a surcharge to pay for other trauma center patients as well?

Now that the people have mobilized themselves and started protesting what their government is doing, how can the Left harness this energy?

Read this. It will only take a minute.

I'm going back to work now. It's good to have a job. I wish more people did.

Posted by AnneZook at 11:31 AM