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April 18, 2003
Surfing Friday's Headlines

You know what I want to know? I want to know who the slackers are working 1,978 hours a year? Even when you take out vacation days and holidays, I don't know many "white collar" folks who aren't putting in more like 2,200 hours a year. The 9-hour day average is fairly standard for most of us.

Remember what I said about soldiers who have to live with the memories of war?

Compassionate Conservatism seems to have reached the health care research field and with a vengeance. If you want to research AIDS, make sure you don't give the impression you care about homosexuals, drug addicts, or prostitutes. I'm thinking pregnant mothers who were inadvertently infected via blood transfusions are a sure-bet demographic for an AIDS study these days if you're hoping to get NIH money.

And what is going on behind closed doors in the U.N.'s oil-for-food program in Iraq?

The OpinionJournal finally found something intelligent to write about! Josh Marshall figures prominently in today's Taranto column. It's been a long time since I found anything in this publication actually interesting. (Essentially, Taranto is saying that the Administration isn't deceiving us...they've said again and again that there was going to be a long war in the Middle East. I guess that's so when we invade Syria, they can say we were told.)

Here's a link to keep handy. It's a list of the supposed weapons finds in Iraq and what the truth turned out to be. Good ammo for those who, in six months, will remember the headlines about "finds" but not the retractions. (Reading this article, I have the feeling I linked to it once before. A brain is a terrible thing to waste.)

Here's another handy link on a similar subject. Seems that while Rumsfield is even now helping lay the groundwork for finding no Weapons of Much Destruction in Iraq, over on Uggabugga, they took the time to collate a list of the times Bush announced we knew they were there.

I'm beginning to wonder if a movie about the rescue of Private Lynch might not be less interesting than a movie about the argument over who rescued her.

Posted by AnneZook at 09:45 AM


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