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October 06, 2003
More of the same

I've never been the world's biggest fan of Buzzflash but today's front page, featuring as it does, stories from the National Enquirer and the U.K.'s Daily Mail, is a new low.

I don't know if I'll buy the book, but these excerpts from Michael Moore's Dude, Where's My Country? make the idea very tempting. (My slushpile stays at 12 books at the moment, since I've been fixated on The Last Best Hope for over a month now. I'm currently halfway through it for the second time.)

Okay, brace yourself. The Water Wars are still on.

"If there is some evidence it's a problem, we'll take a hard look at it," said John Keys, director of the Bureau of Reclamation, only last week. "We've been saying since last year that we're not sure more water would do the fish any good."

He's quite right, of course. The fish are dead now, about 30,000 of them, so water isn't going to do them any good. Problem solved.

And it's a good thing the White House is reorganizing how they do things in Iraq and Afghanistan. Maybe when soldiers are told they can go home, the new group can make sure there's actually transport available for them.

Democracy isn't dead, by the way. It's limping a bit, and sometimes the Bush Administration seems to be trying to kneecap it, but if the DoD loses a First Amendment suit, then you know the core values are still in place.

Posted by AnneZook at 12:13 PM