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November 13, 2003
A few more notes

Ouch. Those blogging from "on the ground" in Iraq have a pretty good perspective on how things are going.

Salam doesn't update nearly as often as he used to, which is a shame.

Heh. That "Toit" person has inspired some interesting responses. So far, I like Ampersand's response best.

Under our official "separations," I think we should include a separation between government and people's career choices. This is an important article and it what it says is true, the government may soon be deciding to take control of what can be taught, and how it can be taught, in our universities. (NOTE: Someone pointed out that I messed up the link, so I'm removing it until I find the story I was reading. The gist was that (conservative) people in the government don't approve of giving money to universities to help finance students who want to major in different kinds of Government Studies programs because, apparently, those same (conservative) people think the professors for such classes are all liberal and anti-American. Anyhow. I'll have to retrace my steps to find the link.) (11/17 - So far, no luck finding the link. If this entry disappears later, I'm not hiding anything but my lousy memory.)

I've never been a fan of Jethro Tull's music, but now I'm considering buying an album (or, I guess I should say, "CD" these days, right?) to show my support. "I hate to see the American flag hanging out of every bloody station wagon, out of every SUV, every little Midwestern house in some residential area. It's easy to confuse patriotism with nationalism." Precisely. (Via Cursor.)

Let's talk about school violence. Or, rather, lying about it to make your city look good. Why am I not surprised to see "Houston, Texas" attached to this story?

Via Chris at Interesting Times, Cheney's got an open mind when it comes to civil unions for gays. That's going to annoy some of his voter base.

I haven't seen anything new today on Molly Holt's death, but I'm keeping my eyes open. What I want to know is why a parent would not only chain a child to a bed but find themselves unable to remember (or whatever the excuse was) where they put the key to the padlock when the house caught on fire? In this day and age, how can anyone be psycho enough to treat (reportedly) mental illness by chaining someone up? Forget the murder charges, the parents have to be mentally ill, themselves.

Posted by AnneZook at 11:01 AM


Hi. Nice blog.

In an old entry you said:

"As I've said before, it's a source of frustration to me that I can't find many English-language blogs from around the world. I'm very interested in the opinions of "regular people" from outside the USofA."

Let me humbly suggest our blogroll as a starting point.

Posted by: David Weman at November 16, 2003 11:52 AM