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December 05, 2003
News to me

Remember that shopper who got trampled in a DVD rush at Wal-Mart? Looks like the story may be a little more complicated than it looked at first.

Is this interesting or just weird?

Is this a disgraceful abuse of judicial power or just the weirdest corruption, or not, case you've ever seen?

I suppose this is good news. I really can't tell any more.

Looks like the Bush Administration is trying yet another end run around Congress.

Unable to get Congress to endorse its plan to cut air pollution, the Bush administration is crafting a string of regulations that would accomplish the same ends.

Forgive me if I express extreme skepticism about anyone in the Bush Administration really having offered a plan that would effectively cut air pollution overall. I do wish the media would get a grip on itself.

And once again I find myself completely at sea when faced with Conservative abasement before the shrine of Reagan. (Okay, if I were a ruder kind of person, I might say that a dime is about what his so-called "legacy" is worth, but I'm not so I won't and no, I just didn't.)

Wherever Saddam Hussein is today, you know he's gotta be laughing. He fooled everyone, didn't he?

Remember welfare reform?

Manservant explains the nature of Bush's politics. (Shorter version: Follow the money.)

I don't actually know who this guy is, but I enjoy his columns and I love that picture. He looks so much like Spike.

Next: Chinese blogs.

Bengt sent me a link to Sinosplice but I haven't had time to check them all out yet. I've found three worth mentioning so far:

Hemlock's Diary isn't all that well-designed and it can be tough to find the "blog" portion of the site (the current entry is here) but he's reaching for political satire and offers a good view of Chinese politics from that perspective.

Glutter is a good mix of culture and politics and personal journal from someone living in Hong Kong.

Joseph Wang China Blog is political and interesting.

I've glanced at the titles of the other blogs but haven't read any of the others except Prince Roy, described as, "musings of an ex-law school inmate; now a diplomat-in-training". Looks like it could be interesting reading.

A Fistful of Euros (great title) was also recommended as a good source for English-language European blogs. Again, haven't had a chance to check out all of them yet, but I think I might add a few to my own blogroll.

Bonobo Land seems to be a group blog, or maybe Edward Hugh just has some other people contribute from time to time, but you should take a look.

Davos Newbies is a good site and add me to the list of people interested in reading a translation of the Abtahi blog, if it's real.

Posted by AnneZook at 12:51 PM


Comments

Ooh, thanks for the link to Ellis Henican's columns! I'd been meaning to add him to my sidebar's Op-Ed section. I miss reading Newsday (they no longer make a NYC edition), his column was always among my favorites. Yeah, he's looking more and more like Marsters lately, good call.

Posted by: Elayne Riggs at December 6, 2003 08:02 AM

I really need to update my own sidebar. There are a number of blogs and columnists I'd like to add.

Posted by: Anne at December 7, 2003 09:52 PM