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January 09, 2004
You should be reading

At Cliopatria, Timothy Burke on analogies

I haven't read the whole Evidence and Implications report on the missing Iraq WMD and I don't know if I will. But I'll pretend I did, because it's the kind of thing we should be reading.

The fuss about those home-grown terrorists continues to grow.

And the Greens need to accept, the same as the Republicans do, that this election is going to be about the economy. With jobs evaporating faster than a mud puddle on an August day, the environment is important, but not urgent to most of us.

(Is Hussein sick or possibly dying?)

(By the way, I'm not commenting on the Bush Administration proposal to start sending people to outer space again, and even establishing a colony on the moon. It's a cheesy ploy to distract some of us from the issues at hand. Why wouldn't they promise it if they thought people would like them for the idea? It's not like they have to spend any money on it. And let's be honest. Unless they find oil on Mars, this Administration isn't putting any serious money into such a project. It's a cheap stunt from an Administration claiming we can't afford healthcare for 80 year-old grandmothers or two month-old babies, or unemployment insurance, or a livable minimum wage, or the cost of funding education, okay? Anyhow, as TomPaine points out, Daddy made the same promise and it went nowhere.)

(Okay, I commented. Sue me.)

Oh, the places I go....

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Posted by AnneZook at 10:35 AM


Yeah, I think Bush is doing his best to emulate that scene from Wizard of Oz -- "pay no attention to that man behind the curtain" If he/they think they can distract voters from the reality that is the travesty he has brought to most people by pulling out the Shiny Things, he/they will do it.

Posted by: Dail at January 9, 2004 11:17 AM

I don't mind him trying it. It's people falling for it that I mind. The more people talking about the stupid idea there are, the fewer people there will be keeping the heat on about the actual problems this country is facing.

Posted by: Anne at January 9, 2004 03:01 PM