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March 23, 2004
National Chip and Dip Day

I may decide to give the diet a rest and stop by the grocery store on the way home.

Might as well. The world may end, you know.

Is a Russian nuclear sub really really in danger of exploding or is it, as the article suggests, some kind of political power play?

And here's an article on our home-grown, right-wing terrorists.

If you're in Norway, things don't necessarily go better with Coke.

Here's a fascinating recap of the history of the Pledge of Allegiance. Somehow I suspect the upcoming Supreme Court case isn't going to end the debate any more than previous rulings have.

I know I haven't said much about Mel Gibson's new movie. I never did understand why everyone was so wound up over what sounded to me like a typical Hollywood blood-and-guts 'blockbuster' project, but it really wasn't on my radar until I read this description of it as " fascist propaganda." Was it really just two hours of watching someone get tortured? How…ghastly. And how typical of Hollywood, don't you think? ("What? No sex? Okay, then they'd better bleed. A lot.")

So…what if you were a woman, sent to Iraq to help build a TV studio? What would you do? Maybe you'd blog.

But there's good news.

Human trials are scheduled to start on anti-HIV gels.

And presumably we're all celebrating that James Lee is free?

I'm going to go think about chip and dip and do a bit of work. I'll be back.

Posted by AnneZook at 09:27 AM


Home Grown Terrorists: In other words, we've uncovered more weapons of mass destruction in Texas than in Iraq? How terribly ironic.

Posted by: Jonathan Dresner at March 23, 2004 01:22 PM

If there's one good thing this abortive 'war on terror' could do for us, it could force us to face this kind of discontent leading to violence in our own backyard. (Oklahoma City, anyone?)

It's an important subject, but one that somehow never seems to hit the national radar with enough force to stick there for a useful length of time. It frustrates me. Sometimes it seems like this country has collective ADD. A complete inability to focus on a problem for long enough to move toward a useful solution. We treat each occurrence of home-grown terrorism as an isolated incident and only those with the luxury of time to do some research are able to trace the connections.

I won't go on and on, but Morris Dees wrote an excellent book for anyone interested in the subject.

Posted by: Anne at March 23, 2004 02:17 PM