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January 31, 2005
Some Stuff

Kids today. Sheesh.

Federal and state officials, meanwhile, have bemoaned a lack of knowledge of U.S. civics and history among young people. Sen. Robert Byrd, D-W.Va., has even pushed through a mandate that schools must teach about the Constitution on Sept. 17, the date it was signed in 1787.

Um, no. Kids should have Government and Civics classes every year of their mandatory 12-year schooling. Not that I doubt Byrd's good intentions, but mandating a once-a-year set-aside to think about government will only teach kids exactly what they learn today...that government and the Constitution aren't that important to their everyday lives.

Whaddya know. Looks like the Guantanamo detainees are human beings and entitled to be treated as such.

Is there going to be hunger in Zimbabwe or is it an evil USofA plot to make the current government look bad?

Remember Darfur? The U.N. says, "it wasn't genocide. Amazingly suprised, aren't we? Plus, where are those moral values?

Do you know what's happening to your health insurance?

Criticize Bush, get an IRS audit?

The Register interviews a comment spammer. (I'm no IT person, but I find the Register to be very interesting reading.

I've had to lock my comments section down very tightly, and I don't use trackbacks at all, and I still fight masses of comment spam. But I agree that the search engine consequences of blogging is becoming a problem.

And even more, I'm astonished by Google's overemphasis on blogs in search engine results. When I go looking for information, I don't mind finding myself at a sensible, well-written blog, but mostly I'd rather find "expert" information on whatever I'm searching, you know?

Posted by AnneZook at 02:00 PM